Creating a Classic Demo for an added game

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This guide will outline the steps required for creating a demo that works with the SNES Classic Mini's "Classic Demo" mode.

Instructions[edit | edit source]

Updating game settings[edit | edit source]

  • Connect your SNES Classic Mini to your computer via USB.
  • Open hakchi and select the game for which you wish to record the demo footage.
  • Click in the "Command line" field and locate -rollback-snapshot-period 600.
  • Change 600 to a higher number, such as 60000.
  • Ensure the game is ticked and click "Synchronize selected games..."

Recording a demo[edit | edit source]

  • Connect your SNES Classic Mini to a TV/monitor and start the relevant game from the main menu.
  • Once you have reached the desired point where you want your demo to end, press the Reset button to return to the main menu.
  • Press down on the D-pad and then the Y button to save your gameplay as a suspend point.
  • Once saved, turn off the SNES Classic Mini and plug it back into your computer.

Converting the suspend point[edit | edit source]

  • Open hakchi and navigate to "Tools > Save-State Manager".
  • Select the relevant save state (usually marked with a number in the "Save slots" column) and click "Export selected" to save it to your computer.
  • Locate the file (it should have a .clvs file extension) and use a tool like 7-Zip or WinRAR to open the file and navigate to the following folder contained within:
Chrono Trigger.clvs/Chrono Trigger/CLV-U-ZJSQU/suspendpoint* (where "CLV-U-ZJSQU" is the game's ID and * is the suspend point number)
  • Drag the "rollback" folder to your Desktop and then rename it to "autoplay".
  • Open the "autoplay" folder and rename the .break and .inputs files as follows:
    • 0.break to A.inputs.state
    • 0.inputs to A.inputs
    • 1.break to B.inputs.state
    • 1.inputs to B.inputs
    • etc.
  • The sram.hash file can be deleted.

Adding the demo to the SNES Mini[edit | edit source]

  • Return to hakchi, right-click the relevant game, and select "Show in Windows Explorer" or press F4.
  • Move the "autoplay" folder into this folder.
  • Click "Synchronize selected games..."

Testing the demo[edit | edit source]

Connect your SNES Classic Mini to a TV/monitor and wait for Mario to appear. Once he reaches the relevant game, the demo should start as expected.

Additional notes[edit | edit source]

  • Some guides on this process state that the "autoplay" folder should be saved to the "games_snes" folder. The game's default hakchi location is fine.

External links[edit | edit source]