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by grahf
Fri Jan 09, 2009 3:23 am
Forum: 1990's Gaming
Topic: My FC Twin (SNES only) plus Polycase SL-64 project
Replies: 40
Views: 10899

I've tried both things already, isolating it and caps on the output. I even went absolutely crazy tying all the grounds together without any change. Capacitors on the output line reduce it somewhat, so I know it's noise from the DC-DC circuit. I just can't squash it entirely. I wanted to use this si...
by grahf
Fri Jan 09, 2009 1:28 am
Forum: Forum 42
Topic: Show your desktop
Replies: 154
Views: 19049

by grahf
Thu Jan 08, 2009 11:15 pm
Forum: 1990's Gaming
Topic: My FC Twin (SNES only) plus Polycase SL-64 project
Replies: 40
Views: 10899

Thanks for the comments guys. Almost all of my modding tools are back in the US, so it's been a little bit frustrating of a project. It's getting there though! Rekarp : I picked it up locally from a kiosk in Akihabara (Tokyo electronics district). Bacteria : I'll answer your questions last, since i'...
by grahf
Thu Jan 08, 2009 7:18 am
Forum: 1990's Gaming
Topic: My FC Twin (SNES only) plus Polycase SL-64 project
Replies: 40
Views: 10899

I did a few hours more work over the last week. I ended up buying a 3.5" lcd, which will be a tight squeeze. The resolution isn't as high as I wanted, but I can always upgrade it later if I want to. Its about the same resolution the AEIcomp screens. I got the hole for said screen cut out, and used s...
by grahf
Wed Jan 07, 2009 3:47 am
Forum: Forum 42
Topic: ChronoTriggerFan: Dead, Alive, or... Got a real life?
Replies: 82
Views: 8427

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by grahf
Mon Jan 05, 2009 10:07 pm
Forum: Portable Screen Hacking
Topic: casio ev-570 pale colors?
Replies: 15
Views: 2934

If you have any 75ohm resistors, try that. Variable pots (like volume control dials) are the best way to test in this case, if you have any laying around that might be in the right range. If the video signal is too strong, it will cause the colors to wash out, exactly like you were describing. No, B...
by grahf
Thu Jan 01, 2009 1:42 pm
Forum: Portable Screen Hacking
Topic: casio ev-570 pale colors?
Replies: 15
Views: 2934

Yep. right in-line.
by grahf
Thu Jan 01, 2009 1:15 pm
Forum: Portable Screen Hacking
Topic: casio ev-570 pale colors?
Replies: 15
Views: 2934

Experiment with putting a resistor in-line. The input is REALLY sensitive on the casios. Most TVs expect a 75ohm load, which the consoles output. The casios need a little weaker signal. If you go too low the signal will get distorted, so just play around until you get the right level.
by grahf
Tue Dec 30, 2008 11:30 pm
Forum: 1990's Gaming
Topic: Snesp (almost finished)
Replies: 110
Views: 23523

I'm not sure if I remember, but are you using composite for the video connection? The SNES mini doesn't support RGB (or S-Video) directly. Also, it's super easy to just solder on a composite video cable and test the picture on a TV. That will let you know if the SNES or LCD side is malfunctioning. G...
by grahf
Tue Dec 30, 2008 3:51 am
Forum: PC Gaming
Topic: Which coding language is more valuable...
Replies: 33
Views: 11032

Just plain ansi C, without a doubt. From there, learning C++ is a snap. But I would certainly recommend learning C first.
by grahf
Sun Dec 28, 2008 9:17 pm
Forum: 1990's Gaming
Topic: My FC Twin (SNES only) plus Polycase SL-64 project
Replies: 40
Views: 10899

Triton, i'm not sure if any existing homebrew/commercial flash systems can program the cart. I can't find any info on it now (didn't really look too hard though), but I seem to recall reading that on the gbdev site.. In any case, i'm not sure I want to sell it since I like the case. However, I actua...
by grahf
Sun Dec 28, 2008 8:05 am
Forum: 1990's Gaming
Topic: My FC Twin (SNES only) plus Polycase SL-64 project
Replies: 40
Views: 10899

Kyo: It does fit in your pocket, but to be honest I can't see myself carrying it around that way. It could definitely be toted around easily in a small sack though. And no, polycase doesn't ship here. I had a relative in the US mail it to me. The cases are so cheap that I don't usually bother trying...
by grahf
Sat Dec 27, 2008 9:23 am
Forum: 1990's Gaming
Topic: My FC Twin (SNES only) plus Polycase SL-64 project
Replies: 40
Views: 10899

I did a little more work over the last few weeks. Not much, just found myself a nice curved piece of plastic to make the cart slot cover with. I gave it a bit of trimming and bonded it together. It came out pretty good. Needs a bit more sanding and some epoxy for filler around the bottom/sides. http...
by grahf
Sat Dec 27, 2008 4:54 am
Forum: Handheld Hacking
Topic: Frontlit Game Boy Color COMPLETED!
Replies: 9
Views: 7058

Looks good! I'm going to do one of my GBCs soon. I've been playing a ton of Gameboy color lately. What a badass system! Too bad it didn't come out sooner, and with a lit screen! I did front-light mod on my clear purple one a while back, but I used an afterburner kit I got second-hand. The thing was ...
by grahf
Fri Dec 26, 2008 5:26 am
Forum: Technical Questions and Answers
Topic: D*mn Small Linux help: Installing Hamachi
Replies: 10
Views: 1728

I recommend xubuntu since the community is largest amongst the light weight distros. After you get more comfortable with everything you can either move to something lighter, or just start trimming xubuntu up a bit. There are a lot of services that run at boot that you can ditch, such as bluetooth/etc.