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Off Topic / Re: farewell guys
« on: August 12, 2013, 03:02 AM »
I have 3 kids, I still collect and play.

My 5-year-old plays my retro consoles all the time, just like I did at his age.

EverDrive N8 / Re: NES N8 DOA?
« on: May 31, 2013, 07:01 PM »
I have confirmed that my NES N8 works fine, and that it is incompatible with a system with the CopyNES installed.  No harm, no foul.

I just played some Tecmo Bowl 2013 Preseason, and it's great.  The Powerpak RAM cart I have for the CopyNES doesn't support TSB's mapper, so I'm ecstatic for the Everdrive!  Thanks Krikzz!

EverDrive N8 / Re: NES N8 DOA?
« on: May 31, 2013, 03:27 PM »
Huh, I will keep that in mind, thanks.

I took out my CopyNES board to see if that would work, but nothing worked after that.  I think it has to do with a cap replacement needed during the installation.  The way the board works is, if you leave the usb unplugged, the NES is supposed to operate normally.  If the usb is plugged in, then the system stays in a constant state of reset (solid red led) until you start controlling the board with the software.

When I put the everdrive in, it stays in reset mode as if the usb is plugged in, whether it is or not.  If I have it plugged in, the software doesn't recognize the board, so I can't tell it to run the cart.  I almost got it to work by starting the NES with Karate Champ, letting the software reset the board, then switching the game with the everdrive.  An LED in the ED came on, but I got a SD init error.

So, I'm pretty sure the ED is just incompatible with the CopyNES.  I'm going to get ahold of a normal NES today to test that theory.  Hopefully the conflicting voltages didn't burn out any of the ICs in the ED.

EverDrive N8 / Re: NES N8 DOA?
« on: May 31, 2013, 05:43 AM »
It's a GSkill microSD Card.  I use the same card in my other everdrives.

After messing with it a bit more tonight, I believe the CopyNES board is interfering.  So in case anybody is wondering, even though I rarely hear of anybody with a copyNES, it seems the everdrive is incompatible with it.

I'm going to try to get ahold of somebody with a standard NES tonight to test it, just to make sure.

EverDrive N8 / Re: NES N8 DOA?
« on: May 31, 2013, 04:25 AM »
I don't believe it's upside-down.  It only fits in the cartridge shell a certain way, and all of the surface-mount chips and sd card are facing down when in the unit.  Yes, it's an original NES, with a replaced 72-pin cart connector.

I should mention that my NES does have a copyNES board in it, but I can't see how that would interfere.  I suppose I should test it in another NES just in case.

EverDrive N8 / NES N8 with CopyNES
« on: May 30, 2013, 06:45 PM »
I got my NES N8 in the mail today.  I cut the hole in the clear shell I got from retrousb, put in my loaded sd card, and put it in my working original NES.  I got the light purple screen of death, and in addition to that the LED lights on the N8 do not light up.  I tried the cic recalibration thing anyway, but nothing happens.  I tried my original Karate Champ cart, works fine.  I tried with and without the sd card, but the board just appears to be dead.  Is there anything else that might be the problem, or should I look to get it replaced?

I own a sd2snes, but without "checking" I'll tell you it wouldn't be possible unless there was some kind of feature implemented into the GUI for multiple favorites lists.  Maybe I'm wrong, but I just don't think there are any kind of shortcut options.

Count me in on the Jaguar.  I have 10 games myself, but a lot of prototypes have surfaced lately, as well as some homebrew.  I've never owned NeoGeo hardware, but I may look into it if there were an everdrive made for it.

I also own the EMS USB cart for the gb/c, and a 1GB F2A Ultra for my 3 GBA's.  I use virtual xp machines to flash them, and it's annoying to do so with the limited amount of space on those flash carts.

I thought there would be something about the gb/c -> gba thing.  After reading the above posts, I would probably prefer separate units as well.

Considering that gba uses the same pinout and size for the cartridge, would it be possible to have an everdrive for GB/GBC/GBA?  or would there be too much hardware to fit on the cart?

The only real bother I could see, is that the everdrive would need to be the taller GB/C size, and therefore stick out on a GBA.  That and needing a large sd card to hold roms for all 3 systems.

EverDrive 64 / Re: Out Of Stock
« on: May 08, 2013, 03:41 PM »
Perhaps what you don't understand, is that they are manufacturing high quality shells and labels, custom for the everdrives, and the equipment to do so costs money.  I'm certain the business relationship they have with Krikzz is beneficial to both parties, I don't think Krikzz would stay with a third party that is screwing him over.  Perhaps you should give him credit for having business smarts.

I personally don't know why I'm sticking up for SAG so much, as I am just a customer.  But I'm willing to bet Krikkz is getting his fair share, and SAG is, and should be, profiting from their "deluxe" addition.

EverDrive 64 / Re: Out Of Stock
« on: May 08, 2013, 12:54 AM »
I only buy the bare pcbs from SAG, and modify my own shells for them.  I don't have money to burn on custom made shells and cases, though I will say they are nice, and wouldn't necessarily deem them "useless junk", but that's just my opinion.

The main reason I buy from them is that they've always served me well, and their closest warehouse is within miles of my city.

EverDrive 64 / Re: Out Of Stock
« on: May 06, 2013, 04:48 PM »
StoneAgeGamer (US) has their deluxe version in stock.

Well, they did. (sorry)

Mega EverDrive / Re: Running Pier Solar rom
« on: April 19, 2013, 05:24 PM »
For anyone interested, I've been posting about this at

There was already a thread for some cheats for this game, so I decided to document my progress there.  If I ever find out what's hanging the rom on the M-ED, I'll post the result here.

EverDrive N8 / Re: N8-NES
« on: April 19, 2013, 05:18 PM »
IIRC, the "extra pins" in the center of the cart edge are for the unused port on the bottom of the NES.  So there's really no using them unless you plan on adding some extra hardware as well, and even then I don't know what that could be used for.  Cart expansion?  NES 32X?   :o ???

Mega EverDrive / Re: Running Pier Solar rom
« on: April 19, 2013, 12:48 AM »
8MB == 64Mb

The rom I had was only 2 days older then the rom in that torrent.  It does have a different hash, and they seem quite different.  They both boot in MESS.

To humor you, I'll work on getting the version you have to work.

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