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ConsoleFun
09-29-2005, 06:03 PM
I had some more pictures of my stuff on my harddrive. Hope you enjoy them.

1. Sega Genesis 1 + Sega CD 1 + CCL's Double Pro Fighter 32Mbit
http://img64.imageshack.us/img64/6314/mega7oe.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

I use ToToTEK's parallel interface to send stuff to and from my development PC. The interface fits in the SNES slot, but works great for Genesis code too. My Genesis has 3 switches. One to select JAP or USA/EUR. One to select 50Hz or 60Hz. One to select cartridge boot or CD boot (the CART_IN line on pin B32). The minijack provides stereo sound, and of course the Genesis is connected using RGB.


2. Samsung Mega Drive II
http://img190.imageshack.us/img190/9562/mega32hh.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

This it the SPC-1600R Samsung Mega Drive II only released in Korea. NTSC. JAP region.


http://img190.imageshack.us/img190/9633/mega46su.jpg (http://imageshack.us)


3. Sega Saturn - Black model 1 unit MK-80020-50

The Saturn is connect to my development PC using a 4in1 EMS Pro Action Replay. My PC actually has two ISA Comms Link cards. One for use with this saturn. One for use with my PlayStation.

http://img64.imageshack.us/img64/5672/saturn24ti.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

http://img64.imageshack.us/img64/6340/saturn41ca.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

I have installed a 50Hz/60Hz switch and a modchip. The modchip was a 21-pin one, but I modified it to a 20-pin one, using the instructions over at the segaxtreme.net forums.


4. Sega Dreamcast
Blue logo HKT-3030 EUR unit. Red logo HKT-3020 USA unit.
http://img64.imageshack.us/img64/9724/dc9mg.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

Modchip to boot import GD-ROMs. HIT-0400 ethernet adapter/BBA.

I use the blue one in my living room and it is connected using RGB. The red one is in my work room and is connected using a VGA adapter via a KVM-switch to a PC monitor.


5. Nintendo Famicom w/composite-video and STEREO-audio out + FDS
http://img24.imageshack.us/img24/8594/dsc010923el.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

http://img24.imageshack.us/img24/9348/dsc010864eb.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

http://img24.imageshack.us/img24/1817/dsc010790ox.jpg (http://imageshack.us)
I used the schematics found on the links below. The NES2 has a different PCB then the Famicom of course, but finding the video and audio signals on the Famicom is easy.
http://www.zyx.com/chrisc/nesstereo.html
http://www.gamesx.com/rgbadd/nes2avmod.htm

Both circuits fits on a small piece of Vero Board. I used a NTE289A transistor instead of a 2SC1317 for the video amp. The stereo amp / mixer is really cool too, since you do get more bass if you want to :-))


6. Super Nintendo + FFE's Super Wildcard DX2 64Mbit + Diskdual
http://img131.imageshack.us/img131/3851/snes17vc.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

The SWCDX2 is probably my best investment. I just love it. I also have Bung's Game Doctor SF7 128Mbit with DSP1 adaptor and CCL's Pro Fighter X 32Mbit, so I can compare. The SWCDX2 runs everything, and have 2 parallel ports. It is connected to both my PC and to the Diskdual (with CDROM and harddisk) at the same time. I just love it!!!

http://img131.imageshack.us/img131/8306/snes29ov.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

http://img131.imageshack.us/img131/1976/snes39mz.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

http://img131.imageshack.us/img131/6352/snes49qj.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

I have installed the CIC-disable switch, and a 50Hz/60Hz. My system is PAL, but I use RGB.


8. Nintendo Gamecube + GBA-player + BBA + ViperGC modchip
http://img64.imageshack.us/img64/9631/gc8nu.jpg (http://imageshack.us)
Boots stuff from SD cards, LAN or small DVD-Rs. PAL unit with RGB output.

http://img316.imageshack.us/img316/3987/dsc010691io.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

9. Neo Geo Pocket Color

http://img64.imageshack.us/img64/7539/ngpc5kc.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

I have a Pocket Linker for the Neo Geo Pocket Color with a couple of 32Mbit flashcards.


10. Sony Playstation

http://img516.imageshack.us/img516/2949/psxcollection5ua.jpg (http://imageshack.us)
United Colors of PlayStation
DTL-H1001, DTL-H1201
DTL-H3001, SCPH-5903
Anyone got a spare Midnight Blue??? ;-P

http://img516.imageshack.us/img516/3032/psone7wf.jpg (http://imageshack.us)
SCPH-102C PSone with stealth modchip + internal VCD card

http://img516.imageshack.us/img516/6974/psonevcd8uf.jpg (http://imageshack.us)
U10 is the Winbond W9923QF VCD decoder IC. U8 is the Winbond W9952QP TV encoder IC.

This board was quite some hassel to install. The instructions start with "Step1: Take off FB401, FB402, FB502 parts". These are three surface mounted fuses, that you need to desolder to route the composite video and stereo audio lines through the VCD card. The card piggybacks on the ROM chip (IC 102) to interface with the system bus :-)

11. Sony PlayStation 2 (V0 - Japanese SCPH-15000) with Ghost 2 modchip
http://img329.imageshack.us/img329/7849/ps2mod14fg.jpg (http://imageshack.us)
Ghost 2 is one of the few modchip still in production that works on the V0 PS2s.

http://img329.imageshack.us/img329/5628/ps2mod27rp.jpg (http://imageshack.us)
Easy to install, but you need a steady hand when you do the CD controller.


12. NEC PC-Engine DUO-R

http://img64.imageshack.us/img64/9841/pceduor28ng.jpg (http://imageshack.us)
After modification

http://img64.imageshack.us/img64/5611/pceduor32nb.jpg (http://imageshack.us)
My RGB cable

I have set the system to USA mode, and installed RGB output. The DIN-8 connector is compatible with the standard DIN-5 connector, but has RGB as well. I also installed a switch to select composite video (with sync) or just composite sync (for arcade monitors).

I used the guide over at:
http://www.gamesx.com/rgbadd/duorgb.php


13. Microsoft Xbox rev 1.0
Microsoft Xbox v1.0 with Xecutor 3 modchip and Xecutor Control Panel.
http://img64.imageshack.us/img64/6232/xbox9gd.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

I have replaced the fans to silence this model.


I do not support piracy! ...but I love to program and explore! ..and hate restrictions ;-)


Regards..

ConsoleFun

Topic Archive
09-29-2005, 06:20 PM
Very nice, thanks for sharing, I love your toggle switches ;)

Borman
09-29-2005, 07:31 PM
I love how everything is modified. Quite unique, i like it

Stone
09-30-2005, 04:21 AM
Some nice mods there :)

But:


2. Which PCB is this?
http://img64.imageshack.us/img64/2599/mega21dj.jpg (http://imageshack.us/)

It's from my SPC-1600R Samsung Mega Drive II only released in Korea. NTSC.
Isn't that identical to a PAL MegaDrive 2 board? The soldermask's a tiny bit different, that's about it.

Nice collection though :)

ConsoleFun
09-30-2005, 01:50 PM
Isn't that identical to a PAL MegaDrive 2 board? The soldermask's a tiny bit different, that's about it.

Yeah, they are indeed very similar:
http://img32.imageshack.us/img32/9726/md2comp3hw.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

The left part of the picture is from my Korean NTSC Samsung MD II.

The right part of the picture is from a European PAL Sega MD II. I got the picture from the site below, since I do not have the European MD II myself:
http://www.mikeg2.freeserve.co.uk/masterful/md2lang.html

Anyway, my Korean unit is connected like a Japanese one. Pin 107 on the 315-xxxx chip is connected to ground. On the US and European units pin 107 is connected to +5V.

Regards..

ConsoleFun

Le Spank
09-30-2005, 03:45 PM
What's all that stuff do on the front of your Xbox? I'm talking about the myriad of switches etc.

Interesting stuff. I managed to mod my Saturn but that's as far as I got... get a bit scared with the new/more expensive things.

ConsoleFun
09-30-2005, 04:50 PM
What's all that stuff do on the front of your Xbox? I'm talking about the myriad of switches etc.

Interesting stuff. I managed to mod my Saturn but that's as far as I got... get a bit scared with the new/more expensive things.

The Xecutor X3 modchip has a 2MB FlashROM, which you can split into banks, so you can have multiple BIOSes. The various BIOSes are usually 1MB or smaller. The latest X3 BIOS from Team Xecutor is 1MB. The famous Cromwell BIOS often used for Xbox Linux is 256kB.

The oval clear (white looking) button lets you write protect the FlashROM.
The four clear round buttons lets you choose BIOS (memory bank).
The red LED is HD. The green LED is LAN.

On the far right the panel has two extra USB ports. Very nice!

The LCD is supported by many homebrew applications, such as the Xbox Media Center.

Read more on:
http://www.teamxecuter.com/

My 10cent worth of modding advice:
Get a defect PlayStation, PCI video card or something else with an IC with many tiny legs. Spill solder between a couple of IC legs. Practice removing the solder using desoldering braids and some no-clean flux. Then practice lifting legs from the PCB. Use a multimeter to check for short-circuits. Have fun!

Regards..

ConsoleFun

ConsoleFun
11-04-2005, 11:15 AM
I have added some more pictures to the first message in this thread.

When I recently got a Famicom, with only RF output, something had to be done. Now it has composite video and STEREO sound output :-) I like it!!!

Cheers!

CF

AntiPasta
11-04-2005, 06:36 PM
Wow! Some nice stuff there, and someone who actually does PS & SS dev! (if you want Caetla 0.37 let me know)

mdmx
11-04-2005, 07:11 PM
does the Z64 really works with a 750 MB ZIP drive ?? I have heard you can add a 250 MB ZIP Drive with a modified BIOS, but I never thought it would run with the new 750 MB Iomega drive.

btw, very impressive collection :)

RyanGamerGoneGrazy
11-04-2005, 07:20 PM
very impressive indeed, could you shed some more info on the flashed ds?

Mark30001
11-04-2005, 08:26 PM
I love your stuff man! :thumbsup: I guess you too also deserve this:

http://www.terranuts.com/forums/images/smilies/respect.gif

Segafreak_NL
11-04-2005, 08:33 PM
Very nice pics :thumbsup:

Hazuki
11-05-2005, 09:09 AM
Fantastic collection, awesome stuff:clap:

Just two n00b questions

what is the CCL's Double Pro Fighter 32Mbit and the FFE's Super Wildcard DX2 64Mbit + Diskdual? I don't know nothing abou these.:crying:

ConsoleFun
11-05-2005, 08:01 PM
does the Z64 really works with a 750 MB ZIP drive ?? I have heard you can add a 250 MB ZIP Drive with a modified BIOS, but I never thought it would run with the new 750 MB Iomega drive.
My Z64 use the unofficial firmware 2.18c and a 750 ZIP drive. However, all my ZIP disks and other ZIP drives are all either 100MB or 250MB. The 750 drive lets me use all my old ZIP disks, but I have not tested 750 disks yet. I can buy a 750 disk this week and try to backup a few games to it to see if it works... :-)

CF

ConsoleFun
11-05-2005, 08:07 PM
very impressive indeed, could you shed some more info on the flashed ds?
I got a normal silver Nintendo DS. US model NTR-001. The firmware is patched with the FlashMe hack to allow DS files to boot from a standard GBA flashcart. To do the FlashMe hack, for the first time, you need a PassMe device or a WLAN card compatible with the WifiMe software. More info on these links:
http://ds.gcdev.com/dsfirmware/
http://www.dspassme.com/FlashMe.shtml

After the DS is FlashMe hacked, then just do a copy /b ndsloader.bin+homebrew.nds homebrew.gba. Write homebrew.gba as the first file on a GBA flashcart, put the cart in the DS and turn it on :-)

CF

ConsoleFun
11-05-2005, 08:16 PM
what is the CCL's Double Pro Fighter 32Mbit and the FFE's Super Wildcard DX2 64Mbit + Diskdual? I don't know nothing abou these.:crying:
Check out this link:
http://www.robwebb.clara.co.uk/backup/

You can also use these devices to run your own homebrew programs. Both the DPF and SWCDX2 can be connected to a PC (the DPF needs an adapter), which makes them more suitable for development than copiers that only reads floppy disks.

CF

mdmx
11-05-2005, 09:22 PM
My Z64 use the unofficial firmware 2.18c and a 750 ZIP drive. However, all my ZIP disks and other ZIP drives are all either 100MB or 250MB. The 750 drive lets me use all my old ZIP disks, but I have not tested 750 disks yet. I can buy a 750 disk this week and try to backup a few games to it to see if it works... :-)

CF


oh yeah, would be very interesting ^^

ConsoleFun
11-08-2005, 06:30 PM
Recently I replaced my European N64 with a Japanese N64, which could be RGB modified. I have updated the first message in this thread (part 6) with some pictures of my current N64 setup which includes a N64 DD.

Thanks for the feedback!

CF

madhatter256
11-08-2005, 09:13 PM
Nice collection. Very nice!

Borman
11-08-2005, 10:57 PM
I have the 256mb v64jr if youre interested, i wasnt even aware of a 512 version. Comes with the save cart :P

I love the N64DD, they are awesome :)

ConsoleFun
11-11-2005, 12:29 PM
does the Z64 really works with a 750 MB ZIP drive ?? I have heard you can add a 250 MB ZIP Drive with a modified BIOS, but I never thought it would run with the new 750 MB Iomega drive.

I have now tested the 750MB ZIP drive with a 750MB ZIP disk. I backed up 400MB of carts to it, all loaded without any problems. ZIP 750 drives do indeed work great with the Z64 :-)

Cheers,
CF

mdmx
11-12-2005, 07:37 PM
I have now tested the 750MB ZIP drive with a 750MB ZIP disk. I backed up 400MB of carts to it, all loaded without any problems. ZIP 750 drives do indeed work great with the Z64 :-)

Cheers,
CF

wow, that's really great. I should update my z64 ^^

ConsoleFun
01-19-2007, 09:14 PM
1. SNK Neo-Geo AES
http://img263.imageshack.us/img263/3541/neogeoscviiid1.jpg (http://imageshack.us)
Neo-Geo AES with Super MVS Convertor II. Low 20xxx serial. Good RGB output.

http://img263.imageshack.us/img263/9320/neogeomgd2xs7.jpg (http://imageshack.us)
Fully working Multi Game Doctor 2 setup with Neo-Geo interface. 136Mbit.

http://img136.imageshack.us/img136/726/universeav5.jpg (http://imageshack.us)
First revision motherboard. Desoldered BIOS. Installed socket. Installed the Universe BIOS.

2. NES
http://img263.imageshack.us/img263/7120/rgbcopynesci9.jpg (http://imageshack.us)
US NES with CopyNES v2.00 and a RP2C03B PPU (RGB) installed.

http://img136.imageshack.us/img136/9185/nesboardmq0.jpg (http://imageshack.us)
The NES motherboard. Simple. Beautiful. Took this photo before I installed sockets for the PPU and CPU.

Check out:
http://www.tripoint.org/kevtris/Projects/copynes/
http://nesdev.parodius.com/bbs/viewforum.php?f=9
http://mbrandel.vizionaires.net/?page_id=39
Kevtris and Moosmann rock!

3. FDS Loader cables
http://img77.imageshack.us/img77/2291/dd2pcdo8.jpg (http://imageshack.us)
Cable for connecting a HVC-022 FDS drive to a PC. Useful for backing up FDS games.

http://img136.imageshack.us/img136/4349/pc2ramut2.jpg (http://imageshack.us)
Cable (adapter) for connecting a HVC-023 RAM adapter to a PC. Useful for playing FDS backups.

Software and info by Brad Taylor:
http://nesdev.parodius.com/fdsloadr.zip

4. A couple of SNES carts
Mario RPG
http://img263.imageshack.us/img263/6851/mariorpgsc9.jpg (http://imageshack.us)
After lifting pin 127 on the SA1 chip, and leaving the pin floating, Mario RPG works on a PAL SNES. Very nice!

Vortex
http://img136.imageshack.us/img136/9056/vortexlp9.jpg (http://imageshack.us)
Overclocked Vortex from 21.4 MHz to 24 MHz.

Check out:
http://nfggames.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=1382
http://benheck.com/phpBB/viewtopic.php?t=7680

That's it...

CF

wheelaa
01-20-2007, 03:55 PM
Lovely stuff. Have you done any work on the Marty that is pictured with your duo?

ConsoleFun
01-20-2007, 08:17 PM
Lovely stuff. Have you done any work on the Marty that is pictured with your duo?
Thanx Wheelaa!

Havn't done any work on the Marty yet, but I sure would like to. Understanding TownsOS better would be cool. That IC Card slot must be put into use of course. And adding RGB would be nice :-) Just recently I got a keyboard and mouse for it, so it's a start..

Do you (still) have a TC Station? Would be very interesting to learn more about it.

CF

marshallh
01-20-2007, 10:48 PM
Ooh, someone used my superfx mod :D
I've since tried Vortex with a 28MHz crystal, and it works great. But, some sfx chips don't run at any faster speeds, because of manufacturing tolerances.

ConsoleFun
01-21-2007, 06:34 AM
Ooh, someone used my superfx mod :D
I've since tried Vortex with a 28MHz crystal, and it works great. But, some sfx chips don't run at any faster speeds, because of manufacturing tolerances.
Hey marshallh! Thanks for the update and for sharing your mod in the first place! Some of those SuperFX games really need it too :-) The effect on Vortex was very noticeable. I posted a message in your thread when I got it working on the 13th of May :D

Cheers!
CF

ConsoleFun
01-27-2007, 08:22 PM
Wonder Swan

http://img292.imageshack.us/img292/5324/wondermagicvc3.jpg (http://imageshack.us)
Bandai Wonder Swan color (SwanCrystal) with Wonder Wave
Wonder Magic Color 32Mbit flashcart kit


Hope you enjoy!

CF

phantasm
01-27-2007, 09:31 PM
Nice collection!

I like all the modifications in the systems, just great! :thumbsup:

Where do you come from?

ConsoleFun
01-27-2007, 09:46 PM
Nice collection!
Thanks!!

CF
I live in the PAL region ;-)

mdmx
01-28-2007, 08:58 AM
the mgd2 neo geo interface is very impressive :oh: This thing is extremely rare, where did you get it?

btw, do you also have a Doctor PC Junior?

ConsoleFun
01-28-2007, 10:00 AM
the mgd2 neo geo interface is very impressive :oh: This thing is extremely rare, where did you get it?

btw, do you also have a Doctor PC Junior?
Got the Neo-Geo interface from a private collector. He had bought it back in the days from Game Choice Club (GCC). Before we closed the deal, I asked him about the graphic glitches some people have reported to be a problem. He told me that he had returned several to GCC, and finaly forced them to test it for him before they sent it, and that this one was fully working.

Some of the MGD2 boxes I got in the same shipment have GCC stickers:
Game Choice Club com.
http://www.gamechoiceclub.com.hk
Fax: (852) 2482-3350

I have tested it with a few small games, and I am surprised how well it works. But I must admit I havn't testet it too much yet, and is still playing around with BOOTNG.X02, BPNGCHK1.X02 and tools such as ROMbuild.

Would love to have a Doctor PC Jr. :-) It's one the top of my FC list together with the 3.5" interface for Game Master.

CF

mdmx
01-28-2007, 01:37 PM
Got the Neo-Geo interface from a private collector. He had bought it back in the days from Game Choice Club (GCC). Before we closed the deal, I asked him about the graphic glitches some people have reported to be a problem. He told me that he had returned several to GCC, and finaly forced them to test it for him before they sent it, and that this one was fully working.

Some of the MGD2 boxes I got in the same shipment have GCC stickers:
Game Choice Club com.
http://www.gamechoiceclub.com.hk
Fax: (852) 2482-3350

I have tested it with a few small games, and I am surprised how well it works. But I must admit I havn't testet it too much yet, and is still playing around with BOOTNG.X02, BPNGCHK1.X02 and tools such as ROMbuild.

Would love to have a Doctor PC Jr. :-) It's one the top of my FC list together with the 3.5" interface for Game Master.

CF

I also got most of my MGD2 stuff from GameChoiceClub. Unfortunately I got my MGD2 with a broken disk drive. It took me about a year to find a working replacement. Luckily I have the PC link cable.

Gamechoiceclub had the Doctor PC Jr in stock years ago. Unfortunately these days it is near impossible to find such a unit :-(

ConsoleFun
01-28-2007, 09:30 PM
I also got most of my MGD2 stuff from GameChoiceClub. Unfortunately I got my MGD2 with a broken disk drive. It took me about a year to find a working replacement. Luckily I have the PC link cable.

Gamechoiceclub had the Doctor PC Jr in stock years ago. Unfortunately these days it is near impossible to find such a unit :-(
Great that you found a replacement! How did you do it - did you find a compatible drive or did you mod a regular 34-pin drive? I have a feeling details on this topic might come handy one day :-)

CF

mdmx
01-29-2007, 06:29 PM
A friend of mine collects old laptops. He has an old 386 noname unit with a citizen floppy drive. The citizen floppy fits perfectly into the mgd2 and has the same connector as the original sony floppys which where originally supplied with the mgd2.

First, he was not willing to give away his nice floppy. So I searched ebay and bought a similar drive - unfortunately it accepted only 720K disks. Later I got his citizen floppy in exchange for another old laptop. Now I can load 1,44MB disks fine. The only downside is the missing frontcover.

Are interested in the product number of the citizen floppy?

sven666
01-30-2007, 03:18 PM
very nice collection, i wish i had your dedication to actually finish off one of my many half-finished console mods.

i realise its the only thing unmodded but i too would love to hear some more about the marty, what games do you have and how are they, pros and cons of the system?

ConsoleFun
01-30-2007, 08:51 PM
Are interested in the product number of the citizen floppy?mdmx, the Citizen product number would be very nice to know :-)

My MGD2 has a 26-pin Mitsubishi MF355S-215MG drive. I tried to find this drive online. Most the units I found had product numbers that were almost the same, but not 100% the same, such as MF355S-212MG and MF355S-412MG. Don't know that the difference is...

Found the guide below this christmas, and hope that it will be useful if anyone wants to convert a regular 34-pin drive:
http://www.hardcore-modding.com/ftopict-37670.html
Gotta find time to check it out... have no idea if it will work yet. A challenge :-)

CF

ConsoleFun
01-30-2007, 09:12 PM
very nice collection, i wish i had your dedication to actually finish off one of my many half-finished console mods.

i realise its the only thing unmodded but i too would love to hear some more about the marty, what games do you have and how are they, pros and cons of the system?Thanks a lot sven666! I really enjoy to dev/mod/hack ;-)

Now what more to say about the Marty..... There is a lot of crap written about it - that's for sure. As you know it was expensive, but while it was considered to be a high-end gaming system and sure is a quality piece of hardware, it is actually tempting to believe what has been written about it: In reality it was mostly used by rich folks to watch hentai... Just look at the games www.gamechoiceclub.com has to offer.

Some of the arcade games for the system are pretty good however. I like many of the shooters on the Marty such as Raiden Densetsu, Rayxanber and Viewpoint. While Viewpoint on the Marty for example doesn't have as cool a beat as the PlayStation version, nor the arcade feeling of the Neo-Geo version/hardware, it is still a very good game in my opinion. Very playable. Very nice graphics. Good sound.

The LucasArts adventures are impressive too with great sound. Most, if not all, LucasArts games on the Marty have English language as an option too. Very convenient.

Other games such as Turbo Outrun and Chase HQ are rather disappointing.

Don't forget that the Marty really is a PC-based console. I think it feels like a PC, rather than say an Amiga. I.e. the pixels seem more square then the tall-pixels of a non-interlaced Amiga, if you know what I mean.

The controller that comes with the system isn't very good and if you plan to play a lot you probably want a better 3rd party controller as well as an extension cable. For games such as the LucasArts adventures and Operation Wolf the Marty mouse is needed too as far as I remember.

Today the Marty hardware isn't that expensive, and fun to check out. The challenge is to get the games. Many of the good games are both expensive and hard to find I believe. If I hadn't bought the Marty at the same time as one of my best friends, who also invested quite some money in it, it could have been quite boring from a gaming point of view :-)

CF

mdmx
02-01-2007, 04:46 PM
mdmx, the Citizen product number would be very nice to know :-)

My MGD2 has a 26-pin Mitsubishi MF355S-215MG drive. I tried to find this drive online. Most the units I found had product numbers that were almost the same, but not 100% the same, such as MF355S-212MG and MF355S-412MG. Don't know that the difference is...

Found the guide below this christmas, and hope that it will be useful if anyone wants to convert a regular 34-pin drive:
http://www.hardcore-modding.com/ftopict-37670.html
Gotta find time to check it out... have no idea if it will work yet. A challenge :-)

CF

the difference in the model numbers could be the compatibility. My actual Citizen floppy is compatible with HD disks, but the Citizen I've had before was only compatible with DD disks.

My CITIZEN:
U1DA-64G
5V 420mA


btw, are you sure that a standard 3,5 inch floppy would fit into the mgd2 case?

ConsoleFun
02-01-2007, 07:27 PM
the difference in the model numbers could be the compatibility. My actual Citizen floppy is compatible with HD disks, but the Citizen I've had before was only compatible with DD disks.

My CITIZEN:
U1DA-64G
5V 420mA


btw, are you sure that a standard 3,5 inch floppy would fit into the mgd2 case?Thanks mdmx! I googled for +Citizen +U1DA real quick, and the result was the same as for my Mitsubishi drive. In the 5 minutes I spent looking, I found many U1DA models, but no 64G. All the drives seemed to be 26-pin drives though.

As you politely hinted :-) a regular drive will not fit in a MGD2. Hopefully it is possible to ID which of the Citizen, Mitsubishi and other 3.5" drives that are both slim (!), 26-pin and HD.

Will post more pictures of MGD2 stuff later :-)

CF

CrAzY
02-05-2007, 03:49 AM
Ahhh! So many awesome modifications! I didnt know that some of these even existed. I saw that Xbox Control Panel back when I modded mine, I thought it looked like a good investment, but ended up not doing it....

But wow! Very nice collection!

:icon_bigg

ConsoleFun
02-05-2007, 06:16 PM
But wow! Very nice collection!Thanks CrAzY!

I love to dev/mod/hack :-)

CF

ConsoleFun
07-21-2007, 09:29 PM
Just posted this in the "current gaming setup" thread, but I would like to have the photos in my collection thread as well, so here goes...

http://img444.imageshack.us/img444/8325/dsc01762bqh9.jpg (http://img444.imageshack.us/my.php?image=dsc01762bqh9.jpg)

http://img444.imageshack.us/img444/3820/dsc01776bwn4.jpg (http://img444.imageshack.us/my.php?image=dsc01776bwn4.jpg)

17 boxes hooked up to 1 PC monitor (31kHz) and 1 Amiga monitor (15kHz) using 3 RGB SCART switch boxes, 1 XRGB-2 Plus and a KVM switch... The FC and Dr. PC Jr. have composite video and the Amiga CD32 has s-video, everything else have RGB.


Nintendo 64 (JPN)
- RGB modified w/amp in cable
- MrFlash E64 512Mbit (aka. Bung V64jr) & Bung Multi Xchanger
- N64DD + Expansion pak

SNK Neo-Geo AES (US)
- Low 2xxxx serial. Good RGB output
- MGD2 with Neo-Geo 136Mbit interface
- Universe BIOS

Sega Dreamcast Dev.Box
- Set 5.24. Latest revision
- Sega Systemdisc 2

Sony PlayStation 2 (JPN)
- SCPH-15000 model with Ghost 2 modchip
- SCPH-10270 Linux kit w/HDD and NIC
- SCPH-10220 vertical stand for external HDD
- SCPH-10330 D-Terminal cable
- Micomsoft XRGB-2 Plus upscan converter

Sony PlayStation 2 TOOL
- DTL-T10000H

Sega Master System (JPN)
- Gender adapter in expansion port
- ToToTEK SMS-PRO 32M Flash card

Sega Master System 2 (EU)
- RGB output added
- 50/60Hz switch

Sega Dreamcast (EU)
- 4-wire coldboot modchip
- Mil-CD compatible
- HIT-0400 BBA
- Coder's cable

Commodore Amiga 4000 (EU)
- CyberStorm PPC 060/50 + PPC 604e/200
- DCE G-REX PCI system
- 3dfx Voodoo 3 PCI graphic card
- Creative Soundblaster PCI sound card
- PCI network card

Sony PlayStation (EU)
- SCPH-7502 w/7-wire "stealth" modchip
- Bung Multi Xchanger for N64 and GB(C) upload

Nintendo SNES (EU)
- Region switch
- 50/60Hz switch
- FFE Super Wildcard DX2 64Mbit w/2.88MB 3.5"
- FFE Diskdual w/HDD & CDROM
- Mario Kart DSP1 game

Nintendo NES (US)
- CopyNES v2.00 (socketed)
- RP2C03B RGB PPU (socketed) + amp
- PowerPak Lite RAM cart

Bung Doctor PC Jr.
- Nintendo Famicom clone w/3.5" drive

Nintendo Famicom (JPN)
- composite video output added
- "stereo" sound output added
- HVC-022 FDS-drive w/write-protection removed
- Turbo Game Doctor 6+ w/Game Saver

Sega Genesis (US)
- Region switch
- 50/60Hz switch
- Cart/CD boot switch
- FFE Super Magic Drive 24Mbit + 3.5" drive
- Sega CD

Commodore Amiga CD32 (EU)
- FMV addon installed

Sega Saturn (EU)
- MK-80020-50
- 50/60Hz switch
- Modchip (21-pin modchip modified into 20-pin)
- 4in1 EMS Pro Action Replay
- Victor RG-VC20 NTSC/PAL VCD card

A few more photos of MGD and CCL items coming in the following days...

CF

PhreQuencYViii
07-21-2007, 10:01 PM
Very cool!

CrAzY
07-21-2007, 11:58 PM
Very cool indeed! :oh: Pardon my ignorance, but is there a square of plastic cut out of the top of the NES? If so, why? :lol:

Oh, and since your the first person I have seen with the PowerPak, I have a question. Does it have any noticeable flaws?

ave
07-22-2007, 12:45 AM
@crazy
Its a booklet, not a cut out square of plastic. But now that you mentioned it, I wonder what kind of booklet it is :P

ConsoleFun
07-22-2007, 12:57 AM
Very cool!Thanks PhreQuencYViii!
Very cool indeed! :oh: Pardon my ignorance, but is there a square of plastic cut out of the top of the NES? If so, why? :lol:

Oh, and since your the first person I have seen with the PowerPak, I have a question. Does it have any noticeable flaws?Thanks CrAzy! There is an instruction booklet for the PowerPak Lite on top of the NES :-)

I only got the PowerPak Lite RAM cart which requires a CopyNES, not the "full" PowerPak, with the compact flash slot, that can be used with any original NES. The RAM cart is working very well with my CopyNES. It supports a limited number of mappers, but it is really nice to have a CopyNES + RAM cart solution as a fast and easy to use NES devbox/copier....

Some info on PowerPak and PowerPak Lite:
http://www.retrousb.com/index.php?categoryID=86

Cheers!

CrAzY
07-22-2007, 01:12 AM
Hahahahaha, oh ok. Sorry, I blame my bad eye sight and choice of not wearing glasses! :lol: I thought that was the cartridge, not a booklet for it! But anyways, thats cool. Glad you are enjoying it! :thumbsup:

JamesMichael
07-22-2007, 02:14 AM
This could quite possibly be one of the best collections I have seen. So many modified things its really something amazing to look at as well as the dev kits. Thanks for sharing!

ConsoleFun
07-22-2007, 11:30 AM
This could quite possibly be one of the best collections I have seen. So many modified things its really something amazing to look at as well as the dev kits. Thanks for sharing!Thanks N7360! Wow!

I like this room because everything is hooked up. Not many MINT items, but they are working, and with very few restrictions. If I want to test a game, peek and poke, or make/test a little code snippit, I often can without to much trouble. I find emulators great for many things, including stepping through the execution of a piece of code, but I just fancy real hardware..

I love dev/mod/hack stuff...

mdmx
07-22-2007, 12:30 PM
Commodore Amiga 4000 (EU)
- CyberStorm PPC 060/50 + PPC 604e/200
- DCE G-REX PCI system
- 3dfx Voodoo 3 PCI graphic card
- Creative Soundblaster PCI sound card
- PCI network card



wtf? Amiga 4000 with Voodoo 3 - that's possible:oh:
can you play all the 3dfx-glide games on it?

ConsoleFun
07-22-2007, 04:21 PM
wtf? Amiga 4000 with Voodoo 3 - that's possible:oh:
can you play all the 3dfx-glide games on it?
Yepp, it has got a Voodoo 3 PCI card :-) This is a high-end Amiga with an additional PowerPC CPU and a fast "G-REX" PCI expansion bus for acceleration, as well as 3D graphics acceleration with Voodoo 3. The Voodoo 3 card will not fit in a standard Amiga with Zorro slots :-)

Does it play all 3dfx-glide games? Nope... Only the ones that are ported to the Amiga. I.e. GLQuake and GLHexen are ported, and there are quite a few more. The 3D API most used with Amiga hardware 3D accelerators is called Warp3D. There are Warp3D drivers for G-REX with Voodoo 3, so that is how it works.

No need to use the Amiga CPU for matrix algebra on 3D vectors anymore. All translation, scaling and rotation done in hardware :-)

ConsoleFun
07-22-2007, 07:44 PM
http://img56.imageshack.us/img56/8758/pfxxy7.jpg (http://imageshack.us)
Pro Fighter X, Pro Fighter X Turbo and Double Pro Fighter by CCL
- All 32Mbit and support SFC/SNES. DPF supports MD/Genesis as well. PFX and PFXT come with a DSP1 chip inside and support DSP1 games without a DSP1 cart. PFXT has a Game Boy slot built-in for dumping Game Boy games and writing to CCL flash carts.
- CCL 4Mbit "Smart Boy" Game Boy flash cart + "Smart Card" adapter
- CCL 4Mbit Game Boy and Game Gear "combo" flash cart
- PC interface from ToToTEK

http://img407.imageshack.us/img407/9283/dsc01803oo1.jpg (http://img407.imageshack.us/my.php?image=dsc01803oo1.jpg)
Bung Doctor SF7 128Mbit with CD7 drive and the blue DSP1 adaptor for SFC/SNES

http://img55.imageshack.us/img55/5930/dsc01807bg1.jpg (http://img55.imageshack.us/my.php?image=dsc01807bg1.jpg)
A couple of French Nintendos I had to check out...
- The French NUS-001 (FRA) N64 defaults to 50Hz and has a VDC-NUS DAC which outputs RGB. Easy to RGB mod.
- The French NES outputs RGB, but it is converted from composite (RP2C07 PPU inside), so the quality is not the best...


Cheers! Hope you enjoy the photos.

CF

Taucias
07-23-2007, 05:35 PM
Great collection. I'd love to know where you got your Caetla 0.35 firmware from!

ConsoleFun
07-23-2007, 07:54 PM
Great collection. I'd love to know where you got your Caetla 0.35 firmware from!Thanks Taucias!!

Don't remember where I got Caetla 0.35... Have been using Caetla 0.35 for a few years now. I am not even sure if 0.35 is an official K-Comm release...

I do remember most of the homebrew sites respected K-Comm's wish to not distribute Caetla due to the issues they had with EMS. I had an account at K-Comm at that time, but I think 0.34 was the last revision I downloaded from their "Deaf Dumb Blind" homepage. It think maybe Hitmen got an OK to distribute it after K-Comm shut down their site. At least it is on Hitmen's homepage now.

If you are going to use an Xplorer cart and have problems with caeflash, I would check out x-flash as well.

CF

mdmx
07-23-2007, 10:02 PM
I had problems using caetla because I don't have that K-Comms card and I couldn't get it work on a Xploder.

I have several zip files with caetla firmwares and I have a 0.37
Anyone knows a difference to .035?

ConsoleFun
07-23-2007, 10:26 PM
I had problems using caetla because I don't have that K-Comms card and I couldn't get it work on a Xploder.

I have several zip files with caetla firmwares and I have a 0.37
Anyone knows a difference to .035?
Hey mdmx!

I also had some issue getting the Xplorer (which is called Xploder in the US I believe) flashed. I finally got it flashed using an x-flash disc as far as I remember...

The changelog all the way up to 0.37 would be nice. I think 0.37 is a hack, but it would still be interesting to know what it does...

mdmx
07-23-2007, 11:01 PM
unfortunately I don't have a changelog :( That's the reason why I asked

As far as I remember the Xplorer is called Xploder in Germany (Europe) and in the US Xplorer.

btw, I flashed caetla successful on the Xplorer but I was not able to get a PC connection.

ConsoleFun
07-24-2007, 06:07 PM
unfortunately I don't have a changelog :( That's the reason why I asked.Sorry, mdmx, I understood that, but was hoping maybe someone else reading this had the changelog. I think I have the changelog up to 0.34 somewhere, but I would have to check my old backups, and it's any new stuff in 0.37 we are interested in anyway...


As far as I remember the Xplorer is called Xploder in Germany (Europe) and in the US Xplorer.Yes and no :-) The Xplorer was developed by the UK company Future Console Design and markedet by Fire International in most of Europe. It the US it WAS markedet as Xploder under the Blaze label, but it turns out it was in Germany as well...


btw, I flashed caetla successful on the Xplorer but I was not able to get a PC connection.My parallel port was in "normal" mode (i.e. SPP) last time I used it. Did you try under Win9x or something newer? Those port drivers under NT-based OSes does not always work out you know...

mdmx
07-24-2007, 08:35 PM
Yes and no :-) The Xplorer was developed by the UK company Future Console Design and markedet by Fire International in most of Europe. It the US it WAS markedet as Xploder under the Blaze label, but it turns out it was in Germany as well...

ah ok :-) I remember the nice guy from the German Blaze support hotline. He helped me several times when I dead-flashed my Xploder :rolleyes:


My parallel port was in "normal" mode (i.e. SPP) last time I used it. Did you try under Win9x or something newer? Those port drivers under NT-based OSes does not always work out you know...
Yes, I know. I have an old Win98 laptop for this stuff. But I tried that a long time ago. I think i used Win95 or Win98. Propably I will try it again, when I have too much freetime :icon_bigg

graciano1337
07-25-2007, 02:48 AM
Awesome collection! There's so much there I've never seen before!

ConsoleFun
07-25-2007, 07:34 PM
Awesome collection! There's so much there I've never seen before!Thanks graciano1337!!
Will post photos of more stuff as soon as I find the time.... :)

Cheers!

ConsoleFun
12-24-2007, 03:17 PM
http://img175.imageshack.us/img175/9028/n64ih4.jpg (http://imageshack.us)
N64 items
* First ever (?) homemade KMC-compatible N64 :) Teamwork with kammedo
* Complete N64 DD devkit
* Partner N64 cart
* Psy-Q cart
* and more...
..got the ISA cards and cables for the devkits, but they are installed in PCs.


http://img149.imageshack.us/img149/2591/wonderyj3.jpg (http://imageshack.us)
Stuff from the living room. I cleaned the consoles for Christmas recently and took some photos while I was at it.
* Sega Wondermega
* Sega Dreamcast R7
* Sharp Famicom Titler + PowerPak
* Fujitsu FM Towns Marty 2 with Marty keyboard, Marty mouse and SRAM storage card
* SNK Neo-Geo CD


http://img175.imageshack.us/img175/9785/ldromon8.jpg (http://imageshack.us)
NEC LaserActive player with PC-Engine pak


http://img70.imageshack.us/img70/2901/360zx1.jpg (http://imageshack.us)
Xbox 360 with HD-DVD player
* Modified XCM LCD to work with the stock fans
* Infectus installed for easy region changing (USB)

Hope you enjoy to photos!
Merry Christmas!

CF

ASSEMbler
12-24-2007, 08:34 PM
Very nice, can I get a high rez scan of the titler pack?

graciano1337
12-24-2007, 10:38 PM
Sweeeet...


I'd love to get a Wondermega someday...

Matthijscoman
12-25-2007, 09:43 PM
I drool over that N64 stuff.... Very nice!

samael64
12-25-2007, 11:04 PM
Beautiful impressive stuff!

ConsoleFun
12-26-2007, 11:19 PM
ASSEMbler, graciano1337, Matthijscoman, samael64;
Many thanx for you kinds words!


Very nice, can I get a high rez scan of the titler pack?
Check out this photo/scan from retrousb.com:
http://www.retrousb.com/products_pictures/powerpakbig.jpg

A photo of my own PowerPaks
http://img244.imageshack.us/img244/2599/powerpakhn4.jpg (http://imageshack.us)
The PowerPak I use with my Famicom Titler is a flashcart. It is really nice that it works out of the box with the Titler, which as you know have a RC2C05-99 RGB PPU. The PowerPak have some issues with RGB modified NESes with RP2C03B/RC2C03B/RP2C03C PPUs.

The PowerPak Lite is a RAM cart and requires a CopyNES modified NES, which allows you to upload code from a PC. It has no issues with the RP2C03B/RC2C03B/RP2C03C PPUs btw :-) There are some photos of my RGB modified CopyNES eariler in this thread:
http://www.assemblergames.com/forums/showpost.php?p=178399&postcount=24

More photos comin' ;)

andoba
12-27-2007, 03:40 PM
Groo, someday I'll have a SEGA Wondermega... :(

ConsoleFun
08-09-2008, 02:17 AM
I was moving some items today and took some photos while I was at it. Thought some of you might find them interesting...


http://img399.imageshack.us/img399/5598/basicei6.jpg (http://imageshack.us)
The Nintendo family computer


http://img507.imageshack.us/img507/3140/fcboxka8.jpg (http://imageshack.us)
The boxes


http://img171.imageshack.us/img171/2417/gamemasterzx5.jpg (http://imageshack.us)
A Game Master setup with Master Link


http://img171.imageshack.us/img171/781/fccopiernh1.jpg (http://imageshack.us)
Famicom "copiers" and savegame devices


http://img56.imageshack.us/img56/5954/drpcjrvc4.jpg (http://imageshack.us)
Dr. PC Junior from Bung. Famicom clone that can load ROMs from 3.5" floppies.


http://img171.imageshack.us/img171/340/pcegy4.jpg (http://imageshack.us)
PC-Engine devices:
- PC Doctor 4M
- FFE Magic Super Griffin
- NEO PCE Super Flash cart 128Mbit
- ToToTEK PCE-PRO 32Mbit flash cart


http://img507.imageshack.us/img507/599/mastersysyk3.jpg (http://imageshack.us)
Sega Master System items:
- Master System (JPN) with gender adapter in expansion port
- Master System 2 (EUR) with RGB-mod and 50/60Hz switch
- ToToTEK SMS-PRO 32Mbit flash cart


http://img171.imageshack.us/img171/4372/samsungjx4.jpg (http://imageshack.us)
A couple of different Korean Samsung Mega Drive 2s...


http://img253.imageshack.us/img253/1897/studyplayuh4.jpg (http://imageshack.us)
Studyplay System - Mega Drive clone that loads ROMs from CD-ROM


http://img149.imageshack.us/img149/6322/cdxmw9.jpg (http://imageshack.us)
Alma CD-X VR-CD for the Mega Drive. Loads ROMs from CD-ROM. Still reversing the BIOS to figure out the disc format. Learned a lot about the ATAPI standards from doing this... :-)


http://img149.imageshack.us/img149/1183/dx288cy5.jpg (http://imageshack.us)
FFE's SWCDX2 supports 2.88MB floppy drives, so I just had to install one of those for my favorite copier...


http://img171.imageshack.us/img171/3833/mgd3wl6.jpg (http://imageshack.us)
Bung MGD3 setup


That's it for now :-)

skavenger216
08-09-2008, 05:11 AM
That is quite an epic collection you have there!!:icon_bigg

ave
08-09-2008, 05:15 AM
Amazing stuff O_O
I particularly like those Famicom copiers and the HK Famicom.

graciano1337
08-09-2008, 12:44 PM
awesome additions! that Studyplay System sweet. looks just like one of my favorite consoles. :D

Yakumo
08-09-2008, 02:37 PM
As always very interesting stuff. I always wanted one of those Studyplay System when they were released but could never find a place that sold then at a decent price. How is the quality on those units and is the cloned hardware good? Most have really poor sound from what I've been told.

Yakumo

ConsoleFun
08-10-2008, 10:55 PM
Thanks for the kind words guys. I really appreciate your feedback!


That is quite an epic collection you have there!!:icon_bigg
There are so many great collections here at AG! Recently I noticed however that my thread had gotten quite a numbers of views the last 6 months without me posting anything, so it inspired me to post some more :-)


I particularly like those Famicom copiers and the HK Famicom.
I really fancy the Famicom and HK accessories myself and was very excited when I finally got that Master Link. If anyone is considering getting a HK Famicom just remember that it outputs PAL at 50Hz (over RF without modification).


awesome additions! that Studyplay System sweet. looks just like one of my favorite consoles. :D
For a long time I had the Studyplay in the living room on top of a Pioneer DVL-909 with the same gold color, and my wife didn't complain, so I guess it passed the test in terms of looks. The Famicom Titler didn't....


How is the quality on those units and is the cloned hardware good? Most have really poor sound from what I've been told.
I am afraid the quality for the Studyplay isn't the best. It's so fragile. I handle it like I can imagine I would handle nitroglycerin - always afraid what might happen :-) I haven't really given the sound quality much thought, but it runs at 50Hz which is really annoying. The Shinco 868 is probably a better unit and does 60Hz too AFAIK :-)

CF

WolverineDK
08-14-2008, 07:09 AM
ConsoleFun: I am impressed beyond normal status. Wow man, I just your collection, and thanks for showing the family basic package, perhaps shiggsy can now figure out, that his tape thingy, is perhaps a basic package part ? or perhaps something even more obscure.

GrumpyRobot
08-14-2008, 02:48 PM
Wow that collection is awesome, so much great stuff :), it puts my collection to shame :(

CrAzY
08-15-2008, 12:48 PM
:lol: Holy Hot Damn! What dont you have man?!?!?! You have everything I have always dreamed of wanting and then some! Really amazing... Really awesome. Seeing all this owned by one individual puts a big smile on my face! :icon_bigg

ConsoleFun
08-16-2008, 02:22 AM
ConsoleFun: I am impressed beyond normal status. Wow man, I just your collection, and thanks for showing the family basic package, perhaps shiggsy can now figure out, that his tape thingy, is perhaps a basic package part ? or perhaps something even more obscure.WolverineDK, thx for the kind words. I must admit that I find the FC BASIC setup pretty neat myself :-) There is a similar setup with keyboard and tape drive for the Sega SC-1000/3000 series, which would be nice to check out one day as well :D.

Don't think I remember Shiggsy's tape thingy. Any posts about it? Instinctively tape drives makes me think of systems that were sold 1985ish. I grew up with the C64, ZX spectrum and Amstrad CPC, which (as you know) all had ROM BASIC and tape drives...


Wow that collection is awesome, so much great stuff :), it puts my collection to shame :(
Thx GrumpyRobot! Would very much like to see your collection :)


:lol: Holy Hot Damn! What dont you have man?!?!?! You have everything I have always dreamed of wanting and then some! Really amazing... Really awesome. Seeing all this owned by one individual puts a big smile on my face! :icon_bigg
Thx CrAzY! Your words put a smile on my face :) Appreciate it!

Somehow I feel like doing some floating point math now... yes I am a geek :-)

CF

LEo
08-16-2008, 03:20 AM
I would kill for this collection.... This is my favorite collection in all of assembler, besides the fact its so much everything in it is modded to its full potential.

I want that nintendo64 stuff!

WolverineDK
08-16-2008, 10:55 AM
Yepp, it has got a Voodoo 3 PCI card :-) This is a high-end Amiga with an additional PowerPC CPU and a fast "G-REX" PCI expansion bus for acceleration, as well as 3D graphics acceleration with Voodoo 3. The Voodoo 3 card will not fit in a standard Amiga with Zorro slots :-)

Does it play all 3dfx-glide games? Nope... Only the ones that are ported to the Amiga. I.e. GLQuake and GLHexen are ported, and there are quite a few more. The 3D API most used with Amiga hardware 3D accelerators is called Warp3D. There are Warp3D drivers for G-REX with Voodoo 3, so that is how it works.

No need to use the Amiga CPU for matrix algebra on 3D vectors anymore. All translation, scaling and rotation done in hardware :-)
Isnīt correct to say, you can upgrade the ram to 128 megabytes on the Amiga thanks to the zorroslots ?

Sir, check this out. It has something to do with upgrading your blizzard cards to extreme speeds.

http://www.acube-systems.biz/eng/news.php?id=28

Shiggsy had his tape thingy on his site. If it isnīt there anymore. Then I donīt know what it was. But Consolefun what is next, modding a C64 or a C128 ? Heck, the cool parts of C64/128 modding is . You can mod them like crazy and put two SID chips in them and other stuff. And the modding scene in the C64/128 department has been huge at least some years ago. Maybe there are still sites where you can see those mods. Heck, you just need to use "C64 mods" in google without the brackets, and then you are happening from page one.

ConsoleFun
08-17-2008, 10:51 AM
I would kill for this collection.... This is my favorite collection in all of assembler, besides the fact its so much everything in it is modded to its full potential.
Thx LEo! At some point I really want to add digital audio output to many of the consoles as well. Great info over at gamesx as you might have seen.

Isnīt correct to say, you can upgrade the ram to 128 megabytes on the Amiga thanks to the zorroslots ?
In theory I think the max RAM in i.e. an Amige 4000 is approx:
- 128 MB (fastmem) on an accelerator board in the CPU slot (256MB for accelerators in the A1200 expansion port)
- 16MB (fastmem) onboard the A4000 motherboard
- 1792 MB (fastmem) on Zorro III expansion boards
- 2MB (chipmem) onboard the A4000 motherboard
= almost 2GB

Few, if any, Zorrow III expansion boards can have more than 128MB though. So in pratice, if one populate all the four Zorro III slots in an A4000 with 128MB each, one should be able get at least 658MB (more with bus expansion boards that give you more Zorro III slots in a tower case).

Having said that, the Amiga mainboard is pretty slow compared to whats local on any accelerator card. So i.e. a Cyberstorm accelerator can access RAM on the accelerator board at about 50MB/s, while RAM on the Zorro III bus would be accessed at about 18MB/s. (The Zorro III bus is a lot faster than 18MB/s, but the implementation in the Amiga 4000's onboard Buster chip is a bottleneck. DMA transfers between two Zorro III cards can be a lot faster.)

So the upper limit for really fast fastmem on an accelerated system would be 128MB as you say (or 256MB in the A1200).


Sir, check this out. It has something to do with upgrading your blizzard cards to extreme speeds.

Very nice that they repair and upgrade PPC cards. They cost a small fortune and gets damaged quite easily due to heat issues. If you put one of those Blizzard PPC cards in a desktop A1200 it will become very hot :-)

The extra speed will be nice for AmigaOS 4 :-)


But Consolefun what is next, modding a C64 or a C128 ? Heck, the cool parts of C64/128 modding is . You can mod them like crazy and put two SID chips in them and other stuff. And the modding scene in the C64/128 department has been huge at least some years ago. Maybe there are still sites where you can see those mods. Heck, you just need to use "C64 mods" in google without the brackets, and then you are happening from page one.
I got quite a few projects, but I might take you up and that mate ;) Don't know when I'll find the time, but I plan to post some C64 and Amstrad CPC photos....

alphagamer
08-18-2008, 02:09 AM
one of the best collections i have ever seen.

i would not even have enough room for such a collection!

simply stunning, congratulations!

Nihonfreak
08-19-2008, 06:24 AM
Probably the most modded collection i've ever seen here.

Petit-Prince
06-11-2009, 07:22 PM
Wooooooow, amazing collection, it's one of my favourite on assembler :love:

undamned
06-12-2009, 12:12 AM
Nice to finally see a collection of consoles the owner is well acquainted with. I tire of seeing the "hey look at this huge pile of crap I've accumulated!" When it comes to hardware, it must be opened and messed with :icon_bigg
-ud

_SD_
06-12-2009, 03:51 AM
Bandai Wonder Swan color (SwanCrystal) with Wonder Wave
Wonder Magic Color 32Mbit flashcart kit

I heard of the Wonder Wave a long time ago; it's for wireless comms with a PocketStation? Do you know which games used this and have any examples of how it was used please?

I've never seen an unofficial WonderSwan flash cart before. Do you have the official Wonder Witch kit?

ConsoleFun
06-14-2009, 12:37 PM
Hey!

Sorry for the late feedback guys (crazy week).


Wooooooow, amazing collection, it's one of my favourite on assembler :love:
Petit-Prince, thanks for the kind words. I really like our LE collection as well mate! In July I hopefully have some to time to snap and post photos of new stuff.


Nice to finally see a collection of consoles the owner is well acquainted with.Undamned, yeah, from financing to modding; it's a lifestyle.


I heard of the Wonder Wave a long time ago; it's for wireless comms with a PocketStation? Do you know which games used this and have any examples of how it was used please?

I've never seen an unofficial WonderSwan flash cart before. Do you have the official Wonder Witch kit?_SD_, the Wonder Wave appears only to be supported by a couple of Digimon and SD Gundam games. I got one with a SD Gundam G-Generation game. I do not really fancy those games, so the motivation hasn't really been there to check it out yet. AFAIU the Wonder Wave transfer savegame data to/from a Pocket Station, that can be used with corresponding PlayStation games. I would guess that there also are PocketStation games could enable game features in the savegame data (Pocket Digimon World - Wind Battle is known to support the Wonder Wave).

As for the Witch, I am afraid I only got the Magic.

Cheers!

mdmx
06-15-2009, 12:24 AM
In July I hopefully have some to time to snap and post photos of new stuff.


great, can't wait to see your new stuff.:110:

Mugi
07-13-2009, 09:24 PM
the collection is just amazing really.

<--- speechless

now...
i ran into this (http://img131.imageshack.us/img131/3851/snes17vc.jpg) picture and since i've continuously been putting off modding my snes and i don't really know anything about it, would you care to give me a few details about the CD ROM thing ?

is it some sort of dev item, or some sort of "play ROMs from CD" or what, also, how many kidneys do i need to sell to get one ?

Princess Toadstool
07-14-2009, 03:49 AM
wow, that's an unbelievable collection! :thumbsup:
I'd like to visit you and see your consoles in action :lol:

ConsoleFun
07-23-2009, 04:46 AM
great, can't wait to see your new stuff.:110:
Hey mate!!

I have 10-15 new items that I would like to add.
Nothing spectacular, but not GameStop stuff either.
Hopefully I will find time later this summer....


is it some sort of dev item, or some sort of "play ROMs from CD" or what, also, how many kidneys do i need to sell to get one ?
Hey!

The DiskDual add-on for the SWCDX2 lets you load files from HD or CDROM. Ask ffe@ms3.hinet.net for a quote. The SWCDX2 64M should be about 210 USD, and DiskDual should be about 150 USD.

So, one kidney should do....


wow, that's an unbelievable collection! :thumbsup:
Thx Peach!

Mugi
07-23-2009, 05:15 AM
Hey!

The DiskDual add-on for the SWCDX2 lets you load files from HD or CDROM. Ask ffe@ms3.hinet.net for a quote. The SWCDX2 64M should be about 210 USD, and DiskDual should be about 150 USD.

So, one kidney should do....
ouch...

well... only reason i need a way to load backups on my SNES would be to play the translated rom of front mission on real hardware so that price range is a bit out of me i guess :P

thanks for the reply tho, i'll put the mail in a safe place incase i win the lottery or something :P

and before someone suggest me to use an emulator, that's not an option :P
im that type of a person that i'll rather just don't play the game than resort to emulation

i must admit tho that it is a tempting thing. Im a bit of an oddball when it comes to me and my hardware and even the idea of having a CD drive equipped SNES is gonna give me some sweet dreams ^.^

DiamondDave
07-24-2009, 11:24 AM
Absolutely awesome collection.:thumbsup:

lint
07-24-2009, 01:31 PM
I wondered if you have some docs or software that goes with the PSY-Q devkit ... if not can you please tell me what are the features of the beast ...

Thanks in advance

Lint

CyruZ
11-22-2009, 01:50 AM
woow very impressiv collection ! :oh: :thumbsup:

shaolin242
11-22-2009, 12:23 PM
i have no idea what any of hte stuff you have is. ur like the fast and the furious modifiers of consoles. impressive stuff.

seriously...i have NO idea what ANY of the things you add to these systems do...but they look cool!

ConsoleFun
11-22-2009, 06:26 PM
DiamondDave, CyruZ, shaolin242, thx for comments! Much appreciated!

N64
07-05-2010, 03:30 AM
ConsoleFun pm'd

cOcO!
08-12-2012, 06:24 PM
I've had multiple orgasms while looking at your collection. sir, I envy you. :(

menzo95
03-19-2014, 09:55 PM
do you have this cartridge?
9932
9933

shifted
03-22-2014, 09:48 PM
I want those PlayStations sooooooo bad.