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by Great Hierophant
Fri Mar 27, 2020 7:27 am
Forum: NES Hardware and Flash Equipment
Topic: EverDrive N8 alleged mapper inaccuracies
Replies: 22
Views: 850

Re: EverDrive N8 alleged mapper inaccuracies

By newer Famicom I guess you mean the HVC-GPM-xx boards? I think HVC-CPU-06 and HVC-CPU-07 are among the most common Famicom boards. That's bad news anyway, I have a CPU-07 myself. So that's how automatic disk swapping works. Yeah it would be better if the user would be able to provide a clean BIOS...
by Great Hierophant
Thu Mar 26, 2020 9:31 am
Forum: NES Hardware and Flash Equipment
Topic: EverDrive N8 alleged mapper inaccuracies
Replies: 22
Views: 850

Re: EverDrive N8 alleged mapper inaccuracies

I have a Famicom EverDrive (older version), and the expansion audio has problems. It's there, but it's almost entirely drowned out by the 2A03. Impedance mismatch or something? It's my only complaint with this otherwise great cart, though. It's worth knowing, if one wants to get an FC version for w...
by Great Hierophant
Wed Mar 25, 2020 10:48 am
Forum: NES Hardware and Flash Equipment
Topic: EverDrive N8 alleged mapper inaccuracies
Replies: 22
Views: 850

Re: EverDrive N8 alleged mapper inaccuracies

If we go down this road, we could also complain that the EverDrives have rather out of date mapper support. Seven licensed mappers, 153, 155, 157, 159, 210, 547 and 552 are not supported or are conflated into other mappers like 1, 16 and 19. The EverDrive only supports Galaxian by CRC values, not by...
by Great Hierophant
Sun Feb 23, 2020 2:15 pm
Forum: NES Hardware and Flash Equipment
Topic: Aladdin Deck Enhancer / CCU_v2.00 CF30288 pinouts
Replies: 2
Views: 1158

Re: Aladdin Deck Enhancer / CCU_v2.00 CF30288 pinouts

Bandai did it with the Datach Joint ROM System, and were much more ambitious with the inclusion of a barcode reader, EEPROM and much better PRG and CHR addressing, selectable mirroring and cycle IRQs.
by Great Hierophant
Thu Jan 16, 2020 11:24 am
Forum: NESemdev
Topic: List of NES and Famicom Cartridge Hardware
Replies: 10
Views: 12442

Re: List of NES and Famicom Cartridge Hardware

New year, new updates and fixes.
by Great Hierophant
Sun Jan 05, 2020 6:25 pm
Forum: NES Hardware and Flash Equipment
Topic: Adapter to properly support 3.3V carts
Replies: 28
Views: 5876

Re: Adapter to properly support 3.3V carts

The last cartridge Ben featured was rather shoddy and marginal in terms of the input the voltage regulator is supplying to the ROM chip, but what do you do when the board doesn't even have that voltage regulator? I have heard of some boards with 3.3v chips being fed only by 5v. What if you have one ...
by Great Hierophant
Tue Dec 03, 2019 11:10 pm
Forum: General Stuff
Topic: Fake Dendy prototype Game Grumps prank?
Replies: 11
Views: 4295

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: 2273

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: 9335

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: 43
Views: 24688

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: 13827

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: 3877

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: 12054

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: 12054

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: 133
Views: 97292

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?