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 Post subject: Famicom devcard
PostPosted: Fri Jan 31, 2014 10:11 am 
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Is there any Famicom devcard readily available? I want something bare-bones that allows to put a custom circuit on it.

If there isn't any, I'll start a new thread with a poll to know who will be interested to have one, because in that case I'll design one. "Design" is a broad term as it will be bare-bones as I want it, that is, a very simple prototyping PCB that you can plug in a Famicom with card pins properly labeled, and indicator of the front of the card (to potentially mitigate the possibility of plugging in the wrong way).


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 Post subject: Re: Famicom devcard
PostPosted: Fri Jan 31, 2014 11:38 am 
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Do you mean a famicom equivalent to the RetroPak?
Or do you mean even simpler, just a bunch of copper-plated perfboard attached to a cartridge edge, like the ancient ISA devcards? (If the latter, I don't even know of a NES version of that, although INLROMv1 does have a small field of perf after the ROMs and CPLDs...)


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 Post subject: Re: Famicom devcard
PostPosted: Fri Jan 31, 2014 2:04 pm 
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RetroPak? Do you mean PowerPak?

The second option is what I'm after. I know of the INL-ROM, and something equivalent to this for the Famicom (without resorting to converters!) would be nice, although I don't really need the ROM + CPLD. So yes, something very simple.

I don't know how these ISA devcard looked like. Could you show a pic of that?


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 31, 2014 2:15 pm 
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Jarhmander wrote:
RetroPak? Do you mean PowerPak?
No, I meant the ReproPak. But apparently he's done with that also now.
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I don't know how these ISA devcard looked like. Could you show a pic of that?
Breadboard.
Copper plated perfboard: 1, 2, 3


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 Post subject: Re: Famicom devcard
PostPosted: Fri Jan 31, 2014 3:44 pm 
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If the ReproPak is discontinued, I'll need to work with INL on revising my mapper wizard.


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 Post subject: Re: Famicom devcard
PostPosted: Fri Jan 31, 2014 4:39 pm 
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He keeps discontinuing my favourite stuff! :(


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 Post subject: Re: Famicom devcard
PostPosted: Fri Jan 31, 2014 4:56 pm 
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Yeah I've been getting a few requests lately for a 60pin version of my boards. I've also yet to have anyone suggest what case outline I should design them to...

But I am considering making a flash version of my smaller v2 boards in 60pin form to support a project I'm hoping to work on sometime this year. I'm not sure if a 60pin version of my v1 eprom boards would be worthwhile due to lack of space for a 10x10cm board in a fami cart.

Probably the closest you can get right now would be one of my v1 boards and a 72pin to 60pin adapter. The perf area was designed with your type of use in mind.

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He keeps discontinuing my favourite stuff! :(
Yeah apparently he gave up on cases and CIClones aswell and now defers to me... NA post

Tepples, I've got a few things I'm planning to release shortly. Once I'm done I'll get with you about the mapper wizard.

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 Post subject: Re: Famicom devcard
PostPosted: Sat Feb 01, 2014 7:48 pm 
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lidnariq wrote:
Jarhmander wrote:
I don't know how these ISA devcard looked like. Could you show a pic of that?
Breadboard.
Copper plated perfboard: 1, 2, 3

Nice thing. Yes, I would make something like your ISA perfboard for the Famicom, if something alike doesn't exist.


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