Nes mini has USB data

Discussion in 'Modding and Hacking - Consoles and Electronics' started by LeHaM, Nov 12, 2016.

  1. rso

    rso Not a member. You're imagining things.

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    "People will probably want these games to look just like the way they did in the old days - i.e. how they played and remember them." (Implements RF image filter...) "Nah, that's looking too bad. Let's go with composite, which was less common but still fits the time period."
     
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  2. AndehX

    AndehX You got boost power!

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    Usually 480i looks like that, and TV's with a very low line count (small portable TV's)
    Larger TV's with higher line counts will make the scanlines more visible in 240p (288p in PAL regions)
     
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  3. snobgamergr

    snobgamergr Spirited Member

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    Is there any possible risk of briking the device with this software? Can you upload any rom from other regions?
    Also, is it possible to remove the rom files you upload on the device?
     
  4. americandad

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    But scanline is an ntsc thing. It was rare in PAL land.

    Yes, you can brick your console if you fail to follow the instructions. That is why the first thing you do is backup the system image.
     
  5. AndehX

    AndehX You got boost power!

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    Scanlines have nothing to do with PAL or NTSC. They are the result of how CRT TV's display the image. If you don't remember them on your games when you were young, it's either because you were playing 480i games or your TV at that time had a low line count.
    Go play a PAL SNES or Genesis game on a Sony PVM and you will clearly see scanlines
     
  6. rso

    rso Not a member. You're imagining things.

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    If a PVM (or equivalent hi-def tube) is what it takes, that only makes it more weird that people expect to see scanlines on old, crappy TVs. Especially those overdone, pitch black ones you can get from today's emulators and scalers.
     
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  7. AndehX

    AndehX You got boost power!

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    I agree it's a little unrealistic to expect such vibrant scanlines on consumer grade CRT TV's but I will admit, they do give a really nice nostalgic feel to the games you remember from your childhood.
     
  8. LeHaM

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    Ok So here is a clean copy of my Kernal and Uboot from my system.
    Use this if you need, thought it would be good to have a clean backup floating around the net :)

    uboot.bin Md5: b13b538f6b7c86623ceea69c456d4eb5

    kernal.img Md5: 07bfb800beba6ef619c29990d14b5158

    http://www.slot1gamer.com/Nes-mini-dump-Download.html
     
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  9. rso

    rso Not a member. You're imagining things.

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    @AndehX:
    > unrealistic
    > nostalgic
    Pick one.

    ...more like "rose tinted glasses", fake nostalgia... I know where you're coming from though (even if I'm no scanline fan).

    @LeHaM:
    kernel.img - this ain't the C64. But thanks, wanted to have a look but don't own the device. Any chance you could dump the rootfs too?
     
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  10. MottZilla

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    Pretty neat to see this hacked. So is the emulator locking up on Battletoads level 2? It suggests the emulator has some timing issues or some other issue. It's not really all that uncommon for BT to lockup on that stage because of precise timing of certain things being required. I had also heard the sound emulation was off too.
     
  11. rso

    rso Not a member. You're imagining things.

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    Asking "just because", or do you actually want to play it? Because even the best of emulators won't save you from the display lag, which is especially relevant with twitchy games like Battletoads. I mean, I'm all for improved emulation, but some games you just might have to give up on (unless you have a major masochistic streak).
     
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    Pikkon "Moving in Stereo"

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    What's the memory space on this device?
     
  14. rso

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    iirc the flash is 512MB; I have no idea if/how that's partitioned, but I guess you'll run into usability issues with an interface designed for just 30 games long before you run out of space.
     
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  15. LeHaM

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    I have about 65 on my system at the moment, only issue is the scroll bar of mini icons goes out of the the safe area.

    Running the Nes Test cart on the system kinda works, passes all tests except controller port
     
  16. MottZilla

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    I'm just wondering. I have no actual intent to get one of these. I have a NES and a Famicom with flash carts if I want to play a game. No need for a 2nd or 3rd rate emulator. But it would be interesting to know how good or bad their emulator performs.
     
  17. ASSEMbler_archived

    ASSEMbler_archived Pillar of the Community ****

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    You can't find these machines anywhere. I wouldn't be surprised if nintendo stops making them, makes a new version with encryption.

    Try to get one asap before they are changed.
     
  18. americandad

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    They're still widely available in Russia. Maybe in the rest of Europe too.
     
  19. rso

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    Plenty seem to be available in Germany, too. Priced noticeably above the MSRP, but still.
     
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    Did anyone tried to run Codemasters games (Micro Machines, Big Nose etc) on Nes Mini?
     

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