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Play SNES and Sega Genesis games on your calculator!

Started by DJ Omnimaga, September 17, 2015, 07:23:54 am

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September 17, 2015, 07:23:54 am Last Edit: September 17, 2015, 07:26:05 am by DJ Omnimaga
For years, various console emulators were available for the TI-Nspire: NESpire (Nintendo Entertainment System), gbc4nspire (Game Boy and Game Boy Color), gpSP-Nspire (Game Boy Advance) and more. However, many people had been wondering if, one day, the two most popular 16-bit gaming consoles would ever be emulated on the TI-Nspire or other calculators.

Several days ago, their dream finally came true. Gameblabla, author of many SDL ports for the TI-Nspire, has ported PocketSNES (Super Nintendo) and PicoDrive (Sega Genesis) to that calculator, so now you can finally play Super Mario Kart, Mega Man X, Hong Kong '97, Zelda: A Link to the Past, Sonic the Hedgehog, Streets of Rage and many other Nintendo or Sega games!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v6aFU05YMd4
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IrADSVXxJq4


In order to play SNES games on your TI-Nspire CX, you need Ndless 3.1, 3.6 or 3.9. You also need ROMs, but you have to find them yourselves or dump them from your game cartridges. ROMs must be renamed to .tns files (for example, instead of marioworld.smc, it has to be marioworld.smc.tns), else they won't send. You also obviously need PocketSNES. Once you have sent everything to your calculator using your favorite TI-Nspire linking software, launch PicoDrive then choose a valid ROM file from the list.

Click here to download PocketSNES
Click here for the discussion topic


In order to play Sega Genesis or Sega Mega Drive games on your TI-Nspire CX, you also need Ndless and ROMs, the latter being found on Google or dumped, as usual. ROMs must be renamed to .tns files (for example, instead of sonic.md, it has to be sonic.md.tns), else they won't send. You also obviously need PicoDrive. After sending your required files to your TI-Nspire CX, launch PicoDrive then choose a valid ROM file from the list.

Click here to download PicoDrive
Click here for the discussion topic


Now enjoy your favorite classics on your TI-Nspire. :)

critor

Did anybody test PicoDrive ?
Could you name me any working ROM ?

Every ROM I've tried so far just makes the calculator reboot after the "Starting emulation" message.

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