If more websites would offer legal public domain rom images and legal pay per download commercial rom images, then this would be popular with many collectors.
One or a few cartridges is a big space saver, saves wear and tear on the cartridge slot, and it’s nice to have all or most cartridge rom images running from one cartridge. However, the USB flash cartridges like the ATARIMAX 128-in-1 model for both the ColecoVision/ADAM system and the ATARI 5200 system only work with up to 32KB rom images (All of the games released in the 20th Century were no larger than 32KB for those systems). ATARIMAX came out with an Ultimate SD Wafer Drive (also called Ultimate SD Multi-Cart on the older label design) that uses up to 32GB SDHC media to store rom images up to 4MB in size and with the option of game developers making a game that is up to 32GB size if the game does multiply loads to the 4MB of on board memory (With this design every game every made so far can fit on a under $10 SD card very easily).
I heard there are various other companies making SD cartridges for other systems like the ATARI 2600 system, however so far I have not purchased it yet. Most the latest cartridge designs are getting away from USB flash cartridge designs and using SD or microSD cards instead. One of the reasons for SD cards is so that the cartridge is 100% compatible with any computer, portable device, and operating system. The ATARIMAX 128-in-1 USB flash cartridges only worked with Windows computers.
Does anyone maintain a list of all the different companies that are making SD cartridges for the several different videogame systems? There must be some videogame systems and computer systems that do not have any type of flash USB cartridge or SD type cartridge. Of course most people do not need a cartridge and they can download the rom images to a Windows emulator on their PC or portable device.
Edited by HDTV1080P, Wed Sep 13, 2017 1:41 PM.