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Re: NES CART Idea

Post by XCVG » Sat Sep 26, 2009 1:03 pm

But WHY WOULD YOU WANT TO SWITCH YOUR OS LIKE THAT?!

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Post by vskid » Sat Sep 26, 2009 1:57 pm

XCVG wrote:But WHY WOULD YOU WANT TO SWITCH YOUR OS LIKE THAT?!
Because you can.
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Re: NES CART Idea

Post by XCVG » Sat Sep 26, 2009 6:18 pm

Hmmm, guess that's a valid reason.

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Re: NES CART Idea

Post by Biased » Sat Sep 26, 2009 7:33 pm

(If a UMPC was good enough for being useful in a 64-bit setting) for swapping between 64 and 32-bit OSes?

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Post by joeyjoe9876 » Sat Sep 26, 2009 7:39 pm

wow that is a very interesting idea! would be pretty neat to see someone do this
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Re: NES CART Idea

Post by rikitheshadow » Sun Sep 27, 2009 3:13 pm

Lol, like how this is going so far....i don't feel so crazy thinking of it.

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Re: NES CART Idea

Post by deadlyfishy » Sun Sep 27, 2009 3:53 pm

XCVG wrote:But WHY WOULD YOU WANT TO SWITCH YOUR OS LIKE THAT?!
Lots of programs are OS specific...

But I guess it does kinda suck that you can't really use the idea for other things then..

Good idea to have main OS on internal, whoever said that. I'm too lazy to look, copy, and paste, lol.

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Re: NES CART Idea

Post by Biased » Sun Sep 27, 2009 5:03 pm

http://www.instructables.com/id/EJKEBL853ZEXCFN738/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

This instructable says the PC in the NES would work with a mini-itx motherboard (which noobishly I've never heard of). He put the disc drive in where the cart slot goes, though, and I'm not sure how everything would fit together.

If a mini-itx board fits inside an NES shell, I'd put one of these all up in that: http://microcenter.com/single_product_r ... id=0314698" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; since it has socket LGA 775 and supports up to Core2 Quad processors and has PCI-e 2.0 x16. Then again, making the NES Cart HDDs could difficult with such a setup without modifying the shell to get more vertical room.

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Re: NES CART Idea

Post by XCVG » Sun Sep 27, 2009 5:11 pm

You could buy an expensive mini-ITX setup, which was once the only way to do it, but you don't have to anymore. Nowadays you can just buy a nettop, preferably an ION one. Nettops are great for modders because they are small and cheap so you can stick them in anything.

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Re: NES CART Idea

Post by Biased » Wed Oct 07, 2009 9:49 am

XCVG wrote:You could buy an expensive mini-ITX setup, which was once the only way to do it, but you don't have to anymore. Nowadays you can just buy a nettop, preferably an ION one. Nettops are great for modders because they are small and cheap so you can stick them in anything.
You could buy an inexpensive mini-ITX setup, but since there are such boars with socket 775 technology, my idea of easily switching between 64-bit and 32-bit OSes is a much more useful one :P

This seemed like a very tempting endeavor a couple of weeks ago. I think when my girlfriend wants me to build her a computer I'm going to convince her to let me do it with one of these bad boys.

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Post by Metallica Man X » Wed Oct 07, 2009 9:30 pm

Negative_Creep wrote:Image
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If win7 came out in a case like that....I'd be all over it! :lol:
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Re: NES CART Idea

Post by Sparkfist » Fri Oct 09, 2009 6:09 pm

If you had the money I'd say use the mini-itx Pico board. Even with the extra modules it would still be small enough for this project. Then I'd say setup the cartridges for different purposes.
Windows - General use, for most of you.
Linux - Running emulators and roms
Windows 7 - Show off the 1337ness of your new project

I would suggest using Linux for an emulator and rom setup for the simple reason that you can find distros that are low in resource usage and that means you can run the emulators more smoothly. Ideally because I don't think the Pico can have more then 2 or 3 GB or ram, cause it is an x86 chip.

But theses are just a few ideas I'm leaving here.

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Post by nevermind1534 » Fri Oct 09, 2009 8:15 pm

An ION is probably about th ebest board that you could get for it. It has very low power consumption, low heat output, and a low price. Decent video, too.
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