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PostPosted: Tue Apr 28, 2015 9:28 am 
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What kinds of tools, documentation, so forth, were used by Japanese developers intending to create a licensed NES / Famicom release?

Naturally, anything made after support was pulled in 1994 doesn't count. Or too distinct to overseas or pirate work.


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 28, 2015 9:40 am 
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We don't know details, but there's this:

http://www.chrismcovell.com/secret/week ... puter.html


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 29, 2015 4:12 pm 
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Also, here's an FDS dev environment, if you want to identify the hardware around them:
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For graphics, different companies had different tools on Japanese PCs. Examples here:

http://www.chrismcovell.com/secret/FC__ ... html#ryoma

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 29, 2015 4:44 pm 
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What the heck is that thing under the Famicom Disk System? an ammo belt?

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 29, 2015 5:52 pm 
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It's a ribbon cable, and it looks like it has many twisted pairs instead of just a lot of parallel connections. That looks like either an ICE or a prototype RAM drive. I am guessing it is the former.


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That is why I suggested to invite someone who made a licensed nes game back then :
Inviting a game designer

But unfortunately I don't have enough reputation to invite him here.


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 29, 2015 10:49 pm 
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Looks kinda like a strip of paper with lots of resistors on it, but no, the red key on the ribbon cable gives it away that it's a ribbon cable.

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