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EverDrive-N8 (Basic Edition) [NES]

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Build Your EverDrive-N8 (Basic Edition):

Select EverDrive-N8 (NES) Shell
* Gold (Un-coated) is molded plastic with shiny specks added, this can cause some swirling patterns in plastic.
Select EverDrive-N8 (NES) Front Label
Select Cart Shell Screws
Select N8 SD Card
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ANALOG NT OWNERS: This product has known issues with the Analog NT.

Ever dream of having your whole library of NES in a single cartridge? The EverDrive-N8 (NES) allows you to load your game back-ups (commonly known as ROMs) on a SD card, put the SD card into the EverDrive-N8, put the EverDrive-N8 into an NES and have your list of games at your finger tips.

What comes with the Basic Edition?

The Basic Edition, by default, comes with just the PCB (circuit board) installed into gray shell, with basic black front label and gray back label. If you already have the PCB and would like to order any of the extras, please click the PARTS icon at the top of this listing.

EverdDrive-N8 Features:
  • NES, Famicom, and Twin Famicom systems are supported.* Many NES/FC clones supported as well.
  • Cart supports NES and FDS ROM images.
  • Automatic disk side swap for FDS.
  • Expansion audio.**
  • Game Genie cheat code support.
  • Automatically backs-up saves to SD card. There is no need to push reset before shutting down the system.
  • Mapper support can be extended via software updates. As easy as loading new mappers files on SD card.
  • FAT / FAT16 / FAT32 file system formats are supported.
  • Supports SD (SD & SDHC) cards up to 32GB.
  • Quick loading of game files (approx. 4-8 seconds).
EverDrive-N8 hardware:
  • Powerful Cyclone II FPGA.
  • 2 x 512Kbyte SRAM for PRG and CHR data.
  • 128Kbyte battery backed memory. It write save data to SD.
  • Max II CPLD to handle FPGA reconfiguration, BIOS, SD and USB interfaces.
  • 1Mbyte flash BIOS.
  • Voltage shift buffers on PPU and CPU bus for matching levels between 5v NES bus and 3.3 EverDrive bus. Far better than simple resistor buffers at reducing noise and power consumption.
* Famicom version of cart requires Famicom to NES adapter to be used with NES. NES version of cart requires NES to Famicom adapter to be used with Famicom.
** Only Famicom can output expansion sound without modification. NES systems require modification to support this feature.
FDS is the only exception, user should push the reset button on system to get back to main menu before than shutting down the system, otherwise FDS save data will be lost.


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EverDrive-N8 (OS v13) [NEWEST] (nesos-v13.zip, 700 Kb) [Download]

Change List (changelist.txt, 3 Kb) [Download]

About BIOS (about_bios.txt, 0 Kb) [Download]

Disk Layout (disk_setup.gif, 21 Kb) [Download]

Read Me (readme.txt, 0 Kb) [Download]

Older OSs (Older_OS.zip, 2,580 Kb) [Download]

Funcionamiento perfecto, configuración e instalación fácil, 100% recomendado, un articulo de calidad, gracias //// Perfect operation, easy setup and installation, 100% recommended, quality item, thank you
Funcionamiento perfecto, configuración e instalación fácil, 100% recomendado, un articulo de calidad, gracias //// Perfect operation, easy setup and installation, 100% recommended, quality item, thank you
I purchased this from Stoneagegamer about a week ago; the order was processed smoothly and that the product was shipped promptly. My version was the basic one in black with the plain black label on the front, the gray label on the back, and Phillips screws in the case. I used my own flash card, so I had to download the OS from the Stoneagegamer website. There were various tutorials online, which I'll summarize here.
After extracting the OS onto my flash drive, I created a folder called Roms in the root directory. I loaded all of my roms (about 1000) and promptly found that many weren't recognized. After some trial and error, I realized that the roms need to be placed into separate folders, because the OS can only recognize about 150-200 roms per folder. Once that was done, I was able to play almost of my beloved games on my Everdrive. There's a compatibility list that can be found with a quick google search, and a few of the notable games that won't work include Castlevania III, Tengen Tetris, Gauntlet I, Punch Out!, Mike Tyson's Punch Out!, and RBI Baseball 1-3. Still, just about everything else works, and everything plays just like it would on an original cartridge. I think it is especially nice that I can play homebrew games like Bladebuster and Tecmo Bowl 2016 on my original NES. I love my Everdrive!
The Everdrive N8 is a great piece of hardware. I purchased my N8 a few months ago and had no issues...until it stopped working. I let krikzz know what was happening (via his website) and I sent it out for repair. I got it back shortly (2 weeks) after and everything is in working order. Krikzz makes a great product and the Deluxe Edition stone age sells is great!
No issues as long as you're using clean ROMs. issues with some 'hacked' ROMs. Very nice cart for people who want to play NES games on actual NES hardware.
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What is a flash cart?

A flash cart allows you to take game back-up files (commonly referred to as ROMs), put them on an SD card, put the SD card into the flash cart and then access the list of game files from your console.

Where can I download the necessary OS files for this flash cart?

Click the "DOWNLOADS" tab above.

Will flash carts work on clone systems like the Super Retro Trio or the RetroN5?

The answer is: maybe. Sometimes flash carts will operate on clone systems, but we can not guarantee it. Currently there is no flash cart known to work on the RetroN5.