PC2NES

This is a tool I wrote using the NRPC library. It allows you to send iNES ROMs to the PowerPak directly over a PC-to-NES serial cable. Building the cable is easy, mine uses FTDI TTL-232R-5V-WE USB to serial converter which can be directly spliced with the NES controller wires.

All that is required is to add a modified versions of one of the mapper files on the CF. This adds a new screen before the normal PowerPak menus which waits for transfers from PC. Any controller button takes the user to the original menus.

I also added it to the Windows “Send to” context menu so now I can simply right click on an iNES ROM and send it directly to NES without having to go through the hassle of swapping CF cards if I want to test a ROM that isn’t on the CF already.

Now also supports 115 200 kbps transfer speed! Also you can transfer the WRAM contents (save games) and up to 5 Game Genie codes.

Here’s the usage for the app:

usage: pc2nes.exe [options] infile

    -ntsc            use NTSC timing
    -pal             use PAL timing
    -wram=[file]     WRAM contents
    -gg=[code]       Game Genie code
    -port=[port]     send data to a serial port
    -out=[file]      save data to a file

Information about how to build the cable can be found in this thread at NESDev forums: http://nesdev.parodius.com/bbs/viewtopic.php?t=7520

Downloads

Download pc2nes-v01.zip (632.2 kB)

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