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    Default NES cartridge to PC

    Well, the whole project is as follows:
    I was moded my old NES (Nintendo). I took the case and fit a PC in to it. What I want to do is be able to connect the cartridge reader to the computer and let it read the game and create a separate program to play the game. The main issue I am having is how the heck to connect the 72pin reader to the computer and reading it! So I thought if I can make it like a USB by plug and play and make a separate program to read it.
    IF ANYONE HAS ANY IDEAS PLEASE I REALLY NEED HELP!!
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    Doing this is extremly hard and impossible. First off the PC would have to run MS-DOS natively,so no Windows, no Pentium or AMD processor, no modern PC. Second you can't run a cart off a modern PC anyway. The only thing close to running a NES on a PC is if you built a NES development kit connected to an orignal modified NES like this guy did. http://devkits.handheldmuseum.com/NE...ionControl.htm Even then connected to the PC via a serial cable,you would only be able to program the game itself and not run it on the host PC.

    So simple answer, unless you have a shit load of money and are an original programmer for Nintendo, opt for emulation on your PC in a NES case or play the games on the original hardware. It's not worth your time and effort.
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    Are you talking about something like the Retrode?

    Or just something along the lines of a regular ROM dumper?
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    Actually what retrode did is exactly what I am looking to do? Is that possible?
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    Quote Originally Posted by jb143 View Post
    Are you talking about something like the Retrode?

    Or just something along the lines of a regular ROM dumper?
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    All i need know is to do what retrode did any ideas???

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    Well since what retrode did was USB,you can always connect it to an internal USB port using a small PCI USB add on card,just fitting it to the right distance from the NES door would be the challenge,you could mount it somehow thou.
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    What Retrode did was for the SNES and GENESIS what i want to do is make it for the NES!! SO I need to find out how he programed it and built it or discover it my self but i need a starting point.......
    Last edited by jbbenz; 08-03-2010 at 08:38 PM.

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