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In Topic: UnoCart-2600 : a DIY SD multi-cart for the 2600

Wed Apr 17, 2019 6:17 AM


Hmm it works fine on my 2600 Jr which isn't modded but my six switch which has the etim 2600RGB mod it doesn't even load the menu. The six switch works fine with normal cartridges any thoughts on where to start debugging?



Sorry, I should've paid more attention and read more carefully --- I though you were talking about a simple composite or S-Video mod, but I guess you are talking about this. That is a pretty invasive piece of electronics. My best guess is that the power supply cannot provide enough power to the 2600, the mod and UnoCard together. Apart from trying a more capable power supply, there's not much that I can suggest. Another possibility is additional noise on the bus generated by the mod or the switching power module.


Do you have a Harmony cart? Does it work with the modded console?

In Topic: UnoCart-2600 : a DIY SD multi-cart for the 2600

Wed Apr 17, 2019 4:04 AM

Has anyone had any luck getting a UnoCart-2600 working with a RGB modded 2600? Couldn't see anything in the thread mentioning it 



There is no reason why it shouldn't work --- the mod doesn't interfere with the Uno in any way.

In Topic: Stella 6 on the R77: the eagle is landing

Sun Apr 14, 2019 8:51 AM

With Linux, my next step in a situation such as yours would be to "sudo dd if=/dev/zero of=/dev/sdb2(or whatever)" Often, the reason Windows tools will no longer write to a 'disk' is because either the 'bootsector' or partition table(s) doesn't make sense to them.  Perhaps you could try a "disk wiper" utility in Windows instead?



I agree, but I'd like to add a WORD OF WARNING for the general audience: don't copy this and run it in verbatim under all circumstances. You absolutely need to figure out the correct block device to use on your system; otherwise, you may well end up overwriting you hard drive with zeroes. If you don't know what a block device is, don't try this either ;)

In Topic: UnoCart-2600 : a DIY SD multi-cart for the 2600

Fri Apr 12, 2019 3:06 PM

Didn't you get it running with some patching? Or was that a different game?



Almost correct ;) What I tried and got working was running unmodified DPC+ games on the UnoCard memory layout in emulation (6502.ts) by patching them. However, I haven't tried the same thing on the Uno yet. Maybe later this year, after documenting Stella's TIA emulation and a myard of other stuff that I'd like to do :P

In Topic: UnoCart-2600 : a DIY SD multi-cart for the 2600

Fri Apr 12, 2019 2:07 PM

I just received an email from somebody who's not yet a member of AtariAge (he's having trouble logging in for some reason, and found me via my website). He's asking me why Space Rocks doesn't run. Based on this, I gather he needs a firmware update. Has it been released, or are y'all still working on it?




There currently is no firmware for the UnoCard that supports DPC+ or CDF.