Thursday, January 29, 2009

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.

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.





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.)


Saturday, January 24, 2009

I forgot Poland. Also Joushou Mahjong Tenpai.

Sometimes I search diligently for things that I just can't seem to obtain. Other times I miss something obvious that's been trying to fly into my face like a Danmaku Bullet.

This is the case of the latter. I should've thrown this in with the rest of the slotted cart games, but alas, I've been looking for the BS F-Zero 2 Dai-2 stuff that I've faild. (Bonus points for anyone who gets "faild")

So yeah, the thing I forgot about was Joushou Mahjong Tenpai. Now, since this is a mediocre Mahjong game, I'd guess to a Westerner like myself I shouldn't be expected to really thinkg for this game. But alas, I'm a perfectionist who is obsessed with completion.

So, to start off with, Square-Enix still has a page up for this game. How interesting! I should see if Dynamitracer, Treasure Conflix and Koi Ha Balance are here as well.

The game was credited to Game Arts (highly prestige-filled devvers to make the least of it. BTW, I'm totally psyched for that new TMNT Game being made by them and Team Ninja. Yes I go off topic a lot on this post.) and published by Enix.

It's difficult to get a good picture of the game's cartridge scan. I had to dig around Yahoo Japan Auctions to find this picture

Cartridge pic

And as for in-game screenshots I'll leave this link. Yes. It's a ridiculously plain Mahjong game. No wacky Mario Party cheating or Anime Girl stripping to distract you. and here I was kinda hoping that dragon on the box art would burninate the loser. But enough being corny out of me.

As the cartridge top suggests, this had some level of Satellaview compatibility - exactly what, I dunno. Data packs are likely but this is one of the few where I don't recall Data Packs for the game being mentioned in any undumped lists or schedules. Kinda confusing. (Any help on this, native Japanese folks? *sad puppy eyes* )

One notable thing I tried to do loading the game is open the second option (going down from the top-left, as opposed to the second one going right from the top-left), only to get a screen that looks like a message that forces me back to the previous menu. I wonder....


Monday, January 19, 2009


I decided to try out the newest BSNES version and seeing some different behavior in the Derby Stallion 96 ROM inspired me to write this article - one with a bunch of pictures of things that can go wrong. :E

Before I get into the fun parts though, allow me to explain what I mean - on Derby Stallion 96, the menu has an option at the bottom called, what else? "Satellaview", in it's JP form.

Before, the old BSNES (And SNESGT which I took the screencap of) gave me this error when I would select it:

Error 01

Now what happens?

What is this? Did we restore it?


Oh blast it! It's another error!

Error 05? I wonder what this means?

I'm not done yet, though. :3 The BS-X Bios has a few more errors I can throw down on here as well.

Error 08 happens apparently on emulators that can't quite do the Satellaview

And Error 09 is the dreaded message that appears if the BS-X thinks your memory pack ROM data has corrupted.


BS Super Famicom Wars, recorded poorly by... uh, myself.

I think I'm getting slightly better at the video recording. :D

Here's some BS Super Famicom Wars. Let me pull out the description I put on Youtube as well.

"This seems like a sort of little demo in comparison to the NP Version. Before you ask - these are the only characters, settings, and battle map I could select. There's also a lot of missing polishes compared to the NP Version - I can't seem to enable Battle and Fort Seizing animations for example."


Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Needed to fill up space - more Radioness.

Bringing back the radio programming. :3

This is probably what I should've done on them slow news days. Durrr. I tend to be braindead too often.

Original NicoNiocDouga URLs
伊集院光の怪電波発信基地 96/5/18
伊集院光の怪電波発信基地 96/5/25
伊集院光の怪電波発信基地 96/6/1
伊集院光の怪電波発信基地 96/6/8


Monday, January 12, 2009

BS Fire Emblem Script Translation Project.

Due to the absence of dedicated Satellaview translators I've decided to do the job I've employed myself in!

Serenesforest's forum shall be taking a look at me trying to translate the scripts for BS Fire Emblem. If anyone wants to volunteer some work on it as well, be my guest. I'm not necessarily the most talented translator, after all.


Book video wave

Nevermind the Engrish-sounding title, I uploaded these on youtube.

I've (sloppily) recorded these myself. :3

Expect more shortly.


Sunday, January 11, 2009

Kiddo looks at them e-books.

I've decided I shall make videos of myself going through the Satellaview's "books", which apparently come in a ridiculous amount of varieties.

For anyone who's out of the loop here - quite an amount of the Satellaview ROMs going around are not "games" per se. Rather they are nicely-arranged rows of text and pictures, sometimes with music, for your pleasure.

To show you what I mean, I'm linking another Youtube video I found. Unfortunately I can't embed it, but considering... yeah, that's probably for the best anyway.

This one is an issue of "Nintendo HP". Nintendo HP apparently had news on all of Nintendo's latest stuff, from the N64 to the Super Famicom's "Nintendo Power" service.

Some of the ones I want to look at here are "Sousa Sentai Wappers", "Bdash" and "Busters Digital Magazine". There's a lot more too. Once I get a desktop camera working, stay tuned. :3


Sunday, January 4, 2009

Missed Christmas, New Years, but not much news. :(

When making a blog like this, sometimes new finds are difficult to come by. Or at least at a reportable form.

I'll leave this space as a sort of guideline for what I should be expecting of myself (and therefore what's expected to come from Satellablog) later on.

In terms of material I archived? I could put up some more videos of the downloadable games. DynamiTracer's ending was put up on NicoNicoDouga after all. Any requests? I'm running out of Soundlink program videos though. If only I could find R no Shosai's...

One idea I might have is to translate the Satellaview-related articles at SFC MANIA and SATELLAVIEW HEAVEN. That way, you can get some interesting reads on BS Wario no Mori, Pikopiko Pairetsu, SatellaQ, and BS Sim City, among others.

I also need to try to tidy the blog articles up - revise/remoxe some Tags, particularly. I got an excess amount of F-Zero and Zelda ones, and a lot of silly ones.

Last but not least, I haven't gone through my archived radio programs yet. I didn't figure those to be very popular, though.


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