The man behind the plan opened the fucker up. It's real you guys, IT'S REAL.
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Just read through hkgolden's write-up, they brought up three interesting points.
1. It's been tampered with.
2. The CDROM portion is nonfunctional.
3. The OS gives a date six months after Sony and Nintendo announced the dissolution of the project.
>he OS gives a date six months after Sony and Nintendo announced the dissolution of the project.
Could have been post dated or some party was continuing work on the project. Its not like when a company announces a project has been cancelled all work immediately stops on it. Documentation and the like still have to move forward.
>Its not like when a company announces a project has been cancelled all work immediately stops on it.
It actually is just like that. In fact, all work on a cancelled project typically stops before the public gets the heads-up.
Given that it's been tampered with and the OS shows that date leads me to believe that someone kept their project and tried to make it functional on their own time. That would also explain those curious Indian components, too.
I hope all the shit posters (that have been relentlessly talking out their asses about how this is a scam on the daily) feel real good about themselves right about now. Or maybe they'll join us soon to complain about how they're so insecure and jealous that they refuse to believe anything regarding this.
top kek kid
Well duh, they opened it. And its a protoype that would have been a work in progress. Aside from that?
There's been plenty of reason to be skeptical of this. Anyone who posted that it was real or fake without knowing any more than has been released the last 48 hours has been shitposting.
Blindly swallowing unsubstantiated claims and giving e-whores clicks is much more shitposting than the reasonable assertion that the proof is in the pudding.
I can only imagine why it took 8 months for this thing to be opened or turned on and I am mildly surprised that it does seem to be legit.
Hiroshima Nagasaki only knows what those HK dudes are going to do with it from this point forward. Will be interesting if this opens up new potential for clones though.
>Well duh, they opened it. And its a protoype that would have been a work in progress. Aside from that?
You don't seem to understand. We're saying that it seems like someone continued work on it after the project was dropped, as evidenced by some completely awful work on the connectors (scratches, burns) and strange parts manufactured in India.
This is definitely not something that would have happened during actual development. It would have been better if whoever had worked on this not done so - now how are we supposed to know if the OS it's carrying is just a continuation of the existing OS or something added after dissolution?
I think the machine is real, I think we are looking at what, at least USED to be, the Sony/Nintendo prototype, but it's frustrating that it's been tampered with and that's a huge problem in determining what is or is not authentic about it. Now there isn't any guarantee that anything in the machine is from development or from some hare-brained mod work.
Yo dude this is such a phony photoshop. I know because I have seen a lot of Photoshop images in my time and something about pixels. You would have to be a maroon to think this is real.
I expect an apology from everyone who laughed at me when I claimed this was not only possible, but that my recently departed father modded a Playstation to be capable of this. Common sense would tell you that of course this was a thing that could happen. This is why dreamers are not the happiest of people, when they are made to put up with such scrutiny.
It hasn't been "tampered with". It is common for prototypes to have problems that need manual fixing, such as having a few extra cables manually soldered on. Hell sometimes even production units get such issues as well; Megadrive and Mega CD first run units had the main oscillator on the motherboard connected to an entire sub-board with additional logic next to the oscillator, due to board snafus.
And what strange made-in-india parts are there on the board? I don't see any on the pics; but just because you found a cap or a 74xx ic that was made outside japan, that does not mean that the unit is fake.
Just a thought, not even the guy. But since when did Indian components in electronics even become relevant. My ill-informed perception is that Indian electronics component manufacturing as an available and reliable standard seems an odd and untimely choice compared to Chinese, Hong Kong or Taiwanese components in 1990's.
I am probably dead wrong.
We may never know. If you really want to know good place to start would be investigating how "dissolved" this deal was and who was involved in the project after that. There is absolutely nothing out of the ordinary to announce a project has been canceled but continue work on it either in hopes it can be restarted or developed into something else.
Oh, I do understand. That you've never developed an electronic device or apparently seen a prototype of one. And are gagging for a conspiracy. Replacing parts with whatever you have available, soldering by hand, running wires to replace missing or misrouted traces and all sorts of other "tampering" are common place when working with prototypes.
>Replacing parts with whatever you have available, soldering by hand, running wires to replace missing or misrouted traces and all sorts of other "tampering" are common place when working with prototypes.
This is correct.
Look at this for example. It's a Saturn prototype. You have replaced parts, socketed chips, manually routed traces, all over the place. Some of the 74xx chips have other chips soldered on to them.
THAT IS WHY THEY CALL THEM PROTOTYPES.
>or developed into something else.
Yes, I agree and that's where I'm going with this line of reasoning. Were engineers from either company working to reverse engineer the others' tech from a prototype? If stolen tech made its way into N64 or more likely Playstation maybe Nintendo COULD sue, or could HAVE anyway.
Or fuck maybe some dumbass in like 1995 tried to mod it to play burned Playstation games.
The story DID get interesting again, but I'm already pretty restrained in my excitement and expect the next chapter Summer, 2016.
Why are you being hostile? I'm not "gagging for conspiracy," I'm just trying to ascertain whether or not this unit was worked on outside of company time and you jumping to conclusions about me is irksome. The conclusion that the unit had been tampered with is from hkgolden, who are, so far, the only source of any actual information.
>>2780597 gets the right idea by actually asking for more information, unlike you. And to answer his question, there are several microchips on there whose manufacture is Indian, which is bizarre as hell for a company like Nintendo to suddenly cheap out and put together a prototype with duct tape and baling wire.
Also, did you read the article? Not being snarky like you, because we're not dealing with workarounds or even kludges, we're talking about some seriously suspect, amateur level work on this unit which is completely incongruous with work done elsewhere.
>conclusion that the unit had been tampered with is from hkgolden, who are, so far, the only source of any actual information.
It was also posted on engadget.
And there is nothing to suggest that it has been tampered with.
> And to answer his question, there are several microchips on there whose manufacture is Indian, which is bizarre as hell for a company like Nintendo to suddenly cheap out and put together a prototype with duct tape and baling wire.
WHICH ONES. I've went through all the pics twice and the only chips in there, that have a country written on them, state Japan. I don't see any fucking India anywhere on the chips.
>Millionths of people on /vr/ believe that in the past the console has be tampered with by extratampering beings. What it if were true? top kek kid
Not even the Anon you snarked at with your snark shit but yes, I read the "article". Not some interpretation of it, retelling of it, or google translation of it but the actual "article". I'm not a Cantonese native but I can read it damn well.
I'd ask you to go post your great knowledge on assembler but I'm betting you're one of those summerfags who got banned for shitposting this kind of shit.
Neat and all, but there will never be new hardware or software based on this.
ALTHOUGH, it would be cool if they did release this as an anniversary edition item and re-released SNES games on CD.
The planned version of secret of mana, for one. Also its possible the isometric 3D Mario game planned to use the super FX chip may have ended up a CD game, but that may not have been in development until after this thing was killed.
It may not have been finished but secret of mana was planned to be one of the first games for it, and if I'm not mistaken it began development with the CD system in mind and had to have changes made when the hardware was axed
Chono Trigger and Secret of Mana started out as one project for the snes cd with toriyama. Probably why the main characters looks so similar.
Possibly a port of Xexex?
I mean, yeah, we eventually did get it through MAME and Salamander Portable for the PSP, but still, to think that we would have (possibly) had a port of this eye candy shooter back in the day...
Which brings up a rather interesting point (well, to me at least)-
In a way, I feel we got the SNES CD addon we always deserved in the form of Byuu's MSU-1 chip specification. I mean, have you seen the cool shit they're doing with that lately? 8D
In the case of Phantasia no difference would've resulted- the problem was executive meddling by Namco, not technical inability.
Star Ocean could've potentially used it to great effect though.
It's pretty much just a snes with an additional CD-ROM controller.
so how do you guys think video gaming would be affected if sony and nintendo partnered up and made this for real?
the 5th gen was a pretty big turning point in consoles. Could you imagine if sega's only competition was sonytendo?
Sega would have teamed up with Panasonic or Microsoft and we'd likely still see the intense Nintendo/Sega rivalry that we had pre-Dreamcast except Sega would have a better idea of how to use their hardware.
>Could you imagine if sega's only competition was sonytendo?
Then maybe it would have been a more balanced console war, like the 16-bit were.
But it wasn't going to happen, Sony's deal included getting all profit for all the games released on the CD system. We've discussed this hypothetical scenario many many times on /vr/
Come on, quit calling the guy a moron.
Just because he looks like a bro and probably gets pussy is no reason to hate him.
Hate your dad for not making you into a man, instead of making you into a lonely video game player
Exactly. It's the only thing it could have been.
Other than reading data, there is only one other use: the SNES had the ability to let external hardware as a final step mix into sound before being output to the DAC. It could most likely play music CDs too. The only novel programming feature may have been the ability to control music playback during a game by poking at the CD-ROM controller through the expansion bus.
It was really just a Sega-CD-like SNES birthed by the unholy union of Nintendo and Sony.
>Hate your dad for not making you into a man, instead of making you into a lonely video game player
My dad is a hypocrite liar, who tried pressuring my sister into giving him money, and when that did not work, he stole their entire cd/vinyl/dvd collection (that was 20 years in the making).