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(latest update: November 8th 2020)

 

ALL VINTAGE CHANNEL F GAMES

...AND MORE FOR ONLY $117

GET ONE NOW!

 

FREE Tracked Shipping Worldwide 

Get it now:

https://paypal.me/e5frog/117

If not using the PayPal "friends and family" option it's US$126

https://paypal.me/e5frog/126

 


Auto switching Multi-Cart with more than all original software.
Fits all System Fairchild machines no matter what the TV system is (so Fairchild, Zircon, SABA, ITT, Nordmende, Luxor, Barco, Ingelen, Grandstand, Dumont, Emerson).

Answer here, send a personal message or e-mail to address further down.

Multi-Cart will be delivered in in a box (that's inside a shipping box). Cartridge shell is currently an original used cartridge shell with new labels and PCB, this shell have signs of wear. If you wish to provide your own cart shell - let me know. I can have 3D-printed shells made at the buyers expense, last time I checked it was about $70 for the cheapest material at a professional manufacturer.

To my knowledge the Multi-Cart contains all known games and variations (both Democarts, all dumped protos, newly made games and known homebrews) for the System Fairchild, even the full version of Pac-Man!
Games can be chosen via a menu that you reach by resetting the system while holding button 1. Holding other buttons or combination thereof while resetting will immediately start one of the more popular games (according to previous requests), just check the instructions on the back label (before inserting).

 

 How to select game:

Try and find the Easter Egg(s) in your cartridge menu... 

 



Payment Instructions:

Please use the friends/family/personal payment so I don't have to pay the fee, you can use one of the links on top.

 

For manual payment with the same prices: http://paypal.com my address is  [email protected]

I will also answer e-mails sent to that address.

Make sure payment is sent in US$

... and not KR/SEK - as PayPal seems to change the currency by default.



Please write your shipping as well as email address as a message in your PayPal payment

It's not automatically included with personal payment, if you forget to include it send an e-mail to the same address or send me a PM here.


For European customers I also accept bank transfer, just write me a message and I'll supply needed information.
For Swedish users there's also the option of using Swish (you send money with your phone almost as easy as a text message), let me know.

Customization are possible, if you want something special, let's talk about it. 

 

List of games (Latest update April 20th 2020):

 

1 TIC-TAC-TOE...
2 DESERT FOX
3 BLACK JACK
4 SPITFIRE 1 OR 2 PLAYERS
5 SPACE WAR
6 MATH QUIZ 1 ADD & SUBTRACT
7 MATH QUIZ 2 MULT. & DIVIS.
8 MAGIC NUMBERS, MIND READ, NIM
9 DRAG RACE
10 MAZE AND VARIATIONS
11 BACKGAMMON ACEY-DEUCEY
12 BASEBALL
13 ROBOT WAR TORPEDO ALLEY
14 SONAR SEARCH 1 OR 2 PLAYERS
15 MEMORY MATCH
16 DODGE' IT
17 PINBALL CHALLENGE
18 HANGMAN
19 CHECKERS
20 VIDEO WHIZBALL
21 BOWLING
22 SLOT MACHINE
23 GALACTIC SPACE WARS
24 PRO FOOTBALL
25 CASINO POKER
26 ALIEN INVASION
27 PAC-MAN
DEMONSTRATION CARTRIDGE
DEMOCART 2
MULTI-CART ALL GAMES
SABA 20 - CHESS
SABA 1 - MÜHLE...
SABA 3 - BLACK JACK
SABA 16 - RAT'MAL
ALTERNATE MAZE
ALTERNATE PINBALL
ALTERNATE SLOT
LIGHTS OUT
F8 OF NATIONS
TETRIS
SWEDISH WORDS HANGMAN
RETROGATHERING 2018 PAC-MAN
KEVIN VERSUS TOMATOES
KILLER HEADS OF LETTUCE
GOLF BETA R78
IK DEMO
COLORTEST
ALTERNATE BIOS
RAMTEST
TEST CONTROLS
SCROLLING MOUNTAINS
DRAW POKER
COLOR ORGAN
FOOTBALL
GALACTIC SPACE WARS
SPITFIRE
WERBETEXT-CASSETTE

 

 



All the happy customers until today:

Spoiler

 

1 Auction winner: Anders J, Sweden
2 James R, USA
3 Claes J, Sweden
4 Anders C, Sweden
5 Jeff R, USA
6 Kenneth W, USA
7 Fredrik S, Sweden
8 Niklas F, Sweden
9 Bill L, USA
10 James H, USA
11 Howard F, USA
12 Larry A, USA
13 Michael C, USA
14 Jason S, USA (it might have been this that was sold on eBay 2014-11 for $256)
15 Anthony W, USA
16 Lorne A, Canada then sold to Stefan J, Sweden
17 Jan-Erik S, Sweden
18 Jason B, USA
19 Russ P Jr, USA
20 Jose M, USA
21 Joe S, USA
22 Judith C, USA
23 Brad D, USA
24 Laurent D, Belgium, then sold on eBay for $200
25 Scott S, USA
26 Rick M, USA
27 Heath D, USA
28 Kimmo P, Sweden
29 Matt R, USA
30 Lance B, USA
31 Luke S, USA
32 Atsushi Y, Japan
33 Mark T, USA
34 David F, USA
35 Rick R, USA
36 Tom K, Norway
37 Rob D, USA
38 Sasha C, USA
39 Matt G, USA
40 Mark D, USA
41 Roger N, USA
42 Darrin L, USA
43 Ian B, USA
44 David M, USA
45 Martin S, UK
46 Sean K, USA
47 Jon P, Australia
48 John F, USA
49 Brendan W, USA
50 Jay C, USA
51 Charles D, USA
52 Bryan G, USA
53 Brendan B, USA
54 Cyril D, France

55 Marco L, Brazil
56 Lawrence P, Canada
57 Charles N, USA
58 Michael T, USA
59 Steve P, UK
60 William S, USA

61 Pierre L, Canada
62 Stefan H, Germany
63 Kevin M, USA

64 BF Marco, Italy
65 BF Marco, Italy
66 BF Marco, Italy
67 Kristofer, Sweden

68 Cody R, USA
69 James R, USA
70 Michael H, USA
71 Andrew R, USA
72 Thomas M, Canada
73 John L, USA
74 Martin S, UK
75 Michael T, Germany
76 David E, Sweden
77 Geoff C, USA
78 Dino M, USA
79 Jonerik S, Sweden
80 David F, USA
81 Kevin B, USA
82 Sean J, USA
83 Ronald S, USA
84 William C, USA
85 Nelson J, Brazil
86 Scott S, USA
87 Kevin B, USA
88 Albert B, Germany
89 Glen P, USA
90 John H, USA
91 Steve E, USA
92 Keith D, USA
93 Joe G, USA
94 Joe G, USA
95 Robert A, USA
96 Mike H, UK
97 Stephen S, USA
98 James O, Canada
99 Dieter K, Austria
100 Kenny O, Sweden
101 vectrexroli, Austria
102 Jared B, USA
103 Martin S, UK
104 Daniel T, Sweden
104 Miguel, Portugal
105 Rick, USA
106 Robb, USA
107 Geoffrey, USA
108 Rich, USA
109 Richard G, USA
110 Drew, USA
111 Frank, USA
112 Drew F, USA
113 Joviano, Brazil
114 Alejandro, USA
115 Jaime, Spain
116 Takaaki, Japan
117 Jason, USA
118 Chris, USA
119 Kevin, USA
120 Lenny, USA
121 Phil, USA
122 Jeff, USA
123 Keith, USA
124 Chris, USA
125 Billy, USA
126 Kelsey, USA
127 Kyle, USA
128 Phil, USA
129 Chris, USA
130 Mike, USA
131 Rick, USA
132 Tim, Canada
133 APM, U.K.
134 Jimmy, Sweden
135 Tom, USA
136 Justin, USA
137 Dale, USA
138 Bill, USA
139 Bill, USA (Pac)

140 Stephen, USA
141 Lincoln, USA

142 Phil, USA

143 Ricardo, USA

144 Robb, USA

145 Ivan, USA

146 Rob, USA

147 Jeff, USA

148 Jeff, USA

149 vectrexroli, Austria

150 Bill, USA

151 Rick, USA

152 Steven, Australia
153 Jeffrey, USA

154 Jamie, USA

155 Dave, USA
156 Jacob, USA

157 Joachim, Switzerland

158 Shawn, USA

159 John, USA
160 Steve, USA

161 A.J., USA
162 Robb, USA

163 Chad, USA

164 Michael, USA

165 Kevin, USA

166 Curtis, Canada

167 Chris, USA

168 George, USA

169 Nathan, USA

170 Jeffrey, USA

171 Sean, USA

172 Ian, USA

173 Kurt, USA

174 David, USA

175 Mason, USA

176 Walter, USA

177 Chris, USA

178 Dimitris, Greece

179 Mark, USA

180 Jason, USA

181 Seth, Japan

182 James, Lithuania

183 Adriano, Brazil

184 Ron, USA

185 Paul, USA

186 Ricardo, USA

187 Eric, USA

188 Aaron, USA

189 Steven, USA

190 Thomas, USA

191 AAron, USA

192 Mike, USA

 

 

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Steps will be indicated when completed:
[0] Payment received
[1] Circuit board built
[2] Circuit board tested
[3] Shell prepared
[4] Cartridge finished (new board in shell and labels mounted)
[5] Box has been cut, folded and glued.
[6] Packed
[7] Shipped

Shipping to the US is usually 1-4 weeks. 
This is a hobby, it may take some time, I hope it's worth waiting for. 

 

193 [7] David, USA

194 [7] Quinten, USA

195 [7] Cole, USA

196 [7] James, USA

197 [7] John, USA

198 [7] Mr Nyström, USA

199 [7] Michael, UK

CXCIX [7] Japhy, USA

CCI [7] Kenny, USA

CCII [7] Timo, Germany 

 

CCIII [7] Geoff, UK

CCIV [7] Rahat, USA

CCV [7] John, USA

CCVI [7] Nick, USA

 

H.K. [6] Kent, USA

 

CCVII [6] Patrick, USA

CCVIII [0] Andrew, USA

CCIX [0] Matthew, USA
CCX [0] Jeffrey, USA
CCXI [0] Jesus, Spain

CCXII [0] Andrew, USA

 

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Can you list the games that will be on the multicart?

 

 

Yes, all of them:

 

Menu

 

cart

#1 TIC-TAC-TOE + 3

#2 desert fox + 1

#3 Video Blackjack

#4 Spitfire

#5 Space War

#6 Math Quiz I

#7 Math Quiz II

#8 Magic Numbers

#9 Drag Race

#10 Maze/J./B.b./Trailblazer

#11 Backgammon/Acey-Ducey

#12 Baseball

#13 Robot War/Torpedo Alley

#14 Sonar Search

#15 Memory Match

#16 Dodge It

#17 Pinball Challenge

#18 Hangman

#19 Checkers

#20 Video Whizball

#21 Bowling

#22 Slot Machine

#23 Galactic Space Wars / Lunar l.

#24 Pro Football

#25 Casino Poker

#26 Alien Invasion

 

 

Democart

Democart 2

Saba #1 mühle + 3

Saba #3 German abbreviations

Saba #16 rat'mal

Saba #20 Schach

#10 alternative version

#17 alternative version

#22 alternative version

TETRIS by Peter Trauner

Pac-man by blackbird & Blaoholtz

Lights out by SEAN RIDDLE

COLORTEST by SEAN Riddle

ALT. BIOS (tennis in four directions instead of just two)

F8 of NATIONS

SCROLL MOUNTAINS (DEMO)

Swedish wordlist hack HANGMAN by Fredric Blaoholtz

RETrogathering 2008 pac-man by Fredric Blaoholtz

TEST CONTROLS by Fredric Blaoholtz

RAMtest by Fredric Blaoholtz

INTERNATIONAL KARATE BETA BUILD 5 by Fredric Blaoholtz

 

Color-organ prototype

 

I think that's all of them...

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I have increased the number of carts to five as things were a little more expensive than I had expected. It looks like the next larger batch will cost more than the $100 per cartridge than these first five - maybe as much as $20 more, so if you want one and can afford it right now - get one of the two that's left...

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First five are sold, I'll continue to take pre-orders for the same price, but the waiting time is a little longer. The price will most likely go up when I have gotten price information on all needed parts. If you pay now you'll get it at the cheaper price.

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Here's a preview of the menu of the Multi-Cart, originally made by Sean Riddle and edited by me.

 

As mentioned before, buyer's name will be displayed before the currently first screen is showed:

 

Old version:

 

NEW:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5ChM3GHkj-A

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I'm done with the menu for now, I also added the prototype "Draw Poker" to the menu as it differs in the sound effects from Videocart 25, uploaded a new YouTube movie of the menu:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5ChM3GHkj-A

 

If you check my other videos you can also fid recordings of Draw Poker and Casino Poker.

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I'm done with the menu for now, added prototype "Draw Poker" as it differs in the sound effects from #25,

 

 

 

That's excellent. I never knew that even existed. There's more great stuff on there than I ever though possible that I'd get to play on my Channel F. :thumbsup:

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I'm done with the menu for now, added prototype "Draw Poker" as it differs in the sound effects from #25,

 

 

 

If its the same proto dump as the one I have pictured here

http://fndcollectables.com/CHANNEL_F_INFO/U_S_/Board_Dates/PROTOTYPES/body_prototypes.html

 

Then there is also some slight graphics differences as well (numbers in different position)

 

fnd

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Yes FND, that's them, I see you have gotten hold of two other prototypes as well, I hope we can get them dumped...

 

I added the five prototypes that were actually playable:

DRAW POKER (Casino Poker)

COLOR ORGAN

FOOTBALL

GLACTIC SPACE WAR

SPITFIRE

 

Some are very different in the binary-file but seems to play the same.

 

There's probably missing code in Color Organ, but even if you just use the first 512 byte it plays the same, the "Robot Wars" code are very different but I think about half the code of that one is missing... That's why it resets after the players are written to screen. I hope we can get new dumps of them eventually.

 

It seems I haven't mentioned that the alternative Slot Machine was dumped OK and added to the Multi-Cart earlier this week.

 

You can check my YouTube-page for new recordings:

http://www.youtube.com/user/e5frog

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So if I get one now and you decide to make a box later will you send me a box? Or should I wait a while to see if you decide to make a box?

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It seems I haven't mentioned that the alternative Slot Machine was dumped OK and added to the Multi-Cart earlier this week.

 

 

Glad to hear it dumped OK, any hidden code ? or just blank space

 

FND

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Glad to hear it dumped OK, any hidden code ? or just blank space

 

FND

 

 

Now that's a good question, that would require some extensive testing. I know that Sean Riddle edited the M.E.S.S. code to mask out any unused code of a cartridge and then looked closer at that. I don't have near his knowledge to do something like that, I'd have to disassemble it and then go trough the code from the beginning...

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So if I get one now and you decide to make a box later will you send me a box? Or should I wait a while to see if you decide to make a box?

 

Yes, if you buy a cartridge you have also bought any future box and instruction booklet. I'm thinking I might gather the on-cart instructions in a pamphlet or something like that.

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So if I get one now and you decide to make a box later will you send me a box? Or should I wait a while to see if you decide to make a box?

 

Yes, if you buy a cartridge you have also bought any future box and instruction booklet. I'm thinking I might gather the on-cart instructions in a pamphlet or something like that.

 

Sweet. Count me in then.

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EDIT:

 

The Sonar Search I found was not a new version, there was eight bytes missing a little more than half way through the first half of the dump.

 

It wasn't even playable - which I should have checked of course.

 

It seems I need to look over the dumper code, it was a very strange place to miss data. I had the same dump with four different carts so I thought it was OK...

 

 

 

I'll remove it again from the Multi-Cart code... *sigh*

 

 

 

 

 

 

I found an earlier version of Sonar Search today when I dumped some carts, there are (so far) a version before week 45 1978 and one from week45 1978. The later version is previously known and dumped. Here's the zipped binary.

 

 

 

 

I updated the Multi-Cart and added both versions of Sonar Search, also changed the numbering to only be present on actual released cart versions, so there's 36 different dumped carts and a bunch of other software as well. Pac-Man is not listed as a cart since it's not the full cart version (no intermission animations nor intermission music).

 

Here's the new full list:

CART 01 TIC-TAC-TOE

CART 02 DESERT FOX

CART 03 BLACK JACK

CART 04 SPITFIRE

CART 05 SPACE WAR

CART 06 MATH QUIZ 1

CART 07 MATH QUIZ 2

CART 08 MAGIC NUMBERS

CART 09 DRAG RACE

CART 10 MAZE

CART 11 BACKGAMMON

CART 12 BASEBALL

CART 13 ROBOT WAR

CART 14 SONAR SEARCH

CART 15 MEMORY MATCH

CART 16 DODGE-IT

CART 17 PINBALL

CART 18 HANGMAN

CART 19 CHECKERS

CART 20 VIDEO WHIZBALL

CART 21 BOWLING

CART 22 SLOT MACHINE

CART 23 GALACTIC S.W.

CART 24 PRO FOOTBALL

CART 25 CASINO POKER

CART 26 ALIEN INVASION

CART 27 DEMOCART

CART 28 DEMOCART 2

CART 29 CHESS

CART 30 GERMAN CART 1

CART 31 GERMAN CART 3

CART 32 GERMAN CART 16

CART 33 ALT. MAZE

CART 34 ALT. PINBALL

CART 35 ALT. SLOT

GAME LIGHTS OUT

GAME TETRIS

GAME PAC-MAN

SOFTWARE COLORTEST

SOFTWARE ALT. BIOS

SOFTWARE BIOS

GAME SWE HANGMAN

SOFTWARE RAMTEST

SOFTWARE RG08 PAC-MAN

SOFTWARE IK

SOFTWARE TEST CONTROLS

SOFTWARE F8 OF NATIONS

SOFTWARE SCROLLING MT:S

PROTOTYPE DRAW POKER

PROTOTYPE COLOR ORGAN

PROTOTYPE FOOTBALL

PROTOTYPE GALACTIC S.W.

PROTOTYPE SPITFIRE

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Any of these completed and on the way yet?

 

Yes, a few, still waiting for the big batch of PCB:s and circuits.

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Anyone get theirs yet? If so how is it and what's your favorite games on there? I'm still eagerly anticipating my copy.

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