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hello, i bought one of these and its excellent!

The reason i started this thread was to drop a few games for other users to get started with as i found it really hard to find the right .car & .rom files, also it would be nice to get other opinions, ive been playing with mine all day and its performed faultlessly, i also hacked an old cart shell into shape so it now has a home (feel happy handling it now) just waiting to get some sooper glue and then it on with the label!

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Singles.zip

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hi just to let you know you can build your own cartridge images (.car) using the atarimax program - maxflash catrridge software - this makes the job so easy!

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Hello, using the above software i knocked up these .car files they are organised a to z spread over 11 carts, and contain personal favourites cant say all games are working here, but most are good ones. i checked a few out!

A to Z of xex Games.zip

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this thread is a really good idea.

maybe as people do their conversions/compilations etc we can drop them into this thread and build up a nice big car/rom collection?

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well i tested it briefly on my atari 800 and it fitted and worked, must mention that the sponge on the lid of the cart bay dissolved long ago so ive just got the plate stuck to the lid.

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thank you so much for these, i was having a real problem finding working .car files, my ultimate cart is sitting unused as i've been busy on real world matters but the html converter wont save for me and the java one was way over my head.

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Do we get to see a picture of your cased cart? :-)

 

Robin

I also wanted to share my pics as well.

It didn't turn out perfect, but it will do.

 

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My cart is fugly :D so I wont post it... But it does the job, just loaded these files on it after updating with the USB Blaster

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hello, i bought one of these and its excellent!

The reason i started this thread was to drop a few games for other users to get started with as i found it really hard to find the right .car & .rom files, also it would be nice to get other opinions, ive been playing with mine all day and its performed faultlessly, i also hacked an old cart shell into shape so it now has a home (feel happy handling it now) just waiting to get some sooper glue and then it on with the label!

Hi I tried the Mario Bros Rom from one of your attachments and my Ultimate Cart says error bad rom/car file?

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Thanks for linking the archives. That saves me of the learning curve to this. I've got a lot of 8 bit ROMs, but a lot of them are .atr, some are Atarimax files, etc. I don't think any of them have the plain .rom extension. I could still fit every single one on a 2Gb card. The "Best Games Pack: I downloaded off a different thread is pretty good, but takes a lot more space. Haven't checked the file extensions on those... just been playing it. Lol.

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Are .Xex the XE revisions out games? This is a format I've not seen before. I've only just started messing with A8 emulation, with most gaming being done on hardware and carts.

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Are .Xex the XE revisions out games? This is a format I've not seen before. I've only just started messing with A8 emulation, with most gaming being done on hardware and carts.

 

The *.xex files are executable files. These are simply the standard Atari *.com or *.exe files, renamed to *.xex, to avoid confusion with PC *.exe files.

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So, I have a number of 8 bit ROMs, Is there a known complete A8 ROM set for the Ultimate? I grabbed the files linked here, but I also have the Atarimax EXE Archive (which if I understand right, the EXE files will work on the UC)? I also have the A8 Best Game Pack, which, while zipped files, could be unzipped to a different folder, and I have the Vjetnam archive of games.

I'm super new to using anything other than original hardware and software... can you run an Atari floppy disk image (what is that, an .ATR?) off the Ultimate, or is that the territory of the SIO2SD only?

Anyone know where to find archives of A8 floppies? I cut my teeth on the 2600, but like the 8 bit stuff more.

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the A8 Best Game Pack is about 90% ATRs Mostly used with and SIO2PC device like the SIO2SD, RESPEQT, etc..

As for other floppy archives AtariPL Online is the best, but the Vjetnam archive is good also.

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Hmm... I am going to try and make sure to use actual rom dumps and then .car header them.... then the Ult SD cart will really shine and show off what it can do!

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