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by Ben Boldt
Wed Jul 01, 2020 1:10 pm
Forum: NES Hardware and Flash Equipment
Topic: Fixing Chinese SMB2J
Replies: 14
Views: 14859

Re: Fixing Chinese SMB2J

I just wanted to follow up on this, FINALLY I got around to completing this modification to my SMB2j cart. I reflashed the ROMs to loopy's original version and I found that it did not work with my real Famicom when I changed the cap to 4.7nF per aquasnake. I changed back to the 56pF in the original ...
by Ben Boldt
Sun Jun 28, 2020 9:31 pm
Forum: General Stuff
Topic: Late 1980s / Early 1990s Memphis Style in NES Games
Replies: 16
Views: 641

Re: Late 1980s / Early 1990s Memphis Style in NES Games

I would say it has some influence, what game is that?

Edit: I see it is Chu Chu Rocket.
by Ben Boldt
Sun Jun 28, 2020 6:46 pm
Forum: General Stuff
Topic: Late 1980s / Early 1990s Memphis Style in NES Games
Replies: 16
Views: 641

Re: Late 1980s / Early 1990s Memphis Style in NES Games

You're right, I was way off, though your box art does show it. Sonic might have a few things here and there in-game like SMB3 but not much.

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by Ben Boldt
Sun Jun 28, 2020 4:45 pm
Forum: General Stuff
Topic: Late 1980s / Early 1990s Memphis Style in NES Games
Replies: 16
Views: 641

Re: Late 1980s / Early 1990s Memphis Style in NES Games

The more I think about it, Toejam and Earl is the one that nailed this style. I think Sonic is pulling more from some other 80s/90s style, but I am not sure what that would be or if that has a name. Sonic is doing something a lot more industrial and I think that's why FM synth works so well for Soni...
by Ben Boldt
Sat Jun 27, 2020 5:36 pm
Forum: General Stuff
Topic: Late 1980s / Early 1990s Memphis Style in NES Games
Replies: 16
Views: 641

Re: Late 1980s / Early 1990s Memphis Style in NES Games

Yes very good points and I agree that M.C. Kids does use that style.
by Ben Boldt
Sat Jun 27, 2020 4:51 pm
Forum: General Stuff
Topic: Late 1980s / Early 1990s Memphis Style in NES Games
Replies: 16
Views: 641

Re: Late 1980s / Early 1990s Memphis Style in NES Games

Oh wow look at that, I never knew about that one!

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by Ben Boldt
Sat Jun 27, 2020 1:33 pm
Forum: General Stuff
Topic: Late 1980s / Early 1990s Memphis Style in NES Games
Replies: 16
Views: 641

Re: Late 1980s / Early 1990s Memphis Style in NES Games

I realize now that Klax is an NES game in this style, at least the box/label art. Can you think of any others?
by Ben Boldt
Sat Jun 27, 2020 8:55 am
Forum: General Stuff
Topic: Late 1980s / Early 1990s Memphis Style in NES Games
Replies: 16
Views: 641

Late 1980s / Early 1990s Memphis Style in NES Games

I find it strange how few NES games use Memphis style. I remember this style being very popular at the time and the excessive use of geometric patterns, sloppy swoops, and blocky shaped stuff certainly seems to lend itself well to limited graphics of the NES. Sonic the Hedgehog series had this naile...
by Ben Boldt
Sun Jun 14, 2020 8:13 pm
Forum: NES Hardware and Flash Equipment
Topic: NES-001 AV Power Module PAL & NTSC Compatibility
Replies: 5
Views: 408

Re: NES-001 AV Power Module PAL & NTSC Compatibility

I can tell you right off the bat that the NTSC NES will not put out PAL video after doing that. Not sure if that is what you are after or not.

I am not sure what would happen with the RF output. I think that the NES will still power on normally and put out NTSC composite video on the AV jacks.
by Ben Boldt
Tue Jun 09, 2020 11:02 pm
Forum: NES Hardware and Flash Equipment
Topic: Connecting NES to Teddy Ruxpin
Replies: 38
Views: 2783

Re: Connecting NES to Teddy Ruxpin

You are either ignoring or not understanding a very important concept here thocolate. You are looking just at "current", number of mA. But that is not the whole story here. You can really learn something here so please "bear" with me. If you take a 50 ohm resistor and connect it to your controller p...
by Ben Boldt
Tue Jun 09, 2020 1:30 pm
Forum: NES Hardware and Flash Equipment
Topic: SNES Mouse acting weird
Replies: 25
Views: 950

Re: SNES Mouse acting weird

Well I searched from USA, so I probably did not find the optimum shipping price for you. You should keep searching, maybe find 10pcs for a better deal, etc.
by Ben Boldt
Tue Jun 09, 2020 1:17 pm
Forum: NES Hardware and Flash Equipment
Topic: Connecting NES to Teddy Ruxpin
Replies: 38
Views: 2783

Re: Connecting NES to Teddy Ruxpin

One big problem here is that the NES's CPU, PPU, cartridge, all the other digital stuff runs from its very modest internal 5V supply ... This is also what I was thinking, but my dad said the voltage didn't matter because ruining motors was going to come down to amps. That may be somewhat true, but ...
by Ben Boldt
Mon Jun 08, 2020 8:31 pm
Forum: NES Hardware and Flash Equipment
Topic: Connecting NES to Teddy Ruxpin
Replies: 38
Views: 2783

Re: Connecting NES to Teddy Ruxpin

One big problem here is that the NES's CPU, PPU, cartridge, all the other digital stuff runs from its very modest internal 5V supply, And now you're hooking motors and stuff to this rail that are going to inject all sorts of noise and ripple and spikes everywhere. It is just really not a healthy ide...
by Ben Boldt
Mon Jun 08, 2020 5:25 am
Forum: NES Hardware and Flash Equipment
Topic: Connecting NES to Teddy Ruxpin
Replies: 38
Views: 2783

Re: Connecting NES to Teddy Ruxpin

You can trust lidnariq that it is not going to work out well powering anything heavier than some digital chips or sensors from the controller port. Look at the peripherals from Nintendo: R.O.B. had its own batteries, Famicom Disk System even had its own batteries as well. The Nintendo was not built ...
by Ben Boldt
Sun Jun 07, 2020 4:24 pm
Forum: NES Hardware and Flash Equipment
Topic: SNES Mouse acting weird
Replies: 25
Views: 950

Re: SNES Mouse acting weird

You can get PICs dirt cheap on eBay or Aliexpress. It will require a programmer such as PicKit 3 or something. Here is a very popular 16F628A on eBay: https://www.ebay.com/itm/392646380706 AliExpress: https://www.aliexpress.com/item/1588006796.html These are DIP-18, you can also get them in SOP whic...