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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.

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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.\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.
23rd Jul '16 10:43:04 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 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. 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.
23rd Jul '16 10:40:41 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 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 homebrewers and emulator programmers to figure out how it worked and start making their emulator support it as well as write homebrews 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. Information obtained from the teardown is currently being scrutinized by various parties. The owners of the prototype had also brought the console to 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 homebrewers and emulator programmers to figure out how it worked and start making their emulator support it emulate it, as well as for homebrewers to write homebrews software for it.
23rd Jul '16 10:38:39 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. It should also be noted that the prototype's optical disk reader does not work, due to several bugs in the firmware.

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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. It should The owners of the prototype had also be noted that brought the prototype's optical disk reader does not work, due console to several bugs in Ben Heck, who completely fixed it up (including, yes, making the firmware.
CD-ROM drive work), and documented the repair on WebVideo/TheBenHeckShow no less. Now all we need is for homebrewers and emulator programmers to figure out how it worked and start making their emulator support it as well as write homebrews for it.
24th Apr '16 6:38:32 PM RAMChYLD
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24th Apr '16 6:35:07 PM RAMChYLD
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Everything quickly fell apart when Hiroshi Yamauchi, the then-president of Nintendo realized the contract's wording let Sony have full ownership and profits over the console's games. The company terminated the contract and forged a partnership with Philips while Sony rebuilt the project from scratch, dropping the cartridge slot and creating the CD-ROM-only UsefulNotes/{{PlayStation}} (now one word)...[[Main/EnemyMine but not before turning to]] {{Creator/Sega}} [[Main/EnemyMine first]].

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Everything quickly fell apart when Hiroshi Yamauchi, the then-president of Nintendo realized the contract's wording let Sony have full ownership and profits over the console's games.games, which Mr. Yamauchi felt was an insult to Nintendo. The company terminated the contract and forged a partnership with Philips while Sony rebuilt the project from scratch, dropping the cartridge slot and creating the CD-ROM-only UsefulNotes/{{PlayStation}} (now one word)...[[Main/EnemyMine but not before turning to]] {{Creator/Sega}} [[Main/EnemyMine first]].
21st Mar '16 9:41:08 PM luisedgarf
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