my Top853 is USB powered and writes via USB, shop around on ebay, if you don't need it ASAP you can find them really affordable, double check the rom list on the sellers auction but I'm pretty sure they are all the same/clones of each other. I just use the Topwin6 software for flashing, the main support you generally need for NES is 27C256 (32kb roms), 27C010 (128kb), and 27C020 (256kb)
Last edited by derekb; 08-07-2012 at 01:59 PM.
I like Adventure Island IV, it caught my attention because it's apparently the last game to come out for the Famicom, but it's basic, fairly difficult, and pretty fun.
Mr Gimmick's US prototype was found, dumped, and released. You can buy it from RetroZone, the makers of the PowerPAK. The game is a good one and the US prototype sounds great, afterall it is Sunsoft.
Too bad they are wired differently! It would make things a lot simpler if they were interchangeable.
Thank you everyone for your input! I ordered all of the tools; I can't wait for them to arrive.
Last edited by SnoopKatt; 08-10-2012 at 02:34 AM.
I like the look of individual carts, though mottzilla is right about the powerpak being pretty good.
I've been making some really nice repro labels, maybe ill get around to posting them eventually
I need to get a better printing solution though :(
Last edited by derekb; 08-10-2012 at 04:30 PM.
What do you use for your printing solution? I don't know where you are located, but the print shop nearby can do a high quality full page color 8/2 by 11 for $.60 a pop, and that can probably fit at least four labels. Either that or a cheap laser printer on craigslist would probably do it, right?
I don't have a home printer so I just go to kinko's, need to find a solution for just placing a large order for cut labels
Get a great printer, and a decent paper cutter. A printer that can cut is just plain not cost effective.
As far as the curved edges go, I don't know of a way to get around that except a good pair of scissors, unless you want to spend a kagillion on a programmable laser cutter.