can ya really justify shelling out an extra $60 just to get to the rom ur playin bout 2 or 3 min earlier? i put that extra cash towards a genesis everdrive instead.
Bloody nuisance if you ask me, each to their own though.Even before it did it wasn't an issue.
It can auto save (in that you don't have to select the file to load or save if the name matches) but you still must hold reset or power off and on to get it to write the save to the card. I don't think SRAM is battery backed so you must get it to write to the card before powering off. EverDrive would be in the same boat if it weren't for it using FRAM which needs no battery.
I do agree the bigger issue is having to create a save file since the PowerPAK can't or won't create files. However unless you want to dump every SNES game on your card and be a mega pirate, it shouldn't be a big deal to make save files for the games you ACTUALLY WILL PLAY.
Spoonman, you're right about the difference in price between the EverDrive DSP1+Shell and the PowerPAK. The price difference is something like within $10. The price benefit is much more significant with the bare SNES EverDrive vs the PowerPAK.
Speaking of enhancement chip games, and this has probably already been discussed, but can you use one of those bypass adapters to play FX/CPS/Seta/etc.. roms using the appropriate DSP/FX cartridge in the slot? For instance could you play StarFox 2 using a Stunt Race FX cartridge in the slot? I own a real StarFox 2 cartridge anyway, but it would be handy for those who don't.
need to remove resistor if DSP is installed
Retrousb is also selling SNES repros now too.
But still no signs of him selling the cases but I imagine if bunnyboy made boards to sell for the snes then he would sell the cases too. Has any one tried contacting bunnyboy/retrousb about selling the cases?
I doubt he wants to give support to a competitors products by offering the main missing piece (a shell). I wouldn't be surprised if he stopped selling NES cases if Igor does make a NES EverDrive board.
The only reason to buy a shell from Retro-USB is the color, no? Otherwise, just use an original SNES or SFC game and cut the opening.
Okay, but since the Super Everdrive is region free, why use both? Or no?
Also, each region has different power requirements/plugs, different video cables, complete redesigns (Super Famicom Jr/SNES 2 was not available in Europe) and some people dont like to modify their cartridge slot just so different region games will fit. I think those are enough reasons for wanting a multi-region game shell? Especially if you own different region SNES/Super Famicom consoles.
Last edited by link83; 03-31-2011 at 02:13 PM.
i also think that US shells design is terrible (:
system design also is poor, EU and japanese looks much beter
Last edited by KRIKzz; 03-31-2011 at 02:47 PM.
I'm not very keen on the design of the NES either (Both the US SNES and NES were designed by Lance Barr) the original Famicom looks much nicer, but then I do prefer having detachable controllers and composite video output so :shrug:
Plus if Nintendo had not redesigned the Famicom to look like a VCR we might not still be playing video games as we know them today, since apparently USA stores did not want to stock another games console after the video game crash in the 80's.
Anyway, sorry for going off topic...
Last edited by link83; 03-31-2011 at 03:28 PM.
Yes the SFC looks better, but the SFC carts didn't have a top/end label. I hate that! They did the same thing on N64.