You need lots of things. But best to obtain a working Naomi-based cab then add in the parts that you need later. CF equals compact flash, as in the cards. CF booting is a method to load games onto the memory modules of the Naomi Dimm via a firmware mod + modded security chip (called a Zero Key) + a CF to SCSI reader/adapter. Netbooting is a method where you load games via your home network to a NetDimm's memory modules. Here is an itemized list:umm you lost me at "CF"
Where can I read a primer on this and a detailed list of all the required parts to get it going ?
ok I've digested a lot of that and have a couple questions
Nope. I am just a newbie like you. I have about an 8 month head start on you is all. Found this site and used it to become Harvard-educated in Arcade Gaming 101. Haven't even taken my freshman year finals yet.You're the man because despite all the googling in the world what I really needed was a list like this
Ok so I tried to watch that video and found it to be very scatterbrained. it didn't explain a few key issues but I noticed he had a website open on his PC that seems to have all the answers
How to Net-boot NAOMI/Tri-Force/Chihiro Using Pi-Force ToolsWhere can I read a primer on this and a detailed list of all the required parts to get it going ?
yup. Sega started making them toward the end of the NAOMI's life span since there were a lot of GDROM failures.Wait, there is an official Sega SCSI CF ?
Without a Net-DIMM you would need to have a regular DIMM modified before it can be used with a CF reader, this involves removing a surface mount chip, reprogramming the chip and then re-soldering it back in the DIMM board. There's a guide here: [Tutorial] Naomi reading compact flash on 'normal' non-net dimmboard I know Mitsurugi-w also offers this service but it is something that needs to be done before you can use CF cards. A Net-DIMM doesn't have this problem because it can be reprogrammed via the network interface.I won't be getting a net dimm due to cost
There's an excellent thread on how to modify an existing CF reader for use with a DIMM board here: The Guided DIY CF Card Reader Thread!!I am curious as to what the changes are to an existing SCSI CF to make it compatible and if it is the power leads being revearsed or if there is more to it .