goDMD Clock Videogames Animation

März 21st, 2017

Last wekk I got a great gadget called goDMD Clock. The main usage of it is to show the time, date, temp and Pinball Animations from the DMD.

This new version is build with 2 RGB-Led Array in a total resolution of 128×32 Pixel.

 

You can order it here (If you have trouble with the shop mail me at info@wolfsoft.de)

Here you can see what I am talking about

After contact with the developer, he added  image rgb support to the editor :-)

https://bintray.com/sker65/pin2dmd/Editor#files

Here you will find a package including one demofile. gridlee You only have to change variable base to your path were the package extracted

To do some animations for goDMD you have to use mame. I am using groovymame, because it can be set to output native pixel resolution of the games. So you will get a pixelperfect output for the goDMD.

start mame via commandline: groovymame -mngwrite griddle.mng griddle and do some gaming. After exit you will find a griddle.mng.

To split the griddle.mng into pictures I used a programm  advmng

start it in the path where the griddle.mng via commandline: advmng.exe -x griddle.mng

After this you will get a lot of pictures like: gridlee-00000022.png (Resolution: 245×240)

 

With the help of irfanview (a pictureviewer) you can create a custom selection (under edit) with Width: 128 and Height: 32.

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After Pressing the Button: Save and apply to image you will see a window on top of the left png.

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Move it with the help of arrowkeys to the area of interest

In Top Line you see (Selection: 0,0) this marks the X,Y Position. You have to enter these values in

Under File: Batch conversion (set to PNG Output Format) and press Advanced Button: Here you can set the X-pos, Y-pos Position

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Mark the amount of png you want to crop and add them

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Start Batch

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now you have a lot of cutted pictures in the right resolution

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now put a animaions.properties in this folder

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After this try to import it in the pin2dmd editor under animations: Load Animations

 

Here you can download new Fonts for the goDMD Clock ArcadeFonts_go_DMD

 

Atari Jaguar “switchless” + Reset Addon + Multibios

März 16th, 2017

I got a white “dental” case and its time to make the jaguar ready for 2017 ;-)

The title is something strange, but its comming from a Sega Saturn Mod years ago (the code is based on this). The Saturn reset button is used for change region and 50/60Hz.

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You will need:
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I removed the RF-Unit to put my “standard” DIN Connector and for adding a button instead of the chanel selector. With the help of this tiny button you can select between 50/60Hz.

 

 

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(Overview)

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(U25 Pin 11 sets the Console between 50 Hz (GND) and 60Hz (5V)
I used a US 60Hz Jaguar for modding, so you have only to solder this wire to Pin 11

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Attention If you use the PAL console you have to look downunder and remove a Resistor R140!

 

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(The Reset Line you will find U9 Pin 13  (GND = reset)

 

I removed the original LED and put instead a RGB-Led.

I set red for 60Hz and green for 50Hz.

If you find blue better, no problemo. But red/gn are the real colors of the Jaguar used in their countrys.

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Usage:

Its like the switchless Mod for the Sega Saturn.

a) When you push the button for a moment. The Jaguar will do a reset

b) you push and hold the button. Now the Color of the LED will toogle between green and red. When you release the button

at red -> Jaguar Resets and starts with 60Hz
at green -> Jaguar Resets and starts with 50Hz

 

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(bigger hole for Din RGB-Connector)

 

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(RGB-Pinout)

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(Reset button)

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(overview)

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(my standard Din Pinout, based on modified 5 Pin Din PC-Engine + 3 more for RGB)

 

Its time to add a 2nd Bios to the Jaguar.

You have to remove the original Jaguar Bios and use a DIP 32 socket.

With the help of a 29f040 FlashRom I added jagbios and BJL1.06

You need to concat the bios files:
Use: windows command: copy /B jagbios.bin + jagbios.bin + jagbios.bin + BJL106.bin 4in1bios.bin

and burn 4in1bios.bin to the 29F040 FlashRom

 

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(overview)

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How to make a new NES Controller

November 10th, 2016

Today I got the NES Mini including a second Controller.

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So what we have to do is to open it reversible ;-). With the help of a cutter knife and a heatgun. It opens good and here we are.

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Hu after over 30 years a new NES Controller in my hands…

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and look on the rear side. Graved the german adress of Nintendo

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the wii/ NES Mini PCB

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I took an old good shaped PCB from a “junk” original NES Controller

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and it fitts like a charm

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and it playes like the first day in 1986

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PSX Receiver UWRC

Oktober 4th, 2016

I ordered a china wireless Playstation 2 Controller with receiver and took the case of the receiver for uwrc RX :-)

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Some cutting and dremel at the UWRC Receiver (forgive me micro)

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more cutting and rewiring

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ready to go

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Modding PAL TurboGrafx

September 30th, 2016

I got some rare NOS TurboGrafx in 50Hz PAL Version.

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What can we do with this kind of PC-Engine

a) Speedup and change it to 60Hz

-Exchange Osscilator X201 to 21.47727Mhz
-cut Pcz80 Pin 15
-Solder wire from Pad pin 15 to Pin 22

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b) RGB bypass for best picture

I took the RGB Signal from C154 to C156 after removing the Kerkos. The wires leads directly to the Hu6260 RGB-Out

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using the rgbbypass PCB

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yellow wire to desoldered PIN 44 from HU6260 (C-SYNC)

I am using an old “french” pinput from the 90’th. So I have to reroute some cirquits

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Desolder Din and cut GND on Partsside for make standard french Version of Din8 Cable working.

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Cut 5 Din Via circuits and wire as shown here
red audio 2 (right), white Audio 6 left, grey 5V
yellow desoldered Pin 44 from Hudson 6260 CSYNC

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c) Jailbarfix

exchange C137 and C133 to 4,7uf/16V

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d) jap/eng switch

you need to switch 8 wires (15,16,17,19,20,21,22,23). I done it with two  analog switches  MC14551BCP

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Recap 2-Chip SNES SNESP-CPU-02

September 7th, 2016

Here we go with CAP List for a  SNESP-CPU-02

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internal PC Engine UWRC Receiver

September 6th, 2016

 

I used my IFU-30 Unit, so there was no need to remove the RF Unit. As I didn’t wanted some wires to the left or right side.

I put all needed connections to the rear side. Power, RGB-Out, Audio Out.

 

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I opened the RF-box removed the orignal switch and replaced it with UWRC switch.

ground to one side and the other side of the switch to the uwrc board

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thanks again to micro, for his great Idea how to make the UWRC plugable, by removing the filters.

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green wire uwrc controll switch, red and black to the signal led combo I created at the upper side

blue “bigger” wires to the 7805 replacement for swiching the pce off/on

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a red 5mm led and a green 5mm led dremel work and to the ventilation grid

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no more heat -> replacement of the 7805

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Great feature, you can power off and on the PC-Engine via holding select and Run for around 1sec. Ideal for users of everdrives. Hope this feature will find his place in all new internal receivers from micro ;-)

Final Pic

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NeoGeo AES 3-5 RGB Bypass with THS 3714

September 1st, 2016

thanks to arcadeTV we have a optimized Version with THS 3714 for NeoGeo AES :-)

-cut left side of the three 6,8k resistors for input rgb input of ths amplifier

-cut the left side of the three 75 ohm resistors for output to the din 8.1

-cut BF for sync output to the din 8.1

the perfect voltage divider values for bypass PCB :

R1,R2,R3=7,51k

R4,R5,R6=2,29k

@ AES 3-5 Mainboard Pin 3 Comp Video and Pin 7 C-Sync are the same on both you will get Comp. Video.

After the modification its is neogeo conform Pin3 comp. Video and Pin 7 C-Sync comming from the THS RGB Bypass PCB

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For some help of solder side

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cable wiring

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Digital Audio Out @ 2 Chip SNES with S-DSP

August 29th, 2016

crystal clear sound :-))

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Recap SNES 1 Chip

August 29th, 2016

Recap of SNES is needed too, during age of Elkos :-)

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