Super Nintendo 'Mega Man X' Updated With CD Quality Soundtrack

Mega-Man-X-MSU-1-CD-Audio-PatchNot too long ago we were made aware of an unofficial modification to Zelda: A Link to the Past where ROM hackers had injected CD quality audio and FMV support. On a similar note, it would now appear that Mega Man X for the Super Nintendo has received a similar update - one where all of the game's music has been enhanced with a charged-mega-busters-worth of rocking melodies.

Replacing all 32 clips from the game's soundtrack, this fan-made project not only brings Mega Man X into a whole new world, but also does the title justice. Featuring punchy replacements for iconic tracks such as the Storm Eagle theme and Central Highway theme, this updated audio patch adds a whole new level of depth and excitement to Capcom's classic.

This all new modification is made possible thanks to the custom Super Nintendo chip MSU-1, an aftermarket solution which allows homebrew developers to make use of MP3 style audio and Full Motion Video on the 16-bit console. As great as it is, the only way to experience these new offerings is either through the SNES emulator higan, or on the original hardware using an sd2snes flash cartridge.

Mega Man X (MSU-1 CD Audio Hack) Gameplay

To enjoy this fan-made alternative to the 1993 platformer, you'll not only need to patch a legally obtained Mega Man X Super Nintendo ROM, but also download the accompanying audiotracks. Full instructions can be found within the patch's readme file.

Link: Download Mega Man X CD Quality Audio Patch

Last Updated ( 30 December 2014 )  


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(Link to this comment) DarakuTenshi 2014-12-29 16:06
Very cool! Another MSU1 game to mess with. Hopefully the audio download issue is corrected so that I can try this out at some point.
(Link to this comment) Dreamcaster-X 2014-12-31 07:03
I can't get it to work. Do I have to place them in a certain spot. I've never toyed around with the MSU1 stuff on the SD2SNES but I did follow the instructions in the readme file that accompanied the download.
(Link to this comment) Marsmite 2014-12-29 20:38
Neat. Was the X series any good? I don't remember hearing much good about it back in the day.
+1 (Link to this comment) Deazul 2014-12-29 20:56
The X series was really really good (though a bit easier than the originals)..
All it got was rave reviews back then! Where were you, man?? XD
Try 'em out, they're quite enjoyable.
(Link to this comment) Dreamcaster-X 2014-12-31 07:01
Please tell me you're joking!! The X trilogy on the SNES are some of the highest rated and most coveted 16-bit action games of all time.
(Link to this comment) kmksoulja 2014-12-31 08:30
It works and sounds great!
(Link to this comment) sdekaar 2014-12-31 18:25
there are an another msu hack audio for rock'nroll racing too
(Link to this comment) kmksoulja 2015-01-02 04:25
Quoting sdekaar:
there are an another msu hack audio for rock'nroll racing too

thanks. now if i could only fine the music pack for it..
(Link to this comment) sdekaar 2015-01-02 09:30
for a music pack.
(Link to this comment) DerZocker 2015-01-02 17:56
Now we need this for the other two and also a Blast Processed Edition with Legend of Renegade's remixes.^^
(Link to this comment) Dreamcaster-X 2015-01-15 19:47
Ok, I had a bad PCM file. I redownloaded it and it's working like a dream. I also was able to get the Link to the Past CD patch as well. These guys have done an amazing job and I hear DKC 2 is nearly finished as well. I can't wait!!

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