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Pasky
11-14-2014, 01:09 PM
http://www.neo-arcadia.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=14&t=45917

West
11-14-2014, 01:27 PM
Hot damn. That's so awesome. Want want want.

fluxcore
11-14-2014, 01:40 PM
Damn, still requires a legit c board. They seem to be hard to find these days - I'm still looking for a replacement for a SF2HF board for a friend :(

Also, if some of the work on the (in-progress) SF2HF->CPS2 port is transferrable, it's possible the cps2 multi may fulfill some of this as well...

Zangrief
11-14-2014, 02:20 PM
Great, my Christmas 'bonus' is going to Poland, and now my tax refund is going to France!

Lemony Vengeance
11-14-2014, 02:28 PM
DAMN IT. that's another $300 I need to find. SHIT.

Good thing I can use my final fight board :)

opt2not
11-14-2014, 02:31 PM
DAMN IT. that's another $300 I need to find. SHIT.
QFT dammit.

Lemony Vengeance
11-14-2014, 02:33 PM
reading the post.. looks like kick harness,P3/P4 connections on the C board arent supported so no 3 or 4 player support for captain commando.

Pasky
11-14-2014, 02:34 PM
It appears to be just an FPGA writing to flash memory with a CPLD to configure the FPGA on bootup and its supporting circuitry. Hopefully with someone having wasted money on prototyping and proving the concept will work the Chinese will come around and produce their own (with corners cut any which way lol).

Mendel
11-14-2014, 03:36 PM
Is there a way to buy one if Im not french?

I have legit un squadron and street fighter 2 ce and I suppose I could use a and c boards from one of those for this, maybe.

Lemony Vengeance
11-14-2014, 04:11 PM
Is there a way to buy one if Im not french?

I have legit un squadron and street fighter 2 ce and I suppose I could use a and c boards from one of those for this, maybe.

both great games, I wouldn't pull them apart. i have SF2:T and Final fight.. both great games as well, but I'd be willing to split FF up over SF2:T.

whitey
11-14-2014, 06:36 PM
I would really like to get one of these perhaps we can arrage a US group buy, if someone is willing to organise it amd get in contact with the guy making this.

LegoSlug
11-14-2014, 10:12 PM
Thats pretty cool. Wouldnt mind trying out some cps1 with this set up.

Black IcE
11-14-2014, 10:12 PM
This looks like a pretty cool project, but if I have to choose between the two due to limited funds... then hands down I would go with darksoft's CPS2 board. Both are worthwhile projects though.

pulstar
11-15-2014, 05:05 AM
Does it say that you can use any C board? In the Q&A he says he tests with a B21 C board, but doesn't say if you can use any other C board.

fluxcore
11-15-2014, 02:09 PM
I am assuming that you need the correct C board for the game you are trying to run. It's not universal for actual games, so I presume it also isn't for this... the versions of the C board aren't such so there are just 'later revisions' with more stuff but totally backwards compatible, are they?

pulstar
11-15-2014, 02:42 PM
... the versions of the C board aren't such so there are just 'later revisions' with more stuff but totally backwards compatible, are they?

That's right. But I was assuming he would provide 'hacked' roms to be loaded onto the board and through only one C board, otherwise it totally defeats the purpose, right?

Some C boards were exclusive to one or a couple of games each and if you had to have those C boards there would be no point getting this multi board.

CORY
11-15-2014, 02:43 PM
It looks like he prefers french residents. Lemon, if you want to organize a group buy, let me know. I can translate.

aje_fr
11-16-2014, 12:42 PM
Hello guys
It looks that my little project interest some people here too ;-)


It appears to be just an FPGA writing to flash memory with a CPLD to configure the FPGA on bootup and its supporting circuitry. Hopefully with someone having wasted money on prototyping and proving the concept will work the Chinese will come around and produce their own (with corners cut any which way lol).

Well, the fpga did not write anything to flash.
Flash are already burned with all necessary files.
The FPGA is here to make the game believe it's using the correct C board.
It means that games programs are not modified in any manner.

Right now, I will only sell to french user to be sure there is no bug or no need to return for flash/fpga update.

After that, if all goes right, I may accept int'l order.

Bye !

fluxcore
11-16-2014, 12:47 PM
The FPGA is here to make the game believe it's using the correct C board.

Interesting, so is there a target C board version in particular that is needed?

Westcb
11-16-2014, 02:51 PM
Very cool stuff. I play cps1 games the most would love to have them all on one board.


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Tyranix95
11-16-2014, 03:00 PM
Hello guys
It looks that my little project interest some people here too ;-)



Well, the fpga did not write anything to flash.
Flash are already burned with all necessary files.
The FPGA is here to make the game believe it's using the correct C board.
It means that games programs are not modified in any manner.

Right now, I will only sell to french user to be sure there is no bug or no need to return for flash/fpga update.

After that, if all goes right, I may accept int'l order.

Bye !

Update us when there is news.

Your project is interesting.

aje_fr
11-16-2014, 04:11 PM
Interesting, so is there a target C board version in particular that is needed?

Right now a B21 but it should works with other PPU except that games with multiplication protection will work only with PPU that include this feature.
I will try to work for a workaround.

kuze
11-16-2014, 04:28 PM
Right now a B21 but it should works with other PPU except that games with multiplication protection will work only with PPU that include this feature.
I will try to work for a workaround.

Anyone got a list of games with the B21?

pulstar
11-16-2014, 04:40 PM
This is a list of all the CPS1 games and the B processors used.

http://mamedev.org/source/src/mame/video/cps1.c.html

Looks like:

Daimakakimura (Japanese Resale version)
Three Wonders
King Of Dragons
Captain Commando
Knights of the Round
SF2'CE
Adventure Quiz World
Varth (1 Revision)
SF2'HF
C&D
Warriors of Fate
The Punisher
Saturday Night Slam Masters
Pnickies
Pang 3
Megaman
Ganbare! Marine Kun.

Looks like every game since SF2CE used the B-21. I can see a lot of Pang 3 boards being used for this, with SF2' (both versions) in second place just because they are more common than any other game on that list.

purple
11-16-2014, 06:28 PM
so no support for 89626a-4 dash?

whitey
11-17-2014, 12:02 AM
Right now, I will only sell to french user to be sure there is no bug or no need to return for flash/fpga update.

After that, if all goes right, I may accept int'l order.

Bye !

Hope that once you get the bugs worked out you will sell to us, im sure a lot of people (including me) would love to have this.

Great work!

Lemony Vengeance
11-17-2014, 10:45 AM
looks like I'm going to need to pull my SF2:HF apart. SIGH.

TravistyOJ
11-21-2014, 02:05 PM
If we do organize a group buy, I'm definitely in! Amazing what is happening for CPS1 and CPS2 this year!

aje_fr
11-22-2014, 08:40 AM
Now working with different C board :buttrock:
http://img15.hostingpics.net/pics/732705WP20141121232501Pro.jpg

http://img15.hostingpics.net/pics/322756WP20141121232820Pro.jpg

Westcb
11-22-2014, 02:08 PM
Now I'm really excited!


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Tyranix95
11-22-2014, 02:16 PM
Do the B-11, B-17, and B-18 PPU "C" boards work with the Flash board?


Now working with different C board :buttrock:
http://img15.hostingpics.net/pics/732705WP20141121232501Pro.jpg

http://img15.hostingpics.net/pics/322756WP20141121232820Pro.jpg

c0nn0r
11-23-2014, 08:36 PM
Count me in for one of these!

massimiliano
11-23-2014, 08:55 PM
That's damn sweet....count me in for one.

alec
11-23-2014, 09:41 PM
both great games, I wouldn't pull them apart. i have SF2:T and Final fight.. both great games as well, but I'd be willing to split FF up over SF2:T.

sounds like there's really no cps1 game worth breaking up for some junky bootleg.

kuze
11-23-2014, 10:01 PM
Since we're all declaring interest, I'd also be interested in one of these

TravistyOJ
11-23-2014, 10:17 PM
If it will work with some of the World Warrior PPU's that will be perfect. A metric ton of those out there, and most purists will just want to play CE and HF which require a B-21 PPU

loegan43
11-23-2014, 11:12 PM
I'd definitely be in for one as well.

julencin2000
11-24-2014, 03:14 AM
I don't know what I need to make this work, but I'm really excited with this project because CPS games are my youth. Knights of the round or Warriors of Fate, I love them so much :_)

What about Q-sound?

Westcb
11-24-2014, 07:35 AM
I don't know what I need to make this work, but I'm really excited with this project because CPS games are my youth. Knights of the round or Warriors of Fate, I love them so much :_)

What about Q-sound?


I have never seen a cps1 game with qsound, just cps1.5 and cps2. Both of which have rca jacks.


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julencin2000
11-24-2014, 07:48 AM
I have never seen a cps1 game with qsound, just cps1.5 and cps2. Both of which have rca jacks.


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Yep you're right, just 1.5 or 2 has it. And my beloved Warriors of Fate is a 1.5 board. So maybe this project is not capable of running it?

Glossectomy
05-12-2015, 11:04 PM
I'm absolutely ready to purchase one of these when you're willing to sell outside of France. This project looks straight up amazing!

owlnonymous
11-17-2015, 04:08 PM
I'm in for one as well. Glad to see the creator is willing to accept International Orders once the design is finalized.

Fox1
11-17-2015, 04:47 PM
I'd be in for one as well.

Xian Xi
11-17-2015, 06:04 PM
I didn't read but does it work with a more common C board like the ones from SF2?

kuze
11-17-2015, 06:26 PM
I didn't read but does it work with a more common C board like the ones from SF2?

Iirc he expanded the number of compatible c boards, but I don't recall which.

Lemony Vengeance
11-17-2015, 07:13 PM
Iirc he expanded the number of compatible c boards, but I don't recall which.

it was compatible with HF and CE

Xian Xi
11-17-2015, 10:48 PM
it was compatible with HF and CE

Ugh. If it was compatible with SFWW that would be a lot better. Are those the only two games with that type of C board?

Lemony Vengeance
11-18-2015, 12:57 AM
Ugh. If it was compatible with SFWW that would be a lot better. Are those the only two games with that type of C board?

he's allegedly expanded compatibility, but I don't know what to :S

jugu
11-24-2015, 12:15 AM
This is a very interesting development! Just need to find time to play all these games.

F4U57
11-24-2015, 02:39 AM
Subscribing!

kyosuke75
12-07-2015, 02:16 AM
Any more progress on this project? Sounds interesting but dunno if i'd wanna give up my c board on my SF HF pcb.

Battlesmurf
12-07-2015, 11:10 AM
Nifty project, interested to see if it pans out :)

RAZO
12-07-2015, 01:38 PM
Cool project but bummer that it doesn't do 1.5 games. The Punisher and C&D are such good games.

kuze
12-07-2015, 02:12 PM
Cool project but bummer that it doesn't do 1.5 games. The Punisher and C&D are such good games.

It does play those games, but the ghetto cps1 conversion versions.