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#1 electrotrains OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Mar 26, 2017 9:31 AM

Hi All,

 

The UnoCart is my latest multi-cart design for the Atari XL & XE. Its basically the little-brother of the Ultimate Cart (using a cheap microcontroller) and you can read about its development here.

The UnoCart cartridge uses a micro SD card for storage, so you can reprogram it simply by copying new files onto the SD card from your PC/Mac.

 

Like the Ultimate Cart, the UnoCart can emulate a wide range of cartridges and it also launches XEX files. However it is limited to 128k cartridge and XEX files, rather than the 1024k limit of the Ultimate cart. Most importantly, this means it does not emulate 8mbit Atarimax cartridges - so you still need an Ultimate Cart for that.

However, it does have a couple of other features not present in the Ultimate Cart:
- Fast search of all directories on the SD card, including partial matches (so you can search for "dig" and it will find "Mr Dig.XEX" and "Dig Dug.ROM").
- Limited support for ATR files (including the 16Meg ATR game compilations) with read and write support.

 

There is also a review video from ndary below showing some of the features:

 

Note there are a couple of inaccuracies in the video- it uses micro SD cards (not micro sims) and it does NOT actually support AtariMax 8mbit ROMs.
 

You can read about the full set of features in the PDF manual available on the project website.

 

The shell is a cheap 3d printed design which is mainly intended to keep the PCB safe and allow it to be inserted in an XL. It is not a proper Atari cartridge shell.

The firmware is open source, and was written by myself and flashjazzcat, and we are planning to make a few cartridges available for sale.

If you'd like an UnoCart, please reply to this thread (please don't ask for more than 2 cartridges).
The price is £40 cased or £35 uncased + £3 P&P.

There will be 14 cartridges available initially.

I've got 5 ready to post out, so the first 5 will be dispatched immediately.
Flashjazzcat is going to make a further 9, but these won't be ready for 2-3 weeks.

For those that miss out, or prefer to DIY, there will be a construction article in Excel magazine issue #4, involving only a small amount of through-hole soldering and a readily available development board. Reserve your copy of the magazine here.

Robin



#2 brenski OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Mar 26, 2017 9:42 AM

please add me for one thanks



#3 Paul Westphal OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Mar 26, 2017 10:04 AM

Yeah, I would like one. If you make a good number of them later, I may sell them off the site. Eightbitfix.com. I'm assuming the price point is a little better than the ultimate... And I have paypal.

Edited by Paul Westphal, Sun Mar 26, 2017 10:06 AM.


#4 David_P OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Mar 26, 2017 11:11 AM

Please add me for one.



#5 DrVenkman OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Mar 26, 2017 11:33 AM

I'd like one if there are still any available Friday when I get paid again. :)



#6 thgill OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Mar 26, 2017 12:08 PM

I'm interested in a cased one.

#7 917k OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Mar 26, 2017 12:10 PM

Sign me up for a one in a case, please.


Edited by 917k, Sun Mar 26, 2017 12:11 PM.


#8 Larry OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Mar 26, 2017 12:28 PM

Yes, 1 for me, please.  Looks like I might have made the cut this time!  (And the pound:dollar rate looks favorable here, also!)
 
Edit: with case.

-Larry

#9 Firedawg OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Mar 26, 2017 12:37 PM

Count me in for one with case when they are available.

#10 Philsan OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Mar 26, 2017 12:55 PM

Updated Topic for newbies PDF with the link to this thread.



#11 davidcalgary29 ONLINE  

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Posted Sun Mar 26, 2017 1:09 PM

One for me, please (cased).

#12 Almerian OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Mar 26, 2017 1:21 PM

One for me in a case please.



#13 Atari Nut OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Mar 26, 2017 2:07 PM

However, it does have a couple of other features not present in the Ultimate Cart:
- Limited support for ATR files (including the 16Meg ATR game compilations) with read and write support.

So the Ultimate Cart doesn't support .atr files at all?



#14 venom4728a OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Mar 26, 2017 2:15 PM

I would like one please.

 

Robert



#15 rdea6 OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Mar 26, 2017 2:22 PM

One for me with case...



#16 tuf OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Mar 26, 2017 2:44 PM

Sign me up for one!



#17 electrotrains OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Mar 26, 2017 2:46 PM

I think we're at 13 now, so that's 1 left.

 

I'll be sending PM's out to the first five members shortly, since I've got the cartridges ready to go in the post.

 

Flashjazzcat will be handling the following ones so you can expect a PM from him with the details of when these ones will be ready.

 

If you missed out, remember the DIY article in excel magazine issue #4. It might also be worth posting here, in case any of the earlier takers drop out.

 

Robin



#18 ravard OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Mar 26, 2017 2:58 PM

I would like one in a case. Thank you.

ravard

#19 electrotrains OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Mar 26, 2017 3:01 PM

Wow - all gone already. That was quick!

 

If anybody else desperately wants one, feel free to post, but you'll only get one from this run if someone drops out.

 

Robin


Edited by electrotrains, Sun Mar 26, 2017 3:02 PM.


#20 Brentarian ONLINE  

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Posted Sun Mar 26, 2017 3:29 PM

Wow - all gone already. That was quick!


I knew those would sell quick. That search feature of the Uno cart is just plain awesome!

Have there been any firmware updates since the first batch you sold last year?

#21 FULS OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Mar 26, 2017 3:33 PM

I'll take one in a case if any are available.

 

Thanks



#22 Defender II OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Mar 26, 2017 6:06 PM

I'll take two cased please. If no-one drops out of this run, please put me on the next one.


Edited by Defender II, Sun Mar 26, 2017 6:08 PM.


#23 orpheuswaking OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Mar 26, 2017 6:40 PM

If someone produces a second run I'd like one... I have two ultimate carts, but I'd like one of these for comparison

#24 Gandor OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Mar 26, 2017 6:50 PM

I would be interested in one



#25 IndusGT OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Mar 26, 2017 8:41 PM

very nice, I'll take one







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