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by sgtgrumbles
Wed Oct 16, 2019 8:55 pm
Forum: Support for Kite's Products
Topic: Kite's boards additions
Replies: 10
Views: 1331

Re: Kite's boards additions

This is interesting, thanks! It means you can run the original unpatched version with this change, right? Yep! No need to patch the code -- just change the fb mode before/after running pcsx-rearmed. Although, this doesn't fix the controller HAT problem [1]. BTW, I saw you submitted a pull request a...
by sgtgrumbles
Tue Oct 08, 2019 6:34 pm
Forum: Support for Kite's Products
Topic: Kite's boards additions
Replies: 10
Views: 1331

Re: Kite's boards additions

Resurrecting this old thread in case someone in the future runs into this... The framebuffer mode needs to be changed before pcsx-rearmed starts, then reverted back after it finishes. I typically do this as part of the run command. /opt/retropie/configs/psx/emulators.cfg: default = "pcsx-rearmed" pc...
by sgtgrumbles
Mon Oct 07, 2019 8:08 pm
Forum: Software Help
Topic: Pi zero w random crashes
Replies: 1
Views: 834

Re: Pi zero w random crashes

Unless there's a physical problem with your build (e.g., low voltage, bad soldering, bad components) your problem likely require debugging the emulation software and/or operating system. Start in the system's logs and look for errors or odd messages in general (google "journalctl" command). You'll n...
by sgtgrumbles
Tue Jul 23, 2019 8:11 pm
Forum: General Chat (Game Boy Zero)
Topic: Video/Visual Guide - Brightness Control for LQ035NC111
Replies: 7
Views: 4668

Re: Video/Visual Guide - Brightness Control for LQ035NC111

Excellent hack. I'm no electrical engineer but I was under the impression that you'd need a 555 timer or something to PWM the LED backlight enable pin. I guess not?
by sgtgrumbles
Thu May 23, 2019 3:52 pm
Forum: General Chat (Game Boy Zero)
Topic: RPi alternatives that support DPI
Replies: 2
Views: 426

Re: RPi alternatives that support DPI

Nano Pi Fire 2a or 3. Works fine but uses a proprietary communication protocol ("FriendlyARM’s one-wire technology") for some of the commands. Supposedly, the driver is open source. Setup instructions: http://wiki.friendlyarm.com/wiki/index.php/NanoPi_Fire2A#Connect_NanoPi-Fire2A_to_FriendlyARM_LCD_...
by sgtgrumbles
Sat May 18, 2019 8:11 am
Forum: General Project Chat
Topic: New RetroStone SBC gaming handheld
Replies: 4
Views: 806

New RetroStone SBC gaming handheld

The RetroStone folks have put a new Kickstarter up for a "metal edition" gaming handheld. Check it out: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/583173617/retrostone-metal-edition-ultimate-retrogaming-cons front_d0f27bb84ac893a2ed1b5863ddc6d60d_original.JPG It appears to use a custom PCB with an Allwinn...
by sgtgrumbles
Thu May 02, 2019 8:04 pm
Forum: Show-off Corner
Topic: GAME BOY MiniMo - Pi3a+ with Custom PCB
Replies: 27
Views: 5455

Re: GAME BOY MiniMo - Pi3a+ with Custom PCB

Very clean! One small change request if you do intend to sell them: please, please, please update the PCB's directional pad contacts to be like the old NES/SNES/Genesis PCB contacts. This small change should greatly help with games that require precise diagonal inputs. Compare old style vs new: cont...
by sgtgrumbles
Tue Oct 23, 2018 6:42 pm
Forum: General Chat (Game Boy Zero)
Topic: 60 FPS over SPI on RPI 2/3/Zero
Replies: 2
Views: 1990

60 FPS over SPI on RPI 2/3/Zero

Just wanted to share this link -- someone wrote a custom display driver for the RPI to achieve 60FPS using the SPI bus: Blazing Fast Raspberry Pi Display Driver Will Melt Your Face then Teach You How https://hackaday.com/2018/10/21/blazing-fast-raspberry-pi-display-driver-will-melt-your-face-then-te...
by sgtgrumbles
Sat Jul 07, 2018 8:30 pm
Forum: Support for Kite's Products
Topic: microsd solder points
Replies: 3
Views: 629

Re: microsd solder points

Version 1.2A and above features a JST (4pin 1.0mm) connector for a USB port which you can wire up a USB to SD adaptor for and place wherever you want. As for the on board one there are no solder points unless you use the legs of the CM3 slot. I can only assume you are trying to use the CM3 with emb...