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AmiNeo
15th March 2012, 23:50
Hey guys. They are now here!



I'm going to pick up some jiffy's over the week but I'm in Uni tomorrow and Wednesday, I also have a lot of coursework due, so will need to ask everyone to be patient a little longer. I wasn't expecting them to turn up so soon! I'm a little overrun with deadlines etc. I will be able to start sending these out before the weekend is here however :thumbsup:

Between then and now I'd like to collect postages so will start collecting postages from now onward. I'll need to make a spreadsheet up to track the people that have paid though.

For those in the UK, postage will be 1.90 for standard first class postage. This includes posting with insurance up to 46, plus the cost of a padded envelope. (extra insurance can be added at cost but I will need to check on prices individually based on the total value of your items if you want it).

I have asked non-UK buyers to PM me to arrange their shipping seperately as the cost will vary based on location and will likely require more packaging and thus the item will need weighing before I can get a proper quote.

If anyone no longer has my paypal address, please PM me for it again. Once I have the payments and the Jiffy's are here, I'll start sending them out :thumbsup:

Also, once you have paid the postage, please PM me with your Amibay name, real name, what you ordered and if you could add your address again in the PM with these details that would be great. I do have everyones addresses but not matched to your Amibay names. There's a lot of orders here, and I'd like to be sure everyone is getting what they ordered before I start posting! :lol:

PS. I have thanked Krikzz on our behalf for the speedy service and his time and patience with out order.


THANKS GUYS!


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ORIGINAL FIRST POST:

This thread is for people who are after an Everdrive MD.

I'm after one myself and given the success of the last group buy organised by our very own Zetr0, I thought I would try to get another one organised. It also gives me great pleasure to be entrusted to take responsibility for organising this one myself :thumbsup:

About the EverDrive MD

Runs SMS games on Genesis/Mega Drive
FRAM for game saves (no battery required)
Mega Key function
Save RAM data can be stored and loaded from the SD card
Saves work with Genesis/Mega Drive and Master System games
SD, SDHC, MMC cards supported
FAT16/FAT32 support - Unlimited partition size

This also allows Sega/Genesis 32x ROM's to be used inconjunction with a Sega (Genesis) 32x

http://shop.retrogate.com/images/everdrive-md-top%281%29.jpg



Register interest below and once we have enough people who are definitely wanting one (minimum of 10) we'll go ahead.

In the mean time I will be contacting peeps and handling the general communique to try to get us the best deals! :thumbsup:

The EverDrive MD costs $78.00 (plus shipping) (thats 49.61 or 59.56 Euros) Super Everdrive costs 55.34 or 66.43 Euros singularly, with a group order of 10 or more we can make some good savings...

Assuming we can hit target of atleast 10 of each, we have an estimate of

SNES (Super Everdrive - No DSP) - 41.40 or 50.00 EUR

MD (MegaKey equipped) - 38.20 or 46.00 EUR

GG - 38.20 or 46.00 EUR

N64 (ED64V2) - 51.00 or 61.40 EUR

N64 (ED64V2 + CIC) - 57.30 or 69.00 EUR


*The above prices will not include a small shipping charge which will need to be arranged once these are in the country and I have everyones orders here. This shouldn't be more than about 1 for first class though to UK!

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FINAL DATE FOR REGISTERING INTEREST IS 22/3/12

ALL PAYMENTS TO BE RECEIVED BY 29/3/12

Confirmed Interested Members

MD

(1 Unit) AmiNeo
(1 Unit) Peter
(1 Unit) Snoozy
(1 Unit) Laudrup
(1 Unit) roberthazelby
(1 Unit) DonAmiga
(1 Unit) Gouldin
(1 Unit) Beaps
(1 Unit) darkxavier
(1 Unit) wmsteele
(1 Unit) clueless
(2 Units) Yod@
(1 Unit) scrappysphinx
(1 Unit) tokyoracer
(1 Unit) gazcbm
(1 Unit) subcon959
(1 Unit) mko
(1 Unit) consolepassion
(1 Unit) cmonkey
(1 Unit) Dbloke
(1 Unit) diskers
(1 Unit) r0jaws
(1 Unit) Tube
(1 Unit) SirClive
(1 Unit) Red Impact


GG

(1 Unit) r0jaws
(1 Unit) gazcbm


SNES

(1 Unit) Amineo
(1 Unit) Red Impact
(1 Unit) Peter
(1 Unit) Snoozy
(1 Unit) DonAmiga
(1Unit) fatbob_gb
(1 Unit) klargon
(1 Unit) mko
(1 Unit) consolepassion
(1 Unit) Random
(1 Unit) r0jaws
(1 Unit) SirClive
(1 Unit) Harrison




EverDrive 64 (v2)


Everdrive 64 (v2) + CIC

(1 Unit) alexh
(1 Unit) slk486
(1 Unit) fitzsteve
(1 Unit) klargon
(1 Unit) moora
(1 Unit) DonAmiga
(1 Unit) fatbob_gb
(1 Unit) gazcbm
(1 Unit) subcon959
(1 Unit) consolepassion
(1 Unit) Random
(1 Unit + USB) cmonkey
(1Unit) Dbloke
(1 Unit) Harrison



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FINAL UNIT PRICES



MD (MegaKey equipped) - $61.59 USD

GG - $61.59 USD

SNES (Super Everdrive - No DSP) - $66.89 USD

N64 (ED64V2) - $81.88 USD

N64 (ED64V2 + CIC) - $91.88 USD


*Prices do not include shipping which will be arranged once the Everdrives are in the UK.

Shipping will be the price of raw postage + a posting container such as a bubble envelope or small box.


Thanks once again guys for participating and helping to get low prices for everyone! :thumbsup:



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People I have received payment from...

AmiNeo
Peter
Snoozy
laudrup
roberthazelby
DonAmiga
Gouldin
Beaps
darkxavier
wmsteele
fatbob_gb
klargon
alexh
slk486
fitzsteve
moora
Red Impact
Clueless
r0jaws
Yod@
Scrappysphynx
tokyoracer
gazcbm
subcon959
mko
consolepassion
Random
cmonkey + USB
Dbloke
diskers
Tube
Harrison

Peter
15th March 2012, 23:58
Interested in 1

Many Thanks for taking on the project AmiNeo :thumbsup:

AmiNeo
16th March 2012, 00:17
:lol: No problem, just doing my bit for the members of my favourite forum :thumbsup:

subzero
16th March 2012, 00:28
*cough* me me me!

Akira
16th March 2012, 00:38
What is the price for this?

Snoozy
16th March 2012, 00:41
Amineo don't forget me, i'm in for 1 unit:)

RED IMPACT
16th March 2012, 00:44
Everdrive SNES +1?!

AmiNeo
16th March 2012, 00:51
SNES!? lol


I think we need 10 of each type to make it worthwhile... We can do SNES ones too but we may need atleast 9 other interested... :whistle:

@ Red Impact - Did you want an MD one as well or is it just the SNES one you're after?

Zetr0
16th March 2012, 00:54
there nothing wrong with adding more to your order as this will reduce postage fees.

I would also suggest splitting up those that are interested into other groups, like EverDriveMD / EverDrive SNES / EverDrive SNES DSP1 / EverDrive 64 and so on...

the larger the order the more retrogate has to work with =)

if it wasn't for the wont of pocket money, I would probably plumb for an EverDrive SNES and the EverDrive 64.... sigh..... lotto this week needs to come in...... I suppose I should meet it half way and buy a ticket! lol
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The EverDrive MD: A Quick Overview


http://s3.postimage.org/kww0zn4l4/Image1.jpg (http://www.postimage.org/)


We started off with a 2GB card formated for FAT, and placed files from the ROM collections of MegaDrive / Master System and 32x in their seperate folders.


MegaDrive & Master System Games

We started off with just the MegaDrive and MegaCD hook up and were very pleased with the simplicity of use in selecting the file to program to the flash RAM and then auto running the game...

We tried Micheal Jacksons moon walker - which as r0jaws pointed out is Karate Champ in better dress clothes.... about the hardest thing in this game is trying not to make wise cracks as Jacko saves these crying children... kneeling in front of him....

We also tried Megalomainia, much to r0jaws delight its a very tidy game, and one of my favourites.

We then moved over to the Master System, starting off with a VERY impressive Alien 3!!! and then experiencing controler failure with Alien Syndrome. from this awesome we powered off and started up for the main event...


32x Games

Plugging in the 32x Expansion and re-installing the EverDrive MD card we fired it all back up... and we throw at it (loaded) Mortal Kombat 2, a very impressive title, although r0jaws was cut to smithers by Baraka... on the first level... - it wasn't pretty lol.

so Onward we moved to Virtual Racing, and what a delight that is... while it looks a little rought around the poly's theres something very charming about it... But we didn't stop there we loading in some Virtua Fighter and Sol Deace!!

Lots of fun... but we wanted more... but first I wanted to know if Master System games would work with the 32x plugged in... unfortunately it doesn't - oh well.. its not a deal breaker!


SD and SDHC (>2GB?)

So we wanted to get more than just a 2GB card running, we wanted atleast 4GB as this would provide an near unexhaustive game library in one cart...

Since I had a floating 4GB SDHC, I prepared it for FAT32, unfortuinately the EverDrive couldn't see the card.... not a worry I then hit up the CMD and formatted the card for FAT 16 using 64k clusters.

Alas that didn't work as well.... so with a little google I found an update for our EverDrive MD's - you can click here to download the file (http://krikzz.com/pub/support/index.php?dir=everdrive-md/os-bin/)

All you need to do is copy the BIN file to a 2GB or less SD card which has been formated for FAT16 - plumb this into your EverDrive MD and then select (tool-box >> OS Update) you then select the file you have just downloaded to update.

Since I am dishing out links - here is a PDF of the EverDrive MD manual (http://krikzz.com/pub/support/everdrive-md/manual/EverDrive-MD_english.pdf), please note this is for a slightly older version, as such the new ones here are updated by SD card (not an Altera JTAG blaster)


How long does it take to enable SDHC FAT32 support?

Within the space of 5 minutes we had updated the OS on the EverDrive for FAT32 support, and the 4GB card worked straight away!

If I had a larger one Handy I would of tested it - alas I dont... although I am sure I have a 16GB somewhere LOL

Anyway... so were were most pleased with 32x Starwars neatly followed up with some Mega-Lo-Mania!


So where does the fun end?

However there is only one small problem, (other than finding the time to play all these awesome games) and that is the region problem, now the EverDrive is quite a clever bit of kit, however on most of the USA/JP only region games upon running them the classic - this game was not made for your system - bla bla bla...

So you will need to look at modifying your console(s) for proper region free-ing

I would suggest to anyone at this point to review www.mmmonkey.co.uk (http://www.mmmonkey.co.uk/), particularly the Sega MD / MCD and 32X, there very easy to follow guides and prove most awesome indeed - especially the switchless mods (based on a PIC)


All in all I would give it a 9/10 Super-Stars!

http://www.ratemyplacement.co.uk/new-design/images/stars/stars-9_0.png

It does exactly what it says on the tin, it provides a mass game library in one simple cartridge, reducing the space needed to have everything in the front room! not only that but also playing master system games without another machine or yet another kludge is a real sweetener!


Upgrading your EverDrive MD

Now, for those of you that might be a little worried about upgrading their EverDrive MD - I am happy to do this for you, just let me know when we get to sorting out postages over the comming days.

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The Super EverDrive: A Quick Overview


http://s1.postimage.org/6oe6h8vok/P1030393.jpg (http://www.postimage.org/)


Like the Everdrive MD we started off with a 2GB card formated for FAT, and placed files from the ROM collections of the Super Nintendo ES on the card.

The unit worked straight away Super Mario World!


DSP enabled Games

As you may know DSP enabled titles require a DSP to work, now there are not many of these titles that use a DSP - so before I throw up a list, here is what the DSP is all about-

The DSP is a family series of fixed-point digital signal processor chips, which allowed for fast vector-based calculations, bitmap conversions, both 2D and 3D coordinate transformations, and other functions.

Interestingly four revisions of the chip exist, while each are physically identical they do have different microcode.


The DSP-1
This is the most varied and widely used of the SNES DSPs, appearing in 15 separate titles. It is used as a math coprocessor in games such as Super Mario Kart and Pilotwings that require more advanced Mode 7 scaling and rotation. It also provides fast support for the floating point and trigonometric calculations needed by 3D math algorithms. The later DSP-1A and DSP-1B serve the same purpose as the DSP-1, however, several bugs were corrected in these later chips.


The DSP-2
This can only be found in the SNES port of Dungeon Master. Its primary purpose is to convert Atari ST bitmap image data into the SNES bitplane format. It also provides dynamic scaling capability and transparency effects.


The DSP-3
Assistant chip used in only one game for the Japanese Super Famicom, a turn-based strategy game titled SD Gundam GX. The chip assisted with tasks like calculating the next AI move, Shannon-Fano bitstream decompression, and bitplane conversion of graphics.


The DSP-4
A DSP used in only one game cartridge, Top Gear 3000. It primarily helped out with drawing the race track, especially during the times that the track branched into multiple paths.

So now you know =)

Now here is a list of DSP-1 enabled titles - if you have a DSP-1 enabled EverDrive you will be able to play you ROM backups on this card -

(click here for a list of games) (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Super_NES_enhancement_chips)


Play Time
heres a shot of Sonic the Hedge Hog on the Nintendo SNES

(click to zoom)
http://s1.postimage.org/34jk6v79g/P1030400.jpg (http://postimage.org/image/34jk6v79g/)

Interestingly this is a hacked "speedy gonzalas'" with a Sonic Sprite and he has been given the power to kick too... (for more info read up here) (http://info.sonicretro.org/Sonic_the_Hedgehog_%28SNES%29)

And the most awesome Super EverDrive

(click to zoom)
http://s1.postimage.org/34jf895s4/P1030398.jpg (http://postimage.org/image/34jf895s4/)


Please note the way round the card is orientated - otherwise you could damge you equipment and the everdrive!



Upgrading the OS on your Super EverDrive
Now, like the EverDrive MD initiall the OS is FAT 16, however when an update is available to allow for FAT32 and thus taking full advantage of 4GB+ SDHC cards - you can download this from here (http://krikzz.com/pub/support/index.php?dir=super-everdrive/os-bin/)

Unfornately I would normally offer my help in upgrading these before shipping, however 1. The new OS is in the process of being written and that 2. I don't have a SNES available for the task =(



Upgrading you Super EverDrive to a DSP everdrive
It is entirely possible to upgrade your SuperEverDrive to DSP-1 EverDrive, you will need a DSP-1 chip, which you can scavenge from a DSP-1 SNES game and a 74HCU04N (CMOS Si -Gate Hex invertor) - quite cheap and easy to get hold of... as well as a couple of sundry discrete components.
You can Upgrade you


Games Region
We loaded up an NTSC region ROM of Street fighter on the Super EverDrive and surprisingly after telling us it was not for the SNES we are playing on - it allowed r0jaws to continue to play on - Choosing Blanka he began to take on Guile.... Unfortunately for r0jaws Guile decided to pummel Blanka into the next centuary.... it wasn't pretty.... I am noticing a patern with r0jaws and fighting games ;)

Anyway after the epic battle (of fail) the game then decided to sit on the This is not the right region screen - and wouldn't let r0jaws play any more - obviously disgusted with his button bashing is my theory ;)


So where does the fun end?
However there is only one small problem, (other than finding the time to play all these awesome games) and that is the region problem, So you will need to look at modifying your console(s) for proper region free-ing

I would suggest to anyone at this point to review www.mmmonkey.co.uk (http://www.mmmonkey.co.uk/), particularly the SNES console ;D - they are very easy to follow guides and prove most awesome indeed - especially the switchless mods (based on a PIC)


So whats the score?

All in all I would give the Super EverDrive a 8/10 Super-Stars!

http://s1.postimage.org/ryir1ee5t/8out10.jpg (http://www.postimage.org/)


It does exactly what it says on the tin, it provides a mass game library in one simple cartridge, reducing the space needed to have everything in the front room! it also gives you the opportunity like we did and play ROM's that were never released. This would get 9 superstars the moment there is an SDHC software update :thumbsup:


All in all I would give the DSP-1 EverDrive a 9/10 Super-Stars!

http://s1.postimage.org/ryisoxqnl/9out10.jpg (http://www.postimage.org/)


Again it does all that the Super EverDrive does, however it also plays those extra 15 titles or more - so thats a great little bonus, considering that some of these titles are quite high-profile releases like Mario Cart and Super Metroid
All in all having tried out one of these monsters it has left me wanting one as well LOL.... oh well - next group buy then....

AmiNeo
16th March 2012, 00:56
Price updated in thread. If we get enough interest we should be able to get that down.

---------- Post added at 23:56 ---------- Previous post was at 23:55 ----------

Okay SNES one added too but will need to check its price as it may be different to the MD one.

Peter
16th March 2012, 01:01
I would be interested in a SNES type also +1

My Girlfriend can get it for me for my Birthday :-)

Are there different types of SNES versions available?

Snoozy
16th March 2012, 01:02
hmm i will also register for a snes everdrive,

therefore Snoozy= everdrive md + everdrive snes:)

AmiNeo
16th March 2012, 01:06
So Peter and Snoozy want both MD and SNES? (Just to confirm?) :thumbsup:

Snoozy
16th March 2012, 01:09
yes thanks amineo, will this be costly? :nod:

Peter
16th March 2012, 01:10
Yes Please, one of each of the MD & SNES versions.

Can some one explain the differences in the types of SNES versions available?

AmiNeo
16th March 2012, 01:50
As far as I'm aware theres only 1 SNES version available. But I've not looked deep into it.

The site only lists 1 however.

---------- Post added at 00:47 ---------- Previous post was at 00:39 ----------

Just had confirmation from our seller that hes up for doing us the discount on bulk orders again! So we need to get each type up to 10 orders if possible for the discount. Otherwise whichever doesnt reach 10 will be the price listed on front page + postage :thumbsup:

---------- Post added at 00:50 ---------- Previous post was at 00:47 ----------


yes thanks amineo, will this be costly? :nod:

Not as costly as if you bought them by yourself ;)

RED IMPACT
16th March 2012, 02:21
Just a SNES one please AmiNeo I have all I need for for my MD!

The difference between the regular and DSP1 model SNES ever drives is that a regular one can't play (if I remember correctly) about 8 specific games due to the original carts having a DSP1 chip in them - Mario Kart is one such game that does and therefore wouldn't be playable on a standard SNES everdrive.

They can be retro fitted however you need a donor DSP1 chip! :unsure:

AmiNeo
16th March 2012, 02:27
http://shop.retrogate.com/Super-Everdrive-SED.htm


The cart options list additional options for DSP1 support but the only option on the pull down box is no :lol: So whether he can do these at extra cost, I am unsure but I can ask if necessary. Please be aware that this will likely add to the cost though, but if we can get the discount It may not add as much as you would think overall :)

Alternatively you can have someone solder one on at a later date, or do it yourself if you have the skills.


If anyone has any more questions or needs anything else, just holler and I will see what I can do :thumbsup:

Zetr0
16th March 2012, 03:56
@thread

I have added a couple of reviews on the first page for both the EverDriveMD and the Super EverDrive with all you need to know.

I hope that helps =)

AmiNeo
16th March 2012, 03:58
:thumbsup:

DonAmiga
16th March 2012, 08:39
Ok I'm in :) Put me down for, 1- MD and 1- SNES

Cheers:thumbsup:

Akira
16th March 2012, 10:31
The EverDrive MD costs $78.00 (plus shipping) (thats 49.61 or 59.56 Euros) Super Everdrive costs 55.34 or 66.43 Euros singularly, with a group order of 10 or more we can make some good savings.

What are the savings exactly? I'd be up for this if there was a discounted price on the units, otherwise, iI can order one on my own.

roberthazelby
16th March 2012, 10:51
Could you put me down for 1 EverDrive MD, please?

Many thanks for organising this. Really appreciated!

AmiNeo
16th March 2012, 11:44
The EverDrive MD costs $78.00 (plus shipping) (thats 49.61 or 59.56 Euros) Super Everdrive costs 55.34 or 66.43 Euros singularly, with a group order of 10 or more we can make some good savings.

What are the savings exactly? I'd be up for this if there was a discounted price on the units, otherwise, iI can order one on my own.

I've contacted him and asked what the savings would be round abouts. They will depend on how many were buying exactly, so even he wouldn't be able to say for sure until we have our final numbers totalled.

Hopefully Zetr0, guardian of the group buy will be along to give us a rough estimate on the discount based on last years buy :whistle:

Ofcourse you're more than free to just order your own, but the more people pitch in on this the bigger discount we all get. :thumbsup:

---------- Post added at 10:44 ---------- Previous post was at 10:08 ----------

Had a response from our contact.

Assuming we can hit target of atleast 10 of each, we have an estimate of

SNES - 41.40 or 50.00 EUR

MD - 38.20 or 46.00 EUR

N64 (ED64V2) - 51.00 or 61.40 EUR

N64 (+ CIC) - 57.30 or 69.00 EUR


*The above prices will not include a small shipping charge which will need to be arranged once these are in the country and I have everyones orders here. This shouldn't be more than about 1 for first class though to UK! :thumbsup:

fatbob_gb
16th March 2012, 11:46
Could you put me down for 1 SNES unit.

AmiNeo
16th March 2012, 11:49
Consider it done :thumbsup:

Peter
16th March 2012, 11:51
Looks good to me.

I guess it should be confirmed what revisions we would receive and (going by other threads) confirmation that both MD and SNES versions are able to play games from any region?

I would prefer the SNES DPS1 version if possible.

AmiNeo
16th March 2012, 11:56
Hey Peter. Unfortunately he doesnt seem to be doing the DPS1 versions at the moment but the option is there on the site, so it looks as though the board support it but simply wont come with a chip on it. I don't know whether this is because hes out of chips or if hes just stopped doing them but I can enquire if you'd like.

From what I know though, it isnt too difficult to acquire the chips and stick them on yourself. I'm considering getting a SNES one myself and doing that but the funds will need working out as I dont even have a SNES at the moment :lol:

alexh
16th March 2012, 11:59
Put me down for an ED64 v2

Peter
16th March 2012, 12:04
Ok, thanks for the info.

slk486
16th March 2012, 12:05
Put me down for an ED64 v2

me 2.

subzero
16th March 2012, 12:06
going to have to withdraw my interest im afraid...

AmiNeo
16th March 2012, 12:10
:huh:... NP sub :thumbsup:

Gouldin
16th March 2012, 12:59
Put me down for a nice Everdrive MD please :thumbsup:

DonAmiga
16th March 2012, 13:07
Ok this will depend on if we can make the targets for the discounts, then I can go in with the ED64 v2 +cc:)

So put me down for, 1- ED64 v2+cc

Cheers for putting the work in AmiNeo :thumbsup:


Just to edit this for the (Everdrive 64 + CIC version)

AmiNeo
16th March 2012, 13:19
Based on current rate of interest I can almost certainly say we have our discount already. If this keeps up, It may even go lower!

I have it on good authority that a few guys from another forum are joining as we speak to get in on the action. :whistle:

Beaps
16th March 2012, 14:50
I will have one

Megadrive please

Akira
16th March 2012, 15:27
Assuming we can hit target of atleast 10 of each, we have an estimate of

MD - 38.20 or 46.00 EUR


Nice one! that is a substantial discount :thumbsup:
Let me give it a thought! I probably will join :)

Do you have any idea of when can we expect to get the units delivered? How long will you run this thread for?

AmiNeo
16th March 2012, 15:48
No plans on how long this will run for right now. Once we hit 20, I'll think about getting a deadline for a lock in and we'll sort payment out then. We may yet get another 10 or more in before we even decide at this rate (were up to 15 now, from 4 yesterday :lol:) and remember, more people = smaller the cost :thumbsup:

---------- Post added at 14:48 ---------- Previous post was at 14:46 ----------

Got to make a trip to the post office before the schoolies get out, back in a bit. :ninja:

darkxavier
16th March 2012, 15:57
1 x EverDrive MD please :)

-Acid-
16th March 2012, 17:06
I already have all three, but the prices have dropped considerably since I bought mine last year. Excellent carts all of them.

klargon
16th March 2012, 18:42
Can you put me down for:

SNES
N64 (with CIC, assuming it's the PAL one)

I'm new to this forum, but have over 1000 posts and many successful trades on rllmuk, and have 100% positive ebay feedback over about 7 years.

Akira
16th March 2012, 19:22
No plans on how long this will run for right now. Once we hit 20, I'll think about getting a deadline for a lock in and we'll sort payment out then. We may yet get another 10 or more in before we even decide at this rate (were up to 15 now, from 4 yesterday :lol:) and remember, more people = smaller the cost

Well, I would like to hold up and see if the OS v3 makes it possible for a V2.3 board to patch ROMs without the need of a megakey. If that works, I don't need a new Everdrive.

Hopefully this update comes up before you close this!

r0jaws
16th March 2012, 20:08
Looks good to me.

I guess it should be confirmed what revisions we would receive and (going by other threads) confirmation that both MD and SNES versions are able to play games from any region?

I would prefer the SNES DPS1 version if possible.

The SNES DSP1 version is usually considerably more expensive. However, buying the standard snes everdrive does enable you to upgrade it to a dsp1 version if you strip the chip from a donor cartridge. I'm planning on doing this at some point in the future with mine. I already have a donor cart.

fitzsteve
16th March 2012, 21:37
I'd be intersted in the N64 versions, whats + CIC?

Bad_Ad84
16th March 2012, 21:42
CIC is the security chip that's in all n64 carts. If you buy one without, you will need a donor cart to steal one from.

Not a bad idea if you are using a donor for the case anyway.

fitzsteve
16th March 2012, 21:45
CIC is the security chip that's in all n64 carts. If you buy one without, you will need a donor cart to steal one from.

Not a bad idea if you are using a donor for the case anyway.

Does the chip need to be soldered?

Bad_Ad84
16th March 2012, 21:47
Yup

fitzsteve
16th March 2012, 21:54
Yup

Cheers, I'll probs just get one with the chip to save the extra work :)

+1 for N64 version plus CIC :cool:

wmsteele
16th March 2012, 22:01
+1 for a EverDrive MD

AmiNeo
16th March 2012, 22:21
Hey Steve, nice to see one of the big players in here :p

I'll pencil you in now matey :thumbsup:

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If anyone spots anything I've missed or any mistakes, please dont hesitate to tell me off via PM and I will get it fixed ASAP. :thumbsup:

---------- Post added at 21:21 ---------- Previous post was at 21:14 ----------

Sits back and looks at the thread so far...

I love it when a plan comes together :D


Give yourselves a pat on the back people. This is officially the most awesome forum on the interwebs. Just look at this teamwork and the savings we're creating! :bowdown:

moora
16th March 2012, 23:55
Would be interested in the N64 With CIC please!!

DonAmiga
17th March 2012, 00:09
Ok this will depend on if we can make the targets for the discounts, then I can go in with the ED64 v2 +cc:)

So put me down for, 1- ED64 v2+cc

Cheers for putting the work in AmiNeo :thumbsup:


Just to edit this for the (Everdrive 64 + CIC version)

I have changed this for the Everdrive 64 + CIC so you can put me on the list :D

AmiNeo
17th March 2012, 11:36
@ Don - You still want everdrive MD too right? :unsure:

DonAmiga
17th March 2012, 11:55
@ Don - You still want everdrive MD too right? :unsure:

Yes
1 MD
1 SNES
1 64 + CIC
:thumbsup:

AmiNeo
17th March 2012, 12:03
Well arent you a valuable customer :lol:


Got it :thumbsup:

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ARRGRR I WANT THEM ALL TOO!!! :explode

DonAmiga
17th March 2012, 13:14
Well arent you a valuable customer :lol:


Got it :thumbsup:

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ARRGRR I WANT THEM ALL TOO!!! :explode


Well got to take advantage of the group buy discounts :thumbsup: could be awhile before the next group buy comes up;) So will get a couple of hours overtime in at work :)

Cheers

RED IMPACT
17th March 2012, 13:33
If it makes you feel better I'm considering a 2nd SNES one to bump the numbers up!

:D

AmiNeo
17th March 2012, 14:28
Lol, nice!


Also considering one myself... :whistle: Will need to see what cash is doing by time I get the orders finalised. I'll need a SNES then too...


I is a poor student :( rofl.

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Okay guys were over 20 anyways :D


We need some more SNES interest and a few more N64 wouldnt hurt either. We have enough MDs but more wont hurt.

I'll start thinking about getting a final date for expressing interest. Once this date is up I will contact our supplier and tell him how many we'll be needing of each so please, make sure you definitely want what you've asked for and have the cash ready before the final date for expressing interest. If people start dropping out when I ask for payments it may screw the order up because I will have to tell our friend who is making these for us how many we need in advance to make sure there are no delays.

Once that date has arrived I'll start taking payments and there will be a final date for payments to be in.

:thumbsup:

fatbob_gb
17th March 2012, 15:21
OK you talked me into it - put me down for n N64+CIC as well.

DonAmiga
17th March 2012, 15:28
hopefully he'll count the N64 and the N64+cic as one group that way we're only 3 away from target:)
and just 4 more snes, the good thing its only been a few days.

slk486
17th March 2012, 15:59
What's the cic about again? I guess I should get my ED64 WITH it?


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AmiNeo
17th March 2012, 16:37
CIC is the copy protection chip as I understand it.






CIC is the security chip that's in all n64 carts. If you buy one without, you will need a donor cart to steal one from.



:thumbsup:

Snoozy
17th March 2012, 16:45
DonAmiga you're pushing the boat out i see :lol:

AmiNeo
17th March 2012, 17:22
Okay guys, I've added the dates when things need to be done by...

Our supplier is preparing for our order now as he told me he will need 1 - 2 weeks to get them ready. Based on this I have set a time for registering interest and payments....

FINAL DATE FOR REGISTERING INTEREST AND RESERVING ONE IS 22/3/12

ALL PAYMENTS TO BE RECEIVED BY 29/3/12


PAYMENTS WILL BE TAKEN ONCE THE INTEREST DEADLINE IS UP.


:thumbsup:

r0jaws
17th March 2012, 18:03
I don't suppose anyone else is interested in a Everdrive GG (http://shop.retrogate.com/Everdrive-GG-EDGG.htm)? It's the only one I haven't got, and I love my Game Gear.

Zetr0
17th March 2012, 18:17
you know you want it phill..... think of the massively increased battery life due to it not having a 20 year tech of cartridge sucking up the juice..... =)

Personally.... I am really REALLY considering the Everdrive N64

slk486
17th March 2012, 18:24
CIC is the copy protection chip as I understand it.






CIC is the security chip that's in all n64 carts. If you buy one without, you will need a donor cart to steal one from.



:thumbsup:

Ah, thanks for looking that up for my lazy ass :oops:

+CIC it is, then.

Do we have a quote for the different carts? I haven't noticed one, but I may have missed it.

Bad_Ad84
17th March 2012, 20:40
He didnt, that quote was from me either in this thread :p

clueless
17th March 2012, 21:22
Interested in a Mega drive one please Amineo.
Thanks

Gouldin
17th March 2012, 21:26
I don't suppose anyone else is interested in a Everdrive GG (http://shop.retrogate.com/Everdrive-GG-EDGG.htm)? It's the only one I haven't got, and I love my Game Gear.


I'd possibly be tempted, would depend on the cost for one though, as I don't think I'd be too interested if it cost as much as an everdrive.

AmiNeo
18th March 2012, 01:22
CIC is the copy protection chip as I understand it.






CIC is the security chip that's in all n64 carts. If you buy one without, you will need a donor cart to steal one from.



:thumbsup:

Ah, thanks for looking that up for my lazy ass :oops:

+CIC it is, then.

Do we have a quote for the different carts? I haven't noticed one, but I may have missed it.

The pricing should be on the first page :thumbsup:

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Just emailed our supplier to ask for a price estimate on GG Everdrives. :thumbsup:


Will amend first page to show the price if he's up for doing them as well. :thumbsup:

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Could people who say they're 'considering' please bare in mind that I wont count you until you say you're definitely in? I wouldn't want people complaining that they said they wanted one after the order has gone through only to be disappointed.

I'm keeping a very strict tally on this thread and I don't want anyone going away disappointed :D

Thanks :thumbsup:

AmiNeo
18th March 2012, 12:38
Made a boo boo...

He put in a previous email that all other carts besides SNES and N64 will be equally priced. So GG carts are the same cost as the MDs :thumbsup:

r0jaws
18th March 2012, 14:46
That seems fair enough, I'll take one of the GG ones then if it's not too much trouble.

AmiNeo
18th March 2012, 15:31
Sure! I'll add one to the order.

clueless
18th March 2012, 17:40
Could do with someone doing a nice custom label for them.

scrappysphinx
18th March 2012, 17:45
Shamelessly stolen from here (http://www.8bitplus.co.uk/articles/everdrive/) but here are some labels for the everdrive

MD Cartridge label (http://www.8bitplus.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2011/03/Everdrive_MD_Label.png)

MD Box Cover (http://www.8bitplus.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2011/03/everdrive-md-cover.pdf)

Super Everdrive Cartridge (http://www.8bitplus.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2011/03/Super_Everdrive_Label.png)

Super Everdrive Box Cover (http://www.8bitplus.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2011/03/super-everdrive-cover.pdf)

Everdrive 64 Box Cover (http://www.8bitplus.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2011/08/everdrive64_cover.pdf)

Everdrive 64 Cartridge Cover (http://www.8bitplus.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2011/08/everdrive64_label.pdf)

Snoozy
18th March 2012, 18:10
Thanks scrappy:)

I think i will order some glossy paper to print them out:)

clueless
18th March 2012, 18:32
If anyone is printing labels and covers I'd be interested in buying one. If someones got all the gubbins to do a good job, could be worth offering it in a sales thread once we get the units.

AmiNeo
19th March 2012, 00:04
Does anyone know anywhere that would sell the SNES DSP-1 chips pre-pulled?

If I could find enough I may be willing to offer a service of installing them to those wanting it on. If I go for one I will be doing one for my own so a few more wont hurt. I can solder them on no probs, not sure I have the equipment to remove them however.

r0jaws
19th March 2012, 00:56
I did look a while ago, but only found donor carts available. Wikipedia lists carts available with DSP1 chips. I bought one of those.
It doubled as a donor case, and chip. :)

AmiNeo
19th March 2012, 01:01
Yup was thinking the same. Just was curious as to whether anyone actually had the chips themselves. Seems unusual that nobody has them when Everdrives themselves are insanely popular in the homebrew and retro scene.

Whats the best way to get the chip off a donor cart with no hot air station? :unsure:

r0jaws
19th March 2012, 01:18
With no hot air? It would be using a solder sucker and braid, and it will take a while.
I maybe able to help out there, depending on how much time I have on my hands and how many people want chips.

AmiNeo
19th March 2012, 02:00
Hmm, yeah I see theyre through holes :)

Seems like an awful lot of effort considering the only 2 desirable english games that need it are PilotWings and Mario Kart. :whistle: Might just be cheaper to buy those 2 carts as well and not butcher retro hardware to be honest.

r0jaws
19th March 2012, 08:09
There is that, but like I said, I bought the cartridge because I wanted the case primarily. I could have hung around waiting for a dead cart to materialize, but that was impractical. So I bought one that also contained the upgrade I wanted.

alexh
19th March 2012, 10:51
hopefully he'll count the N64 and the N64+cic as one group that way we're only 3 away from target:)
I'll change mine to one with a CIC if that helps? I've got loads of donor cartridges with CIC chips which gave up their shells for the last batch of ED64's.

AmiNeo
19th March 2012, 14:58
Hey alex, sure, I'll amend that now. All the N64s wil then be +CIC so will be a bit easier come order time. :thumbsup:

AmiNeo
19th March 2012, 20:48
There is that, but like I said, I bought the cartridge because I wanted the case primarily. I could have hung around waiting for a dead cart to materialize, but that was impractical. So I bought one that also contained the upgrade I wanted.


*Nods...

I'd be happy using my Everdrive without the upgrade to be honest. 90% of the SNES library will run fine anyway.

Anything else, carts should be cheap enough for anyways. There are only the SuperFX games and perhaps 3 others that I know of that wont run on a standard SNES Everdrive that are PAL.

Think I'll pencil myself in for a Super aswell :D

Yod@
20th March 2012, 00:12
Hi AmiNeo,
Would you mind putting me down for two MD Everdrives please?

Thanks for organising this group buy, very much appreciated!

scrappysphinx
20th March 2012, 00:48
I'd like one Everdrive MD please

tokyoracer
20th March 2012, 01:31
Argh ok put me down for a MD one too!

AmiNeo
20th March 2012, 23:49
Seems to be slowing down a bit now :)

Once again guys, as we approach the cut off date for orders, please check that I have your order recorded correctly on the first page. If there are any errors, please don't hesitate to PM me. I want you guys to have as pleasant a trading experience as possible on this :thumbsup:

gazcbm
21st March 2012, 00:14
I will take the following...

1x MD
1x GG
1X N64+CIC

AmiNeo
21st March 2012, 00:25
Added. Welcome to the group gazcbm :D

subcon959
21st March 2012, 00:56
I'm in too.

1 x Everdrive MD
1 x Everdrive 64 (v2) + CIC

mko
21st March 2012, 12:43
MD and SNES please :roll:

RED IMPACT
21st March 2012, 13:22
Do we need 10 SNES orders to get the discount or do we get it as there will be a production for multiple units on this run i.e. MD, GG, N64 grand total 10+?

consolepassion
21st March 2012, 14:20
Put me down for:

SNES (Super Everdrive - No DSP)
MD (MegaKey equipped)
N64 (ED64V2 + CIC)

Ta!

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PS. r0jaws knows who I am and knows I'm good for the money ;)

Zetr0
21st March 2012, 14:36
Andy,

Good to see you on here =)

consolepassion
21st March 2012, 16:03
Andy,

Good to see you on here =)

Thanks. Long overdue, I know ;)

r0jaws
21st March 2012, 18:55
Welcome on board buddy. :)

Just so that everyone knows. Andy is a legitimate trader, and asked about buying these for his personal use.

SkydivinGirl
21st March 2012, 21:10
KRIKzz just announced the Mega Everdrive MD (http://krikzz.com/mega-ed.html). It's a new version of the Everdrive MD.

Heather

slk486
21st March 2012, 21:11
Didn't know he was so close to finishing!

I want one! :roll:

RED IMPACT
21st March 2012, 21:25
KRIKzz just announced the Mega Everdrive MD (http://krikzz.com/mega-ed.html). It's a new version of the Everdrive MD.

Heather

Oooooooooh....tempting. May pick up an Everdrive MD after further looking into it...

EDIT: but why so expensive!?

Gouldin
21st March 2012, 21:28
Seems to be double the price, what does it do differently to the regular one? :unsure:

slk486
21st March 2012, 22:26
Seems to be double the price, what does it do differently to the regular one? :unsure:

He's used much more potent hardware on it and as such it has much more potential.

http://www.assemblergames.com/forums/showthread.php?36123-Mega-EverdDrive

Savestates is a sell for me !

Random
21st March 2012, 22:55
Hi - I'd like a SNES Everdrive and also a N64 (ED64V2 + CIC) please!

Money waiting so just let me know where to send the payment and thanks in advance.

AmiNeo
21st March 2012, 23:31
Hey guys, been a LOOOONG day at Uni today... Let me catch up with thread and take down any new orders....


Whats this Mega Everdrive? :unsure:

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Do we need 10 SNES orders to get the discount or do we get it as there will be a production for multiple units on this run i.e. MD, GG, N64 grand total 10+?

I believe were good for the discount as we are :thumbsup:

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Seems to be double the price, what does it do differently to the regular one? :unsure:

It also appears to be different in...




128mbit (16mbyte) SDRAM

80mbit (10mbyte) max ROM size

Standard SD and micro SD card slots

Instant loading (1-2 sec)

Hardware MEGAKEY.

CD BIOS loading.

CD RAM cart feature.

Cheats feature. Game Genie and Play-Action Replay format supported.

Built in audio playback. Currently WAV only is supported, but some other formats may be supported in future.



If I'm not mistaken, I think this one should be able to run MegaCD CD images off the SD card... WITHOUT THE MEGACD

EDIT: After speaking to our guy, apparently I'm mistaken. lol. The new MD everdrives still need a MegaCD for MCD games.

cmonkey
22nd March 2012, 00:00
I'd like to put my name down for an Everdrive 64 but I need mine to be with a 6102 CIC chip as I have an NTSC N64. I presume the people who have already put their names down on the list are requiring a 7101 CIC chip for a PAL N64? I guess you'll need to make this clear when you finally place the orders.

Also, if possible, I'd like the optional USB connector added on to my Everdrive as it will come in useful for N64 development work. Will this be possible without disrupting the group order? It's $15 extra for the USB connector which I'd be happy to pay.

So to summarise, I'd like an Everdrive 64 + 6102 CIC + optional USB connector.

I presume these are are v2 Everdrives that are being ordered?

Thanks

AmiNeo
22nd March 2012, 00:22
Theyre all the latest revisions of their respective item. I should be able to request a USB port one no problem. But I'm unsure how the region works on these... Can anyone shed some light on this?


Update: Emailed our guy with the above queries :thumbsup:

slk486
22nd March 2012, 00:26
If I'm not mistaken, I think this one should be able to run MegaCD CD images off the SD card... WITHOUT THE MEGACD

may be possible in the future, but not at the moment, no. Would be neat though!


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cmonkey
22nd March 2012, 00:52
NTSC PAL
6101 7102
6102 7101
6103 7103
6105 7105
6106 7106
(it's correct that last digit of first two PAL CIC's is swapped compared to NTSC CIC's!)

PAL compatible Everdrive 64 will come with a 7101 CIC and NTSC compatible Everdrive 64 will come with a 6102 CIC.

As far as I understand it, NTSC N64 card will only boot with an NTSC CIC chip and PAL N64 will only boot with PAL CIC chip. You can desolder the PAL CIC chip and solder in an NTSC CIC chip to use it in an NTSC system and vice versa.

If you can get me an Everdrive with USB connector that'd be great. Let me know how much and I'll sort out the payment.

AmiNeo
22nd March 2012, 01:04
Mega Everdrives are NOT available as part of this group buy. This is direct from krikzz himself. He does not have enough of them to support us or a discount at the moment.

Given were getting the standard ones at the discount we are though, I dont think we can complain :D :thumbsup:

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If I'm not mistaken, I think this one should be able to run MegaCD CD images off the SD card... WITHOUT THE MEGACD

may be possible in the future, but not at the moment, no. Would be neat though!


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Krikzz told me it will never be possible...

---------- Post added at 00:04 ---------- Previous post was at 00:03 ----------


NTSC PAL
6101 7102
6102 7101
6103 7103
6105 7105
6106 7106
(it's correct that last digit of first two PAL CIC's is swapped compared to NTSC CIC's!)

PAL compatible Everdrive 64 will come with a 7101 CIC and NTSC compatible Everdrive 64 will come with a 6102 CIC.

As far as I understand it, NTSC N64 card will only boot with an NTSC CIC chip and PAL N64 will only boot with PAL CIC chip. You can desolder the PAL CIC chip and solder in an NTSC CIC chip to use it in an NTSC system and vice versa.

If you can get me an Everdrive with USB connector that'd be great. Let me know how much and I'll sort out the payment.


Well I've emailed him about the region issue. If he can't offer an NTSC solution I will order you one without a CIC so you can find one :)

Akira
22nd March 2012, 01:07
If I'm not mistaken, I think this one should be able to run MegaCD CD images off the SD card... WITHOUT THE MEGACD
That's totally impossible.

cmonkey
22nd March 2012, 01:22
Well I've emailed him about the region issue. If he can't offer an NTSC solution I will order you one without a CIC so you can find one :)

That's great. I've got plenty of NTSC donor carts here which I can remove the 6102 CIC chip from and solder on to the Everdrive myself if krikzz doesn't have any available. The USB connector however would definitely be handy....

AmiNeo
22nd March 2012, 02:31
USB is an option on any N64 cart he does so I doubt he'd object to that :thumbsup:

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If I'm not mistaken, I think this one should be able to run MegaCD CD images off the SD card... WITHOUT THE MEGACD
That's totally impossible.

Yeah the excitement overtook me there :lol:

Although given proper design, it may not be completely impossible, but we'd likely be talking of getting much beefier hardware then these carts will ever support on them. But for a moment there I believed it may have been done xD

diskers
22nd March 2012, 07:42
Is there a possibilty to receive the MD everdrive with the cartridge case?
PS. Anyway I'm interested by this one but have to check when i'll be home after work if i have a defective cartridge as case donor :D

SirClive
22nd March 2012, 12:00
Hi. I would like to be put down for the MD and SNES (+CIC) models please. Hopefully r0jaws and Zetro can vouch for me :)

alexh
22nd March 2012, 12:09
I think we are almost at our target of +40 pieces.

How long before we collect the money and place the orders?

Akira
22nd March 2012, 12:16
Although given proper design, it may not be completely impossible
I think if krikzz wants to, he could make an SD/CF/IDE/whatever adapter that locks onto the expansion port of the Megadrive and emulates a MegaCD.

Zetr0
22nd March 2012, 12:17
Hi. I would like to be put down for the MD and SNES (+CIC) models please. Hopefully r0jaws and Zetro can vouch for me :)

I shall certainly vouch for this find specimen of gentleman...

oh hang on .... its you again... .....

I suppose I will then... lol

Gouldin
22nd March 2012, 12:38
Umm, so we need to start paying today I guess? Me thinks Amineo is gonna be busy with a nice mass PM for the payment details :p

AmiNeo
22nd March 2012, 17:40
ROFL, technically, payments start tomorrow but I can take a few today if you guys are ready :thumbsup:


All payments must be in US DOLLARS ($) (This is all the manufacturer accepts) and I will also need peoples full names and addresses with the payments. If you could add them as a note with your payments, thatd be great.

Paypal fees must be included if payments arent gifted. I will let you know whats what before the days up. I'm just waiting for a response from krikzz and zeets so I know whats what before taking any payments. :thumbsup:

Gouldin
22nd March 2012, 17:56
Cool, just I'd rather get it sorted before the weekend, as I'll likely be too drunk or hungover to go online :huh:

AmiNeo
22nd March 2012, 18:02
...And spend your Everdrive cash on booze! :lol:


There may need to be a small fee added to cover fees when the cash transfers from me to krikzz but I'd rather that not be the case. I'm trying to keep this as cheap as possible for everyone, so need confirmation and a little time to work out postages once theyre here as well.

I'll post back as soon as I have everything sorted :)

r0jaws
22nd March 2012, 19:04
Can you put me down for a SNES and MD ontop of my GG?

DBloke
22nd March 2012, 19:14
How do.

Itsa me the poster formally known as "DPrinny" or Mike

(Also that guy that runs that ther Computer Club in the Lass o' gowrie)

Anyway.
Stick me down for a N64 (one with the chip) and Mega Drive one

Thank you please
(Shall also be going pound land to buy some sticky back plastic and taping the carts into the machines to stop any chavs from trying to nick them)

What will be the cost in dollars? I should have the cash for you on friday

diskers
22nd March 2012, 20:06
Ok i'm in for one MD everdrive if not too late :)

DBloke
22nd March 2012, 20:27
Quick question.
How long do you think it will take them to arrive?

AmiNeo
22nd March 2012, 20:53
Given he needs a week to 2 weeks to get the order ready and then ship it, I'm guessing well have them here around second week in April. It's a large order and he may need to make a lot of them for us depending on his stock levels.


Let me just get those final orders onto the spreadsheet... :thumbsup:



Everyone has until midnight tonight (UK Time) to finalise their orders :thumbsup:

Tube
22nd March 2012, 21:20
Could I put my name down for an MD please? Sorry for sounding like a n00b but do I need to PM someone, or is it ok just to post here. Thanks.

AmiNeo
22nd March 2012, 21:22
Posting here is fine ;) I'll add you to the spreadsheet now...

Just updating first page too...

Tube
22nd March 2012, 21:24
Thanks. :)

AmiNeo
22nd March 2012, 21:52
Right guys, according to our spreadsheet, we just hit 50 units!!! :blink:



Thats...

24 Megadrives
2 GameGears
11 SNES
13 N64s + CIC


I think we've well and truely smashed Amibay records :thumbsup:

DBloke
22nd March 2012, 21:57
Everybody likes a reduced costs item.

I got a flash cart for my SNES (UFO pro 8 arrived this week) and its bloody great.
Now I want them for other machines.
to bad NES ones are bloody expensive

diskers
22nd March 2012, 22:37
@AmiNeo

Ok i'm in for one MD everdrive if not too late :)
;)

AmiNeo
22nd March 2012, 23:25
Final prices worked out and added to the bottom of the first post. :thumbsup:

Here they are again for reference seeing as this thread is getting so large....


FINAL UNIT PRICES



MD (MegaKey equipped) - $61.59 USD

GG - $61.59 USD

SNES (Super Everdrive - No DSP) - $66.89 USD

N64 (ED64V2) - $81.88 USD

N64 (ED64V2 + CIC) - $91.88 USD


*Prices do not include shipping which will be arranged once the Everdrives are in the UK.

Shipping will be the price of raw postage + a posting container such as a bubble envelope or small box.




I will start taking payments shortly.

---------- Post added at 22:25 ---------- Previous post was at 22:12 ----------

Right guys, those of you ready to pay please PM me and we will begin this group buy :thumbsup:

Peter
22nd March 2012, 23:26
Sorry - just to re-cap...

We are all getting MD version with Megakey yes?

There was no option to get a DSP SNES version?

AmiNeo
22nd March 2012, 23:44
Megakey is standard on all new MD everdrives.

DSP was not an option, the DSP version was apparently a limited edition, but the boards do have the socket for adding one of your own.


So yeah you're right :)

---------- Post added at 22:44 ---------- Previous post was at 22:32 ----------

Quick reminder...


When paying please add your full name and address as a note.

Gift or regular payments are fine so long as you accept the fee. Buyer protection shouldnt be an issue however as I will get that when I pay Krikzz, I am technically buying on everyones behalf ;)

Snoozy
22nd March 2012, 23:59
Payment sent for 1md unit + 1 snes unit :)

AmiNeo
23rd March 2012, 00:10
Received :thumbsup:

---------- Post added at 23:10 ---------- Previous post was at 23:02 ----------

Hey guys I seem to be receiving blank PMs when people are responding to me... :lol:

Peter
23rd March 2012, 00:11
Payment sent for 1 x MD unit and 1 x SNES unit.

Gift payment sent.

Thanks AmiNeo

DonAmiga
23rd March 2012, 00:17
maybe you could start ticking people off on the first page when they've paid encouraged others to keep the ball rolling :) I'll get mine sorted soon enough for you, going to transfer money into my paypal to cut out the fees ;)


Edit, just seen the tick offs :-)

AmiNeo
23rd March 2012, 00:25
ROFL, :p

Gouldin
23rd March 2012, 00:26
Paid via gift payment :thumbsup:

slk486
23rd March 2012, 00:44
You forgot my Mega MD ! :)

Not available?

r0jaws
23rd March 2012, 00:57
Hi. I would like to be put down for the MD and SNES (+CIC) models please. Hopefully r0jaws and Zetro can vouch for me :)

Don't forget Gordon's order. ;)

AmiNeo
23rd March 2012, 01:01
SOB! :Doh: :oops:

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anyone else I've missed? :blased: :oops:

r0jaws
23rd March 2012, 01:02
If you need any help buddy, just give me a shout.:)

DonAmiga
23rd March 2012, 01:21
just sent payment for (MD, Snes and N64+cic)
:)

AmiNeo
23rd March 2012, 02:12
You forgot my Mega MD ! :)

Not available?


Mega MD not available as part of this I'm afraid. Krikzz told me he simply doesnt have enough to offer them en mass, or discount them right now.

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If you need any help buddy, just give me a shout.:)

I'm good, I just overlooked him somehow. :( Sent him a PM. He asked for a MD and SNES with CIC so I'm unsure what hes after :lol:

Harrison
23rd March 2012, 02:13
Damn, I completely missed this thread. I really wanted an N64 and SNES one. Any chance of a late addition?

AmiNeo
23rd March 2012, 02:34
Sure harrison, I can still add you mate. I'll extend cut off till bed time. Still waiting on a couple of people anyways :thumbsup:

Did you want the N64 with PAL CIC?


Need to hurry though guys! Krikzz is expecting the final order to be put in before the morning.

Harrison
23rd March 2012, 03:52
Great. Money sent for the N64 Everdrive with PAL CIC, and SNES Super Everdrive. :thumbsup:

AmiNeo
23rd March 2012, 04:08
Thanks Harrison!


Right guys cut off has been reached.


Everyone in, be ready to pay over the next week, earlier the better though. Sooner everyone is in, sooner the order goes through and we get these things :thumbsup:


Just need to clear up SirClive's order and then I'm just waiting on payments.

SirClive, if you could PM me ASAP we'll get your order finalised and then I can tell Krikzz how many of each we need. :thumbsup:

AmiNeo
23rd March 2012, 06:33
Everyone should now have PMs regarding payment.


Please make sure you check the amounts and items lsted in the PMs before you pay.

Dont hesitate to get in touch with any slip ups you may spot if any. I've done my best to check there are no errors but recording and confirming orders for 55 items isnt all that easy at 4:20 AM :whistle:


SirClive has PM asking him to confirm his order, and I will speak to him and arrange payment seperately.

The only ones that wont have a PM should be the guys that have already paid. (Those listed on the bottom of the first post).

Deadline for payments is 29/3/12 but I can put the order in and pay earlier if I have everyone's payments before hand.

Once everyone is happy with their orders I will inform Krikzz of the final tally for each type.


Thanks once again to you all for being a part of this. I really can't thank you enough for joining in and getting us all such awesome prices!
Pat yourselves on the back guys! This is what you call teamwork!

:thumbsup:

roberthazelby
23rd March 2012, 09:58
Payment sent! Thanks for doing this. Brilliant work!

slk486
23rd March 2012, 10:08
Payment sent, and you're a doll for doing this :p

diskers
23rd March 2012, 11:01
Payement also have been sent 3 hours ago. And a PM to notifie it.

fitzsteve
23rd March 2012, 11:02
Got the PM, thanks AmiNeo - will get the payment sent later today :)

Cheers! :thumbsup:

alexh
23rd March 2012, 11:02
Payment sent.

clueless
23rd March 2012, 11:38
Paid :thumbsup:

Laudrup
23rd March 2012, 12:23
paid ! thanks David.

Tube
23rd March 2012, 12:25
Paid. Thanks for doing the legwork!

wmsteele
23rd March 2012, 13:29
Paid... cant wait to play with this.

fitzsteve
23rd March 2012, 16:08
Payment sent :)

AmiNeo
23rd March 2012, 18:21
Sigh.. over to paypal to confirm all these payments...


Then to mark paid ppl off on first page... lol


Hi ho, hi ho, off to work I go... :whistle:

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THEIVING BA*TAR*S!

Beaps just paid me in Paypal and forgot to add his fees, so I just went to issue a refund so he could gift it or pay with the fees added and paypal wont let me refund the full amount, only minus fees!

Robbing :censored:s keep the fees when you issue a refund!????

Please make sure you include the fees or gift payments or I will not receive your full payment this side.

klargon
23rd March 2012, 18:27
Paid

Edit - PayPal have always refunded fees for me previously, even the correct percentage when offering a partial refund. Could this be anything to do with the currency?

AmiNeo
23rd March 2012, 18:49
Possibly, I dont know if Beaps started off with a different currency before paying in dollars, all I know is that it came in dollars, and a fee was removed, then the refund action was only allowing a refund minus the fees.

I havent refunded it since we'd both lose out in the process. But please be mindful of this when paying ppl.

tokyoracer
23rd March 2012, 18:59
Payment sending tomorrow, as agreed.

AmiNeo
23rd March 2012, 19:20
:thumbsup:

scrappysphinx
23rd March 2012, 19:27
Sorry to all in this thread but you will probably end up waiting on me as i will be making the payment on Wednesday as agreed with Amineo. If i can make it any earlier i will. Apologies again.

slk486
23rd March 2012, 19:57
No one is in a hurry here, so don't sweat it ;)


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AmiNeo
23rd March 2012, 20:55
Yeah thats no probs. It's still way before the cut off date anyway :thumbsup:

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UPDATE : HALF of the payments are now in... :thumbsup:


Just updating the main page...

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Updated! :thumbsup:

subcon959
23rd March 2012, 21:06
Apologies if I missed it, but does payment include Paypal fees or are we expected to pay via PPG?

AmiNeo
23rd March 2012, 21:23
No fees included. You can pay them or gift the payment :)


Again, no need to worry about buyer protection as I will get that from Krikzz, I'm buying on everones behalf so you arent technically buying the item from me.

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14 people to go and then we can place the order! :thumbsup:

subcon959
23rd March 2012, 22:52
Payment sent :thumbsup:

RED IMPACT
23rd March 2012, 23:03
Payment sent for SNES (& MD!) Hehe! :roll:

AmiNeo
24th March 2012, 00:52
12 to go... :D

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Just had payment from Laudrup... 11 left :D

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Still havent heard back from SirClive? Anyone know if hes around? just need to confirm his order for Krikzz. :thumbsup:

r0jaws
24th March 2012, 00:53
I'll send him a message on Retro-Gamer, I think he maybe working this weekend.

AmiNeo
24th March 2012, 01:38
He's just been intouch mate, Thanks! :thumbsup:

diskers
24th March 2012, 10:37
Hi everyone,
I have question maybe a little bit irrelevant to this thread but concerning however the super everdrive. Will there be in future the possibilty to make a mass order for super everdrive with DSP?. If yes I'll take one with pleasure :) :thumbsup:

AmiNeo
24th March 2012, 16:53
As I stated in a earlier post. According to Krikzz, the DSP version was a limited edition so I doubt he'll be making any more with the DSP. You can always have one fitted yourself however.

Bad_Ad84
24th March 2012, 19:56
Can japanese and usa carts be used for donor purposes?

Yes

Snoozy
24th March 2012, 20:31
Ok thanks Bad Ad84 for your help. I have no further questions about this at the moment.

I don't think this is particularly cluttering the thread as it relates to a significant modification that purchasers of the snes everdrive may need to look into. (Others have discussed the n64 cic chip issue earlier in the thread)

And Rojaws has already said he will be setting up a snes everdrive modification thread in the future.

Peter
24th March 2012, 20:35
It wasn't a personal pop at you or anyone else Snoozy - I just thought it would be a good idea to have a central place for people to post questions about any model of Everdrive - SNES, N64 or any of the other models that we are purchasing.

I am sure there will be lots of question over the next few weeks so a separate set up, trouble shooting and Q&A thread was just an idea mate...

Anyway, not my call....

AmiNeo
24th March 2012, 22:01
Ofcourse it does make it a bit more difficult for me to track who's paying...


:hijacked::sos

RED IMPACT
24th March 2012, 23:18
Good news! My missus has just said she will pay for mine for my b'day [tomorrow]! :D

It would be be nice to see a Everdrive 'support' thread, I will be wanting a glossy sticky label for my two and I'm sure I seen someone mention that earlier?!

AmiNeo
25th March 2012, 00:02
Well I can help with the everdrive but not the sticker I'm afraid :lol:

AmiNeo
25th March 2012, 04:58
Hey guys.

Everyone should have a PM regarding payment by now. If however anyone hasnt received payment info, could you please PM me?

Thanks! :thumbsup:

DBloke
25th March 2012, 12:24
Money sent

Its great having money in my Paypal account,

Now its all gone

AmiNeo
25th March 2012, 17:56
Right guys I've made a new thread for you all to talk about this stuff in. Lets try to keep this thread just for payments and tracking info please.

Everdrive chat thread -
http://www.amibay.com/showthread.php?p=286126#post286126

AmiNeo
26th March 2012, 01:15
Still havent managed to confirm sirClives order. He contacted me to say its the SNES one he wanted so ignore the CIC but never mentioned if he wants the MD everdrive aswell...

Anyone who can get in touch for me??

r0jaws
26th March 2012, 01:56
I've sent him a message chap, I'm sure he'll let you know.

AmiNeo
26th March 2012, 02:11
Thanks :thumbsup:

fatbob_gb
26th March 2012, 14:32
Payment Sent :thumbsup:

AmiNeo
27th March 2012, 04:04
Still not heard from sirClive... Krikzz wont start processing the order until he knows the exact amount we need of each...

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Payments received and tallied, 8 to go!

@ConsolePassion, please check PM. :thumbsup:

cmonkey
28th March 2012, 10:16
Payment sent for Everdrive 64 + NTSC CIC + USB debugging connector. Many thanks for putting this group buy together and saving us all a few quid in the process! :thumbsup:

Beaps
28th March 2012, 10:32
Payment sent for Everdrive 64 + NTSC CIC + USB debugging connector. Many thanks for putting this group buy together and saving us all a few quid in the process! :thumbsup:

Yer sorry I forgot also to say thanks AmiNeo for putting this together :whistle:

scrappysphinx
28th March 2012, 11:52
Payment Sent for 1x Everdrive MD.

AmiNeo
28th March 2012, 14:59
Okay guys, just waiting on SirClive and r0jaws now, then we can get the order in :thumbsup:

r0jaws
29th March 2012, 00:37
Payment sent buddy. :)

r0jaws
29th March 2012, 01:12
Looks like retro-gamer is down at the moment, but I've sent Gordon an email as a nudge. ;)

AmiNeo
29th March 2012, 04:24
Lol, much appreciated. I'm sure everyone is as excited as me to get this order in :D

slk486
29th March 2012, 20:10
Oh wait, do we need to state which N64 lockout chip to use, as in PAL or NTSC system?

alexh
29th March 2012, 20:24
Yes. It doesn't work without the right one for your console.

It doesn't matter which ROMs you use as the Everdrive makes them region free.

I believe that they have assumed PAL unless you've said otherwise. (Like me who has an NTSC N64 so you can get 60Hz & RGB)

slk486
29th March 2012, 22:27
Oh, then I'd like a 6102 CIC. Good show :)

AmiNeo
30th March 2012, 00:12
Bit late for this guys! Luckily I havent yet told Krikzz how many of each we need.

6102 is the NTSC chip right?

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Just had a thought, I wonder if it would be possible to install both on one of these and have a switch on the cart... :whistle:


Might be a good project for someone :thumbsup:

AmiNeo
30th March 2012, 14:08
Right guys, all orders are now final. I've told Krikzz and he's sending the invoice shortly.


Thanks for participating everyone! I will keep thread updated with any developments as they're shipped etc. For now, we wait for Krikzz to build them :thumbsup:

RED IMPACT
30th March 2012, 17:24
Right guys, all orders are now final. I've told Krikzz and he's sending the invoice shortly.


Thanks for participating everyone! I will keep thread updated with any developments as they're shipped etc. For now, we wait for Krikzz to build them :thumbsup:

Awww yeah! Giggedy!

AmiNeo
30th March 2012, 17:27
I'm as excited as you are! :lol: GIGITTY GIGITTY GOOOOOOOOOOOOO!

slk486
30th March 2012, 17:32
Wait! I've changed my mind :D

No, not really.


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AmiNeo
30th March 2012, 17:38
:blased:

Peter
30th March 2012, 17:46
Big Thanks again for organizing this!!

AmiNeo
30th March 2012, 17:52
:lol: My pleasure!

Just gotta play the waiting game now for them to arrive here :D

AmiNeo
31st March 2012, 13:22
Just to note: Consolepassion still owes a small sum due to fees being taken and sirClive still hasn't yet paid. While I have put the order through and paid Krikzz for the order, I have covered this myself.

If the above isn't settled however I will have to hold onto their orders and possibly sell them on. I PM'ed both of them days ago and still haven't received a response.

If you read this guys please get in touch to settle as I made it clear how the fees work and what the deadlines were. If this was anyone else handling this you'd have just lost out on your orders.

Seaside
31st March 2012, 13:28
@AmiNeo

This group buy was for the Everdrive MD ? Correct ?

Not for the MEGA Everdrive ?

AmiNeo
31st March 2012, 13:30
Yes, Nobody knew about the MEGA Everdrive when this group was set up. I did contact Krikzz about it but he wasn't willing to include them in this group order due to the price of manufacturing and current availablity.

You'd be hard pushed to get a MEGA Everdrive for 38 pounds!

Harrison
31st March 2012, 13:37
How does the MEGA Everdrive differ from the Everdrive MD?

AmiNeo
31st March 2012, 15:43
Larger ROM size, faster load / flash times, USB, umm... Save states... those are the major things I think, aside from that the rest is yet to be implemented as far as I know but more features will apparently be added via software in the future.



There is a vid or 2 made by Krikzz on youtube... :thumbsup:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v7G0iwXruTY

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Going to wait for them to update BIOS a bit and let them become more available, maybe then I might set up another group buy :)

Snoozy
31st March 2012, 16:36
Amineo, have they arrived yet :lol:

AmiNeo
31st March 2012, 18:04
:lol: nopes. I doubt krikzz even has all the parts yet, hehe.

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OMFG!!! This thread! = Replies - 221, Views - 4,330 :lol:

diskers
1st April 2012, 09:59
Maybe soon a mass order for Mega Everdrive? :roll:

AmiNeo
1st April 2012, 10:28
:dry:... As I said yesterday...
Yes, Nobody knew about the MEGA Everdrive when this group was set up. I did contact Krikzz about it but he wasn't willing to include them in this group order due to the price of manufacturing and current availablity.

You'd be hard pushed to get a MEGA Everdrive for 38 pounds It's only JUST become available within the last week.


Going to wait for them to update BIOS a bit and let them become more available, maybe then I might set up another group buy


...Once krikzz is willing to do them en mass.



:p

diskers
1st April 2012, 19:52
[joke mode/on]Don't be so nervous Amineo ;) "soon" have a really vague meaning ;) :D [joke mode /off]

AmiNeo
1st April 2012, 20:31
Sorry, that was intended to be humourous. :)

AmiNeo
5th April 2012, 14:48
Just had word from krikzz, the Everdrive MDs are on their way. :thumbsup:

scrappysphinx
5th April 2012, 14:50
That's great Amineo.
Better get that 50/60hz mod and my rgb scart cable sorted soon then lol

AmiNeo
5th April 2012, 15:04
I'm doing you an RGB scart!? :blink: rofl

scrappysphinx
5th April 2012, 15:08
lol, just gotta get scart ordered from ebay and finish the 60hz mod. Awaiting some switches from china lol

AmiNeo
5th April 2012, 15:19
Ah nice. My white MD will be finished soon as well. Just waiting for r0j to print the decals off for me because my printer doesn't like the decal paper.

Need to get myself a nice sized CRT TV then :D

cmonkey
5th April 2012, 16:06
Is it just the Everdrive MD's that are on their way or is it ALL the different types of Everdrives that have been ordered?

AmiNeo
5th April 2012, 16:07
He's sending them in several individual small packages. So far only the MDs have been posted and the rest will be following once he's got them all together :thumbsup:

FYI the MD's make up almost half of the total order, so effectively half the order that's been shipped.

DonAmiga
5th April 2012, 16:12
nice one :thumbsup:

AmiNeo
5th April 2012, 16:17
Once theyre here I will ask people if they'd rather wait for the rest of their order (if they have ordered more than just the MD) or pay extra shipping to have the MD's sent out earlier which I'm happy to do. :thumbsup:

DonAmiga
5th April 2012, 16:34
happy to pay the extra to get it sent out early as its getting exciting indeed :D

diskers
5th April 2012, 17:00
When When When.....:bounceBoingBall: :D

AmiNeo
5th April 2012, 18:26
:lol: Whenever theyre here :)


Just had this from Krikzz...

"shipping time 10-15 days usually. next package will be sent tomorrow."


:thumbsup:

subcon959
5th April 2012, 19:33
That was fast.

It's a pity the postal service doesn't work as efficiently as Krikzz.

AmiNeo
5th April 2012, 20:13
Aye. It's a further pity they haven't invented Startrek transporters already! :lol:

AmiNeo
5th April 2012, 23:41
Krikzz has informed me that there will be 3 packages overall. 1 has been sent containing the MDs as stated previously. The next one will be sent tomorrow. The last one will be sent sometime shortly after. :thumbsup:

AmiNeo
9th April 2012, 19:07
All packages now on their way. I will post here when they arrive :thumbsup:

DonAmiga
9th April 2012, 20:21
nice to see you keeping us all up to date :)

Cheers :thumbsup:

AmiNeo
9th April 2012, 20:49
nice to see you keeping us all up to date :)

Cheers :thumbsup:

Would you expect any less? :D

DonAmiga
9th April 2012, 20:55
nice to see you keeping us all up to date :)

Cheers :thumbsup:

Would you expect any less? :D

Not at all :) your doing a great job :thumbsup:

AmiNeo
9th April 2012, 21:41
Thanks! :D

DBloke
10th April 2012, 01:09
http://www.db45.com/c/awesome/awesome_011.jpg

subcon959
12th April 2012, 18:29
Perhaps you could put the very latest info at the top of the 1st post, like when the packages were posted and how long it's expected to take?

Just an idea, it would save people going back over previous pages to find your updates.

AmiNeo
13th April 2012, 01:04
I doubt there will be 'pages' added between the update and their arrival to be honest. Well, unless poeple keep posting suggestions to get around pages being added that is... :picard

In all fairness, I really couldn't say exactly when they're expected anyway. Krikzz told me up to 2 weeks from posting is normal. The 3 parcels were each posted about 3 days apart from each other and this is if we have no issues with delays in handling between the Ukraine and here. Putting expected dates on will just raise concern for people if they're delayed for any reason.


The last of the parcels was posted on the 9th so we're likely looking at the 25th before they're ALL here at the earliest. The Megadrive ones should get here before that though, but that is provided there are no hold-ups.

wmsteele
13th April 2012, 10:42
Thanks for keeping us all updated. Looking forward to powering up the old Mega Drive with some games I've always wanted to play... its like Christmas!