Play it Loud! How to the “most” out of your SNES

I recently started collecting old Nintendo Power magazines (because I can’t help myself). I originally had a subscription from mid 2000 til the end. I got to enjoy some good years, but I feel like the REALLY good years were everything prior to me getting the magazines. Anyways, after thumbing through Vol 68 (January 1995) […]

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BSNES v108 Update

Byuu has just released an update to the BSNES emulator.  Which is an emulator based off the Super Nintendo/Super Famicom, and is a subset of the higan emulator project.  Version 108 now includes the following improvements and features: 100% (known) bug-free compatibility with the entire officially licensed SNES library true Super Game Boy emulation (utilizing […]

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SolSeraph is a Modern Actraiser inspired Game that Literally Came out of Nowhere

Full disclosure: I am a HUGE fan of the original Actraiser for the SNES and have always wished for it to receive a true successor.  From the amazing soundtrack by Yuzo Koshiro to the mixed genre gameplay, there has never been anything that really resembled or played like the original Actraiser.  The game is a […]

Super Nintendo Cartridge Insert and Dust Cover

For ages, region specific imports have been in existence; however, I’ve never bothered with obtaining them because of the language barrier. Thanks to the super stacker that’s no longer an issue. Problem solved, right? Nope, this brings up another issue — dealing with the cartridge slot. The cartridge slot for the Super Famicom and the Super […]

Vanessa (Vanessaira)

Documentary on XBAND

YouTuber Wrestling With Gaming just released a documentary (The Story of XBAND) showcasing the history, legacy, and future projects regarding the online gaming known as XBAND.  XBAND was a device and service well ahead of its time allowing 16-bit consoles of the Sega Genesis/Mega Drive and Super Nintendo/Famicom, to connect up to other users around […]

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Enhanced “High Definition” Graphics Mode 7 Super Nintendo Emulation

A user on the emulation sub reddit by the name of DerKoun has released an enhancement for the Super Nintendo emulator BSNES.  Users of the emulator version 107.3 (as of this articles write up) are now able to download a Windows binary which will in essence increase the Mode 7 resolutions by up to 4 […]

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SD2SNES Firmware v1.10.0 – S-DD1 for all & SA1+MSU1 for Pro

Ikari just released the latest SD2SNES firmware v1.10.0, adding support for the new Pro model (AKA MK.III) as well as S-DD1 support for both the original SD2SNES & Pro. The new firmware also allows SA-1 special chip games to be MSU-1 patched for the Pro. SA1+MSU1 were too large to fit the Spartan III FPGA […]

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SNESLab: Unified SNES ROM Hacking Community

Vitor Vilela–the Brazilian Super Nintendo SA-1 expert, long-time romhacker, and former SMWCentral Moderator–has started a new community dedicated to SNES ROM hacking called SNESLab. SNESLab.net will be a fully-featured site and forums, and SNESLab’s Discord is now open to the public at https://discordapp.com/invite/bGEV6PB The purpose of this place is joining together people that are have […]

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SD2SNES PRO: More Details From Ikari

Questions poured in after my interview with Ikari about the SD2SNES Pro (AKA SD2SNES MK.III), and he was kind enough to answer them all. He also shared new photos of his SD2SNES Pro prototype units. Below is a transcript of our conversation. SmokeMonster: Thanks again for joining me for the video. Could I ask a […]

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SD2SNES Gets S-DD1 Special Chip Support

Magno has been working on an open-source S-DD1 special chip FPGA core for SD2SNES for over a year, completing roughly 95% of the code, and Redguy made it playable. His latest commits on Github successfully add support for SDD-1 games in SD2SNES. It hasn’t been officially released yet, but a pre-compiled build was shared (link […]