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Here’s a video I just uploaded to YouTube.
Design work started on the cart PCB. Most of the schematic has been drawn up. The card edge connector is missing, but I think Brian or Gerry may come through with that soon. Then, I think Gerry will lay out the PCB based on the schematic and etch a prototype. This will allow me to
So, we’ve moved from the breadboard to a working prototype PCB. I soldered on the parts and it works well. There’s not much more to say. There’s a good chance that this is what a “product” would look like. Do you want to buy one? Faselei cart not included.
This one is a bit trickier. It’s a bit more involved to actually take a .NGF save-game file and write it to an official cart. Nonetheless, I did it. I had issues, and I left out any real error checking (like to make sure the .NGF is valid for the cart). It works, though. So,
Today I had a new idea. I can take an official cart and scan it to see which blocks are unprotected. That means they’re writable. The save-game data will always be stored in one or more of the writable blocks. I worked on the RACE NGPC emulator’s flash memory emulation enough to know how it
Well, there wasn’t much for new development over the weekend. I don’t have any new pictures or videos to show off, because the things I did weren’t very showy. On the USB Pocket Linker front, I wrestled with optimizing the cartridge dump/backup process. I put a little work into making the command-line application a bit
Over lunch, I added the rest of the address lines. I was then able to read the entire cart. I was also able to send commands to it. I got some good data back, but I was unable to write to the cart. Hmm. I tracked down the problem. Stupid me. The last thing I
Well, here it is. After I had a brilliant idea followed by an epiphany about how to breadboard the cartridge slot, I started wiring it up. I had to install a voltage regulator to drop the USB 5V down to 3.3V that the NGPC cart could handle. I didn’t wire up all the lines yet,