A Satellaview research blog.

BS Zelda Mottzilla Patch now v.90

Mottzilla has done another update to the BS Zelda Mottzilla Patch.
No new screenshots because the changes are not necessarily feature-oriented this time.
Again, more bugfixes than additions, but in terms of the English translation there is now a version with HUD graphic translations (similar to the ones in Restoration and TQ/FQ project), and there’s only one small bug left in the game.

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BSZ-Lite Update: Now with English translation!

I’ve just finished testing up a newer build of Mottzilla’s BS Zelda Lite patch.
This version is meant to fix a saving glitch.

It also has Duke Serkol’s fan translation applied to it!

Download it here!

Those who might be popping in for the first time wondering what the news with Mottzilla’s new BSZ-Lite is can check the post below this.

Zelda fans, The New “Mottzilla BSZ-Lite Hack” is a must-download.

It’s been a long time since there was a major update in terms of BS Zelda ROM hacking, but over the past few weeks Mottzilla – with the help of my bugtesting abilities – has come out with a highly impressive new version of his “BSZ-Lite”, a BS Zelda hack tailored to those who want to play the game on real hardware, with their Powerpaks, or, in my case, that Neo Myth SFC cart Matthew Callis just gave me a few days back.

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NicoNicoDouga presents more music.

Don’t worry, folks. I’ve still been eyeing NicoNicoDouga.

A few interesting music-related uploads have popped up.
I’m not sure at the moment whether they’re recreations or rips, but they sound quite a bit like Satellaview music. 🙂
Along with the video embeds and JP links, I’ll generate English NicoNico.com links for the pieces, and MP3 download rips.

ファミコン探偵倶楽部 BS探偵倶楽部 ~雪に消えた過去~ OP 突貫耳コピg
NicoNico.com link
MP3 Download

ファミコン探偵倶楽部 BS探偵倶楽部 BGMピアノアレンジ 『聞き込み』
NicoNico.com link
MP3 Download

ふぁみこんむかし話 新・鬼ヶ島 BGMとアレンジ 『4章』
NicoNico.com link
MP3 Download

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Back on NicoNico – BS Tantei Club Zenpen.

Someone on NicoNicoDouga seemed to think it was a problem that A certain set of BS Tantei Cub videos was removed from the site, and so this person decided to do something about it! Behold!

BS探偵倶楽部 ~雪に消えた過去~ 前編 part1
BS探偵倶楽部 ~雪に消えた過去~ 前編 part2
BS探偵倶楽部 ~雪に消えた過去~ 前編 part3
BS探偵倶楽部 ~雪に消えた過去~ 前編 oart4
BS探偵倶楽部 ~雪に消えた過去~ 前編 part5

.. hmm, 5 parts? And… this video starts right quite a bit after the downloading sequence. It seems we have a 3rd video set for this segment!
Also, these were a bit difficult to track down because they didn’t have the JP “Satellaview” tag on them….

… oh, yeah, I almost forgot! We should totally check out how these appear on the English NicoNico.com!

Zenpen part 1
Zenpen part 2
Zenpen part 3
Zenpen part 4
Zenpen part 5

And of course, last but not least, click “More” to see them stream from here!

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ROM dumps by ChronoMoogle.

After getting Ikari’s help in getting some 8M Packs ROM-dumped, ChronoMoogle sent me these Memory Pack ROM dumps to take a look at.

The first is a redump of BS Fire Emblem Akaneia Senki Hen Dai-1-Wa: Palace Kanryaku.
In comparison with the previous dump, the -only- difference is the date, which is marked (as ucon64 detects it) 9/29 instead of the previous dump’s 4/4. Otherwise, it is completely identical, even down to the checksum.
As unfortunate as it is that I didn’t find something awesome like the missing CG Art (aw, well. I got scans of that anniversary book, anyway), the fact that these two different dumps are the same down to the checksum basically means the ROM data is as close to “verified good” as it can possibly be, which is pretty good for a Soundlink game!
Likewise, compatibility is also identical to the previous ROM dump.

The second ROM… uhhhhhh…..
Checking the hex mentions something about “ASCII Music Data”, so it may be intended to be Ongaku Tsukuru Kanaderu data, but… it doesn’t seem to show in BS-X or anything. Is it a corrupt or deleted data? This is confusing….

Both of these ROM dumps can be downloaded here.