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Mega Man X MSU-1 Audio

Hack of Mega Man X

Description:

This patch is intended to replace all the music from the 1993 SNES game, Mega Man X, with full CD-quality streaming audio using the MSU-1 audio specification created by byuu.

This patch requires the MSU-1 audio ‘chip’ to function, and as such will only function properly with the higan and BSNES emulators, as well as the SD2SNES flash cart.

However, the .spc fallback routine means that if the MSU-1 chip is NOT detected (such as in an emulator that does not support it, like ZSNES or snes9x), the standard audio will play, leaving the game to play as if un-patched. Non-destructive patching, FTW.

A link to a pre-assembled Audio Pack can be found in the Readme.

ROM / ISO Information:

  • MEGAMAN X
  • U.S.A.
  • 1572864 Bytes (12.0000 Mb)
  • Padded: Maybe, 5744 Bytes (0.0438 Mb)
  • Interleaved/Swapped: No
  • Backup unit/emulator header: No
  • Version: 1.1
  • Checksum: Ok, 0x4cc2 (calculated) == 0x4cc2 (internal)
  • Inverse checksum: Ok, 0xb33d (calculated) == 0xb33d (internal)
  • Checksum (CRC32): 0xded53c64

Links:

Screenshots:


Credits:

Credits
ContributorType of contributionListed credit
DarkShockHackingASM programming
TheRetromancerMusicMusic Programming/Minor Hack cleanup

User Review Information

i'm sure it sounds nice but...

Reviewed By: treos on 16 Jan 2015

Instead of a simple ISP patch, what we have here is an audio “improvement” hack that has you do a 306.5 mb download AND patch the game which can then only be played on certain emulators or certain flash drives. With a file size of 306.5 mb, I doubt that’s mp3 tracks (what format are the tracks in anyway? It doesn’t even say that anywhere here or in the readme.).

I MIGHT download the soundtrack some time later to check it out but 306.5 mb is a MASSIVE download for just one SNES ROM hack IMO.

Version 1.0 Recommended - No

User Reviews
HeadlineAuthorDateVersionRecommended
Doesn't loop?insectduel26 Aug 20181.0No
Other Reviews UnfairKrazzyklown10 Jun 20181.0Yes
Am I missing something?papacitoloko11178931 Dec 20151.0No
Seems rather busticatedChris Miller13 Mar 20151.0No
Excellent audio improvement if you have MSU1Greg260023 Jan 20151.0Yes
i'm sure it sounds nice but...treos16 Jan 20151.0No
The music is not faithful to the originalBregalad04 Aug 20151.0No
Mega Man X with CD quality musicQ29 Dec 20141.0Yes