Post by Tom Maneiro on Mar 18, 2006 15:11:46 GMT -5
Huh? A SNES does not need to be modded to use SNES mouse (unless if you want to use american pads on a Euro console, you will need to do a small mod on the controller sub-PCB)
For play imported carts, you will need to disable the lockout chip AND do some work to install a 50/60 Hz switch. Look here for details: wwwkenya.freeuk.com/markk/ Disabling the damn lockout chip is easy, just kill one pin (this is very near from some pins, but it's not so hard. But the PAL/NTSC switch needs some soldering skills since you need to solder some wires to the tiny legs of two core SNES chips, a mistake is NOT FUN!
For play original carts, no mod is needed, as long as these are from the same region of your console.
EDIT: If you plan to actually to build your own SNEC, you will need to build an adapter for SNES pads to parallel port. If you're enough smart, you may want to desolder the original SNES pad conenctors and wire them to the parallel port (look for PPJoy for schematics, you will need additional components like resistors and diodes)
EDIT2: You will NOT be able to use original carts on a SNEC, since it lacks the cart slot, and it would be almost impossible to add one and run carts from your favorite emulator. Instead, buy a cart dumper, plug it to your "creature", and dump your carts to ROM files to use on emulators. You may want to adapt the dumper inside the SNEC case, but... it would not fit, 'cause there are not enough space inside the SNES case to house TWO PCBs (the SBC+HD are already tall to fill the entire case space). However, you could design your own dumper or cart slot, but you need to be a electronics genius and soldering/PCB master...