Vanessa (Vanessaira)

Super MIDI Pak Coming to SFC/SNES

A new MIDI synth interface called the Super MIDI Pak is available for pre order on their website SuperMIDIpak.com.  This custom cart turns your Super Famicom/Nintendo into a polyphonic MIDI synthesizer, and gives users direct access to the consoles sound chip.   This can be accomplished by either connecting via MIDI cables to a keyboard, etc […]

SmokeMonster

SD2SNES Gets Super Game Boy Support

Update: More details in my new article. An anonymous coder dropped off a modified SD2SNES firmware in a few places today which adds a Super Game Boy core to the SD2SNES. The Super Game Boy was a cartridge that allowed you to play Game Boy games on a Super Nintendo. It contained an entire Game […]

SNS-102 Controller Tear Down

I acquired a SNS-102 controller and wanted to do a teardown to see if there was anything special about this SNES controller vs the original SNS-005 controller. I only recently found out this controller existed after watching MLiG’s First Party Controllers video. Naturally when Try said there was something “different” about the controller I had to […]

SmokeMonster

Nintendo Power Cartridge Manual Scanning Project Complete

Last year, I reported on an effort by Gc8tech to scan the rare Nintendo Power Cartridge Service Manual in high resolution. The Nintendo Power service (not the magazine of the same namesake) was a kiosk based flash cartridge that Nintendo offered in Japan, where users could buy an SF-Cassette that could be reflashed with Super […]

SmokeMonster

New Super Mario Land for Super Nintendo Released

New Super Mario Land is a new homebrew release that re-imagines Super Mario Land, the iconic Game Boy title, on the Super Nintendo. It was developed in secret by a mystery coder and 30 custom cartridges of it were sent out to select people to celebrate the Game Boy’s 30th Anniversary. ChronoMoogle posted pictures and […]

Vanessa (Vanessaira)

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 […]

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 […]

Vanessa (Vanessaira)

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 […]

Vanessa (Vanessaira)

New SD2SNES Pro Options from StoneAgeGamer

Website StoneAgeGamer (SAG) is now providing their different options for ordering custom ROM carts of the new SD2SNES Pro.  This will open up later today on 5th April 2019 at 12:00 (Noon) EST (Eastern Standard Time).  There are many options to choose from ranging with two base models with several tiers of color and edition […]