CPS3 suicides no more?

Coin-operated games and arcades.
User avatar
MitsurugiW
Posts: 151
Joined: September 19th, 2012, 10:49 pm
Location: New Bern, NC
eBay: mitsurugi-w
Initials: JBW
Contact:

Re: CPS3 suicides no more?

Post by MitsurugiW » August 14th, 2013, 7:25 am

kernow wrote:Ugh god this has turned into a plain old money making exercise.
Wouldn't mind if that were true, actually. lol. So far just a handful of conversion orders. Any money I make doing this will probably all be used on our next projects. Need some new equipment that neither Dark or I have...

User avatar
cools
Armed Police Buttrider
Posts: 12664
Joined: August 17th, 2008, 4:49 pm
Location: Wales, United Kingdom
eBay: hordarian
Initials: CLS

Re: CPS3 suicides no more?

Post by cools » August 14th, 2013, 9:05 am

Shame the BIOS can't be reprogrammed without opening the cart, but no big deal. Also a shame that there's no true resurrection. However all the stuff needed for "rescuing" a dead cart now is public, so if anyone wants to do it cheaply - feel free. :awe:
Image

User avatar
MitsurugiW
Posts: 151
Joined: September 19th, 2012, 10:49 pm
Location: New Bern, NC
eBay: mitsurugi-w
Initials: JBW
Contact:

Re: CPS3 suicides no more?

Post by MitsurugiW » August 14th, 2013, 10:58 am

An overview of how the SuperBios works:


User avatar
MitsurugiW
Posts: 151
Joined: September 19th, 2012, 10:49 pm
Location: New Bern, NC
eBay: mitsurugi-w
Initials: JBW
Contact:

Re: CPS3 suicides no more?

Post by MitsurugiW » August 20th, 2013, 7:40 pm

Video showing a short overview of the standard SH-2 version of the SuperBios:

Last edited by MitsurugiW on August 21st, 2013, 8:23 pm, edited 1 time in total.

User avatar
bringbackyun
Posts: 22
Joined: October 26th, 2012, 7:30 pm
Location: Cambridge, UK
eBay: summersid
Initials: MDS

Re: CPS3 suicides no more?

Post by bringbackyun » August 21st, 2013, 5:45 pm

Hey Mitsu, can't seem to get this video to play. Is it working for anyone else? The custom sh2 video on your channel works fine though.

Interested to see the difference between them.

User avatar
MitsurugiW
Posts: 151
Joined: September 19th, 2012, 10:49 pm
Location: New Bern, NC
eBay: mitsurugi-w
Initials: JBW
Contact:

Re: CPS3 suicides no more?

Post by MitsurugiW » August 21st, 2013, 8:25 pm

bringbackyun wrote:Hey Mitsu, can't seem to get this video to play. Is it working for anyone else? The custom sh2 video on your channel works fine though.

Interested to see the difference between them.

Had to reupload the video. Fixed now. There is basically no difference when you look at it. The menus are exactly the same and it does the same thing. But right now more games are working for the SH-2 version and in my opinion the games feel like they play better also.

User avatar
bringbackyun
Posts: 22
Joined: October 26th, 2012, 7:30 pm
Location: Cambridge, UK
eBay: summersid
Initials: MDS

Re: CPS3 suicides no more?

Post by bringbackyun » August 21st, 2013, 8:26 pm

MitsurugiW wrote:Had to reupload the video. Fixed now. There is basically no difference when you look at it. The menus are exactly the same and it does the same thing. But right now more games are working for the SH-2 version and in my opinion the games feel like they play better also.
Sorry, aren't they both SH-2? Can you clarify which you mean here?

User avatar
MitsurugiW
Posts: 151
Joined: September 19th, 2012, 10:49 pm
Location: New Bern, NC
eBay: mitsurugi-w
Initials: JBW
Contact:

Re: CPS3 suicides no more?

Post by MitsurugiW » August 21st, 2013, 11:03 pm

bringbackyun wrote:
MitsurugiW wrote:Had to reupload the video. Fixed now. There is basically no difference when you look at it. The menus are exactly the same and it does the same thing. But right now more games are working for the SH-2 version and in my opinion the games feel like they play better also.
Sorry, aren't they both SH-2? Can you clarify which you mean here?

Sorry, I usually refer to the standard SH-2 modded carts as an 'SH-2 cart'. Yes, they are both SH-2 chips but Capcom used a proprietary custom version. Swapping the custom version with a standard, well-known variety allows the games to be played in their pure state since the bios can be more easily programmed to be used in conjunction with the standard SH-2.

So to clear things up a bit:

In our internal memos, Darksoft and I refer to the unmodded CPS3 carts as the 'Custom version' and the carts modified with a standard SH-2 as the 'Standard or SH2 version'. Hope that clears it up a bit!

User avatar
MitsurugiW
Posts: 151
Joined: September 19th, 2012, 10:49 pm
Location: New Bern, NC
eBay: mitsurugi-w
Initials: JBW
Contact:

Re: CPS3 suicides no more?

Post by MitsurugiW » August 27th, 2013, 7:18 pm

Awesome write-up by Massimiliano on the Neo forums:

http://www.neo-geo.com/forums/showthrea ... ost3587087"

User avatar
wigsplitta
Savile's alibi
Posts: 1091
Joined: December 11th, 2008, 11:38 am
Location: Fareham / Crawley

Re: CPS3 suicides no more?

Post by wigsplitta » September 9th, 2013, 6:44 pm

Big thanks to all involved in making this possible. I've just got my "dead" Third Strike cart back from Joerg @ arcademodbios and it is working great. I would definitley recommend him to anyone in Europe :awe:
I Got PAID...
ウィッグスプリッター - スーパーガレージゲームセンター。

User avatar
MitsurugiW
Posts: 151
Joined: September 19th, 2012, 10:49 pm
Location: New Bern, NC
eBay: mitsurugi-w
Initials: JBW
Contact:

Re: CPS3 suicides no more?

Post by MitsurugiW » September 9th, 2013, 8:52 pm

wigsplitta wrote:Big thanks to all involved in making this possible. I've just got my "dead" Third Strike cart back from Joerg @ arcademodbios and it is working great. I would definitley recommend him to anyone in Europe :awe:
Yep! Joerg will take care of you if you just want the bios changed. He won't change the SH-2 for you though. I'm glad to help any European members get that done. Got one from France today as a matter of fact. :)

User avatar
Capoz
Posts: 12
Joined: August 24th, 2012, 1:31 pm
Location: ITALY
eBay: Capozhwm

Re: CPS3 suicides no more?

Post by Capoz » September 11th, 2013, 9:57 pm

and I hope one from italy very soon.... :awe:

User avatar
MitsurugiW
Posts: 151
Joined: September 19th, 2012, 10:49 pm
Location: New Bern, NC
eBay: mitsurugi-w
Initials: JBW
Contact:

Re: CPS3 suicides no more?

Post by MitsurugiW » September 12th, 2013, 4:43 am

Capoz wrote:and I hope one from italy very soon.... :awe:
I received it today. I'm doing a bun-in on your cart tonight and then I will return ship it to you tomorrow.

hairynick

Re: CPS3 suicides no more?

Post by hairynick » September 13th, 2013, 1:13 pm

sounds good!

User avatar
j69
Posts: 708
Joined: August 24th, 2008, 7:23 pm
Location: Newcastle, England

Re: CPS3 suicides no more?

Post by j69 » October 6th, 2013, 12:02 pm

So for a layman like myself, how would I go about getting a cps3 set up to play these six games? Would the SF3.3 sets Mo sells on eBay work?

User avatar
MitsurugiW
Posts: 151
Joined: September 19th, 2012, 10:49 pm
Location: New Bern, NC
eBay: mitsurugi-w
Initials: JBW
Contact:

Re: CPS3 suicides no more?

Post by MitsurugiW » October 6th, 2013, 6:42 pm

j69 wrote:So for a layman like myself, how would I go about getting a cps3 set up to play these six games? Would the SF3.3 sets Mo sells on eBay work?
Not sure what sets your talking about. Got a link?

Basically any CPS3 setup with enough SIMMS to play 3S will work. Two 64mb SIMMS and four 128mb SIMMS.

User avatar
trev1976
Posts: 868
Joined: March 30th, 2009, 7:17 pm
Location: Southampton

Re: CPS3 suicides no more?

Post by trev1976 » October 6th, 2013, 7:32 pm

Yeah those 3rd strike kits should be fine ,

Mitsurugiw are you ever thinking of releasing complete darksoft kits complete with your cart labels ?
Check out my "1cc" YouTube Channel
YouTube

User avatar
MitsurugiW
Posts: 151
Joined: September 19th, 2012, 10:49 pm
Location: New Bern, NC
eBay: mitsurugi-w
Initials: JBW
Contact:

Re: CPS3 suicides no more?

Post by MitsurugiW » October 6th, 2013, 9:43 pm

trev1976 wrote:Yeah those 3rd strike kits should be fine ,

Mitsurugiw are you ever thinking of releasing complete darksoft kits complete with your cart labels ?
Like what did you have in mind?

User avatar
trev1976
Posts: 868
Joined: March 30th, 2009, 7:17 pm
Location: Southampton

Re: CPS3 suicides no more?

Post by trev1976 » October 6th, 2013, 11:00 pm

mobo , custom cart & cd ?
Check out my "1cc" YouTube Channel
YouTube

User avatar
MitsurugiW
Posts: 151
Joined: September 19th, 2012, 10:49 pm
Location: New Bern, NC
eBay: mitsurugi-w
Initials: JBW
Contact:

Re: CPS3 suicides no more?

Post by MitsurugiW » October 6th, 2013, 11:19 pm

trev1976 wrote:mobo , custom cart & cd ?
If I ever have any extra motherboards to sell I'm sure I will put together a whole package. But considering how hard it is to find motherboards and SIMMS right now, it probably won't sell very cheaply...unfortunately

Post Reply