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Message started by shrimp on 27. Aug 2006 at 21:15

Title: Anyone have one of these?
Post by shrimp on 27. Aug 2006 at 21:15
http://images.tradera.com/213/36399213_1.jpg

The title is referring to the copier in the picture. I just bought this but it has not arrived yet.
Any problems with this kind of copier?
Anything I should be aware of?
Is it a good copier?

Title: Re: Anyone have one of these?
Post by Martin on 27. Aug 2006 at 22:14
The copier is useless.... but the box for it, omfg, über rarity :-)

Title: Re: Anyone have one of these?
Post by FamicomJL on 29. Aug 2006 at 23:35
Never seen it, looks kind of stupid...

Title: Re: Anyone have one of these?
Post by sheik482 on 02. Sep 2006 at 16:41
I think the copier provides more memory so you can play disk backups of carts that were to big to fit on disks in the first place.

Title: Re: Anyone have one of these?
Post by Martin on 02. Sep 2006 at 23:19
Would be a bitch to load a Maxi15 using disks that only hold 64k :-)

Title: Re: Anyone have one of these?
Post by sheik482 on 03. Sep 2006 at 00:07
Heh, I few years ago I won a auction that had close to 100 copied disks.  unfortunatly most of them needed the extra memory to play.  I think the largest game was 5 or 6 disks.

Title: Re: Anyone have one of these?
Post by JC on 03. Sep 2006 at 05:10
Hey, shrimp. Does the copier have a HVC code on it?

Title: Re: Anyone have one of these?
Post by shrimp on 04. Sep 2006 at 00:28
It hasn't arrived yet.. Hopefully tomorrow..

Title: Re: Anyone have one of these?
Post by shrimp on 06. Sep 2006 at 13:15
The name of the copier is "Turbo Game Doctor 6M". Haven't tried it yet, might get to do that tomorrow.
One thing, the FDS has a little sticker on it that says "Modded" in handwriting. I don't know what this could mean. What are the possible modifications you can do to a FDS?

Title: Re: Anyone have one of these?
Post by FamicomJL on 07. Sep 2006 at 04:09
You recieved the item? Would you take close up pictures and/or write a small paragraph on it. We will give you credit, of course. It's just that I've never seen that before!

Title: Re: Anyone have one of these?
Post by shrimp on 07. Sep 2006 at 13:50
I will do that, but as for now I don't have a working AC-adaptor for the FDS so I haven't been able to try it out. What are the specifikations for it? Maybe I'll be able to run downtown tomorrow and buy me one..


EDIT: I read an article on a danish website about the "Turbo Game Doctor 6M" just now. I can translate it for you later on.
LINK (in danish)

Title: Re: Anyone have one of these?
Post by jajaja on 08. Sep 2006 at 20:40
I'm not danish, but i i know the language fairly good (atleast when its written) so i translate :)

"In its time, Turbo Game Doctor 6+ was produced by Venus Corp. The unit itself (hardware) was produced in 1989, you can see this on the BIOS that is marked 1989. The machine was in avalible in stores in the early 90's and was sold for $180.

Turbo Game Doctor 6+ is kinda a special backup unit, since its not able to make backups of original games. The reason is because of the well known mapper problem that have haunted NES and Famicom programmers for soon 2 decades. The mapper problem is the reason why there havnt been any backup unit for NES or Famicom that both could dump and play the copied games.

Turbo Game Doctor 6+ is only capable to run games that are hacked for this occasion. The hacked games are very hard to find so its very limited to how many that can enjoy this unit."


Something like that ;)

Title: Re: Anyone have one of these?
Post by shrimp on 09. Sep 2006 at 14:36
Thank you... Saved me some time ;)

EDIT: Spoken danish can be a real bitch to understand.

Title: Re: Anyone have one of these?
Post by jajaja on 09. Sep 2006 at 14:58
No problem :) Hehe true that, spoken danish is much harder to understand.

I wonder why they didnt make a pure MMC3 dumper or something. Shouldnt this work fine, a dumper that can only dump and play MMC3 games?

Title: Re: Anyone have one of these?
Post by Martin on 10. Sep 2006 at 21:50
Then try talking to a swede from skåne! now that's a shitty dialect they've got :-)

*potato* *mumble* *potato* :-)

Men ellers en fin oversættelse jajaja ;-)
Men annars en bra översättning (I can also almost write in swedish? hehe)

Title: Re: Anyone have one of these?
Post by jajaja on 11. Sep 2006 at 00:16
Haha indeed, its not easy to understand skånska.

Tak ;) Jeg er fra Norge så jeg forstår nog dansk letere enn svensker :)

Title: Re: Anyone have one of these?
Post by shrimp on 12. Oct 2006 at 15:58
Pictures of the box:

http://img179.imageshack.us/img179/5051/tgd6boxtopnk5.th.jpg http://img165.imageshack.us/img165/46/tgd6boxfrontey4.th.jpg http://img178.imageshack.us/img178/1846/tgd6boxsidedw0.th.jpg

Title: Re: Anyone have one of these?
Post by chimyfolkbutter on 15. Oct 2006 at 05:14
Yea, I have one of these.  This copier (really player becasue it doesn't copy)  requires special disks.  Owners of these would buy special pirate disks from a game shop.  These disks have a different format then the regular fds.  Most of the time, FDS collectors buy pirate disks from Ebay thinking, they are regular FDS disks. Then they try and play them on a regular FDS.  It doesn't work.  

I came across one these units in a bulk purchase.  My Venus unit came with 100 Disks.  Be careful powering the Venus.  You can blow the unit away with the wrong polarity.  

Does your unit work?

-CFB

Title: Re: Anyone have one of these?
Post by shrimp on 17. Oct 2006 at 20:37

chimyfolkbutter wrote on 15. Oct 2006 at 05:14:
Does your unit work?


I dunno.. Sort of, I think.. I've had many problems with the FDS I got it with. When I finally got the FDS to work, and started trying out the TGD6, a cable from the "3206-write-protection-disabling-mod" went loose due to bad soldering, and I've been too lazy to solder it back in place. I'm about to loose my patience on the damn FDS-unit. Anyway, I got to try the TGD a few times, and all I got was a black screen AFTER the FDS-copyright screen, in other words where the game's title screen should've been. I've tried with different disks. Some original Nintendo disks, some bootlegged ones that worked without the use of the TGD, and some bootlegs that has not worked either with or without the TGD plugged in. I guess the TGD wouldn't go that far if it was blown away by previous owners. You have any clues on what might be wrong with it?

Title: Re: Anyone have one of these?
Post by chimyfolkbutter on 20. Oct 2006 at 02:02
Difficult to say because of the stability of the FDS.  Usually, if you get a black screen after the title screen, it means that the disk may have not been read properly.  In the past, I have found that many problems were dur to the FDS rather than the TGD.  The TGD requires the use of proprietary disk formats specific to TGD. I am not surprised that a regular FDS doesn't work on the TGD.  It shouldn't.  

Again, if the FDS is working properly without the TGD then you can eliminate the FDS as a source of the problem.  In order to properly test the TGD, then you need to to load a TGD specific disk into the TGD unit.  If that doesn't work, then it could be one of 2 things:  The disk itself or the TGD.

It sounds like you don't have baseline for testing.  In other words, a Good TGD disk and a Good TGD.  

I hope this helps.

-CFB

Title: Re: Anyone have one of these?
Post by Martin on 11. May 2010 at 21:06
This Topic was moved here from Famicom Disk System by Martin.

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