Gradius III (SNES) slowdown elemination patch & mod

oliverclaude

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Impressive, indeed!

BTW: I always liked the Viewpoint port on the Genny, but slowdown is strong with that one, so it could use one of those, too. Oh, man... and Steel Empire.
 

LoneSage

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But without the slowdown, how can anyone hope to beat Gradius III?
 

daskrabs

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I'll vouch for the awesomeness of this patch. Try it on your SD2SNES, you won't be disappointed. Kudos to the developer.
 

Hattori Hanzo

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Indeed the patch is awesome. (^_^) You probably won't return to the original Gradius III after you tried it.
 

ginoscope

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I'll vouch for the awesomeness of this patch. Try it on your SD2SNES, you won't be disappointed. Kudos to the developer.

Agreed I played through the bubble stage on the sd2snes and it ran nice and fast. I even had the full set of options which usually really slows the game down.
 

Tron

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I like to try it on my SD2SNES,but i never understood how you add a hack to a rom.I watched a video on yt for it and i was left confused.
 

Hattori Hanzo

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Just use

beat_v01

to patch your rom. Start the exe > click "Apply patch" & select your patch (use the correct region) > select your rom (unzipped) > select name & save location for the patched rom

Edit:

The patched rom should be a

.sfc

file when you used the Japanese rom.
 
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sirhcman

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This is pretty amazing. Has anyone ever done something to fix Contra Force on the NES?
 

ggallegos1

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This is pretty amazing. Has anyone ever done something to fix Contra Force on the NES?
I'm sure it's theoretically possible, but keep in mind there's a lot more copies of Gradius III than Contra Force out there
 

Gentlegamer

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I tried the patch on the SD2SNES... the second stage (bubbles) is impossible for me now.
 

Jeneki

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I don't recall Axelay being particularly heavy on slowdown, but it has been a while. Checking some videos quick I don't really see much.

Is there a similar patch for Super R-Type? Now that game gets nuts with the slowdown.
 

Jeneki

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Gradius III won an award. Yay!
Source: EGM Buyer's Guide 1992, page 66.
 

MetalSlugVet

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Impressive, indeed!

BTW: I always liked the Viewpoint port on the Genny, but slowdown is strong with that one, so it could use one of those, too. Oh, man... and Steel Empire.
I also liked viewpoint on genesis, hopefully someone does take the time to give that one the treatment it deserves. The last level of steel empire is downright gorgeous and I play through that one often.. I do hate on the second level when you have to fly backwards though!

I will give this mod a try, the gradius series is one I really enjoy and it will be nice to play a better version of the third game on snes.
 
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