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Offline Erockbrox

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Cash Bounty for SA-1 or Super FX Support
« on: August 28, 2017, 11:27 AM »
Since there are lots of people wanting SA-1 and Super FX support can there be like a cash bounty to whoever can make these chips work with the SD2SNES.

Like maybe a kickstarter or something to whoever will be willing to sit down and make compatibility with these chips happen.  This way there is an insensitive for someone to work on tackling this task. 

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Re: Cash Bounty for SA-1 or Super FX Support
« Reply #1 on: August 28, 2017, 08:11 PM »
There kind of is a cash-bounty already for these, since support for either chip would sell more SD2SNES units :D

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Re: Cash Bounty for SA-1 or Super FX Support
« Reply #2 on: August 28, 2017, 09:38 PM »
Since there are lots of people wanting SA-1 and Super FX support can there be like a cash bounty to whoever can make these chips work with the SD2SNES.

Like maybe a kickstarter or something to whoever will be willing to sit down and make compatibility with these chips happen.  This way there is an insensitive for someone to work on tackling this task. 

Okay but what if someone takes the money and never delivers anything? Kickstater is a recipe for disaster.

There kind of is a cash-bounty already for these, since support for either chip would sell more SD2SNES units :D
But is a cash bounty just for Krikzz and his resellers because he manufactures the SD2SNES, they would be the only ones benefiting from increased SD2SNES sales...

I think someone with the technical ability should take the risk and if SA-1 or Super FX support is achieved he/she could sell the code to Krikzz who would directly benefit from it.
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Re: Cash Bounty for SA-1 or Super FX Support
« Reply #3 on: August 29, 2017, 12:42 AM »
Krikzz doesn't program SD2SNES. it's done by Ikari

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Re: Cash Bounty for SA-1 or Super FX Support
« Reply #4 on: August 29, 2017, 02:46 AM »
Multi-forum user MottZilla was interested in coding a few years back, but did not want to buy the SD2SNES. 

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Re: Cash Bounty for SA-1 or Super FX Support
« Reply #5 on: August 29, 2017, 04:48 PM »
Krikzz doesn't program SD2SNES. it's done by Ikari
The SD2SNES is open source. Anyone can program for it.

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Re: Cash Bounty for SA-1 or Super FX Support
« Reply #6 on: September 01, 2017, 07:10 AM »
Krikzz doesn't program SD2SNES. it's done by Ikari
The SD2SNES is open source. Anyone can program for it.

Yes, and this is exactly why if a pile of money were put up by us users or whoever then there would be an incentive for someone to program the compatibility of the chip to then get the cash prize. I have seen bounties in other video game communities. Some people are willing to put up money just to see something happen and that's what I think would help SA-1 and Super FX support currently. 
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Re: Cash Bounty for SA-1 or Super FX Support
« Reply #7 on: September 01, 2017, 06:42 PM »
God idea but where do we pile the money and who's to say it'll lead to it getting implemented.

If ikari isn't coding it already with the profit made off of sales of sd2snes... I doubt anyone would be doing it. If there was people interested it'd be done already. I haven't given all hopes up yet but I don't expect it to be implemented. Ever.

With gems like Mario RPG and Mario World 2 Yoshi's Island for SA-01 and all those FX games... I wish it was possible to even hardwire those chips onto the SD2SNES... :(

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Re: Cash Bounty for SA-1 or Super FX Support
« Reply #8 on: September 01, 2017, 08:20 PM »
If ikari isn't coding it already with the profit made off of sales of sd2snes... I doubt anyone would be doing it.
As far as I know Ikari doesn't make any money from SD2SNES sales.
I could be wrong though...
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Re: Cash Bounty for SA-1 or Super FX Support
« Reply #9 on: September 06, 2017, 06:31 AM »
If ikari isn't coding it already with the profit made off of sales of sd2snes... I doubt anyone would be doing it.
As far as I know Ikari doesn't make any money from SD2SNES sales.
I could be wrong though...
correct, since even the card is open source and can be made by anyone.

btw is the sd2snes fpga capable of emulating this chips? or not ? :(

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Re: Cash Bounty for SA-1 or Super FX Support
« Reply #10 on: September 06, 2017, 12:30 PM »
If ikari isn't coding it already with the profit made off of sales of sd2snes... I doubt anyone would be doing it.
As far as I know Ikari doesn't make any money from SD2SNES sales.
I could be wrong though...
correct, since even the card is open source and can be made by anyone.

btw is the sd2snes fpga capable of emulating this chips? or not ? :(
Ikari had said they were looking into SFX support on the sd2snes blog as for SA-1 i have no idea.
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Re: Cash Bounty for SA-1 or Super FX Support
« Reply #11 on: September 06, 2017, 05:45 PM »
I believe Ikari is getting a license fee from Krikzz when units are sold.  As for open source, good luck, because from what I've read the language he used is not easy to code.

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Re: Cash Bounty for SA-1 or Super FX Support
« Reply #12 on: September 07, 2017, 03:01 PM »
SD2SNES is using GNU General Public License v2.0 which means anyone may produce, modify and sell products using it as long as they keep the modifications open. There's no licence fee in it that I'm aware of.

He seems to be using verilog for the FPGA. That's a widely used hardware description language as I understand it.

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Re: Cash Bounty for SA-1 or Super FX Support
« Reply #13 on: September 07, 2017, 03:24 PM »
I had this same idea not too long ago. Once we had a programmer involved we can set up a patreon account for him, that way we wouldn't have to "trust" anybody other than the developer.
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Re: Cash Bounty for SA-1 or Super FX Support
« Reply #14 on: September 08, 2017, 01:33 PM »
I know one person  with high tech skill  in vhdl,fpga etc etc, i can ask if he is intereseted with a collect, but i can't promise nothing :D.