SNES Save state project

Includes but not limited to: SNES, Genesis, Sega CD, PlayStation 1, Nintendo 64, Dreamcast, Game Gear and I guess the Virtual Boy.

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SNES Save state project

Post by simon66 » Tue Nov 05, 2013 9:51 pm

Hello all!

I'm not an E.E. but I do make simple projects using Altium Designer.

Recently I came up with the idea of having a "save-state" mode on an original snes. Is it possible?

Do I need to dump the RAM from the console or cartridge? Also, is this something someone is working on?

What you think @marshallh ?

I'll keep you guys updated (This might take a few months to do as I do these projects during my spare time).

Thanks all!

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Re: SNES Save state project

Post by stuntpenguin007 » Mon Feb 17, 2014 10:06 pm

I know this thread is pretty old but there is something similar to what you have in mind. It's called the Nakitek Game Saver+. I got one with the intention of internalizing it into the snes console but that kind of fell apart. From what I could tell, the ROM of whatever game you are playing is copied into SRAM in the game saver+ and then patched with the game saver's code. I dumped the Game Saver ROM. I can probably get it off one of my old computers if you want it.

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