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Re: Mega-Cart

Postby Jeff-20 » Thu Apr 13, 2017 10:40 pm

"reinstall"? I would like to upgrade my file browser to the latest version. How are you doing this?
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Re: Mega-Cart

Postby Mike » Fri Apr 14, 2017 7:07 am

Jeff-20 wrote:"reinstall"? [...]

Yes. There's a Mega-Cart version of SJLOAD that can be installed into NVRAM, i.e. it remains there even after a power-cycle (or prolonged power off, for that matter). However, it's not especially resistant against being overwritten by other software that thrashes that address range.

[...] I would like to upgrade my file browser to the latest version. [...]

Simply put, you don't. The Easyload file browser is contained in the ROM portion of Mega-Cart and can't be changed, replaced or upgraded.

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Re: Mega-Cart

Postby Mike » Sun May 07, 2017 3:28 pm

tokra wrote:The website is just empty now.

I checked http://www.mega-cart.com/ today and the site is back up again.

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Re: Mega-Cart

Postby orion70 » Mon May 08, 2017 6:01 am

Is the declared ETA of 10-12 weeks still plausible?

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Re: Mega-Cart

Postby akator » Mon May 08, 2017 11:14 pm

It is probably fair to say that the 10-12 weeks is not accurate.

I placed my order on February 16, 2013. Order confirmation was received on April 17, 2013. No word since. I suspect life got in the way and the project has been put on indefinite hold.

I'll still happily buy one if they ever become available!

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Re: Mega-Cart

Postby joshuadenmark » Mon May 08, 2017 11:23 pm

Looks like a job for skydivinGirl and e5frog to get this job done 8)
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Re: Mega-Cart

Postby Mike » Tue May 09, 2017 12:12 am

The schematics of Mega-Cart have not been made public. That makes it at least a little more difficult to reproduce the cartridge compared to FE3, where schematics, CPLD firmware source and FE3 menu ROM source are open and have been archived by several people.

akator wrote:I placed my order on February 16, 2013. Order confirmation was received on April 17, 2013. No word since.

6502dude posted here in the meantime on April 12th, 2015 confirming he then still built them.

I suppose an enquiry by you to info(at)mega-cart(dot)com should be in order. Mind you, this is a project done as spare-time and weekend activity, and perhaps your order just got lost. Maybe he'll even put you near the start of the queue if you ask nicely. :)

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Re: Mega-Cart

Postby akator » Tue May 09, 2017 1:56 pm

^ Done.

In the past I sent other inquiry emails usually on or around the anniversary of my order, but after no replies since 2014 I figured the project was dead. Life gets in the way of the best laid plans.

I was pretty disappointed at one point, but no money exchanged hands so it isn't worth getting too bent out of shape over. I've had far worse experiences with most Kickstarter and Ingiegogo projects :D

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Re: Mega-Cart

Postby beamrider » Tue May 23, 2017 5:48 am

at least we now have some viable alternatives.

Ultimem: http://store.go4retro.com/ultimem-vic-2 ... cartridge/

Penultimate Cart: https://www.thefuturewas8bit.com/index. ... timatecart

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Re: Mega-Cart

Postby SkydivinGirl » Wed May 24, 2017 6:44 am

joshuadenmark wrote:Looks like a job for skydivinGirl and e5frog to get this job done 8)

I tried to contact the Mega-Cart team about six months ago. I asked if there was anything I could do to help produce this wonderful cartridge. Unfortunately, I never received a reply. :(

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Re: Mega-Cart

Postby mrr19121970 » Wed May 24, 2017 8:13 am

I registered my interest about Jan 2016. I have fe3, penultimate and behr bonz in the meantime. I still would take a mega cart if anyone will take up the project again.


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