Jump to content
IGNORED

How to do bank switching on the Atari 5200


unebonnevie
 Share

Recommended Posts

Bank switching is really more a feature of the cart than the 5200 itself. The scheme which Bryan used on his 5200 port of Mule can be found here: http://atariage.com/forums/topic/69649-5200-game-announcement-now-shipping/?p=856153

 

The Atarimax Ultimate SD cart supports the 32K bank switching version of this. If your .bin file is 64/128/256/512K long then it assumes it is this bank switching format.

 

The Ultimate SD also supports it's own hybrid bank switching format, with either 8K or 16K banks. The 8K bank switching also allows limited write capability to the cart SRAM. There is information and a demo program here: http://atariage.com/forums/topic/221479-5200-ultimate-sd-cart-hybrid-8k-write8k-read-mode/?p=2917347

 

I guess the other bank switching carts are Miner 2049er and Bounty Bob Strikes Back but I've not looked into those.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.
Note: Your post will require moderator approval before it will be visible.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Loading...
 Share

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    • No registered users viewing this page.
×
×
  • Create New...