History UsefulNotes / SNESCDROM

28th Nov '16 11:46:14 PM RAMChYLD
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Back in 1988, Nintendo inked a deal with Sony to produce a disc-based console tentatively titled the "[[HilariousInHindsight Play Station]]" (two words). Sony and Philips jointly created the CD-ROM format, which boasted greater capabilities and (at the time) better anti-piracy measures than floppies or cartridges. (Sony also designed the [=SPC700=] sound chip which is found in the UsefulNotes/{{SNES}}.)

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Back in 1988, Nintendo Creator/{{Nintendo}} inked a deal with Sony Creator/{{Sony}} to produce a disc-based console tentatively titled the "[[HilariousInHindsight Play Station]]" (two words). Sony and Philips jointly created the CD-ROM format, which boasted greater capabilities and (at the time) better anti-piracy measures than floppies or cartridges. (Sony also designed the [=SPC700=] sound chip which is found in the UsefulNotes/{{SNES}}.)
28th Nov '16 11:45:15 PM RAMChYLD
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A BIOS ROM from another SNES CD-ROM prototype was leaked recently, giving the people a good idea how the SNES CD-ROM could have worked in action. Just days after said leak, and thanks to information gleaned from the prototype, most emulators have implemented SNES CD-ROM emulation and a slew of homebrews have been made. In the meantime, repair of the real deal is ongoing, with Ben hoping to get the console to boot a homebrew game for real eventually.

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A BIOS ROM from another SNES CD-ROM prototype was leaked recently, giving the people a good idea how the SNES CD-ROM could have worked in action. Just days after said leak, and thanks to information gleaned from the prototype, most emulators have implemented SNES CD-ROM emulation and a slew of homebrews have been made. In the meantime, repair of the real deal is ongoing, ongoing (when Ben started with the console, there isn't sound at all. The latest fix saw Ben getting the CD-ROM drive working again), with Ben hoping to get the console to boot a homebrew game off a CD for real eventually.
28th Nov '16 11:44:22 PM RAMChYLD
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A true SNES CD-ROM prototype unit (as shown on the page image, possibly the last of its type, as both Nintendo and Sony ordered the prototypes, numbering 200, destroyed) has been discovered as of late, and the owner has given several interested parties the right to do a teardown and reassembly before selling the prototype off, although they appear to have changed their minds about selling it. Information obtained from the teardown has been scrutinized by various parties. The owners of the prototype had also brought the console to renowned console modder Ben Heck, who is working to fix it up (including, yes, making the CD-ROM drive work), and documented the repair on WebVideo/TheBenHeckShow no less.

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A true SNES CD-ROM prototype unit (as shown on the page image, possibly the last of its type, as both Nintendo and Sony ordered the prototypes, numbering 200, destroyed) has been discovered as of late, and the owner has given several interested parties the right to do a teardown and reassembly before selling the prototype off, although they appear to have changed their minds about selling it. Information obtained from the teardown has been scrutinized by various parties. The owners of the prototype had also brought the console to renowned console modder Ben Heck, who is working to fix it up (including, yes, making the CD-ROM drive work), and documented is documenting the repair on WebVideo/TheBenHeckShow no less.
28th Nov '16 11:43:51 PM RAMChYLD
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A BIOS ROM from another SNES CD-ROM prototype was leaked recently, giving the people a good idea how the SNES CD-ROM could have worked in action. Just days after said leak, and thanks to information gleaned from the prototype, most emulators have implemented SNES CD-ROM emulation and a slew of homebrews have been made. Sadly however, The Ben Heck Show was filmed weeks in advance, meaning that Ben's repair of the device was long over by the time the first homebrew hit the internet. A shame really, as it would be really cool to see the prototype boot a homebrew disc right after Ben fixed it.

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A BIOS ROM from another SNES CD-ROM prototype was leaked recently, giving the people a good idea how the SNES CD-ROM could have worked in action. Just days after said leak, and thanks to information gleaned from the prototype, most emulators have implemented SNES CD-ROM emulation and a slew of homebrews have been made. Sadly however, The Ben Heck Show was filmed weeks in advance, meaning that Ben's In the meantime, repair of the device was long over by real deal is ongoing, with Ben hoping to get the time the first homebrew hit the internet. A shame really, as it would be really cool console to see the prototype boot a homebrew disc right after Ben fixed it.game for real eventually.
28th Nov '16 11:42:40 PM RAMChYLD
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A true SNES CD-ROM prototype unit (as shown on the page image, possibly the last of its type, as both Nintendo and Sony ordered the prototypes, numbering 200, destroyed) has been discovered as of late, and the owner has given several interested parties the right to do a teardown and reassembly before selling the prototype off, although they appear to have changed their minds about selling it. Information obtained from the teardown has been scrutinized by various parties. The owners of the prototype had also brought the console to renowned console modder Ben Heck, who completely fixed it up (including, yes, making the CD-ROM drive work), and documented the repair on WebVideo/TheBenHeckShow no less.

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A true SNES CD-ROM prototype unit (as shown on the page image, possibly the last of its type, as both Nintendo and Sony ordered the prototypes, numbering 200, destroyed) has been discovered as of late, and the owner has given several interested parties the right to do a teardown and reassembly before selling the prototype off, although they appear to have changed their minds about selling it. Information obtained from the teardown has been scrutinized by various parties. The owners of the prototype had also brought the console to renowned console modder Ben Heck, who completely fixed is working to fix it up (including, yes, making the CD-ROM drive work), and documented the repair on WebVideo/TheBenHeckShow no less.
15th Nov '16 3:58:16 PM TheBuddy26
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Nintendo's next system, the UsefulNotes/{{Nintendo 64}}, was the only cartridge-based system of its era. Nintendo's decision to stick with cartridges when other systems had moved on to a CD-based format '''was''' boneheaded, but this isn't the place to discuss that. Nintendo's systems after the N64 use discs, but the UsefulNotes/NintendoGameCube's discs were half-size (80mm) and weren't quite mini-DVD, while the UsefulNotes/{{Wii}} discs aren't quite DVD either and the WiiU is said to use a proprietary format which isn't Blu-Ray.

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Nintendo's next system, the UsefulNotes/{{Nintendo 64}}, was the only cartridge-based system of its era. Nintendo's decision to stick with cartridges when other systems had moved on to a CD-based format '''was''' boneheaded, but this isn't the place to discuss that. Nintendo's systems after the N64 use discs, but the UsefulNotes/NintendoGameCube's discs were half-size (80mm) and weren't quite mini-DVD, while the UsefulNotes/{{Wii}} discs aren't quite DVD either and the WiiU is said to use a proprietary format which isn't Blu-Ray.
Blu-Ray. It took them ''20+ years'' to return to cartridges with their UsefulNotes/NintendoSwitch!
24th Jul '16 10:51:36 PM RAMChYLD
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A BIOS ROM from another SNES CD-ROM prototype was leaked recently, giving the people a good idea how the SNES CD-ROM could have worked in action. Just days after said leak, and thanks to information gleaned from the prototype, most emulators have implemented SNESCDROM emulation and a slew of homebrews have been made. Sadly however, The Ben Heck Show was filmed weeks in advance, meaning that Ben's repair of the device was long over by the time the first homebrew hit the internet. A shame really, as it would be really cool to see the prototype boot a homebrew disc right after Ben fixed it.

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A BIOS ROM from another SNES CD-ROM prototype was leaked recently, giving the people a good idea how the SNES CD-ROM could have worked in action. Just days after said leak, and thanks to information gleaned from the prototype, most emulators have implemented SNESCDROM SNES CD-ROM emulation and a slew of homebrews have been made. Sadly however, The Ben Heck Show was filmed weeks in advance, meaning that Ben's repair of the device was long over by the time the first homebrew hit the internet. A shame really, as it would be really cool to see the prototype boot a homebrew disc right after Ben fixed it.
24th Jul '16 10:51:08 PM RAMChYLD
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A true SNES CD-ROM prototype unit (as shown on the page image, possibly the last of its type, as both Nintendo and Sony ordered the prototypes, numbering 200, destroyed) has been discovered as of late, and the owner has given several interested parties the right to do a teardown and reassembly before selling the prototype off, although they appear to have changed their minds about selling it. Information obtained from the teardown is currently being scrutinized by various parties. The owners of the prototype had also brought the console to renowned console modder Ben Heck, who completely fixed it up (including, yes, making the CD-ROM drive work), and documented the repair on WebVideo/TheBenHeckShow no less.

A BIOS ROM from another SNES CD-ROM prototype was leaked recently, giving the people a good idea how the SNES CD-ROM could have worked in action. Just days after said leak, most emulators have implemented SNESCDROM emulation and a slew of homebrews have been made. Sadly however, The Ben Heck Show was filmed weeks in advance, meaning that Ben's repair of the device was long over by the time the first homebrew hit the internet. A shame really, as it would be really cool to see the prototype boot a homebrew disc right after Ben fixed it.

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A true SNES CD-ROM prototype unit (as shown on the page image, possibly the last of its type, as both Nintendo and Sony ordered the prototypes, numbering 200, destroyed) has been discovered as of late, and the owner has given several interested parties the right to do a teardown and reassembly before selling the prototype off, although they appear to have changed their minds about selling it. Information obtained from the teardown is currently being has been scrutinized by various parties. The owners of the prototype had also brought the console to renowned console modder Ben Heck, who completely fixed it up (including, yes, making the CD-ROM drive work), and documented the repair on WebVideo/TheBenHeckShow no less.

A BIOS ROM from another SNES CD-ROM prototype was leaked recently, giving the people a good idea how the SNES CD-ROM could have worked in action. Just days after said leak, and thanks to information gleaned from the prototype, most emulators have implemented SNESCDROM emulation and a slew of homebrews have been made. Sadly however, The Ben Heck Show was filmed weeks in advance, meaning that Ben's repair of the device was long over by the time the first homebrew hit the internet. A shame really, as it would be really cool to see the prototype boot a homebrew disc right after Ben fixed it.
24th Jul '16 10:35:29 PM RAMChYLD
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A true SNES CD-ROM prototype unit (as shown on the page image, possibly the last of its type, as both Nintendo and Sony ordered the prototypes, numbering 200, destroyed) has been discovered as of late, and the owner has given several interested parties the right to do a teardown and reassembly before selling the prototype off, although they appear to have changed their minds about selling it. Information obtained from the teardown is currently being scrutinized by various parties. The owners of the prototype had also brought the console to renowned console modder Ben Heck, who completely fixed it up (including, yes, making the CD-ROM drive work), and documented the repair on WebVideo/TheBenHeckShow no less. Now all we need is for emulator programmers to figure out how it worked and start making their emulator emulate it, as well as for homebrewers to write software for it.

A BIOS ROM from another SNES CD-ROM prototype was leaked recently, giving the people a good idea how the SNES CD-ROM could have worked in action.

to:

A true SNES CD-ROM prototype unit (as shown on the page image, possibly the last of its type, as both Nintendo and Sony ordered the prototypes, numbering 200, destroyed) has been discovered as of late, and the owner has given several interested parties the right to do a teardown and reassembly before selling the prototype off, although they appear to have changed their minds about selling it. Information obtained from the teardown is currently being scrutinized by various parties. The owners of the prototype had also brought the console to renowned console modder Ben Heck, who completely fixed it up (including, yes, making the CD-ROM drive work), and documented the repair on WebVideo/TheBenHeckShow no less. Now all we need is for emulator programmers to figure out how it worked and start making their emulator emulate it, as well as for homebrewers to write software for it.\n\n

A BIOS ROM from another SNES CD-ROM prototype was leaked recently, giving the people a good idea how the SNES CD-ROM could have worked in action. Just days after said leak, most emulators have implemented SNESCDROM emulation and a slew of homebrews have been made. Sadly however, The Ben Heck Show was filmed weeks in advance, meaning that Ben's repair of the device was long over by the time the first homebrew hit the internet. A shame really, as it would be really cool to see the prototype boot a homebrew disc right after Ben fixed it.
23rd Jul '16 10:44:41 AM RAMChYLD
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A true SNES CD-ROM prototype unit (as shown on the page image, possibly the last of its type, as both Nintendo and Sony ordered the prototypes, numbering 200, destroyed) has been discovered as of late, and the owner has given several interested parties the right to do a teardown and reassembly before selling the prototype off. Information obtained from the teardown is currently being scrutinized by various parties. The owners of the prototype had also brought the console to renowned console modder Ben Heck, who completely fixed it up (including, yes, making the CD-ROM drive work), and documented the repair on WebVideo/TheBenHeckShow no less. Now all we need is for emulator programmers to figure out how it worked and start making their emulator emulate it, as well as for homebrewers to write software for it.

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A true SNES CD-ROM prototype unit (as shown on the page image, possibly the last of its type, as both Nintendo and Sony ordered the prototypes, numbering 200, destroyed) has been discovered as of late, and the owner has given several interested parties the right to do a teardown and reassembly before selling the prototype off.off, although they appear to have changed their minds about selling it. Information obtained from the teardown is currently being scrutinized by various parties. The owners of the prototype had also brought the console to renowned console modder Ben Heck, who completely fixed it up (including, yes, making the CD-ROM drive work), and documented the repair on WebVideo/TheBenHeckShow no less. Now all we need is for emulator programmers to figure out how it worked and start making their emulator emulate it, as well as for homebrewers to write software for it.
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