I've previously posted about getting a larger game to work on the Harmony Encore and also messaged Batari directly. There has been no reply to either.
The website couldn't state it any more clearly that up to 512KB games are supported, but I have yet to find any documentation on how to make such a game or any examples of such games already existing. Does the encore really have support for 512KB homebrews or is this a case of false advertising?
I'd like to propose some potential remedies to this situation. (ordered by my preference)
- Provide an example 512KB ROM which can be run on the harmony encore.
- Provide a new firmware release which adds support for 512KB games. This must be done in a timely manner. My opinion is that 6 months or less would be reasonable.
- Open source the firmware so the community can add support for 512KB games.
- Provide a partial refund for all harmony encore owners with an amount similar to what it costs to upgrade form a regular harmony to the encore.