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FXPAK (SD2SNES) / Re: SD2SNES Pro (fxpakpro) video issues
« on: June 27, 2020, 09:50 PM »
Hey Koops.  Yes, soldering would be involved in replacing the power jack in the back of the console.  The power jack is kind of molded into the plastic thing back there.  Here's a good video showing how to replace it:

FXPAK (SD2SNES) / Re: SD2SNES Pro (fxpakpro) video issues
« on: June 27, 2020, 09:15 AM »
Hey Koops!   8)  The SNES is unfortunate in that the back plate of it with the power plug is all one piece.  So the entire part would need to be removed.  Thankfully, the back part there is reproduced and readily available.  If you ever need that taken care of, I think you know a few people able to help out. 

EverDrive N8 / Re: Dead Zone (FDS) Disk Swap Issue
« on: May 21, 2020, 07:04 PM »
I know with the auto-disk swap it will do it automatically for us, but is there a button combination that could be used to delay that auto-swap if desired?  I believe on the non-pro there was a way to delay disk swapping by holding down a button combination.  Is that still an option?

News / Re: EDN8 OS v20-BETA. Large update incoming
« on: June 22, 2019, 01:42 AM »
There's also the possibility that in investigating the issues further, he discovered that the problems absolutely cannot be fixed on the current hardware, so why waste time?  May have been what helped push the creation of the the updated version.

EverDrive N8 / Re: Error 40
« on: March 14, 2019, 01:44 PM »
Had something similar happen to me with an Everdrive  64.  Turns out, Windows 10 sucks with SD Card formatting. is a formatting tool from the SD Card Association.  Try formatting your SD Card using that.

News / Re: EDN8 OS v20-BETA. Large update incoming
« on: March 12, 2019, 08:29 PM »
With regards to SD Cards, I think a first step anybody must do is 100% abandon using Windows' built-in formatting tool.  Do a google search for the SD Card Association's SD Card Formatter.  Then just use the "overwrite" option in there and format your cards.  I had issues in an Everdrive that formatting via the SD Card Association's formatting tool completely corrected. 

Basically speaking, the Game Boy Player hardware on the Gamecube is completely region free.  To make use of the Game Boy Player, however, you will need a Game Boy Player Software Disc from the US Region for your console.  (Since you have US Region guts in your Gamecube).

EverDrive 64 / Re: Everdrive 64 V3.0 SD Card Reader Problems?
« on: March 09, 2019, 09:55 PM »
Super instant fast update.  I looked and saw someone here mention that they were having trouble with random freezes, etc.  Somebody else then suggested going to the SD Card Association's website and downloading their card formatter. 

SD Association Memory Card Formatter:

I downloaded it, installed it, formatted the SD Card and copied everything over again.  Fired up the N64 and BAM!  It all works perfectly. 

So the culprit here appears to be Windows10 and some update causing it to format SD cards improperly.  By formatting the card using software created by the SD Card Association, it formatted it in a standard fashion and now everything works fine.

EverDrive 64 / Everdrive 64 V3.0 SD Card Reader Problems?
« on: March 09, 2019, 09:33 PM »
I was wondering if perhaps there was a bad batch of PCBs made that have severe SD Card Reader problems that people are aware of?  I had purchased an Everdrive64 Version 3.05 back in 2016 and it worked perfectly with my N64 and the SD card that came with it from Stone Age Gamer. 

I loaned that Everdrive to a friend who has been using it and has no issues at all with the SD card.  I decided to offer the cart to him for a price and he accepted so I just went and bought another Everdrive N64 Version 3.06 from Stone Age Gamer.

The flash cart arrived today, but it does not work.  Whenever I turn it on, I get the default "Can't find OS" gray error screen with the ERROR:F0 message on it.  If I hit reset a few times, eventually a "FAT ERROR" message comes up on that gray screen.

I tried some other brand SD card (PNY instead of SanDisk) and instead just get a black screen with white text that says ERROR 0xC2 Disk Init".  Nothing is working on this.  I've tried multiple different methods of formatting, and even used the back-up card I had from my old Everdrive to no avail.

Has anybody else run into this?  Wondering how common of an issue this might be and whether I should moderate my anticipation of having a work cart.  I've already reached out to Stone Age Gamer who are really great folks, so hopefully this can be fixed quickly. 

News / Re: EDN8 OS v20-BETA. Large update incoming
« on: February 28, 2019, 06:01 PM »
Yeah.  Based on his twitter responses, I think he's completely done with the Everdrive N8 and is now focusing on it's successor.  I wonder if he finally figured out why the Everdrive is so unstable and it came down to a hardware issue.  Hence why he has fully abandoned it and is starting over on the new one?

Either way, I wouldn't expect any further updates from him on this. 

EverDrive N8 / Re: Who sells complete NES libraries for the N8?
« on: February 15, 2019, 07:09 PM »
No worries.  Legalese is annoying as all hell.  While not mutually exclusive, patents are more for hardware and copyright is more for software.  (There will always be unique outliers, but it's a pretty good general approximation).

Licenses are also a separate entity.  For a good deal of the older games based on movies or other intellectual property, the licenses allowing that IP to be used in a game only last for so long.  An example of this is the game Punchout on the NES.  It is wrong believed that Nintendo changed the game from Mike Tyson's Punchout to Punchout due to Tyson's rape accusations in 1990.  That really had nothing to do with it.  When Nintendo was releasing Punchout on the NES here in the states, they licensed the likeness and use of Mike Tyson to help promote the game as Tyson was the hottest up and comer on the planet at the time.  They got it dirt cheap since he signed it before he really got big, but by the time the license ran out Nintendo knew they'd have to pay a FORTUNE to keep his name.  So they decided not to do so.

Anyway, that was a bit tangential.  With regards to obtaining ROMs from the internet, it must still be stated that it is against the law to do so.  Whether a person cares about breaking that law is up to them.  (99.9% of the people here won't give a crap about it and really have nothing to worry about with regards to punishment).  Nintendo does indeed pursue people and they go at them HARD.  Any place with the audacity to publicly offer ROMS, or even links to ROMS, will receive nasty letters from Nintendo.  The folks who ran loveroms were sued by Nintendo and Nintendo won the case on all charges.  Those folks are basically indentured servants to Nintendo for the rest of their lives. used to be a very good site as well for ROMS, but after the circumstances with loveroms came to light the owner of that site removed everything in fear of also getting handed a $10,000,000 lawsuit and losing. 

To find ROMs now, folks will need to scour the depths of reddit, dark web sites, etc. etc.  They can still be found, but it will take some work like it did in the past.

Also, it's not a very good idea to post links to ROM sites, or tell people where to go to get ROMs here in these forums.  If the owner of said IP were to come across a link to their property here on these forums, they have every legal right to take action against the owners of these forums and the people running it.

FXPAK (SD2SNES) / Re: new user with a couple of problems
« on: February 14, 2019, 07:51 PM »
The power supply section of the SNES may have old capacitors or a failing voltage regulator causing the system to not provide enough power to the SD2SNES.  With consoles of these ages (around 20 years old) those things are likely to happen. 

Flash carts draw a lot more power from the SNES than regular carts do.

EverDrive N8 / Re: Who sells complete NES libraries for the N8?
« on: February 14, 2019, 07:48 PM »
and games for nes and famicom, free and free.You do not have to pay for games with expired patents 30 years ago.

Why don't you run that by Nintendo's legal department and see what they say.  Games don't have patents.  They have copyrights and those copyrights are still valid and legally backed up to this day. 

As to whether one cares about the fact that it's illegal to download ROMs is up to each person.  Just don't be spouting off false information.

« on: February 12, 2019, 04:41 PM »
Yeah.  The guys over at Stone Age Gamer are REALLY great people, and their customer service is top notch.  I have never had any issues with them and have bought every single one of my flash carts through them.  (GB, GBA, N64, NES, SD2SNES).

« on: February 11, 2019, 03:18 PM »
Waiting likely isn't going to hurt you.  It's not like they have some super SD2SNES Pro exclusive updates ready to go the second the SD2SNES Pro is released.  You'll be able to wait a few months for the next batch to come out before there is likely to be any "Pro Exclusive" releases happening.

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