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OK People, Time to Buy your Brian Lyons MEGACART!

Postby KilrPilr » Thu Jul 05, 2007 6:43 pm

In case you havent read yet, Brian needs to know how many people want the megacart (AIO cart) he and other people have put together. Now is the time to tell him how many you want. The price should come in at around the $100 mark for this extraordinary vic-20 cart. Tell him you want one! This might be your only chance to get a MEGACART.

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Postby Jeff-20 » Thu Jul 05, 2007 8:56 pm

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Postby hawk » Thu Jul 05, 2007 10:14 pm

I would say a tentative yes, but it's mostly going to have NTSC games on it. Is it going to be possible to load different images?

Also, is it possible to write software which takes advantage of the additional features of the cart?

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Postby nbla000 » Fri Jul 06, 2007 1:23 am

KilrPilr wrote:Brian needs to know how many people want the megacart (AIO cart)

(AIO cart) means "All In One cart" but megacart it's not to bad what do you think Brian ?

hawk wrote:But it's mostly going to have NTSC games on it.

The all-in-one cart, the "megacart", will be released in 2 version PAL and NTSC where in each version there are carts working in both PAL/NTSC and when there is 2 distinctive carts for PAL and NTSC the proper version is used, where a game is only PAL or NTSC is used in any version anyway.

For PAL guys all my NTSC2PAL fixed carts are used in PAL version, so for example in the PAL version Q*Bert, Polaris, Springer, Skyblazer and others are PAL fixed, i'm plannig to fix some other NTSC only cart too.


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Now the final "Mega-Cart" release will be unique for both PAL and NTSC systems.

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Is it going to be possible to load different images?

Yes, in the Early Menu just select the proper memory configuration "Vic +32K" and you are ready to load any images, please consider that almost all know game carts are present in the Multicart section plus a lot of tools and some hacked PRG2Cart games like Trout/Squeeze etc plus my Pong and Tetris 2006 original carts too.

Also, is it possible to write software which takes advantage of the additional features of the cart?

Which kind of software ?
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Postby Mayhem » Fri Jul 06, 2007 3:34 am

Guess I'll probably be in for one... guess I'd better see about dumping those rarities this weekend heh...
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Postby nbla000 » Fri Jul 06, 2007 3:39 am

Mayhem wrote:Guess I'll probably be in for one... guess I'd better see about dumping those rarities this weekend heh...

Good, :D
I hope Mobile Attack it's the first !!!

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Postby hawk » Fri Jul 06, 2007 4:16 am

nbla000 wrote:The all-in-one cart, the "megacart", will be released in 2 version PAL and NTSC where in each version there are carts working in both PAL/NTSC and when there is 2 distinctive carts for PAL and NTSC the proper version is used, where a game is only PAL or NTSC is used in any version anyway.

For PAL guys all my NTSC2PAL fixed carts are used in PAL version, so for example in the PAL version Q*Bert, Polaris, Springer, Skyblazer and others are PAL fixed, i'm plannig to fix some other NTSC only cart too.


This is great news. I better start saving my allowance now. :wink:

Also, is it possible to write software which takes advantage of the additional features of the cart?

nbla000 wrote:Which kind of software ?

Is it possible to develop a multi-banked game that dynamically loads new banks as required, rather than going to disk? I guess I'm asking whether the non-volitile storage can be programmed easily (from a VIC), or if it can only be done via an eprom burner?

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Postby DanSolo » Fri Jul 06, 2007 4:36 am

Do you have a "closing date" for this offer? I'm a bit maxed out after recent ebaying but I'd love to gather my forces for a PAL one.

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Postby nbla000 » Fri Jul 06, 2007 4:54 am

Is it possible to develop a multi-banked game that dynamically loads new banks as required, rather than going to disk? I guess I'm asking whether the non-volitile storage can be programmed easily (from a VIC), or if it can only be done via an eprom burner?

Theoretically Yes, using 3 pokes, you may set 16k in BLK3 and BLK5 and the game start automatically with a reset, during game play you may set 3 new pokes to go to the next level that pratically it's a new game, just store variables in a safe point like $33C-03FB 828-1019 Cassette buffer.

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Postby eslapion » Fri Jul 06, 2007 1:14 pm

Is it possible to develop a multi-banked game that dynamically loads new banks as required, rather than going to disk? I guess I'm asking whether the non-volitile storage can be programmed easily (from a VIC), or if it can only be done via an eprom burner?


I think NBLA000 may not have completely understood the question.

The design of the All In One cart does not allow to add new things into the two 8Mbit EPROMs on it directly from the VIC.

If you want to create a large game for it, you'll have to either have your own EPROM burner or ask somebody else to do it for you.

That is one of the reason why I was considering using flash memory on my own multicart.

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Postby nbla000 » Fri Jul 06, 2007 1:28 pm

Sorry my english it's very bad, but what Eslapion say it's correct you cannot write to the eprom but you may read from it and write in ram in $1000-$1dff range or others if you use custom chars, for example you may do a game with multiple levels where in each level there is a custom charset and or music etc etc.

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Postby JagMod » Fri Jul 06, 2007 4:27 pm

Yes, I'd like one.
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Postby dragos » Fri Jul 06, 2007 6:13 pm

ME!!!!B :)

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Postby PaulQ » Fri Jul 06, 2007 6:59 pm

My wife would kill me if I bought one today (since my vintage computing hobby is supposed to be dirt cheap), but I can "Hide" away a few dollars every month until the end of the year that she'll never miss. I do admit, however, that I am torn between Eslapion's cart and this one. Perhaps I'll buy both. Ah, to heck with it. Put me down for one in December. An xmas gift to me from me. Eslapion will probably come up with some other cool stuff I'll want to buy by then. ;)

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Postby Centallica » Fri Jul 06, 2007 7:12 pm

As I said from the start put me down for one!

Back to unpacking,
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