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New ROM Dumps: Would you believe this first one eluded me three times?

Alright, a new ROM batch!

So, here’s a bit of personal Satellaview collecting story for you.

Three times prior, a 8M Pack described as having the game “Lemmings” appeared on Yahoo Japan Auctions. Three times, I noticed and tried to obtain it. And three times, I failed!

… thankfully, it appears that third one must have gotten to ikari somehow!


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New ROM Dumps: BS-X Shooting! + Extras

Amidst all the BS-X Project news (Download v002 today!) it’s almost been tough to keep up with the “Schedule”, per se. Regardless, I promised to have the following ROM up on my birthday, which is, well, November 4th!

This ROM is probably the worst-kept secret of the blog since around May or so, when it was initially obtained. It’s also, in my opinion, one of the best releases since Konae-chan no DokiDoki Pengin Kazoku, and a nice recovery of what we’ve only had video of before.

Can you guess what it is? Well, if you’ve checked some of the comments I made or checked what I was doing around Youtube, it should be easy to guess, actually: Read the rest of this entry »

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DOUBLE ROM Release – Kouryaku Casino Bar Roulette + Game Tora no Ooana Special 2/24 (edited 12/4/09)

Horray! 2 releases in one Blog post!

Unfortunately, it’s not because I’m being generous. This release has some peculiarities.

To start off, “Kouryaku Casino Bar” might be a somewhat familiar name to someone who has a full ROM set of some sort..
You might’ve even seen this title screen before!

KCB Title screen

Now, this specific ROM dump, what’s so different about it? Well, it seems that all I can do with it is play the Roulette game.

Roulette surree is borring around heree

There’s also an option which returns you to the BIOs, and some… other option. I forget.

Anyway, yeah. Before I was able to do all that, I had to try to boot up the ROM. And there’s where I had my problems.

On SNES9X, this game will boot up without sound, and for some reason will not let you play the actual Roulette part (wtf?) so I tried booting the ROM up in BSNES… to no avail. Huh?

Callis told me he dumped it from a memory pack which also had “Game Tora no Ooana Special 2/24” on it. I requested he send me the “full” dump with both their data, and after I got it, I was able to have BSNES boot the data from both the games up successfully.

DOUBLE Huh?

No, I don’t know why. I don’t think it makes any sense, either. It just happens! Is there some grand mystery of the Satellaview only Byuu knows? Ah, but I can’t be speculating. ^^; Gotta keep moving.

Now, as for that “Special”… It’s possible you may have problems booting the individual ROM of this up automatically in BSNES, but now that there’s a manual load option, I don’t think that should be a problem. That being said, I didn’t test it. 😛

Aren't you excited now? :P

It’s a new magazine! No worries though, gamers, this one isn’t about music this time, I swear! It’s actually related to videogames, and seems to feature some Q&A, and a pretty long article on a Pro Yakyuu game which I can’t quite identify…

Actually, I was just too lazy to look it up. The 3 should be a giveaway.

You might recognize the name of the magazine as matching a radio program I showed on the blog before. :3

So, yeah, for this double release, the RAR file has both the original dump with the merged ROMs, and the split ROMs. I’d recommend running the merged ROM in BSNES if you actually want to play anything.

Kouryaku Caisno Bar Roulette + Game Tora no Ooana Special 2/24
攻略カジノバー ルーレット + ゲーム虎の大穴スペシャル 2/24
ROM DOWNLOAD
CLICK HERE

EDIT/UPDATE:
Madhatter has shown to me a bit of a revelation about the nature of the Kouryaku Casino Bar downloads! They’re apparently quite a bit more special than I initally anticipated!

“Also the Nichibutsu Casino has always fascinated me to just due to the BS Zelda connection. To quote from the September 19, 1995 News Wall:

☆発覚! 秘密クラブ建設計画
“街”の中で鍵がかかって入れない、謎の民家。
10月1日から、ここが秘密クラブとしてオープンする。
カジノバー(カジノ・ニチブツ)になるのだ。
ただし、ここに入れるのは秘密クラブ入館証を買った人か、「BSゼルダの伝説」でトライフォースを8個手に入れた人だけだ。
ワクワクするね!

☆Secret Club construction plans revealed!
A previously locked house of mystery within the “City” opens as a secret club on October 1.
Casino Bar (Casino Nichibutsu).
However, the only people that may be admitted are those who have obtained eight pieces of Triforce and who gained the secret club entrance certificate from “BS The Legend of Zelda”.
How exciting!
(rough translation)”

… Man, have I been given a swerve! I have quite a few questions about how a “Secret Club” would be handled on the BS-X, but regardless, it seems I’ve just released a BS Zelda prize. O_O;

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Listen to some strange-sounding SPC rips.

A few weeks ago I’ve tried making a go at ripping music from Satellaview ROM SPCs looking for some songs that aren’t going around in common sets.

I’m still mastering the ripping art at the moment. You can see some of my results here.

http://kiddocabbusses.tryhappy.net/BSSPCRips/

For you guys who don’t have SPC Players but want to take a listen to some of the rips, I’ve Chun-Yu’d them to MP3 form for your listening torture – er, pleasure.

BS SUTTE HAKKUN – STORY INTRO

BDASH


BUSTERS – DIGITAL MAGAZINE

DO-RE-MI NO. 2

A few notes to the other SPC rippers out there – these are my first real attempts at ripping these, so I’m sorry if there’s any grave errors.
for the ones in which I just have the name of the ROM.spc, those songs are the only songs I could access. Most of the song names for ROMs with more than one song were made up based on some text that was on the page along with the music.

(EDIT: I’ve had a problem with these MP3s sounding weird on the embed, but not on Winamp. Therefore I’m direct-linking the Mp3s on top of the embeds, in case other people also have this problem.)

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Book video wave

Nevermind the Engrish-sounding title, I uploaded these on youtube. Read the rest of this entry »

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What is this I don’t even

Various things downloaded from the Satellaview were not games at all.

Soemtimes it’s hard to even figure out what they is. (My English just died here) Read the rest of this entry »

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