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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

Am I missing something?

Reviewed By: papacitoloko111789 on 31 Dec 2015

I’ve had minimal trouble getting other msu hacks to work but this one is just giving me head aches. I’ve read the manifest file and it labels tracks up to 30 but then there are 32 pcm files in the audio pack. Also, with Higan you get program.rom instead of mmx_msu1.sfc, I could always rename but changing the manifest file to read the data to program.rom also works and has worked with other MSU hacks. After an hour of trying to mess around with it I’m done with this audio hack. Not sure if I’m missing something but I wouldn’t recommend this to anyone who is just now picking up on MSU 1 hacks.

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