Correction: used in the SNES Mini and WiiU Virtual Console.
Well he mentions the Python script, I assumed he was referring to the SNES Mini, but the Wii U Virtual console (afaik) has the ROM inside the main executable (RPX files), or were those the NES VC? I can't remember off the top of my head.
People that don't know how to use 4dv4nc3d l337 t00lz can always get something like ucon64, put a variable header, a variable footer et voila!
Python is not even an advanced tool for a mere user.
It's the programming language, all he has to do is simply install Python, run the script, that's it.
Little to no user input required other than the file names iirc.
Ohhh, I just Googled "SNES smc to sfrom" and nothing came up about the SNES Mini, so I didn't realise. Although now I know, I do have to ask again why it matters. I suppose some people REALLY want to hack an $80 emulation box to add more games, rather than just buy a $25 Android TV box and use that instead...
Well exactly. If it matters that much to you, install Python.
p.s. I'm not saying the SNES Mini is pointless, far from it. I get the aesthetic and it being an official Nintendo product. But that's all the more reason that I wouldn't want to hack the damn thing. If I want to play anything other than the 21 games on there, I'm not going to use that.
To me the Mini consoles ARE pointless.
It's just because it has the Nintendo brand into it that makes people flock pre-order sites like fucking vultures, and for what? Just because they are collectible?
I don't get the appeal of said things when a cheap Android can deliver WAY more than that, even up to Dreamcast consoles.
Not only that, but the Mini consoles have a severe flaw...
- Space limitation: The user is stuck to a 512MB NAND with no way to add more through SD or some other external device (if you were to hack it)
- Licensing issues: This is the real problem with the Mini consoles. Right now it's not much of an issue, but you just wait until the N64 Mini arrives, and the licensing issues will be greatly enhanced.
Nintendo's odd policies and the lack top-tier games from their old consoles due to licensing issues is what makes me go for RetroArch instead of the Virtual Console anyday.
I don't need to pay for the 10th time for a game I own the cartridge for just to play it with an awful gamma correction (darkened image) and in a forced 4:3 aspect ratio for games that have support for native 16:9 (Like DK64).
I could go on and on, but you catch my drift.