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Nice Nintendo Portable

Nice Nintendo Portable
by on (#23627)
Searching for pictures of PSP i found this page. This guy like to convert all (or at least the machines he likes) to a portable thing.
Maybe a lot of you already know it, but for the case that someones not (like me):

http://www.benheck.com/Games/Nintendo_p ... Micro1.htm
Re: Nice Nintendo Portable
by on (#23630)
Anes wrote:
Searching for pictures of PSP i found this page. This guy like to convert all (or at least the machines he likes) to a portable thing.
Maybe a lot of you already know it, but for the case that someones not (like me):

http://www.benheck.com/Games/Nintendo_p ... Micro1.htm


Too bad that he uses crappy NOAC based famiclones as the core hardware.

by on (#23631)
Yeah, him and some of the forum users make some good stuff (nothing too fancy as far as electronics go usually though). I just started finalizing mine (putty, sanding, paint) http://benheck.com/phpBB/viewtopic.php?t=18422

by on (#23633)
gannon wrote:
Yeah, him and some of the forum users make some good stuff (nothing too fancy as far as electronics go usually though). I just started finalizing mine (putty, sanding, paint) http://benheck.com/phpBB/viewtopic.php?t=18422


i taked a look to your portable project and it looks quite cool. Very good desing. I liked it to much (Talking seriously). :D
Re: Nice Nintendo Portable
by on (#23636)
Jagasian wrote:
Too bad that he uses crappy NOAC based famiclones as the core hardware.

These NES experiments have to be based on a process-shrink, and NOAC is the most viable way to achieve this. So what non-crappy NOAC based famiclones would you recommend?

by on (#23643)
Quote:
These NES experiments have to be based on a process-shrink

I wonder if the Quarter Shrinker would help...

by on (#23646)
NOACs are nice because of their size and power requirements, but with some basic modding you can make a portable using a real NES that's not *too* much bigger than a few carts stacked on top of each other. I'd love to make one with a 5" LCD and the PowerPak :P

by on (#23647)
I'd love to see the NES in a Wii lookalike case. Screw the Virtual Console; bring on the Actual Console :-)

by on (#23651)
tepples wrote:
I'd love to see the NES in a Wii lookalike case. Screw the Virtual Console; bring on the Actual Console :-)


well here's the snes anyway :)
http://kotomiblog.blogspot.com/2007/04/ ... r-nii.html
Re: Nice Nintendo Portable
by on (#23652)
tepples wrote:
Jagasian wrote:
Too bad that he uses crappy NOAC based famiclones as the core hardware.

These NES experiments have to be based on a process-shrink, and NOAC is the most viable way to achieve this. So what non-crappy NOAC based famiclones would you recommend?

Eh, what we really need is someone to engineer a GPLed accurate NOAC. If it was GPLed, I don't think it would take too long for Famiclone makers to adopt that instead.

by on (#23653)
Fairly sure most inaccuracies in the NOACs are due to cost cutting/low manufacturing qualities, not design.

by on (#23654)
Too many NOACs found in famiclones have the pulse phases $40 and $80 swapped. How is this cost cutting? It's just swapping two inputs to a function.

by on (#23655)
I said most, not all :P

by on (#23691)
Yeah, tepples is right - my NOAC-based Neo Fami has that problem. I can't see any good reason for it at all.

by on (#23726)
The design is very very nice.

If I was rich I'd buy it as a collective, despite all the flaws in the hardware.

by on (#23741)
These things all look like shit. Who wants an ugly enormous NES clone with crappy audio reproduction, slowdown, poor controls and reduced compatibility that is too bulky to even fit in your pocket? You can get similar compatibility from an NES emulator running on a machine that actually WILL fit your pocket, like a DS or GBA or PDA, and it'll probably manage better battery life in a lot of cases, too.

The forums are a laugh riot .. I mean look at this crap.
http://img82.imageshack.us/my.php?image ... 0070mg.jpg

Microwave-sized 'portable' gamecubes that can run for a whopping 10 minutes on 4 AAs .. step right up ...

by on (#23747)
IIRC a unit with that config should draw ~2A, you can get >1 hour on a standard subc rechargeable pack (>=12V) or you can go the expensive route and use lipoly cells :P
Anyways, yeah, a lot of the portables turn out atrocious and the electronics aren't that complex, but it when the users actually put the right amount of work into something, it can come out nice, like http://img214.imageshack.us/img214/378/img14gs.jpg :P

Although thinking you're gonna fit a >8bit era portable modded console in your pocket is just silly :P IIRC my PS2p design (before the slim ps2, mine broke before I started modding it much) was about 10"x6"x2", which isn't too bad considering the era. The thing preventing the GC to be made thinner mainly is it's disc drive which is >2" thick IIRC (been awhile since I had one open)

by on (#23751)
Epicenter wrote:
These things all look like shit. Who wants an ugly enormous NES clone with crappy audio reproduction, slowdown, poor controls and reduced compatibility that is too bulky to even fit in your pocket? You can get similar compatibility from an NES emulator running on a machine that actually WILL fit your pocket, like a DS or GBA or PDA

Similar, but there are a lot of mappers that do work with these NOACs but not with PocketNES. Specifically, PocketNES has problems with MMC2/P*ROM (Punch-Out!!), RAMBO-1 (Klax), CPROM (Videomation), etc.

by on (#23758)
The only real obstacle to a GOOD pocket sized clone being made is trying to stick a cart slot on the thing; when an FC cart alone is going to be about the size of a reasonable handheld.. and an NES cart stuck on the thing is going to look ridiculous and it won't be very mechanically stable. If there were a LOT of games put on a multi-game ROM and wired up internally it'd work a lot better. But that isn't the route nearly anyone takes on the benheck forums which is pretty ridiculous-- they're enormous cumbersome devices that you haphazardly stick an NES cart on top of that end up making the Nomad look tiny and pocket-sized in comparison.

by on (#23759)
But in that case, you may as well just get a PSP with a NES emulator and ROMs. The point of these is not practicality, slimline design, it's to be able to use your cartridges on the road.

by on (#23760)
Well, even if they did add them, odds are we'd remove the post since rom/modchip/etc talk on the forums is for the most part not allowed :P

by on (#23764)
gannon wrote:
rom/modchip/etc talk on the forums is for the most part not allowed :P

No ROM talk, but we had that topic about the CIClone modchip.

by on (#23767)
Well, I meant the benheck.com forums, but sure, applies here to a point too :P