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Two new dumps for today, and a great day for Map 1.

Hey, LuigiBlood here. Today is a great day.

Now, not for the blog itself as of now as the blog engine updated and broke a lot of things, where japanese became mojibake garbage, we will look into that, promised.

But I have not one, but two dumps today.

 

Let’s get the big one out of the way, we now have a dump of BS Zelda Map 1 Week 1 courtesy of a really cool guy, Matthew Callis!

For the bit of info dump, it is the rerun updated version, as seen by the following screenshots where the compass boss dot is red instead of green as the original version was.

A quick compare with the Week 4 dump shows that the content has quite some differences here and there, it needs to be looked into further.

Aside from the mismatch of original and rerun versions, what this means is that we finally have a complete collection of legit dumps of all BS Zelda Map 1 Weeks, which honestly is nothing short of a miracle 21 years after the end of the Satellaview service!

Now let’s keep in mind: Playing the original dump will work, but it might not save as it depends on the PSRAM program that runs the main content download. The game will also crash at :57 as it attempts to go back to the PSRAM program which isn’t dumped.

Unfortunately, the PSRAM program was never dumped and cannot be dumped through our usual means, as the PSRAM memory content gets lost on power off, which means the only way to get it is either from an engineer who cared about dumping content was interested back when the service was available, or through other means like recording the satellite bitstream signal (which was done by someone who unfortunately lost the digital tapes…). But until then, that content has to be recreated.

Here’s the download link:

BS Legend of Zelda – Map 1 Week 1 (Rerun, 1/1)
ROM Download

 

But I said two dumps, as the other comes from techknight, with this time a retail Super Famicom game that was released on Satellaview called Jissen Pachi-Slot Hisshouhou! Twin.

It is sorta amazing to see the Pink Panther in such a game, which of course is a slot machine. I have compared the game with the retail ROM dump, and it is strictly identical; header info aside. There is also a single start left, and it is suspected that the download was not really completed as the Flash allocation information was not properly put in place.

What this essentially means is that the full game was sent like a demo to be played a single time, and the save is temporary as well.

Jissen Pachi-Slot Hisshouhou! Twin (BS)
ROM Download

It may not be as interesting as you think but Satellaview preservation is also about keeping track of these games. Have fun 🙂

We are past the triforce of BS Zelda dumps now

This is LuigiBlood again 🙂

Today is a nice day, sanmaiwashi strikes back with more undumped content, and this time, this is BS Legend of Zelda Map 1 Episode 4!

This may not sound as exciting for most of you who are used to the Mottzilla project, where all 4 episodes are playable, but this is important for long term preservation, as this means we have a finalized Map 1 map for real now.

The previous dumps that we had were Map 1 Episode 3, then Map 2 Episode 1, which was used as a base for a lot of hacks, then sanmaiwashi redumped them, also giving us a clean dump of Map 2 Episode 1 and then a brand new dump of Map 1 Episode 2. Now we have Map 1 Episode 4 !


[サテラビュー] BSゼルダの伝説 第4話 再放送 | BS The Legend of Zelda MAP 1 – Episode 4 (Rerun)
ROM Download
Dumped by sanmaiwashi

Once more interesting research is done, we’ll most likely talk about it in due time. For now, enjoy this release. Thank you again sanmaiwashi for this ROM 🙂

EDIT:

Cabbusses has made some research about this game, let me relay his words:

  1. It is from a rebroadcast, and there’s build differences to show it. The Teleport effect that appears in the Map 2 ROM when you find the Power-bracelet-activated warps is present here.
  2. Another difference is in Level 8 – You know how in Map 2 there’s conveniently-placed bombs before the triple dodongo room, that weren’t there in the Map 1 ROMs? They’re in this revision. Compare these to the NicoNico video uploads to see how they weren’t in the premiere.
    Because of these it may be best to label the ROM in some manner showing it’s a revision (BS Tantei Club was labeled “Saihousou” in old Goodsets previously, which means “Rerun”. Perhaps we may have to opt that again?)

BS Zelda Mottzilla Patch now v.90

Mottzilla has done another update to the BS Zelda Mottzilla Patch.
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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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