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Re: Zig's SNES Repros

Posted: Sun Jan 15, 2012 8:56 pm
by chupon
I hope you'll make an exception for next years Racketboy Charity Auction. :wink:

Re: Zig's SNES Repros

Posted: Sun Jan 15, 2012 9:04 pm
by Ziggy587
I most likely will have a repro or two for next year's charity auction. However, I still wont be using a donor cart. If I can ever manage to get these SNES boards made, that is what I would like to use. Otherwise, Super Famicom carts will be used (as described in my previous post).

Re: Zig's SNES Repros

Posted: Fri Jan 20, 2012 6:28 pm
by getafixx
If you do get those carts working Zig look me up...id be verrry interested in buying large quantities, if you were willing to sell them :wink:

Re: Zig's SNES Repros

Posted: Fri Jan 20, 2012 9:28 pm
by Ziggy587
Once I get everything going, we'll probably be making them to sell in small quantities for the time being. Mostly just to gain back the money lost on prototyping and to fund further prototyping (making the boards better and/or multiple versions). But after that, we're just gonna release the design so any one can get them made up for themselves. The tricky part is getting the plastic shells made up, we really haven't figured that part out yet. But like I said, I'll be making a thread about these soon.

Re: Zig's SNES Repros

Posted: Sat Jan 21, 2012 1:42 am
by sabrage
Ziggy587 wrote: The tricky part is getting the plastic shells made up, we really haven't figured that part out yet. But like I said, I'll be making a thread about these soon.

Have you considered Shapeways? I'm not altogether familiar with the process myself, but I think it should work for you what you want.

Alternatively, you could look into resin casting, but the cart may be too thin/complex for that to be feasible. A third option would be buying broken games in bulk and using those (unless those still fall under your criteria for a "donor cart")

Re: Zig's SNES Repros

Posted: Sat Jan 21, 2012 10:51 am
by Ziggy587
Thanks for the suggestions.

Jeffro was actually showing me another site that does 3D printing. It ended up being way too expensive per cart. I'll have to check out the prices on this site though. We thought if anything, it would be useful to get positives made up for the molds.

What we want to do is make the PCB so it does not fit inside a real SNES cart. That way, people can't slap a repro of something rare/expensive inside a cart shell and pass it off on eBay as the real deal (other preventative measures will be taken as well). So using cases from broken games wouldn't be an option. But either way, I would rather fix and restore said broken carts before using them as donors.

Re: Zig's SNES Repros

Posted: Sat Jan 21, 2012 10:06 pm
by sabrage
Ziggy587 wrote:Jeffro was actually showing me another site that does 3D printing. It ended up being way too expensive per cart. I'll have to check out the prices on this site though. We thought if anything, it would be useful to get positives made up for the molds.

That's might be the most economical solution, as you'll need a custom cart shape to accommodate your PCBs. I found a great video a few weeks back detailing how to cast silicone molds and pour your casting agent.

Re: Zig's SNES Repros

Posted: Thu Mar 22, 2012 1:54 pm
by kogami
Ziggy587 I finally made a success :D

Super Mario RPG
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Dragon Ball Z - Hyper Dimension
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Star Ocean
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With the English translation which approach I am going to try to make one Tengai Makyo - Far East of Eden Zero.
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Re: Zig's SNES Repros

Posted: Thu Mar 22, 2012 2:01 pm
by mjmjr25
What did you do to the Mario RPG?

Re: Zig's SNES Repros

Posted: Thu Mar 22, 2012 2:48 pm
by kogami
I am French thus I applied the French patch on the rom

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