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Final Fight 3 Optimized (SNES) Romhack

Hack Name: Final Fight 3 Optimized
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Status: Complete
Patch Version: 1.0
Last updated: February 29, 2024
Type of Hack: Optimization
Downloads: 39

This hack optimizes Final Fight 3 so that there are fewer slowdowns during the game. Several optimizations have been made, none of which alter the original gameplay or are explicitly notable. Some of the changes made are:

  • The routine that pulls unused sprites off the screen has been completely replaced with a faster one.
  • The game originally and unnecessarily updated all 256 colors every frame, now it has been divided into four steps.
  • If there is excessive CPU load, CGRAM mirror updating is paused to prevent a lag frame.
  • During an interruption routine, the game originally waited until it reached H-Blank. The horizontal starting point of the interrupts has been moved to avoid wait loops.
  • The routine for storing the sequence of inputs has been optimized.
  • Some loops that used RAM as a scratchpad now use DMA registers as a faster RAM alternative.

And a few more small things.

Note that despite everything, you will still encounter slowdowns in multiplayer mode, but they will be at a much lower intensity.

The top black border is 3 lines smaller now, showing background details that weren’t visible before.

Filename: Final Fight 3 (USA).sfc
CRC-32: a916e708
SHA-1: 09d542fbb06dcafec26602bdc626bcdaf56b23cb
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