Months ago I promised Tucker that I would collect all the games that did not run, and that I would explain to him why these game do not run from the FAT32 loader, and why my patch does run them. I still have to do this... time time time...
It has been too long ago already for me to remember it all quite very clear. I have to dive into it again. Stupid me did not document or save my source on a place I can simply find it back.
I remember there were issues with clearing up ZP memory (some games expect zero's at locations that were not zero), there was a slight issue with multi-stage loading and IIRC I also managed to work with a lower MEMLO (but I can be very wrong about that).
For me it is clear as water that the MyIDE ][ interface is an under-estimated and under-rated device. It is truly a fabulous piece of hardware and it's possibilities are virtually endless. The combination of (easily user adaptable) Flash and SRAM memory make it a very interesting device for people who write their own software. With the excellent MyBIOS, the FAT32 loader(s) and the great amount of compatible titles, it is one of the coolest carts to obtain for your atari 8bit computer. Even on a 64K stock atari it does amazing things. It runs almost any game, it mimics a cartridge (games, but also tools like Mac/65), it is a harddisk interface, it is an SDX cart... and all in one cart. Once you unleash all the power, you'll wonder how you ever could have lived without it!
I am very aware that the MyIDE system has a learning curve; but for all types of users (novice, intermediate and expert) it is very appealing.
The only two things that it lacks are a built in RTC and a tiny reset button. The reset button is not really a flaw. With MyBIOS one has several options to do coldboots without powercycle. And the RTC... well there are solutions too.
So I hope people keep buying stuff at Atarimax, and if they keep doing that: please put one of these MyIDE ][ carts in your shopping basket too. You'll love it. The only hard decision for you is what color you would prefer. I have several blue and green versions, and both colors are very cool. I think I prefer the blue ones the most.
And if you need any support, post your questions in the Atarimax MyIDE ][ forum, or ask your questions here on AtariAge. You even can contact me if you like.
And no: I am in no way related to Atarimax, MyIDE ][ or whatever. Except for the fact that I'm (still after all these years) a true fan.
Edited by ProWizard, Tue Nov 14, 2017 4:57 PM.