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Skidrow
01-31-2005, 09:22 AM
Can anybody tell me, how i can change the country defaults of SNES roms like NTSC or PAL. i want to change german roms into US; 50 Hz to 60 Hz



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thegodofhellfire
01-31-2005, 09:30 AM
> Can anybody tell me, how i can change the country defaults
> of SNES roms like NTSC or PAL. i want to change german roms
> into US; 50 Hz to 60 Hz.

I'm afraid you can't. On the SNES, that was determined by the hardware itself. If you really want to play 50Hz ROMs at 60Hz, you can install a switch (http://www.consolepassion.co.uk/modification.htm) on your console, like mine. It works great, and it means that you won't have any of the sync problems associated with playing games at the wrong rate.

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Skidrow
01-31-2005, 09:46 AM
Oh sorry, its a misunderstanding! my hardware SNES has a 50/60 HZ switch too, but what i mean is: i want to play games with emulator ZSNES and when i start game with "force NTSC" some german (i am german :) games don´t start. So i want to play german roms with 60 Hz. i mean it is possible to changed the 50/60HZ question while starting a rom. do you know what i mean?

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thegodofhellfire
02-01-2005, 02:21 PM
> do you know what i mean?

Sorry, didn't catch that post. I'm pretty sure I know what you mean. It should still be possible to emulate your German PAL ROMs at 60Hz. Certain games have protection that will detect the refresh rate of the hardware, and lock the game out if it finds a rate other than the domestic one, in use. So your German ROMs are detecting the emulated hardware running at 60Hz, and locks you out because German hardware ought to run at 50Hz.

It should be possible to strip this protection from the game with uCON64 (http://ucon64.sourceforge.net/). I'm assuming a base level of experience with these things here, so just ask if this seems unclear.

1. Assuming you're on a Windows platform, download the MinGW version of the program.

2. Unzip the program to your ROMs directory, and give your target ROM a simple name (eg "smas.smc").

3. Right-click on the program, click 'Copy'. Right-click in the folder window and click 'Paste Shortcut'.

4. Right-click on your new shortcut and click 'Properties'. In the 'Shortcut' tab, find the 'Target' box. After the location of the program, type in your target ROM's name, followed by "-f" (without quotations). It should look something like:

D:\Gaming\SNES\ROMs\ucon64.exe smas.smc -f

5. Click 'OK' in the Properties window and run the shortcut.

6. Repeat steps 4 and five with the parameters "-k", and once again with "-l". (That's a lower-case 'L')

7. Try running the rom in ZSNES again, and let me know if it works.

Good luck!

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Skidrow
02-01-2005, 06:42 PM
I have all done what you say and it works great!!!!!!!!!!!!!

VERY BIG THANKS!!!!!!! <img src=smilies/liefde.gif>

:-)

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thegodofhellfire
02-01-2005, 10:53 PM
> I have all done what you say and it works great!!!!!!!!!!!!!
>
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> VERY BIG THANKS!!!!!!!

Haha, glad to have been of service. Enjoy!

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Skidrow
07-18-2013, 05:44 PM
i have to update a little bit :)

ucon64 is good. But it operate not with all roms. e.g. Super Mario World 2 - Yoshis Island PAL doesnt run with 60 Hz after using ucon64 ("This gamepak is not for your SNES bla....").

But there is a tool that can: SNES tool by The M.C.A.

Problem: It doesnt run on 64bit Windows so i used Dosbox (a dos emulator) to run it and it works with "Fix to NTSC". After that, i can run the PAL game with 60 Hz. I use SNES9x. If you too, do following to start every rom with 60 Hz: Set NTSC = TRUE in the [ROM] section of snes9x.conf, or use the custom rom dialog which exposes this option.

See you in 2021 XD