GroovyBee Posted June 9, 2013 Share Posted June 9, 2013 A little something I've been cooking up :- Its a prototype micro SD based multi-cart. The project is in no way related to Voltron's Psychotron Multicart and I wish both him and his team the best of luck with their project. My aims for this multi-cart are :- Behaves like a removable hard drive when plugged into a host PC via its mini USB connector. Compatible with Windows/Linux/Mac OS. Drag and drop (no special menu/config/driver software needed). Micro SD support up to 2GB. Support FAT12/FAT16/FAT32. Support long file names. Support folders/directories. Support for *.rom, *.bin+*.cfg and *.int ROM images. Play ECS games without the ECS plugged in (you'll need the ECS BIOS on the micro SD card). New features for homebrew games (to be decided ). User upgradeable for firmware updates. The prototype shown above is oversized and won't fit into a normal Mattel cart shell. The two black connectors located either side of the blue PCB are there so that I can hook it up to my logic analyser easily. The micro SD connector is located on the underside of the PCB and the mini USB is at the back. The long blue PCB is an ARM based LPCxpresso development board with a built in (and removable) USB JTAG programmer. There is still some engineering work to do and quite a bit of software to write before it even goes near an Intellivision. Once the multi-cart design has been signed off the next version will be the size of a standard Mattel PCB. The final version will be CIB (Yep! A BOX!!!!!!! ). Its micro SD card will have the following software pre-installed :- Rocketeer teaser ROM. Mars Minis teaser ROM. Controller test utility (could also test IntelliVoice, ECS RAM etc.). Firmware test utility. Teaser ROMs of my other games (where available). The micro SD card will not be supplied with any other software. Its down to the end user what they put on it. I'll be updating this thread as the project progresses. 18 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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