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SNES Mini Classic Hacking | More games, more borders, more gooder.

Which is the better SNES game?

  • Alien 3

    Votes: 58 62.4%
  • Beavis and Butt-head

    Votes: 35 37.6%

  • Total voters
    93
  • Poll closed .
Nov 19, 2017
2,061
Aye.

Plus Contra III's hack now saves high scores and stuff, and it won't load if a save exists at all. I assume the others don't have that feature at least.
Gotcha. For Gradius and Contra - I haven't seen that they've been updated to handle Canoe SS/R features.
BTW, I haven't seen the links for SMW on his site: do you know where it's hosted?
 

demi

Member
Oct 27, 2017
7,253

Bosco82

Member
Apr 3, 2018
87
Nope, disabling the save just breaks it working at all in Canoe. I uploaded them before testing, I should've tested them first.
 

SteevL

Member
Dec 25, 2018
108
hakchi CE 3.7 is out. Includes more robust support for the Sega Genesis Mini, and apparently also frees up more NAND space on all the systems it supports.

I haven't made the jump because the Options Menu Deluxe hmod that I like so much is broken as of 3.6.0. And I'm pretty happy with my system's setup as it is.
 

ReyVGM

Member
Oct 26, 2017
4,151
I'm curious how the Sega support compares to Lunar
Just the fact it doesn't have a boot-menu screen makes me prefer hakchi over Lunar.

It has folder support and you can launch RA games through the UI. Lunar will do that too, but right now it doesn't.

What I do wonder is how the patches work. Apparently the Lunar guys have some patches for some of the games that don't work, and I'm wondering if that's something hakchi will do too?
 

OmegaDL50

Member
Oct 25, 2017
3,245
Philadelphia, PA
Just the fact it doesn't have a boot-menu screen makes me prefer hakchi over Lunar.

It has folder support and you can launch RA games through the UI. Lunar will do that too, but right now it doesn't.

What I do wonder is how the patches work. Apparently the Lunar guys have some patches for some of the games that don't work, and I'm wondering if that's something hakchi will do too?
While I enjoy the work the ModMyClassic team does, I just dislike the boot screens they inserted in both the PSX Classic and Genesis Mini mods.

Instead of forcing stuff like the Emulation Station and Retroarch boot screens that Project Lunar has, I greatly prefer the much more minimalistic and more user customizable approach that Hakchi provides.

I want all four of my Mini Classics to be as stock as possible, just with the additional games. I haven't checked if a superior alternative to BleemSync for the PSX Classic exists, but anything without a boost screen that immediately goes into the stock setup would be nice.
 

demi

Member
Oct 27, 2017
7,253
Is Lunar actually working on patches for game with issues? I know they have some already, but they're mostly PAL fixes and such.

Does Hakchi have the issue where you lose your saves if you add/remove games (due to the weird indexing)?

Has anyone here taken the plunge to try it out?
 

ReyVGM

Member
Oct 26, 2017
4,151
While I enjoy the work the ModMyClassic team does, I just dislike the boot screens they inserted in both the PSX Classic and Genesis Mini mods.

Instead of forcing stuff like the Emulation Station and Retroarch boot screens that Project Lunar has, I greatly prefer the much more minimalistic and more user customizable approach that Hakchi provides.

I want all four of my Mini Classics to be as stock as possible, just with the additional games. I haven't checked if a superior alternative to BleemSync for the PSX Classic exists, but anything without a boost screen that immediately goes into the stock setup would be nice.
You can actually disable those boot menu screens and load directly to the UI. It still appears for a split second though.
 

ReyVGM

Member
Oct 26, 2017
4,151
Is Lunar actually working on patches for game with issues? I know they have some already, but they're mostly PAL fixes and such.

Does Hakchi have the issue where you lose your saves if you add/remove games (due to the weird indexing)?

Has anyone here taken the plunge to try it out?
1) They said they are, but we'll see to what extent.

2) Don't know yet.
 

demi

Member
Oct 27, 2017
7,253
Yes, 3.7 apparently frees up some space on the NAND for NES/SNES Classics so you get more to work with (add a few more games?). That at least to me seems worth the upgrade.
 

ShaggsMagoo

Member
Oct 28, 2017
2,389
Does Hakchi still set off alarms with Antivirus software? I would love to throw more games on my mini's but I'm not down for disabling all my av protections for a program to do that.
 

ReyVGM

Member
Oct 26, 2017
4,151
I haven't updated hakchi on my NES Classic, but on the Genesis Mini both retroarch and hakchi run really fast. That 5 second delay when loading NES/SNES games on the NES/SNES Classic is pretty much instant in the Genesis Mini. I don't know if it's the same on the NES/SNES Classic though. The system boot time still takes a bit longer than the old hakchi2, but it's not as long as previous Hakchi CE's.
 

Shade Aurion

Member
Oct 27, 2017
91
Brisbane, Au
I was worried as versions passed 3.7.3 were a bit unstable for me and had errors. There is an update option when I open Hakchi now and I worry if I update now it may break the project i'm working on (USB setup with 1500+ games for partners siblings) and so much work and tedium had gone into it lol
 

JuicyPlayer

Member
Feb 8, 2018
1,908
I cannot get Illusion of Gaia to work through Retroarch , every time I boot the game up the screen is black for a few seconds and then goes back to the menu. I did put the —Retroarch on the end of the command line also but I don’t know what to do. It worked before when I had a prior Hakchi version.
 

ReyVGM

Member
Oct 26, 2017
4,151
I think I'm going to update my SNES Classic to the new Hakchi CE. I'm still using the old Hakchi 2.30.

I turned on my SNESC after a long time and I noticed that games with retroarch take like 4-5 seconds to load, so it's really not that different from the time RA takes to load a game with the new hakchi. I was under the impression that old hakchi/retroarch was faster when loading games, but apparently it isn't. That was one of the main things keeping me from updating.

The system itself does take longer to boot compared to the old hakchi, but it's only a few seconds more and honestly, by the time I turn on the system and go back to my chair, the system is already on the main menu.

The main reason to upgrade is that with the new hakchi you now have like 100MB of extra internal space (same for the NESC). So for someone that doesn't want to use a USB, that's amazing. Also, KMFDManic is going to release a minimalist Retroarch that removes a lot of the bloat and that should take even less space on the system and possibly make it load faster too.

I also want to add the Super Game Boy, and for that I need a modern retroarch.
 

demi

Member
Oct 27, 2017
7,253
Does CE really give more space compared to old Hakchi? Or is it they just cleaned up their bloat enough to free that space back up?