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Snega2usb preorder now available

We’ve been watching the development of the snega2usb since it’s debut on Hackaday. Now it’s grown up and is ready to be manufactured. In the low quality video above [Matthias] shows some of the latest high quality additions to the board. It now has a case, shiny new firmware,  production made PCB, and game pad ports.  The snega2usb is shipping this December for those who preorder now.

Comments

  1. Dan P says:

    The amount of devotion this guy is putting into this device is phenomenal. I’ve been watching the development of this hardware since Hackaday initially posted it and have been throughly impressed with his progress. Now if only I had a collection of cartridges to use it with… eBay, here I come!

  2. eee says:

    at ~£50 a peice i’d expect him too.

  3. polossatik says:

    I’ve send this in about 10 day’s ago.
    Just wondering if you got spam filter on your suggestion inbox…

  4. 36chambers says:

    Its been said before, but this is pretty much useless, right? Most roms have already been ripped… and if you are gonna use an emulator, why use the real game? The rom is the exact same thing.

    How much harder can it possibly be to emulate the cartridge memory itself so we can write games to the carts and then play on the REAL system?

    I of course own all the games I would play, but who likes to swap game cartridges? I would rather have a reprogrammable cart with a ethernet hookup for swapping the games without swapping the cartridges…

    Thats the next step, console based flash carts that can load roms via USB/ethernet.

    Correct me if I’m wrong, Roms are images so they are exact, and emulation = not exact (or it wouldn’t be an emulation by nature, it would be a clone?)

  5. MarkyB86 says:

    @36chambers: Have you seen the acecard or r4 for the ds? they have the tech its just that no one is working on it as the systems are outdated. It’s not impossible, just no one is putting money or effort towards it, and I dont blame them. The games are good but emulators will run them on other systems and pc’s cheaper, so people just go that route. I wouldnt mind having a loader like that for my NES, but then thats why someone made the 88-in-1 cartridge LOL

  6. Frogz says:

    the ability to read/write savegames to the real cart
    a 4 way tap(although this should be intergrated into the released ver for $100) for gamepads, i’d get this for just that, i got tons of game carts but i’d still play uh… legally obtained backups? haha, 1 7zip 4 meg file can contain 20 different copies of chrono trigger, all versions(j, u, e, hacks, different releases like 1.0 1.1, patched versions such as dejap’s release that is a little more accurate than the official release) so ya, entire snes and sega genisis on 1 dvd FTW

  7. 1nfinitum says:

    I’d like to see this in a MAME cabinet sometime after it’s released. :)

  8. snesFan says:

    From snega2usb.com:

    The snega2usb is for you if…

    * you like playing legacy video games on your PC, and doing so legally
    * you want to preserve your investment in these games, even after all hardware has expired
    * you want to back up your game progress, e.g. before replacing the cartridge battery
    * you like emulator cheats, but prefer to finish the boss on the real console
    * you simply think it’s cool to plug huge game cartridges into a PDA or cell phone

    The snega2usb is not for you if… you don’t see the difference between making private backup copies of games you own, and downloading 10,000 ROMs from the internets.

  9. clinton says:

    nice. this guy is dedicated.

  10. Rocket says:

    I just ordered one :-D Can’t wait to try it out.

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