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#51 atarian63 OFFLINE  

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Posted Fri Jun 27, 2014 9:29 PM

I want one,sign me up please



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Posted Fri Jun 27, 2014 11:38 PM

I'm interested too.

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Posted Sat Jun 28, 2014 1:39 AM

This sounds really promising! Sign me up baby!

#54 Marc Oberhäuser ONLINE  

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Posted Sat Jun 28, 2014 5:51 AM

I am in for 2 :)



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Posted Sat Jun 28, 2014 6:29 AM

Is this a declare list topic? I didnt think it was but if so obviously one and if they can handle comlynx then two please.

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Posted Sat Jun 28, 2014 8:12 AM

Is this a declare list topic? I didnt think it was but if so obviously one and if they can handle comlynx then two please.

 

I don't believe it is.  He initially wondered whether people would buy, but it's clear they will, and I have a feeling he was going to do it regardless! 



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Posted Sat Jun 28, 2014 8:31 AM

My thoughts also. Hope it can handle comlynx.

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Posted Sat Jun 28, 2014 9:17 AM

Goes without saying - I will buy one (possibly two)!



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Posted Sat Jun 28, 2014 10:22 AM

Hi

I want one too :)

greetings Walter



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Posted Sat Jun 28, 2014 11:49 AM

I'd be interested in one :)



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Posted Sat Jun 28, 2014 12:24 PM

Guys, could you stop posting just to say you want one? Pretty pointless as there is no list, and it spams the thread where the tech freaks andcoders should really help each other out.



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Posted Sat Jun 28, 2014 2:29 PM

Lol, yes, it was useful initially to gauge how many people were interested, but that's more than enough for me now. I'm actively looking into the design and think I have how I am going to handle it sussed. I'll keep on posting musings and updates as and when.

Oh and as far as comlynx goes, that's down to the game. This is basically an SRAM cartridge, so does not use the comlynx port.

Edited by SainT, Sat Jun 28, 2014 2:31 PM.


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Posted Sat Jun 28, 2014 3:26 PM

Lol, yes, it was useful initially to gauge how many people were interested, but that's more than enough for me now. I'm actively looking into the design and think I have how I am going to handle it sussed. I'll keep on posting musings and updates as and when.

Oh and as far as comlynx goes, that's down to the game. This is basically an SRAM cartridge, so does not use the comlynx port.

thx for confirming on the comlynx SainT. What country are you based in? interested to know how far these bad boys will travel once done.



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Posted Sat Jun 28, 2014 5:18 PM

I'd love one.



#65 walter_J64bit OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat Jun 28, 2014 8:09 PM

Noooo! I've just got the flash cart for the lynx. :) I would have say yes I want too.

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Posted Sun Jun 29, 2014 2:42 PM

thx for confirming on the comlynx SainT. What country are you based in? interested to know how far these bad boys will travel once done.


I'm in the UK, but I've shipped my Enterprise RAM expansions all around Europe. The need for retro hardware is certainly all over the globe... :)

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Posted Sun Jun 29, 2014 2:55 PM

Great. Cheap postage for me then! How's about flip screen? Remains unaffected?

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Posted Mon Jun 30, 2014 2:36 AM

Great. Cheap postage for me then! How's about flip screen? Remains unaffected?

 

Lol, it's a cartridge. If you play a game on an actual Lynx cartridge or something pretending to be one, exactly the same thing will happen.

 

This will not turn your Lynx white or improve the LCD contrast or give your Lynx superpowers. It will however run Lynx cartridges from and SD card.



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Posted Mon Jun 30, 2014 2:59 AM

I take 1, 2 ;)



#70 Guitari OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Jun 30, 2014 11:42 AM

 

Lol, it's a cartridge. If you play a game on an actual Lynx cartridge or something pretending to be one, exactly the same thing will happen.

 

This will not turn your Lynx white or improve the LCD contrast or give your Lynx superpowers. It will however run Lynx cartridges from and SD card.

 

It's not beyond the realms of possibility that inserting something into the lynx that the lynx wasn't designed for may have an adverse affect on some other part of the system.*

 

Shame, I was kinda pinning my hopes on a white lynx... stranger things have happened like a dental surgery in California turning the Jaguar white and drilling peoples' teeth with it. 

 

I am (in reality) pinning my hopes on this project becoming something tangible that I can hold in my hand this year! Now get back to work  :)

 

* Obviously flip will still work - this is really my way of testing out your seriousness as a 19-poster with no avatar.  



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Posted Mon Jun 30, 2014 2:27 PM

To be fair you did already say you were serious! I would like to ask if once your cart is inserted I can still use batteries... :grin:



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Posted Tue Jul 1, 2014 2:33 AM

Batteries will be ok, but may drain at a horrendous rate due to the massive power draw of the cartridge.

 

(Joke)

 

On a more serious note I started looking at the PIC code last night -- been a while since I've played with PIC's! But I got the MMC / FAT code (the awesome Petit FAT) compiling for a PIC chip I had kicking about and will see if I can hook it all up on a breadboard tonight.

 

I'll get all the code written before starting on the hardware side as this makes it very easy to pick the PIC chip for the job as you know your code and memory footprint, plus the hardware is very simple.

 

Compatibility wise I'm concentrating on the commercial cartridges as I know some homebrew carts are still in production. If this cart wont run those games, I can't say I will be too bothered as I'm keen to keep the community spirit going and not undermine anyone's efforts on this front.



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Posted Tue Jul 1, 2014 6:40 PM

Batteries will be ok, but may drain at a horrendous rate due to the massive power draw of the cartridge.

 

(Joke)

 

Seriously though some flash carts actually have had power issues.  The SD2SNES glitches on certain early SNES's for that reason.  That said, I haven't used batteries in a Lynx in 20-something years!



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Posted Tue Jul 1, 2014 8:17 PM

Sounds interesting, would love a multiload cart for the Lynx.



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Posted Tue Jul 1, 2014 9:26 PM

Highly interested!






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