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Re: 16BIT ROM CART THOUGHTS

Posted: Tue May 28, 2019 2:01 pm
by exxos
Tested and stickered :)

Will be heading off to my store later :)


EDIT:
https://www.exxoshost.co.uk/atari/last/storenew/#0165

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Re: 16BIT ROM CART THOUGHTS

Posted: Tue May 28, 2019 2:43 pm
by JezC
:-o
Nooooo - my OCD has kicked in with the one in the bottom row in the opposite orientation than the others.

Must not give in to the urge to fix it... :zombie:

Better start saving up for one of these as well... :roll:

Re: 16BIT ROM CART THOUGHTS

Posted: Tue May 28, 2019 3:03 pm
by stephen_usher
Hmmmmm..... Test carts.... I'm feeling the need, the need to buy... ;-)

Re: 16BIT ROM CART THOUGHTS

Posted: Tue May 28, 2019 3:07 pm
by exxos
JezC wrote:
Tue May 28, 2019 2:43 pm
Nooooo - my OCD has kicked in with the one in the bottom row in the opposite orientation than the others.

Must not give in to the urge to fix it... :zombie:
8-) :lol:

JezC wrote:
Tue May 28, 2019 2:43 pm
Better start saving up for one of these as well... :roll:
:thumbup:

stephen_usher wrote:
Tue May 28, 2019 3:03 pm
Hmmmmm..... Test carts.... I'm feeling the need, the need to buy... ;-)
That is a good plan!

Re: 16BIT ROM CART THOUGHTS

Posted: Mon Jun 17, 2019 7:19 pm
by exxos
So my first batch of carts has arrived. I will give them a test out just to make sure they all work, then they will be heading to my store.

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Re: 16BIT ROM CART THOUGHTS

Posted: Wed Jun 19, 2019 9:15 pm
by PhilC
Got mine today, works well so far but only tried a couple of the roms.

I have noticed a significant difference in the gembench results when run off the cartridge, compared to running off of floppy.

I presume this is due to the difference in rom and ram speed on my Pak compared to the speed of the rom on the cart port?

Re: 16BIT ROM CART THOUGHTS

Posted: Wed Jun 19, 2019 9:19 pm
by exxos
PhilC wrote:
Wed Jun 19, 2019 9:15 pm
Got mine today, works well so far but only tried a couple of the roms.

I have noticed a significant difference in the gembench results when run off the cartridge, compared to running off of floppy.

I presume this is due to the difference in rom and ram speed on my Pak compared to the speed of the rom on the cart port?
It depends what the default file was on the cart... you will have to load the STFM one in both cases to compare.. It shouldn't matter speed wise if run from cart or floppy.. at least AFAIK it shouldn't..

Could well be the cart one has a STE as the default file ?

Re: 16BIT ROM CART THOUGHTS

Posted: Wed Jun 19, 2019 9:24 pm
by PhilC
I didnt compare actual percentages but the times recorded for each test. I'll post some results tomorrow if it helps?

Re: 16BIT ROM CART THOUGHTS

Posted: Wed Jun 19, 2019 9:26 pm
by exxos
PhilC wrote:
Wed Jun 19, 2019 9:24 pm
I didnt compare actual percentages but the times recorded for each test. I'll post some results tomorrow if it helps?
Yeah.. might help if you can try a stock STFM run from floppy and cart.. I only just got home, my machine is busy testing the SEC booster atm.

Re: 16BIT ROM CART THOUGHTS

Posted: Wed Jun 19, 2019 9:32 pm
by PhilC
Yeah no problem, will try tomorrow.

It might be something as simple as caches being disabled by default or something similar.

68000 will probably be fine.