Inside the Super Nintendo cartridges (
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Super good write up. So much info in one place. If you’re a vg nerd read this. Has some great visuals and video comparisons as well. Loved it! on 22 Apr 13:16 next collapse

Where’s the rest of the article? I only see these the paragraphs:

One of the remarkable characteristics of the Super Nintendo was the ability for game cartridges (cart) to pack more than instructions and assets into ROM chips. If we open and look at the PCBs, we can find inside things like the CIC copy protection chip, SRAM, and even “enhancement processors”.

↫ Fabien Sanglard

When I was a child and teenager in the ’90s, the capabilities of the SNES cartridge were a bit of a legend. We’d talk about what certain games would use which additional processors and chips in the cartridge, right or wrong, often boasting about the games we owned, and talking down the games we didn’t. Much of it was probably nonsense, but there’s some good memories there.

We’re decades deep into the internet age now, and all the mysteries of the SNES cartridge can just be looked up on Wikipedia and endless numbers of other websites. The mystery’s all gone, but at least now we can accurately marvel at just how versatile the SNES really was. on 22 Apr 13:17 collapse

Loads for me. Pretty simple site, but try disabling content blockers. Check your console. on 22 Apr 13:31 collapse

I don’t have any content blockers. For fun I tried Desktop view, RSS reader, and an crawl but it looks the same:

Maybe it’s a region thing

Edit: Ohhh click the Fabien link, not the OS News one on 22 Apr 13:17 next collapse

Maybe it’s cause I’m on mobile, but I just see the intro paragraph, unless I’m missing something on how to see a full article? on 22 Apr 13:35 collapse

Click the Fabien link, not the OS News one on 22 Apr 14:21 collapse

Ah, gotcha. Thanks! :) on 22 Apr 15:01 collapse Where the actual article is ^ on 23 Apr 15:29 collapse

Thank you! This is the link OP should have posted.