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What I'll need for a Prototype Cart Build?

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I love to test my games on REAL hardware when needed I did made two socketed NES Prototype carts and I'm thinking of building my own prototype version of the Atari 2600 with Sockets as well I've checked OSHPark and I see Activision styled ones and I'm wondering if that can work for my homebrew games or not I'll list the boards I saw on the site

 

Atari 2600 2K/4K Cartridge PCB - https://oshpark.com/shared_projects/ke2psYkp

 

Activision Atari 2600 2K/4K Cartridge - https://oshpark.com/shared_projects/fqTcNFkn

 

Atari 2600 8K/16K/32K Bankswitch Cartridge - https://oshpark.com/shared_projects/Z612kCkR

 

Activision Atari 2600 8K/16K/32K Bankswitch Cartridge - https://oshpark.com/shared_projects/gmpugm1I

 

Atari 2600 64K Bankswitch Cartridge PCB - https://oshpark.com/shared_projects/wjP27Tpt

 

Actvision's looks simple to use if I used it as my prototype carts so I don't know - I may not do 64KB so I'll debate on what my game needs

 

 

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Or you could have the proto ROM be made into a cart on the Atariage store (although I don't know how long that would take).

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6 hours ago, Prince Manic said:

I love to test my games on REAL hardware when needed I did made two socketed NES Prototype carts and I'm thinking of building my own prototype version of the Atari 2600 with Sockets as well I've checked OSHPark and I see Activision styled ones and I'm wondering if that can work for my homebrew games or not I'll list the boards I saw on the site

 

Atari 2600 2K/4K Cartridge PCB - https://oshpark.com/shared_projects/ke2psYkp

 

Activision Atari 2600 2K/4K Cartridge - https://oshpark.com/shared_projects/fqTcNFkn

 

Atari 2600 8K/16K/32K Bankswitch Cartridge - https://oshpark.com/shared_projects/Z612kCkR

 

Activision Atari 2600 8K/16K/32K Bankswitch Cartridge - https://oshpark.com/shared_projects/gmpugm1I

 

Atari 2600 64K Bankswitch Cartridge PCB - https://oshpark.com/shared_projects/wjP27Tpt

 

Actvision's looks simple to use if I used it as my prototype carts so I don't know - I may not do 64KB so I'll debate on what my game needs

 

 

I didn't know these project before, but they are very interesting..

 

There is a Project by @vcsrocks with a approach to do all these bank switching types with one setup:

He has sent me 3 of his breadboard PCBs in exchange for a PlusCart DIY kit.

Unfortunately he has not been online since the beginning of the corona lockdown here in germany.

 

 

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12 hours ago, Andrew Davie said:

Buy a UnoCart or a PlusCart or a Harmony Cart or Harmony Encore cart.

 

I could use those for the Final Version - using old UV Eproms or its flash version is my own oldskool way of doing things - I do have two GB Blaster (They're Gameboy flash boards) - 1MB is gonna be used as my test cart and the 4mb is my GBStudio Dev Cart

 

With the oldskool way I can giveaway my prototype cart when finished.

6 hours ago, Al_Nafuur said:

I didn't know these project before, but they are very interesting..

 

There is a Project by @vcsrocks with a approach to do all these bank switching types with one setup:

He has sent me 3 of his breadboard PCBs in exchange for a PlusCart DIY kit.

Unfortunately he has not been online since the beginning of the corona lockdown here in germany.

 

not sure about Bank switching yet I don't know if its in the book or not so I'll get to it soon that could come in handy soon.

 

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