NES RGB board-10/19 release, 90.00 AU

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  1. brainpann

    brainpann Site Supporter 2012

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    MaxWar <B>Site Supporter 2013</B>

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    Haha, yeah I was wondering why there was no thread here about this yet.
     
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    Bad_Ad84 The Tick

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    It was mentioned in the chatbox
     
  4. MaxWar

    MaxWar <B>Site Supporter 2013</B>

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    Still, this is like the biggest breakthrough in retro console modding in the whole year. I think it deserves a bit more than a mention in the chatbox :p
     
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    This will be a day 1 purchase for me, if possible. Thanks for sharing!
     
  6. MaxWar

    MaxWar <B>Site Supporter 2013</B>

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    Well, is anyone interested in buying my RGB modded AV famicom, complete with F-labo kit and Playchoice-10 PPU, only 400$!!!
     
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    RetroSwim <B>Site Supporter 2013</B><BR><B>Site Supporter 20

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    Playchoice PPU mods have problems though, don't they?
     
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    MaxWar <B>Site Supporter 2013</B>

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    Chief among the problems is being stuck with one when they are on the verge of becoming worthless XD.

    But hey, lets see how this new thing fares first. But being familiar with VileTim's history of epic mods, I know its the real deal.
    There is also the Universal PPU project that seems to be making good progress. But my feel is that VileTim's project kinda cut the Grass right under it's feet.

    But still, the universal PPU project is a different approach. Unlike Tim's PCB, it is a complete replacement of the PPU with some extra features like custom palettes and what nots. So, hey, might be an interesting alternative in itself. I might even get both!
     
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    Palette issues, cost, and the destruction of PC-10 mobos.
     
  10. brainpann

    brainpann Site Supporter 2012

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    Even though I already have a PPU modded Famicom, I'll probably pick up one of these for my toaster,eventually. I was doubting whether or not an RGB solution would ever be found for the NES/Famicom. Glad to see it finally happen.
     
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    This is being advertised as Tims breakthrough, but I'm pretty sure someone else did the work and described how he did it on a forum and Tim has just made one to sell.
     
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    FireAza Shake! Shake!

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    Interesting! If I reading this right, this bit of hardware is suppose to improve the NES/Famicom's video output and also provide RGB output without the need for the Playchoice PPU? That's pretty cool if so!
     
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    Posted in the thread, see if we can set up a group buy.
     
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    You're the man! :)
     
  16. Shane McRetro

    Shane McRetro Blast Processed Since 199X

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    Oh boy, time to dust the old NES off I suppose :)
     
  17. keropi

    keropi Familiar Face

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    would this work on the original Famicom? or most correctly: will it fit?

    edit: well it seems it won't fit... :\ unless you use wires for the installation or something... maybe wire it directly on the bottom side of the mobo where the PPU pins are....
     
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    I might have to grab one of these. I like the color pallette options I wonder if someone could transfer thier own palettes to replace existing pallettes
     
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    I actually remember reading this before on Famicomworld. It was stated then that the author had no plan to try to make a "sellable" version.

    From my understanding of the Situation Tim took up from there and upgraded it ( or not ), possibly by replacing the emulating parts by genuinely decoding PPU inputs, and then made this board that is about to get released.
    Tim has not said anything about this on his site that I have seen. Lets wait to release date and see if any kind of credits are given.
     
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  20. kuze

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    Would this fit in a top loader properly? Epic news, I prefer this to the HDMI project that's being worked on. Will definitely pick one up sometime soon
     

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