Code Diff Maps (Sorted by Date)

These visualizations offer the core means of conducting a distant reading of the code of all 240 Super Mario Bros. mods contained in the data set. Sorted here by date, these Gantt charts depict the location of byte-level modifications in the game ROM. Filterable by modder, mod title, year of release, and range of particular byte addresses (via the "Start" slider at the bottom right), this chart is particularly useful for quasi-forensic analysis and refining connections discovered in network analyses. These diff maps mediate between high-level metadata and low-level engagement with the code itself.