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Lroy

@ilikeike Use the one that came with the SNES Mini. I've actually been modding mine when I have a few minutes spare throughout today. Mostly plan sailing. Having to tweak a few things here and there now.

My advice would be to keep the number of games you add to something like 50. If you use and like to have space for save states on each game, I would also avoid unchecking the save space mod in RetroArch (it is the top check box when you drag the zipped RetroArch cores file into Hakchi2). I didn't at first and added 63 games and have had errros such as C4 (error when creating save states) and C8 (error when trying to turn off the system when in the menu).

Both I seem to have fixed now by reducing the number of games, keeping only 25 on each Page (a setting within Hakchi2) and removing that save space mod.

Everyone is going to want to tweak Mod build to suit their needs. I'm very much in the middle of all this now, just giving you a heads up in case it helps.

Next thing I may try aside from tweaking my 50 games to the ones I really want for the foreseeable future (easy to add and remove games once you are up and running) is the custom borders.

@thanosrexxx Do you know how I can use any extra borders without using FTP?

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ThanosReXXX

@ilikeike No, you can simply use the cable that came with the console. After you've watched those videos, and the whole process (well, "whole"... it can be done in under 15 minutes) doesn't seem overwhelming to you, then just give it a go. Following the steps just as they appear in the video, nothing can go wrong.

@Lroy No, I'm afraid not. I was never interested in that, so I've never looked into it. I know that there's an extra option for borders in the RetroArch mod, so perhaps you can find that in the playlist of the same guy that did the other videos. And of course you could always send him a message. Or look on Reddit or GBATemp forum pages...

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ThanosReXXX

@Lroy Using the alphabetical folder option will cure a number of errors when installing more (than a certain number of) games. I only have the original games front and center, and all the other ones in alphabetical folders. I have 186 games in total on there, and I have tested them all: not a single error.

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ilikeike

@Yosheel @ThanosReXXX @Lroy Thanks for the advice everyone! I've successfully modded my SNES Classic. I only added one game for now (Chrono Trigger) just to get the hang of it, but now that I understand the process I'll get more adventurous. Sometime I'll probably work on Retroarch and custom borders to make it my retro dream machine, but for now I couldn't be happier. Thanks again!

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I heard Chrono Trigger doesn't work well on the Classic for some reason...

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ilikeike

Well I've played about two and a half hours of CT on the SNES Classic and I haven't encountered any issues so far. Save states, rebooting, in game saves etc. all work fine. Maybe it was an issue with earlier versions of hakchi? Idk. I'll post if something goes wrong.

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ThanosReXXX

@ilikeike You're welcome again.

And the issues could indeed be with earlier versions of hakchi, or it could be due to the fact that the built in emulator isn't 100% compatible with all games. For that, you will need to install the snes9x emulator that is also a part of the RetroArch mod. If you only want SNES games on there, do the RetroArch mod, and select the save space option and the snes9x option.

Besides that, I've found that errors can also occur if you have too many games on the front page of the menu, so that is why I chose to divide all my games up in alphabetical folders, which is also an option in the menu of hakchi. And besides it being less error prone, it also makes it more easy to view titles, since you have fewer games to scroll through per folder and the label on the folders tells you exactly which games are where.

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ilikeike

@ThanosReXXX Just did a little research, and the issue was indeed with early versions of Hakchi2, which corrupted the ROM's preset ID and introduced some audio errors. However, the current version of hakchi2 has corrected all these issues. And I've already got Chrono Trigger in a separate file from the front page and I plan to put additional games there as well, so hopefully I won't have any issues there. Later on as I add more games I'll probably alphabetize my folders.

I'll definitely work on Retroarch at some point. I think I saw a video of Retroarch on a SNES classic running Playstation games? Is that even possible? If so, that's absolutely amazing.

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ThanosReXXX

@ilikeike It is possible, and it can run a host of other systems as well. But for systems like the PSX, you do need an HDMI cable with a USB adapter connected to it, because of the space limits of the Mini, so you'll need an external drive to be able to add such large files.

I myself keep the system purely SNES, though. It's a SNES Mini, not a Neo Geo, Sega and PSX Mini...
Breaks the illusion for me, and it would also be odd to have to play these games with the wrong controllers.

And RetroArch is easy as pie: just start up the hakchi mod on your PC, drag and drop the RetroArch file onto your game list, and then select the two options I mentioned, and that's that. Flash everything to the Mini, and you're done. The Mini is now 100% compatible with any and all SNES/Super Famicom games from all regions.

One additional tip: once you've arrived at your ultimate setup, with all the games and features you like on the Mini, make a backup and store it on a USB stick or burn it to a DVD, so you'll always have a spare when something goes wrong, and your original kernel will also be in there, if for whatever reason you'd have to reset the console to default and do the mod again.

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ilikeike

@ThanosReXXX I think I share your opinion on the console. It is the SNES mini, after all. The thought of making it a retro paradise is certainly tempting, though, and I've been itching to try out some PS1 RPGs like Suikoden and Breath of Fire III...

Thanks for the RetroArch tip. I'd read somewhere that it was tedious to set up, so it's good to hear it's actually easy to use on the SNES. Once I've got my dream setup I'll definitely back it all up. I'll probably finish Chrono Trigger first (the game is just as good as everyone said it is) and then I'll work on perfecting my console.

Once more, thanks for all the tips. Never thought I'd be able to mod a console without immediately bricking it, so I couldn't be happier!

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ThanosReXXX

@ilikeike RetroArch on PC or on the RetroPie systems is a bit harder to set up, but that also depends on what you want it to do, and the more systems it needs to emulate, the more difficult it gets. Or at least: the more steps you need to follow to make it all work.

As for PSX emulation: I'd sooner do that on PC, with ePSXe, or even on the Wii/Wii U, with WiiSX (USB modded version), if you really want to play/try these games, but not on the SNES Mini. You'd first need to get your hands on one of these USB add-ons for your HDMI cable, and then you'd have to do some more steps to re-mod it. Wouldn't be worth it to me personally.

And in case you're wondering: I actually do have and use those two PSX emulators on my PC and on my Wii, and they work just fine.

Glad you succeeded and that you're enjoying the heck out of it.
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Lroy

My own SNES Mini mod is coming along nicely. Not had any C4 or C8 error messages since keeping no more than 50 games on the system at any one time (I'm sure you could fit more but this is the number that is working for me). I have used a limit of 25 per Page to arrange them and that seems to be working fine too.

All four save state slots appear to be working for all games, even the two titles I have force booted to use RetroArch emulator (add [space] --RetroArch to the command line in Hakchi2) appear to have the regular four save slots operational too.

Also picked up some extensions cables for the controllers. £5 and change and work a treat. With the Hakchi2 mod I can now use a controller short cut to open the menu/save state screen. No more getting up all the time ☺️

Now it's just a case of getting my idea of a Top 100 or 150 SNES games into Hakchi with artwork etc and then switching them in and out as desired depending on what I feel like keeping on the SNES Mini to playthrough for the foreseeable future.

Very happy. Thanks to this thread for all the help. Decided to leave custom borders and just use the ones installed already. Might have a think about changing my Folder/Page structure, don't want to fiddle for fiddling sake and get errors again but do like the idea of having all the games listed by release date. Is that possible even if you need to keep the number of games to a page/folder to a certain number? E.g. They are split across two or more pages?

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ThanosReXXX

@Lroy Don't know about listing them according to release date. You'd probably have to make custom folders for that. Personally, I'm really happy with my alphabetical folders, and I have 30 games max per folder, and as you might already know by now, a grand total of 186 games, and no problems whatsoever, so no need to stick to only 50. That number is probably true for 50 all on the main screen. For some reason, errors can still occur when having too many games on one screen, and even without the errors, the more you have on one screen, the more you'd have to scroll to get to a certain game in that list, so why not shorten it to 30 or under?

My setup is that I've left the original 21 games alone, so these are the only games on the front page when you start up the console, and all the added games are in alphabetical folders, with 30 games max per folder, as mentioned earlier.

In my opinion, that's the ideal setup, but obviously, you must use what's best or most handy for you, so find out what works best and stick with that, no matter how many games you add.

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Lroy

@ThanosReXXX Cool, sure I'll keep tweaking things here and there with the folders and what not. If I can up the game count whilst keeping all four save states operable for all games, I'll add more. If not, I'll stick to my 50 installed at any one time. I can always, swap a game in and out each time I finish one. So the limit cap isn't that bad. Plus, I can always keep the SNES Mini to my personal Top 50 Faves and use my modded Wii for all the other SNES games I fancy dabbling with from time to time.

I struggle to find the time to play more than one game at a time on my Switch, let alone 50 games at a time on retro machines, lol! Hence why I love arcade games on my Retro Pie or Switch or Modded Wii so much. Can finish them in one sitting 😉

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Guess I'll give Chrono Trigger another go at some point then, I haven't touch the SNES in a while.

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ThanosReXXX

@Lroy You can easily go to around 80 - 100, and still have save states for them, although maybe not all four. Personally, I wouldn't need four save states per game, seeing as I'm the only one playing them, so one per game is enough, much like how most people would only have one save game per title on the Switch, Xbox One or PS4.

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DarthNocturnal

So, just to put my perspective on my NES Classic concerns, all major retailers seem to be sold out on the SNES Classic online, and any new stock gets bought up very quickly. So unless most are being sold in-store.... it's still not just a “waltz in and by it“ item. The fact the amiibo Canada subreddit even feels the need to alert folks when they are up speaks volumes...

The scalping doesn't seem to be as bad, price-wise, but... I don't think we're quite there yet. Maybe SNES Classic sales convinced them to boost production either further, but I have my doubts.

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Lroy

Can anyone help me identify a football or 'soccer' game that was on the SNES which kind of featured a similar camera changing perspective for shots on goal like SUPER SIDEKICKS 2 for the Neo-Geo?

I could've sword that I used to play a football game on the Super Nintendo that suddenly changed to a first person or over the shoulder type camera angle and you had to aim the cursor inside the opponents goal in a set time to score a long shot.

Have looked at YouTube videos and whilst I recognise many of the football games featured, none seem to have this shift camera perspective I am referring to. If you've ever played SUPER SIDEKICKS 2 in the arcade, you'll know what I mean.

Have I cross-pollinated two separate games from my youth or does this fabled footie game exist on Snes? Thanks for any light you can shed on this query.

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@Lroy Perhaps the SNES version of Fifa International Soccer? Or International Superstar Soccer Deluxe?
Other soccer games on the SNES that I know of, are Striker, Super Soccer, Italia 90, World Soccer, Sensible Soccer, Kickoff 3.

EDIT:
Had a look on the old interwebs myself, and I'm thinking that perhaps you might be looking for Tony Meola's Sidekick Soccer? That used mode 7 AND it had an over the shoulder view, so maybe that's the one.

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