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 Saturday, July 23, 2011 - 12:03:30 AM 
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Thought I'd post some pics of my nes famicom adapter collection I've been working on.


    



     



I figures the variant collectors out there might find these interesting.   It's been about 2 years since I've found a new variant.    I am missing stack up but it hasn't been high on my list since all stack up's have the convert. 

If anyone has seen or owns something I dont have and would like to share let me know.  I'm interested in buying anything I do not have and will pay top dollar for them.

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Edited: 08/15/2011 at 03:48 PM by willis82

 Saturday, July 23, 2011 - 01:13:29 AM 
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Sweet. That pinball has 2 program chips on it right? Nice adapters! Nice weird collection.
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 Saturday, July 23, 2011 - 01:15:37 AM 
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I've wanted to know which exist for awhile. Didn't realize there were so many with the black blobs.
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 Saturday, July 23, 2011 - 11:22:34 AM 
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Originally posted by: 3GenGames

Sweet. That pinball has 2 program chips on it right? Nice adapters! Nice weird collection.


yeah the chipped pinball is my favorite.  I've only seen two in the 6 years I've been looking for these things and one was on a webpage about how to harvest the converters.  The purpose of this collection is to get a definitive list of what actually is out there that contained a converter.   I know there have been some lists made of carts that are supposed to have converters in them but I've never seen a collection of them as proof of what exists.  I'm hoping someone here owns a different variant I might be able to buy off them to add to the collection.  I suspect a glop version of wrecking crew and a chipped version of wild gunman exists, just none have popped up that I've seen.  plus so many of these are destroyed for their converters it would be good to know what was actually released by nintendo

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 Saturday, July 23, 2011 - 02:12:09 PM 
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Pretty neat, I'm always looking... but haven't found much. Thanks for the pics.
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 Saturday, July 23, 2011 - 02:48:15 PM 

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nice collection! good luck finding the ones you're looking for.
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 Saturday, July 23, 2011 - 03:00:20 PM 
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dig through threads here on NA, there are several more that are out there.
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 Saturday, July 23, 2011 - 03:03:47 PM 
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Nice collection, I have just two right now!
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 Saturday, July 23, 2011 - 03:46:44 PM 
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Originally posted by: ulasamosa

dig through threads here on NA, there are several more that are out there.


yeah I've "heard" of a few others but have yet to see them.  the only other one that I've heard of that I know for certain existed was the MTPO one, but finding one of those will probably be one in a million.......

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 Thursday, July 28, 2011 - 07:10:35 PM 
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I'm going to put a bounty on these type of carts. If anyone finds a variant I dont have I'll buy them for $40, well over the price these normally fetch.
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 Thursday, July 28, 2011 - 07:13:20 PM 
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Sweet stuff!
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 Thursday, July 28, 2011 - 07:35:11 PM 
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ive honestly never opened my black box games. Maybe I will later tonite.
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 Thursday, July 28, 2011 - 07:38:52 PM 
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Hey Brandon I too am looking for these. I hit about a dozen or so video game stores yesterday with no luck looking. I currently have five of them
-3 Gyromites -1 Hogan's Alley -1 Duck Hunt.
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 Thursday, July 28, 2011 - 07:51:28 PM 
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Originally posted by: ulasamosa

ive honestly never opened my black box games. Maybe I will later tonite.


you generally don't need to open the cart. The pins on the converters have a point set to one side, whereas normal games have a point in the middle of the pin. A pin in the middle is a pretty sure fire way to eliminate candidates. If you have some with offset points then it's worth your time to open them. Also note that the offset points were adopted for later pcb's that are not converters but that's generally into rev-a territory.
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 Thursday, July 28, 2011 - 08:11:38 PM 

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Thanks for the tip Lincoln, I'll keep that in mind.
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 Thursday, July 28, 2011 - 08:17:27 PM 
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Originally posted by: Lincoln

Originally posted by: ulasamosa

ive honestly never opened my black box games. Maybe I will later tonite.


you generally don't need to open the cart. The pins on the converters have a point set to one side, whereas normal games have a point in the middle of the pin. A pin in the middle is a pretty sure fire way to eliminate candidates. If you have some with offset points then it's worth your time to open them. Also note that the offset points were adopted for later pcb's that are not converters but that's generally into rev-a territory.




and some of the early battery backup pcb games had a point set to one side as well and can throw you off.  Metroid comes to mind as one.

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 Thursday, July 28, 2011 - 09:56:18 PM 
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very cool, thanks for sharing!
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I have SMB, Donkey Kong, Donkey Kong Jr, Donkey Kong 3,and Popeye

I no there is a mario bros arcade out there some where because i have seen it

I believe that every black box game may have come with an adapter because nintendo had an abundance of famicom games they needed to get rid of just my 2 cents the famicom didnt take off as fast as the nes did

 Thursday, July 28, 2011 - 11:49:31 PM 
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i had a pinball one but i made it into an adapter to play my fami games
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 Thursday, July 28, 2011 - 11:58:01 PM 
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Originally posted by: qtoyoda

i had a pinball one but i made it into an adapter to play my fami games



yeah that's what most people do with them, I've even been guilty of it.  I'd just like to have 1 of each variant I can find.

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 Friday, July 29, 2011 - 12:02:24 AM 
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Originally posted by: Jordiway73

I have SMB, Donkey Kong, Donkey Kong Jr, Donkey Kong 3,and Popeye

I no there is a mario bros arcade out there some where because i have seen it

I believe that every black box game may have come with an adapter because nintendo had an abundance of famicom games they needed to get rid of just my 2 cents the famicom didnt take off as fast as the nes did

My converter list doesn't have SMB, DK, Dk3 and Popeye so Id be interested if you could get some pics of those up on here. Many Thanks
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 Friday, July 29, 2011 - 03:31:15 PM 
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Originally posted by: ThatNintendoGuy

Originally posted by: Jordiway73

I have SMB, Donkey Kong, Donkey Kong Jr, Donkey Kong 3,and Popeye

I no there is a mario bros arcade out there some where because i have seen it

I believe that every black box game may have come with an adapter because nintendo had an abundance of famicom games they needed to get rid of just my 2 cents the famicom didnt take off as fast as the nes did

My converter list doesn't have SMB, DK, Dk3 and Popeye so Id be interested if you could get some pics of those up on here. Many Thanks




yeah same here on wanting to see them.  I'd like to think they exist but have a hard time believing they do until I see them.......

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 Friday, July 29, 2011 - 08:12:17 PM 
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Im deep into my 5 screw collection and I dont have a single Converter cart. Kinda depressing...

 Friday, July 29, 2011 - 08:41:34 PM 
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would make a great e-zine article

 Friday, July 29, 2011 - 09:28:04 PM 
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If you have a scale, save yourself the eye-strain. Regular black box ones are 3.5 oz, while the adapter ones are about an ounce heavier.
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