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Awesome 3D emulator for the NES '3dSen PC' adds more iconic game support

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Still can't believe my eyes as I try out games with 3dSen PC, with it converting classic NES games into 3D and it just feels like magic.

Currently in Early Access, this amazing emulator is truly like no other. In real-time it converts your favourites into full 3D with a properly adjustable camera. In action it's pretty incredible to see and far more than a fun gimmick, it really does make games look and feel different.

Due to how it works, game support is limited as each needs to be setup so that 3dSen PC can understand what it needs although the list is growing. As of the latest release the developer has hooked up official profiles for Castlevania II: Simon's Quest, Zelda II: The Adventure of Link, Solomon's Key and Fire 'n Ice.

Here's a quick look at Castlevania II: Simon's Quest in 3D using 3dSen PC just to demonstrate:

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It's not perfect of course and accuracy can be improved further, along with stuttering issues at times when new scenes are loaded in but it's not finished and will no doubt improve during Early Access.

You can find 3dSen PC on Steam. Additionally, you can attempt to make your own 3D profiles using the free 3dSen Maker standalone companion app on itch.io.

Article taken from GamingOnLinux.com.
Tags: Apps, Emulation, Retro, Steam, Update | Apps: 3dSen PC
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sub 30 Oct, 2020
This is such a great idea and so well executed.

The VR version though, despite providing a big wooha effect, is too stressing for my eyes/heah.

Hope he will include Castlevania 3 soon and support the Japanese version.
This came, contrary to the US/EU versions, with a separate sound chip on the module (VRC6)
and sounds nothing but amazing. N.B. only the Japanese Famicon technically supported
extra chips on the module as the SNES later did for all regions.

Just listen to this (there are ROM hacks with English text on the jap version)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KqyoTvZ5cOE&t=160

Yeah, that's the original sound of the jap cartridge.


Last edited by sub on 30 October 2020 at 4:52 pm UTC
dpanter 30 Oct, 2020
Currently nice Halloween prices, 20% off 3dSen PC (6,5€) and 30% off 3dSen VR (11,75€), the VR version also works as the normal PC version so you don't need to buy twice. :)

At the moment 3dSen does not support mapper24 or additional sound chips. Geod intends to switch to a better core for improved compatibility and performance, no ETA though. That VCR6 VRC6 chip sure does sound lovely...


Last edited by dpanter on 30 October 2020 at 4:30 pm UTC
sub 30 Oct, 2020
Quoting: dpanterCurrently nice Halloween prices, 20% off 3dSen PC (6,5€) and 30% off 3dSen VR (11,75€), the VR version also works as the normal PC version so you don't need to buy twice. :)

At the moment 3dSen does not support mapper24 or additional sound chips. Geod intends to switch to a better core for improved compatibility and performance, no ETA though. That VCR6 chip sure does sound lovely...

Thanks for the info.

I mistyped the chip.
It's actually VRC6 :)

https://wiki.nesdev.com/w/index.php/VRC6_audio
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