ok, i've figured it out, and it basically comes down to short sighted design on the side of the designers of most rom writers. varying types of chips have varying pin-outs, voltages, etc and thus, need to tell the machine what's what. this seems to me like a scam for them to sell the little definition chips and that to ACTUALLY solve the problem is a fairly straightforward programming problem, and a perfect candidate for a future sourceforge project (once i gain some programming skill, that is )
at any rate, WE ARE NOT AMUSED!!!!
Edited by masakari098, 26 December 2003 - 04:25 AM.