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Emulation => Emulating the Videopac / Odyssey2 => Topic started by: Rafael on November 25, 2008, 11:44:05 PM



Title: Cartidrige Emulator
Post by: Rafael on November 25, 2008, 11:44:05 PM
A guy made this interisting project called Emulador de Cartuchos (cartdridge emulator) for some systems (including Odyssey)
YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sHuRIzfnXhQ
Photos here:
http://s244.photobucket.com/albums/gg28/vtrucco/Emulador%20de%20Cartucho/


Title: Re: Cartidrige Emulator
Post by: grgh on November 26, 2008, 08:57:32 AM
 :o

So what goes on the board? Does he upload all the vp games to it? Does the board have a PC/Mac interface to it? How does it work?


Title: Re: Cartidrige Emulator
Post by: manopac on November 26, 2008, 09:00:17 AM
funny ... looks more or less exactly like the thing I proposed in this thread:
http://videopac.nl/forum/index.php?topic=772.0

the guy uses micro-SD cards to put the games on, has a display on the board and selects them and has different connectors for different systems ... that would be a nice thing to have :-)

are the schematics for that somewhere to find ? (along with the software running on it) ? I'd like to build one of those :)


Title: Re: Cartidrige Emulator
Post by: grgh on November 26, 2008, 09:19:15 AM
Maybe I should have watched the video before posting  ;:)

I see now, that's really neat. I'd pay good money for that as well, it would make getting into vp programming much easier.

This is my 999th post!  ;D


Title: Re: Cartidrige Emulator
Post by: Sweersa on November 26, 2008, 05:50:33 PM
That is awesome, that guy needs to patent it and make some big bucks as well as provide us with a manufactured version!


Title: Re: Cartidrige Emulator
Post by: ccc--- on November 26, 2008, 07:18:48 PM
Hmm, just a question: Which advantages does this thing have compared to a RAM cart?


Title: Re: Cartidrige Emulator
Post by: Rene_G7400 on November 26, 2008, 11:00:41 PM
Hmm, just a question: Which advantages does this thing have compared to a RAM cart?

Thanks to the Micro-SD memory card it's a combination of a RAMcart and a multicart.


Title: Re: Cartidrige Emulator
Post by: Janzl on November 26, 2008, 11:26:15 PM
I think it is rather nice, especially if you could also connect it to ohter systems like the atari, colecvision and intellivision.


Title: Re: Cartidrige Emulator
Post by: Janzl on November 26, 2008, 11:29:02 PM
This is my 999th post!  ;D

Haha, congrats! I stil have to get to my 666th post  >:D


Title: Re: Cartidrige Emulator
Post by: manopac on November 27, 2008, 12:41:17 AM
Hmm, just a question: Which advantages does this thing have compared to a RAM cart?

- more than one game on the SD card
- no PC needed to play the games

thats just two :-)


Title: Re: Cartidrige Emulator
Post by: Sweersa on November 27, 2008, 04:39:54 AM
This is my 999th post!  ;D

Haha, congrats! I stil have to get to my 666th post  >:D

Hehe, I am a cashier and customers always have interesting reactions when their total is $6.66. 

Once a lady gave me back one cent and said "It was 6.65." lol


Title: Re: Cartidrige Emulator
Post by: ccc--- on November 27, 2008, 09:12:01 AM
Hmm, just a question: Which advantages does this thing have compared to a RAM cart?

- more than one game on the SD card
- no PC needed to play the games

thats just two :-)

Still, having the Videopac RAM cart I don't see any need to get this one as well. I would, of course, if I would use this for other systems too ...


Title: Re: Cartidrige Emulator
Post by: Janzl on November 27, 2008, 09:32:07 AM
Hehe, I am a cashier and customers always have interesting reactions when their total is $6.66. 

Once a lady gave me back one cent and said "It was 6.65." lol

Hahaha imagine she did her shoppings on friday the 13th and the shop is in Elm Street  >:D


Title: Re: Cartidrige Emulator
Post by: Sweersa on November 27, 2008, 03:45:49 PM
Hehe, I am a cashier and customers always have interesting reactions when their total is $6.66. 

Once a lady gave me back one cent and said "It was 6.65." lol

Hahaha imagine she did her shoppings on friday the 13th and the shop is in Elm Street  >:D

lol  She would have flipped.  You really meet a lot of different people working with the public, for the better and for the worse sometimes.


Title: Re: Cartidrige Emulator
Post by: manopac on November 27, 2008, 06:32:36 PM
Still, having the Videopac RAM cart I don't see any need to get this one as well. I would, of course, if I would use this for other systems too ...

its more like a multicart that you can update yourself ...


Title: Re: Cartidrige Emulator
Post by: Rene_G7400 on November 27, 2008, 10:17:57 PM
Can someone tell me what he is saying at the beginning of the movie when he points to the chips?


Title: Re: Cartidrige Emulator
Post by: Rafael on November 27, 2008, 11:00:51 PM
I can try:

I?m here to show you the prototype of cartdrige emulator...Here?s you can see the main "pit" it control all the functions...Here?s the memory (512k) and some extras CI?s on the barrage (it?s not exactly the correct word) and a CI to display control. Basicaly the "pit" reads the USD card and transfer data to memory.


Title: Re: Cartidrige Emulator
Post by: Rafael on February 01, 2009, 10:43:36 PM
Now, using an Ody :D to demonstrate.
YouTube: http://br.youtube.com/watch?v=aNqHdXE_tBo


Title: Re: Cartidrige Emulator
Post by: grgh on February 02, 2009, 08:49:19 AM
Cool! Shame the LCD isn't clearer, he should have closed the curtains  :)
The Ody bit starts at 5min 30secs for anyone that wants to jump to it.


Title: Re: Cartidrige Emulator
Post by: Sweersa on February 02, 2009, 12:50:30 PM
I wish I knew what he was saying.


Title: Re: Cartidrige Emulator
Post by: Rene_G7400 on February 02, 2009, 12:50:52 PM
It's a very interesting device, but I would prefer to have the game-list on the TV screen instead of on a small LCD display (like the Intellivision Cuttle Cart). That would probably limit the use of it to only one game system however. (Which would not be a problem for me since I only collect Videopac/Odyssey2.)


Title: Re: Cartidrige Emulator
Post by: Gorf on February 02, 2009, 04:15:40 PM
Love the wire cluster! :)

Nice work....I think I have to agree with Rene. say yourself money and trouble and have a menu
on screen. The LCD is neat stuff but more complication than needed.Other than that, cool device.


Title: Re: Cartidrige Emulator
Post by: manopac on February 02, 2009, 04:43:07 PM
actually I prefer the option shown in the video ... makes it more flexible for other devices and less complicated (no neccisity to have the console system control the cartridge emulator ...)

but IF you want on-screen-selection it might also be possible to do it in a way that you can load the menu program for one system into it (kind of like a "system selector" and then get a list of files matching lets say a file extension or folder ...) ... I would really love to see an adapter like that happening, if someone can work on the hardware-part of it (I suck in electronics ....) I would definitly be in for programming the BIOS for it ...