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About flavoredthunder

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  1. Are these not the same images used in the last copy cart auction? http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewI...=ADME:B:SS:US:1
  2. what do you think a good "best offer" would be for the copy cart? I have never seen one before though I have always been interested in them. Later, Mark
  3. Hi to test my theory if the person bidding was also the seller I asked the "high bidder" a question about the shipping costs. Here is my questions I asked to "duckster167" (the current high bidder) HE then responded to be from the seller address!!! If this is not shill bidding I don't know what is!
  4. not just joined submitted his bid less than an hour after it was listed. Doesn't it take an hour for the item to show up?
  5. http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewI...AMEWA%3AIT&rd=1 can you say shill bidder?
  6. I agree with everything you said, Nintendo was the 800 pound gorilla in the market place and so they could insure their profitability from the consumer and the 3rd-party developers (charging them three times what it cost to produce the chips and regulating that they could only produce two games a year). I don't want to use old CIC chips because they varied so much over the lifetime of their manufacturing, plus there is a "ship in the bottle" sort of challenge in making the chip that Atari and all other third-party developers failed to make. The question that remains to be answered is "is it legal". The last thing I want is Nintendo breathing down my next over a small run of art games. Do you know if the CIC varied from board to board depending on the memory map locations?
  7. This is the actual patent for the lock-out chip http://www.freepatentsonline.com/patents/u...635/4799635.pdf This is the registration information for the copyright to the 10NES source code 1. Registration Number: TX-1-945-426 Title: 10NES software. Description: printout. Claimant: Nintendo of America, Inc. Created: 1985 Published: 1Oct85 Registered: 1Dec86 Author on © Application: computer program: Sharp Corporation, employer for hire. Miscellaneous: C.O. corres. Special Codes: 1/C
  8. This patent claims to get around the nintendo lock out chip http://www.freepatentsonline.com/patents/u...232/5004232.pdf
  9. Hi Actually, I have read this, it is really only good for disabling the NES console itself but not replicating the actual lockout (or more importantly spoofing the lock-key algorithm) chip. I am interested in making a limited number of home-brew Nintendo games without having to butcher old games for their lock-out chips. This is why I am looking for info on the 10nes. I know that people have made carts with 5-volt stun circuits (color dreams etc.) but later versions of the NES were un-stunable. So I think the best approach is to try to compete directly with the 10NES.
  10. Does anyone know what the exact document number was used for the 10nes copyright? I must assume that after twenty years it should have expired by now. I was able to find the patent on the 10nes chip design but not the source-code. Does anyone have the source to the 10nes or the rabbit chip?
  11. Hi This is a little off the subject but is anyone on this list a previous programmer for the tengen line of NES games from Atari? Thanks! Mark
  12. I did, I can't wait to get it! Nothing like a history of video games straight from the horse's mouth.
  13. Yes Robotron 2084. The game just got faster and faster until you died. http://www.klov.com/R/Robotron__2084.html
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