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Does anyone know the latest Firmware version number for the UltimateCart and where to download it from?  Also does anyone know how to check the current firmware version on my UltimateCart (purchased in November 2017)...?

 

Thanks.

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1 hour ago, GoldenGraham said:

Does anyone know the latest Firmware version number for the UltimateCart and where to download it from?  Also does anyone know how to check the current firmware version on my UltimateCart (purchased in November 2017)...?

 

Thanks.

Do you know the chip # I have several Firmware matching this # 10M08SAE144C8G

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14 hours ago, rdea6 said:

Do you know the chip # I have several Firmware matching this # 10M08SAE144C8G

Hi, yes my chip number is 10M08SAE144C8G, the PCB is numbered # 024.  So, do you know how I can check my current firmware version or how/where I can obtain the latest firmware?   Thanks.

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7 minutes ago, GoldenGraham said:

Also, is there likely to be any future firmware releases for UltimateCart ?

It's open source, anyone could update or release new firmware.

 

The 'latest' firmware was released fairly early on in the carts lifetime, XEX running was added and then there was a fix to that. It has been updated once since but I don't know if the change was even accepted. 

 

If you can run XEX files, you almost certainly have the latest firmware.

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42 minutes ago, Mr Robot said:

It's open source, anyone could update or release new firmware.

 

The 'latest' firmware was released fairly early on in the carts lifetime, XEX running was added and then there was a fix to that. It has been updated once since but I don't know if the change was even accepted. 

 

If you can run XEX files, you almost certainly have the latest firmware.

Thanks, yes I can run XEX files, and I have joystick control of the menus, so that answers my question, looks like I already have the latest version.  Has anyone else in the user community written any alternate firmwares for Ultimate Cart?  ATR file support is the main thing it is lacking I feel.

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18 minutes ago, GoldenGraham said:

Has anyone else in the user community written any alternate firmwares for Ultimate Cart?  ATR file support is the main thing it is lacking I feel.

I would have (after making experimental firmware for the UNO), but I found the tool chain for Ultimate too intimidating. :)

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14 minutes ago, flashjazzcat said:

I found the tool chain for Ultimate too intimidating

I thought I'd take a shot at adding a couple of cart types not already included but I'm on a mac and I gave up before I even got all the tools installed. Haven't yet found the time to set up a PC to do it, Windows 10 doesn't make me want to try.

 

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Will this stuff run on 7 or XP?

 

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The oldest version of Quartus that works requires a minimum of Windows 7 SP1 (64-bit)

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That's great news. Win 7 is a hell of a lot LESS confusing than WinBlows 10. :)

 

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it can eat a lot of hard drive real estate up to install, make sure you have plenty of space.

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6 minutes ago, _The Doctor__ said:

eat can eat a hard drive

Are you hungry Doc?

Freudian slip?

:)

 

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as you may notice, my posts are scrambled eggs these days ;)

a real pile of flap jacks develop as I try to explain the ingredients behind such things.

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I once installed Quartus on debian 9.0 and it works fine, but I didn't understand how to test the generated firmware before passing it to the cartridge 😅

 

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put it on the cart then test it. if it fails, erase!

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1 hour ago, xrbrevin said:

put it on the cart then test it. if it fails, erase!

I had thought of saying the same thing 😁  Let's make a new firmware for the Ultimate! In my opinion it has a lot of potential as hardware.

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how unfeasible is ATR support?

i guess it would already be on there if it was do-able?

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On 8/25/2019 at 9:10 PM, xrbrevin said:

how unfeasible is ATR support?

i guess it would already be on there if it was do-able?

I don't really care about the feature, as it is badly implemented in other cartridges. That's why SIO2SD is fine. I would rather like the ultimate to support some other bank switching and have the search for example.

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.ATR is ROCK SOLID on the Hard Disk using the Loader w. Jon's BIOS. This, of course, only applies to U1M and Incognito users.

 

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Clarity

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My prototype case for the Ultimate cart looks OK but it has some design issues so I'm going to have to start over. 

 

IMG_2354.jpeg

IMG_2356.jpeg

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10 hours ago, Mr Robot said:

My prototype case for the Ultimate cart looks OK but it has some design issues so I'm going to have to start over. 

 

 

Congratulations, very beautiful! Especially the one at the top of the picture.

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