What retro computer activity did you get up to today?

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  1. partybear

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    Yea, looks like yellow, grey, orange at 5% (gold) but there isn't a 48k value in the E12 range. It also can't be a discoloured white (no 98k) so I will guess at a somehow very faded brown to be an 18k.
    What does a multimeter tell you?

    ALTHOUGH it could be an inductor at 48mH (but I thought the E12 range would be used again???)

    Depends on where it is in a circuit to give an indication on what it is.
     
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    Its broken I can't get the value with a multimeter, I think it is yellow, brown, orange and gold but that the second band is hard to say.

    It took a bit of cleaning to get it to this stage is was covered in its own insides. I'm hoping it acted as like a fuse when it died and that nothing else in the circuit is broken.
     
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    Krumm nicknamed this the Naka Tower :D
    ......and still lots of mods needed. Getting there.

    [​IMG]
     
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    What on earth would have planned for that Shane?

    Playing Whitney Houston's full catalogue? :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
     
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    Do you mean that Naka Tower of awesome CD power?
    Only x50 disc :weirdo:
     
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    Have been testing alot of old boards,so many parts to test :tongue:
     
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    Yeah, the Naka Tower of cd-pron power.
     
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    Top 40 bone Jukebox. Haha no thanks :p
     
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    It reminds me of my 50+1 Sony CD player in the garage since it has a single drive above the SCSI multi-disc drives.
     
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    Hopefully the cops aren't after 90's console game pirates any more :Pirate:
     
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    Flashed bios via floppy on 7NNXP. Ha it worked :thumbup: Brings back memories..........
     
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    It showed up today, been messing with it this evening. Very impressed with it so far, ordered it from aliexpress which supposedly means its a knockoff but the board is open source so I guess anyone can make one.

    Can't fault it so far, firmware updated without incident and its played everything I've tried so far.

    Here's some pics I took: http://imgur.com/a/3jRXy

    I'm honestly thinking about selling my physical games now, I have a 60hz switchless mod on my SNES and now I can just play NTSC roms there's really no point owning a PAL collection with all the stupid letterboxing and speed issues.

    Also the market is ridiculous at the moment, search for "Super Metroid" on e-bay, speedrunning has made that game popular and you can't get a PAL copy for less than $110. It's ridiculous, the PAL version is the worst version to speedrun anyway and you can get a Japanese copy on e-bay for under $50. I don't understand it. Too many idiots turning their bedrooms into Nintendo museums.

    Edit, also worth mentioning the aliexpress one comes with everything for $157AUD posted, includes a shell, SD card and the status leds (although you'll need to drill holes in the shell yourself to see the lol.) Meanwhile on the US sites you pay $189USD for just the card, no shell, no storage and no LEDs.
     
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    Very Interested to see how it goes. If its amazing then I might consider getting one, maybe even a Sega MD + N64 if they exist. Also due to the fact that the real cartridges these days are stoopidly expensive.
     
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    You can buy the original flash carts straight from the source. http://krikzz.com/store/

    Both the ones you listed are available.
     
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    Brilliant, thanks for the write up.

    Where did you get you switchless mods done? (Or did you do them yourself?)
     
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    I got it done a few years ago by a dude on Aussie Arcade but I believe this is him anyway: http://www.retrofix.com.au

    TBH I don't think' its worth, if you go this route and you only want to use the flash cart I'd just buy a Jap Famicom on e-bay.
     
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    I debugged some Apple IIe games so I could patch the disk images with infinite lives cheats. It was my first time modifying an Apple IIe binary. Some of these games would be impossible without cheats.
     
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    I have a s754 Athlon 64 that works.
     

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