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by Guspaz
Mon Oct 30, 2017 10:36 am
Forum: SNESdev
Topic: Introducing the VeriSNES (FPGA-based SNES)
Replies: 307
Views: 138141

Re: Introducing the VeriSNES (FPGA-based SNES)

240p is part of the HDMI spec. It is now but it is not a feature supported by the Super Nt. The Super Nt only does 480p, 720p, and 1080p, per their website Analogue is at least aware that there is a desire for it: I tweeted the request for 240p HDMI at them, and they liked it. Doesn't mean they'll ...
by Guspaz
Thu Oct 19, 2017 10:15 am
Forum: SNESdev
Topic: Introducing the VeriSNES (FPGA-based SNES)
Replies: 307
Views: 138141

Re: Introducing the VeriSNES (FPGA-based SNES)

Would that work with the Super Scope? No. Unlike the Zapper, which I would expect to work on a 31 kHz CRT receiving a "100% scanlines" signal, the Super Scope is synchronized to the 5.37 MHz pixel clock, which is doubled even in 480p. You'd be able to hit only half the width of the screen, and even...
by Guspaz
Mon Oct 16, 2017 2:04 pm
Forum: SNESdev
Topic: Introducing the VeriSNES (FPGA-based SNES)
Replies: 307
Views: 138141

Re: Introducing the VeriSNES (FPGA-based SNES)

Happy they're doing it. Sad it's not open source. Disappointed by how bland it looks. Gimme brushed metal plz :( If it's 400$ because of brushed metal, give me a 100-200$ plastic case, please. The Analogue Super Nt is $189.99 USD. The chassis is plastic, with options for SNES, SFC, matte black, and...
by Guspaz
Wed May 03, 2017 9:33 pm
Forum: NES Hardware and Flash Equipment
Topic: Hi-Def NES HDMI Adapter for the NES
Replies: 623
Views: 216855

Re: Hi-Def NES HDMI Adapter for the NES

Myask wrote:I see three counts of "I don't want this feature so nobody probably does".
I'm not saying nobody uses those features, I'm speculating that less people use HQX than standard interpolation. And non-aligned scanlines, I'm not even sure why that's a thing, so I can see where that suggestion came from.
by Guspaz
Fri Apr 28, 2017 2:13 pm
Forum: NES Hardware and Flash Equipment
Topic: Hi-Def NES HDMI Adapter for the NES
Replies: 623
Views: 216855

Re: Hi-Def NES HDMI Adapter for the NES

It's unfortunate that interpolation was removed, as it seems to be the only way to get a 4:3 aspect ratio without uneven horizontal pixel sizes (and the resulting shimmering). Would it be possible to remove the HQX stuff so that interpolation could be re-added? I would imagine far more people would ...
by Guspaz
Wed Feb 15, 2017 3:41 pm
Forum: SNESdev
Topic: The SNES preservation project is undead
Replies: 72
Views: 14704

Re: SNES preservation project is dead

This story has now been picked up by Kotaku. Who also didn't get any answer from USPS.

https://kotaku.com/10k-worth-of-snes-ga ... 1792409527
by Guspaz
Wed Feb 15, 2017 9:10 am
Forum: SNESdev
Topic: anyone making a fpga snes with hdmi?
Replies: 21
Views: 6227

Re: anyone making a fpga snes with hdmi?

It also notably outputs the native NES 60.08Hz over analog outputs, so the "inaccurate because 60Hz" isn't actually true. It's only doing 60Hz over HDMI.
by Guspaz
Thu Jun 16, 2016 2:46 pm
Forum: NES Hardware and Flash Equipment
Topic: Are new pin connectors worth it?
Replies: 8
Views: 2225

Re: Are new pin connectors worth it?

These days, people like the Blinking Light Win kits, which give the frontloading NES a similar style connector to the toploader. Personally, my BLW v2 kit had a much tighter grip than the deathgrip on my Hyperkin after-market connector, or at least, it was harder to get cartridges out. Unfortunately...
by Guspaz
Wed May 11, 2016 2:28 pm
Forum: SNESdev
Topic: AtariAge "CPU comparison"
Replies: 146
Views: 21361

Re: AtariAge "CPU comparison"

I think dramatized is the word you're looking for, and yeah, it was, although as the article that Koitsu linked to indicates, Kutaragi's work on the SPC700 and its contentious nature inside of Sony wasn't exactly a secret.
by Guspaz
Wed May 11, 2016 7:43 am
Forum: SNESdev
Topic: AtariAge "CPU comparison"
Replies: 146
Views: 21361

Re: AtariAge "CPU comparison"

My source was Console Wars, which went into the Sony/Nintendo interactions in significant detail. Both because of what it meant for the birth of the SNES, and because of what it meant for the birth of the Playstation. The book focuses more on Sega than anyone else, but after Nintendo and Sony broke ...
by Guspaz
Mon May 09, 2016 10:15 am
Forum: GBDev
Topic: Super gameboy color?
Replies: 44
Views: 13138

Re: Super gameboy color?

For that matter, if you're using a modchip or Datel Media Launcher, there is no reason to use the GBP disc: GBI is better in pretty much every respect. Lower latency and native 240p support. All versions support using a GBA as a controller. There are three builds: ULL: Tries to very closely match th...
by Guspaz
Mon May 09, 2016 9:57 am
Forum: SNESdev
Topic: AtariAge "CPU comparison"
Replies: 146
Views: 21361

Re: AtariAge "CPU comparison"

To be fair, was the SPC700 designed exclusively for the SNES? Yes: Ken Kutaragi designed it specifically for the SNES. Sort of in secret and against the explicit instructions of Sony management (who wanted nothing to do with video games), and then presented to them as a fait accompli, IIRC. It was ...
by Guspaz
Mon May 09, 2016 9:46 am
Forum: NES Hardware and Flash Equipment
Topic: Hi-Def NES HDMI Adapter for the NES
Replies: 623
Views: 216855

Re: Hi-Def NES HDMI Adapter for the NES

There's a lot of overlap, but they're not mutually exclusive products. AVS is (compared to buying everything you need for an Hi-Def NES from scratch) cheaper, and unless you're comparing to a toploader or BLW frontloader, more reliable. It also can play Famicom games without adapters. Hi-Def NES can...
by Guspaz
Thu Feb 18, 2016 11:29 am
Forum: NES Hardware and Flash Equipment
Topic: 8bit Music Power Cart (internals)
Replies: 20
Views: 9996

Re: 8bit Music Power Cart (internals)

I'm surprised at how poorly built they are. Using the wrong voltage parts, excessively long wires, untrimmed throughole parts used in surface-mount applications, bodge wires, terrible soldering... hot glue?

Did these clowns have any idea what they were doing?
by Guspaz
Thu Dec 31, 2015 9:44 am
Forum: SNESdev
Topic: HDMI SNES?
Replies: 46
Views: 20140

Re: HDMI SNES?

Isn't that exactly what Marq's scanline doubler does, although that's outputting 480p HDMI and not RGB? IIRC it has two scanlines of latency and handles both modes just fine. Costs far less than the framemeister too.