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How to browse Famicase and pick a cart (2019 Edition) Sticky

A topic by Ludonaut created 50 days ago Views: 1,587 Replies: 2
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(just stealing most of my own thread from last year here, yet again)

One of the goals of this jam is to give the incredible annual My Famicase Exhibition the attention it deserves. Unfortunately, their website is a little slow, and can be hard to navigate. Here are a couple of ways to help you choose a cart to base your game on:


#1: Download the archive for faster offline browsing

This is the preferred and fastest way to browse every Famicase cart that's ever been released. This is an updated version of last years' mirror. I've downloaded famicase.com in its entirety and slightly modified the files to make local browsing easier. The artworks and descriptions have not been modified in any way.

Just download this file (about 352MB), unzip it and open START_HERE.html in Chrome or Firefox. If you run into any issues, please let me know.

START_HERE.html should look something like this

... In case you're on a traffic quota, there's also a much smaller archive containing only the 2019 entries.


#2: Browse famicase.com

This is the obvious one. Of course, their site is a little slow and I'm a little worried we might eat up their entire bandwidth quota and their webhost might take it down or something (hence #1 above). It isn't immediately obvious and they don't seem to link them anywhere, but you can browse prior years all the way back to 2008 by changing the year in the URL. For example, to check out the 2010 collection, change the 19 in http://famicase.com/19/index.html to a 10, like so: http://famicase.com/10/index.html.

Years prior to 2008 can be found here. There is also animated thing containing everything (I think) (warning, this one takes a while to load and can be a bit heavy depending on your machine).

Also, my pal @krystman made this gallery containing all the high-resolution versions of the 2019 Famicases for easier browsing. This is a good fast alternative if you don't want to download the archive above.


#3: Let RANDOM FAMICASE decide for you

Pyrofoux made this neat little tool (now updated for 2019) to randomly browse through the Famicase collection. This one is helpful if you have trouble picking a cart out of the hundreds and hundreds of great designs. Warning: Right now this tool hotlinks images from famicase.com, which makes it just as slow as browsing the site directly.


I hope this helps ✨


Happy jamming everyone :)

there isalso this spread sheet created by Lazydevs that compiles every single entry and allows you to reach the original creator's twitter if you fancy doing that too.
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1X2UMx2He5-4NIkibbhbBF9NeGHqAxa1D5kKfUa3KZlA/edit?usp=sharing

Yes! Thank you, I forgot to mention that here :)