Subject: Re: [stella] Double-ended carts?|
From: emooney@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx (Erik Mooney)
Date: Sun, 22 Feb 1998 08:53:25 GMT
>> It would cost over twice as much if you used the same production >> techniques as the other new carts, like Okie Dokie. Why? Because you >> would have to scrap double-enders and they are worth more to most >> collectors than your average extra pac-man and berzerk. If you were to >> work out a way to use common carts and "connect" them into a double-ender, >> the price would still be slightly more than twice the price of a single >> cart. I much prefer the idea of a 4-in-1 or an 8-in-1 with a 2 or 3 >> switch dip. Over that I prefer a menu-driven cart! :) > >Yes, but if you made your own circuit boards, and molded your own carts, >you could sell two games for not much more, if any more, than a single game. >In theory, you could attach both ends to just one 8K chip to make two 4K >games. > >How much of this is practical, I don't know. That's what I was supposing originally - one board with two sets of connectors, though I was thinking of two 4k roms rather than one 8k. (would it work to connect VCC to A12 from one connector - this'll be the high 4k of the ROM - and connect GND from the other connector to A12 to make a double-ender with nothing extra but the board and an EPROM? Chris, what'd be the price increase over the boards you already said you could do?) We wouldn't scrap existing double-enders for cases, though new cases might need to be made. Looks difficult to cut a hole in the front end of a standard case for another connector. New cases do mean we don't need to use *any* parts from old carts, too (not *all* of us have fifty Combats lying around :) ) -- Archives (includes files) at http://www.biglist.com/lists/stella/archives/ Unsub & more at http://www.biglist.com/lists/stella/stella.html Don't post pirate BINs to Stellalist. Be a programmer, not a pirate. Write the best game, win framed autographs of famous Atari alumni!!