MegaFlashRom SCC+ SD 512k Questions

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Door Superkuli

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22-03-2020, 19:38

Hello.

I have some questions regarding the MegFlashRom with the optional 512k RAM.
In the minimum requirements is written that it need at least 64k RAM in the MSX Computer.
Is the cartridge usable even when I have a system with 32k but have the 512k RAM option installed on the cartridge?

Same with the nextor. Need at least 128k RAM. Can I use it when I have the 512k option installed and system RAM is 64k?
Is the cartridge RAM of 512k used as if it is installed on the mainboard?

Thanks for your answers.
Andreas

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Van Guillian

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22-03-2020, 19:52

Superkuli wrote:

In the minimum requirements is written that it need at least 64k RAM in the MSX Computer.
Is the cartridge usable even when I have a system with 32k but have the 512k RAM option installed on the cartridge?

Yes. The 512 KB RAM work as a memory expansion.

Superkuli wrote:

Same with the nextor. Need at least 128k RAM. Can I use it when I have the 512k option installed and system RAM is 64k?
Is the cartridge RAM of 512k used as if it is installed on the mainboard?

Yes, the 512 KB will work as main memory, so you can use Nextor on a 32k RAM computer.

Van Emphy

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23-03-2020, 03:52

Can confirm that it works fine on a 16kb system.

Only "problem" I have encountered, so far, is that loading rom files from a phone (with msx2cas application) via the cassette tape interface doesn't work (cas files work fine on the same setup, I suspect the problem lies with msx2cas method of loading the rom). Since the whole point of the MegaFlashRom is to have rom files on the cart itself, that's a bit of a non-issue Cool

Van hamlet

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23-03-2020, 06:41

Your 75P comes with full 64k, Andreas. Plus additional 16k VRAM. Smile

Van Superkuli

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31-03-2020, 15:37

Hello. Thanks for all the answers. Yor're very kind to me as a newby to msx.
Today i got my MegaFlashRom and i allready love it.
I am very happy that i choose the one with the RAM Expansion.

I allready format the SD Card, copied RomDisk Files and deactivated it. Installed Sofarun and edited autoexec.bat to run sofarun on startup.
I am now trying to run some games and also Demos. Do you know a source for MSX Demos for the MSX 1.0 to show what is possible with that Hardware?

Regards
Andreas

Van hamlet

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31-03-2020, 16:14

Well, why lurking at demos while you can play games?
Alot of the best free hombrewies can be found here at the msxdev.
Nice BASIC programs at the 10 liner contest of German Homeputerium.
Demo IO by Logon Service,
and Bold by Dvik & Joyrex.
Both and more can be found on pouët.net.

Van Hypersoft

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25-04-2020, 18:27

where did you buy the Mega Flash ROM SCC ?

Van hamlet

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25-04-2020, 19:22

The MSX Cartridge Shop stocks other exclusive titles besides the Megaflashrom.

Van Cageman

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04-05-2020, 20:53

I have the megaflashrom without the 512kb. Can that be upgraded? If so, how?

Van sdsnatcher73

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04-05-2020, 21:33

Cageman wrote:

I have the megaflashrom without the 512kb. Can that be upgraded? If so, how?

Yes you can send it to Manuel from the msxcartridgeshop and he can upgrade it for €50.

Van Briqunullus

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07-06-2020, 21:58

Is it always recommended to have a Megaflashrom with 512kB? Also on a 128kB machine? In the opening post of this thread it says "DOS2/Nextor with Sofarun doesn't work too well with only 128kB of RAM".

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