UD-CPS2: Fully Consolized Capcom Play System 2


#525

Glad you guys are enjoying these as they spread around to various gatherings!

If anyone is wondering what’s going on with these, I am still building them, but very slowly and I feel bad that it’s taking me so long (I am months and dozens of orders behind. I don’t typically take money up front, so I’m glad I’m not sitting on a bunch of people’s money, but I still hate being so behind like this). I’m hoping to be caught up and have some extras built before EVO, but if the first few months of this year are any indicator as to how the rest of the year will go, I’m not so foolish as to make any promises.
-ud


#526

So I guess Dremel vs. Pins are a 10:0 matchup.


#527

Planet RV and Wandfeuer (German guys you sold one) brang it at some gathering in Nancy, France, it had huge succes as expected ^^ They are supposed to bring it again at Stunfest in Rennes, France, for some hotel freeplay lol ! In Lyon, we can’t wait for the one you have on your to-built list for me lol !

See you soon at EVO ! :slight_smile:


#528

Team Schlenkerwili is the savior of EU ST.


#529

Are these still being produced?


#530

i believe so
fatboy. i just got mine in yesterday and it works great.


#531

Yup. Undamned is working on a batch right now. To be sent out to a whole bunch of lucky people prior to Evo. I believe some people are even slated to get them after Evo?


#532

guess im waiting til Brian announces next batch. i just hope he doesnt get burned out.


#533

Now all we need is a CPS2 flashcart.


#534

That’s Darksoft’s next project.


#535

I see a lot about CPS3 but can’t find anything about CPS2.


#536

He announced it on the Neo forums, he won’t go into detail about it until the ST-V carts are done (maybe a few weeks or a month or more). Bookmark the site and check back on it from time to time.


#537

I didn’t get a chance to fully read through it, does he do flash carts for all arcade types?


#538

No, he started with decrypting CPS3 carts, then developed a custom bios for them. No battery was needed afterwards, now carts could be resurrected/converted. Then he moved onto converting Atomiswave games to Naomi. Once he hit a wall with that, he moved onto the ST-V flash cart. When those are done, he said he will finish up with the AW to Naomi conversions and focus on a CPS2 multiboot board, not sure if that means a flash cart/board or what.


#539

Well it’d definitely make one of these a more viable product, not every day you find CPS2 games at the flea market.


#540

Yeah, CPS2 flash cart will be a dream come true. CPS1 would be a godsend as well. Darksoft also has plans for Taito F3 flash carts. I’m also a big F3 fan (F2 would be sweet as well) :smiley:
-ud


#541

I didn’t think sony manufactured those A/V multi out ports for the public. where are you getting those? I certainly hope you’re not sacrificing playstations for them


#542

Well, that was out of left field…

On a weekly basis, game shops and other sellers are dumping stacks (literally) of broken PS1s on ebay. Theoretically, someone could buy them, track down parts to repair them, repair them, track down power/av cords and controllers for them (which they don’t come with in these broken lots) and lose money reselling them (as a value reference, my local retro game shop sells guaranteed working PS1 w/ accessories for $15). I on the other hand repurpose them. There are many things of value in these outside of the AV ports. If you find it your life calling to save the broken Playstations, hop on ebay and start buying. I buy hardly any compared to what is available.
-ud


#543

Undammed is right, there so many broken and busted consoles on the market, that repurposing the parts out of one is not that dire.
There alot of either very hard to fix, very expensive to fix or impossible to fix PS1 consoles out there. The original model PS1 (SCPH-1001 ) with the RCA jacks in the rear are one of the most likely to be non-working.

Broken NES, SNES, Sega Genesis and so on are almost a dime a dozen. I purchased, repaired, restored and sold quite a new NES consoles. I tried my hand at repairing a SCPH-1001 original release model PS1, GOD FUCKING DAMN was that piece of shit hard as well to trouble shoot. Order a whole new CD drive (brand new OEM) and the stupid crap still will not read disks. No wonder a working unit of the first release PS1 sells for so much.

For the PS1 only the Net Yaroze (developers console) PS1 sells for more than the SCPH-1001.


#544

UD-CPS2 Raw/Unedited (Interlaced) S-Video Capture Test: Dazzle (DVC100) & AmarecTV :

This was captured via S-Video on a Dazzle (DVC100). Though AmarecTV can deinterlace video for live view, it only records the raw interlaced video. I didn’t feel like messing w/ re-encoding deinterlaced, so here is the raw interlaced capture.

Many people think the Dazzle is a low end device, but with the proper setup, you can in fact get some solid recordings (including audio, which gives a lot of people trouble).

Also, I was pleased to find that I didn’t need to install the huge video suite that comes with the Dazzle in order to do what I want (record/stream). Simply download the device driver from the official site and then AmarecTV (+ whatever video compressor you want to use. I’m using Lagarith). I think my entire recording and streaming setup (I’m using OBS for streaming) is less than 50MB. If you are interested in AmarecTV or OBS (both of which are Free and excellent), there should be plenty of video tutorials floating around for configuring those.

After being deinterlaced via AmarecTV for streaming in OBS, it looks pretty nice. Not bad for an older capture device that I paid $5 for + some free software.
-ud