Can someone change the false assumption in the news, as it was already noticed here. Zsnes was perfectly working with TOP, which is a 6MB game, so is bsnes.
Sad to see disinformations on this website, because of obvious lack of knowledge from the man who wrote the news
It is YOU who is lacking the knowledge. TOP is NOT an Exlorom, sure it has 6MB, but that really doesn't matter. No original Snes console was ever programmed to handle Exlo or Exhi roms.
But you can NOT expand a game, which was originaly bellow 4MB, above this number. If you repoint the data from a standard Lorom! (and no, this is not TOP), above 4MB, it will Not work in Zsnes.
If you repoint the data from a standard Lorom! (and no, this is not TOP), above 6MB, it will Not work in any emulator (except the new Fusoya emus).
And by working I mean loading the game in the program. You can not expect of some player to make a custom reprogramming to play your game, when so many can't even patch it correctly.
An emu that needs a never-before-seen reprogramming to be able to run a badly squared picture, and takes 5 minutes to load a title screen is like a worm on a hook, while the new Zsnes and snes9x emus are a Shark.
It's strange that, these days (2013), there are "romhackers" that doesn't use Bsnes to at least test their hacks. Seems like quality is not a concern.
In my opinion it's mandatory for a romhack to work on the real hardware, because this way the hack will last forever. Otherwise it's a waste of time, because the hack failed and it will be remembered as an example of a bad work.
Like I mentioned before, Bsnes runs extremly slow in most of the computers, disallowing you to test anything. What a tester wants is the opposite, he wants to speed up the emulation. Plus bsnes has no video filters, making the picture quite squared.
You want the hack to work on a real harware. How many working Snes consoles are in the world currently and where can you buy them? The answer is zero to none. My snes console gave up years ago. 80 percent of all players will most surely put the game in Zsnes, the rest will use some other emus.
You should know that a hack is released as an ips/patch file, not a rom file, and guess what, a cart is a rom, making any cart with a hack illegal, specially in a combination with selling.
So why would a hacker want it to work on a real cart?... so that 1 percent of all players will play it there? And so that cart makers/sellers can earn big money on someone else's work?