New Mapper30 boards UNROM512

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New Mapper30 boards UNROM512

Post by dale_coop » Thu Nov 28, 2019 12:56 pm

Hey guys,

Got the opportunity to test the prototypes of the new Mapper30 boards that Broke Studio will have for sale (via their website) in 2020.

The boards are of very good quality. And fully compatible with NESmaker (-> "Make the Cart").
Also tested with a bunch of NESmaker games too (Troll burner for the animated tiles, Doodle World & Dimension shift for the scrolling, Artix DnD for the saving features,... Underground Adventure for 2 players, ...)

Broke Studio is a french studio. They developed Twin Dragons and they distribute Micro Mages, Nebs n Debs, Project Blue,... in Europe.
So for European NESmakers, it would cost less than importing from INL lives (USA). Prices have not yet been announced.

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(note: on that prototype board, I sold myself the vertical mirroring jumper... it's the reason the soldering looks ugly :p But Broke Studio would ship already prepared ones... plug-flash-and-play!)
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Re: New Mapper30 boards UNROM512

Post by Mugi » Thu Nov 28, 2019 2:58 pm

do these support the software mirroring selection that INL cartridges use ?
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Re: New Mapper30 boards UNROM512

Post by dale_coop » Thu Nov 28, 2019 4:57 pm

The mirroring setting is a jumper on the board (to solder). As you can see, on the photo, I used the vertical mirroring on mine (the one used by NESmaker).
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Re: New Mapper30 boards UNROM512

Post by Mugi » Thu Nov 28, 2019 5:08 pm

yeah, i saw it.
the INL boards have the jumper too, but they also support setting the mirroring without soldering anything to the board.
i use this with my own cartridge (nesmaker's flashing script is hardcoded to not change the mapper setting, so it has to be modified for that.)
Paul gave me a script that allows changing the mirroring mode when flashing through the flasher instead of soldering it, which is what im curious about.

it's a pretty important feature for a development cartridge since if you work on multiple things, you might not want to repeatedly solder the board to change the mirroring heh.
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Re: New Mapper30 boards UNROM512

Post by dale_coop » Thu Nov 28, 2019 7:32 pm

Interesting... But I don't think there is... else Broke Studio would have told me. I'll check that.
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Re: New Mapper30 boards UNROM512

Post by dale_coop » Thu Nov 28, 2019 8:28 pm

I get that confirmed...
The mirroring are set only via the jumpers on the board. No software Settings.
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Re: New Mapper30 boards UNROM512

Post by Mugi » Thu Nov 28, 2019 8:42 pm

i see.
thanks for checking it out. :)
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