After great labor with the workaround involving the FTDI driver debacle, I got the FTDI breakout board suggested by ND to upload programs to the hackvision. I eventually found the last stable driver distribution which didn’t brick the board, and now it (the FTDI board at least) registers as a USB serial port on my device manager. Now, I get an error while uploading which says:
avrdude: stk500_getsync(): not in sync: resp=0x00
And the upload fails, leaving the stock Space Invaders/Pong combo on the machine.
I’m using the latest Arduino IDE, TVout library. etc on a windows 8 64bit machine. Is anyone else having this problem? I’ve been really looking forward to messing around with this thing and I don’t really want my money to have gone to waste.