Any other SNES Universal Adapter bypasses 50/60hz check

Discussion in 'Other Consoles & Oldies' started by NintenDavid, Dec 9, 2016.

  1. NintenDavid
    OP

    NintenDavid GBAtemp Fan

    Member
    448
    56
    May 25, 2016
    United States
    Soobway
    Is there any SNES Universal Adapter that can bypass the 50/60 hz check, games like Super Mario All Stars or Terranigma?
     
  2. NintenDavid
    OP

    NintenDavid GBAtemp Fan

    Member
    448
    56
    May 25, 2016
    United States
    Soobway
    Plz answer me. :(
     
  3. NintenDavid
    OP

    NintenDavid GBAtemp Fan

    Member
    448
    56
    May 25, 2016
    United States
    Soobway
    I really need an answer...
     
  4. Sora de Eclaune

    Sora de Eclaune Baby squirrel, you's a sexy motherfucker.

    Member
    2,802
    625
    Feb 15, 2011
    United States
    123 Fake Street
    A SNES flash cartridge can bypass the check somehow, but those usually cost about $80-$100 USD.
     
    Last edited by Sora de Eclaune, Dec 13, 2016
  5. NintenDavid
    OP

    NintenDavid GBAtemp Fan

    Member
    448
    56
    May 25, 2016
    United States
    Soobway
    Yes, I see, but is there an adapter that can do it?
     
  6. Sora de Eclaune

    Sora de Eclaune Baby squirrel, you's a sexy motherfucker.

    Member
    2,802
    625
    Feb 15, 2011
    United States
    123 Fake Street
    To my knowledge, the only other way (short of screwing around with it yourself at home - dangerous if you don't have the right tools or don't know what you're doing) is to make a US-compatible reproduction cartridge of an EU game. Most reproduction cartridges are sold for cheap, actually.
     
    Last edited by Sora de Eclaune, Dec 13, 2016
  7. NintenDavid
    OP

    NintenDavid GBAtemp Fan

    Member
    448
    56
    May 25, 2016
    United States
    Soobway
    Really, I though there were universal adapters that can allow a PAL game to be played on an NTSC console?
     
  8. shames

    shames Member

    Newcomer
    14
    1
    May 11, 2016
    Australia
    No, there is no Adapter, which can bypass the 50/60Hz Copy Protection afaik.

    Use a Flashcart or mod your SNES (Switch or Switchless).
     
  9. Lumstar

    Lumstar Princess

    Member
    3,641
    90
    Mar 6, 2006
    United States
    Darling
    Action Replay can help to some degree. It has cheat code support to skip the error message, and a region bypass slot on the back.

    But games don't change the console's video output between 50hz/60hz. Expect bugs in titles optimized for the other mode.
     
  10. NintenDavid
    OP

    NintenDavid GBAtemp Fan

    Member
    448
    56
    May 25, 2016
    United States
    Soobway
    Which Action Replay? 1,2 or 3?
     
  11. Lumstar

    Lumstar Princess

    Member
    3,641
    90
    Mar 6, 2006
    United States
    Darling
    The later ones add more features, for a price. A nice MK3 gets pretty expensive...
    Try looking into 2 first.
     
    NintenDavid likes this.
  12. Issac

    Issac I

    Global Moderator
    GBAtemp Patron
    Issac is a Patron of GBAtemp and is helping us stay independent!

    Our Patreon
    5,411
    2,709
    Apr 10, 2004
    Sweden
    Sweden
    I'm not sure... I have three adapters for SNES. I live in the PAL region, that is 50hz games, and with those adapters, I can play American and Japanese ones. Some work better than others, only one of them allow me to play Seiken Densetsu 3 for example.

    I don't see why it wouldn't work the other way around, maybe it's easier to play 60hz games on a 50hz system, than the other way around. :/
     
  13. NintenDavid
    OP

    NintenDavid GBAtemp Fan

    Member
    448
    56
    May 25, 2016
    United States
    Soobway
    What are your 3 adapters, and which one works with the Seiken Densetsu 3 game?
     
  14. Issac

    Issac I

    Global Moderator
    GBAtemp Patron
    Issac is a Patron of GBAtemp and is helping us stay independent!

    Our Patreon
    5,411
    2,709
    Apr 10, 2004
    Sweden
    Sweden
    I have:
    • Honeybee (those are quite expensive for some reason)
    • Fire (Never used it really. Honeybee always worked until Seiken Densetsu 3. I bought this one, which didn't work with that game, and then I bought...)
    • Universal Adapter (Yes, that's its name. Looks like the image below. Some of them has a switch on the side, mine only has a hole there.)
    [​IMG]

    But these are for playing NTSC games on PAL consoles, and probably not the other way around.

    EDIT:

    These all require the game you want to play, as well as a "source game" with the region you want.
    Apparently, someone used a regular converter (looks like my "Fire" in design) to play PAL on his NTSC. Not sure if he had to break some plastic pins from his console though.

    [​IMG]
     
    Last edited by Issac, Dec 23, 2016
    NintenDavid likes this.
  15. Armadillo

    Armadillo GBAtemp Psycho!

    Member
    3,621
    1,602
    Aug 28, 2003
    United Kingdom
    Adapters generally don't have a region. The cic is taken from the the correct region cart you have in another slot. So they will do PAL->NTSC, or NTSC->PAL.

    You'll find the bottom of most adapters is the PAL/Japanese cart shape, but also has the slots in the back so it will fit an NA machine as well without breaking tabs.

    Not really sure why anyone would want to use an adapter in 2016 though & put up with all the hassle that goes with them, when you can just fit a SuperCIC (simple internal mod) and get 100% compatiblity, auto 50/60Hz switching and keep the console looking stock.
     
  16. Lumstar

    Lumstar Princess

    Member
    3,641
    90
    Mar 6, 2006
    United States
    Darling
    The error screens. More PAL games block 60hz, versus NTSC games blocking 50hz.

    Pac-Attack (Cosmo Gang The Puzzle) is an example of this. You can play the US/JP version at 50hz. But the PAL version at 60hz pops up a message.
     
    Last edited by Lumstar, Dec 23, 2016
    Issac likes this.
  17. Issac

    Issac I

    Global Moderator
    GBAtemp Patron
    Issac is a Patron of GBAtemp and is helping us stay independent!

    Our Patreon
    5,411
    2,709
    Apr 10, 2004
    Sweden
    Sweden
    I see! That's good to know!
     
  18. NintenDavid
    OP

    NintenDavid GBAtemp Fan

    Member
    448
    56
    May 25, 2016
    United States
    Soobway
    Sorry if it has been awhile, but do you know if the UA Universal Adapter Expert Version works with PAL Super Mario All Stars, or pretty much any game with the 50/60hz check?
     
  19. Lumstar

    Lumstar Princess

    Member
    3,641
    90
    Mar 6, 2006
    United States
    Darling
    I think so. I have heard it works for Earthbound. https://forum.starmen.net/forum/Games/Mother2/Earthbound-on-PAL-SNES-with-converter
    Super Mario RPG is notoriously picky to work on PAL systems, but you're in the US.
     
    Last edited by Lumstar, Jan 1, 2017
    NintenDavid likes this.