Multirom cart - UPDATE

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Re: Multirom cart

Post by carlsson » Mon Sep 29, 2014 10:12 pm

Ok, I didn't consider which side is up or down, and how tight the cartridge fit would be.

But in case anyone would consider making future PCBs closer to C64 dimensions, here are a few resellers with very cheap shells:

http://elektronika-sklep.pl/sklep/p3398,obudowa-z7.html
http://www.soselectronic.com/?str=371&a ... me=z7-kp38

As you can see, 3 zloty equals about 0.75 Euro which would be a good starting point if the shell somehow could be used.
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Re: Multirom cart

Post by MADrigal » Mon Sep 29, 2014 10:27 pm

Carlsson: are you sure the C64 cartridge box fits the CreatiVision slot?

If so, you could use the shells for your forthcoming Reversi game :-P
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Re: Multirom cart

Post by sprazzi » Tue Sep 30, 2014 12:18 pm

so...i had some time to compare different carts:
c64 against a creativision one = too big (just a few millimetres....)
intellivision some millimetres again too big
coleco way too big
vectrex way too big ....
atari 2600 waaay too big

creativision carts are the smallest of the lot
just a quick physical comparison nothing scientific.
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Re: Multirom cart

Post by carlsson » Tue Sep 30, 2014 10:45 pm

After a close inspection between Mouse Puzzle and Action Replay Mk 6, it seems the Creativision cartridge indeed is 63 mm wide, 17 mm deep and 78 mm tall (not that important), while the C64 cartridge is 67 mm wide, 19 mm deep and 88 mm tall. Currently I don't own any Intellivision carts, but I seem to remember they used to be much more slim than C64 cartridges. Possibly width wise the wouldn't fit in a Creativision anyway.

For refence, the Handic style shell I used with my Laser 2001 is 62 mm wide, 18 mm deep and 96 mm tall, but it is a such design that the card edge to most part is exposed and a much smaller part of the cartridge needs to go inside the connector.

So we're about 4 mm x 2 mm away from getting very cheap plastic shells.. too bad.
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Re: Multirom cart

Post by carlsson » Tue Sep 30, 2014 10:51 pm

By the way, is there a list of which pieces of software that comes with the Multirom? MADrigal's newsletter said it has different programs than the previous Multicart, are there any previously unreleased gems or a combination of the software on the Multicart, Diagnosticart and new dumps/fixed ROMs of the old games?
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Re: Multirom cart

Post by pikkey » Tue Sep 30, 2014 11:16 pm

Well, just received the packaging boxes today.

I'm close to release SW list and pictures of the whole packaging.
Just a little bit of patience. In the very next days I'll show you all the missing details.
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Re: Multirom cart

Post by MADrigal » Wed Oct 01, 2014 6:23 am

@ Carlsson

Sorry I couldnt find the time to post the full software list on the news tonight. Will add the information to the "pre-order" page soon.

Anyway, here's the list of programs. It's 31 ROMs combining Multicart and Diagnosticart, with a couple of differences:

- Deep Sea Adventure and Police Juymp are the "graphics fixed versions" by Michael Obsieger
- Police Jump "earlier release, brown Dangerous Dan" has been added


Part 1: The commercial cartridges by VTech
Air/Sea Attack
Astro Pinball
Auto Chase
Basic (1982, Release 1)
Basic (1982, Release 2)
Basic (1983, Release 3)
Basic (1983, Release 4)
Chopper Rescue
Crazy Chicky
Crazy Pucker/Moonie/Chewy
Deep Sea Adventure (fixed graphics)
Locomotive
Mouse Puzzle
Music Maker
Planet Defender (fixed graphics)
Police Jump (Release 1, earlier)
Police Jump (Release 2, later)
Soccer
Sonic Invader
Stone Age
Tank Attack
Tennis (Coca Cola/Sprite)
Tennis (Dick Smith Championship)
Tennis (Wimbledon Championship)


Part 2: The diagnostic cartridges by VTech
Diagnostic "A" - Video test
Diagnostic "B" - Keyboard test


Part 3: The homebrew software
Basic (1983, speedup hack by Barry Lee Klein)
Hapmon (by Richard Hayter)
Diagnostic Demo (by Kurt Woloch)


Part 4: The demo cartridge by VCCS
Werben Informieren (original version)
Werben Informieren (English version by MADrigal and Reini)
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Re: Multirom cart

Post by carlsson » Wed Oct 01, 2014 7:30 am

Cool, thanks!
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Re: Multirom cart

Post by Scouter3d » Wed Oct 01, 2014 8:55 am

Hi,

Just for the record - i measured the CV cartridge Slot dimensions...

it is 19mm x 63mm ...

btw: Intellivision Carts are nice 17mm high, but 68mm wide... :0(

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Re: Multirom cart

Post by pikkey » Thu Oct 02, 2014 12:35 am

Hello guys, here some details for Multirom.

Multirom price is 39 euro.

Multirom in kit (must be welding / not numbered) is 35 euro
Shipping cost for registered mail:
Italy = 6,50 euro
Europe/Mediterranean area = 9,50 euro
Usa/South America/Asia/Africa = 12 euro
Oceania = 13 euro
The package include Box, Multirom card and a simple manual (4 pages). All cards has been tested and numbered, starting from #02.
Only 22 MULTIROM are available.
Payment can be place using Paypal ("Gift", or you have to add fees) or bank money transfer.
Italian guys can use Postepay too. Please ask for preferred payment data.

Please take note, I can go to send Multirom once a week, on saturday. My real job is another one.. :)

Again, sorry for my bad english.
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