Started by 133MHz, September 23, 2007, 01:46:28 am
Quote from: 133MHz on March 13, 2008, 08:25:00 pmIf you have proper (E)EPROM erasing and burning equipment it's a piece of cake. But then it's not cheap anymore.
QuoteFeatures: Support 2.5~6.5V device;
Quote from: 133MHz on March 13, 2008, 08:32:30 pmEverything seems OK (USB, Windows XP support, ZIF socket, etc) BUT...QuoteFeatures: Support 2.5~6.5V device;Most chips are between 5 and 15V (12V being the most common), so I say it's pretty limited on the range of chips you can burn with it.Also if you're looking to burn your own EPROMs you need an EPROM eraser (meaning more $$$ to spend).
Quote from: 133MHz on March 13, 2008, 08:46:10 pmIf you're looking to buy one, look for the following:* USB connection (if your computer doesn't have a serial port, otherwise it doesn't matter)* Windows XP support* External power adapter (that way you can program chips with a high programming voltage, when they draw power from the USB or serial port they're limited by the teeny weeny 5V that the port provides).* Good list of supported chips (to make your own NES/Famicom carts you're looking for 27xxx EPROMs).In fact the type of programmer is not very critical, you can even build your own for 5 bucks worth of parts (search for five dollar eprom programmer). Most important is the EPROM eraser, which is an enclosed UV fluorescent lamp, its light erases EPROMs when exposed to it, and no, those counterfeit bill detectors won't work. In fact, the light from the EPROM eraser is dangerous to the skin and eyes! That's why it's enclosed. See if you can get a cheap EPROM eraser first, then look for a programmer.
Quote from: MaxXimus on March 13, 2008, 08:54:48 pmBut besides that, its the exact same.....
Quote from: UglyJoe on March 14, 2008, 11:51:18 amIf they wanted to reproduce some weird pirate cart, then they would need a donor cart that used the same weird mapper used by the pirate cart. In these cases, it's likely that the only donor carts available would be carts that already had that pirate on it
Quote from: UglyJoe on March 14, 2008, 11:51:18 amThe easiest option would probably be that flash cart that Retrousb makes. The "mapper" that it uses is really running software that emulates whatever mapper the given rom needs. If he's written the software to support a wacky pirate mapper, then it would work.
Quote from: 133MHz on March 13, 2008, 08:52:50 pmNES. Carts are easier to open, lots of room for extra chips and stuff, and lots of information on the internets on how to do it .