Rom burner: Want to start designing cartridges but...

By Angra

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09-04-2012, 14:16

where do i get a device that will allow me to upload code into rom chips ?

thanks

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By OeiOeiVogeltje

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09-04-2012, 22:56

find an eprom programmer
willem (bad software support)
ezoflash (russian i believe)
or
Sivava (i think they have support still)

By RetroTechie

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10-04-2012, 03:58

With "designing cartridges", you mean "design hardware that plugs into an MSX cartridge slot" or "create software that runs in a cartridge" Question

In case of the latter: use a Flash EPROM, and wire that with a mapper mechanism so you can access all locations. Then use some software to re-write that Flash EPROM. Easier yet: get a Mega Flash ROM SCC+ from the MSX Cartridge Shop.

If it's just for software design: consider using an emulator for development. They're very good these days, and built-in debugging facilities can be very helpful.

By commodorejohn

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11-04-2012, 02:18

I'll second the recommendation for the MegaFlashROM; combined with a good emulator/debugger (BlueMSX is quite nice,) you couldn't ask for a nicer development platform.