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#226 Calibus OFFLINE  


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Posted Wed Apr 5, 2017 4:29 AM


I have an Atari 800XL and I am looking for a flash cart that can handle both cartridge games and floppy based ones.

I found the Side2 here: http://www.lotharek....duct.php?pid=68

But it seems kinda small flash size - 256K?  especially compared to the Ultimate SD Cart - which seems to only support cartridge images.


As someone completely new to the Atari scene - which is more prevalent - cartridge or disk based software?

#227 Philsan ONLINE  


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Posted Wed Apr 5, 2017 4:44 AM

If you haven't already done it, please read first post.
Side2 is a Compact flash card based cartridge, so it has no storage limits.
Together with U1MB internal memory expansion, Side2 loads all existing software; unfortunately that solution needs some soldering inside the machine.
Other solutions have pro and cons.
For example, SIO2SD is a good solution, but you cannot load games with more than 64KB unless you have a memory expansion.

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