Cart emulator progress thread

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Re: Cart emulator progress thread

Post by arbingordon » Fri Jul 29, 2011 3:47 pm

Link83 wrote:Great to hear you have FlashRAM working marshallh :D (btw, is N64 'FlashRAM' actually Flash memory? (NAND/NOR) Or is it actually FRAM/FeRAM?)

Do you plan to manufacture 64drive's for years to come? Or is it likely to be a limited run product? I only ask as I imagine it will get quite tiresome populating and testing hundreds of boards, and although I might not be able to afford one straight away I dont want to end up paying a fortunate for one on ebay in a few years time!
I am under the impression that he will be using $ from making 64drives to help pay for college/etc, so I think it will be continually produced when he has the time to do so.

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Re: Cart emulator progress thread

Post by Link83 » Sat Jul 30, 2011 9:40 am

Haunted360 wrote: No. Flash RAM is not FRAM. Google is your friend...
Already tried google :wtf:

Flash memory has more than one type, for instance NAND or NOR:-
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flash_memory" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
Simply saying its 'FlashRAM' tells me nothing about the specific type of memory used :roll:

In addition I have read on quite a few occasions that the N64 uses FRAM, which would make sense given the similarities with SRAM, so I was just hoping marshallh could give a definitive confirmation of the type of memory used.
arbingordon wrote: I am under the impression that he will be using $ from making 64drives to help pay for college/etc, so I think it will be continually produced when he has the time to do so.
Well that would be great :) Plus its nice to know the profits will be helping marshallh pay for college.

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Re: Cart emulator progress thread

Post by marshallh » Sat Aug 06, 2011 8:09 pm

Preorders are open! Let me know if you run into any problems with the site/paypal.

http://64drive.retroactive.be/purchase.php" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

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Re: Cart emulator progress thread

Post by hailrazer » Sat Aug 06, 2011 8:30 pm

Marshallh can you navigate the menu with the joystick or just the d-pad ?
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Re: Cart emulator progress thread

Post by marshallh » Sat Aug 06, 2011 8:31 pm

hailrazer wrote:Marshallh can you navigate the menu with the joystick or just the d-pad ?
Both, and C buttons for page up/down. You can scroll the entire release list in 3 seconds
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Re: Cart emulator progress thread

Post by hailrazer » Sat Aug 06, 2011 8:34 pm

Awesome.

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Re: Cart emulator progress thread

Post by thewise1 » Sat Aug 06, 2011 9:04 pm

As soon as I offload this portable n64 to someone you'll have $200 from me coming your way.

I'm very excited marshal
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Re: Cart emulator progress thread

Post by Haunted360 » Sat Aug 06, 2011 9:47 pm

Just, great work... Nothing more to say.

Good to see it going for pre-orders.
Now you will know how many your up to be selling :mrgreen:


Also,

"What's the difference between NTSC and PAL?"
Adding 'Australia' to the PAL list may help :?

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Re: Cart emulator progress thread

Post by marshallh » Sat Aug 06, 2011 10:02 pm

Haunted360 wrote: "What's the difference between NTSC and PAL?"
Adding 'Australia' to the PAL list may help :?
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Re: Cart emulator progress thread

Post by buttheadrulesagain » Sat Aug 06, 2011 11:18 pm

Hard cold cash sent to you Marshall :) .

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Re: Cart emulator progress thread

Post by budnespid » Sun Aug 07, 2011 12:04 am

Money coming from me soonish. Kinda caught me offgaurd heh.

Might be an idiotic question, but where do I get the games files? Are they just ROMs?

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Re: Cart emulator progress thread

Post by hidiosoman » Sun Aug 07, 2011 1:23 am

Yes, just regular ROMs

From the FAQ:
"What image formats are supported?
Supports both byteswapped (V64) and normal (Z64 and others)."

So both .v64 and .z64 files will work!

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Re: Cart emulator progress thread

Post by Lady Eklipse » Sun Aug 07, 2011 1:26 am

budnespid wrote:Money coming from me soonish. Kinda caught me offgaurd heh.

Might be an idiotic question, but where do I get the games files? Are they just ROMs?
There are plenty of sites on the internet. Yes, they are ROMs. I would post you a link to a good site with many different roms and isos for various systems, but I'm afraid this is not to be done on this forum.

I also would like to say a few words about cartridge region. It's neither your TV which defines the region you need nor the country you live in - it's the console itself! You can have an american N64 with european plug an play on it american games with no problems. The region of the console is written on its bottom on the sticker where the model number is.
So I personally think that linking to the map of TV regions from 64drive website can be a little confusing.

marshallh, I have also ordered mine as soon as I woke up today and saw a bunch of emails stating that pre-orders are available. Now I'm looking forward to see this marvel in action.
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Re: Cart emulator progress thread

Post by budnespid » Sun Aug 07, 2011 1:36 am

hidiosoman wrote:Yes, just regular ROMs

From the FAQ:
"What image formats are supported?
Supports both byteswapped (V64) and normal (Z64 and others)."

So both .v64 and .z64 files will work!
Derp.
Never really dabbled with ROMs. Thanks

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Re: Cart emulator progress thread

Post by Tchay » Sun Aug 07, 2011 2:20 am

So basically we...

1. slim this board and the main N64 board down
2. wire them together
3. throw them into a super small portable that no longer needs an awkward cart slot sticking out the back
4. ????
5. Profit?

And great job by the way. Very great job.
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