WTB IDE or SD card

Par japanretroCT

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28-06-2019, 13:41

Hi ! i bricked my carnivore 2 and my msx2 no have floppy drive..I need a ide or sd card i dont want to buy an expensive sd with scc...Someone have something to sell?

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Par Alexey

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28-06-2019, 19:56

You don't necessarily need the disk drive. You can program Carnivore's core files (boot block and BIOSes) using the solution that was created for the use with the MSX standard cassette interface. All you need is the audio cable to connect your PC/phone to MSX. The files and instructions are here:

https://github.com/RBSC/Carnivore2/tree/master/Util/diskless

With this solution you will be able to unbrick your Carnivore2. Keep in mind that you will need an empty CF card to perform this operation. Don't use the card with MSX-DOS and your own files on it!

Then you will need to program the latest boot block from the repository using the latest tools:

https://github.com/RBSC/Carnivore2/tree/master/BootBlock
https://github.com/RBSC/Carnivore2/tree/master/Util

Par japanretroCT

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28-06-2019, 21:12

Alexey you are a hero...I used my phone like recorder ..I done my Carnivore 2 works again!!! Thankyou very much!!

Par hamlet

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28-06-2019, 21:19

That's unbelievable! 8bits4ever should include a back-up cassette with every cartridge.

Par Alexey

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29-06-2019, 02:09

Glad that it worked. This contribution that was done by Vladimir for the Carnivore2 project is very valuable for cases like that.