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  • Registered Users Posts: 5,649 ✭✭✭ eddhorse


    Actually i did have an issue with the newly supplied Fenrir 20 pin cable, i had to use my old one. If that helps


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,764 ✭✭✭ Colonel Panic


    Yeah, willing to try anything. I’ve got three ribbon cables now!


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,592 ✭✭✭ The Last Bandit


    Added MIDI & Wifi support to my Mister in an Amiga 600 case. Really liking this platform, the Amiga support is great now with RTG enabled and the new shared folder support so you can ftp files straight onto the Amiga disk.

    MIDI on the PC core sounds excellent, not configured it for the Amiga or Atari yet. Its using a PI3 running mt32-pi to handle all the MIDI stuff.

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  • Registered Users Posts: 567 ✭✭✭ Burzum


    Anyone recommend a site to buy rgb mod kits for famicom, twin famicon and pc engine thanks.


  • Registered Users Posts: 31,743 ✭✭✭✭ o1s1n


    Burzum wrote: »
    Anyone recommend a site to buy rgb mod kits for famicom, twin famicon and pc engine thanks.

    Well here's an easy solution for your PC Engine, just buy one of these RGB cables that taps it from the back. I've been using one for years and it works great.

    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/174768420385?hash=item28b1027621:g:UtQAAOxyaRZR2X4C


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  • Registered Users Posts: 1,764 ✭✭✭ Colonel Panic


    Burzum wrote: »
    Anyone recommend a site to buy rgb mod kits for famicom, twin famicon and pc engine thanks.

    I bought a NESRGB from oldskoolconsoles.com, but it was a few months before Brexit made ordering from the UK annoying from a tax pov.

    That kit works on the Famicom and Twin Famicom, there's a dropdown to select which type so the right extra pieces like adapter boards and power board replacements are included.


  • Registered Users Posts: 567 ✭✭✭ Burzum


    Nice one ty shall gander and order


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,809 ✭✭✭ KeRbDoG


    I bought a NESRGB from oldskoolconsoles.com, but it was a few months before Brexit made ordering from the UK annoying from a tax pov.

    That kit works on the Famicom and Twin Famicom, there's a dropdown to select which type so the right extra pieces like adapter boards and power board replacements are included.
    +1 for oldskoolconsoles.com - but yea, now there be some chance of import tax fun.

    Mod In France is another authorised reseller of the NESRGB for the Famis/NES units but in the EU so avoiding that tax risk.


  • Registered Users Posts: 31,743 ✭✭✭✭ o1s1n


    God damn it! One of my CPS1 A boards is on the fritz.

    Was playing Mercs and noticed that when you used a Mega Crush, rather than the screen going white, it would momentarily show a slightly different coloured palette.

    There's also a black feint flicker going through the image. It looks like the type of interference you get when you have two CRTs on together, doesn't go away with the cab next to it is switched off and it doesn't impact any other games.

    Fairly certain it's just a cap gone out of spec.

    I see that lad I bought a cap kit for one of my monitor chassis years back has a cap kit for these, only 12 caps!

    https://console5.com/store/capcom-cps1-a-board-cap-kit-a-pcb-cps-1.html

    I think sometime soon I'm going to take all of my PCBs down out of the attic, figure out which ones I genuinely want and flog the rest on AO.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,224 ✭✭✭ Gradius


    o1s1n wrote: »
    I think sometime soon I'm going to take all of my PCBs down out of the attic, figure out which ones I genuinely want and flog the rest to Gradius.

    Good idea!


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  • Registered Users Posts: 31,743 ✭✭✭✭ o1s1n


    Gradius wrote: »
    Good idea!

    I think the main delay so far has been the fear in powering them up again :eek:

    Every time I bring one down, something seems to go bad... going to start with Turtles in Time and Game Tengoku as I don't want either of them anymore and they're worth a few quid. Will have to say my prayers to the gods of capacitors and aging ROMs..!

    /Edit - I missed that cheeky post edit :D:D


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,224 ✭✭✭ Gradius


    Touch wood, but I haven't had many failures on pcb's. A 1942 went a bit wonky and a salamander board (that got repaired). Nothing major, just a few graphical glitches.

    But yeah, it's that hairy feeling turning them on after a long time.


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,809 ✭✭✭ KeRbDoG


    Ciderman generously donated a Sinclair Spectrum+ to my collection :D

    Before cleaning;
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    After cleaning;
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    Some new parts to get it back working again, issue4 board with it was missing its ROM so will pop in an earlier 48k board for now and the keyboard membrane itself needs replacement along with that Spectrum rainbow badge. Should have those next week.


  • Moderators, Category Moderators, Computer Games Moderators, Society & Culture Moderators Posts: 33,896 CMod ✭✭✭✭ CiDeRmAn


    [grumble] That's great [/grumble]


  • Registered Users Posts: 567 ✭✭✭ Burzum


    Any one any hints tips or tricks into how to calibrate the disk drive for twin fami, just replaced the belt but no luck


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,809 ✭✭✭ KeRbDoG


    With the FDS drive, what I found was that just some disks won't read no matter how much calibration you do. Always test with a range of disks - that would be my only advice apart from watching the many calibration videos the YouTubes


  • Registered Users Posts: 567 ✭✭✭ Burzum


    Yeah that's the video I have been looking at, will keep at it :)


  • Registered Users Posts: 567 ✭✭✭ Burzum


    Apologies if not right place but would anyone know where I could get some Saturn games resurfaced?


  • Registered Users Posts: 8,670 ✭✭✭ Doge


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  • Registered Users Posts: 9,053 ✭✭✭ MrVestek


    Burzum wrote: »
    Apologies if not right place but would anyone know where I could get some Saturn games resurfaced?

    Pretty much anywhere that will resurface regular CDs.

    Maybe CeX or the likes?


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  • Registered Users Posts: 8,670 ✭✭✭ Doge


    Doge wrote: »
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    Meant to post this one in CRT madness!


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,596 ✭✭✭ Jack burton


    Burzum wrote: »
    Apologies if not right place but would anyone know where I could get some Saturn games resurfaced?

    Ollie has a video on YouTube of him resurfacing discs

    https://youtu.be/txrJqdFUiH4


  • Registered Users Posts: 567 ✭✭✭ Burzum


    Someone on adverts reached out and going to be using them, 5 euro a disc.


  • Registered Users Posts: 567 ✭✭✭ Burzum


    Does anyone here know who I can reach out to, to maybe work on a crt monitor, I have never tried working on/repairing one and am a little wary of trying incase I mess up and ruin the thing.


  • Registered Users Posts: 9,053 ✭✭✭ MrVestek


    Burzum wrote: »
    Does anyone here know who I can reach out to, to maybe work on a crt monitor, I have never tried working on/repairing one and am a little wary of trying incase I mess up and ruin the thing.

    Yeah you really don't want to mess with a CRT if you don't know what you're doing... you could literally kill yourself.

    I think the folks here used to send chassis and monitors over to the UK but that's probably cost prohibitive now with all the Brexit and customs stuff.


  • Registered Users Posts: 567 ✭✭✭ Burzum


    I will power it on and hope for the best. If it works thats great if not will figure something out :D


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,649 ✭✭✭ eddhorse


    Yeah ive sent a few to Grant aka Gunblade on UKVAC forums.

    Not sure on Brexit costs now for shipping etc but it was around €100 to fix


  • Registered Users Posts: 567 ✭✭✭ Burzum


    eddhorse wrote: »
    Yeah ive sent a few to Grant aka Gunblade on UKVAC forums.

    Not sure on Brexit costs now for shipping etc but it was around €100 to fix


    Ah nice one, will check him out, see if its possible to send it over.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,764 ✭✭✭ Colonel Panic


    I think it was here that this crowd were mentioned too https://www.psra.ie/monitors/crt-monitors/

    I've got it bookmarked for those "just in case" events.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 567 ✭✭✭ Burzum


    I think it was here that this crowd were mentioned too https://www.psra.ie/monitors/crt-monitors/

    I've got it bookmarked for those "just in case" events.


    Oh that is handy, will reach out to these and see what the story is, be good if could drop it off and collect it instead of posting.
    Appreciate all the fast info lads.


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