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#1 vectrexroli OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat Apr 16, 2016 12:26 PM

Here I show you the pre-release version of the new upcoming Mateos Rewritable Multigame Cartridge for the Atari 7800 gaming console:



#2 Shawn OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat Apr 16, 2016 12:54 PM

So this multi can handle multiple bankswitching methods at the same time correct? Really sweet little cart you have made there. What is your target price point please?



#3 cjameslv OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat Apr 16, 2016 1:00 PM

This is awesome and it supports pokey!

 

Edit* @ Shawn, Just looked it up & its holy shit tits cheap! $42 shipped to USA and he takes paypal.


Edited by cjameslv, Sat Apr 16, 2016 1:08 PM.


#4 vectrexroli OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat Apr 16, 2016 1:10 PM

So this multi can handle multiple bankswitching methods at the same time correct? Really sweet little cart you have made there. What is your target price point please?

Per slot you can have different types of ROM files. As said in the video all the info is in the description text, also including a link to Juan´s price list:

http://www.vectrex.h...mvbd-mvmc-3/faq



#5 cjameslv OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat Apr 16, 2016 1:17 PM

Per slot you can have different types of ROM files. As said in the video all the info is in the description text, also including a link to Juan´s price list:

http://www.vectrex.h...mvbd-mvmc-3/faq

 

Yep, i already sent him an email to buy one. Thinking about 3d printing a custom case for it too as it looks like a standard 7800 cart will not hold it. Maybe along the lines of the xonox double ender cases or something.



#6 vectrexroli OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat Apr 16, 2016 1:39 PM

 

Yep, i already sent him an email to buy one. Thinking about 3d printing a custom case for it too as it looks like a standard 7800 cart will not hold it. Maybe along the lines of the xonox double ender cases or something.

Not sure yet, it might fit into a standard cartridge shell anyway. The top part has to be open as there you have to connect the bunrner device. Will have a look at this when I will have more time, I did do something similar with the Videopac/Odyssey2 version.



#7 Mayhem OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat Apr 16, 2016 3:18 PM

My first thought was how does the cartridge know which bankswitching method to use, but that's explained in the video, that's pretty handy. So how is POKEY handled, there's a spot on the board to solder one to?



#8 tep392 OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat Apr 16, 2016 3:26 PM

Does it include the programmer or does that need to be purchased separately?

#9 vectrexroli OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat Apr 16, 2016 3:27 PM

My first thought was how does the cartridge know which bankswitching method to use, but that's explained in the video, that's pretty handy. So how is POKEY handled, there's a spot on the board to solder one to?

On the final board there will be a chip socket as far as I know.



#10 vectrexroli OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat Apr 16, 2016 3:28 PM

Does it include the programmer or does that need to be purchased separately?

http://www.vectrex.h...mvbd-mvmc-3/faq

It is called burner/dumper on the list there.



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Posted Sat Apr 16, 2016 6:23 PM

So then you need the programmer and the cart to get the programs loaded onto it then? So it is two separate purchases. Still, the price seems excellent given it can hold up to 144kb rom images on it!

 

Hmm....



#12 walter_J64bit OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat Apr 16, 2016 7:52 PM

Yes! The email is on the way! :thumbsup: :thumbsup:



#13 Mayhem OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Apr 17, 2016 9:20 AM

So then you need the programmer and the cart to get the programs loaded onto it then? So it is two separate purchases. Still, the price seems excellent given it can hold up to 144kb rom images on it!

 

Hmm....

 

Correct, but the programmer/dumper is universal, as it can also be used for all the other cartridges (such as Vectrex) with the same pins.



#14 R.Cade OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Apr 17, 2016 10:14 AM

Note to Fred - Release the new 7800 Harmony soon, or else part of your market will go to this new product!



#15 vectrexroli OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Apr 17, 2016 11:15 AM

Note to Fred - Release the new 7800 Harmony soon, or else part of your market will go to this new product!

Note to R.Cade - To be honest I think all type of flash and multi-carts have their pro and cons, so it is really depending what you prefer and need. ;-)



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Posted Sun Apr 17, 2016 1:02 PM

There is room for both.



#17 Rastignac OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Apr 17, 2016 3:16 PM

Do you think it can be use with 2600 roms?
The 7800 console runs 2600 games; will it run with this burner? (at least, 4KB/nonswitched games?).

#18 jfmateos OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Apr 17, 2016 10:43 PM

Dear Roland, thank you very very much for your video-review. :)

 

Dear atariage forum users,

 

The card is not ready for release yet because there are still some issues to fix and I'm waiting for the arrival of some electronic components.

 

The POKEY chip will not be included in the final card; there wil be just a socket to plug it.

 

I'm not sure about the final price... somewhere between 25 adn 35€

 

I'm working on a specific Atari 2600 card, but I will try to include some of the basic Atari 2600 basic bank-switched schemes also in this card (<4k, F8...).

 

Thank you for your interest.... and I will keep you informed through this thread.



#19 walter_J64bit OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Apr 18, 2016 4:55 AM

Thanks, for working on a Rewritable cart for the 7800 jfmateos, :thumbsup:  :thumbsup:   I have the Atari Lynx version It's high end hardware and jfmateos has awesome support too! :thumbsup: :thumbsup:



#20 gambler172 OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun May 1, 2016 1:29 AM

Hi Guys

 

i am proud to check out Juan`s new multicart......what should i say????A really great device,which is easy to use....if you look at this site...

 

http://www.vectrex.h...a7800converter/

 

To get the files on the cart via burner is easy.....but you must Change the filename a Little bit.

For about 35 Euro....you get a great multicart,which is easy to use and plays most of the 7800 games......

And even on my French Secam System...it works very well.

A MUST HAVE for all 7800 Gamers...

greetings Walter



#21 Glen's Retro Show OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon May 2, 2016 4:54 AM

Hi gambler172.

So is he selling them now? Or did you get one of his prototypes

#22 gambler172 OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon May 2, 2016 11:04 AM

Juan will announce,when they are
ready for sale
So please be patient.
Greetings Walter

#23 sramirez2008 ONLINE  

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Posted Mon May 2, 2016 12:44 PM

Juan will announce,when they are
ready for sale
So please be patient.
Greetings Walter

 

Patiently waiting.



#24 jrose78 OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon May 2, 2016 2:44 PM

Juan will announce,when they are
ready for sale
So please be patient.
Greetings Walter

ahh .... did you just rub in the fact you got one and then tell us to be patient? ..Really. lol 



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Posted Mon May 2, 2016 3:03 PM

If we're doing that-

The Batari cart it awesome too, just you wait...







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