Power Chupin

Power Chupin

by ro on 20-12-2020, 09:33
Topic: Software
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From our Brazil MRC user Marcos Daniel Blanco de Oliveira (aka cbsfox) we got word about his latest software-reservation program called Power Chupin. With this tool extractions of cartridge based software can be achieved within a minute. The program is now available for download.

There's plenty of ROMs out there, carrying unique software for the MSX system. Think of Konami games for example, or build-in software on hardware extensions like sound modules. Not only was this a popular storage format back in the days, even today we see this physical format appear frequently. And for a good reason, ROMs are the easiest and fastest way to run software. The downside is price and availability. On purchase, you've got one physical copy to deal with. When that is broken or lost, it is game over.

With Power Chupin, there is a way to preserve a back-up of the cartridge software. For own use ofcourse. Make a digital copy of the software and store it on your modern file storage to even play it on MSX emulators. How's that for convenience. Having a physical version of software is cool, just like having an original CD or even LP from your favorite band. It includes packaging in full color, it is unique, and you can touch and even smell it. It just makes you feel good. And preserving the data is key.

With this extraction tool you can create ROM files of your MSX Cartridges with different sizes, from 16 Kb up to 2048 Kb. And with the most common mapper types, like Konami, ASCII 8 Kb, and ASCII 16 Kb. Its necessary to have a slot expander or another device to disable the cartridge ROM and allow booting into DOS. Or, do it the old fashion way and plug the cart in just after the MSX logo appears. Be careful though.

If you want to be in contact with Marcos Daniel for questions or suggestions, visit him at our own forum at this topic. Version 1.0 is now free available to download.

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relevant link: Download Power Chupin from our database

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Comments (8)

By Jipe

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20-12-2020, 12:55

[ Or, do it the old fashion way and plug the cart in just after the MSX logo appears. Be careful though. ]

don't try this if you want preserve your VDP on many MSX

By KdL

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20-12-2020, 15:49

I've never seen the "AscII" text formatting written like this, is there a reason for that?

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ASCII
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ASCII_Corporation

By Parn

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21-12-2020, 16:34

KdL wrote:

I've never seen the "AscII" text formatting written like this, is there a reason for that?

Yes, a long time ago not everyone knew what "ASCII" meant and assumed the trailing "II" in the acronym were roman numerals, so they got used to read it as "ASK-2", hence "AscII". Yes, I completely agree it's weird and no, I've never said it that way but yes, I've heard people saying it.

By cbsfox

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21-12-2020, 20:57

Gentleman, please test the tool and leave your feedbacks.

By inspecteurZ

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28-12-2020, 10:32

How do you dump a 64kb rom (without mapper)?

By cbsfox

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30-12-2020, 21:16

For now, there is no support for this type of rom.
But maybe in the next version.
What game are you trying to copy?

By usuariodemsx

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05-01-2021, 14:17

Will it be compatible with MSXVR?

By cbsfox

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16-04-2021, 07:39

Sure it is bro.