Hi! First time on this amazing list.
As a newbie in NES stuff, I have some question and maybe some info. Hope you can help me! :-)
1 - I'd love to see Castlevania 2 in my true NES clone (some kind of dual system, that supports 60/72 pin), and I'd like to know what I need to send the ROM to EPROMS and make a "homebrew" cartridge. Since I have some electronic knowledge and material, I think is possible. The EPROM programmers aren't a problem, since I have some projects of this device (some links on the end of the message). What I want to know is all those mappers, CHR PRG etc.... I've seen many people want to put Final Fantasy and they discovered is very dificult. But maybe Castlevania 2 will be more simple (I hope :-) ). Last, how do I split the ROM in CHR, PRG, etc...? I've read about a program that do it, but nesticle have a similar function (I think).
2 - I'd like to see the schematics of the Arkanoid controler, since I'm an Arkanoid freak and I think is impossible to play Arkanoid in common NES joypads. Does someone have this shcematics? I've seen a schematic of an Atari Indy 500 home made controller and I think is possible to make this device to Arkanoid too. Take a look at http://es.geocities.com/gamemasterquilpue/indy500hack_e.htm
3 - I have an Arkanoid pirate cart and discovered it uses 2 common EPROMS (27c256 and 27128). I've made an schematic of it, and if anyone has interst in it, I can make some kind of scan of it. Maybe this helps. Please, contact me if you're intersted.
Any reply would be apreciated. Thanks and Cheers!
http://batronix.com/electronic/circuits/eeprommer.shtml ( E(E)PROM programmer ) but the soft is demo.
http://home.quicknet.com.au/andrewm/eprom1/ (good project)
http://www.willem.org/nprome.htm (don't know very much; take a look on it)