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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

Seems rather busticated

Reviewed By: Chris Miller on 13 Mar 2015

That is one big honkin’ download for an SNES game.

The file format used here can’t even be played on VLC or any other player I’ve dug up, even ones that are supposed to handle PCM files.

There are any number of file formats that would work better, like mp3, ogg, flac…why would you want to saddle players with files that are ginormous and can’t even be read by anything? It confers no advantage whatsoever.

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