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Re: List of SD card hack, carts, alternative replacements to CD drive.
« Reply #280 on: January 09, 2017, 03:27:23 pm »
See I thought it was just dsp 1.  I haven't been keeping up though so I might be wrong on that. 

Eh I've got plenty of those.  I was trying to find a non-destructive solution.  I see them on ebay and aliexpress, but I think they are gutting carts.

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Re: List of SD card hack, carts, alternative replacements to CD drive.
« Reply #281 on: January 09, 2017, 04:06:07 pm »
Krikzz sells them on his site.

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Re: List of SD card hack, carts, alternative replacements to CD drive.
« Reply #282 on: January 11, 2017, 03:29:47 am »
I was doing some light reading and fell down the NES mods rabbit hole.  Came across the lost sound channel restoration mod. It only works with Japanese versions of games and it is only recommended for people that have SD cart's like the everdrive.

Has anyone here tried this? It's about the simplest mod I have ever seen, just adding one resistor between to large points.

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« Reply #283 on: January 11, 2017, 04:15:40 am »
I haven't done it to the toaster, but I did it for my top-loader. For the top loader, there is additional soldering to do to the Powerpak or famicom-to-NES adapter. I followed this:
http://forums.nesdev.com/viewtopic.php?t=7880

Works like a charm.

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Re: List of SD card hack, carts, alternative replacements to CD drive.
« Reply #284 on: January 11, 2017, 04:28:58 am »
I haven't done it to the toaster, but I did it for my top-loader. For the top loader, there is additional soldering to do to the Powerpak or famicom-to-NES adapter. I followed this:
http://forums.nesdev.com/viewtopic.php?t=7880

Works like a charm.

If I had to bet on some one here doing this I would have put my money on you.  :cheers:
What value reciter did you use?

I ordered a toster last summer and am planing some mods for my trip home next summer. I'll add this to the list. 

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Re: List of SD card hack, carts, alternative replacements to CD drive.
« Reply #285 on: January 11, 2017, 11:01:16 am »
The resistor values are in that thread I linked.

Are you planning to put a NESRGB in your top loader? Because the mod is slightly different when it involves that board since the NESRGB has its own amplified audio (also outlined in that thread on the 3rd page).

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Re: List of SD card hack, carts, alternative replacements to CD drive.
« Reply #286 on: January 11, 2017, 11:41:35 am »
The resistor values are in that thread I linked.

Are you planning to put a NESRGB in your top loader? Because the mod is slightly different when it involves that board since the NESRGB has its own amplified audio (also outlined in that thread on the 3rd page).

I seen that he used a 1.2 kOhm, but I also read that people have used a range that yield different results in terms of value. 
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Experimentation suggest using a resistor ranging from 24k up to 56k.  Pick a range in the middle and test the sound. The sounds with PowerPaks, Everdrives vs Real Famicom carts can vary.
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I bought a front loader this past summer to try out some modding, like disabling lock out, and because I wanted a NES that was the same model as the one I had as a kid. I haven't decided to pull the trigger on doing a RGB mod  on this one yet. If I do, I think I would like to do the one with the N64/SNES port on the back. Will see, I just had a second kid and time and money are being more and more monopolized by family.   
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Re: List of SD card hack, carts, alternative replacements to CD drive.
« Reply #287 on: January 12, 2017, 04:29:28 am »
Yeah that's why I ask, because the resistor value is different from that regular hack. I believe mine is a 22k for my NESRGB hack.

But here's a little tip posted on that thread I linked:
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Tip: By design the expansion audio volume varied from game to game since they were mixed inside the cartridge and not the console, so there is no fixed parameter on the console for the volume levels for expanded audio games. The resistor value you put on your console (47K in this case) might be a little low or high depending on the rom you load.

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« Reply #288 on: January 12, 2017, 10:27:42 am »
That's a good thing to note.

I wonder if including a pot resistor may help, like in the Mono Mixing stereo mod. In the thread you posed to they point out that the lost sound can only be picked up from mono. I wonder if the mixing mod would give some more flexibility?

Any way as of now I'm definitely going to swop out the 72 pin connecter, disable the lock out chip, and add a resister to restor lost sound. I'm thinking about RGB and Mono mixing stereo.

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Re: List of SD card hack, carts, alternative replacements to CD drive.
« Reply #289 on: January 12, 2017, 04:21:41 pm »
I've seen a couple of people that have just ran the line out of their famicom adapter and ran it to the right stereo cable.  Apparently the NES does absolutely nothing to the extra sound... you are just pumping it into the sound that is already on the left channel.

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Re: List of SD card hack, carts, alternative replacements to CD drive.
« Reply #290 on: January 23, 2017, 09:13:55 am »
There is a PC Engine CD drive replacement in the works. from the guy how brought us the GDMU, RHEA, and Phoebe. and here

This is one of the few system I don't won that I would like to have.
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Re: List of SD card hack, carts, alternative replacements to CD drive.
« Reply #291 on: February 11, 2017, 06:31:07 am »
If you have a 21pin Saturn the SD drive sails are open. They go quick so don't put off ordering if you want one.

https://gdemu.wordpress.com/2017/02/11/coming-back-to-life/#comments

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Re: List of SD card hack, carts, alternative replacements to CD drive.
« Reply #292 on: February 11, 2017, 09:16:55 am »
'Orders closed'

Well that ended quick  :lol

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« Reply #293 on: February 11, 2017, 07:32:24 pm »
'Orders closed'

Well that ended quick  :lol

He seems to be surprised that the demand only ever seems to go up. If you have a Saturn and want it to keep working for much longer there kind of a must.

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Re: List of SD card hack, carts, alternative replacements to CD drive.
« Reply #295 on: March 07, 2017, 12:33:36 am »
Still a little too pricey for me.  Now that my eyes are sorta/kinda back to normal I should try that ide hack for no other reason than to report back on how it works. 

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« Reply #296 on: March 08, 2017, 09:46:51 am »
GDEMU orders will open this Saturday.

https://gdemu.wordpress.com/2017/03/06/the-light-before-we-land/

I'm debating between the GDEMU and the USB-GDROM for the Dreamcast. According to the USB-GDROM site, it has quite a bit more going on for it than GDEMU does. Just wondering if anyone has either of these devices and might be able to provide some feedback...

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« Reply #297 on: March 08, 2017, 11:12:39 am »
They're pretty similar, but the USB GDROM has the advantage of supporting larger cheaper and faster storage. USB thumb drives are cheaper and more obtainable than SD Cards.

Menu's between the two are pretty much the same.

The GDEMU supports two additional image formats, CCD+IMG+SUB and MDS+MDF while the USB GDROM only supports GDI, ISO, and cdi.

The USB GDROM supports long file names while the GDEMU doesn't.

I personally opted for the USB GDROM for the USB storage support, and store practically the entire library on a 256gb thumb drive. The thumb drive cost me $60 on amazon.

edit: here's a funny little comparison image between the two.
http://3do-renovation.ru/comparation.htm
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« Reply #298 on: March 08, 2017, 12:11:18 pm »
Thanks Opt. This is excellent information.  :cheers:

I think I will go ahead and order the USB-GDROM device. It seems like the GDEMU is very difficult to get ahold of and will probably be sold out by the time I could even try to order one anyway....

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Re: List of SD card hack, carts, alternative replacements to CD drive.
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