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With the newly released CPS-3 ULTRASIMMS, I anticipate there will be a need to have a solid group of trusted people in the community, in all parts of the world, willing to write the 6 x SIMMS for other users (basically you'll need a TL86_PLUS/ProMan programmer, adapters, experience, and spare time on your hands).

The TL86_PLUS programmer itself isn't the cheapest, and some users may consider it a wasted purchase for a quick one off flash. On the flip-side however, IMO it is a worthwhile investment as there will be future use for this programmer with more Multi’s using it.

Also, the ability to flash them from CD/SCSI2CD isn't available (yet? ever?), and doing so would take hours on end anyhow.

I think we need to setup a repository of people who can help end users with this. I propose a set fee of $25 USD / 20 EURO / 20 GBP / $35 AUD + return postage for this service. People are free to charge what they want, or do it for free, but I think this price point is fair and would help offset the investment in the adapters, programmer and also your time.

As to NOT to condone any piracy or illegal activity, this must be known as simply a service to write "whatever files you want" to SIMMS, thus the user will need to provide a download link for the files they wish to be written. Just like buyicnow, hobbyroms, and such other sites, we're aiming to just provide a service. You are paying only for a service to write your files to your SIMMS.

Users who provide this service, should also be able to validate and verify their work before sending back.

This service can also extend to other existing and future multis; Namco NA-1, etc.

Please let me know if you are down to help out and what area of the world you are in and I'll add you to the list below.

Thanks.
 
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Can you give me a link for this programmer? I still don't know how this will work.
 

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what's the actual chip/device-profile and adapter? I'm curious if it's only TL86_PLUS / ProMan or if one of my other programmers would do it.
 
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what's the actual chip/device-profile and adapter? I'm curious if it's only TL86_PLUS / ProMan or if one of my other programmers would do it.
For one, the ProMan looks like this:

proman_tl86plus.jpg


The adapter I guess plugs right in to the pin headers.
 

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Oh well I have that programmer. But what adapter is for the cps3 simms?
 

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Custom adapter which the SIMMS fit into purchasable in the future from Darksoft.
 

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I'm interested in signing up as a programmer, but I don't have the equipment at the moment. It might be a while before this is in need though?
 

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Added @mathewbeall — if anyone else is grabbing a programmer and wants to help others in their region, please speak up, with the release of the UltraSIMMs just around the corner, there’s going to be peeps after this service for sure.
 
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