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  • #52922
    powergames
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    Hi, I jhave just purchased several new SNES Super CIC++ Boards: https://videogameperfection.com/products/snes-super-cic-board/

    I installed the first one (board marked 046) in a 1 CHIP PAL Machine, SNSP-CPU-1CHIP-02 board.
    I strictly followed the official guide: https://github.com/borti4938/SNES_MultiRegion_with_DeJitter_QID/tree/master/installation/SNSP-CPU-1CHIP-01
    Triple checked all connections, everything is exactly as in the guide, including the final CSYNC mod.

    The board works fine apparently, 50-60 Hz switching and so on.
    But SA-1 games are not working (we used a Japanese ” Hoshi no Kirby Super Deluxe”, tested on original Super Famicom and it’s fine), and even some games with harder protection have an inconsintent beahvior. It seems like region patching is not working correctly.

    Automode starts everytime in 60hz. 50hz mode and 60hz mode doesn’t change frequency at all if I put different native cartridge (PAL automode should be 50 Hz).

    I find this info:
    “The SuperCIC will “work” with most games even if a portion of its lines are not wired correctly (i.e. its clock and data lines).
    It will just unlock the console and do the region switching even if it cannot communicate with the cartridge CIC properly.
    Please double-check the wiring for PIC pins 2, 8, 9, 10, and 11.”

    I assume the board is manufactured and operating correctly so I have no control over the PIC on it. Every suggestion is welcome.
    I will mod another console next week, same revision board (I have a bunch of 1chip PAL SNES).

    PICS:
    https://www.power-games.it/images/forum/SNSP-CPU-1CHIP-02_00.jpg
    https://www.power-games.it/images/forum/SNSP-CPU-1CHIP-02_01.jpg
    https://www.power-games.it/images/forum/SNSP-CPU-1CHIP-02_02.jpg

    • This topic was modified 2 months, 2 weeks ago by powergames.
    • This topic was modified 2 months, 2 weeks ago by powergames.
    #52936
    borti4938
    Participant

    The problem you have is related to a SuperCIC which does not properly sync with the CIC-key on the cartridge. By looking at your installation pictures, you also forgot to solder one of the CIC pins at the cartridge slot (pin 24).

    #52942
    powergames
    Participant

    Thank you very much, I will fix pin 24 right now!

    EDIT – It works perfectly! I have updated the pictures, maybe they could be useful for someone!

    • This reply was modified 2 months, 2 weeks ago by powergames.
    #52947
    borti4938
    Participant

    I‘m glad to read that! 😀
    I wish you many beautiful hours with your renewed SNES 🙂

    #52957
    powergames
    Participant

    Thank you borti4938 for your excellent project. We are going to prepare many consoles for our customers, this is probably the definitive Super Nintendo.

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