Post by charliechaplin on Jul 28, 2017 23:08:14 GMT
you can load various CAR/ROM (cartridge images) and XEX (ML-files, also known as EXE/COM/BIN/OBJ/etc.) files with the Ult. Cart. Just download the files/images onto the PC, copy them onto the SD card (FAT16 or FAT32 formatted), when done put the SD card into the Ult. Cart. and plug the Ult. Cart into your A8. Finally switch on the A8 and you can choose which program you want to load (no need to burn or flash anything and copying files from the PC onto the SD card works fast). Alas, ATR images do not work with the Ult. Cart, but therefore XEX files and cart. images up to 1MB work fine (you can also use subdirs on the SD card, e.g. AGAMES, BGAMES, etc.; afaik DIRs are limited to approx. ?255? files for the A8)...
If you run into CAR/ROM images that do require OS-A or OS-B (old OS of Atari 400/800), simply visit Homesoft`s Atari webpage and download an XEX version of them that also work fine on XL/XE computers. I prefer CAR over ROM images, because then the Ult. Cart. (as well as the A8 emulator) already knows how to load this cart-image...
Space Harrier, Jim Slide and Atari Blast! are available as 8MBit (1MB) atarimax cart-images in CAR format and they all work fine on the Ult. Cart. The atarimax forum also has dozens of atarimax 1MBit (128KB) and 8MBit (1MB) cart-images available for download that work fine on the Ult.Cart. Most of these atarimax images contain collections with dozens of game programs on them...
Well it is good to know that the ultimate cart handles cartridge images up to 1 Megabyte I didn't realize it was capable of this, cuz I was doing research on all kinds SD card options to see which ones could handle those and course I ended up getting an Atari Max 8 megabit cartridge for space Harrier and Atari blast but had I known the ultimate SD card also work with one megabyte images like space Harrier and Atari glass I might have gone with that instead, cuz then you can hold all your games on one thing instead of having to reflash the eight megabit cart with each one megabyte game I want to play.
I've been waiting for another release of 'The Cart' because it has 128 megabytes on it, so I could pretty much save every cartridge ever made for the Atari plus the one megabyte games like space Harrier on that cartridge. But it doesn't seem to be coming out anytime soon, I've been waiting on the waiting list for over a year now and haven't heard anything back about 'The Cart', so maybe the Ultimate SD card is the way for me to go now instead.
Atari 800XL, 2x1200XL mobo, 1x1200XL computer:( W/ AtariMax 256/ 512K Rambo, AtariMax 32-in-1 OS, "Gumby" Dual Pokey stereo mod, Super video 2.1 mod, hi-speed SIO mod, full PAL conversion), AtariMax MyIDE 2, SuperSDX w/R-time 8 cart, Happy 1050 W/ 1050toPC and SIO2PC device and com ports, RIX video b.o.b, APE-LINK SIO extender, 1010 tape deck, 1020 plotter, 1030 modem, CX22 trackball, CX77 touch tablet, ST mouse, Wico Command Control and CX40 joystick w/Stikstand.,
8bitbaz: Oh, I'm sure you did, fella. It's my memory again. I d'load these menus but I don't always git chance to go through them all: I must have a bash at these Auras though as they seem to have some cracking bits n bobs onboard. Cheers Brenski & Baker.
Jan 17, 2018 0:03:57 GMT
Baker: I thought I'd posted his site somewhere before on AS, though at that time some of the Synapse area was still "under construction" and the Electronic Novels weren't there. lots of great stuff from all over the world all categorized by country and publisher
Jan 16, 2018 21:18:33 GMT
8bitbaz: Some beauties archived-away there, mate. It's like Christmas all over again!
Jan 16, 2018 20:32:09 GMT
Baker: click on games at the top, then Synapse, then electronic novels. You will still have to get the books and manuals from Atarimania where the uncracked versions are at.
Jan 16, 2018 20:08:54 GMT
8bitbaz: Cheers, Baker. I will investigate... Many thanks
Jan 16, 2018 20:07:55 GMT
8bitbaz: Yes, we seem to have hit another spell of the 'great and the good' passing-on, Brenski. That voice of Delores was indeed something else. My Cranberries faves: Zombie, Ridiculous Thoughts and Desperate Andy...can't think why
Jan 16, 2018 20:07:08 GMT
Baker: Here you go Baz, you still need two drives with both disks in on side 1, when it comes to the password from the book it just shows the hacker's name, no password needed, just continue mrbacardi.000space.com/?i=2
Jan 16, 2018 20:07:07 GMT
8bitbaz: It's not perfect, this new shoutbox, Fred, ie. the BOLD doesn't really look much bolder than normal type and it seems to be italic by default, but I do prefer it to the original, so well done, Brenski. What do other peeps think?
Jan 16, 2018 20:03:37 GMT
8bitbaz: Baker - I'm very interested in those electronic novels - please drop me the link, buddy. Tim, you sound "snowed under" with work, mate. Drop in here for some leisure time whenever you can, fella.
Jan 16, 2018 20:02:28 GMT
8bitbaz: I'm just back from driving through a blizzard in the wilds of Holderness just east of 'Ull. Rum do. Couldn't see a damn thing: white over. Mind, thawing out there now.
Jan 16, 2018 20:01:11 GMT
timothykline: Thanks, 8bitbaz! Incredibly, I'm still pulling 50-hour work-weeks, so makes it tough to participate, much less fawn over my Atari gear. So, I try to stop by for brief visits to see what I get to miss out on.
Jan 16, 2018 19:37:22 GMT
Mclaneinc: Yes, a little confusing...
Jan 16, 2018 18:35:35 GMT
Fred_M: To be honest I think the old shoutbox was much easier to read... What do the other users think?
Jan 16, 2018 18:04:30 GMT