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Offline goombakid

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Enhanced (Special) chip games for the SNES list...
« on: February 23, 2014, 06:53 AM »
For those unfamiliar with the Super Everdrive, it will play good majority of the SNES/SFC library. However, there are some that have utilized enhancement chips.

From WIKIPEDIA:

As part of the overall plan for the Super Nintendo Entertainment System, rather than include an expensive CPU that would still become obsolete in a few years, the hardware designers made it easy to interface special coprocessor chips to the console. Rather than require a console upgrade, these enhancement chips were included inside the plug-in game cartridges. The presence of an enhancement chip is most often indicated by the presence of 16 additional pins on the cartridge card edge.

The Super Everdrive allows DSP enhanced games to be played. This is, of course, provided that you have the DSP chip installed on your SED.

For a list of games that utilize special chips, please check POCKET HEAVEN or  WIKIPEDIA.

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Re: Enhanced (Special) chip games for the SNES list...
« Reply #1 on: March 18, 2014, 09:19 PM »
I've just orderer  Super Everdrive v2.
(I own old Super Magicom, Super Pro-Fighter, and that SHIT of Super Ufo Pro).
So, if I mount appropriate chip, I can play correspondent game... I know this feature in Super Pro-Fighter...but, some questions:
1) Can I socket Super Everdrive v2 and change chips? (DSP1, FX)?
2) Can I use an FX chip of PAL game to play an NTSC game?

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Re: Enhanced (Special) chip games for the SNES list...
« Reply #2 on: March 18, 2014, 09:31 PM »
I've just orderer  Super Everdrive v2.
(I own old Super Magicom, Super Pro-Fighter, and that SHIT of Super Ufo Pro).
So, if I mount appropriate chip, I can play correspondent game... I know this feature in Super Pro-Fighter...but, some questions:
1) Can I socket Super Everdrive v2 and change chips? (DSP1, FX)?
2) Can I use an FX chip of PAL game to play an NTSC game?
only dsp1 chip can be used, superfx is not supported, did u actually read about superED before posting?
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Re: Enhanced (Special) chip games for the SNES list...
« Reply #3 on: March 18, 2014, 11:00 PM »
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only dsp1 chip can be used, superfx is not supported, did u actually read about superED before posting?

OK, excuse me...  :-[
So I can solder directly an DSP1 chip!
DSP1 chip is the same from an NTSC or PAL donor cart?
 

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Re: Enhanced (Special) chip games for the SNES list...
« Reply #4 on: March 19, 2014, 12:54 AM »
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only dsp1 chip can be used, superfx is not supported, did u actually read about superED before posting?

OK, excuse me...  :-[
So I can solder directly an DSP1 chip!
DSP1 chip is the same from an NTSC or PAL donor cart?
yep :) dsp1 is same both ntsc and pal, solder it directly onto superED
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Re: Enhanced (Special) chip games for the SNES list...
« Reply #5 on: March 29, 2015, 10:30 AM »
One thing I often noticed about chipped games, was the games with expansion chips had the extra pins. DSP1 is an obvious exception. Besides the DSP family, were there any other enhancement chips that did NOT utilise the extra pins?

I have a handful of FX and SA-1 carts that use the extra pins, and the Super Game Boy. Also regretably as awesome a piece of tech that is the Game Genie, I wish they'd of has the foresight to include the expansion pins to use cheats on games like Starfox, Yoshi's Island, or SMRPG.

One other thing, I read somewhere the clock speed on the DSP1 chip is not application critical. Would there be any benefit to overclocking the DSP on the Everdrive?