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#26 Cebus Capucinis OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat Jul 6, 2013 5:04 PM

I AM TOTALLY IN! :love: :D

#27 cmart604 ONLINE  

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Posted Sat Jul 6, 2013 5:36 PM

This is the same thing as the bacon power cart right?!!!!


yes. Go eat some roasted pig. :-D

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Posted Sat Jul 6, 2013 6:13 PM

Sweeeeeet!

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Posted Sat Jul 6, 2013 7:37 PM

I'm in for three, so when pre-orders start, have your paypal account open. Nice to see this moving along.

#30 Eric7100 OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat Jul 6, 2013 7:56 PM

I'm in.

#31 edweird13 OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat Jul 6, 2013 8:16 PM

Me want!!!!

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Posted Sat Jul 6, 2013 8:38 PM

+1 on the list for this please. :)

#33 mojotv67 OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat Jul 6, 2013 9:37 PM

Not sure if there will be a separate thread for the pre-orders but I am so in!

#34 Janzl OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat Jul 6, 2013 9:49 PM

Yes it is! :)

#35 grips03 OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat Jul 6, 2013 11:18 PM

looking good. So glad your making Intv stuff.

#36 GroovyBee OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Jul 7, 2013 2:45 AM

This is the same thing as the bacon power cart right?!!!!


Yep! Same project.

#37 Ignorama OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Jul 7, 2013 7:03 AM

Is there a price estimation? Looks nice and its surprising that the original 125 are included, good for the HSC Thread

#38 roberto OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Jul 7, 2013 7:14 AM

I'm in as well! :love:

#39 fabulous_Muller OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Jul 7, 2013 7:18 AM

Uhuhhuu! :music: Congrats Man! After a long winter the intellivisioners community finally have one multi-cart again ! You are really making a little history here. I know a lot of CS grads that won't get there. So I take my hat off to you ! This is really incredible and is good to be in such great company guys. for sure I'll want one !

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Posted Sun Jul 7, 2013 7:54 AM

Is there a price estimation?


No price as of yet.

Looks nice and its surprising that the original 125 are included, good for the HSC Thread


The multi-cart will only be shipped with ROMs for things that I've written. However, to make the end user's life easier it'll have a database of checksums for legacy ROMs that it knows about.

Only the Inty *.rom file format has the memory map layout for the game built into it. For *.bin and *.int game files you need a matching *.cfg file. In those cases the *.cfg file contains the memory map layout in human readable text. With a built in database of ROM checksums the multi-cart can determine the memory map for any legacy game's *.bin/*.int file from a checksum match. It just makes life easier if the multi-cart does more of the work.

The only downside is that some legacy ROM dumps (that I haven't found) might not yield a checksum match. In that case you just need to find another *.bin or find the *.rom version of it instead.

I'll be adding a mode where it can scan a directory/folder and display the filenames it knows about (with a checksum database match) in a contrasting colour (or puts an icon in front of the name). That way its easier for people to diagnose ROM file problems on their own.

I might also add a built in file heuristics checker that will try and determine what the memory map is from analysing the code in the game you want to play. I'm not sure if that is feasible to implement yet so don't bank on that ;).

#41 scalpel OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Jul 7, 2013 8:38 AM

Great !!!!

#42 darthkur OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Jul 7, 2013 11:03 AM

Looks awesome. Can't wait to get one.

#43 HunterZero OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Jul 7, 2013 6:55 PM

Following this thread with interest! I'm down for one.

- J

#44 san-d-2000 OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Jul 8, 2013 12:29 AM

Count me in :-)

#45 spaceman OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Jul 8, 2013 6:54 AM

So looking forward to this, please keep one for me too!

#46 LidLikesIntellivision OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Jul 8, 2013 7:03 AM

Great!
I'm in.

#47 slab0meat OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Jul 8, 2013 8:11 AM

As originally said, I'm in for one (or even two) when the time comes. Looks good!

#48 Fushek OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Jul 8, 2013 8:58 AM

Great stuff! Looking forward to in ... I'm in!

#49 Mike Karate OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Jul 8, 2013 12:18 PM

I am in for one of these as well!

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Posted Mon Jul 8, 2013 1:47 PM

Is there a projected release time line for this? I'm definitely down for one, possibly more.

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