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by DrWho198
Fri Feb 16, 2018 11:52 am
Forum: NES Hardware and Flash Equipment
Topic: Why are Famicom Disk Systems so picky?!@...
Replies: 10
Views: 5924

Re: Why are Famicom Disk Systems so picky?!@...

Do you think you will ever release such a tool that will help us align drives?
Since the drives are getting older and older, chances are that at least half of them are not properly aligned.
by DrWho198
Fri Feb 16, 2018 2:19 am
Forum: NES Hardware and Flash Equipment
Topic: Why are Famicom Disk Systems so picky?!@...
Replies: 10
Views: 5924

Re: Why are Famicom Disk Systems so picky?!@...

Thanks for the link, I didn't know about that one yet. About the belt problem, you seem to assume that the fds is picky about the belt. Which might seem like it, but I don't see why it would be any different from any other belt driven device. Problems with belts are that they can slip, dry out, get ...
by DrWho198
Wed Feb 14, 2018 5:13 pm
Forum: NES Hardware and Flash Equipment
Topic: Why are Famicom Disk Systems so picky?!@...
Replies: 10
Views: 5924

Re: Why are Famicom Disk Systems so picky?!@...

Well, that does make some sense. If I'm not mistaking (I'm new to the fds world) then hacker included a tool in they're backup software to align the header. How effective is this or is there a better way? Because given the information that was discussed so far, there is no reason why a correctly ali...
by DrWho198
Wed Feb 14, 2018 1:00 pm
Forum: NES Hardware and Flash Equipment
Topic: Why are Famicom Disk Systems so picky?!@...
Replies: 10
Views: 5924

Why are Famicom Disk Systems so picky?!@...

Why are Famicom Disk Systems so picky compared to other disk drives. Let's be honest, many computers have been using different kinds of disks and none of them showed a compatibility problem between written disks that were written on other drives of the same kind. Why is the FDS so different? One key...
by DrWho198
Tue Feb 13, 2018 10:51 am
Forum: NES Hardware and Flash Equipment
Topic: FDSSTICK on twin famicom
Replies: 9
Views: 3430

Re: FDSSTICK on twin famicom

It seems like they connected all wires identical to the stock jumper cable, and just soldered the FDSStick lines to it. I wonder if they would have communication errors when doing this. Using google translate there is a lot more information to be read. According to the seller there are different mod...
by DrWho198
Mon Feb 12, 2018 10:36 pm
Forum: NES Hardware and Flash Equipment
Topic: FDSSTICK on twin famicom
Replies: 9
Views: 3430

Re: FDSSTICK on twin famicom

Thanks for all the help. That makes a lot more sense. Sadly I could not find the famicom adaptor on tototek. So I'll need to make my own. The only problem is the plug on the ram adaptor cable. I have no idea where to get a socket for it, but I might do it differently and just add a plug to plug in t...
by DrWho198
Mon Feb 12, 2018 3:48 pm
Forum: NES Hardware and Flash Equipment
Topic: FDSSTICK on twin famicom
Replies: 9
Views: 3430

Re: FDSSTICK on twin famicom

I found this post: http://forums.nesdev.com/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=12163&p=179901&hilit=tototek#p179901 Apparently KittyFae managed to connect the FDSStick in a fully working order. But his explanation is a bit puzzling to me: So I finally figured out how to write to disks using the FDSStick and a Twin...
by DrWho198
Mon Feb 12, 2018 11:37 am
Forum: NES Hardware and Flash Equipment
Topic: FDSSTICK on twin famicom
Replies: 9
Views: 3430

Re: FDSSTICK on twin famicom

Still waiting for my parts I had a better look at the FC Twin expansion bay (In other words Port C and D). If I understand the console correctly then the 2 parts of the famicom disk system (ram adaptor + drive) are connected using the external jumper cable, effectively splitting the disk system in 2...
by DrWho198
Thu Feb 08, 2018 8:26 am
Forum: NES Hardware and Flash Equipment
Topic: NESMaker Donor Board Compatibility
Replies: 11
Views: 3148

Re: NESMaker Donor Board Compatibility

I wouldn't be surprised that most of the stock goes to those who backed the project. If you plan on getting a cartridge and writer then I suggest just backing the higher amount so you get your setup send to you as soon as it is released.
by DrWho198
Thu Feb 08, 2018 4:41 am
Forum: NES Hardware and Flash Equipment
Topic: FDSSTICK on twin famicom
Replies: 9
Views: 3430

Re: FDSSTICK on twin famicom

Thank you for pointing me to that page. Apparently I was into the same situation. I had the 7201 so no modding of the chip was needed. The bypassing of the powerboard was the only thing that was left to do. Because of how it was made, I managed to mod it without any soldering and completely reversib...
by DrWho198
Wed Feb 07, 2018 2:49 am
Forum: NES Hardware and Flash Equipment
Topic: FDSSTICK on twin famicom
Replies: 9
Views: 3430

FDSSTICK on twin famicom

Hi, I recently bought myself a twin famicom AN-500B and to complete my setup I wanted to ad a fdsstick to it. My end goal is getting a setup in which I could rewrite faulty disks if I encounter them. Following advice of others I so far bought the fdsstick, a ram adaptor and the 2 IC's (74LS45 & 74LS...
by DrWho198
Wed Feb 07, 2018 2:23 am
Forum: NES Hardware and Flash Equipment
Topic: RetroFreak ROM encryption?
Replies: 11
Views: 3967

Re: RetroFreak ROM encryption?

Its hard if you do not have the encrypted data together with the name/rom of the game it should be. But if you look at it like this then I expect a simple encryption to be used. However I also expect them to use their own header as the file starts with RF which probably stands for Retro Freak.
by DrWho198
Mon Jan 22, 2018 5:02 am
Forum: Newbie Help Center
Topic: Decompiling/recompiling
Replies: 6
Views: 2327

Re: Decompiling/recompiling

Thanks for all the help.
Right now the project is not my priority anymore but I'm probably going to have a look at it in the future.

@Oziphantom:
Thank you for that out to me. Somehow I always mixed those two up.
by DrWho198
Thu Jan 04, 2018 10:23 am
Forum: Newbie Help Center
Topic: Decompiling/recompiling
Replies: 6
Views: 2327

Decompiling/recompiling

I have been looking for a good decompiler for nes roms. Is there a reliable decompiler that produces assembler code that can be recompiled without much problems? My target is to decompile fds games adapt them and recompile them to cartridge roms. I know this is not as easy as it sounds but I'm inter...
by DrWho198
Thu Apr 16, 2015 3:03 pm
Forum: Newbie Help Center
Topic: Replacing characters in the character table.
Replies: 6
Views: 2199

Re: Replacing characters in the character table.

I was thinking about doing that. Thank you for confirming it to be a good idea. I'm patching the rom byte by byte with opcodes so I wasn't sure if it was worth the effort. But now I might go for it next time I feel like putting some more work in that routine.