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#76 karri OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat May 23, 2015 10:28 AM

Thanks GadgetUK. I just found out that your utility works fine with wine on Linux :)



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Posted Sat May 23, 2015 11:16 AM

Email sent through contact form, hope it arrived :) !



#78 GadgetUK OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat May 23, 2015 11:25 AM

 

¡Guauuuuu! Thank you very much for your video-review...

 

The instructions can be found in my website: http://www.vectrex.h.../howto-burn-rom

 

If you select 512kb mode, the slots are combined in pairs: 0 and 8, 1 and 9, 2 and A, and so on.

 

If you write a 512kb in slot 0 it will also extend into slot 8... so be carefull; if you had a 256kb game in slot 8 it would be overwritten by the 512kb game.

 

thank you very much Gadgetuk

Thanks for producing this sweet multicart!  It did cross my mind that you might be able to double the capacity on future models by adding an additional switch and a flash ROM twice the size.  Just put the switch on the upper address line and 32 in 1 =O  I haven't looked at the flash chip - what type did you use?  I wonder if I could just remove the flash chip, replace with one twice as big and hack it to have 32 slots.  Sorry, I shouldn't be hacking this stuff already - It's a great cart, but I just can't help myself lol.  Thanks for creating this!  Have you thought about doing a similar cart for other systems?   I guess some of the others are more complex due to mapper type chips etc.  Brilliant idea using the mountable drive though - I love it!  I guess doing something like this on the neo geo would be possible - for development purposes.  I am thinking that I could make 42 pin DIP adaptors, each with a flash ROM and a connector.  Then each chip on a board could relatively easily be programmed (one at a time) using the PIC USB interface chip.  Sure it would take me a while to program a neo cart but when developing, most of the time I guess I would be focused on the code on one chip at a time.  I am sure there are better applications than the neo geo, just I've been trying to think of anything better than programming EPROMs in order to develop on the neo geo.



#79 jfmateos OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat May 23, 2015 1:58 PM

Yes doubling the capacity would be very easy, but not removing the current rom (because there are no more lines available), but adding a second rom.

 

The burner is already compatible with Vectrex, Watara/Supervision, Gamate and Atari Lynx.

 

Just now, the Atari 7800 (non-bankswitching) and Videopac (Odyssey 2) cartridges are in beta testing...and the Neo Geo Pocket and Gameboy are in prototype.

 

I don't own a Neo Geo, so cannot study it... but if someone want to suggest other systems I will pleased to consider it.



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Posted Sat May 23, 2015 3:11 PM

Wow @ Neo Geo pocket and Gameboy! Gotta get one of those carts when you finish them! I've got the Neo Pocket Flashmasta but something with more space (if possible) or using the same mounted drive will make changing games easier.

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Posted Sat May 23, 2015 8:07 PM

A 7800 version I'm going to keep an eye for that one! :-D



#82 karri OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun May 24, 2015 6:57 AM

For game developers this is a very nice card. The burning time is about a minute and you can keep many different versions on it at the same time.

I have been syncing the graphics to the music all morning and one cycle takes just 5 minutes (edit - compile - burn - test).

The goal is to get the sync perfect on the Lynx and not on Handy or Mednafen.

 

It is so convenient compared to my previous ComLynx based solutions. Highly recommended :).



#83 jfmateos OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun May 24, 2015 9:20 AM

Thanks karri... that is a big compliment coming from you



#84 mvirtuale OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat May 30, 2015 1:33 AM

news?

I can not wait to play the games that exist only in files.
Example C-Gull



#85 jfmateos OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat May 30, 2015 1:36 AM

Dear mates,

 

The Atari Lynx cards are ready to ship... but the burners still require the usb connector... probably I will be shipping them next week.



#86 walter_J64bit OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu Jun 4, 2015 4:33 AM

Awesome!



#87 busterm OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu Jun 4, 2015 7:36 AM

I received my Rewritable Multigame Cartridge and burner from the first batch order last week. All I can say is this ting is awesome. My only issues I've had with it is probably more my Win 7 setup than the actual cart. When I try writing games to fill the card up I can write more than 3 in a row after that the upload will fail every time. But if I unplug everything an wait 30 mins its good to go again.  I currently have only 9 games on my card. Again my issue is most likely more to do with my PC than the actual card 

 

This kit is awesome and I recommend everyone buy it asap. For the price you cant beat it. 

 

jfmateos has done an outstanding job for the the Lynx community. I look forward to his other works. 



#88 bdoi OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu Jun 4, 2015 8:16 AM

Jfmateos :you talk about the second batch?

#89 jfmateos OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Jun 8, 2015 2:36 AM

Thank you very much busterm... I will study your issue with windows 7.

 

bdoi, the second batch is just waiting for the arrival of the burner's usb socket



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Posted Mon Jun 8, 2015 3:14 AM

I also Email sent through contact form for second batch, but no reply

 

I would like to buy USB burner and 2 carts

 

Thanks



#91 jfmateos OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Jun 8, 2015 3:41 AM

Dear Kamat, please could you tell me your email through private message to make sure that i have included you in the reservation list?

 

You should have received a confirmation mail.



#92 walter_J64bit OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Jun 8, 2015 4:16 AM

I received my Rewritable Multigame Cartridge and burner from the first batch order last week. All I can say is this ting is awesome. My only issues I've had with it is probably more my Win 7 setup than the actual cart. When I try writing games to fill the card up I can write more than 3 in a row after that the upload will fail every time. But if I unplug everything an wait 30 mins its good to go again.  I currently have only 9 games on my card. Again my issue is most likely more to do with my PC than the actual card 

 

This kit is awesome and I recommend everyone buy it asap. For the price you cant beat it. 

 

jfmateos has done an outstanding job for the the Lynx community. I look forward to his other works. 

Are you using 64bit version or the 32bit version? I like know because I'm using windows 7 too.



#93 LX.NET OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Jun 8, 2015 5:04 AM

Did anyone who received the Lynx Multicart try it on Windows 8.1?



#94 vectrexroli OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Jun 8, 2015 5:21 AM

Did anyone who received the Lynx Multicart try it on Windows 8.1?

I did not get it yet, I only know that the Mateos cart for the Vectrex works also on Windows 8.1, so I hope it will be the case for Lynx version as well.



#95 jfmateos OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Jun 8, 2015 7:54 AM

General information: LX.NET reported me a problem using the burner with Windows 8.1. The burner is detected by te system, but after a few seconds it fails with a "device not working properly" message.

 

Dear  LX.NET, today I have been able to replicate your issue with a Windows 8-64 bits system.... I think it is due to the system folder that Windows 8 creates automatically in every drive, but will investigate in further and keep you all informed.



#96 LX.NET OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Jun 8, 2015 8:58 AM

Thanks very much. I was kind of stuck here so wanted to reach out to the others to see if I was the only one. Great that you are looking into it as well.

Let me know if I can help out.



#97 kazmat OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Jun 9, 2015 6:44 AM

Thank you

 

PM sent



#98 busterm OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Jun 9, 2015 7:24 AM

Are you using 64bit version or the 32bit version? I like know because I'm using windows 7 too.

Mine is 64bit Win 7 but I have a lot of defaults turned off  in my system for a number of programs i use. So again my issue is most likely do to my setup and not the actual cards. 



#99 jfmateos OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu Jun 18, 2015 11:36 PM

Dear friends,

 

Unfortunately, the usb sockets for the burner have not arrived yet...

 

I have ordered them from a different provider using express shipping, but they won't arrive before the end of next week.

 

As soon as the sockets arrive I will report it here.

 

Thanks for your support and sorry for the inconvenience.



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Posted Sat Jun 20, 2015 4:22 AM

Thanks for the update!






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