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The real question is, do I dare post Shatner pics?

 

I dare not.

 

but I sure think about it.

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Are you referring to releasing the ROM? If so, I have a desire to do that but have no idea who has the right equipment to accomplish the task.

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Are you referring to releasing the ROM? If so, I have a desire to do that but have no idea who has the right equipment to accomplish the task.

 

this is the issue that most had before. it was dumping the rom.

 

lloyd

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It won't happen. CPUWIZ could chime in on this. As far as I know just making the carts that were release were quite the bitch.

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Please stop asking me, I did not make them and I can not make them. We did the artwork and assembly of the carts and there won't be any more. I do not even have the ROM.

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Okay.. So here is a question.

 

When Probe2000 said they cancelled games due to a shortage of chips, they were not talking about a shortage of chips in general; just these special ones?

 

That always confused me as other game providers never mentioned chip shortages.

 

lloyd

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It was the special ram chip I believe. That's also why Coleco cancelled Tarzan.

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It was the special ram chip I believe. That's also why Coleco cancelled Tarzan.

 

The chip is a combo chip, all the ones that exist are not the final mask ROM's, they are $1000+ each kind of chips. They probably couldn't get that design fabbed for a reasonable price.

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So, simply from a technical point, there wont ever be ROM images that work easily on any cart?

 

Not on any, but if you send one of the 3-4 protos to Shenzen (or other city of your choice), they will send you back a cartridge PCB, that will do what the proto you sent them does, depending on what you are willing to pay and who you know. The 2600 data and address bus is extremely limited, they would probably use an intern / kid to figure it out, as a training task. :)

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Frankly, the game did not look too exotic to require special hardware, so this information is new and surprising to me.

Thanks for the reply.

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Frankly, the game did not look too exotic to require special hardware, so this information is new and surprising to me.

Thanks for the reply.

 

Think of it as CBS RAM+, a ROM/RAM chip with built-in bankswitching, except CBS had the cash.

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Couldn't that be supported by modern Hardware (Melody)? And/or patched in software?

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Couldn't that be supported by modern Hardware (Melody)? And/or patched in software?

Copy works fine on Melody Board.

 

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Does anyone have a long video of thi sbeing played by any chance?

 

And what other games did they plan to use this chip in the 2600 or was it Colecovision games?

 

lloyd

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It gets really tough after the first time through. The first screen on the highest difficulty is nearly impossible.

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Since you are playing like you know what's going on and\or how it was done, please elaborate with your technical prowess for the uneducated masses.

 

 

We already know it's on a Melody board. We already know new drivers can be written for the Melody to handle different bankswitch schemes (see DPC+, BUS, CDF). What more is there to elaborate on?

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note: this is a reply to a comment that's no longer here, so it now seems out of place.

 

 

Based on his statement, I assumed he has a copy because you can see Harmony when you open the cover:

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That confirms it's the original Melody board, but doesn't work on the current revision of it:

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