Carnivore2 : First impressions and bugs...

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Par hardwaremaker

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02-09-2017, 22:59

It looks very nice !!!!

Par Pentarou

Master (235)

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06-09-2017, 20:00

Interesting. Could you update the Github too?

Par Alexey

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07-09-2017, 01:01

I am waiting for test results from 8bits4ever. If they find no problems, I will release the new firmware and boot block.

Par Alexey

Guardian (2643)

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10-09-2017, 00:05

The new firmware that has a better FMPAC, SCC+ support and volume control via the boot block is available in our repository.

https://github.com/RBSC/Carnivore2

Par djh1697

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10-09-2017, 20:52

Waiting for some extra funds to purchase the gold plated version!
Will this adaptor work with uSD cards from MegaRomSCCSD ?
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/2-Port-Slot-micro-SD-TF-SDHC-to-ty...

Par djh1697

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10-09-2017, 20:56

I got an email earlier in the week to tell me they are back in stock, now with Gold Plated connectors, for what ever reason that makes it better? https://www.8bits4ever.net/product-page/carnivore2

Par Alexey

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10-09-2017, 22:48

djh1697 wrote:

Waiting for some extra funds to purchase the gold plated version!
Will this adaptor work with uSD cards from MegaRomSCCSD ?
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/2-Port-Slot-micro-SD-TF-SDHC-to-type-I-Compact-Flash-Card-CF-Reader-Adapter-CI-/282014350600?epid=2134893790&hash=item41a95d7d08:g:sPcAAOSwKfVXHy7Z

I heard that dual card adapters don't work correctly. So I would not recommend to use them. Use the single SD card adapter like this one:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/SD-SDHC-SDXC-to-CF-Compact-Flash-Spe...

Par Sebbeug

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10-09-2017, 22:53

About updating firmware ; What kind of adapter can i use to plug my USB Blaster on AS slot ?

Par Alexey

Guardian (2643)

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10-09-2017, 22:58

djh1697 wrote:

I got an email earlier in the week to tell me they are back in stock, now with Gold Plated connectors, for what ever reason that makes it better? https://www.8bits4ever.net/product-page/carnivore2

The gold plated pads don't oxidize, so they will have better contact with the MSX slot (and therefore less glitches). This will also increase the lifespan of the cartridge board.

Par Alexey

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10-09-2017, 23:32

Sebbeug wrote:

About updating firmware ; What kind of adapter can i use to plug my USB Blaster on AS slot ?

You just need the 2x5 jumper pins and no soldering at all. The UB's connector is female, so you can unsert the pins into the connector and stick the other end into the board. When programming, tilt the connector a bit for better connectivity. Here's an example how I upgrade firmware:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oVB-fZyMB2E

This video is for a different board, but you can see how I connect the UB to the board. Every other info is in the Carnivore's readme file.

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