NES 2.0 Mapper 398
NES 2.0 Mapper 398 denotes the 晶太 YY840820C circuit board, used for a single multicart:
- 1995 Super HiK 5-in-1 - 新系列米奇老鼠組合卡 (JY-048)
It adds an outer bank register to a VRC4 clone (A0/A1, VRC4f) together with ridiculously complex logic to implement a GNROM-like mode. The first 128 KiB of PRG-ROM and 512 KiB (first chip) of CHR-ROM contain World Hero, the second 128 KiB of PRG-ROM and 128 KiB (second chip) of CHR-ROM contain four CNROM-256 games.
Outer Bank Register ($8000-$FFFF)
Mask: $8000 A~FEDC BA98 7654 3210 ------------------- 1... .... BA.. .... ++-------- PRG A17..A16 |+-------- CHR A16 +--------- CHR chip select (CHR A19 in NES 2.0 ROM image) | 0: first (512 KiB) | 1: second (128 KiB) +--------- Mode Select 0: VRC4, first CHR chip 1: GNROM-like, second CHR chip Power-on value: $C0
The Outer Bank Register overlaps the VRC4 registers in the same address range.
GNROM-like mode operation
In the GNROM-like mode (Outer Bank Register 'B' bit =1), the address bits come from the following sources:
PRG-ROM A13: CPU A13 PRG-ROM A14: CPU A14 PRG-ROM A15: VRC4 CHR A12 PRG-ROM A16: Outer Bank Register 'A' bit PRG-ROM A17: Outer Bank Register 'B' bit, i.e. always 1 CHR-ROM A10: PPU A10 CHR-ROM A11: PPU A11 CHR-ROM A12: PPU A12 CHR-ROM A13: VRC4 CHR A10 CHR-ROM A14: VRC4 CHR A11 CHR-ROM A15: VRC4 CHR A12 CHR-ROM A16: Outer Bank Register 'A' bit
As with SOROM, SUROM and SXROM, if the several CHR bank registers' CHR A12 bit does not specify the same outer bank, then PRG-ROM will would be bankswitched as the PPU renders.