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[WATARA] [VECTREX] Flash cart rewritable multigame cartridge available

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I have developed a USB Burner compatible with Vectrex and Watara named MVBD, and blank rewritable cartridges for these two consoles:

  • MWRMC 8in1: Can store up to 8 64 kB Watara games.
  • MVRMC 16in1: Can store up to 16 32 kB or up to 8 64 kB Vectrex games.
  • MVRMC 4in1: Can store up to 4 32kB or up to 2 64 kB Vectrex games.

 

MVBD plugs to your computer through an USB port and disguises itself as a MSD (mass storage device), as it was a pendrive, so you will not need to install additional software to use it (apart from the USB MSD driver that is already included in most of today´s operating systems, as Windows XP, Windows 7, Windows 8, Mac OS and Ubuntu).

 

To copy a ROM you just have to drag it to the burner drive.

 

TUTORIAL_BURNING.JPG

 

There is more information at: http://www.vectrex.hackermesh.org/index.php/en/

 

I am offering these items through ebay.es:

 

Thanks.

 

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I really like what you're doing here. At first I thought this was just another Vectrex multicart, but as soon as I saw Watara you piqued my interest:D The fact that the burner stays the same is an added bonus. Do you have any other systems planned?

 

Ordered and thanks!

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Dear Psychedelic... I have been stuying atari 2600/7800 and Gameboy, but I would consider any suggestion (I am more a programmer/engineer than a gamer).

 

Whhich console would you like?

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OK thanks. It's weird because eBay says :

This page may have moved or is no longer available. Please try one of the following:

 

Instead of : this item was blocked in your country" so I supposed there was a link problem or something.

 

Anyway I'll check it out.

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Ordered them from your website :) I can't wait to get it ^^ I even got one busted cart for shelling the PCB in... Wel if it's made for fitting in a Watara shell? That would be awesome!

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Of course CatPix... Here it is cased into Crystalball cartridge.

 

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Purrsome!

 

Maybe Mateos could provide us a lil printable logo for the cart? That would be a plus. If not I'll see what I can get on my side ^^ I'll try to get a less huge knob too I think so I can fit the cart anywhere with nofear of ripping the know off.

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Dear Psychedelic... I have been stuying atari 2600/7800 and Gameboy, but I would consider any suggestion (I am more a programmer/engineer than a gamer).

 

Whhich console would you like?

 

The Intellivision has recently been graced with a BASIC compiler. I'm sure there are enthusiasts that would like to test their games on a real machine.

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JFM is covering many of the old dead systems I like. I can tell you his that Vectrex MVBD and MVRMC combo kits are even easier to use than it might appear.

 

Maybe in the future JFM will produce a cart with larger size memory for some really big ROM that other platforms can use.

 

It's nice to be able to use the kit on Ubuntu and CentOS.

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I received mine today... or, well, I received it during the last 3 weeks but I wasn't at home.

I tried it for my Supervision and it works fine!

Well I had trouble figuring first how to put many game at once, because the very first try didn't seem to work; but maybe I inserted the cart a bit sideway and the contacts were wrong. Anyway, now I can enjoy multiple and hard to find games for my Supervision on the same cart ^^

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I have ordered the Vectrex 16in1 multicart, and the Burner/Dumper.

I ordered from eBay, but needed the links here to get the items to show up in USA eBay.

At first I ordered the Watara cart in error. Had to cancel, and the seller was very quick to fix my stupid mistake.

 

I ordered the correct 2 items, but "Buy It Now" has you pay for it right away, so you can't order two items and wait for a combined invoice. I could not "combine shipping." Ouch.

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I ordered all from jfmateos' website, it's much simpler as you just ask the items you want in an e-mail and so you get combined shipping.

And you pay with paypal, so it's fast and safe.

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Dear ieposta, I will be glad to refund you half the shipping cost (I always combine the shipping cost, but maybe I forgot in your case).

 

Please PM me and I will solve it ASAP.

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I'm not sure there is any Supervision flashcart.... There is probably no Supervision multicart.

I think this cart exists only because by a stroke of luck, Vectrex and Supervision ROM are close enough in size and specs...

Have you checked jfmateo's site and sent him an email?

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I'm not sure there is any Supervision flashcart.... There is probably no Supervision multicart.

I think this cart exists only because by a stroke of luck, Vectrex and Supervision ROM are close enough in size and specs...

Have you checked jfmateo's site and sent him an email?

I've PM'ed him, and I hope he will reply here.

 

I will going to buy a Vectrex soon, so this is actually a good 2-in-1 flashcart for me :D

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Wow, just saw this thread...very cool.

I wonder if there is anyway the watara multicart could be made capable of playing the game journey to the west.

I own the cart but it is only playable on the magnum version of the supervision and the cart is undumped. But I would like to have it dumped and if it could be played on this it would be really cool! :)

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