After "field converting" my DK to an ArPicade based VS. multi unit in December, it really got me thinking about the 2 gun games that would require extra hoops to jump through with a mediocre payoff. Three weeks ago went digging in the garage for my old childhood NES setup.
After some cart and edge connector cleaning, I was shootin' away.
Out of all the crap I have I could not find a damn power supply. After wasting 45min I just made a quick 1/8" female to barrel M adapter. My main video/audio/power cable snake is wrapped and only has power for an atari vcs.
The composite video signal looked ok, but it was strange to say that my rgb vcs had a better picture than the nes. :p The wonders of the internet led me to this: http://etim.net.au/shop/shop.php?crn=203&rn=522&action=show_detail
and this: http://krikzz.com/store/home/31-everdrive-n8-nes.html
. I saw the Chinese knock off cart and other places to get the items, but I chose to just order them straight from the makers. Received the nesrgb kit last weekend and got it installed.
PPU removed with no damage. Been gettin good at chip work like that.
PPU added to mod board and installed with connections made. Also recapped main board and power supply circuit.
Auxiliary voltage reg board that feeds separate power to the nesrgb kit.
I added an 1/8" female jack in parallel to the original power input. My adapter was ok, just didn't want to keep using it and I didn't have to modify my existing cable snake. Audio jacks are just wired for mono, maybe I'll look into the stereo mod in the future.
Pulled the old controllers apart and cleaned every little part. Amazing how far dirt and dried skin gets into these things.
This was a complete impulse buy. I was ordering a new edge connector from here : https://www.lukiegames.com/
and saw they had used advantage's. I was too poor to own one of these as a kid, my buddy had one growing up and I remembered how cool it was. Still needed to be pulled apart and detailed, but it's a nice example.
These were games that I had at my dad's place as a kid. I came across them about 10 years ago while we were cleaning up his joint after he passed away. I had many more games, but sold those off in the early 90's for weed or rent money.
The picture is stunning on my CRT and I'm super happy with it. No jail bars, no fuzziness, no edge noise on certain sprites. Can't wait for the Everdrive N8 to come in.