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The Future of Backlit GBC Mods...

Posted by Benjamin Grimmett on

Welcome! Can you believe it has been over 2 and a half years since my first proto GBC101 adapter? Since then, I've made over 12 ribbon updates, releasing about 5 of them to the public once the bugs were ironed out. It was a bumpy ride and a big thank you goes out to the early adopters of V1 ribbons and everyone that pushed me to do this and made it possible. China has recently cloned my cable, at first a 1:1 copy with all the bugs that came with my early iterations and later a more refined PCB version...

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New GB Flash Cart in the works!

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New GB Flash Cart in the works!

I'm building a more 'modern' flash cart for the GB. The question is, would you prefer it USB like a Drag'n'Derp? or SD card based like an Everdrive? SRAM will be 128k to satisfy the LSDJ folk, what is the maximum ROM size you would like it to support? 4Mbytes is the most cost effictive, this would cover 99% of GB/GBC games. The cart price is targeted at $50 but hopefully strong support will bring the price down. Let me know your thoughts!  

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Wrapping up Gen3 updates, and something new!

Posted by Benjamin Grimmett on

As of today, Software and Firmware are at v3.15. This release now supports ALL GBA save types, SRAM, FLASH, FRAM and EEPROM in all available sizes. It supports the dumping of all* GBA ROM's both bootleg and commercial. GB/C support has been complete for some time now and I'm pretty happy with the flash cart support. I still want to add support for nanoloop carts though getting hold of one is proving problematic. There are still one or two features I will add to Joey's software like better GBA cart size detection and a foolproof way to stop the dumping...

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Gen3 is coming...

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A recent HDD crash has made me re-write Joey's firmware from scratch, again. During the re-write I was thinking of the best way to support OSX, Linux, Windows on both GB and GBA carts. The solution, the Gen3 Reader Writer (Name TBA). I'm about 6hrs into the firmware + software of Gen3. What I can say for now is that Gen3 firmware will run on Gen2 hardware and the PC side software is coded in Python 3. To get the GBA functionality it is strongly recommended you use the dedicated Gen3 hardware which will have onboard 3.3/5v logic switching.  For...

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New Colours, Latest order shipping and New supplier of PLA filament!

Posted by Benjamin Grimmett on

Hey everyone! These guys were due to be shipped today but still waiting on the GB Cart connectors to arrive. I haven't forgotten about you! Hang in there. I've recently changed supplier of my PLA filament to Bluprinted brand. Very impressed! Perfect prints every time. Lower extruder temp, great bed adhesion. If you're in OZ I'd recommend you drop by their site (No affiliation with them, just really impressed with their PLA!)

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