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Vectrex Watara Supervision Quickshot Burner Dumper Flash cartridge

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#1 jfmateos OFFLINE  

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Posted Fri Mar 14, 2014 6:35 AM

I have developed a USB Burner compatible with Vectrex and Watara named MVBD, and blank rewritable cartridges for these two consoles:

  • MWRMC 8in1: Can store up to 8 64 kB Watara games.
  • MVRMC 16in1: Can store up to 16 32 kB or up to 8 64 kB Vectrex games.
  • MVRMC 4in1: Can store up to 4 32kB or up to 2 64 kB Vectrex games.

 

MVBD plugs to your computer through an USB port and disguises itself as a MSD (mass storage device), as it was a pendrive, so you will not need to install additional software to use it (apart from the USB MSD driver that is already included in most of today´s operating systems, as Windows XP, Windows 7, Windows 8, Mac OS and Ubuntu).

 

To copy a ROM you just have to drag it to the burner drive.

 

TUTORIAL_BURNING.JPG

 

There is more information at: http://www.vectrex.h...g/index.php/en/

 

I am offering these items through ebay.es:

 

Thanks.

 



#2 PsychedelicShaman OFFLINE  

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Posted Fri Mar 14, 2014 11:26 AM

I really like what you're doing here.  At first I thought this was just another Vectrex multicart, but as soon as I saw Watara you piqued my interest:D  The fact that the burner stays the same is an added bonus.  Do you have any other systems planned?

 

Ordered and thanks!



#3 jfmateos OFFLINE  

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Posted Fri Mar 14, 2014 11:41 AM

Dear Psychedelic... I have been stuying atari 2600/7800 and Gameboy, but I would consider any suggestion (I am more a programmer/engineer than a gamer).

 

Whhich console would you like?



#4 Bill Loguidice OFFLINE  

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Posted Fri Mar 14, 2014 1:11 PM

This is fantastic. I too will be ordering shortly!



#5 jfmateos OFFLINE  

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Posted Fri Mar 14, 2014 2:19 PM

This video explains better how this system works with Vectrex consoles:

 



#6 CatPix OFFLINE  

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Posted Fri Mar 14, 2014 2:30 PM

the ebay links seems broken... I'm interested in the Watara cart BTW.



#7 jfmateos OFFLINE  

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Posted Fri Mar 14, 2014 2:33 PM

My ebay items are not available in some countries... please contact through my web site: http://www.vectrex.h...mvbd-mvmc-3/faq



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Posted Fri Mar 14, 2014 2:46 PM

OK thanks. It's weird because eBay says :

This page may have moved or is no longer available. Please try one of the following:

 

Instead of  : this item was blocked in your country" so I supposed there was a link problem or something.

 

Anyway I'll check it out.



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Posted Fri Mar 14, 2014 3:28 PM

Ordered them from your website :) I can't wait to get it ^^ I even got one busted cart for shelling the PCB in... Wel if it's made for fitting in a Watara shell? That would be awesome!



#10 jfmateos OFFLINE  

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Posted Fri Mar 14, 2014 3:33 PM

Of course CatPix... Here it is cased into Crystalball cartridge.

 

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#11 vectrexroli OFFLINE  

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Posted Fri Mar 14, 2014 3:39 PM

I now also played around with that nice device :-)

 



#12 CatPix OFFLINE  

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Posted Fri Mar 14, 2014 3:42 PM

Of course CatPix... Here it is cased into Crystalball cartridge.

 

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Purrsome!

 

Maybe Mateos could provide us a lil printable logo for the cart? That would be a plus. If not I'll see what I can get on my side ^^ I'll try to get a less huge knob too I think so I can fit the cart anywhere with nofear of ripping the know off.


Edited by CatPix, Fri Mar 14, 2014 3:44 PM.


#13 vectrexroli OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat Mar 15, 2014 7:26 AM

The new label looks really great on the Vectrex cartridge. I printed it out on Inkjet photo paper.

 

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#14 jfmateos OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat Mar 15, 2014 8:07 AM

Dear vectrexroli,

 

Did you notice that the label pdf is a form, so you can populate it directly in Adobe Reader?

 

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#15 vectrexroli OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat Mar 15, 2014 8:29 AM

Dear vectrexroli,

 

Did you notice that the label pdf is a form, so you can populate it directly in Adobe Reader?

 

 

 

Yes sure, pretty conveniant. ;-)



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Posted Sat Mar 15, 2014 8:31 AM

Dear Psychedelic... I have been stuying atari 2600/7800 and Gameboy, but I would consider any suggestion (I am more a programmer/engineer than a gamer).

 

Whhich console would you like?

 

The Intellivision has recently been graced with a BASIC compiler.  I'm sure there are enthusiasts that would like to test their games on a real machine.



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Posted Sat Mar 15, 2014 11:52 AM

JFM is covering many of the old dead systems I like.   I can tell you his that Vectrex MVBD and MVRMC combo kits are even easier to use than it might appear.  

 

Maybe in the future JFM will produce a cart with larger size memory for some really big ROM that other platforms can use.

 

It's nice to be able to use the kit on Ubuntu and CentOS.


Edited by Vectrexer, Sat Mar 15, 2014 12:17 PM.


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Posted Mon Mar 31, 2014 10:49 AM

I received mine today... or, well, I received it during the last 3 weeks but I wasn't at home.

I tried it for my Supervision and it works fine!

Well I had trouble figuring first how to put many game at once, because the very first try didn't seem to work; but maybe I inserted the cart a bit sideway and the contacts were wrong. Anyway, now I can enjoy multiple and hard to find games for my Supervision on the same cart ^^



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Posted Mon Mar 31, 2014 12:13 PM

I have ordered the Vectrex 16in1 multicart, and the Burner/Dumper.

I ordered from eBay, but needed the links here to get the items to show up in USA eBay.

At first I ordered the Watara cart in error. Had to cancel, and the seller was very quick to fix my stupid mistake.

 

I ordered the correct 2 items, but "Buy It Now" has you pay for it right away, so you can't order two items and wait for a combined invoice. I could not "combine shipping." Ouch.



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Posted Mon Mar 31, 2014 12:16 PM

I ordered all from jfmateos' website, it's much simpler as you just ask the items you want in an e-mail and so you get combined shipping.

And you pay with paypal, so it's fast and safe.



#21 jfmateos OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Mar 31, 2014 12:20 PM

Dear ieposta, I will be glad to refund you half the shipping cost (I always combine the shipping cost, but maybe I forgot in your case).

 

Please PM me and I will solve it ASAP.



#22 HtheB OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Aug 12, 2014 2:14 PM

Are these still available? :(

(Or do you guys suggest any other Supervision flashcart?)



#23 CatPix OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Aug 12, 2014 4:08 PM

I'm not sure there is any Supervision flashcart.... There is probably no Supervision multicart.
I think this cart exists only because by a stroke of luck, Vectrex and Supervision ROM are close enough in size and specs...
Have you checked jfmateo's site and sent him an email?

#24 HtheB OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Aug 12, 2014 4:15 PM

I'm not sure there is any Supervision flashcart.... There is probably no Supervision multicart.
I think this cart exists only because by a stroke of luck, Vectrex and Supervision ROM are close enough in size and specs...
Have you checked jfmateo's site and sent him an email?

I've PM'ed him, and I hope he will reply here.

 

I will going to buy a Vectrex soon, so this is actually a good 2-in-1 flashcart for me :D



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Posted Wed Aug 13, 2014 1:48 AM

Wow, just saw this thread...very cool.

I wonder if there is anyway the watara multicart could be made capable of playing the game journey to the west.

I own the cart but it is only playable on the magnum version of the supervision and the cart is undumped. But I would like to have it dumped and if it could be played on this it would be really cool! :)







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