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Poll: Poll for EEPROM size for a homebrewers cart (10 member(s) have cast votes)

What size EEPROM should there be

  1. None, saves are unnecessary (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  2. 128 bytes to keep it compatible with old releases (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  3. 2048 bytes as it is so cheap. Just 30 cents (2 votes [20.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 20.00%

  4. 65535 bytes. Who cares if the cart costs 2 extra. This allows great game saves. (8 votes [80.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 80.00%

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#1 karri OFFLINE  

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Posted Fri Jul 17, 2015 8:26 AM

The new homebrewers cart has a 512k flash on board. In order to simplify things it would be nice to have only one configuration. What should it be?

 



#2 EvilActivity OFFLINE  

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Posted Fri Jul 17, 2015 9:02 AM

I think I can work with 2048, but 65535 would be sweet. Anything below 2048 is a no go imho.



#3 Marius OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat Aug 29, 2015 1:48 AM

Without EEPROM it is also possible to do a save on FLASH, but that is every time an erase/write cycle, which might be unwanted (and it is also much slower than writing a few bytes to an eeprom).

I voted for the 65535 bytes since that might be interesting for future use. (Let's say somebody creates a game like SimCity for atari 8bit, where people can save their city in the cart... then it's great to have 64KB eeprom)

 

By the way: I'm extremely happy with carts that can be flashed. There are so many brilliant game releases that get one or more bug fixes or other updates after release date. It's great when you can reflash it then. 

 

 

LOL:

Edit: I thought I was in the atari 8bit forum. Excuse me ;) I think I leave my post here though... 


Edited by ProWizard, Sat Aug 29, 2015 1:49 AM.


#4 karri OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat Aug 29, 2015 1:56 AM

Lol.

 

In any case the larger eeprom was the winner and the cart is made with that one. Thanks for votes.







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