Flashjacks cartridge by MRC user Aquijacks received a massive updating since its release as reflected below:

Ver 1.4

  • 1 SLOT expander. With the possibility of canceling or activating its four subslots for the internal insertion of any device synthesized and shown in this manual. Any device can use any subslot that we say.
  • 4 FlashROM units with 15 load mappers and several synthesized models of EPROMS that are self-selected by load predictive model (AMD, ATMEL, MICROCHIP, etc). The mappers have a predictive system that mixes the heuristics with a database. Each FlashROM unit has a loading capacity of up to 4 Megabytes each. All units have the possibility to use erasing and writing codes, etc, allowing you to read and record infinitely many times until it is turned off. It does not deteriorate due to the number of recordings. Access speed lower than 40nS and even 2nS peaks.
  • 4 MAPPER RAM units compatible even with the MSX1. Configurable from native 64kB (for some primitive MSX) up to 4 Megabytes each. Access speeds lower than 40nS and even 2nS peaks. Cartridge autorefresh without using the MSX itself.
  • 4 units MEGARAM compatible. Configurable up to 2 Megabytes each. Access speeds lower than 40nS and even 2nS peaks. Cartridge autorefresh without using the MSX itself.
  • 1 compatible SINFOX unit up to Ver 4.04 with access to SDCARD. Access to its EPROM of origin with its mapper and with the possibility of writing both in card and EPROM.
  • 1 SUNRISE compatible IDE unit. Autoconversion and on-the-fly operations to SDCARD card. The data is transformed IDE <-> SD transparently to the user. Compatible with NEXTOR SUNRISE IDE drivers Ver 2.1 Alpha2. Only compatible in LBA mode. Not compatible in CHS or other mode. Full read and write compatibility and SD switch against accidental writing. SDCARD access compatible to SDSC and SDHC up to 4GB which is what the NEXTOR driver allows. Future possibility of increasing capacities with modification of the drivers. Hot swap compatible extraction and insertion of SD card. All of them managed with a driver adapted for the Flashjacks.
  • 2 selectables PSG stereo sound units. Sampling rate 48khz 16bits per channel. No slots are lost.
  • 2 selectables SCC stereo sound units. Sampling rate 48khz 16bits per channel. The slot or occupied sublot are selectable. This device allows double slot occupation.
  • 1 selectable stereo FM sound unit. Sampling rate 48khz 16bits per channel. No slots are lost for audio capturing. In addition, you can add an FM-PAC unit with full synthesis where the internal soft is included with its original mapper and even an 8kbyte SRAM with predictive autosave.
  • 1 selectable OPL3 stereo sound unit. Sampling rate 48khz 16bits per channel. It can be transmuted into MUSIC MODULE FM, MOONSOUND FM or OPL3 as configured. With the ROM of FRS1.3 the capacities are increased and the FM can even be derived to the OPL3.
  • 1 selectable SAMPLER PCM 8bits sound unit. Compatible with the COVOX system or with the PCM of the MSX turbo R.
  • 1 selectable stereo compatible sound unit SN76489. Sampling rate 48khz 16bits per channel.

Relevant link: Flashjacks in action - video 1
Relevant link: Flashjacks in action - video 2

Comments (19)

By Pablibiris

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30-09-2018, 18:20

Great,Aquijacks...GREAT!!
Impatient to get my updated unit Wink

By OeiOeiVogeltje

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03-10-2018, 21:56

WHAT is this thing????
a bit of non-nerd english explanation please?

By OeiOeiVogeltje

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03-10-2018, 22:08

i just find that its not for sale....
what???

By OeiOeiVogeltje

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03-10-2018, 22:41

i want one!

By Aquijacks

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03-10-2018, 23:19

It is a cartridge with everything indicated above.
It is synthesis. It is not an emulation. It is real.
You can see and hear the flashjacks in YouTube videos. It is commented in Spanish but the sound is true to reality.
Search on YouTube the flashjacks channel and enjoy.
I'm sorry I can not sell abroad for now.
In my web you can download the full English manual:
www.acuariotuning.com/flashjacks

By OeiOeiVogeltje

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17-10-2018, 00:22

why would one need a manual of a device almost nobody has?

By DrWh0

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18-10-2018, 22:38

OeiOeiVogeltje wrote:

why would one need a manual of a device almost nobody has?

Well, not exactly, I would say very limited quantities, keep in mind that the hardware is still being improved via bios updates...

By PAC

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19-10-2018, 03:42

DrWh0 wrote:
OeiOeiVogeltje wrote:

why would one need a manual of a device almost nobody has?

Well, not exactly, I would say very limited quantities, keep in mind that the hardware is still being improved via bios updates...

You should take into account that (until now) only few lucky Spanish users were able to get the cartridge and you must understand that people overseas are not very optimistic if there are no other plans about new batches and distribution outside Spain. I hope this could change soon...

By Pablibiris

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24-10-2018, 21:15

OeiOeiVogeltje wrote:

why would one need a manual of a device almost nobody has?

With only one person who have a FlashJacks, a manual is already necessary. And we are not few people who have the cartridge and we greatly appreciate having a manual.
It's like saying that a Denyonet manual is not necessary because I do not have the cartridge ...¿?

By Aquijacks

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20-01-2019, 19:44

I am delivering the presentation video of the Flashjacks portal:
Flashjacks presentation

And here the stand in the last RU in Barcelona (01/19/2019):
Flashjacks RU Barcelona 2019

By QBee Sam

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15-02-2019, 20:31

I already have one, such an exquisite piece of hardware I recommend for sure!!!

By leonlas

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17-02-2019, 13:13

Hello all.
Can someone tell me how to buy FlashJacks? Wink
This is a nice device and it would be nice to have.
regars
D

By Aquijacks

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22-02-2019, 10:02

Hi.
I'm sorry to tell you that there are currently no available units.
In the Ru of Barcelona every person who wanted one had it at the time. All the requests of that day were covered.
I do not do this professionally for what I do not know when I will have more units available.
Thanks for your interest.

Regards.

By Aquijacks

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22-02-2019, 10:17

OeiOeiVogeltje wrote:

why would one need a manual of a device almost nobody has?

Nobody?
I believe that the opposite. 100% of users in Spain who have wanted one have been covered their demand.
Outside Spain I do not want to send for logistical and warranty issues. If an anomaly happens in the device, outside of Spain it is a problem because of the shipping costs that a change has.
I do not work professionally so my logistics is very limited.
I hope you understand and apologize for the inconvenience.
Youtube has dozens of videos about flashjacks.
It exists and here people have it.

Regards.

By Meits

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22-02-2019, 12:57

Then I think it's common sense to keep the Flashjacks discussion in the Spanish section of this site.

By hamlet

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22-02-2019, 13:16

After 24 hours of heavy harassment and worst threats Ramon gave up and gave me his flashbacks after the Nijmegen fair (for which I am eternally grateful and owe him one).
Now I'm in the minority of non-Spanish speaking flashback users and I'm happy about such information.
Of course I realize that this is a defective piece of hardware, but everyone should be free to evaluate the risk of an international transport and leave this decision to the buyer. Nevertheless thanks a lot!

By Pablibiris

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22-02-2019, 13:30

Meits wrote:

Then I think it's common sense to keep the Flashjacks discussion in the Spanish section of this site.

It's still a piece of MSX hard, and I suppose the English-speaking MSX community will like to know what's new, even if you do not have it. There are some Japanese developments that I can not have, because they do not sell outside of Japan, and I always like to know what's new.

By Meits

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22-02-2019, 20:51

Hi Pablibiris, ofcourse the non Spanish are allowed to know about its existence and they did since the initial newspost about the cart. We're in a firmware update newspost now. That's irrelevant news for people who don't speak Spanish since all owners are Spanish and have access to the Spanish section. I haven't heard a single English word in the youtube channel about the cartridge either.

In this light I find it more logical to keep people informed about improvements of Gr8net, MFR and Carnivore2.

For the record, I've no reason to be jealous because I would not buy it. I have more than enough hardware as it is. But I can imagine loads of people would love to have one but they simply get a "don't want to". That feels wrong. Especially if there are groups like 8bitsforever who could do the production/warranty handling.

By Victor

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22-02-2019, 22:28

Meits wrote:

That's irrelevant news for people who don't speak Spanish since all owners are Spanish and have access to the Spanish section.

Ok. Don't worry.