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#1 mega-hz OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Aug 20, 2013 10:55 PM

Hi there,

since 2011 a little hardware i made is waiting to be public :

THE!CART

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(pic shows the first one with 32MB and 128KB RAM)

All your ROMs can be at one place!
Huge Flash-Memory size of 128MB (Yes, megabytes!)

for further details have a look at my site:

preorders are welcome...

please use the email-link at the bottom of the page...

Wolfram

#2 AtariGeezer OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Aug 20, 2013 11:21 PM

Email sent :)

#3 wood_jl OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Aug 20, 2013 11:36 PM

Good grief! I'm intrigued!!!!!

#4 Stephen OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed Aug 21, 2013 7:40 AM

I'll take at least one.

#5 Fletch OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed Aug 21, 2013 8:04 AM

The 128KB is used as system RAM? For example a 64k atari would have 192k?

#6 mega-hz OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed Aug 21, 2013 9:25 AM

no, the 128KB SRAM was only in the first CARTs... it's now always 512KB!
The Picture with 32MB and 128KB SRAM is an early version of THE!CART.

It can't be used as memory-extension, but it is used by the flash-program and can be used in some modes.
Coders can use the bankswitching either with flash or with the ram, maybe some game-coders or demo-coders can use that too...
All CARTs will have 128MB of Flash and 512KB SRAM.

regards,
Wolfram

#7 Fratzengeballer OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed Aug 21, 2013 10:31 AM

Finally it is in reach :-) great job, Wolfram



#8 mega-hz OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed Aug 21, 2013 10:36 AM

thank you (and all others too)

if you want to be set on the preorder list, please do a click on the bottom of my site for email.
Send your name+adress .

regards,
Wolfram

#9 Jess Ragan OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed Aug 21, 2013 10:50 AM

Is it just for XLs and XEs, or can it be used with the Atari 400 and 800 as well?

#10 mega-hz OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed Aug 21, 2013 3:54 PM

of course, it will run at 400/800 too :)

#11 Stephen J. Carden OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed Aug 21, 2013 3:59 PM

I will take one

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Posted Wed Aug 21, 2013 4:20 PM

yup 1 for me as well plz

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Posted Wed Aug 21, 2013 5:31 PM

Always when I have no funds :(

#14 Guitarman OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed Aug 21, 2013 6:00 PM

Crap!!!! You people are breaking me!!!! First the Flash MegaCart by Big Ben, now this!!!

Count me in for one. I will email/PM. When do you need payment??

#15 FULS OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed Aug 21, 2013 6:46 PM

I'm going to love this.
Email sent!

#16 tjb OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed Aug 21, 2013 7:34 PM

Cool. It's nice that it supports both the XL/XEs and the original 400/800 machines. You can have the extra RAM without having to have (potentially) different hardware mods for the different machine types. I'll be purchasing one.

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Posted Wed Aug 21, 2013 7:43 PM

email sent

#18 IndusGT OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed Aug 21, 2013 7:53 PM

Cool. It's nice that it supports both the XL/XEs and the original 400/800 machines. You can have the extra RAM without having to have (potentially) different hardware mods for the different machine types. I'll be purchasing one.

tjb


If I understood correctly the 512k cannot be used as system memory, see post #6

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Posted Wed Aug 21, 2013 8:10 PM

If I understood correctly the 512k cannot be used as system memory, see post #6


You did say it was available using bank switching, correct? I take you just couldn't expect to use it with existing software such as Ramdisks.

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Posted Thu Aug 22, 2013 6:57 AM

Does anyone know of a comprehensive list of Atari 8 bit roms that also has the banking scheme used and rom size?

Robert

#21 Hyperboy ONLINE  

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Posted Thu Aug 22, 2013 7:49 AM

I'm in for one, email sent.

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#22 holgibo OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat Aug 24, 2013 10:37 AM

Wolfram, will you participate at the ABBUC hardware contest this year with this new cartridge?



#23 mega-hz OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat Aug 24, 2013 11:06 AM

yes, so it will be



#24 FULS OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat Aug 24, 2013 7:36 PM

Does anyone know of a comprehensive list of Atari 8 bit roms that also has the banking scheme used and rom size?

Robert


Hi Robert,
Kr0tki's list is what you want!
http://atariage.com/...11#entry2705540

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Posted Sat Aug 24, 2013 8:44 PM

Email sent, I'm in for two.




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