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by arfink
Mon Mar 07, 2011 7:56 pm
Forum: NES Hardware and Flash Equipment
Topic: Munchausen Flash Cartridge progress
Replies: 25
Views: 8569

Heh, unfortunately no. Hopefully before the month is out though, if I can muster enough hours to work on this.
by arfink
Mon Mar 07, 2011 11:49 am
Forum: NES Hardware and Flash Equipment
Topic: Munchausen Flash Cartridge progress
Replies: 25
Views: 8569

Just thought I'd weigh in here, since it's been a while. The first round of hardware will likely ship to its owners soon, after which I am happy to release instructions and code for building these. They are quite cheap parts-wise, and pretty simple to build. Given the cost (less than $30 in parts to...
by arfink
Mon Jan 31, 2011 12:53 pm
Forum: NES Hardware and Flash Equipment
Topic: Game Genie ROM replacement
Replies: 20
Views: 7684

There has been progress. Things have been slow on my end because of work. That should hopefully pick up soon. As for game genie, once I have a few other things out of the way and can get hold of one that might happen.
by arfink
Mon Jan 31, 2011 12:50 pm
Forum: General Stuff
Topic: Midwest Gaming Classic, 2011
Replies: 45
Views: 10415

I'm in MN and I have been to the event before, and I have been considering coming again this year. I don't know my finances or job schedule will support that, but if I can come I can bring a small NTSC monitor or two. (commodore screens) If someone else is coming from MN and I can't come and they wa...
by arfink
Thu Oct 21, 2010 4:03 pm
Forum: NES Hardware and Flash Equipment
Topic: original or a fake?
Replies: 52
Views: 11285

@blargg: That would be hilarious. It really would. As far as copy-protecting NES games, it's really a lost cause in some respects. I know alot of people will disagree with me, but personally I think that the modern age just makes copy protection a waste of time. The internet make distribution of inf...
by arfink
Fri Oct 01, 2010 12:43 pm
Forum: NES Hardware and Flash Equipment
Topic: Munchausen Flash Cartridge progress
Replies: 25
Views: 8569

It would need to plug into the 15-pin expansion connector, that should work fine (with minor software changes, at worst). I've been curious about writing to FlashROM through the PPU address/data (for CHR-ROM). I don't think I'll use CHR-ROM, but someone should try that out. I'm also thinking one co...
by arfink
Tue Aug 17, 2010 1:58 pm
Forum: NES Hardware and Flash Equipment
Topic: Tips on buying programmer.
Replies: 19
Views: 4731

IMO, having the programming hardware is a real nice thing if you're into DIY hardware stuff. I know alot of people here are all about the code and don't care so much about doing hardware for the sheer fun of it. Also useful if you do more stuff than NES, IE, Neo Geo development, or tinkering with ar...
by arfink
Tue Aug 17, 2010 7:01 am
Forum: NES Hardware and Flash Equipment
Topic: Tips on buying programmer.
Replies: 19
Views: 4731

I would say it doesn't really matter that much. For NES development you'll probably be using mostly older DIP parts anyway, and any programmer that's worth any money at all will support them. 27C and 29F series chips come to mind as possibly the most commonly needed, and nearly any programmer except...
by arfink
Sat Aug 14, 2010 11:12 am
Forum: NES Hardware and Flash Equipment
Topic: Is this normal behavior for a flash chip?
Replies: 3
Views: 1856

Well, it seems my programmer does fully support 29F040 chips (AMD) but not 29F040B chips. (also AMD) Something must have changed between the regular and 'B' revisions of the chips to make them not 100% compatible. So I guess I've diagnosed the problem. I can write to a 29F040B, which is the importan...
by arfink
Fri Aug 13, 2010 12:39 pm
Forum: NES Hardware and Flash Equipment
Topic: Is this normal behavior for a flash chip?
Replies: 3
Views: 1856

Is this normal behavior for a flash chip?

I got some flash chips today. They are 29F040B chips. They were sent to me advertised as blank and verified, and I trust the friend who shipped them to me. I popped them into my Xeltek Superpro II programmer and did a blank check, which came out OK. I tried to issue an "unprotect all sectors" comman...
by arfink
Mon Aug 09, 2010 3:44 pm
Forum: NES Hardware and Flash Equipment
Topic: famicom ram chip
Replies: 7
Views: 2306

Those look like the RAM chips they stuff the Apple IIgs RAM expander boards with.
by arfink
Thu Aug 05, 2010 1:59 pm
Forum: Reproduction
Topic: Guide to making your own cart?
Replies: 22
Views: 9777

That EPROM programmer looks like it could work, but I'd really suggest you ask the seller for a few things, to make sure it's not a scam and it's what you want. Ask for a full-resolution picture of the device to be emailed to you, and ask for a list of the devices the programmer supports. Also, reme...
by arfink
Tue Aug 03, 2010 10:25 am
Forum: NES Hardware and Flash Equipment
Topic: NES to RS-232
Replies: 42
Views: 13383

Blargg has some test code coming. He has already given part of it to me, but he'll be releasing it here soon.
by arfink
Tue Aug 03, 2010 9:13 am
Forum: NES Hardware and Flash Equipment
Topic: Refining design for really low-cost devcart
Replies: 34
Views: 8236

Thanks for pointing that out Memblers. As it turns out, we haven't used Ultima Exodus, it was just the first that came to mind. Bards Tale and NES Open Tournament Golf have been ones that I have actually used, and they have the MMC1B2 and MMC1B3 inside. That should save us some trouble. EDIT: I just...
by arfink
Sat Jul 31, 2010 5:15 pm
Forum: NES Hardware and Flash Equipment
Topic: Refining design for really low-cost devcart
Replies: 34
Views: 8236

I dunno what regions ultima exodus got released in. I believe most, if not all the Ultima games have an appropriate mapper and configuration for this. I have also used Bard's Tale.

I guess to find out, one could hit up Bootgod and check SUROM.