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by Artcfox
Sun Mar 19, 2023 1:24 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: DIY Uzebox / SNES arcade joystick
Replies: 28
Views: 334

Re: DIY Uzebox / SNES arcade joystick

danboid wrote: Sun Mar 19, 2023 12:11 pm I got my Uzebox joystick built yesterday and its fantastic! I have updated the first post with pics and the details.
Very cool! It looks huge compared to the Uzebox itself. Wow!

What are the hexagonal holes above the buttons?
by Artcfox
Sat Mar 18, 2023 10:31 pm
Forum: Games & Demos
Topic: MegaBomber
Replies: 47
Views: 482

Re: MegaBomber

This sounds great! I think you will beat me to the HSYNC SD code, which I don't mind. I think this will bring a lot of games that were otherwise impossible into the realm of possibility.

I love hearing your stream of consciousness ideas. I wish I had more time to just focus on learning AVR ASM.
by Artcfox
Sat Mar 18, 2023 3:57 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Sitewide updates
Replies: 2
Views: 54

Re: Sitewide updates

Wow, that is a lot. Awesome that it is up to date now!
by Artcfox
Fri Mar 17, 2023 3:04 am
Forum: Tools, Documentation & Tutorials
Topic: Uzebox TODO list
Replies: 18
Views: 155

Re: Uzebox TODO list

Is there a free pin on the extension header that could be used for the extra wire in an official multi-tap?
by Artcfox
Wed Mar 15, 2023 12:53 pm
Forum: Uzebox Derivatives & open source consoles
Topic: FunKey S- the world's smallest foldable retro-gaming console
Replies: 1
Views: 27

Re: FunKey S- the world's smallest foldable retro-gaming console

It will be SMD of course so you won't be able to build one at home unfortunately unlike the Uzebox portable. It's actually faster to build SMD at home, since you can solder all of the components at the same time, and you don't need to use a soldering iron. I much prefer SMD over through hole compon...
by Artcfox
Tue Mar 14, 2023 10:30 pm
Forum: Programming & Software
Topic: SD Card Defrag
Replies: 13
Views: 89

Re: SD Card Defrag

I don't know that cameras know how to format it optimally either. I think that tool might be the only optimal way, unless to be certified, the people making the camera have to agree to implement formatting according to their spec (under NDA).
by Artcfox
Tue Mar 14, 2023 2:07 pm
Forum: Programming & Software
Topic: SD Card Defrag
Replies: 13
Views: 89

Re: SD Card Defrag

The king of the feature request returns: https://github.com/dosfstools/dosfstools/issues/193 Nice! I wonder if it would be possible to collect data on a bunch of cards and get some insights, or just always align to the largest alignment we see on a reputable (non-counterfeit) OEM (SanDisk or Samsun...
by Artcfox
Sun Mar 12, 2023 8:52 pm
Forum: Programming & Software
Topic: SD Card Defrag
Replies: 13
Views: 89

Re: SD Card Defrag

I'd never heard about this official sd card formatting tool until you mentioned it recently artcfox. Its annoying there is no Linux version of it and if it makes as big a difference as you state then you have to wonder why MS and Apple haven't licensed and integrated it into Windows and macOS. I've...
by Artcfox
Sun Mar 12, 2023 4:15 pm
Forum: Programming & Software
Topic: SD Card Defrag
Replies: 13
Views: 89

Re: SD Card Defrag

In order to get the max read speeds, you need to have the starting sector of the FAT partition aligned with the internal hardware implementation. The methods for determining that are proprietary and protected with a license (probably to ensure there is one and only one implementation that gets updat...
by Artcfox
Sat Mar 11, 2023 12:32 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Uzebox SMD soldering
Replies: 23
Views: 164

Re: Uzebox SMD soldering

Awesome!

Just a word of caution, the fuse bits tell the AVR which clock source to use, so unless you have a breadboard and circuitry to support that clock source, it might be better to wait until you have it installed with it's clock source before you flash the fuses.