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Sopranos owners club! (members only) Where's the $*#[email protected]! money?

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#901 56 days ago
Quoted from timlah79:

I actually started a related thread about this when I first got my Sopranos b/c I was unsure what the expectation was around sound quality. It had never been unboxed since acquired when the game came out. Long story short, the lo-fi sound of the game is normal and I only needed to upgrade the Game & Display ROMs.
It had:
Game (CPU) 3.02
Display 3.00
It did need these two updated ROM chips to at least support the ColorDMD I bought:
EPROM U210 Game A5.00 (click here for Marco's product link)
ROM0 EPROM Disp. A5.00 (click here for Marco's product link)
I picked those up from Marcos and they are only $10 a pop so why not just go for it?
If you're speaking to the specific sound/voice ROMs... As I understand it nothing changed after the below sound/voice ROMs except added language support per the release notes. I compared the checksum values against the readme.txt notes--which can be found within the ZIP file of the latest 5.00 release. Download here via ipmd.org. I didn't come to any conclusion that upgrading these was needed. The notes are a little confusing as the specifics read "Changes from last release" but if that means that 3.02 included the sound changes below (as opposed to 3.01) then there were some tweaks just after 3.01 that may be a part of 3.02. Nothing was changed after 3.02 though as far as actual sound though AFAIK. Here's a snippet from the readme for 3.00 to 3.02:
/////////////////////////////////////
//START README.TXT Snippet///
////////////////////////////////////
------------------------------------------------------------------------------
SOUND Release
Date April 19, 2005
sopsnda.u7 checksum $9B5A - ENGLISH
------------------------------------------------------------------------------
CPU Release 3.02
Date April 7, 2005
sopcpua.302 checksum $A1FF - ENGLISH
sopcpui.302 checksum $ABFF - ITALIAN
**************************
Changes from last release:
- Fixed swearing accounting if adult mode is set to YES.
- Increased how often the game swears.
------------------------------------------------------------------------------
CPU Release 3.01
Date April 4, 2005
sopcpua.301 checksum $A2FF - ENGLISH
**************************
Changes from last release:
- Increased the amount of swearing the game will do if set to Adult ON.
- Increased the frequency of Secret Mania from the Pork Store.
///////////////////////////////////
//END README.TXT Snippet///
/////////////////////////////////
Someone can correct me if I'm wrong. This is what sound/voice mine are marked as. I think I have the latest needed:
SOUND U7
$9B5A 04/19/05
VOICE U37
ROM 4 $ADCD 2/24/05
VOICE U36
ROM 3 $47A3 2/24/05
VOICE U21
ROM 2 $C14C 2/24/05
VOICE U17
ROM 1 $F01E 3/28/05
Hope this helps!

I tried to update my code by erasing and reprogramming the existing chips, but now I have a display issue. The checksums are good but the display is blank. If I flash the power switch it will display stern sopranos but nothing else. Anyone know what I am missing?

#902 56 days ago
Quoted from Tomass:

I tried to update my code by erasing and reprogramming the existing chips, but now I have a display issue. The checksums are good but the display is blank. If I flash the power switch it will display stern sopranos but nothing else. Anyone know what I am missing?

This is definitely out of my realm of expertise, but if you think the issue began with the reprogramming of the existing chips, why not just buy the 5.00 Display and Game/CPU chips from Marcos at $10 each then see if your display comes back to life? Forgive my ignorance if you're doing something custom for a reason.

#903 56 days ago
Quoted from timlah79:

This is definitely out of my realm of expertise, but if you think the issue began with the reprogramming of the existing chips, why not just buy the 5.00 Display and Game/CPU chips from Marcos at $10 each then see if your display comes back to life? Forgive my ignorance if you're doing something custom for a reason.

Nevermind, I am a dumbass. I neglected to reconnect the ribbon cable. All is well now. Need to play a few games and see if anything is different. I saw in notes about something mania in the pork store? Never had that award.

#904 56 days ago
Quoted from Tomass:

Nevermind, I am a dumbass. I neglected to reconnect the ribbon cable. All is well now. Need to play a few games and see if anything is different. I saw in notes about something mania in the pork store? Never had that award.

It’s the “F’IN BIG POINTS” award

#905 56 days ago
Quoted from MeNaCeFiRe:

It’s the “F’IN BIG POINTS” award

Oh, I see. Well I get that pretty much every game. Not sure if anything is different or not but I update the cpu, display and u7 sound chips. Was a good learning experience and now I am a little more familiar with the gq-4x4

#906 56 days ago
Quoted from Tomass:

Nevermind, I am a dumbass. I neglected to reconnect the ribbon cable. All is well now.

Sounds like a bad case of "fuckfaceitis".

(LOVE that callout!)

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