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Mega Man X SA1

Hack of Mega Man X

Description:

SA-1 is a co-processor present in some SNES games. Being roughly four times faster than the main CPU it can significantly improve a game’s performance and that is the purpose of this hack, to remove slowdowns present in the original Mega Man X.

Other changes include:

  • Leg Dash defaulted to the L button.
  • Generated passwords are saved into SRAM
  • Control scheme saved into SRAM.
  • Subtanks stop depleting at full health.
  • Disabled double-tap to dash.(optional)

ONLY APPLY ONE PATCH:

  • mmxsa1.ips
  • mmxsa1_double_tap_disabled.ips

Besides zsnes, it should run on all emulators.

Rom disassembled with: https://github.com/Dotsarecool/DiztinGUIsh

SA1 code based on: https://github.com/VitorVilela7/SA1-Root

ver. 1.2:

  • Disabled double-tap to dash made into a separate patch.
  • Fixed Chill Penguin’s frozen statues collision.
  • Fixed C. Sting palette effects.
  • Fixed graphical glitch on sea and sky stages.
  • Fixed the amount of health provided by Subtanks.
  • Control scheme saved into SRAM.

ROM / ISO Information:

  • Database match: Mega Man X (USA)
  • Database: No-Intro: Super Nintendo Entertainment System (v. 20180813-062835)
  • File/ROM SHA-1: 449A00631208FBCC8D58209E66D0D488674B7FB1
  • File/ROM CRC32: 1033EBA4

Links:

Screenshots:


Credits:

Credits
ContributorType of contributionListed credit
BosnHacking

User Review Information

A must! We need Rev 1, though...

Reviewed By: niuus on 26 May 2020

If you like replaying the Mega Man X series every once in a while, there’s been a lot of nice patches with QoL updates and relocalization improvements that certainly make it a fresher experience. Sadly, this SA-1 patch is not compatible with those since it is limited to the 1.0 version of the ROM, excluding 1.1 (Rev 1).

Other than that, it is a real blast to play these games without those slowdowns that were kind of common on the game.

Version 1.1 Recommended - Yes

User Reviews
HeadlineAuthorDateVersionRecommended
A highly recommended patch!BulkSlash09 Jun 20201.2Yes
The ultimate version of Mega Man X! (Just a couple suggestions)ShadowOne33301 Jun 20201.2Yes
This is truly amazing and the best part is the bugs got fixed!JUD6MENT04 Jun 20201.0Yes
A must! We need Rev 1, though...niuus26 May 20201.1Yes
Awesome!ParkerMcFly07 Jun 20201.1Yes
Unbelievable differencenobi25 May 20201.1Yes
Great Hack! but be careful what Emulator you choose (Video inside)MagusLOGS28 May 20201.1Yes
Great Hack, but needing a tweak or 2Mugen_Ketsueki19 May 20201.0Yes
Great hack, but needs some bug fixesdrunk_caterpillar25 May 20201.1Yes
Much appreciated improvementsMattKimura19 May 20201.0Yes