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by tom61
Wed Jul 18, 2012 4:08 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Console & Arcade Hacking
Topic: simple JAMMA to VGA/component?? (Done!)
Replies: 9
Views: 11334

Re: simple JAMMA to VGA/component?? (Delayed. But almost done!)

If want the cheapest option, a surprisingly large number of newer LCD monitors can actually sync to 15kHz horizontal (what the Neo Geo and many other arcade boards output). Even monitors that don't list themselves as being capable of syncing that low in their manuals can sync to it(like my Dell S220...
by tom61
Sun Mar 25, 2012 7:38 pm
Forum: PC Gaming
Topic: One-handed controller for MMORPG
Replies: 4
Views: 11954

Re: One-handed controller for MMORPG

Something like the Razer Nostromo Expert Command Control Gaming Keypad sound like it might work. There's actually a fair number of one handed controllers designed for First Person Shooters on the PC that should work, pending they don't require a program running to map them (MMOs usually lock out suc...
by tom61
Tue Feb 28, 2012 2:28 pm
Forum: Handheld Hacking
Topic: GP2X games on Pandora and other platforms wrapper?
Replies: 0
Views: 1767

GP2X games on Pandora and other platforms wrapper?

I recall seeing that a wrapper for GP2X games to let you play them on Pandora and (my main interest) other Linux Arm platforms was made for a coding competition, but I've lost track of it and forgot the name even. Anyone know if it was released to the world at large, either binary or sourcecode? If ...
by tom61
Tue Feb 28, 2012 2:22 pm
Forum: Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Wii
Topic: Wii questions, voltage and VGA...
Replies: 3
Views: 2684

Re: Wii questions, voltage and VGA...

You need a transcoder to output VGA from the Wii, but the good news is that you can get a Wii/PS3 VGA cable that has it built in for pretty cheap on eBay.
by tom61
Sat Feb 04, 2012 10:25 pm
Forum: Forum 42
Topic: Be a pal, help me solve my dvd player problem
Replies: 3
Views: 2369

Re: Be a pal, help me solve my dvd player problem

Your post is broken in many ways. Did you check the disc for smudges and scratches? I've seen some pretty odd looking video, and sometimes full-on lock-ups, being caused by thick fingerprints being on the bottom.
by tom61
Thu Feb 02, 2012 7:58 pm
Forum: Forum 42
Topic: Apple IIc mod - need opinions
Replies: 3
Views: 2627

Re: Apple IIc mod - need opinions

You could mount new parts to some proto-board that are the same size/shape as the old ones. I've seen this on a few modern computer in old computer mods.
by tom61
Mon Jan 30, 2012 11:08 am
Forum: Portable Screen Hacking
Topic: If the screen requires a different voltage to the system...
Replies: 7
Views: 7412

Re: If the screen requires a different voltage to the system...

Mr. Bastey wrote:This thread is perfect timing for me to ask a stupid question :P I've powered a Yobo NES at a 6v minimum, but used a 9v adapter as well. I'm guessing a 12v power supply would fry it?
Probably. How is a thread that was posted several months ago 'perfect timing'?
by tom61
Mon Jan 16, 2012 12:00 pm
Forum: Technical Questions and Answers
Topic: Voltage, USB, and an Android phone
Replies: 3
Views: 2545

Re: Voltage, USB, and an Android phone

You need a fair number of those low-end solar cells in parallel to get enough amps to power a phone. Not knowing the specifics of that phone, I'd go with 6 volts or more and then using a high-efficiency regulator to give more steady 5 volts. For the odd-ball solar cells with extra wires, my guess wo...
by tom61
Sun Jan 15, 2012 3:19 pm
Forum: 1980's Gaming
Topic: nes zapper gun
Replies: 1
Views: 1794

Re: nes zapper gun

Due to it's simplistic nature (just detects light of a square to register a hit), it might be able to work on newer TVs if you turn the brightness up and the TV has a good response time (<5ms) and minimal processing (put TV in 'game' mode). Not played with a Zapper on newer TVs, though.
by tom61
Tue Jan 03, 2012 8:49 am
Forum: 1990's Gaming
Topic: Project PlayStation Input Output
Replies: 26
Views: 16486

Re: Project PSIO

Not to also mention that Sony's CD-ROM's are warping, clouding and becoming exceptionally rare to find, own and buy. Err, all the discs I have are still doing fine, even US launch titles. The only issues I have are scratches on used discs, and nothing as bad as used original XBox games sometimes ge...
by tom61
Tue Jan 03, 2012 8:39 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Console & Arcade Hacking
Topic: 2012 Power Blaster (Don't even know where to start)
Replies: 1
Views: 5250

Re: 2012 Power Blaster (Don't even know where to start)

Look in the 1980's sub-forum, this is very likely a NOAC, and if not, the same principles apply.
by tom61
Sat Dec 31, 2011 8:25 pm
Forum: 1990's Gaming
Topic: Sega CD model 1 problems
Replies: 2
Views: 3279

Re: Sega CD model 1 problems

There's a large gear that opens/closes the tray and raises/lowers the laser mechanism. Pull the tray out past where it normally comes out and re-align the gap in the gear to where it's on the edge of the tray and push the tray back in. You'll probably have to play with a bit to figure it out, it's h...
by tom61
Fri Dec 23, 2011 6:59 pm
Forum: Portable Screen Hacking
Topic: Garbage on screen
Replies: 8
Views: 7120

Re: Garbage on screen

I see you're using some sort of translator, so I'm thinking that 'characters' is not the word you meant. It seems likely that you just meant a scrambled screen, which is likely caused by the values of the capacitors not being exact. LCD screens require higher precision for what they receive in input...
by tom61
Wed Dec 21, 2011 9:32 pm
Forum: Portable Screen Hacking
Topic: Garbage on screen
Replies: 8
Views: 7120

Re: Garbage on screen

Pictures needed to continue troubleshooting.
by tom61
Tue Dec 20, 2011 6:48 pm
Forum: Portable Screen Hacking
Topic: Garbage on screen
Replies: 8
Views: 7120

Re: Garbage on screen

Strange characters are a problem with the console most likely, probably either a voltage issue or the cart and slot needs cleaned.