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#26 Albert OFFLINE  

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Posted Fri Feb 19, 2010 9:34 PM

How many CC2s were produced?

I think there were two runs produced, I don't recall the total number produced. I did print the labels, I should go look up how many I sent to Chad. 200+?

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Posted Fri Feb 19, 2010 9:42 PM

I for one would sign up for two 7800 Harmony carts if/when available! Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image

#28 Mitch OFFLINE  

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Posted Fri Feb 19, 2010 10:38 PM

How many CC2s were produced?

I think there were two runs produced, I don't recall the total number produced. I did print the labels, I should go look up how many I sent to Chad. 200+?

..Al


I don't think Chad ever said how many were made. I think between 200-300 is probably fairly accurate.

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Posted Fri Feb 19, 2010 10:53 PM

How many CC2s were produced?

I think there were two runs produced, I don't recall the total number produced. I did print the labels, I should go look up how many I sent to Chad. 200+?

..Al


I don't think Chad ever said how many were made. I think between 200-300 is probably fairly accurate.

Mitch


And alot of them are not even in use and just sit in collections or some sellers future store stock. I think a Harmony 7800 would be a warm welcome, I would love to own one and I'm sure the idea of a readily avalible, fair priced (AKA not a $300 to $500 dollar CC2) user reprogramable multicart would make alot of happy campers. If the Harmony 7800 is $100 or less it would be a dream come true.

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Posted Sat Feb 20, 2010 5:32 AM

Im not familiar with the original Harmony. Did it have a High Score function or will this new Harmony 7800?

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Posted Sat Feb 20, 2010 6:53 AM

7800 Harmony Cart in combination with a "bbasic 7800". I have a dream :lust:

but i think 2 wonders at one time are too much

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Posted Sat Feb 20, 2010 7:11 AM

It really needs to have the same function as High Score Cart and then this would be pretty ultimate. Set up a pre order page and lets make this a reality!

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Posted Sat Feb 20, 2010 7:37 AM

High score cart function w/Harmony2 on the 7800!? That would be ultimate awesomeness if that could be implemented! But even without that it would still RAWK! hard! :)

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Posted Sat Feb 20, 2010 12:02 PM

High score cart function w/Harmony2 on the 7800!? That would be ultimate awesomeness if that could be implemented! But even without that it would still RAWK! hard! :)

The MCU has multiple methods of non-volatile storage so the HSC should be possible.

Edited by batari, Sat Feb 20, 2010 12:03 PM.


#35 mckafka99 OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat Feb 20, 2010 1:53 PM

I've never given too much thought to picking up a 7800 system unless it just popped up in front of me - however if this cart starts becoming a reality - i may indeed pick one up.

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Posted Sat Feb 20, 2010 3:16 PM

... and if you guys ever consider the Colecovision as a potential target... :)

In the meantime, at least we have this:

http://atarimax.com/.../documentation/

Coleco and the 5200 initially looked like a good fit given that nearly all games are 32k or less, so the same MCU and much of the existing firmware could be reused. However, the AtariMax carts are the reason why I haven't done anything for these systems. I'd rather look into platforms with no current menu multicarts available than compete with something that's still being produced.



Yep, I know of this, and may end up picking one up if nothing else is coming down the pipe. I do find it's maybe a bit pricey (but not ridiculously so) and your Harmony setup seems to be easier to add games and there's that 128 limitation; though with the Coleco, it's not too bad, with homebrew, there's what 140-150 games total? Remove the soso games and I guess everything worthy fits.

I'm just am amazed at the Harmony, the thinking behind the ease of use is simply "smart". The fact as some pointed out you can use a directory structure to really sort your games in any manner you want, that's big man!

#37 Greg2600 OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Feb 21, 2010 6:46 PM

I am in for sure. Guess it's a good thing for me I didn't buy a Harmony yet? ;)

#38 batari OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Feb 21, 2010 9:39 PM

I am in for sure. Guess it's a good thing for me I didn't buy a Harmony yet? ;)

Not really... If too many people choose not to buy a Harmony because of this thread, Harmony 2 might not come to be at all. Projects like this require substantial investments. In the case of Harmony, my personal investment was well into the five figure range before any production carts were sold. Before I make another big investment, I need to at least break even on Harmony, and that hasn't happened yet!

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Posted Mon Feb 22, 2010 5:12 AM

I am in for sure. Guess it's a good thing for me I didn't buy a Harmony yet? ;)

There is no point waiting for the Harmony 7800:

  • We don't even have an initial design yet.
  • It will cost much more than a Harmony cart.
  • It will only work on the 7800.
  • It will probably be at least a year before it is ready (it took 1.5 years to realise the Harmony cart).
  • It might not happen at all (see previous post).

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Posted Mon Feb 22, 2010 5:55 AM

I am in for sure. Guess it's a good thing for me I didn't buy a Harmony yet? ;)

Not really... If too many people choose not to buy a Harmony because of this thread, Harmony 2 might not come to be at all. Projects like this require substantial investments. In the case of Harmony, my personal investment was well into the five figure range before any production carts were sold. Before I make another big investment, I need to at least break even on Harmony, and that hasn't happened yet!


I should consider buying more Harmony carts, then! :P -to do my part to help make Harmony a success for everyone, including batari being able to at least break even, thus allowing more serious consideration for a Harmony2 for the 7800!!

Come on everybody on the fence like "Greg2600" buy a Harmony NOW! or you may never see one for a 7800 - If you love the 2600 Greg, purchase one today! The 2600 Harmony cart is really cool! I wouldn't want to wait another year to two years for the Harmony2. And you won't be able to use it on a 2600 unit.

Edited by ovalbugmann, Mon Feb 22, 2010 5:57 AM.


#41 Underball OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Feb 22, 2010 11:09 AM

Just to clarify - I had no intention of suggesting a 7800 Harmony cart in place of the current one. I own a 2600 Harmony Cart and LOVE it, and encourage everyone to buy one.

I was hoping one could be made for the 7800 games ONLY, since I already have a 2600 Harmony cart. I though that perhaps only making it for 7800 roms would make it easier and/or cheaper to reproduce.

In short - don't hold out on buying a 2600 Harmony now.

#42 tkarner OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Feb 22, 2010 12:15 PM

I am in for sure. Guess it's a good thing for me I didn't buy a Harmony yet? Posted Image



Most of us here should be old enough to remember the fate of Osborne Computers...
http://en.wikipedia..../Osborne_effect

#43 primeform OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Feb 22, 2010 2:59 PM

I will be buying a harmony 1 next month. Are there any solutions currently for 7800 roms other then the CC2? I remember hearing a different name dropped in another thread.

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Posted Mon Feb 22, 2010 3:31 PM

I would buy a 7800 cart from you on day one. Actually, I would buy any SD capable cartridge for any system. The Harmony cart is just *that* good, that I would want that experience on the other systems. And if you can pull it off on the 2600, I think you can do it on pretty much anything.

While the coleco and 5200 carts do exists, they require software to load ROMS. It can be a pain, especially for those without the right type of operating system. While I understand you don't want to step on anyone's toes, SD capable 5200 and Coleco carts would be amazing.

What I would really like to see is an Atari 8-bit cart that can run all cartridge ROMs off of an SD card. Atarimax has something new for the 8-bit as well, but it seemed like a big hassle to flash, and it was fairly limited in space.

#45 Greg2600 OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Feb 22, 2010 9:44 PM

Oh alright, I'll buy the 2600 version. :P

Just have to get around to sell some stuff first.

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Posted Tue Feb 23, 2010 2:27 AM

If you ever make a newer 7800 harmony - my number one request would be to make it 'double ended' - so it could also work in a 2600 :)
( I'll order a 2600 version today anyway - it's got to be better than burning eproms :) )

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Posted Tue Feb 23, 2010 4:05 AM

If you ever make a newer 7800 harmony - my number one request would be to make it 'double ended' - so it could also work in a 2600 :)
( I'll order a 2600 version today anyway - it's got to be better than burning eproms :) )

This is unlikely to happen as it would add significantly to the cost of the cart (e.g. it would require a new case design).

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Posted Tue Feb 23, 2010 6:28 AM

I'd be happy with a bare board that supports both :)

#49 primeform OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed Feb 24, 2010 5:35 PM

ya ill buy an extra harmony 1 cart just to support this project.

#50 mimo OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed Feb 24, 2010 7:06 PM

I'll buy one at least, but can you give me a heads up before they are ready so I can sell my cc2 ;)




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