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#451 HtheB OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Aug 12, 2014 4:22 PM

So far no plan to make a FC with SD-Card.

 

Job, Family etc...

 

But never say never...

Thanks for the reply!

 

I will definitely buy a flashcart once it has the ability to have more than 1 game on it.

So, I will keep an eye on your awesome Lynx flashcart :)



#452 travistouchdown OFFLINE  

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Posted Fri Aug 15, 2014 8:27 AM

So I take it there is not currently a Lynx "harmony cart" type device.  How do people play lynx homebrews? Emulator?



#453 LX.NET OFFLINE  

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Posted Fri Aug 15, 2014 10:36 AM

SainT is working on an SD card based cartridge. My best guess is that most people use an emulator to play the games (Handy, Mednafen) or bought one of the excellent FlashCarts from Lynxman.



#454 travistouchdown OFFLINE  

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Posted Fri Aug 15, 2014 11:39 AM

SainT is working on an SD card based cartridge. My best guess is that most people use an emulator to play the games (Handy, Mednafen) or bought one of the excellent FlashCarts from Lynxman.

 

Nice!  Looking forward to the SD based cart then.  Is there a pre-order forum yet or no?



#455 Lynxman OFFLINE  

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Posted Fri Aug 15, 2014 1:04 PM

This thread is for dicussion about the Lynx FlashCard i made.

Please do not use for discussion about other issues like emulator etc.

Thank you!



#456 travistouchdown OFFLINE  

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Posted Fri Aug 15, 2014 3:49 PM

This thread is for dicussion about the Lynx FlashCard i made.
Please do not use for discussion about other issues like emulator etc.

Thank you!


Fair enough. Have any left?

#457 Lynxman OFFLINE  

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Posted Fri Aug 15, 2014 4:07 PM

Yes.

 

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#458 sniper79 OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu Dec 4, 2014 1:30 PM

Hast du noch eine Karte für mich übrig? Und was kostet die genau?



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Posted Thu Dec 4, 2014 4:57 PM

Guckst du hier:
[url="http://atariage.com/...and-news/[/url]

Edited by Omnibot2000, Thu Dec 4, 2014 5:01 PM.


#460 STAR OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Apr 14, 2015 8:22 PM

Hello everybody.

I've bought the flashcard and I'm one one of those Mac users who it doesnt work.

I'm trying with Zoc terminal program and following all the instructions shown by Mark Wolfe & Co from this thread a lot of years ago but that doesn't run. I mean I connect the card to the Mac, Zoc runs okay, I type all the options to flash a game -I've tried Lynxnolopy demo, Battle Wheels ROM supplied by remowilliams and other ROM's-, it seems to be burned but when I insert the flash into a Lynx II doesn't works, furthermore the red LED blinks when the Lynx is ON.


I've tried with other cards from Atari and the two Yastuna from 16/32 Systems and they work fine, so the Lynx is not the problem, I think.

Can you provide me a how-works-flash-for-dummies, please? ^c^

Thanks in advance and sorry for my first post yelling for help.

#461 Trew OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed Apr 15, 2015 12:12 AM

Do you get anything back from Zoc terminal when you press the "any key"?

 

What settings are you using to send the ROM?



#462 STAR OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed Apr 15, 2015 12:27 AM

No, if I press the "any key" on the flash then Zoc don't tell nothing at all so I disconnect from Zoc itself with the 'Disconnect' button.

Settings are usual I believe. I.e. for Battle Wheels posted here years ago I select 9600 baud -both Zoc and flashcard-, 256/BLL and lnx. For Lynxopoly Demo I make the same because it's a 262KB file. I've tried for 512 and 512/BLL with multiple baud combinations, verify option but nothing of those runs.

Thanks for the quick response!

Edit: If I press "reset" on flashcard then Zoc indicates [SERIAL/DIRECT] INFO: DISCONNECTED, otherwise with 'Disconnect' button from Zoc [SERIAL/DIRECT] DISCONNECTED.

Edited by STAR, Wed Apr 15, 2015 12:34 AM.


#463 STAR OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed Apr 15, 2015 12:58 AM

I like to note an issue. From the user's manual:

"Write: After entering “w“ the Flash Memory will be deleted. During the delete process, the Status-LED will flash red and green and the message “Erasing memory“ will be displayed, followed by an increasing number of dots." -> That's right.

"During write operations, the Status-LED will flash red" and "During comparision, the LED flashes green" -> Not in my flash operation.

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Posted Thu Apr 16, 2015 11:14 AM

Success!

That "Upload file" button on Zoc never likes to me because it was too generic -what kind of file are you talking about, uh?- so go to Transfer dropdown menu and select 'Sent binary file' and voilà, lnx file burnt into the flash with a Mac.

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Posted Thu Apr 16, 2015 11:24 AM

 I need one!!  Too cool! 



#466 johannesmutlu OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun May 3, 2015 6:18 PM

this flashcard looks awesome,with great and potential features,however it's sad that only 1 game could be stored atonce,but i was thinking what if we could store many games on it within the 512KB limit on it like 4 x 128,2 x 256 or 8x 64KB games to get around 512KB,sure those games needs to be hacked with the bootrom stripped off and instead let an os menu have it's bootrom to reboot the lynx during setup,this should be possible because the  first 100 bytes from each game become the bootrom,so removing it will give you more room to fit the os menu on this flashcard with it's own bootrom,no more reset or read issues.

thisway commercial and multi rom game packs can be made to store it as a multi rom game on a flashcard.



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Posted Sun May 3, 2015 9:04 PM

 the  first 100 bytes from each game become the bootrom,so removing it will give you more room to fit the os menu on this flashcard with it's own bootrom,no more reset or read issues.

 

A small correction on the technology. The boot is not 100 bytes. It varies from a single 52 byte block up to N times 52 bytes. Most commercial carts have dual boot sets. The first set may be 2 times 52 bytes followed by a second set that might be 3 times 52 bytes. The code may also do things during the boot like initialize chips, show a title sprite, fill the RAM with zeros.

 

The reset is really not that hard. You just need to set the ROM visible and do a jump to the end of the rom. Multicarts like MegaPak 1 does this when you exit a minigame.



#468 Lynxman OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue May 5, 2015 4:21 PM

You can make a Menu and use 512K with smaller games.
My FlashCard provides 512K because this is the maximum used memory for Lynxgames until now.
Please note that my target was to make a development tool.
And i am happy that some games was made with by using it. And still some in development.

#469 fille1976 OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu Jun 4, 2015 2:25 PM

hi,

 

can i order a flashcard for the atari lynx please?

need 1 pcs.



#470 johannesmutlu OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Jun 7, 2015 2:49 AM

[quote name="johannesmutlu" post="3230755" timestamp="1430698727"]

this flashcard looks awesome,with great and potential features,however it's sad that only 1 game could be stored atonce,but i was thinking what if we could store many games on it within the 512KB limit on it like 4 x 128,2 x 256 or 8x 64KB games to get around 512KB,sure those games needs to be hacked and get interfaced with a os menu,but that easier said then done.




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