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SNES Music and Sound Generator
Released 1993-05-??
Programmers Jason Andersen, John Schappert
Language 65C816 Assembly
Formats Unknown

The SNES Music and Sound Generator was a sound driver for the Super Nintendo Entertainment System, programmed by Jason Andersen and John Schappert of Visual Concepts and used in their games. However, they would license the sound driver to other developers.

According to Jason, the instruments were created by the composers who used the sound driver. They would create sample loops in a program written in C. The composers could also write MIDI files which would be converted to the driver.


Released Title Sample Version and Date
1993-05-?? Taz-Mania (SNES) 12/92
1993-09-?? We're Back! A Dinosaur's Story (SNES) v2.8wip 5/30/93
1993-10-?? Madden NFL '94 (SNES) (NFLプロフットボール’94) v2.8 5/9/93
1993-11-?? Clay Fighter (SNES) SMSG 3.06w 8/15/1993 and 8/24/1993
1994-01-?? Lester the Unlikely (SNES) (おでかけレスター れれれのれ(^^;) v2.8 5/9/93
1994-02-?? Bill Walsh College Football (SNES) APU Engine v2.8 10/15/93
1994-03-?? MLBPA Baseball (SNES) (ファイティングベースボール) SMSG 3.06w 12/7/1993
1994-05-?? ClayFighter: Tournament Edition (SNES) SMSG 3.06w 8/15/1993 and 8/24/1993
1994-11-?? Madden NFL 95 (SNES) SMSG 3.11a 6/29/1994
1994-11-?? NHL 95 (SNES) SMSG 3.07w 8/17/1994
1994-11-?? Nickelodeon GUTS (SNES) SMSG 3.11 7/7/1994
1994-12-?? Star Trek: Starfleet Academy Starship Bridge Simulator (SNES) SMSG 3.09i 4/22/1994
1995-??-?? Zoop (SNES) SMSG 3.06w 8/15/1993
1995-01-?? C2 - Clay Fighter 2: Judgement Clay (SNES) SMSG 3.12 8/16/1994
1995-06-?? Phantom 2040 (SNES) SMSG 3.06w 8/15/1993
1995-09-?? NHL 96 (SNES) SMSG 3.07w 7/2/1995
1995-09-?? WeaponLord (SNES) SMSG Driver v4.03 5/9/1995
1996-10-?? Madden NFL 97 (SNES) SMSG 3.11a 6/29/1994
1996-10-?? NHL 97 (SNES) SMSG 3.07w 7/2/1995
1996-12-?? NBA Live 97 (SNES) SMSG 3.11 7/7/1994
1997-11-?? Madden NFL 98 (SNES) SMSG 3.11a 6/29/1994
1997-12-?? NHL 98 (SNES) SMSG 3.07w Jason Andersen/John Schappert 7/2/1995
1998-08-03 NBA Live 98 (SNES) SMSG 3.11 7/7/1994
Unreleased Congo The Movie: Secret of Zinj (SNES) SMSG Driver v4.03 7/26/1995
Unreleased Mickey's Playtown Adventure: A Day of Discovery! (SNES) APU Engine v2.8 10/15/93

Source Code

The source code has not been released.