ROM Emulation

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Post by HardWareMan » Fri Dec 19, 2008 2:27 am

TmEE co.(TM) wrote:32X will not like ROMs that are too slow, my flashcart has 90ns flash chips and I've got no problems. 120ns or slower will probably have problems, but I've not seen that slow big flash chips.
These 16Mbit FLASH ROMs, that used in our cards, are 70ns access time, ;) So, you think that will be enough?
PS Next project with RAM cart was calculated at 70ns access time too.

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Post by Christuserloeser » Fri Dec 19, 2008 4:45 am

I would love to have a few cards too! Quite a few of my friends still play Mega Drive and I know for sure that they would all be interested in a card like this! :D
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Post by Chilly Willy » Fri Dec 19, 2008 10:58 pm

One thing I haven't seen on a cart that would be nice is regular RAM. FlashROMs are okay, but with regular RAM you could make conversions of games that need more RAM than is available in the Genesis (like Doom). I'd like to see a cart with 4M of flash and 4M RAM (switchable) so that you can do carts or conversions that require RAM.

Gimme a cart with 4M of RAM and I'll buy it. :D

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Post by TmEE co.(TM) » Fri Dec 19, 2008 11:08 pm

I would have a 4MB SRAM cart if the store would not have stopped selling 512KB SRAM chips.... my 256KB SRAM cart works sufficiently well at least :)
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Post by Jorge Nuno » Fri Dec 19, 2008 11:37 pm

"Combo memory" from mobile phones is just that: FLASH + PSRAM in a single die, too bad it's very low voltage, usually 1.8V. :(

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Post by Graz » Fri Dec 19, 2008 11:38 pm

Chilly Willy wrote:One thing I haven't seen on a cart that would be nice is regular RAM. FlashROMs are okay, but with regular RAM you could make conversions of games that need more RAM than is available in the Genesis (like Doom). I'd like to see a cart with 4M of flash and 4M RAM (switchable) so that you can do carts or conversions that require RAM.

Gimme a cart with 4M of RAM and I'll buy it. :D
It is possible to build cart-based games that run on SegaCD. I know it's not 4 megs, but having the extra 256K in addition to the 4M in the cart might offer some possibilities without any custom hardware. Once you go outside the norm, though, if you ever wanted to distribute something (PD or not), you'd have to build carts - you couldn't even play on emulators unless you convince the emulator writers to support your special hardware.

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Post by Jorge Nuno » Fri Dec 19, 2008 11:40 pm

Or use the conventional method of save-ram (banked with the game rom), but for general purpose, every emulator should support that.

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Post by TmEE co.(TM) » Sat Dec 20, 2008 2:24 am

on real HW, with very minor modifications in the cart, you cna get 8MB of ROM. A side effect is lack of TMSS screen...
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Post by masyanya » Mon Dec 22, 2008 4:50 am

Hi there!
...about USB GEN/MD card...
One card has a price in ~67$, and... hmmm... ~30$ for delivery.

100 pieces, has ~4200$ price... and 60$ - delivery. )))) :arrow:

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Post by Snake » Mon Dec 22, 2008 6:53 pm

Just let me know how you want me to pay :)

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Post by masyanya » Mon Dec 22, 2008 8:34 pm

May be.... hmmmm.... WebMoney?

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Post by Nemesis » Mon Dec 22, 2008 9:59 pm

It'd be a good idea to setup a Paypal account for payment. A lot of people already have Paypal, and it's probably the most trusted method of making online payments. Not really sure what's involved in setting up a Paypal account to receive payments, but lots of people seem to manage it, so it can't be too much hassle.

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Post by Shiru » Mon Dec 22, 2008 11:00 pm

Nemesis wrote:It'd be a good idea to setup a Paypal account for payment.
PayPal does not work in Russia. It allows to pay through it using credit card (from 2007), but not allow to recieve payments.

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Post by TmEE co.(TM) » Mon Dec 22, 2008 11:58 pm

International bank transfer or cash in envelope(which is illegal) are good options...
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Post by masyanya » Mon Jan 05, 2009 7:37 am

Hi there!!!
Hmmmm...
Offer exchange, my 32MX+UF Card to SEGA 32X upgrade mushroom with 2 minimum games included. ))))

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