Author Topic: SNES Enhanced Cart Support (FW v0.22)  (Read 16650 times)

Offline skaman

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Re: SNES Enhanced Cart Support (BETA)
« Reply #30 on: 18/Aug/2017 08:37:14 AM »
BETA testing of the SNES Enhanced code has been successful with the help of a solid group of testers.

I'll be finalizing the firmware and posting final versions for public download.

Many thanks to all of the testers!

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Re: SNES Enhanced Cart Support (FW v0.22)
« Reply #31 on: 28/Aug/2017 05:45:47 AM »
If anyone is interested in a prototype Enhanced Cart Adapter, then PM me for the details.  I have an adapter complete with cutdown Japanese SGB shell available.  I ran out of US SGB shells (like the one pictured) so I only have Japanese SGB shells left.

Thanks!

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Re: SNES Enhanced Cart Support (FW v0.22)
« Reply #32 on: 03/Sep/2017 06:13:48 AM »
If anyone is interested in a prototype Enhanced Cart Adapter, then PM me for the details.  I have an adapter complete with cutdown Japanese SGB shell available.  I ran out of US SGB shells (like the one pictured) so I only have Japanese SGB shells left.

Thanks!

And for my first official post in this forum...Consider yourself PM'd!

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Re: SNES Enhanced Cart Support (FW v0.22)
« Reply #33 on: 28/Oct/2017 07:52:20 AM »
I modified the Enhanced Cart Adapter PCB layout.  The new PCB uses only the center 46 pins and places all of the components on one side as suggested by Matthias.  Functionality in the Retrode is the same as the original layout.  The new PCB fits into a standard SFC/SNES shell.

Here are pictures of the new PCB and an assembled adapter:








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Re: SNES Enhanced Cart Support (FW v0.22)
« Reply #34 on: 29/Oct/2017 07:19:55 PM »
I'm glad to see you posted an updated version of the Enhanced Cart Adapter skaman (and BTW, congrats on being modded, that was a big surprise, and I'd say you definitely deserve it).

Though, I'm curious to ask if you got any closer to finding a way to make it and the Retrode2 able to backup/restore saves for SA-1 SNES games?  If you haven't, it's not a big deal right now.

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Re: SNES Enhanced Cart Support (FW v0.22)
« Reply #35 on: 30/Oct/2017 01:26:33 AM »
I have an idea on implementing the SA-1 SRAM Writes but I haven't been able to implement it.  It will probably take a microcontroller or a bunch of gates.  The CPU CLK needs to be on for BW-RAM (SRAM) Writes but it cannot be on all the time as it corrupts normal reads.  My thought is to toggle the CPU CLK on writes to 0x2200.   On the first write to 0x2200, the CPU CLK will turn on allowing the writes to the SA-1 registers and BW-RAM (SRAM).  On the subsequent write to 0x2200, the CPU CLK will turn off allowing normal reads.

I'll get back to working on the design after the current firmware developments are complete.

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Re: SNES Enhanced Cart Support (FW v0.22)
« Reply #36 on: 03/Feb/2019 10:11:47 PM »
 I used to be a member of the Retrode forums before the "reboot" a few years ago, but I thought I would come back to see what's been going on, and MAN have I missed a lot. One of the biggest things that caught my eye was this thread about a possible Enhanced Cart adapter. I only have a Retrode 1 (gold casing), so I'm not even sure if one of these would be compatible with it, but I'm extremely interested in getting one, if possible. Any updates on this project?

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Re: SNES Enhanced Cart Support (FW v0.22)
« Reply #37 on: 04/Feb/2019 02:50:01 AM »
I used to be a member of the Retrode forums before the "reboot" a few years ago, but I thought I would come back to see what's been going on, and MAN have I missed a lot. One of the biggest things that caught my eye was this thread about a possible Enhanced Cart adapter. I only have a Retrode 1 (gold casing), so I'm not even sure if one of these would be compatible with it, but I'm extremely interested in getting one, if possible. Any updates on this project?

Skaman made some, they work great, not sure if he has any more boards (if not, you likely could order your own board and make one yourself).

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Re: SNES Enhanced Cart Support (FW v0.22)
« Reply #38 on: 06/Feb/2019 01:10:10 AM »
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Skaman made some, they work great, not sure if he has any more boards (if not, you likely could order your own board and make one yourself).
Where might I be able to order a board if Skaman doesn't have more? I don't see any listed on DragonBox.

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Re: SNES Enhanced Cart Support (FW v0.22)
« Reply #39 on: 12/Apr/2019 02:41:50 AM »
Were the PCB files and/or BOM ever released? I would love to build my own.

Keep up the great work!