Catridge using msu1

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Catridge using msu1

Post by olddb » Fri Mar 09, 2018 1:56 pm

I understand more or less how the chip works on an emulator, but how would you acquire/make the hardware for the real thing? :?: :?: :?:
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Post by infiniteneslives » Fri Mar 09, 2018 2:30 pm

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Post by olddb » Fri Mar 09, 2018 3:15 pm

Ah.

I meant like if I you were to produce a msu1 game, for example. How would you go about buying/producing the chip?

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Post by infiniteneslives » Fri Mar 09, 2018 3:41 pm

As of now, releasing digitally for play in higan, or SD2SNES is really the only option.
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Re: Catridge using msu1

Post by syboxez » Fri Mar 09, 2018 3:48 pm

You'd have to emulate it using an FPGA or a CPLD. You may be able to use a modified version of the core from the SD2SNES as a start.

An alternative might be to use software emulation on a cheap ARM core to emulate the chip on a cartridge.

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Post by olddb » Fri Mar 09, 2018 4:42 pm

Did byuu released the chip schematics?

Did he ever actually produced one?
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Post by infiniteneslives » Fri Mar 09, 2018 4:47 pm

olddb wrote:Did byuu released the chip schematics?

Did he ever actually produced one?
No, as far as I know he really only designed it from the software standpoint.

Ikari integrated it into the SD2SNES design, which is open source so you could use that to help you design your own dedicated MSU-1 board if you wanted. This hasn't been done by anyone yet AFAIK, so you'll have to do it yourself.
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Post by olddb » Fri Mar 09, 2018 6:05 pm

I see. Thank you.
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Re: Catridge using msu1

Post by syboxez » Sat Mar 10, 2018 5:12 pm

This should get you started if you know Verilog: https://github.com/mrehkopf/sd2snes/blo ... snes/msu.v

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