SA-1 EPROM Adapter Board

Buy the SA-1 EPROM Adapter Board on my store page! The SA-1 is a unique microprocessor used on a handful of games for the SNES. Recently, programmers have been making some older games compatible with the SA-1 to boost their performance. The annoying part about the boards that use the SA-1, though, is that they … Continue reading SA-1 EPROM Adapter Board

Advanced SNES Reproduction Board Guide

Please look at the main entry for more information on how to prepare the ROM file! Here I will detail to you a guide to making SNES games using my custom boards. These boards differ from other designs, including my basic board, in that there are TWO EPROM sockets, and they support the 27C322 and … Continue reading Advanced SNES Reproduction Board Guide

Multicart Overview

The theory behind multicarts isn't too complicated, and there are many ways of going about making them. Making multicarts for the classic retro systems is easiest when you use the reset button on the console to change games. There are some multicarts I've seen that have menus built-in (I mean, technically, Mario Bros/Duck Hunt was … Continue reading Multicart Overview

27C322, 27C160 to SNES Mask ROM Extended Adapter Board

Buy the 27C322 to SNES Mask ROM Extended Adapter Board on my store page! These boards adapt the 32 Mbit 27C322 EPROM or the 16 Mbit 27C160 EPROM to fit in donor SNES boards or custom SNES PCBs. This will save you a TON of time adding wires to your board, and comes with the … Continue reading 27C322, 27C160 to SNES Mask ROM Extended Adapter Board

27C322, 27C160 to SNES Mask ROM Adapter Board

Buy the 27C322 to SNES Mask ROM Adapter Board on my store page! Note: This is an ADVANCED installation. It is quite tricky to get the board and chip to fit in the cartridge. Try to keep the board and chip as CLOSE to the PCB as possible. Before permanently soldering in the board/chip, it … Continue reading 27C322, 27C160 to SNES Mask ROM Adapter Board

29F016, 29F032, 29F033 TSOP-to-SNES Programming Adapter (TL866)

Buy the 29F016/032/033 Breakout Board Programming Adapter on my store page! This adapter is specifically for programming the 16 Mbit or 32 Mbit TSOP EEPROMs 29F016 and 29F032 or 29F033. The programming adapter reroutes the pinout of the SNES Mask ROM to the 40-pin TSOP adapter for use with the TL866 MiniPro programmer. This way, … Continue reading 29F016, 29F032, 29F033 TSOP-to-SNES Programming Adapter (TL866)

27C322, 27C160, 27C800, 27C400 Programming Adapter (TL866)

Buy the 27C322, 27C160, 27C800, 27C400 Programming Adapter on my store page! This adapter allows you to program the 27C322, 27C160, 27C800, and 27C400 chips on your TL866 programmer. The board has gone through a lot of revisions, but here's the current model. It even has space for a ZIF socket! The 27C322 and 27C160 … Continue reading 27C322, 27C160, 27C800, 27C400 Programming Adapter (TL866)

Basic SNES Reproduction Board Guide

Please look at the main entry for more information on how to prepare the ROM file! Here I will detail to you a quick and dirty guide to making SNES games using my basic custom boards. These boards are great for making simpler games, or transplanting working parts from any original SNES games that may … Continue reading Basic SNES Reproduction Board Guide

The SNES Cartridge, Briefly Explained

SNES cartridges come in a few different variants, distinct in a few major ways. As noted in the main SNES reproduction guide, there are six major categories that set apart different boards - bank type, ROM size, SRAM size, extra chips, speed, and the video type or region. If you check out my big list … Continue reading The SNES Cartridge, Briefly Explained

How to Make a SNES Reproduction Cartridge

Disclaimer: This tutorial is for educational purposes. The instructions and products discussed are for the creation of homemade games only, or for repairing damaged cartridges for personal use, and should not be used for duplicating and distributing games protected by copyright. I am not responsible for any damage to you or your property - attempt … Continue reading How to Make a SNES Reproduction Cartridge