Nomad loves 32X :P

Discussion in 'Modding and Hacking - Consoles and Electronics' started by TmEE, Aug 23, 2008.

  1. TmEE

    TmEE Peppy Member

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    The story is same as with the SMS mode :)

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    Next target will be MCD

    I need a better soldering iron...
     
  2. andoba

    andoba Site Supporter 2014

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    If you go in public with the Nomad with a Mega CD and a 32X playing while waiting for the bus I'll give you an e-cookie. :p
     
  3. Johnny

    Johnny Gran Turismo Freak and Site Supporter 2013,2015

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    Nice technical achievement there. Great post!
     
  4. Segafreak_NL

    Segafreak_NL v2.0 New and improved. Site supporter 2012-15

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    I'm impressed with your technical knowledge, nice one :)
     
  5. madhatter256

    madhatter256 Illustrious Member

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    Very nice indeed. Now can it be done on a Genesis 3 console?
     
  6. Brilliant2meNu

    Brilliant2meNu Robust Member

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  7. Shadowlayer

    Shadowlayer KEEPIN' I.T. REAL!!

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    Awesome, now make it portable!:lol:;-)

    If he does that God will appear before him...
     
  8. Sonikku

    Sonikku Gutsy Member

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    When the Nomad was fairly new I broke mine trying the same thing. Of course, there was nothing technical in my attempt, rather than just trying to force the thing in there :p
     
  9. alphagamer

    alphagamer What is this? *BRRZZ*.. Ouch!

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    what a badass solution, congrats!
     
  10. Jamtex

    Jamtex Adult Orientated Mahjong Connoisseur

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    Although nice, it is rather pointless as having the 32X in pieces to play it probably means it would be better to use a real console. Although the whole point of the nomad is the fact it's a portable console, so find a way to get the 32X to work with an internal screen. ;)

    BTW in the first picture with the wires soldered to the chip and the cartridge slot, it shows 4 wires but only 3 of them seem to be documented, any reason why this is?
     
  11. TmEE

    TmEE Peppy Member

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    because the 4th one is to enable SMS mode
     
  12. ASSEMbler

    ASSEMbler Administrator Staff Member

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    Can you detail how you found you needed to bridge connections?
     
  13. TmEE

    TmEE Peppy Member

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    Nomad = earlier kind of MD2

    So I looked into my MD2 to find the missing contacts, simple :) Only difficulty lies in soldering, as you need to solder on tiny pins...
     
  14. 123lkik

    123lkik Spirited Member

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    Damn this project must of been hard to do, just to find were the correct wires go is gotta hell.
     
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  15. TmEE

    TmEE Peppy Member

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    not really... it took maybe 15 mins for research and soldering
     
  16. DiamondDave

    DiamondDave Spirited Member

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    Very hot. Definitely going to attempt this mod. Thanks for the great work and research!
     
  17. windjammer

    windjammer Spirited Member

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    I cannot help but notice the name on the Nomad PCB "VENUS", I guess this may potenitally mean that the Nomad was internally known as Venus.

    Now I may be getting carried away here but if the Nomad was Venus, 32X was Mars, MD+32X was Neptune and the Saturn was obviously er the Saturn I notice both Mercury and Jupiter shaped holes in the pattern.

    Afterthought: Obviously this is pure speculation but are there any markings on the MegaCD or MultiMega parts to suggest that they are either Mercury or Jupiter.
     
  18. PrOfUnD Darkness

    PrOfUnD Darkness Familiar Face

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    Wasn't Jupiter the rumored cart-only Saturn?
     
  19. Druidic teacher

    Druidic teacher Officer at Arms

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  20. TmEE

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    EU MCD BIOS has some geometric objects, no moon or stuff like that as you see in USA BIOS. Music is same as JP BIOS has though.
     

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