Re: [stella] SuperDuperCharger interest check

Subject: Re: [stella] SuperDuperCharger interest check
From: vgs <vgstore@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Fri, 23 Feb 2001 17:26:13 -0300

Chad Schell wrote:

> At 05:06 AM 2/23/2001, you wrote:
> >At 11:48 PM 2/22/01 -0800, Chad Schell wrote:
> > >The SuperDuperCharger has come a long way since I last mentioned it on this
> > >list.  I'm currently trying to gauge interest in it becoming an actual
> > >product.  Please see my website for details.
> >
> >Assuming that I can use it without having to install a Microsoft OS on my
> >computer, I'll buy one for a hundred bucks and have no problem prepaying.
> >Sorry to hear about your dog.
> There are two software programs.  One is just a hacked version of makewav,
> and yes the C code will still be available.  So as long as you can play
> .wav files under your linux setup, you'll be mostly fine.
> The second will be a streaming .bin player that doesn't create a .wav
> file.  Right now it's just a command line, but I hope to put a GUI wrapper
> around it.  The reason this exists is because on loading of large .wav
> files, the windows .wav players are not very reliable.  They tend to have
> glitches when disk accesses occur, and this breaks the download.   The
> glitches are subtle enough that you can't hear them, but bad enough to ruin
> the rather sensitive timing of the audio download.
> So that's why I say mostly ok.  If linux has the same problem, you'll need
> to address it, or deal with some failed downloads.
> This problem drove me nuts, thinking it was a flaw in my audio
> adapter.  But I finally did two things to clear up that concern.  One, I
> burned files to a CD, and then never had a failure.  And two, I downloaded
> large images into the Actual Supercharger and had the exact same failure
> rate.  Things do work fine with the streaming .bin player though.
> >For the record, I've never gotten around to picking up a regular
> >Supercharger but I would have bought the Intellicart if I had an
> >Intellivision around.
> Well, I just got more in stock, probably the last of them, so if you'd like
> one now's a good time. And for the record they work fine under linux using
> a file converter and the cat command to send the files to the serial port.
> Chad
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> Chad Schell
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i will preorder one.

if it works as the intellicart i will order another 10!

sergio e majic

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