Ultra16 firmware V1.4 update

-please download again-

Sad but true, there were some issues with the latest Ultra16 firmware upgrade posted on december 24th. Affected cartridges were Super Gameboy V1.0, Star Ocean. Also fixed an issue with skin switching, improved handling of invalid cartridge headers and corrected a typo for good measure. Please download and run firmware V1.4 again, everybody. Sorry for the inconvenience caused!

Posted by d4s on 2011-01-01 16:09:46  snes ultra16    [permalink]

Ultra16 firmware V1.4 is out!

-just in time for christmas, too-

683_1293166410.pngThis release adds more elaborate support for the Super GameBoy. I was almost successful in repressing the memory of a long-standing problem with one single GameBoy game: Space Invaders(E), but finally decided I had to do something about it. See, this one GameBoy game contains a complete Super Nintendo game that's only playable with the Super Gameboy. This SNES-game has a region protection built in, even though GameBoy games are region-free by default. The problem here is that the game is uploaded to the SNES at runtime, which means that I can't detect it during the Ultra16 boot sequence. After spending some time reverse-engineering the SGB, I was able to pull information from the inserted GameBoy cart and detect this game as a special case. What's really nice is that the cartridge info menu has been updated aswell and now lists title, hardware and GameBoy color/Super GameBoy features for GameBoy games! As always, use a flashcart/copier to run this upgrade on your Ultra16. For those of you that don't own such a device, I will be sending out upgrade cartridges. Have fun and merry christmas!

Posted by d4s on 2010-12-24 05:53:31  snes ultra16    [permalink]