Your thoughts on the USB cartridge reader

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By anonymous

incognito ergo sum (109)

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04-03-2003, 17:35

We must not confuse two things
I do not see any confusement here? It was quite clear what Sander meant.

1. The USB-rom cartridge-reader. I see that as an indepent device for someone who has original cartridges (games). If the cartridge is suitable for use with I/O we should ask someone in Japan cause we donot know that.

It is currently not suitable for I/O, and plans for supporting it are unknown.

By snout

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04-03-2003, 23:27

However, most I/O based devices you could connect to the USB cartridge reader are probably easier and cheaper to be emulated. But if Grauw is right, it's easy to implement I/O functionality as well.

By anonymous

incognito ergo sum (109)

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05-03-2003, 01:28

Basically any I/O cartridge with an external connector of some kind cannot just be emulated. Keep in mind that for a new MSX, the current SCSI and IDE interfaces are legacy hardware. Also RS232 and printer port... And ofcourse there is a big amount of useless devices from the MSX1 era Tongue (e.g. Quickdisk drives)

By Bazziman

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04-05-2003, 17:10

Personally I'd think it would be really cool to have some sort of 'flash-rom' that would let you burn old konami roms from your pc so you can play em on the msx hardware...I think this would not be entirely legal to do...but still...it would be nice.

By snout

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04-05-2003, 21:45

Personally I'd think it would be really cool to have some sort of 'flash-rom' that would let you burn old konami roms from your pc so you can play em on the msx hardware...I think this would not be entirely legal to do...but still...it would be nice.

It already exists. And as long as you have the original roms, it's legal as well.

Check this newspost for more info :)

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