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Hacker Rewrites Crappy SNES Racer To Improve Its Framerate Sevenfold – Kotaku Australia

Brazilian software engineer Vitor Vilela has, for almost a decade, sung the praises of Nintendo’s SA-1 enhancement chip, but never before have the benefits of the…

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Brazilian software engineer Vitor Vilela has, for almost a decade, sung the praises of Nintendos SA-1 enhancement chip, but never before have the benefits of the souped-up Super Nintendo processor been more obvious than when applied to Race Drivin, the lacklustre 1992 SNES port of Ataris 3D arcade racer that originally ran at a single-digit framerate on the home console.
In a video released yesterday, Vilela shows just how powerful the relatively common SA-1 chip could be by comparing footage from…

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