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Re: 16BIT ROM CART THOUGHTS

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Atarian Computing wrote: Thu Jan 24, 2019 4:38 pm The cart with the ramdisk is 128KB.
I only have 2 64K banks left, and 2 versions of YAART will use up both of those.
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Re: 16BIT ROM CART THOUGHTS

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A better image render of the PCB..

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Re: 16BIT ROM CART THOUGHTS

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exxos wrote: Thu Jan 24, 2019 4:45 pm
Atarian Computing wrote: Thu Jan 24, 2019 4:38 pm The cart with the ramdisk is 128KB.
I only have 2 64K banks left, and 2 versions of YAART will use up both of those.
Or are you meaning the actual PRG file as thats about 8K ?

Would be cool on a RAM disk with both programs. Though I am not sure about it needing to get to the desktop over simply booting right up from cartridge.. Though I guess it does beg the question that other smaller programs could be loaded into the RAM disk as well I guess ?
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Re: 16BIT ROM CART THOUGHTS

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Never thought about putting YAART on a cart, excuse the rhyme.

That's a good idea.

Are you releasing that cart sometime exxos? I made my own as you know but too little time to design something similar to yours and may just invest in one if you do make them.
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Forgottenmyname wrote: Thu Jan 24, 2019 5:05 pm Are you releasing that cart sometime exxos? I made my own as you know but too little time to design something similar to yours and may just invest in one if you do make them.
I'm going to order some new boards soon, so if anyone wants one there be a few spares. I may build a small batch for my store, but with so much going on it could be some time before I get around to it.
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That sounds good. How about offering the roms on your store too? for those too lazy to work it all out :D
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Forgottenmyname wrote: Thu Jan 24, 2019 5:50 pm That sounds good. How about offering the roms on your store too? for those too lazy to work it all out :D
Yeah, I will put together a few kits. Though I'm not soldering them :)
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Spoil sport.

Actually, that's not too hard a kit to solder anyway.
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Forgottenmyname wrote: Thu Jan 24, 2019 5:55 pm Actually, that's not too hard a kit to solder anyway.
True, but it took me like 3 months just to get around to programming the ROM. Just so much to do that even simple things take months for me to get done. I only went back to this project as I am laid up with man-flu, and thought its something not too taxing to do..
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Re: 16BIT ROM CART THOUGHTS

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Ah, I didn't know you were using 64KB banks. But why use separate banks for the ram tests? Here's a 64KB cart image with both tests.

I have perfected several methods to be able to pretty much put anything on a cart. Only the size is a limit after packing. There's room on this image for more as well.
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