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#551 Ksarul OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Nov 13, 2016 1:09 AM

You can get the XB 2.7 cartridge directly from me or you can get it from the Arcadeshopper website.



#552 aftyde OFFLINE  

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Posted Fri Mar 10, 2017 3:31 AM

Wondering if someone can comment on how to load boot into the cart?  I am about to make a EB 2.7s cart tonight... as I need one for my second system.  Would LOVE to have the 80 col boot happening on it.  Possible?  I have tried to save boot into the 2.7 cart I have, but it always locks up at the Save to DSK1. prompt after answering yes to the SAVE to 2.7 GROM prompt.


Edited by aftyde, Fri Mar 10, 2017 4:21 AM.


#553 aftyde OFFLINE  

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Posted Fri Mar 10, 2017 4:07 AM

Hi Gents,

 

Apologies if this has been asked before.  I have all the parts for the XB27 Suite cart and am looking at four files.  I have the Atmega 1284p and the AT49F040 chips and am fairly good with the Minipro if docs are handy... :)

 

XB27 Suite 128k Flash 060315.bin

XB27 Suite 512k Rom 060315.bin

XB27 Suite 060315.mpj

XB27 Suite EEprom 060315.bin

 

Some quick questions... what is the .mpj file?  Is this the latest and greatest?  Anyone have a 80 track update diskette (if I need it)

Just not sure what files to load into which chip?  Is there a step by step somewhere???

 

Down to my last 1284p and I don't want to mess it up... :)  Apologies for the basic questions - I did scour the forum in advance - lots of bread crumbs but no trail!

 

Cheers, Arthur...



#554 Ksarul OFFLINE  

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Posted Fri Mar 10, 2017 6:39 AM

Hi Arthur, there are three data files that are important to you (and one that can be useful, but which I tend not to use). You absolutely need these three files:

 

XB27 Suite 128k Flash 060315.bin

XB27 Suite 512k Rom 060315.bin

XB27 Suite EEprom 060315.bin

 

The mpj file is what is called a project file.Takes the Atmel files and loads them appropriately (you still have to do the 512K Flash file for the 49F040 separately).

 

I use the attached set of instructions from Gazoo. He generally didn't use the project files, so to keep with his instructions, I usually don't either (and it isn't all that more involved either).

 

 

Attached Files



#555 Opry99er OFFLINE  

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Posted Fri Mar 10, 2017 7:35 PM

Hey Jim...

Were all the issues with reflashing settled?

I have an older version that Tony sent me in the mail. I have never tried reflashing because of all the issues that folks were having with the process.

I re-read the thread but never saw a definitive smoking gun. Maybe I missed it.

#556 Ksarul OFFLINE  

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Posted Fri Mar 10, 2017 7:38 PM

Some had problems and others didn't. We never figured out a definitive cause before Gazoo passed away. . .and the XB 2.7 cartridge has a lot of his brute-force magic in it.



#557 Opry99er OFFLINE  

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Posted Fri Mar 10, 2017 7:48 PM

Yes... that it does.

I will likely stay with the old version then. I do not want to lose any functionality--If my re-flash fails.

#558 aftyde OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat Mar 11, 2017 10:28 PM

Hey Ksarul,

 

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Much appreciated brothers!  Cheers, Arthur...



#559 aftyde OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat Mar 11, 2017 10:33 PM

Just a side note - I have been buying the parts (arcadeshopper for the boards), eBay for the chips - I figure the tribal knowledge on how to make carts should be widespread even though I still consider myself a total n00b...


Edited by aftyde, Sat Mar 11, 2017 10:33 PM.





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