Odd N64 Dumper
I have no info on this thing at all, all I know is is that is uses a parallel port. Any idea how to use it?
Well just by reading the sticker it says to attach a N64 game to the bottom of it then probably came with a cable to attach it to your computer.
Would love to see the inside of that.
your going to require PC side software i would imagine, any idea of the brand, any identifying logos or names on it?
It's a part of the Wildcard64 copier... you need a special ISA (if I remember correctly) card to operate it though, along with the PC software of course :-)
I have one as well, incl. the card for the PC, but never bothered to try it.
The Wildcard64 was supposedly also sold as "Supercom Partner 64" :-)
Last edited by LeGIt; 05-24-2011 at 09:55 AM.
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Ah, thanks for the info everyone. Guess it's not that useful by itself.
Do you know if it's just a COMMS Link card?
Originally Posted by nesworld
Last edited by mdmx; 05-24-2011 at 05:14 PM.
Don't know to be honest, sorry :-(
The pal is the important bit
Perhaps, if the DIP40 is an i8255. I think the cart part has some hardware for level translation at the very least.
Thanks for the pic of the SP/WC ISA card nesworld, thats the first close pic I've seen of one them in all the years I've owned mine. (didn't get one when I bought mine years ago) It's not a comms link card, it's an ISA parallel port adapter.
It was meant to act as a secondary LPT port on the PC, so you could have the above Data Reader device permanently connected to 0x278-0x27F, < (typical second LPT address) while having the SuperCom/Wildcard connected to 0x378-0x37F.
I would also like to see some inside photo's of the data reader, if you could please MasterOfPuppets, as I think I might have messed my data reader up some years ago. I took it upon myself some years ago to solder some of the parallel pins (that were not soldered) to the PCB. :banghead: I thought I was being clever, lol. But it didn't bother me that it didn't read cartridges because I could always download what I wanted. But I'd like to get it working now as just a matter of completness.
There's a tool called read64.exe/read96.exe and read128.exe, which is used (in DOS) to retrieve the data off the cartridge. But all Ive ever got is files/roms full of 0's, even after setting my LPT address to 278. Also the Parallel Port mode has to be changed in the PC bios settings, but I can't remember if it's epp or ecp mode.
There's a cached site for the Chameleon Wildcard 64 here http://web.archive.org/web/200502070....uk/index2.htm where some useful tools may come in handy.
Last edited by Bomperchops; 06-27-2011 at 08:14 PM.
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