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#1 Lynxman OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Sep 10, 2007 2:34 PM

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Edited by Lynxman, Tue Sep 11, 2007 1:28 PM.


#2 Wester OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Sep 10, 2007 3:55 PM

I'll bite...what am I looking at :?:

#3 SatNoob OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Sep 10, 2007 5:54 PM

Just need a sticker to cover up the ugly now :D

#4 jboypacman OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Sep 10, 2007 6:11 PM

So what are we looking at?

#5 Fadest OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Sep 11, 2007 12:32 AM

So what are we looking at?

I would say : one of the best news (and afaik, the best in my opinion) in the Lynx scene for this year.

#6 mimo OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Sep 11, 2007 2:28 AM

well, if it is what I think it is, I'm in ;)

#7 atari2600land OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Sep 11, 2007 5:43 AM

I still don't know what it is. Explain.

#8 Damon Plus OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Sep 11, 2007 7:44 AM

Is that a Lynx flashcart?

#9 Lynxman OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Sep 11, 2007 11:23 AM

Yes, its a Lynx Flash Card.

USB, 115200Baud, 512K Flash, compatible to Lynx I and II, 93C46 for High Scores (up/download via USB)

And its 100% made by the Lynxman. :cool:

The Hardware is 98% finished. The Software around 80%. I have to add a Bootloader for Firmware update.
The Card is controlled by a µCom.

It is (of cause) possible to load all kind of games, 128/256/512K.

Edited by Lynxman, Tue Sep 11, 2007 11:25 AM.


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Posted Tue Sep 11, 2007 3:01 PM

Yes, its a Lynx Flash Card.

USB, 115200Baud, 512K Flash, compatible to Lynx I and II, 93C46 for High Scores (up/download via USB)

And its 100% made by the Lynxman. :cool:

The Hardware is 98% finished. The Software around 80%. I have to add a Bootloader for Firmware update.
The Card is controlled by a µCom.

It is (of cause) possible to load all kind of games, 128/256/512K.



SOLD!

Where do I send the check? :)

Seriously, this is great, great news! Sign me up for the first production run!! :cool:

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Posted Tue Sep 11, 2007 3:03 PM

When do you think it will be finished? What will be the approximate price for it? Will you ship to Europe?

I want answers answers answers!!!!

#12 Lynxman OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Sep 11, 2007 8:10 PM

I think i finish the Firmware next 2-4 weeks. After this i send the unit to the Betatester.

Shipping to Europe? No Problem, cause i am live in Europe. ;) (Germany)

#13 remowilliams OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Sep 11, 2007 8:17 PM

Wow, that is terrific! Sign me up for one! :D

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Posted Wed Sep 12, 2007 11:11 AM

I think i finish the Firmware next 2-4 weeks. After this i send the unit to the Betatester.

Shipping to Europe? No Problem, cause i am live in Europe. ;) (Germany)

Hallo Lynxman
Da auch ich in Deutschland wohne,könnte ich für dich Tester spielen.Abgesehen davon kannst du mich auf die Liste der Besteller setzen,denn ich will auch so ein Teil.
Gruss Walter

#15 Gregory DG OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed Sep 12, 2007 11:46 AM

Very nice! :thumbsup:

#16 Zeptari1 OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed Sep 12, 2007 4:04 PM

Flashcard- stores one game at a time playable till you power off?
mostly used for dev stuff.

OR


can i store lots of lynx games on there at once, like a multicart?

that's what I'd really like!! a lynx multi cart with tons of room!
maybe SD card support.... Imagine tons of lynx games on
one 1GB sd card!

sweet!


-rick

Edited by Zeptari1, Wed Sep 12, 2007 4:05 PM.


#17 jimid2 OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed Sep 12, 2007 7:43 PM

that's what I'd really like!! a lynx multi cart with tons of room!
maybe SD card support.... Imagine tons of lynx games on
one 1GB sd card!

:rolling: A Gig? That's rich... You could probably store every Lynx title ever made on a 64 Meg card, UNCOMPRESSED! ;)

I agree with the sentiment though - a multi-cart would be soooo cool! :)

Edited by jimid2, Wed Sep 12, 2007 7:44 PM.


#18 Zeptari1 OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed Sep 12, 2007 7:48 PM

that's what I'd really like!! a lynx multi cart with tons of room!
maybe SD card support.... Imagine tons of lynx games on
one 1GB sd card!

:rolling: A Gig? That's rich... You could probably store every Lynx title ever made on a 64 Meg card, UNCOMPRESSED! ;)

I agree with the sentiment though - a multi-cart would be soooo cool! :)



You're right, i didn't do the math. What's the biggest lynx game size about a half a meg?
Maybe the multi cart could have a picture viewer and mod player built into it to use all
that extra space! :D

-rick

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Posted Sun Sep 16, 2007 4:19 AM

Hi Lynxman,

I think it looks great!
You've made a pretty cool PCB too, I wish I had the tools to do that. Did you use a thick PCB?
Do you use the comlynx to upload games to it?

Roland.

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Posted Sun Sep 16, 2007 5:53 AM

Nice to see some new Lynx hardware. This won't fit in a Lynx I as the xtal is probably too high.

But I like the idea of USB. This is probably much faster to use for developers than my cart.

What worries me is that the software is 80% finished. Usually you finish 80% in 20% of the time and doing the last 20% takes 80% of the time.
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#21 Lynxman OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Sep 16, 2007 7:55 AM

I think it looks great!
You've made a pretty cool PCB too, I wish I had the tools to do that. Did you use a thick PCB?
Do you use the comlynx to upload games to it?


Yes, thick PCB.

Upload Game with USB-wire.

Nice to see some new Lynx hardware. This won't fit in a Lynx I as the xtal is probably too high.


No.

You can insert and remove, but you should be very carefulcause you don“t have to open the door complete. You only have to open around 30-45°.
Please see attached pic. 2-3mm free space.

I do not recommend for use in Lynx I. But it is possible.

What worries me is that the software is 80% finished. Usually you finish 80% in 20% of the time and doing the last 20% takes 80% of the time.
--
Karri


No, the 20% are "only" the Bootloader for Firmeware update. The "System-Software" workes fine.
You don“t need the Bootloader for upload Games.

Kind Regards Bernd

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Posted Sun Sep 16, 2007 9:22 AM

Hi Lynxman
any idea,what it should cost?
greetings Walter

#23 jimid2 OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Sep 16, 2007 10:02 AM

any idea,what it should cost?

I can honestly say I'm buying one, regardless :lust:

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Posted Sun Sep 16, 2007 11:31 AM

any idea,what it should cost?

I can honestly say I'm buying one, regardless :lust:

Hi
Yes,i would buy one too,but i would like to know,so that i can start save money :D
greetings Walter

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Posted Mon Sep 17, 2007 7:19 PM

any idea,what it should cost?

I can honestly say I'm buying one, regardless :lust:

Hi
Yes,i would buy one too,but i would like to know,so that i can start save money :D
greetings Walter

Sweet! Im also very intrested in buying one of these! :cool: Good work, Lynxman!




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