Jump to content
e5frog

FS: Fairchild System (Channel F) Multi-Cart, pre-order now.

Recommended Posts

Just waiting for the last component to arrive, should be here any day now.

 

 

Thanks for the update. I am glad I purchased one!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Update, I have finished soldering all SMD components for the carts up until #169 - so... step "half 1" on those. ;-)

Edited by e5frog

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I got a message that the last needed IC has gotten through customs handling, so it just needs to get here...

When doing "paperware" inventory I noticed that the last few box prints where misprints, they've got a white stripe over the middle of them and has been discarded. I would have asked for my money back but it was almost two years ago that they were printed and as far as I can see the company is no longer in business... so not much to do about it.
This means I'm short on boxes for the current batch and need to have some more printed.

At the moment I can cover most of the cost but it would help selling another cartridge.
So, I offer a $5 discount, will increase the discount $1 daily (if I remember) until I get one sold or until I manage to solve payment some other way.

 

 

 

EDIT:
Multi-Carts 157-160 shipped today.

Edited by e5frog

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Go right ahead, check the first post in the thread.

I forgot to mention that the new box prints have been received and the last needed component is left to be picked up at the local post office.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I might be interested in one of these in the future, however my understanding is we wouldn't be able to change the games on the cart? Just thinking with other homebrew games like the golf game, would be cool to add extras as they (very slowly) arrive - would have been really helpful for me to test too with my poor assembly knowledge.

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I might be interested in one of these in the future, however my understanding is we wouldn't be able to change the games on the cart? Just thinking with other homebrew games like the golf game, would be cool to add extras as they (very slowly) arrive - would have been really helpful for me to test too with my poor assembly knowledge.

The current version uses flash/eprom so when it's stored it can only be changed with an eprom programmer, the chips are usually soldered so for an update to be made it needs to be desoldered reprogrammed and resoldered unless there's a socket installed.

 

I have thought about this for years, something using a memory card of some sort (like many other multi-carts), would be most handy to try out new software - it will of course be more expensive and developing isn't free so I guess that's why there hasn't been any progress.

The upside to using the current method is that it has no odd or programmable logic chips so it could be repaired by "anyone" should it break. That's what I like about it and that's why I haven't popped in a CPLD or other programmable logic chip - which would reduce price, size as well as soldering time.

 

I'm selling the service of reprogramming released Multi-Carts if anyone wants to upgrade, mentioned it on page 1.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

The current version uses flash/eprom so when it's stored it can only be changed with an eprom programmer, the chips are usually soldered so for an update to be made it needs to be desoldered reprogrammed and resoldered unless there's a socket installed.

 

I have thought about this for years, something using a memory card of some sort (like many other multi-carts), would be most handy to try out new software - it will of course be more expensive and developing isn't free so I guess that's why there hasn't been any progress.

The upside to using the current method is that it has no odd or programmable logic chips so it could be repaired by "anyone" should it break. That's what I like about it and that's why I haven't popped in a CPLD or other programmable logic chip - which would reduce price, size as well as soldering time.

 

I'm selling the service of reprogramming released Multi-Carts if anyone wants to upgrade, mentioned it on page 1.

 

I'm pretty stupid so desoldering, eprom programming and resoldering is beyond me. I suppose its useful to know it can be sent back to you for reprogramming - and Sweden is closer to me than the states at least. It cuts the possibility of me using it as a test device for my own homebrew though.

 

I'd definitely buy one with an sd/usb slot to transfer files - but I'll have a think about the current model you have too. Would be nice to play tetris and the golf homebrew on a real console, but I have most of the base library myself already.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I have considered the option of making a docking cartridge and make smaller cartridges with just eproms in them. It would be cheaper to get new games but a memory card solution would be the best.

When done with the current orders and perhaps also trying to finish up Atari2600land's Killer Heads of Lettuce that I started poking around in I'll get to it but there's some details to work out and then there's the financial situation.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I have considered the option of making a docking cartridge and make smaller cartridges with just eproms in them. It would be cheaper to get new games but a memory card solution would be the best.

When done with the current orders and perhaps also trying to finish up Atari2600land's Killer Heads of Lettuce that I started poking around in I'll get to it but there's some details to work out and then there's the financial situation.

 

Thanks for even considering it! I would totally understand if it was impractical, but you'd definitely have a sale with me in any format which allows easy file transfer.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

There's a batch of System Fairchild cartridges I would like to buy here in Sweden, good price for a bunch of shell donors, too good to pass on... but I haven't got money set aside for it and it's in between salaries so...

One Multi-Cart SALE: $90

Grab the opportunity! Save $14.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

No takers. 

So what about $85?
Would be really nice to get it but I'm not going to borrow money just to get it. 
Maybe it and funds are available at the same time later on in the week (only 4 days to go). 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
19 minutes ago, e5frog said:

No takers. 

So what about $85?
Would be really nice to get it but I'm not going to borrow money just to get it. 
Maybe it and funds are available at the same time later on in the week (only 4 days to go). 

Was this the latest one with pacman etc?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
4 hours ago, walterg74 said:

Was this the latest one with pacman etc?

Yes, brand new, added to the current list $19 off. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
On 6/16/2019 at 6:44 PM, e5frog said:

Yes, brand new, added to the current list $19 off. 

Hi, I sent payment and messaged you nut haven’t heard back since tuesday. Are you there?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

walterg74 got the discounted one, thanks walterg74!
Will get right back to the laboratory as soon as I can.

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Loading...

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.

×
×
  • Create New...