SNES CD-ROM Overview (1993)

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  1. roberto_blankhoe

    roberto_blankhoe Active Member

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  2. Twilight

    Twilight Site Supporter 2015

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    I see someone found another copy of this document. Great...
     
  3. smf

    smf mamedev

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    Yeah I'm sure this has turned up before. It's not the Play Station, which is all I'm really interested in. From the cpu specs I'm guessing it's SuperFX based.
     
  4. roberto_blankhoe

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    You're probably right about the processor. The date and cd-i specs make me think that this document was written in the Nintendo/Phillips era. So yeah, its not the Play Station.

    edit:
    source of this document seems to be Steve_Lin.
    more to come? :) https://twitter.com/stevenplin/status/434381829982801920/photo/1
     
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  5. CR1181995

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    Ew. So If that was to have released sony probably would of never continued in the market since it would of failed, if it was anything like the god-awful CDI of course.
     
  6. smf

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    Sony were pretty much committed by the time this document was written. I believe the target boxes were already out at developers.

    As soon as Nintendo realised the strength of the competition they cancelled the project and jumped to the N64. Sega took the alternative approach of upgrading the Saturn for 3D.
     
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    retro Resigned from mod duty 15 March 2018

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    Steve seems to have some pretty interesting items! I for one await his other releases with eager anticipation.

    Thanks for sharing!
     
  8. Lunar_Lander

    Lunar_Lander from outer space..

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    Nice found, thank you for sharing it with us !
     
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    Unknown-Organization <B>Site Supporter 2014</B>

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    I glad Sony shot this down and move on making the own greatest console ever made. Otherwise Without Playstation, I wouldn't be here as a gamer :) Long live Playstation!
     
  10. smf

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    Sony had already moved on, the Nintendo/Sony "Play Station" partnership was dissolved in 1991.
    This is a manual for one of the later projects to bring CD games to the SNES, which appears to be a SuperFX CPU and a CD drive.

    While Sony were working on the PlayStation in secret, they were also trying to partner with Nintendo so they could keep track of them & make some money in the process. I don't know whether Sony had any involvement in this SNES-CD though.
     
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  11. MobCat

    MobCat Test and sort ALL THE THINGS! ^__^/

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    I know this is kinda a old thread but can anyone upload or PM the pdf, the mega link is dead :(
     
  12. xmog123x

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    I think I might have it, I'd need to dig through my hdd's
     
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    sa1 and MobCat like this.

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