#snes on irc.freenode.netIndex
2015 marks the 14th year since I originally created this site (which began on January 6th, 2001), and 10 years since the current version of this site was created. As many fans of this site may have noticed, 2014 was a pretty lean year in terms of updates. There are various reasons for this, but probably the most dominant was the fact that I moved between four continents, which really drained my desire to do updates. In an effort to try and improve the quality of my life, I hope to make this site a bigger priority this year.0 comments | Write Comment
Since 2005, I have added over 1000 entries to this site, many of which are mostly empty, or redundant with subsequent design choices. I know there is a big need to go through everything and reorganize. I think it would be very beneficial for me to go through and see what is on this site, make notes on changes that are needed, and do them. This is likely a huge amount of work, and may take a while for me to do. However, I think that I need to do this before making any new updates, just to take stock of what is here, and see if any improvements to the backend can be made. Some of the things I am thinking of doing might break existing links to images, but the pages themselves should still be the same (so only those hotlinking to my images would be affected, not that I encourage hotlinking). I probably will reorganize the navigation bar as well. I am thinking of something along these lines:
Over the years, some people have said that the site design is kind of primitive. However, I am all about content over display, I don't really think that a site redesign is going to happen.
Prior to finalizing the internal markup I use for articles, I still was making plain HTML pages, like this one. As part of the cleanup, all of these kind of pages will be updated to my internal markup.
One of the things that I hope to accomplish after doing this housekeeping project is to add all of the scans that byuu did. Right now, I have only added about 50 games worth of scans from that collection. After the housekeeping, I expect to be able to write a script that will automatically add all the scans, so that I do not have to search through hundreds of folders. Of course, editing all of the scans will be a massive project in its own right. In the process of housekeeping, any old scans that are clearly inferior in quality to byuu's will be removed. Obviously, adding more scans will happen after the cleanup.
How long will this take? No idea, but hopefully I will be motivated enough to get it done this year!
Any suggestions on improvements would be welcome now. Due to some problems with spamming, I have disabled registrations to this forum, so either get a hold of me on Twitter, contact me on another message forum I frequent, like Vbender.com, or email me to ask to register.
I've decided to go back updating the site, just doing general page updates (i.e. prototypes, scans, general info). Most of it is pretty unremarkable, so I won't make a new post each time I do an update. I suggest following my Twitter feed, where I will post each update.2 comments | Write Comment
Smash It - Homebrew demo by elix
Since making videos has proven to be easier than doing other kinds of updates at the moment, I present a video showing my SNES collection.1 comment | Write Comment
I'm putting my prototypes into storage, so I made a video discussing them.0 comments | Write Comment
Alas, this forum software does not allow Youtube videos to be embedded directly, so please click on the link.
Here is a small update on unreleased games. I went through the May 1992 issue of Gamepro, and added four pages:2 comments | Write Comment
- Big Run
- Guerilla Warfare
- Rap Attack
- Earl Weaver Baseball
- Might & Magic II
I also updated the links page, if anyone bothers to go to such pages anymore.
I scanned through the March and April 1992 issues of Gamepro for information on unreleased games, and updated the following pages:1 comment | Write Comment
- The Lost Mission
- Toxic Crusaders
- Final Fantasy V
- Bulls vs. Lakers
- Golden Empire
- The Great Battle
- Metal Masters
- Railroad Tycoon
- Might & Magic II
- Swamp Thing
- The Flash
- Romancing SaGa
- Baseball Stars II
- Robo Mech
- Super Double Dribble
- Ultima V
- Maniac Mansion II
- Casino Kid II
Although I was made aware of this prototype in the past, the release of the unreleased North American localization of Metal Jack: Armored Police flew under the radar for me. The gameplay is pretty much the same as the Japanese version, but the setting was changed from Tokyo to Los Angeles. I tried to find as much media coverage as I could on the game. I would love it if someone were able to find a higher resolution version of the box art, which I assume does exist. Thanks to nooglide for releasing the ROM image of the game, and ruiner9 for information of the release.
Click here for article.
I decided to do some work on unreleased games today, looking through some issues of Gamepro. I added two pages, and updated another.0 comments | Write Comment
Armor of Thunder - new entry
Lakers versus Celtics and the NBA Playoffs - new entry
Might & Magic II: Gate To Another World - updated info for the unreleased North American version, plus added additional information on the PAL release and the completely different Japanese version. Also added information on a known prototype cart.
Well, people have been asking for this, and now I deliver: the Homebrew section. Although the SNES homebrew scene is quite limited at present, there are actually a lot of demos out there originating from when the SNES was in its prime. I have decided to start from the beginning in my documentation, and I hope this proves to be a useful archive. The first few pages I have added cover the first SNES homebrew demos, dating from September and October 1992. Expect the language of these BBS scene releases to be crude.3 comments | Write Comment
Of course, if there are any new homebrew demos, let me know and I will cover them. For instance, the nu demo.
0 comments | Write Comment
I promised on Twitter that I would try to do two articles this weekend. Well, promise fulfilled! Today, I present a prototype of Contra III. The title screen shows the early title of the game "Contra IV", but is otherwise pretty much intermediate between the US and Japanese release.