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Offline mikejmoffitt

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How to get Sunsoft 5B Audio with the Everdrive N8
« on: August 20, 2015, 08:26 PM »
In another thread I was lamenting the lack of Mapper 69 audio support on the Everdrive N8. I thought I should share my solution to fully enjoy Gimmick! with audio, which I did last night: http://mikejmoffitt.com/articles/0043-ym2149-gimmick.html

In short, the solution has the YM2149 sound chip integrated inside the NES itself, so no modifications to the cramped Everdrive need to be done.



You can hear how it sounds in this video:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ghdAnC6diP4

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Re: How to get Sunsoft 5B Audio with the Everdrive N8
« Reply #1 on: September 02, 2015, 02:39 PM »
Well, that's one way to do it.

Where does one acquire the chips from? Donor carts?

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Re: How to get Sunsoft 5B Audio with the Everdrive N8
« Reply #2 on: September 24, 2015, 07:20 AM »
There are no Famicom donor carts with a YM2149 chip available, on Gimmick it was embedded within the 5B mapper chip.

YM2149 was a mass produced chip, though, used in a lot of things (e.g. Atari ST). It's easy to find NOS YM2149 on ebay or other places that sell electronic components like this.