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Me and a friend about to do something awsome
Posted 10 February 2004 - 12:28 AM
Then we got to thinking, if we bought some crappy 23 Cent game (Mario/Duck Hunt combo...it rules actually...but its cheap ) we could rip the chips out, flash new chips with some kind of drivers and menu software, and cut most of the cartisdge out and run some wires to a HDD!!!! We would get some old 500MB HDD (because they would all fit haha!!)
i mean really, when you think about it, it wouldnt be that hard, weve flashed stuff onto chips before, weve programmed for the NES before, i mean why not? where going to have to do major adapting and software writing, but hell, it HAS to be possible somehow!!!
i even have a AC to the Standard power cord (forget the name) that fits HDDs!!! (i have no idea where it came from hehe, i think it was from my External HDD making kit or something)
Even if this turns out to be a waste of time..it was 8 bucks for the HDD, 23cents for the game, and the rest of it we didnt even pay for
plus its something to keep us busy
Ill post updates here on how its going, right now where trying to figure out if we can reflash the existing chips or if where going to have to buy new ones (or even try a different game because i know some of them where hella different when you opened em)
Posted 10 February 2004 - 12:47 AM
Posted 10 February 2004 - 04:18 AM
RANDOM UPDATE NUMBER 1!!!!
We wired the NES straight to the HDD and it makes the HDD spin and look for stuff but theres no way to tell if its actually looking/finding anything, it could just be telling it to do random things without even knowing it
Posted 10 February 2004 - 07:14 PM
Edited by NeoMaster, 10 February 2004 - 07:14 PM.
Posted 10 February 2004 - 07:34 PM
Posted 13 February 2004 - 01:20 PM
Keep us updated
Posted 13 February 2004 - 10:25 PM
we make the bigass huge ROM image thats pretty much a menu that picks the games, we figure it would be easier to do if it was one big thing instead of like 2000 roms and it picked an image, that would be like a system emulating itself and wouldnt really work
Posted 16 February 2004 - 05:31 PM
We have been analyzing the driver for the HDD for windows and trying to convert it to NES code, also weve tryed making drivers from scratch
so far weve gone through 47 different variations of the driver, and nothings working
we have everything done except getting the NES to recognize the HDD, once that works we should be set!!
Were thinking maybe re-wiring the HDD to the NES might work, but where pretty sure we have the cables matched up right
Posted 17 February 2004 - 06:10 PM
Posted 17 February 2004 - 09:44 PM
plus once we get it down, im sure people would pay money for these hehe
Update 4: 14 new variations, all failed
Posted 18 February 2004 - 05:04 AM
anyway, on the latest version of the driver thing (its not really a driver...i dont really know what to call it) The NES accesses the HDD!!! It kinda opens the HDD and runs the program, but it takes REALLY long, and it runs all pixelly and chunkey
Now we have to figure out, Is this driver right and the HDD just isnt getting the data to the NES fast enough? Or is the driver just off and needs tweaking? or some other problem?
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