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by pcmantinker
Fri Dec 13, 2013 1:12 pm
Forum: Other Retro Dev
Topic: Build GBA SP headphone adapter
Replies: 2
Views: 3480

Build GBA SP headphone adapter

Does anyone have the wiring for a GBA SP headphone adapter? If I understand correctly, the adapter fits on the charging port? If so, I have an extra charger that I can donate to the project. It seems like one could just get a headphones jack from RadioShack and solder it to the cord. Correct me if I...
by pcmantinker
Thu Nov 07, 2013 5:18 pm
Forum: SNESdev
Topic: Virtual Floppy Drive on Game Doctor SF7
Replies: 7
Views: 3477

Re: Virtual Floppy Drive on Game Doctor SF7

That's a great write up about USB floppy drive emulators! Thanks for sharing. I have a SNES PowerPAK, but I occasionally like to use my SF7 so this was a nice upgrade.
by pcmantinker
Thu Nov 07, 2013 1:37 pm
Forum: SNESdev
Topic: Virtual Floppy Drive on Game Doctor SF7
Replies: 7
Views: 3477

Re: Virtual Floppy Drive on Game Doctor SF7

But it's still a hassle compared to the newer carts like PowerPAK, SD2SNES, and Super EverDrive. But if the VirtualFloppy thing can be obtained cheap, it's probably not a bad idea when you already have the Game Doctor. I've never seen one of those things for cheap. Yes, newer carts like the PowerPA...
by pcmantinker
Thu Nov 07, 2013 9:42 am
Forum: SNESdev
Topic: SNES PowerPak
Replies: 605
Views: 181804

Re: SNES PowerPak

Ramsis, the new menu looks amazing! Thank you for your hard work!
by pcmantinker
Thu Nov 07, 2013 9:28 am
Forum: SNESdev
Topic: Virtual Floppy Drive on Game Doctor SF7
Replies: 7
Views: 3477

Virtual Floppy Drive on Game Doctor SF7

I just bought a GoTek virtual floppy drive capable of emulating 100 floppies on a single flash drive. There were models that supported 1000 virtual floppies, but I thought that was overkill. I have no problem with playing games split from ucon64 and copied to the virtual disks. I just start loading ...
by pcmantinker
Sat Aug 10, 2013 8:21 am
Forum: General Stuff
Topic: Dell Inspiron 3800
Replies: 7
Views: 2577

Re: Dell Inspiron 3800

I decided to install Windows 98 SE on the laptop to see if that had better compatibility. However, I still get the same problems with ucon64 mingw32, Visual C++ win32, and DOS. I'm beginning to wonder if it's my parallel cable not being wired correctly. I read on Cherry Rom's forums that you need a ...
by pcmantinker
Mon Aug 05, 2013 10:10 pm
Forum: General Stuff
Topic: Dell Inspiron 3800
Replies: 7
Views: 2577

Re: Dell Inspiron 3800

Unfortunately, I'm having problems with getting my Inspiron 3800 to communicate with my Game Doctor SF7. I'm not sure if it's the parallel port mode, but the default is ECP and I can switch between bi-directional, normal and ECP in the BIOS. Games will not attempt to send in GD6 mode and will only p...
by pcmantinker
Mon Aug 05, 2013 11:57 am
Forum: General Stuff
Topic: Dell Inspiron 3800
Replies: 7
Views: 2577

Re: Dell Inspiron 3800

I tried nearly every kernel mode driver I could find for parallel port access, but no success in Windows XP on my desktop (Userport, giveio, io.dll, inpout32.dll). I did manage to get Ubuntu thinking it was sending roms to my SF7, but my SF7 wasn't receiving the roms. I had to change the protocol to...
by pcmantinker
Fri Aug 02, 2013 12:43 pm
Forum: General Stuff
Topic: Dell Inspiron 3800
Replies: 7
Views: 2577

Re: Dell Inspiron 3800

Thanks for the tips. If the Inspiron 3800 doesn't work out, I will look into getting a Thinkpad T43. It looks like the Inspiron 3800 doesn't have built-in networking so I'll have to find my PCMCIA 3Com card or get a wireless card if I want to go online. I will try Windows 2000 once I get the 3800 an...
by pcmantinker
Fri Aug 02, 2013 11:31 am
Forum: General Stuff
Topic: Dell Inspiron 3800
Replies: 7
Views: 2577

Dell Inspiron 3800

I have an old IBM Thinkpad 560 that runs Windows 98 SE that I sometimes use for sending SNES ROMs to my Game Doctor SF7, but it only has 2GB of hard disk and no USB so it is a bit cumbersome to transfer files to and from. It has an external CD and floppy drive and I would burn CDs for transferring l...
by pcmantinker
Thu May 30, 2013 6:36 am
Forum: NES Hardware and Flash Equipment
Topic: Super 8 Compatibility List
Replies: 16
Views: 5029

Re: Super 8 Compatibility List

I just received my Famicom Everdrive N8 this week and it works quite nicely on my Super 8. Theoretically, every game that the Everdrive N8 supports should run on the Super 8 since the Super 8 seems to be able to play about 99% of all known NES/Famicom games without major issues. Castlevania III is n...
by pcmantinker
Sat May 11, 2013 10:28 pm
Forum: NES Hardware and Flash Equipment
Topic: Super 8 Compatibility List
Replies: 16
Views: 5029

Re: Super 8 Compatibility List

After playing all of the original Mega Man 1-6, I can conclude that the pirate multi-cart versions of Mega Man 1-2 indeed suffered slow downs due to the MMC3 bankswitching. My Game Genie works well with almost every game in my library. There are a couple of games that just won't boot for some reason...
by pcmantinker
Sat May 11, 2013 10:19 pm
Forum: SNESdev
Topic: PAL SNES Pro Action Replay NTSC SNES
Replies: 20
Views: 9084

PAL SNES Pro Action Replay NTSC SNES

Will a PAL SNES Pro Action Replay work on an NTSC North American SNES? I'm thinking about getting a Pro Action Replay for my SNES, but it appears that the only available models on eBay are PAL region.
by pcmantinker
Sat Apr 27, 2013 11:32 am
Forum: NES Hardware and Flash Equipment
Topic: Super 8 Compatibility List
Replies: 16
Views: 5029

Re: Super 8 Compatibility List

That's pretty interesting about the patching Mega Man 1 and Mega Man 2 to MMC3. Also, it's understandable that Mega Man 1, one of Capcom's first games, might have some optimization issues; although, that didn't stop them from selling nearly 30 million copies. None the less, this Rock Man 6-in-1 cart...
by pcmantinker
Sat Apr 27, 2013 10:57 am
Forum: NES Hardware and Flash Equipment
Topic: Super 8 Compatibility List
Replies: 16
Views: 5029

Re: Super 8 Compatibility List

I most likely won't worry right now about modifying my Super 8 for expansion audio from the 72-pin slot. It's theoretically possible like you said, but I'd rather not risk breaking the system. The Super 8 is more of a novelty item and plays Famicom expansion audio beautifully out of the 60-pin slot....