I'd really like to see Everdrive for the GameBoy/GameBoy Color. That would be sweet.
PC-Engine/TG16 and N64 are nice ideas too.
Another potential buyer for a GBC Everdrive here.
Also, I'd love to see one for the Game Gear! Tototek's is way too big, yours wouldn't even need to be cheaper, just being a smaller size would be great...
Last edited by rso; 08-26-2010 at 05:11 AM.
HuCard wouldn't need a case to be put into it. See Tototek's PC-Engine flash card.
Holy jizz, I guess I'm up to it as well, I got a SFC and I need more games :D
What a smart dude we have around!
P.S. What if we arranged various types of group purchases, for instance:
1-For those who want to buy SFCeverdrive only.
2-For those who still didn't buy GENSeverdrive only.
3-For those who want to buy both a.k.a better discount applied.
Last edited by Treamcaster; 08-27-2010 at 02:03 AM.
retrousb SNES cart has big FPGA chip and DSP implemented inside of this FPGA. also retrousb use ram for game hold, i use flash in my carts. flash mutch more slow for write than ram, but games will stay in memory after power off. CF ussage have not sense if cart based on flash.
If KRIKzz made an SA-1 flash cart he would have to include an SA-1 chip on every cart, and that would be quite costly and destructive to buy hundreds/thousands of SA-1 games just for the SA-1 chip. Not only that but it would then be an 'SA-1 Only' flash cart and could not be used for other games.
Here is the SNES PowerPak release thread at nesdev:-
Notice some of the following posts by "bunnyboy" the creator of SNES PowerPak:-
Originally Posted by bunnyboyOriginally Posted by peppersAlso on page 2:-Originally Posted by bunnyboy
Originally Posted by Hojo_NoremI suggested adding a space for the DSP-1 on the Everdrive PCB because from what I understand it should not affect any other games when its installed. The ROM is not accessed through the DSP-1:-Originally Posted by bunnyboy
More DSP-1 info here:-
So if you have a space on the PCB users can optionally install a DSP-1, but if there is no space/traces thats not really an option. The only problem is I think the DSP-1 requires SRAM, and I am guessing the Everdrive will use FRAM? It was just an idea, and I thought if its easy to do it would be good to have DSP-1 support as an option (Although maybe KRIKzz might want to consider making a DSP-1 PIC? ;-))
I hope all that made sense!
Last edited by link83; 08-28-2010 at 12:12 PM. Reason: Typos
In other words I could flash the Everdrive five times a day, every day, for almost 55 years before the flash chip would wear out.
Also, once the game is loaded into flash it can be accessed instantly as many times as you like, with RAM you have to load the game every time you play (Although the loading would be quicker) Lastly, even if the flash chip did wear out (unlikely) its not impossible to replace it with a new one if you have the right equipment/skills. Overall, to make a flash cart like this for a fair price I think flash is the right choice :nod:
...Now if the games were larger (e.g. N64) I would be tempted to use some sort of RAM to avoid the long loading times...
Last edited by link83; 08-28-2010 at 12:58 PM.
i got pendrives that died after 2 years of use
Sorry, but its impossible to avoid bad blocks on flash devices, i hope bad sector handling has been implemented on those devices.
Anyways, i have to say that even not having an original everdrive, i love the whole thingle.
Would the SNES Everdrive be compatible with any games that RetroUSB's SNES PowerPak isn't? Or vice versa?
Someone on the German electronic hobbyists forum http://www.mikrocontroller.net/forum/
had a test routine running for quite some time, basically doing this:
1) Programming a flash chip to the max capacity
2) Reading the program and verifying if there were any write errors
He stopped it after around 500,000 cycles with no errors.
Flash chips are more durable than you think.
Last edited by alphagamer; 08-28-2010 at 04:27 PM.
When the doctor asked me, if I heard voices in my head, the voices said "tell him no!"
Also remember, the NOR type flash used in a cartridge like this is generally built to a higher standard than NAND type flash in USB Memory Sticks, SD Cards, and CF Cards. NOR Flash is alot more expensive than NAND, but you couldn't make a flash cart like this with NAND. Atleast I'm pretty sure you couldn't.
unfortunatly PCB's for my snes flashcart already odered on factory, so i can't add holes for DSP
Just wondering how many revisions of the SNES/SFC you've tested with, because the PowerPak has pretty bad compatibility. I'm on my third SFC and still no luck.