Its not that i have been kind of lazy about blogging the last year, its just i didn’t to anything on my side projects like SNES hacking or the like. I quit my day job last year and started founding my own Company Devcores. Last Summer i began coding our first SAAS wich entered the [...]
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A while ago i held a talk at the ccc in cologne about my favorite game console the Super Nintendo. This talk covers the Super Nintendo technology in detail. Starting with the CPU and PPU, covering the cartridge memory maps and showing most of the custom chips which where used on cartridges. I also show [...]
We got a new loader for the Quickdev16 firmware. The loader will replace the current dummy loader and has a few new advantages: Faster upload because of IRQ driven communication between SNES and AVR Progressbar while uploading Display Rom infos ASCII and Katakana font support Eyecandy: new logo design with sine wave effect and bassdrum [...]
Last week we shipped the first batch of Quickdevs. The Software is feature ready, but we wanted to do some eye candy on the SNES software side, which didn’t work out yet. So software updates are coming within the next weeks. Feel free to order at david @ optixx.org.
Finally our project page for the Quickdev16 becomes available. You will find information how to download or build all needed software from scratch. We gonna build the first batch of 10 cartridges this week. So stay tuned.
Created a binary for windows using minGW and libusb. So i can confirm that quickdev16 will work under Windows.
I start taking inoffical pre-orders for the Quickdev16 now. Just send me an email to david at optixx.org with your name and email address. In order of arrival i will put you on the pre-order list. Right now we plan to sell around 35 cartridges. Why inoffical pre-orders list? A fews points are unclear right [...]
Yesterday i got a package from china. Finally the long awaited PCBs arrived. I think the black PCB really looks good
Finally we found a better name for the snesram and renamed it to ‘QuickDev16 USB’. Final PCB layouts are ready and will be send to china soon. So in about 2 weeks we will have our first PCBs. Confirmed Features: 16 MBit Sram for Rom storage ATmega644 MCU for housekeeping USB connection for ROM upload [...]
Things are going well. Have added some features to the software side and also got some stuff working hardware wise. Can confirm that US/JAP roms are working.Only tested EU roms before. Used my japanese Nintendo junior and a japanese CIC to confirm that the snesram is working with that setup too. Max and i added [...]