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PostSubject: nes clone consoles    Fri Apr 27, 2012 11:18 pm

for my portable nintendo i did quite a lot of research because there was no way i was getting rid of my childhood favorite Evil or Very Mad so i decided to keep more regular nintendo and look into clone hardware. i found quite a few different clone consoles out there but im only going to share with you my experiences and my favorite clone consoles for the original Nintendo Entertainment System. NOTE: im not posting anything like the retro duo or retron 3. yes i know they have nes but im doing strictly nes only.

first up we have the Retron1

its the one i decided to use for my nes portable because i found it the least glitchy and it plays most of the original games (all clones have issues with certain carts because of some odd reason or another. ask anyone else but my why)
second i liked but couldnt quite keep my heart with is the Yobo FC

i loved the gameplay for some titles but then it went off and died after about a week. i bought 3 consoles total and every single time at about a week it would burn out. very cheap to buy. but i think it costs less to make Neutral

and last but not least... nes on a chip cartridge mod

i got one just for the fun of it but i would never use it as a portable. its really really neat but it seriously doesnt play half of the nintendo games. there also really hard to find and you have to search forever to find someone who sells them.

there you have it.

straight nes console clones
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PostSubject: Re: nes clone consoles    Sat Apr 28, 2012 8:36 am

I thought all the cheap clones above used the same noac hardware. Oh well. Anyway thanks for posting. And your "childhood favourite" your childhood isn't even over yet laughing
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PostSubject: Re: nes clone consoles    Sat Apr 28, 2012 10:39 am

it actually pretty much is. i cant explain it but pretty much all thats left of my child hood is sports.
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PostSubject: Re: nes clone consoles    Sun Apr 29, 2012 12:30 am

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it actually pretty much is. i cant explain it but pretty much all thats left of my child hood is sports.

wait until you hit my age. Then you'll say it's over cry ....ahh who am I kidding mine was over long ago. But adulthood is so fun...
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PostSubject: Re: nes clone consoles    Sun Apr 29, 2012 10:11 am

im sensing immense amounts of sarcasm in that Wink
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PostSubject: Re: nes clone consoles    Sun Apr 29, 2012 10:18 am

Modding-Halfling wrote:
im sensing immense amounts of sarcasm in that Wink

eh? which part?
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PostSubject: Re: nes clone consoles    Sun Apr 29, 2012 10:20 am

Drakon wrote:
Modding-Halfling wrote:
it actually pretty much is. i cant explain it but pretty much all thats left of my child hood is sports.
But adulthood is so fun...
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PostSubject: Re: nes clone consoles    Sun Apr 29, 2012 10:34 am

I was serious adulthood IS fun. I don't know about you but my mom is OCD so once I got to move out it felt like a breath of fresh air.
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PostSubject: Re: nes clone consoles    Mon Apr 30, 2012 9:07 am

my mom is a dispatcher for the police and HOLY CRAP its like theres a new rule of the house (or as my mom calls it laws of the mom force...oh my god...) every five minutes! on top of school sports and my mom its surprising i get any modding in!
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PostSubject: Re: nes clone consoles    Mon Apr 30, 2012 11:46 am

Modding-Halfling wrote:
my mom is a dispatcher for the police and HOLY CRAP its like theres a new rule of the house (or as my mom calls it laws of the mom force...oh my god...) every five minutes! on top of school sports and my mom its surprising i get any modding in!

Well I was a bit of a renegade kid. I didn't smoke or drink or do drugs or get into trouble but my mom didn't support my doing my hobbies so I just ignored her and did them anyway. By the time I was 15 I was spending weeks and even months living at friends houses just to be able to get away and do my own thing. My mom would freak out telling me to come home. And when I was at home I learned to live in my room and barely come out since this was the only way I'd be allowed to be myself and do the stuff I enjoyed doing. I'd constantly get complaints about me never spending time with the family but they would constantly tell me that all the things I enjoyed doing were a great waste of time just becuase I couldn't use them to get a job later in life. I was always the black sheep of the family just because I considered my personal persuits above getting a good career. Still taking my path has proven to be difficult as I've never had any real amount of money and it's difficult for me to find secure jobs that won't disappear eventually.

Also my mom kind of forced me to move out but let my sisters continue living at home just because they did all the schooling and things that my mom wanted them to do.
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PostSubject: Re: nes clone consoles    Mon Apr 30, 2012 7:24 pm

Well that's what I do. I keep away from my family because in my opinion they're all hillbillies. Growing up I've found that I get less attention by being secluded all the time. I like what I do because I got all of my fun from games as Aaron young child.
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PostSubject: Re: nes clone consoles    Mon Apr 30, 2012 8:15 pm

Well my one sister later in life learned to appreciate and play a LOT of great classic snes rpgs. The disappointing thing is that she played them with no sound.. My parents were always obsessed with me having success in life so to them video games were just something keeping me away from making lots of money.
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PostSubject: Re: nes clone consoles    Mon Apr 30, 2012 11:33 pm

well im not worried about money. farming is good money making. but my modding is more important to me because its literally all i ever have to look forward to.
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PostSubject: Re: nes clone consoles    Tue May 01, 2012 9:27 am

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well im not worried about money. farming is good money making. but my modding is more important to me because its literally all i ever have to look forward to.

Yeah well that's what I mean. Choosing between spending your life making money but not having fun or doing what you do enjoy but not making a lot of money. It's a tough decision sometimes.
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PostSubject: Re: nes clone consoles    Tue May 01, 2012 9:23 pm

Yea... I'll see when I Get there
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PostSubject: Re: nes clone consoles    Sun Dec 14, 2014 1:21 am

Awhile back I confirmed that at least one model of the Yobo FC was internally identical to at least one model of the Retron 1.

The reason the Retron 1 / Yobo FC dies so easily is that it has a cheap voltage regulator with no heat sink. The wires connecting the PCBs are also not soldered well. However, mine died because the voltage regulator burned up. The AC adapter also doesn't have enough amps.

My Retron 1 has the following:
* New voltage regulator
* Chip added to support Castlevania 3 (may also support a few other games)
* Resistor to correct sound
* Modification to support Famicom expansion sound
* New LED
* RF shielding
* Re-soldered several connections

I'm pretty happy with it.

To correct the color I just have to change the tint on the TV by a quarter.

It is cheap, but with a little work it is a nice alternative to the original hardware.
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PostSubject: Re: nes clone consoles    Sun Dec 14, 2014 1:50 am

Electric Zombie wrote:
Awhile back I confirmed that at least one model of the Yobo FC was internally identical to at least one model of the Retron 1.

The reason the Retron 1 / Yobo FC dies so easily is that it has a cheap voltage regulator with no heat sink. The wires connecting the PCBs are also not soldered well. However, mine died because the voltage regulator burned up. The AC adapter also doesn't have enough amps.

My Retron 1 has the following:
* New voltage regulator
* Chip added to support Castlevania 3 (may also support a few other games)
* Resistor to correct sound
* Modification to support Famicom expansion sound
* New LED
* RF shielding
* Re-soldered several connections

I'm pretty happy with it.

To correct the color I just have to change the tint on the TV by a quarter.

It is cheap, but with a little work it is a nice alternative to the original hardware.

That's good info. You would probably get along with my buddy ace he's really into clone hardware.
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PostSubject: Re: nes clone consoles    Sun Dec 14, 2014 3:59 am

Drakon wrote:
That's good info.  You would probably get along with my buddy ace he's really into clone hardware.

LOL. He's the one who showed me how to do all that!
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PostSubject: Re: nes clone consoles    Sun Dec 14, 2014 10:57 am

Electric Zombie wrote:
Drakon wrote:
That's good info.  You would probably get along with my buddy ace he's really into clone hardware.

LOL. He's the one who showed me how to do all that!

Well there you go. Whenever I ask him what's going on most of the time his answer has something to do with clone consoles.
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