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My poor man's NES Flash Cart

Started by 133MHz, September 23, 2007, 01:46:28 am

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siudym

April 04, 2008, 02:47:13 pm #30 Last Edit: April 04, 2008, 03:00:17 pm by siudym
Quote from: popibros1 on March 13, 2008, 08:15:49 pm
is there an easier way?


Buy eprom/flash programmer, like WILLEM and some flash memory. Easy modifi pirated famicom carts that have eprom compatible mask ROMS:


http://www.sdm.friko.pl/fami/ - My Famicom Collection (always updated)
http://www.romlab.prv.pl/ - ROMLaboratory

133MHz


siudym

My "special" cart ;D - FME-7/SUNSOFT 5B flash cart ;D Contain AY-3-8910 chip for additional sound channels used in Gimmick game ;D

http://www.sdm.friko.pl/fami/ - My Famicom Collection (always updated)
http://www.romlab.prv.pl/ - ROMLaboratory

nurd


133MHz

Lots of wirewrap always look complicated, but if you look at the schematic it's not that much. It's more tedious than anything else. Imagine yourself soldering such quantity of wires? I did!

Also siudym, it may be a good idea to install a 3.5mm jack on your NES-to-Famicom converter, and a 3.5mm miniplug to your special cart, so you can connect/disconnect them at will without being one tied to the other. You can use the 'shorting' feature of the jack to make normal Famicom audio pass through when there's no special cart inserted.


Your carts look awesome! Thanks for reviving my thread with such awesome devcarts :D

siudym

Quote from: 133MHz on April 05, 2008, 11:54:56 am
Also siudym, it may be a good idea to install a 3.5mm jack on your NES-to-Famicom converter, and a 3.5mm miniplug to your special cart, so you can connect/disconnect them at will without being one tied to the other. You can use the 'shorting' feature of the jack to make normal Famicom audio pass through when there's no special cart inserted.
Your carts look awesome! Thanks for reviving my thread with such awesome devcarts :D


ok, but i have lots of NES->FC adapters, that one i use permanently in this dev-cart. :)
http://www.sdm.friko.pl/fami/ - My Famicom Collection (always updated)
http://www.romlab.prv.pl/ - ROMLaboratory

FamicomFreak

Wow I wish I had some idea what all those cables do....
Retro Gaming Life  www.retrogaminglife.com

Walky

I played Antarctic Adventure A LOT when I was a kid (my "Creation" famiclone included it, along 40 or so other games), nice idea to use bios' flashing to write nes roms!.

Wiring that kind of thing is indeed a HORRIBLE task, kudos to you for that!

Using hot glue is a good idea to make a longer lasting eprom cart (after checking all solder points, and of course making sure the cart actually works). I always reinforce the soldering job on my carts that way, and it has worked fine so far (well, it's been like a month since I got my programmer and eraser, but a couple of my carts survived a really ugly fall!). It's important to double and triple check each soldering point before this, because it's REALLY difficult to remove the glue if something breaks under it (and you can force wires and other stuff in the process).