FDD+IDE controller and Universal Flash ROM cartridge projects + future Multi-soundcard cartridge

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By Bastiaan

Champion (331)

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01-06-2017, 12:37

I hope I am not asking something that was already covered in this extensive development thread:

How does the Carnivore 2 work with sofarun 2.x/ 3.0?
Is it fully compatible?
Or partly compatible?

Can anyone tell me more?

I really like that this card also has FM-pac integrated, so I am wondering if I need to replace my Megaflashrom-scc-sd with a Carnivore2 cartridge....

Any plans for a licence for production in Brazil/ Korea/ Japan? It would be great if the cartridge would be available for MSX-ers all over the world!

By Alexey

Guardian (2000)

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01-06-2017, 16:34

I've sent the sources of the flashing and RAM loading utilities to the author of Sofarun. He may be adding support for our cartridge at some point.

We don't license the production of our cartridges. We give free permissions to produce them once we know the intention of the manufacturer/seller, the amount of units he wants to produce and after we see the quality of production and how the final product will look like. Our intention is to allow only quality copies of the cartridge to be produced and publicly sold. It's also important that the seller supports his customers if they have a problem with the hardware. Also there are some disclaimers that we share with the manufacturer that he needs to accept prior to getting the permission.

So if there are good hardware makers in Japan/Korea/Brazil, all it takes is to write to us (use my e-mail from the profile) and to state their intentions. We are not going to artificially limit the production in any way.

By Louthrax

Paragon (2015)

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01-06-2017, 17:55

Hi Bastiaan,

There's no support for Carnivore in SofaROM yet, but you can still modify the SR.INI file to use the official Carnivore command-line loader (the only drawback is that the SofaRun options for Game Master or JoyMega won't be supported). Another option is to use the Memory Mapper as flash device.

The DSK files support and other things should work.

The Carnivore is still on my todo list for SofaROM (along with the new GR8Net mappers and full OCM support), I have everything I need for that thanks to Alexey, I'm just missing time these days!

By Alexey

Guardian (2000)

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02-06-2017, 11:24

The schematics for the Carnivore2 cartridge has been updated. A few incorrectly assigned component IDs as well as the RAM chip connections were fixed.

By Alexey

Guardian (2000)

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03-06-2017, 22:12

The boards v2.2 are fine, no need to worry. We only updated the schematics to match the board's connections and components' names.

By ApolloBoy

Expert (96)

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12-07-2017, 00:35

I'm really tempted to order one of these, but I've got one question about compatibility. When you say that this works with any MSX, that includes systems with less than 64K, right?

By Alexey

Guardian (2000)

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12-07-2017, 09:47

I don't have any MSX with less than 64kb, so I could not test it with lower memory. However I don't see any reason why it would not work - the cartridge has 1mb of on-board RAM.

By ApolloBoy

Expert (96)

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12-07-2017, 19:49

Alexey wrote:

I don't have any MSX with less than 64kb, so I could not test it with lower memory. However I don't see any reason why it would not work - the cartridge has 1mb of on-board RAM.

Cool, sounds like I'll be replacing my MegaFlashROM pretty soon then. The reason why I ask is that I recently picked up a Casio MX-10 for dirt cheap and I'd like to use a flash cart with it as opposed to spending astronomical amounts on money getting real carts.

By Alexey

Guardian (2000)

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12-07-2017, 22:07

I wonder why you want to replace the MegaFlashROM. It offers almost the same features, maybe except FMPAC.

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