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by NewRisingSun
Thu May 21, 2020 5:53 am
Forum: Reproduction
Topic: Help with Kaiser's Highway Star repro
Replies: 39
Views: 1953

Re: Help with Kaiser's Highway Star repro

goodnes Highway Star (J) [hM02] ,You seem to have posted PCB on the wiki. I do not know what that sentence is supposed to mean, but the so-called "mapper 2 hacks" of "Highway Star" in GoodNES are not dumps from any cartridge, so any PCB image you may have found cannot be a PCB of said "mapper 2 hac...
by NewRisingSun
Mon May 18, 2020 2:06 pm
Forum: NES Hardware and Flash Equipment
Topic: Xmas 2016
Replies: 40
Views: 1558

Re: Xmas 2016

Would you mind posting the ROM file you dumped? Since the original author already made it publicly available on the retroUSB website, albeit in corrupted form, this should not pose any legal problems. Edit: or, if you want to be absolutely safe, you could post an IPS patch that patches the corrupt f...
by NewRisingSun
Fri May 15, 2020 4:35 pm
Forum: NES Hardware and Flash Equipment
Topic: Xmas 2016
Replies: 40
Views: 1558

Re: Xmas 2016

Be sure to set the battery bit in the dump, in addition to setting it to mapper 30, to denote the UNROM-512 variant that only responds in the $C000-$FFFF range, otherwise even a good dump will not work in emulators with proper UNROM-512 support.
by NewRisingSun
Wed May 13, 2020 6:18 pm
Forum: NES Hardware and Flash Equipment
Topic: Xmas 2016
Replies: 40
Views: 1558

Re: Xmas 2016

"UNROM 512" does not produce a working ROM? You should be able to run the game in Mesen after dumping as UNROM and then changing the mapper number to 30 and setting the battery flag.
by NewRisingSun
Wed May 13, 2020 6:16 pm
Forum: General Stuff
Topic: Has anyone tried to obtain an "Official Seal" from Nintendo for their game?
Replies: 38
Views: 3221

Re: Has anyone tried to obtain an "Official Seal" from Nintendo for their game?

I have never seen a Hudson Famicom cartridge that was not made by Nintendo. Konami, Namco, Sunsoft, Taito yes, but not Hudson.
by NewRisingSun
Fri May 08, 2020 10:12 am
Forum: Other Retro Dev
Topic: Using Leaked Nintendo Source Code Poses Serious Legal Risk to Emulators [link]
Replies: 12
Views: 1212

Re: Using Leaked Nintendo Source Code Poses Serious Legal Risk to Emulators [link]

Plenty of non-U.S. hosting options that don't honor American court orders available. And getting a court order in a foreign country on something that is not as trivial as hosting pirated motion pictures, although entirely possible, is at least not easy as a "snap". But yes, if one insists on using G...
by NewRisingSun
Fri May 08, 2020 8:43 am
Forum: Other Retro Dev
Topic: Using Leaked Nintendo Source Code Poses Serious Legal Risk to Emulators [link]
Replies: 12
Views: 1212

Re: Using Leaked Nintendo Source Code Poses Serious Legal Risk to Emulators [link]

strat wrote:they can shut down any emulator project with the proverbial snap
Doubtful that they can do that effectively in the case of an open-source project from a pseudonymous author.
by NewRisingSun
Thu May 07, 2020 9:17 pm
Forum: NESemdev
Topic: NES 2.0 XML Database
Replies: 24
Views: 3040

Re: NES 2.0 XML Database

That depends on what your emulator needs. The Game Genie BIOS really only has 4 KiB of PRG-ROM and no CHR-ROM/RAM whatsoever, which is also how NintendulatorNRS needs it. I don't know if any other emulator supports emulating the Game Genie using its original BIOS.
by NewRisingSun
Thu May 07, 2020 2:18 pm
Forum: NESemdev
Topic: NES 2.0 XML Database
Replies: 24
Views: 3040

Re: NES 2.0 XML Database

Those two will never be in the database, as they are BIOS files of a cheat cartridge that has special hardware. Only one emulator, NintendulatorNRS, emulates the device at all, and that one needs the BIOS as unheadered binary files in its BIOS subdirectory. BIOSes are completely useless as .NES-form...
by NewRisingSun
Thu May 07, 2020 10:03 am
Forum: NESemdev
Topic: NES 2.0 XML Database
Replies: 24
Views: 3040

Re: NES 2.0 XML Database

These "modern re-releases" are included in the next database update, whenever that happens. Still busy adding hacks and translations.
by NewRisingSun
Mon May 04, 2020 1:11 pm
Forum: NES Hardware and Flash Equipment
Topic: 4-screen mirroring in Gauntlet
Replies: 6
Views: 840

Re: 4-screen mirroring in Gauntlet

Sachen's Zhongguo Daheng uses six nametables --- four tables using additional VRAM on the circuit board for the playfield, and the two nametables in the console for the user interface, switched at appropriate times (mapper 512). Given how unimpressive the game is, this hardware configuration surely ...
by NewRisingSun
Tue Apr 28, 2020 4:14 am
Forum: NES Music
Topic: What was that kind of Region in Nes?
Replies: 11
Views: 890

Re: What was that kind of Region in Nes?

Is Nintendulator NRS different. Where can I download it?
Here.
by NewRisingSun
Tue Apr 28, 2020 3:23 am
Forum: NES Music
Topic: What was that kind of Region in Nes?
Replies: 11
Views: 890

Re: What was that kind of Region in Nes?

You had a Dendy-like console with a CPU/APU revision affected by the duty cycle bug. Basically, the 50% and 25% duty cycles are swapped, so that the games don't sound as the composer intended. Mesen emulates it: choose Options->Audio->Advanced->Swap square channels duty cycles. NintendulatorNRS emul...
by NewRisingSun
Tue Apr 28, 2020 3:19 am
Forum: NES Hardware and Flash Equipment
Topic: Sharp Famicom Titler
Replies: 8
Views: 795

Re: Sharp Famicom Titler

Thanks, that answers the battery question. Chris Covell, who has since sold his unit, had dumped the 512 KiB PRG-ROM; the software works either in a SUROM or an SXROM configuration. So the only remaining question is the amount of PRG-RAM. My write log indicates no SXROM-like WRAM bank-switching writ...
by NewRisingSun
Mon Apr 27, 2020 12:43 pm
Forum: NES Hardware and Flash Equipment
Topic: Sharp Famicom Titler
Replies: 8
Views: 795

Sharp Famicom Titler

How much PRG-RAM does it have? Does it use a battery? I cannot tell from the few inside pictures that I can find online.