New SNES/SFC flash cart form SwapMagic 3

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New SNES/SFC flash cart form SwapMagic 3

Post by superufo » Tue Feb 21, 2012 1:23 am

SuperUFO Pro 8

Rom Emulator Cartridge for SNES / SFC Console . It allows you to play your favourite backup game on your SNES console via Pro 8.
Besides the game cartridge emulation function, it has more features as below :
1. Game Cartridge emulator
2. Game save function
3. Real-time game save function. ( infinitive continue )
4. Firmware flash rom ( firmware updatable )
5. Memory card support SD, HC-SD, TF and MMC(FAT 32, 16, 12 File System)
6. USB 2.0 support for files transfer
7. Cheat code function ( Thousands of cheat codes build-in )
8. Multi game files format support ( UFO , 078, SMC, FIG and Bin )
9. Regional Protection Patch function ( auto patch and play ) : allows you to play
imported games from different country
10. Original game cartridge back up function. ( backup your existing game cartridge ,
you can borrow the cart from your friends or rent it from store )
11. Buildin Multi Region CIC Chip Support any Regional SNES/SFC Console

For more details on the product.
http://www.swapmagic3.com/superufopro8/content.asp?id=1
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Post by MottZilla » Tue Feb 21, 2012 11:38 am

Interesting that it can backup cartridges. Other than that it doesn't seem to do anything different. Price seems alright if the product lives up to what it says. Looks sharp.

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Post by kyuusaku » Tue Feb 21, 2012 12:14 pm

sd2snes or Everdrive? It must be derived from one.

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Post by MottZilla » Tue Feb 21, 2012 1:34 pm

I suspect that too but it is too early to tell. I suspect EverDrive.

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Post by 3gengames » Tue Feb 21, 2012 2:50 pm

I suspect it's nowhere close to SD2SNES and probably even worse than the everdrive as it probably doesn't support any external processors unless your cart has the external chips. Not that that's terrible, but you still need to dig for carts and crap.

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Post by marvelus10 » Tue Feb 21, 2012 7:15 pm

Im guessing its an updated and miniaturised Super UFO Pro, if you check the video and compare it to video's of the 90's copier device they have the same bios, this new gadget looking like v9.* and the 90's copiers the last bios update I found from 2003 was v8.8*. It appears to do the same thing.

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Post by MottZilla » Wed Feb 22, 2012 5:54 pm

It does seem like they cloned the Super UFO and added/changed to SD card file access. That's alright. Too bad it isn't a bit cheaper though.

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Post by marvelus10 » Wed Feb 22, 2012 8:17 pm

MottZilla wrote:It does seem like they cloned the Super UFO and added/changed to SD card file access. That's alright. Too bad it isn't a bit cheaper though.

Well it is 1/2 the price of the basic SD2SNES and roughly 2/3 the price of the PowerPak and you get a copier, a retrode is the same price, is it really that expensive.

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Post by MottZilla » Wed Feb 22, 2012 9:19 pm

It's not that it is expensive. It's slightly cheaper than the SNES EverDrive, actually it's probably still the cheapest modern style flash cart. It's just a shame that if it were just a bit cheaper I think it would be an even better deal. Also the 32M limit is kind of a downer I guess for the few games that could use more. But I guess overall, it isn't bad. Fairly good deal atleast from the look of things.

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Post by Jagasian » Wed Feb 22, 2012 10:24 pm

It looks pretty cool. It is a miniaturized copier. Instead of a floppy it uses SD, and instead of a parallel port it uses a USB port. Looking at the manual, it definitely seems to be a re-hash of a copier:
http://www.swapmagic3.com/superufopro8/ ... manual.pdf

I wish it had the FPGA of the sd2snes because the sd2snes will be the best cart for game compatibility, but the sd2snes will lack two features that this Super UFO cart will have: backup existing carts and USB-to-PC link.

I'll probably pick this up, and I will definitely get an sd2snes. I mean, I am still playing the same console for the past 20 years... why wimp out now.

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Post by Hilmarf » Fri Feb 24, 2012 10:08 am

So many nice features. Guess this will replace my swc dx2, and the sd2snes will replace my powerpak. I wish FFE would make somthing similar :)

Im curious, since this copier will allow to use special chips if you have the correct carts, is it possible to make a snes cart containing all the special chips and a dip switch of some sort so you can choose chip? I know I would need to desolder and destroy some cart's, but that would be great.
If anyone is up for it I could at least order some boards, but I guess that's not somthing people wan't to do considering the sd2snes is on it's way.

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Post by MottZilla » Fri Feb 24, 2012 11:36 am

Hilmarf wrote: Im curious, since this copier will allow to use special chips if you have the correct carts, is it possible to make a snes cart containing all the special chips and a dip switch of some sort so you can choose chip?
This is a mistake or translation error. You CAN'T play special chip games as ROMS on this device. It merely tells you that you can play these games through the device. The way the chips like Super FX are designed it is impossible to do what can be done with DSP1 where you just plug in a cartridge on some copiers. This never will change, ever. If you want to play these games buy them or hope SD2SNES will support them.

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Post by Hilmarf » Sat Feb 25, 2012 3:07 am

Damn, that sucked.... Misleading sales pitch I guess

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Post by Jagasian » Sat Feb 25, 2012 9:33 am

Hilmarf wrote:Damn, that sucked.... Misleading sales pitch I guess
Again, the sd2snes will be the best for game compatibility, but this Super UFO will be neat to have for the copier features and SNES to PC link features.

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Post by Hilmarf » Sun Feb 26, 2012 3:12 am

Yup. Waiting eagerly for the sd2snes.

Tip: Me and a friend have already bought the Super Ufo Pro 8 from Tototek. They seem to have the best price, and cheapest shipping. They even include one of their CIC adapters.


Wonder if the DSP1 games works with a cart on top. Though, getting rid of floppies and my old huge copier is the main reason I bought it. I just like to be able to do everything with my old game consoles :P

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