> Yeah, it might be retarded compared to using your brain and guessing (or in my case,
> getting a minute of free time to trojan the damn board), but don't you really wanna
> know what's in those chip? I know I'm morbidly curious, we're all sure it's a gate
> array from that toshiba datasheet but ... are we absolutely sure? What if there's
> something surprising waiting for us?
> It's not hard if you delayer the chip btw: Stain, etch, stain, etch then extract
> rectangles (e.g. hough transform) after the micrograph, reverse engineer the standard
> cells and use some already written software (e.g. Mentor Graphics Calibre) to extract
> the RTL after converting the rectangles to GDSII. Not easy and you would need an SEM
> image of the surface to figure out the depth as well as good guesstimation to figure
> out what each layer is and how much to dilute the enchant for it. I don't know if Dr.
> Decap does this but even if he did, it'd be a job in the thousands of dollars range.
> Anyway, I personally am not demanding anything just humbly stating my own preference.
> Dr. Decap can do whatever the heck he wants with the money I sent him, any chips in
> the pipeline is worth looking at.
Yes No one can be 100% sure until they are decapped who knows there is something surprising in there for all of us and if we neglect it then we'll never come to know what's in those chips......as Mr. Belmont said that the seibu games require applied brainpower to get those games farther well one question Mr. Belmont there is no one who is ready to touch the seibu games because they have no time or so usually...there was progress made earlier this year by Kale in January but since then it's been almost 7 months and the progress has been halted so to make further progress in that what can we do ? at least by donating $$ we can get the chips decapped.....what other choice do we have to bring those games to a playable state..... can you shed some light on this ?