Perfect FDS 2C33 audio when not using actual FDS disks?

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Re: Perfect FDS 2C33 audio when not using actual FDS disks?

Post by tokumaru » Thu Mar 12, 2015 12:13 pm

loopy wrote:I'd just get a famicom AV.
Easier said than done, depending on where you live. I did get a Famicom AV a few months ago, but it ended up costing me almost US$200 because of shipping and taxes.

Now I'm looking at a RAM adapter, but before I get one: loopy, are you really planning on selling these? How much do you think they're gonna go for?

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Re: Perfect FDS 2C33 audio when not using actual FDS disks?

Post by loopy » Thu Mar 12, 2015 1:17 pm

Yes, I'd like to sell them. I expect somewhere in the $20 range...

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Re: Perfect FDS 2C33 audio when not using actual FDS disks?

Post by muckyfingers » Thu Mar 12, 2015 2:27 pm

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Re: Perfect FDS 2C33 audio when not using actual FDS disks?

Post by tokumaru » Thu Mar 12, 2015 3:57 pm

loopy wrote:I expect somewhere in the $20 range...
Sounds very reasonable.

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Re: Perfect FDS 2C33 audio when not using actual FDS disks?

Post by koitsu » Thu Mar 12, 2015 7:19 pm

Consider me in, too. And I'd buy a couple of 'em.

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Re: Perfect FDS 2C33 audio when not using actual FDS disks?

Post by tokumaru » Thu Mar 12, 2015 8:42 pm

...and I just bought a RAM adapter on ebay. Impulsive? Maybe. Guess I'll have to trust loopy and hope this purchase wasn't be in vain! :mrgreen:

Since this thing will probably be coming from Japan by ship (which I expect will take 3 months or so), I wouldn't be surprised if loopy was already selling his little device before my RAM adapter even gets here! :lol:

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Re: Perfect FDS 2C33 audio when not using actual FDS disks?

Post by Myask » Thu Mar 12, 2015 8:54 pm

This is starting to sound like a literal toolchain.

So...which elements are in it, exactly? Famicom-[FDS?]-FDS RAM adaptor-Loopy's thing?

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Re: Perfect FDS 2C33 audio when not using actual FDS disks?

Post by muckyfingers » Thu Mar 12, 2015 9:02 pm

Myask wrote:This is starting to sound like a literal toolchain.

So...which elements are in it, exactly? Famicom-[FDS?]-FDS RAM adaptor-Loopy's thing?
Yes, you need your own Famicom or Famicom AV a RAM adapter (FDS system not needed), and loppy's adapter...which I vote be named "RAM Adapter, Adapter"

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Re: Perfect FDS 2C33 audio when not using actual FDS disks?

Post by ApolloBoy » Fri Mar 13, 2015 1:04 pm

One other question, does it need special software to preload disk images or is it all drag and drop?

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Re: Perfect FDS 2C33 audio when not using actual FDS disks?

Post by loopy » Fri Mar 13, 2015 1:25 pm

It's not drag and drop, you need software to transfer files.

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Re: Perfect FDS 2C33 audio when not using actual FDS disks?

Post by tepples » Fri Mar 13, 2015 2:33 pm

Will this software be made available for Windows, OS X, and X11/Linux? Or will users of OS X and X11/Linux* have to install VirtualBox and buy a copy of Windows?


* If you dislike this term and have a better term for "Linux with a GUI that is not Android", let me know.

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Re: Perfect FDS 2C33 audio when not using actual FDS disks?

Post by loopy » Fri Mar 13, 2015 2:40 pm

Right now, it's a console app using HIDAPI that should be easy to port. I'll make a Windows GUI at some point.
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Re: Perfect FDS 2C33 audio when not using actual FDS disks?

Post by Asaki » Fri Mar 13, 2015 3:24 pm

loopy wrote:... and if it's not a top-loading NES, you'll need one of those too. :P
While I think it would be fun to rig up adapters to plug it into a toaster, I'm sure it would be much easier to just use my top loader.

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Re: Perfect FDS 2C33 audio when not using actual FDS disks?

Post by Memblers » Fri Mar 13, 2015 7:57 pm

Looks pretty awesome. I also bought an FDS RAM cartridge in anticipation, they're cheaper than I expected.

About cases, it's not as ideal a solution as your custom one, but one thing I've been considering using with some of my projects are boxes by Bud Industries or Hammond, with end panels. Like these. It would be really cheap to replace those panels with laser-cut plexiglass of the right thickness.

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Re: Perfect FDS 2C33 audio when not using actual FDS disks?

Post by loopy » Fri Mar 13, 2015 8:18 pm

I'm getting some test cases printed from Shapeways for about $7 each. Cheaper than I expected. I may go that route for now, make it an optional add-on cost.

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