The Mysterious SNES "CDI" Demo

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  • #26810
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    Here’s some quick footage of Polymega’s SNES Emulator running an old tech demo called “CDI”, supposedly from 1992. This interesting little demo has thrown us for a loop as we’ve been unable to reproduce the background effect on any other SNES emulator or hardware using a flash cart, but we’re missing some gear to test that conclusively. We currently don’t know if its a bug, or if its a feature.

    So, if any hardcore SNES collectors out there have a working Super Wildcard System or equivalently “old” SNES development device, and want to help out the cause — we’d like to see if you can grab the demo in the link below, load it on to it’s media, and report back in the comments how it looks when you load it up. Meanwhile we’ll try to figure it out on our side. 🙂

    Thanks in advance!

    https://snescentral.com/article.php?id=1061

     

    #27413
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    The_Rodzo
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    I’ll try it with two different backup unit in a few hours and report back 😉

    #27801
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    The_Rodzo
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    Update: I wasn’t able to play the .sfc file  on any of my backup unit. I’m trying to find a way around.

    I thought it was a problem of my swc or snes but I tried every possible combination of consoles and backup units, with what I have, to no avail. What I get after loading the rom is a black screen with no sound or picture, just solid black.

    I tried to make floppy disks with other homebrew roms and demos and they work just fine.

    #29626
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    Matt Sephton
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    Did you ever figure this out?

    #29630
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    The_Rodzo
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    I don’t have a clue about this, but they didn’t reply… so they might have figured something out on their own

    #29764
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    POLYMEGA
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    The_rodzo – thanks so much for testing it — we did end up figuring it out 🙂

    #29791
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    The_Rodzo
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    No problem! Keep up the good work 🙂

    #32447
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    Ben Costas
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    It’s a good gesture that you have made your own emulators, but the worry now is how accurate they will be compared to the FOSS ones which have been in constant development for years and years and in some cases decades. You claim better compatibility than FOSS emulators but that doesn’t seem possible at all unless you have 30 or more programmers working 24/7. If you’re sinking that much money into development I can’t even imagine how many systems you’ll have to sell before you get into the black.

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