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by Atarian Computing
Thu Jan 24, 2019 8:04 pm
Forum: HARDWARE DISCUSSIONS
Topic: 16BIT ROM CART THOUGHTS
Replies: 125
Views: 11027

Re: 16BIT ROM CART THOUGHTS

Heh, thanks :) Maybe I should do a proper write-up of it someday but here's the gist of it: Easy peasy. I really should make a proper program to make cart images. Super cool! So can you still load the GB6 benchmark files like normal then ? Now I gonna have to do a new cart-pcb, so thanks for that! ...
by Atarian Computing
Thu Jan 24, 2019 7:54 pm
Forum: HARDWARE DISCUSSIONS
Topic: 16BIT ROM CART THOUGHTS
Replies: 125
Views: 11027

Re: 16BIT ROM CART THOUGHTS

Here's the latest GB6 in a cart image I managed to squeeze under 64KB. :shock: :shock: :shock: That is just way to cool!!! How you manage that, and so quickly ?! Heh, thanks :) Maybe I should do a proper write-up of it someday but here's the gist of it: 1. One-Part - a ram saver program. This progr...
by Atarian Computing
Thu Jan 24, 2019 7:41 pm
Forum: HARDWARE DISCUSSIONS
Topic: 16BIT ROM CART THOUGHTS
Replies: 125
Views: 11027

Re: 16BIT ROM CART THOUGHTS

OK so STZIP built a TOS self extracting file in 58K... So the question is, could the RAM drive be created with just 6K left ? I'm assuming a AUTO folder could be created on the RAM drive and the GB6.TOS archive could be run from there so it would auto extract... :shrug: EDIT: Or just copy the GB6.T...
by Atarian Computing
Thu Jan 24, 2019 6:45 pm
Forum: HARDWARE DISCUSSIONS
Topic: 16BIT ROM CART THOUGHTS
Replies: 125
Views: 11027

Re: 16BIT ROM CART THOUGHTS

Here's what it looks like on the desktop.
yaart-cart.png
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by Atarian Computing
Thu Jan 24, 2019 6:42 pm
Forum: HARDWARE DISCUSSIONS
Topic: 16BIT ROM CART THOUGHTS
Replies: 125
Views: 11027

Re: 16BIT ROM CART THOUGHTS

Ah, I didn't know you were using 64KB banks. But why use separate banks for the ram tests? Here's a 64KB cart image with both tests. I have perfected several methods to be able to pretty much put anything on a cart. Only the size is a limit after packing. There's room on this image for more as well...
by Atarian Computing
Thu Jan 24, 2019 6:35 pm
Forum: HARDWARE DISCUSSIONS
Topic: 16BIT ROM CART THOUGHTS
Replies: 125
Views: 11027

Re: 16BIT ROM CART THOUGHTS

I only have 2 64K banks left, and 2 versions of YAART will use up both of those. Or are you meaning the actual PRG file as thats about 8K ? Would be cool on a RAM disk with both programs. Though I am not sure about it needing to get to the desktop over simply booting right up from cartridge.. Thoug...
by Atarian Computing
Thu Jan 24, 2019 6:16 pm
Forum: HARDWARE DISCUSSIONS
Topic: 16BIT ROM CART THOUGHTS
Replies: 125
Views: 11027

Re: 16BIT ROM CART THOUGHTS

Ah, I didn't know you were using 64KB banks. But why use separate banks for the ram tests? Here's a 64KB cart image with both tests.

I have perfected several methods to be able to pretty much put anything on a cart. Only the size is a limit after packing. There's room on this image for more as well.
by Atarian Computing
Thu Jan 24, 2019 4:38 pm
Forum: HARDWARE DISCUSSIONS
Topic: 16BIT ROM CART THOUGHTS
Replies: 125
Views: 11027

Re: 16BIT ROM CART THOUGHTS

Can you test the yaart image from the previous page? Now I remember you saying about that RAM disk think as well now! I don't think there is space in the ROM for it all though :( I think it might have been me who posted the cart image in the first place and I use it all the time, but I also need th...
by Atarian Computing
Thu Jan 24, 2019 4:29 pm
Forum: HARDWARE DISCUSSIONS
Topic: 16BIT ROM CART THOUGHTS
Replies: 125
Views: 11027

Re: 16BIT ROM CART THOUGHTS

No idea what a powershell script is, but sure be useful for someone :) I'm using good old hex workshop here :) Yeah, I manually do hex stuff when making complex carts. Can you test the yaart image from the previous page? I might also do a GUI for the powershell script in a proper windows executable...
by Atarian Computing
Thu Jan 24, 2019 4:17 pm
Forum: HARDWARE DISCUSSIONS
Topic: 16BIT ROM CART THOUGHTS
Replies: 125
Views: 11027

Re: 16BIT ROM CART THOUGHTS

Here's a Powershell script I created last summer to make cartridge images. It uses two functions freely available from the net. It's only for one program for now and creates a 128KB image. I might work further with it. function Convert-HexStringToByteArray { #########################################...