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Re: New Fidelity chess modules [Re: fhub] #105811 05/31/16 05:43 PM
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http://www.schach-computer.info/wiki/images/0/09/Fidelity_Super_9_Chess_Challenger_PCB.jpg

In above pic, the socketed chip next to the speech chip: The speech ROM wasn't dumped? I'll assume they're same as the other ones by Fidelity.

And the CB9 ROM(bottom-right chip I assume), was it dumped from the chesscomputer PCB, or from the CB9 module?

Re: New Fidelity chess modules [Re: hap] #105812 05/31/16 06:06 PM
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Originally Posted By hap
http://www.schach-computer.info/wiki/images/0/09/Fidelity_Super_9_Chess_Challenger_PCB.jpg

In above pic, the socketed chip next to the speech chip: The speech ROM wasn't dumped? I'll assume they're same as the other ones by Fidelity.

I guess your assumption is ok, the ROMs I've sent are all that I got.
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And the CB9 ROM(bottom-right chip I assume), was it dumped from the chesscomputer PCB, or from the CB9 module?

From the PCB, but I also have a dump of the original CB9 module and both are exactly the same.

Re: New Fidelity chess modules [Re: fhub] #106012 06/11/16 09:27 PM
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Many thanks to 'hap' for implementing the 'Super 9' in the Fidelity driver! smile

I've just sent a few more ROMs for Fidelity chess computers to the MAME developers email address,
just in case anyone may be interested to create new drivers ... wink

Franz

Re: New Fidelity chess modules [Re: fhub] #106017 06/12/16 08:49 AM
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BTW, for chess players here's my new CB-Fidelity package (without ROMs!):
http://www29.zippyshare.com/v/65ziaEeg/file.html

The new 'Super 9' and 'Elite Avantgarde V9' are already included -
you can find the necessary ROMs at the usual place ... wink

Franz

Re: New Fidelity chess modules [Re: fhub] #106018 06/12/16 09:38 AM
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Originally Posted By fhub
BTW, for chess players here's my new CB-Fidelity package (without ROMs!):
http://www29.zippyshare.com/v/65ziaEeg/file.html

The new 'Super 9' and 'Elite Avantgarde V9' are already included -
you can find the necessary ROMs at the usual place ... wink

Franz


Thanks for the support of the real V9 ROM. smile

Re: New Fidelity chess modules [Re: Anna Wu] #106020 06/12/16 11:22 AM
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Originally Posted By Anna Wu

Thanks for the support of the real V9 ROM. smile

You're welcome!

The V9 was easy to implement, I just had to copy and modify a few lines from the V7.
For really new modules (as e.g. the Super 9) I can write the code for supporting chess pieces, but I can't create a new driver from the scratch (I've just too little knowledge of hardware and MAME internals) - for this we need indeed a true MAME expert like 'hap'! smile

Franz

Re: New Fidelity chess modules [Re: fhub] #106089 06/19/16 05:08 PM
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The new Fidelity A/S (Budapest & Glasgow) is waiting in the wings ... wink


Re: New Fidelity chess modules [Re: fhub] #106318 07/03/16 08:02 PM
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Hi,

from a friend I've got a modified ROM for the Sensory Chess Challenger (SC9), it is from a tuned (8MHz) machine.
It is indeed very similar to the version implemented in MAME (by 'hap'), it has the same size and the same ROM addresses, and essentially it's working.

There's only one big problem:
it only responds to mouseclicks on the 8th row of the chessboard (a8-h8), all other fields are simply ignored. frown

I've now already tried to solve this problem for many days, but unfortunately without success. The current routine 'sc9_input_r' in the SC9 driver is
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	return read_inputs(9) ^ 0xff;

and I've changed this in many different ways, but nothing worked.

Has anyone any ideas what else I could do (or try) to solve this problem?
Is there any method to find out what exactly the device expects to get from from the driver, when you click on any sensor field of the chessboard?
Or are there any other places in the driver that could be the reason for this problem?

Regards,
Franz

Re: New Fidelity chess modules [Re: fhub] #106347 07/04/16 09:54 AM
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Ok, forget my previous post.

I've now finally found the solution for this problem, and I found it myself! smile

"Don't rely on the help of others" is indeed a good motto - especially here in this forum. wink

Franz

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Insulting the people who wrote the software you use probably isn't though.

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