Partly to see if it's possible. I have a Mist and will be receiving an ste shortly so having a floppy image version is likely.
Would games on bank switched carts allowed the st(e) to have had similar games to say a Sega megadrive/Genesis?
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Of course that it is possible. But ST cartridge was not designed for games - capacity is small, and then games would cost more than on floppies.
Similar games ? Games are often similar, regardless from media on which are released If you mean similar usage, I don't think that it is possible to make same usage considering code and data access, but for player it may be same. Sega and other cartridge based consoles had much larger cartridge capacity, where complete game with all graphic, audio can fit. Without bank switch. If you go on bank switching, it will need to make some pseudo file system for larger data - where it will switch to proper bank depending on data segment requested - some files may be longer than 128 KB.
Because of that, and because Flash cards are now cheap, and have much bigger capacity than dozens of EPROMs I think that instead bank switching for larger games we need to use simply mass storage with regular Atari FAT16 filesystem. In other words some adapter like UltraSatan, Satandisk or any other Flash card adapter for Atari. That may be simply set for automatic run of some game on it. So. will act exactly as some cartridge for user.
I added all mine cartridge adaptations to page with Revenge of Mutant Camels: http://atari.8bitchip.info/cartST.html
Sources included, may try all it in Steem and Hatari. Total 11 games: Xenon, Rick Dangerous, Star Wars, Moon Patrol, Buggy Boy is there too .