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Welcome! If you've been here before you'll notice that I've added this News section. The old front page is now in the About section. I wasn't planning on needing to provide much in the way of news or updates and this page will probably end up having like three posts but I felt that recent developments warranted some sort of response.

I'm talking of course about the fact Sardu just released the SNESticle source code. Wow. Did not expect that to happen in a million years. Under an MIT license no less. I'm not going to claim that it's a direct response to this project but it's also probably not just a random act of kindness. Regardless, it's super-awesome. There is a working Windows binary in the repository and probably someone is already working on getting the code to compile as well.

So what does this mean for the SNESticle liberation project? Well, first of all it's a greater success than I could ever have imagined. Getting the source code was never even on the roadmap. Also this project is kind of moot now. It's a silly and cumbersome way of running SNESticle and it's only a matter of time until we can compile SNESticle from source instead. I'm not sure that's going to deter me though. This has been a super-fun project and there are still a few things I'd like to improve.

Just for fun (and vanity), here are some links to places covering this project:

  • The original VICE/waypoint article by Ernie Smith that got the word out.
  • A follow-up by Ernie, written after Sardu released SNESticle.
  • Nintendo Life did a little bit of coverage.
  • There was some discussion on Hacker News, which was where I first found out about the SNESticle sources.
  • And on Reddit.