The Carnivore2 cartridge has been released. This cartridge is an all-in-one and has 8mb FlashROM, 1mb of RAM, IDE (CF card), FMPAC and SCC soundchips on board. It can work as an individual device or as a combination of all those devices.
MRC user Alexey has been working with his team RBSC on the Carnivore2 cartridge for a while and releases it as a Do-It-Yourself project. It includes the main board, a electronics parts list and software to go with it. The multimapper part of the cartridge supports Konami4, Konami5 (SCC), ASCII 8 and ASCII 16 mappers. Some Korean mappers may be added later. The cartridge can be also used as pure RAM, pure SCC, pure IDE, pure FMPAC or a combination of those devices.
- The board has a full FM-PAC BIOS translated into English by Max Iwamoto. FM Basic works of course.
- Bare board, parts list included
- DIY but assembling of this board is more or less easy if you have decent soldering skills
- 3.5mm jack only outputs stereo FMPAC and SCC
The total price will be around 30 euros. The boards are 5 euro each + 5 euro shipment within EU. If you want a tracking number, the shipment is 7 euros.
Sources, like the hardware parts list, firmware, ROMS and more, are available at RBSC's Github project page.