bluejay Posted October 25, 2020 Share Posted October 25, 2020 To describe it in a simple manner, a Harmony Cart that's compatible with all home computers and game consoles. Let me explain how this might work. There would be two parts of this device. The main part that houses the processor, ROM, and all the main components. It would also have a small connector with a bunch of pins. Then, the second part would be the bridge between the small connector on the main part of the device and the cartridge port of the console/computer. There would be many different versions for each computer and console. Maybe it could be connected via a ribbon cable for convenience. There would be various different programs that could be loaded onto this device to emulate a cartridge for the countless consoles and computers. Some will be easy enough; just a ROM cartridge connected to the cartridge connector. Others will be more complicated, stuff that comes with extra hardware like Pitfall II, or the lockout chip of the NES. A cartridge image of some sort would be loaded onto it via an SD card, and depending on what system it's emulating in what setting, it would send data into the console/computer via the bridge. I suppose speed might be a problem. Can a small, cheap microprocessor handle this load fast enough? Is this even possible at all? Then there's the price. I have no clue how complicated this device would be but I don't think it's gonna be very cheap. But given how versatile it could be (I mean, it has the potential to wipe out every other SD card adapter gadget) maybe it could appeal to those people with unlimited money that want an all-in-one solution. What do you think? 1 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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