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Mega Man X SA1

Hack of Mega Man X

Description:

SA-1 is a co-processor present in some SNES games. Being roughly four times faster than the main CPU it can significantly improve a game’s performance and that is the purpose of this hack, to remove slowdowns present in the original Mega Man X.

Other changes include:

  • Leg Dash defaulted to the L button.
  • Generated passwords are saved into SRAM
  • Subtanks stop depleting at full health.
  • Disabled double-tap to dash.

Besides zsnes, it should run on all emulators.

Rom disassembled with: https://github.com/Dotsarecool/DiztinGUIsh

SA1 code based on: https://github.com/VitorVilela7/SA1-Root

ver. 1.1:

  • Weapon charging animation should reset properly.
  • Restored several graphic/hdma effects that were missing.
  • Fixed B. Cutter weapon.
  • Disabled double-tap to dash.

ROM / ISO Information:

  • Database match: Mega Man X (USA)
  • Database: No-Intro: Super Nintendo Entertainment System (v. 20180813-062835)
  • File/ROM SHA-1: 449A00631208FBCC8D58209E66D0D488674B7FB1
  • File/ROM CRC32: 1033EBA4

Links:

Screenshots:


Credits:

Credits
ContributorType of contributionListed credit
BosnHacking

User Review Information

Great hack, but needs some bug fixes

Reviewed By: drunk_caterpillar on 22 May 2020

I originally had tried the v1.0 patch and, while impressed, couldn’t recommend it because there were a handful of bugs that held it back from being better than the original release. With the v1.1 update though, the SA-1 version is indiscernible from the original release but now with SRAM saving, a few QoL improvements, and more consistent performance during strenuous scenes. This is the way I’ll be playing Mega Man X from now on and I totally recommend it.

Version 1.1 Recommended - Yes

User Reviews
HeadlineAuthorDateVersionRecommended
Unbelievable differencenobi24 May 20201.1Yes
Great Hack! but be careful what Emulator you choose (Video inside)MagusLOGS21 May 20201.0Yes
Great Hack, but needing a tweak or 2Mugen_Ketsueki19 May 20201.0Yes
Great hack, but needs some bug fixesdrunk_caterpillar22 May 20201.1Yes
Much appreciated improvementsMattKimura19 May 20201.0Yes