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by Great Hierophant
Tue Dec 03, 2019 11:10 pm
Forum: General Stuff
Topic: Fake Dendy prototype Game Grumps prank?
Replies: 11
Views: 495

Re: Fake Dendy prototype Game Grumps prank?

I swear that watching Game Grumps is one sure way to lower your IQ. Game Grumps seemed to be implying that they had found a prototype of an Internet-enabled game that was canceled for the Dendy back in the late-90s where a DendyJr console connected to a never-released Internet adapter. Of course tha...
by Great Hierophant
Thu Nov 28, 2019 4:19 pm
Forum: NES Hardware and Flash Equipment
Topic: Any ideas on how to fix this SNES controller?
Replies: 7
Views: 392

Re: Any ideas on how to fix this SNES controller?

You could try a carbon contact restorer project like Caikote 44.
by Great Hierophant
Fri Oct 11, 2019 7:55 am
Forum: Reproduction
Topic: Super Mario Bros. 2 (J) The Lost Levels Reproduction - Anago
Replies: 9
Views: 7607

Re: Super Mario Bros. 2 (J) The Lost Levels Reproduction - A

The label looks rather nicely designed for a pirate cartridge. The board is overkill for Super Mario Bros. 2, but at least 5v parts appear to be used across the board.
by Great Hierophant
Sat Aug 31, 2019 7:28 pm
Forum: NESdev
Topic: VRC5
Replies: 42
Views: 17144

Re: VRC5

(the core meaning of 太 is something like "greatest", "grand", "very", "thick" or "fat") where 太 is read as "ta" ("tai" is also possible, but it looks like there are furigana above it which explains the reading). No, it's more like sound association with the words "compuTER" and "kid" or "boy". Thin...
by Great Hierophant
Tue Aug 13, 2019 9:00 am
Forum: General Stuff
Topic: Why preserve video games?
Replies: 27
Views: 8448

Re: Why preserve video games?

One interesting aspect of the originally linked thread, is a weird assumption I see quite often... People tend to mistake the right to distribute something for the ability to preserve it, and though I do believe a lot of people do care about preservation, I also see a lot of people just using it as...
by Great Hierophant
Tue Jul 09, 2019 6:06 am
Forum: NES Hardware and Flash Equipment
Topic: Everdrive OS v20 MMC3 Crashes on Micro Genius IQ-502 ver.2
Replies: 3
Views: 3430

Re: Everdrive OS v20 MMC3 Crashes on Micro Genius IQ-502 ver

"When will you fix this issue?" we all sighed,
Salesman Krikzz chuckled softly in reply:
"'Status : Fixed' never shall I go
Until you buy an EverDrive N8 Pro"
by Great Hierophant
Tue Apr 16, 2019 3:42 pm
Forum: NES Hardware and Flash Equipment
Topic: RGB Mod streaming question
Replies: 20
Views: 11004

Re: RGB Mod streaming question

Capturing RGB now is easier than it ever has been. Two reasonably priced solutions are the Datapath E1/E1s cards, which on ebay can be purchased used for around $100, ... Let's be real clear here about, i.e. talk reality and what the actual products are rather than shortened product names: * Datapa...
by Great Hierophant
Tue Apr 16, 2019 6:28 am
Forum: NES Hardware and Flash Equipment
Topic: RGB Mod streaming question
Replies: 20
Views: 11004

Re: RGB Mod streaming question

Capturing RGB now is easier than it ever has been. Two reasonably priced solutions are the Datapath E1/E1s cards, which on ebay can be purchased used for around $100, and the OSSC, which is a scaler that runs around $160 but is designed to make RGB very friendly to HDMI devices, whether they are cap...
by Great Hierophant
Mon Apr 15, 2019 1:55 pm
Forum: NES Hardware and Flash Equipment
Topic: Famicom AV Mod Situation in 2019
Replies: 119
Views: 84710

Re: Famicom AV Mod Situation in 2019

Okay, so you can keep the choke in place and limit the amount of work you have to do. Do you even need to add a tantalum to an AV Famicom? I can't see any jailbars in mine and I have looked hard for them. Do they become more noticeable once the 560pF is removed?
by Great Hierophant
Mon Apr 15, 2019 10:12 am
Forum: NES Hardware and Flash Equipment
Topic: Famicom AV Mod Situation in 2019
Replies: 119
Views: 84710

Re: Famicom AV Mod Situation in 2019

A basic question I have is that with the tantalum route, you do not need to lift the PPU Video Output pin to eliminate jailbars? That is a good thing if you do not have to do that. So, if you want to improve the picture quality on an AV Famicom to make it sharper, you should remove the 560pF capacit...
by Great Hierophant
Mon Apr 08, 2019 9:31 pm
Forum: NES Hardware and Flash Equipment
Topic: RGB Mod streaming question
Replies: 20
Views: 11004

Re: RGB Mod streaming question

The NESRGB mod modifies the original PPU-generated Composite Video signal into an unusable state of black backgrounds and white sprite boxes to get RGB. As lidnariq says, you can enjoy RGB, S-Video or RGB-derived Composite Video using the mod. You can stream the RGB and use the S-Video or Composite ...
by Great Hierophant
Thu Mar 21, 2019 6:19 am
Forum: NES Music
Topic: New VRC7 patch set
Replies: 20
Views: 25518

Re: New VRC7 patch set

How difficult do you think it would be to adopt Nukey's method for the original YM2413? That chip's patch set has yet to be dumped. It seems like, according to the wiki, that grounding the debug pin on the VRC7 seems to turn some of it's other pins into the bus control lines available on the YM2413....
by Great Hierophant
Tue Mar 19, 2019 6:15 pm
Forum: NESemdev
Topic: NES 2.0 Additions Proposal
Replies: 224
Views: 121396

Re: NES 2.0 Additions Proposal

I know you had already figured it out, but I did post visual proof of the microphone working to haggle the shopkeeper down on original hardware several years ago : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aF_TynJ-c6w
by Great Hierophant
Wed Mar 13, 2019 9:42 pm
Forum: General Stuff
Topic: I think the VHS side of my VHS/DVD player is defective
Replies: 3
Views: 4096

Re: I think the VHS side of my VHS/DVD player is defective

Also, make sure the tape advancing mechanism is working properly. The capstans and the pinch rollers should be keeping the tape taut as it travels across the read heads.
by Great Hierophant
Mon Mar 11, 2019 12:06 pm
Forum: General Stuff
Topic: You can still buy (new) YM2151's. What?
Replies: 4
Views: 4621

Re: You can still buy (new) YM2151's. What?

Be wary of the ones from China, they may be factory rejects, remarked clones or dead chips.