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Atari 7800 SD Multi-cart announced by RetroHQ

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Just found this today.  I don't think a thread exists for this yet (I apologize in advance if I am creating a duplicate thread).  Very much looking forward this amazing SD card solution from SainT,

 

https://www.retrorgb.com/atari-7800-sd-multi-cart-announced-by-retrohq.html

 

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Release date and price point remain unknown for the moment.

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It got mentioned in my 7800 SD Cart thread but I don't see a problem with starting a thread specifically for this.

 

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2 minutes ago, Tempest said:

It got mentioned in my 7800 SD Cart thread but I don't see a problem with starting a thread specifically for this.

 

I did notice your thread and wanted to start one specifically for the purposes of this project so that there wouldn't be any confusion to this being totally separate from other 7800 SD carts.

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@Tempest I am sorry that my Stevie Wonder meme comment in your thread has become the Thumbnail associated with it. :lol:

 

And yes I am very exited for @SainT's project even though I currently have a couple 7800 SD options already. The more the merrier.  

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Very interesting.  I'll be curious to know what cartridge shell they have in mind for it; I don't have a stock Atari shell in front of me to compare, but that board doesn't look like it would be a good fit for it.

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1 minute ago, jaybird3rd said:

Very interesting.  I'll be curious to know what cartridge shell they have in mind for it; I don't have a stock Atari shell in front of me to compare, but that board doesn't look like it would be a good fit for it.

Looks like a custom short-shell cart design, given the location of the pads for the microSD card reader.

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55 minutes ago, groundtrooper said:

@Tempest I am sorry that my Stevie Wonder meme comment in your thread has become the Thumbnail associated with it. :lol:

Meh.   If he could see you bet he'd play an Atari 7800.

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On 9/27/2019 at 12:57 PM, groundtrooper said:

And yes I am very exited for @SainT's project even though I currently have a couple 7800 SD options already. The more the merrier. 

I already have a CC2 but I will definitely also be buying one of each new cart produced.  :)

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The 7800 is the only system I play on a regular basis that I don't have a good multicart for yet. I'll be very happy when I can rectify that problem :)

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On 9/27/2019 at 6:57 PM, jaybird3rd said:

Very interesting.  I'll be curious to know what cartridge shell they have in mind for it; I don't have a stock Atari shell in front of me to compare, but that board doesn't look like it would be a good fit for it.

Why care about a cart shell???Be happy to get a multicart 😬

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On 9/29/2019 at 4:48 PM, Shawn said:

The 7800 is the only system I play on a regular basis that I don't have a good multicart for yet. I'll be very happy when I can rectify that problem :)

Agreed. I just found this thread and it immediately got my interest. I wonder how it's coming along

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Once it's out and I pick up one, I'll design a cart shell and 3-D print a few; I'll try and maintain the original outside shape while reworking the interior for this new layout.

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Agreed. While I like having the carts themselves, I prefer to play off a multicart. It's more convenient and saves wear and tear on the contacts. All the systems I have set up have multicarts except the Arcadia 2001 and the Atari 7800. Hopefully the 7800 will be off that list soon.

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Great to see some physical boards. So is SainT implementing a POKEY clone via some of those SMD components or ... what, exactly? Some of the his tweets prior to this one mentioned tweaking things for POKEY support.

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18 minutes ago, DrVenkman said:

Great to see some physical boards. So is SainT implementing a POKEY clone via some of those SMD components or ... what, exactly? Some of the his tweets prior to this one mentioned tweaking things for POKEY support.

 

Personally I don't think it would be of any issue if there is not POKEY support on this. All the better if there is for sure though.

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1 minute ago, Shawn said:

 

Personally I don't think it would be of any issue if there is not POKEY support on this. All the better if there is for sure though.

He followed up with a subsequent tweet that indicated POKEY is going into an FPGA on-board. :)

 

 

 

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12 minutes ago, DrVenkman said:

He followed up with a subsequent tweet that indicated POKEY is going into an FPGA on-board. :)

 

 

Something tells me this is gonna move along at a really good pace. Can't wait.

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51 minutes ago, Shawn said:

 

Something tells me this is gonna move along at a really good pace. Can't wait.

I’m going to want a couple of these. 👍

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On 10/16/2019 at 4:44 PM, DrVenkman said:

He followed up with a subsequent tweet that indicated POKEY is going into an FPGA on-board. :)

 

 

 

Is my eyesight bad, or has every mention of this been scrubbed from his Twitter feed?

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