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Colecovision Ultimate SD Cartridge - Pre-Ordering Now Available!

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I pleased to announce that pre-ordering for the Limited Edition Colecovision Ultimate SD Cartridge is now available!

 

The Ultimate SD is an SRAM based Multi-Cart for the Colecovision and includes a 50 MIPS onboard CPU, advanced upgradable hardware logic, 512KB of SRAM and 128KB of block flash.

 

The kit includes the following:

 

  • Atarimax Colecovision Ultimate SD Cartridge
  • 32MB SD Card
  • Menu Software (Pre-loaded and ready to use on SD Card)
  • Free Firmware Upgrades and Technical Support
  • Real Lifetime Warranty

 

Plus a Suprise Pre-Ordering Bonus!

 

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I'm happy to announce that in co-operation with Jean-Francois Dupuis of CollectorVision, I am providing two very special bonus items to everyone who pre-orders the Ultimate SD Cartridge!

 

Everyone who orders the Ultimate SD Cartridge will receive full digital editions of:

 

  • Mario Brothers (128K MEGA-CART Game)
  • Mr. Chin

 

These are the same games that are currently selling for over $50 each in boxed cartridge form!

 

Even if you are a hard core collector and already own these two fantastic games, you can now play your fully licensed digital editions on your Ultimate SD cartridge, or even in an emulator!

 

Ordering Information

 

Pre-ordering begins now, with shipments starting 08/15/2010.

 

Pre-order pricing is $129.95 per kit and due to time constraints this order run is limited to 100 kits.

 

For complete product information, order form and videos of the cartridge in action please visit:

 

http://www.atarimax.com/colecosd/

 

Cartridge Overview

 

The Ultimate SD Cartridge supports the following Colecovision ROM formats:

 

  • All standard 32K or less ROM images.
  • MEGA-CART Bank-switched ROM images up to 512KB (Mario Bros, Pac-Man Collection, etc)
  • Lord of the Dungeon (Including NVRAM with automatic save to SD card!)
  • New modes including the Hybrid 512KB full Read/Write 8k/8k Bank-switching mode

 

The bank switching logic, CPU firmware, boot flash and menu software are all 100% field upgradable by just placing new files on the SD card and turning on the system!

 

Additionally, programs that use the C API for addressing the on-board CPU can load and save data directly to files on the SD card, allowing games of practically unlimited size to be developed.

 

Thanks!

 

Steve

 

(Edit: You can see more information about the development of the cart by visiting the thread in the Colecovision/ADAM forum: http://www.atariage.com/forums/topic/165746-colecovision-ultimate-sd-cartridge/)

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Thats rock!

 

I'm happy to let Mr Chin & Mario Bros distributed with Atarimax SD Cart

But please, don't spread those roms elsewhere, that mean please keep them for yourself to play with your SD Cart or emulation on pc

 

 

 

Re-EDIT: Mr.Chin (NOW SOLD-OUT!)

Mario Bros (NOW SOLD-OUT!)

Edited by retroillucid

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Awesome. Just awesome.

 

Classics, is there a test routine included, just like "game" 128 on the USB flash/multi cart?

 

Thanks,

5-11under

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Classics, is there a test routine included, just like "game" 128 on the USB flash/multi cart?

 

No, at least not with my prototype SD Cart

Maybe the Final Version will include it

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Awesome. Just awesome.

 

Classics, is there a test routine included, just like "game" 128 on the USB flash/multi cart?

 

Thanks,

5-11under

 

Yes, a stand-alone ROM version of the program on the 128-in-1 is going to be included on the SD card.

 

I also have some other programs for diagnostic testing of the mega-cart and hybrid cart bank switching hardware that I will throw on there. :-)

 

Steve

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Classics, is there a test routine included, just like "game" 128 on the USB flash/multi cart?

 

No, at least not with my prototype SD Cart

Maybe the Final Version will include it

 

What is the hardware version on your cart J-F? (Press * at the menu)

 

If it shows a date like "20100610" then it is the final PCB version and I can e-mail you the updates to bring it up to the release versions of everything.

 

Steve

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Classics, is there a test routine included, just like "game" 128 on the USB flash/multi cart?

 

No, at least not with my prototype SD Cart

Maybe the Final Version will include it

 

What is the hardware version on your cart J-F? (Press * at the menu)

 

If it shows a date like "20100610" then it is the final PCB version and I can e-mail you the updates to bring it up to the release versions of everything.

 

Steve

 

Mine is 20100522

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Mine is 20100522

 

Ok then, I will e-mail you a set of files to bring it up to date.

 

Steve

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Mine is 20100522

 

Ok then, I will e-mail you a set of files to bring it up to date.

 

Steve

 

Ok, great :)

 

 

Have you used all the box artwork I provided you in the Final Release?

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I remember reading that this will also allow saving of games like Gateway to Apshai - is that true?

 

 

 

The two bonus games are a great deal, if you buy this - please don't release the roms and ruin this top of offer again in the future.

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I remember reading that this will also allow saving of games like Gateway to Apshai - is that true?

 

No, only games with save function (Lord of the Dungeon) will be able to save

But eh, more & more games with save function will appear in future, with our WaferCart Development, more will comes out ;)

 

 

The two bonus games are a great deal, if you buy this - please don't release the roms and ruin this top of offer again in the future.

 

Very well said ;)

 

If I'm seeing those roms spreaded elsewhere or being sold in cart format, If it happen, I'll never distribute roms anymore in future

So please respect this

thanks :)

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Ok, great :)

 

 

Have you used all the box artwork I provided you in the Final Release?

 

Scanning boxes and overlays didn't really look very nice on the Colecovision VDP. :| Screenshots look great though.

 

I think someone with more Colecovision artistic ability than me would need to use CV Paint and touch those sorts of images up by hand.

 

Steve

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Ok, great :)

 

 

Have you used all the box artwork I provided you in the Final Release?

 

Scanning boxes and overlays didn't really look very nice on the Colecovision VDP. :| Screenshots look great though.

 

I think someone with more Colecovision artistic ability than me would need to use CV Paint and touch those sorts of images up by hand.

 

Steve

 

I see, so you need box converted to CV color palette?

 

I think I can do that

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Great news!

Just one question: does this cartridge need any driver to work or we just have to copy rom files on the SD card?

Because if it is the same with Cuttle Cart 2, it is not interesting for mac-users ;)

If we don't need any driver you can count on me for one pre-order!

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Great news!

Just one question: does this cartridge need any driver to work or we just have to copy rom files on the SD card?

Because if it is the same with Cuttle Cart 2, it is not interesting for mac-users ;)

If we don't need any driver you can count on me for one pre-order!

 

No drivers, just format a card in FAT or FAT32 and put your files on it. :-)

 

You should be able to setup your card on Windows, Mac, Linux, etc. You could probably even write the files with a cell phone or other smart device that can read FAT32.

 

Steve

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I see, so you need box converted to CV color palette?

 

I think I can do that

 

Pretty much, sounds like you are up to the challenge though. :-)

 

Steve

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I remember reading that this will also allow saving of games like Gateway to Apshai - is that true?

No, only games with save function (Lord of the Dungeon) will be able to save

But eh, more & more games with save function will appear in future, with our WaferCart Development, more will comes out ;)

You're such a tease. :)

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Just bought one. Seems mighty expensive. Now I need to get all the ROMs. Of course, I have a right to own the ROMs considering I have the collection complete (missing some boxes).

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Mine is 20100522

 

Ok then, I will e-mail you a set of files to bring it up to date.

 

Steve

 

Successfully updated! :D

Easy to update! :thumbsup:

 

Now it say: 20100719

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Successfully updated! :D

Easy to update! :thumbsup:

 

Now it say: 20100719

 

Sounds good. As long as all the other versions listed are recent you should be up to date.

 

Steve

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Successfully updated! :D

Easy to update! :thumbsup:

 

Now it say: 20100719

 

Sounds good. As long as all the other versions listed are recent you should be up to date.

 

Steve

 

Hardware Version : 20100719

Boot Flash Version : 20100706

Menu Version : 20100719

Firmware Version : 20100718

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I remember reading that this will also allow saving of games like Gateway to Apshai - is that true?

No, only games with save function (Lord of the Dungeon) will be able to save

But eh, more & more games with save function will appear in future, with our WaferCart Development, more will comes out ;)

You're such a tease. :)

 

eh,eh ;)

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Just pre-ordered this Steve, looks pretty cool.

 

I've had your USB cart for a while but have always been too lazy to load it up completely (don't ask me why, it's not like I don't have a gazillion USB cables lying around...). I like the SD card design so I can finally load everything up in one shot (again, lazy, I know, but it comes with old age). Plus the fact that future games will be available, from what I gather.

 

Someone should make a cool looking box to go with this...(pixelboy *cough*cough* retroillucid *cough*cough*)

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no driver? sounds good.

Count on me for on cartridge :)

Is it possible to take another one for a friend of me?

 

Yes, you can order more than one. :)

 

Steve

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