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1. Posted: Mon 30th Sep 2013 18:32 BST
Hello, I live in North America where we use NTSC televisions but I happen to prefer greatly the casing of the PAL SNES. Is it at all possible to put the insides of a NTSC SNES into the shell of a PAL SNES? I would really like that. If it's possible do I have to do anything special to it to make it work right? Thanks in advance.
2. Posted: Mon 30th Sep 2013 20:42 BST
With minor modification (that I can't say here, even if it's only region-unlocking and not piracy), it's possible to fit a Japanese or PAL cart inside an NA console cart slot (though only Japanese will actually play), but you can't fit an NA cart inside a Japanese/PAL console cart slot without visible damage to the case, because the NA carts are slightly bigger.
Edited on Mon 30th September, 2013 @ 20:42 by KingMike
3. Posted: Mon 30th Sep 2013 21:22 BST
Darn it. So I assume I'd have to cut the drive slot with a dremel tool in order to make it the right size for the cart? That is a bummer. That Super Famicom design style is so much cooler than the toy-like SNES. I thought something like that might happen. What I really wanted to know most is if you can fit the motherboard and all the internal parts of the inside of an SNES into a Pal Case. I noticed that the pal carts had a N64 style shape rather than the brick shape the SNES games have.
If it's just a matter of cutting the cart slot to the right shape I'll cross that bridge when I get there, however if the guts don't fit inside the console itself then I probably shouldn't waste my time. Do you know if it's possible to fit the insides of a NTSC SNES into a PAL SNES?
4. Posted: Sat 26th Jul 2014 22:17 BST
You should be able to do the swap with a Japanese Super Famicom shell & the PAL Super Nintendo. They're virtually identical except the for the 50/60 HZ issue. The Japanese SFC motherboard will play ALL USA NTSC games if you just want that shell to say "Super Nintendo". The issue though is the carts. I play on a Super Famicom but what I do is try to find good Super Fami carts in great condition which are usually fairly cheap & with free shipping from Japan most of the time on ebay & then I find the most affordable SNES carts & swap out the chips. It's a little more money but I greatly prefer the SF design and am willing to go through the extra effort for only my favorite games.
Edited on Sat 26th July, 2014 @ 22:18 by Dreamcaster-X