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by Arasoi
Tue Sep 26, 2017 9:43 am
Forum: Homebrew Projects
Topic: VS Balloon Fight -> NES project
Replies: 7
Views: 4875

Re: VS Balloon Fight -> NES project

VS Mach Rider would be pretty cool as well, considering it has a few extras over the NES original :)
by Arasoi
Mon Sep 25, 2017 2:39 pm
Forum: Homebrew Projects
Topic: VS Balloon Fight -> NES project
Replies: 7
Views: 4875

Re: VS Balloon Fight -> NES project

Apologies for the necrobump, but I think this would be pretty great to have on real NES hardware, considering it's upcoming Switch release and the history of it being developed by a different team than Satoru Iwata's.
by Arasoi
Tue Nov 15, 2016 3:32 pm
Forum: NES Hardware and Flash Equipment
Topic: Thoughts of RetroUSB's AVS?
Replies: 15
Views: 7459

Re: Thoughts of RetroUSB's AVS?

I bought the AVS on launch, and I've been doing a lot of beta testing on firmware updates. The latest beta firmware supports different palette selections, and issues with Xexyz, Gradius 2, and Pokemon Yellow (Lugia 2009's hack) have been fixed. Final Fantasy 7 reproduction carts (another hack) are s...
by Arasoi
Tue Feb 23, 2016 8:57 pm
Forum: NES Hardware and Flash Equipment
Topic: 8bit Music Power Cart (internals)
Replies: 20
Views: 9953

Re: 8bit Music Power Cart (internals)

Thank you very much for clearing up this mystery, I may try tapedump to get a correct dump for personal use.

Apologies if I have threadjacked here at all too.
by Arasoi
Tue Feb 23, 2016 6:57 pm
Forum: NES Hardware and Flash Equipment
Topic: 8bit Music Power Cart (internals)
Replies: 20
Views: 9953

Re: 8bit Music Power Cart (internals)

That is interesting. Maybe the problem is how I am dumping my cart? I used kazzo/infiniteneslives pcb and anago_wx and tried mmc3 and mmc3_v2 and the rom will not dump correctly, or run. The mapper must be set to 118 to boot in either powerpak flash cart or fceux (or nestopia). It will not work set ...
by Arasoi
Sat Feb 20, 2016 10:35 pm
Forum: NES Hardware and Flash Equipment
Topic: 8bit Music Power Cart (internals)
Replies: 20
Views: 9953

Re: 8bit Music Power Cart (internals)

Thank you for the information, that explains things.
by Arasoi
Sat Feb 20, 2016 10:20 pm
Forum: NES Hardware and Flash Equipment
Topic: 8bit Music Power Cart (internals)
Replies: 20
Views: 9953

Re: 8bit Music Power Cart (internals)

I believe the rom is not dumped right, file size is 768k but it runs fine in powerpak, which has less than that available. here is the info I can provide via nestopia:

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by Arasoi
Sat Feb 20, 2016 9:32 pm
Forum: NES Hardware and Flash Equipment
Topic: 8bit Music Power Cart (internals)
Replies: 20
Views: 9953

Re: 8bit Music Power Cart (internals)

Looks like the correct mapper is TKROM, #118. kazzo can dump the cart and mapper change to 118 but due to the minor differences between TKROM and MMC3 proper there are a few graphical glitches running on powerpak etc. My only goal was to get it running on the powerpak due to the actual cartridge's p...
by Arasoi
Sat Feb 20, 2016 10:52 am
Forum: NES Hardware and Flash Equipment
Topic: 8bit Music Power Cart (internals)
Replies: 20
Views: 9953

Re: 8bit Music Power Cart (internals)

Thanks for the info. The rough translation there for the mapper is:

"MMC3 and is slightly different specifications"

It's likely some kind of weird pirate mapper, which would match up with the questionable build quality. I can confirm neither of the kazzo's mmc3 settings work for it.
by Arasoi
Thu Feb 18, 2016 1:34 pm
Forum: NES Hardware and Flash Equipment
Topic: 8bit Music Power Cart (internals)
Replies: 20
Views: 9953

Re: 8bit Music Power Cart (internals)

Has the mapper chip been identified for this title? I'm guessing it's under the glop on the back.
by Arasoi
Mon Feb 08, 2016 8:14 am
Forum: NES Hardware and Flash Equipment
Topic: FDSemu - New FDS drive emulator, with menu and large flash
Replies: 59
Views: 37296

Re: FDSemu - New FDS drive emulator, with menu and large fla

No inside pics, nothing too special in there though. Just some carefully routed wires from the solder pads to the FDSEmu's pins, and an additional button wired up. Only tricky thing was working with the full size FDSEmu board and positioning it correctly in there, one filter cap had to be moved to t...
by Arasoi
Sat Feb 06, 2016 11:37 pm
Forum: NES Hardware and Flash Equipment
Topic: FDSemu - New FDS drive emulator, with menu and large flash
Replies: 59
Views: 37296

Re: FDSemu - New FDS drive emulator, with menu and large fla

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Integrated FDSEmu into a ram adapter with help from a friend. Disk change button is in the "o" for nintendo, and a USB extension cable can be used to connect it to the PC.
by Arasoi
Tue Dec 29, 2015 5:45 pm
Forum: NES Hardware and Flash Equipment
Topic: FDSemu - New FDS drive emulator, with menu and large flash
Replies: 59
Views: 37296

Re: FDSemu - New FDS drive emulator, with menu and large fla

I would be interested in seeing auto swapping as well, though with a toggle to turn it on or off, if that is indeed possible.

Edit: Just tested expansion/15 pin controller on the new loader, works great! Thanks deadbody!
by Arasoi
Mon Dec 28, 2015 7:53 am
Forum: NES Hardware and Flash Equipment
Topic: FDSemu - New FDS drive emulator, with menu and large flash
Replies: 59
Views: 37296

Re: FDSemu - New FDS drive emulator, with menu and large fla

I've had mine about a week now. The updated gui is working fine, and the device is working perfectly. My only gripe is that the program doesn't register input from a 15 pin controller on a Famicom, but I was told this would be looked into for a future release. Good solid product, works as advertised...
by Arasoi
Tue Nov 20, 2012 4:12 pm
Forum: NES Hardware and Flash Equipment
Topic: Toaster NES 15 pin expansion mod
Replies: 4
Views: 2619

Re: Toaster NES 15 pin expansion mod

I do not have a diagram no. I looked up pinouts for the EXP connector and the 15 pin on this site and others and matched pin to pin. Quite a few other accessories should work.. just off the top of my head.. Family trainer accessories (japanese powerpad et al) Famicom 4 player adapters (different tha...