Making my own cartridge shell, transparent smoked one.

By martinx72

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19-08-2020, 19:39

I tried to source the MSX cartridge for my own made Carnivore 2 cartridge since last year, but I cannot get any somehow. At this June, I talked to my friend Channel who is making some homebew MSX game for fun, We discussed about the possibility to make mold for these cartridge shells, some for general cart and some for my Carnivore 2.
Then, we started the project right away.

Here are some 3D sketch from factory during discussion.
1. the one for Carnivore 2

2. the general one

and these are product I asked the factory to make few months ago.


Hope we can see the MSX cartridge sample out from factory in few weeks from now.

I love MSX a lot, and I am from Taiwan.
I run a small studio 'Retro Game Restore', and I love to make retro game stuff for fun.

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By SjaaQ

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19-08-2020, 20:04

Nice work! Wtf is that cartridge with an RPI in it?

By martinx72

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19-08-2020, 20:21

SjaaQ wrote:

Nice work! Wtf is that cartridge with an RPI in it?

that cartridge with Raspberry Pi CM3+ on it is for a handheld Retroflag GPi Case.

there are some introduction for this handheld and my cartridge on youtube.
e.g. https://youtu.be/Na3eibq7lmg

By sdsnatcher73

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19-08-2020, 21:06

Very cool stuff!

By Alexey

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19-08-2020, 21:14

I would love to have generic MSX semi-transparent sturdy cartridge cases for a reasonable price! The 5 Euro per case price is too high IMHO.

Also, other Carnivore2 manufacturers would love to purchase the ready-made cases for that cartridge in order to avoid cutting the holes themselves.

By Manuel

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19-08-2020, 21:59

Great to see MSX users from Taiwan here!

Can you tell us a bit more about MSX in Taiwan? I know virtually nothing about it... How many systems were there? Which MSX types and models? Was there a scene? Magazines? Software developed? Clubs? Tell us all about it, please!

By martinx72

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20-08-2020, 05:04

Manuel wrote:

Great to see MSX users from Taiwan here!

Can you tell us a bit more about MSX in Taiwan? I know virtually nothing about it... How many systems were there? Which MSX types and models? Was there a scene? Magazines? Software developed? Clubs? Tell us all about it, please!

Honestly, there is no any MSX info in Taiwan. I got my MSXs few years ago, the 1st one was bought when I had a vacation in Tokyo. No magazines here. I am few of my friends created a small facebook group for Taiwan die hard mix fans, just few members currently, lol.

And, I can make some cartridge and one of my friend, Channel, he did use msx basic to make some tiny games for fun, here is a demo video(testing joy stick but playing his own game via Carnivore 2.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rW1TmdD_Qqo

By martinx72

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20-08-2020, 05:49

And here is a demo play to test the GAME via the audio cable uploading the game rom into MSX. (using Panasonic FS-A1)

https://youtu.be/N7WJbCteb_Q
(that youtube audio is in fact a program you can download into your msx)

and here is the how to (written in Chinese)
https://youtu.be/rZm9FqdVdVk

By lintweaker

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20-08-2020, 08:50

Nicely done! I would not mind buying a few empty MSX cartridges!