rj1307 Posted October 3, 2022 Share Posted October 3, 2022 On 10/1/2022 at 8:15 PM, desiv said: I would be surprised (tho that happens more often than I'd care to admit) if an FPGA emulation is cost effective by itself. Included in something that does other things, like the DragonFly, yeah. But I would imagine FPGA just for that might not be worth it. Now, some googling shows possible availability of the YM2151 (https://www.digipart.com/part/YM2151) but I have no idea if that is accurate, what the pricing would be and what quantities would be needed for reasonable (whatever that is) pricing. There is some one-off availability on the usual places; ebay, aliexpress. But again, not sure how reliable that is. And for a cart for one or two games? Might not be worth it. That said, I still think it might be worth it for a passthru cart. That way, you could sell the cart and use it without YM, or use the passthru cart. And people with a multicart that don't currently have YM would be able to use it as well... Perhaps there would be enough of an audience there to justify some type of bulk purchase of YMs? But that would require the design and production of a passthru cart. I understand the electronic part of that has been done, but still lots of other steps. I'd guess unlikely, although I'd be in for it if it happens. Either way, this game looks/sounds great as is!! Building a pass-through cartridge out of the YM2151 is no problem at all. I used to even publish such a cartridge in a CPLD-free version, but found a bug and withdrew the schematic. If necessary, I will redesign it and make it public again. For those interested, I can also make such cartridges. 17 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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