Started open source Super Magic Drive bios

May 29th, 2012

Today, I started to port the bios 3.3c to WLA DX.
So yes, I hope I’ll be able to release an open source bios some day

VDP stuff is done

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August 15th, 2011

I’m so happy! ucon64 works on Damn Small Linux !
You’ll need to find the libusb to make it works : using the myDSL browser, you’ll be able to find a package which includes it.
I installed OWFS, because it’s the smallest one 😉

I’m now looking for a thin client cheap but powerfull enougth to get a full SMD dedicated PC

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July 8th, 2011

Do you remember the big box ?
It was full of MegaCD games for my collection and something I was looking for soooooooooo long (at an interesting price) : the Pink Justifier !

So many projects to finish before I use my screwdriver on it 😉
The pink is so hard to find … I know it is possible to “convert” a blue justifier to 2P justifier…I need to find how !
Then I’ll need to find how to convert a Virtua Cop gun…Charles told me it is possible so, I have to try ! 😉

Electronics | Posted by KanedaFr

SMD disk drive PSU

July 6th, 2011

Thanks to Charles, I finished my PSU schematic

(greyed area isn’t available in my own disk drive)

I received the tools to fix it so I’ll be back on development soon … perhaps ?

Electronics, Megadrive | Posted by KanedaFr

Favorite music

May 26th, 2011

By chance, I just discovered the best electronic musician got back in service, after 7 years of (sort of) silence !

I downloaded it last (free) music and, like long times ago, I got thrilled !

So bad, he’s using iTunes to sell it last music, I just can’t even imagine to install this pure crap !

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Big box from Japan

May 22nd, 2011

oh oh… look what I received :

My order from Japan !
It’s the first time I bought some much items in a row from Japan…but they were so cheap

Of course, everything is Genny related 😉

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Cart dumper/writer

May 17th, 2011

I’m still waiting for the parts I need so I finally wrote the write part on my dumper….
So I now have a virtually working cart dumper/writer

Yes, it uses a Teensy (only 5 pins! the others one are for debugging purpose only…I won’t use them on final product)

Since I can’t just wait, I jumped back to the Super Magic Drive : I really want to repair it !

Electronics, Megadrive | Posted by KanedaFr

Replacement for SMD battery ?

May 8th, 2011

While working on my own flash card, I found interesting chips : Non-Volatile RAM Controllers.
Basically, these chips detects if power drops down and automatically switch to the battery.
As soon as my SMD will be fixed, I’ll try to use one of them to replace the killer battery of the SMD.

Electronics, Megadrive | Posted by KanedaFr

LUFA inside

May 3rd, 2011

I’m currently playing with LUFA

LUFA is a framework for AVR…like the one Teensy is based on!
I quickly found developping using Teensyduino wasn’t enought…so I switched to pure C using WinAVR under Eclipse.
I was able to reproduce the Teensy under Proteus ISIS and to test (almost) anything I want virtually…
I already made a (virtual) cart dumper just waiting for the real prototype.
Next goal is my so-wanted USB adapter for the Super Magic Drive.
Then I’ll made a low cost eeprom burner (waiting for the parts!)

The coming month will be very interesting… 🙂

Electronics, Megadrive | Posted by KanedaFr

Any algorithm can help you to develop a game

March 19th, 2011

I found an interesting one last week : Painter’s algorithm

I don’t know if it won’t be an overkill for the genny (draw different tiles at the same position) but it could give you something like

Megadrive | Posted by KanedaFr