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 ==== Visual Aids ==== ==== Visual Aids ====
-{{ http://​nfggames.com/​games/​grafx/​SNES2systems.jpg }}+{{ https://​nfggames.com/​games/​grafx/​snes2systems.jpg }}
 Consider these two systems. ​ They look very much alike, but the one on the left is a fake. Consider these two systems. ​ They look very much alike, but the one on the left is a fake.
  
 (From now on the one on the right is fake, someone should probably fix that..) (From now on the one on the right is fake, someone should probably fix that..)
  
-{{ http://​nfggames.com/​games/​grafx/​SNES2BUTTONS.jpg }}+{{ http://​nfggames.com/​games/​grafx/​SNES2buttons.jpg }}
 Shiny buttons look cheap, they squeak when moved, and they'​re a darker colour than they should be. Shiny buttons look cheap, they squeak when moved, and they'​re a darker colour than they should be.
  
-{{ http://​nfggames.com/​games/​grafx/​SNES2LABELS.jpg }}+{{ http://​nfggames.com/​games/​grafx/​SNES2labels.jpg }}
 Never mind that the pirated label is coming off, have a look at Mario. ​ There'​s a distinct lack of detail compared to the original. Never mind that the pirated label is coming off, have a look at Mario. ​ There'​s a distinct lack of detail compared to the original.
  
-{{ http://​nfggames.com/​games/​grafx/​SNES2LABELS2.jpg }}+{{ http://​nfggames.com/​games/​grafx/​SNES2labels2.jpg }}
 Notice in the pirated label how the Nintendo logo looks wrong: it uses a normal-looking font instead of the original Nintendo one.  Ditto for the text, and notice how the power specs aren't bold like they should be. Notice in the pirated label how the Nintendo logo looks wrong: it uses a normal-looking font instead of the original Nintendo one.  Ditto for the text, and notice how the power specs aren't bold like they should be.
  
-{{ http://​nfggames.com/​games/​grafx/​SNES2LABELS3.jpg }}+{{ http://​nfggames.com/​games/​grafx/​SNES2labels3.jpg }}
 The pirated SNES has softer edges, probably since the pirates made their mold from a real SNES.  It's like photocopying,​ the fake is never as clear as the original. ​ There are no shadows because there are no sharp corners, just rounded ones.  ​ The pirated SNES has softer edges, probably since the pirates made their mold from a real SNES.  It's like photocopying,​ the fake is never as clear as the original. ​ There are no shadows because there are no sharp corners, just rounded ones.  ​
  
-{{ http://​nfggames.com/​games/​grafx/​SNES2PCBS.jpg }}+{{ http://​nfggames.com/​games/​grafx/​SNES2PCBs.jpg }}
 The fake SNES has no RF shielding, the cart port is actually **broken** because the posts it's screwed into are too short (and they are both different sizes!), and there'​s a very small heat sink for the power regulator. ​ There'​s a lot more chips; the fake probably uses a normal (though unlicensed) CPU, where the real SNES has a single-chip design for everything but the RAM, sound chip and video encoder. The fake SNES has no RF shielding, the cart port is actually **broken** because the posts it's screwed into are too short (and they are both different sizes!), and there'​s a very small heat sink for the power regulator. ​ There'​s a lot more chips; the fake probably uses a normal (though unlicensed) CPU, where the real SNES has a single-chip design for everything but the RAM, sound chip and video encoder.
  
 
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