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by loopy
Thu Mar 03, 2016 8:28 am
Forum: NES Hardware and Flash Equipment
Topic: Perfect FDS 2C33 audio when not using actual FDS disks?
Replies: 259
Views: 85428

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

Yes, it's a pullup on the write data line.
by loopy
Wed Mar 02, 2016 9:45 pm
Forum: NES Hardware and Flash Equipment
Topic: Perfect FDS 2C33 audio when not using actual FDS disks?
Replies: 259
Views: 85428

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

Older FDSsticks (before I started making the Twin Fami adapters) will need an extra resistor from pin 6-10 on Port C. I use 27k, but somewhere around 10-50k should do...
by loopy
Fri Feb 19, 2016 9:05 am
Forum: NES Hardware and Flash Equipment
Topic: Perfect FDS 2C33 audio when not using actual FDS disks?
Replies: 259
Views: 85428

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

I don't think it's standard, you probably won't find the right connector for it. Try searching for a 2.50mm pitch header instead. I'm not selling cables, it's just a board that lets you connect the cable pulled from a ram adapter. http://3dscapture.com/fdsstick/adapter.jpg It would certainly be nice...
by loopy
Tue Feb 16, 2016 4:52 pm
Forum: NES Hardware and Flash Equipment
Topic: Perfect FDS 2C33 audio when not using actual FDS disks?
Replies: 259
Views: 85428

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

I saw you add Twin Famicom to fdsstick connection pinout. I want to ask, is it still connect 8 pins are enough ? No, connect them all. The 8-pin cable is only for disk dumping. I made a small adapter board to make it easy to hook up a ram adapter cable, it's a purchase option for fdsstick now. http...
by loopy
Sun Feb 14, 2016 3:05 pm
Forum: NES Hardware and Flash Equipment
Topic: Perfect FDS 2C33 audio when not using actual FDS disks?
Replies: 259
Views: 85428

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

I do still have the same problem with the tototek chip modded 3206 drive, it will play disks which I have written on the 7201 drive, but it cannot dump or write using the fds stick... When I try to dump, I get an empty .fds file (correct size in KB, but a completely empty file, same for writing, fd...
by loopy
Mon Feb 01, 2016 1:52 pm
Forum: NES Hardware and Flash Equipment
Topic: Perfect FDS 2C33 audio when not using actual FDS disks?
Replies: 259
Views: 85428

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

Another software update . PC emulation mode is added - games can be loaded directly from a PC. Handy for trying out games without having to disconnect and reflash. It's also convenient for NES development. With FDSStick software running in the background, just recompile and hit reset on the NES to r...
by loopy
Wed Jan 13, 2016 6:57 am
Forum: Reproduction
Topic: SMB2j Reproduction ROM
Replies: 4
Views: 3621

Re: SMB2j Reproduction ROM

My comcast page went down, you can find all my old NES stuff at http://3dscapture.com/NES/
by loopy
Tue Jan 05, 2016 2:58 pm
Forum: NES Hardware and Flash Equipment
Topic: FDSemu - New FDS drive emulator, with menu and large flash
Replies: 59
Views: 38870

Re: FDSemu - New FDS drive emulator, with menu and large fla

Powerpak does have to cheat with the disk I/O but I'm not aware of any games that don't work. Apparently they all use BIOS routines for disk access, because they wouldn't work otherwise. Audio isn't 100% correct either. No reason it can't be, I just didn't have the hardware to compare it to when I w...
by loopy
Sun Jan 03, 2016 4:38 am
Forum: NES Hardware and Flash Equipment
Topic: Perfect FDS 2C33 audio when not using actual FDS disks?
Replies: 259
Views: 85428

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

Yes, you can upgrade by replacing the flash and using the newest software.
Micron or Winbond flash should work (like W25Q128FVSIG). It's larger than the 4M chips I used, but it can fit by bending the pins under the chip.
by loopy
Fri Jan 01, 2016 6:37 pm
Forum: NES Hardware and Flash Equipment
Topic: Perfect FDS 2C33 audio when not using actual FDS disks?
Replies: 259
Views: 85428

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

I fixed a bug that was causing games to be written out incorrectly, it's available to download now. This was probably the source of your problem. A bad update is highly unlikely since the firmware is verified before & after. The process of downgrading and upgrading probably "fixed" your issue by cle...
by loopy
Wed Dec 23, 2015 12:02 pm
Forum: NES Hardware and Flash Equipment
Topic: Perfect FDS 2C33 audio when not using actual FDS disks?
Replies: 259
Views: 85428

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

Hey, are any of you guys members of "Japanese Retro Video Game Discount Market" group on Facebook? I just noticed the following post an hour ago: "just a quick warning to anyone using an fds stick flashcard on their famicom, don't upgrade the firmware, the latest pc software (20/dec/2015) included ...
by loopy
Sun Dec 20, 2015 7:54 pm
Forum: NES Hardware and Flash Equipment
Topic: Perfect FDS 2C33 audio when not using actual FDS disks?
Replies: 259
Views: 85428

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

Another update. Some minor bugfixes, and more flash types supported. Standard flash size has been changed to 128Mbit.
by loopy
Fri Dec 18, 2015 7:56 am
Forum: NES Hardware and Flash Equipment
Topic: Perfect FDS 2C33 audio when not using actual FDS disks?
Replies: 259
Views: 85428

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

As you noted, it doesn't require drivers so your point is somewhat lost on me. It identifies itself as a HID device, I did this specifically to avoid dealing with drivers.
by loopy
Thu Dec 17, 2015 10:30 am
Forum: NES Hardware and Flash Equipment
Topic: Perfect FDS 2C33 audio when not using actual FDS disks?
Replies: 259
Views: 85428

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

Yeah, you shouldn't use the older fds.exe right now, it isn't compatible with the updated firmware. I'm working on a few more things in the GUI (should be ready in a day or two) then I will roll all the recent changes back into the console app.
by loopy
Tue Dec 08, 2015 10:28 pm
Forum: NES Hardware and Flash Equipment
Topic: Perfect FDS 2C33 audio when not using actual FDS disks?
Replies: 259
Views: 85428

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

New software update is available (Windows GUI). Supports larger flash, and boots to a menu (credit to deadbody for inspiration ;)). I'll throw the source up on github, it may take a few days to get it organized. Also, I got proper injection-molded cases done, so no more 3D printing. (They've been sh...