Re: [stella] Qb Instruciones & gameplay comments

Subject: Re: [stella] Qb Instruciones & gameplay comments
From: "Jamie" <bknight@xxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Wed, 28 Feb 2001 17:17:12 -0500
I just returned from a local shop in Charlotte, NC.  They have a $100 setup
fee for double sided boards.  And (I'm guessing here) around $7-12 per
piece.  Hope that helps...


----- Original Message -----
From: Joe Grand <jgrand@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: <stella@xxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Wednesday, February 28, 2001 11:01 AM
Subject: Re: [stella] Qb Instruciones & gameplay comments

> At 11:50 PM 2/28/2001 +1100, you wrote:
> >I plan to officially release a cart at a classic gaming convention ;)
> >code already has a serial number capability - for the first 100 carts
only -
> >the score in demo mode starts with the cart's serial number.  The buyer's
> >name won't be there (though i considered that).  If I have any spare
> >that is what it will go towards, OK (that is, hidden/embedded in the cart
> >binary) :)  I'm still looking at options for producing cartridges - I
> >to do them myself, but may not have time/skill.
> Andrew-
> I was planning on doing the same (releasing 100 carts at that small expo
> August in Las Vegas ;) but you are way ahead of me as far as game
> Regarding making the carts, Hozer does a great job, but for myself, I was
> thinking of churning out some custom PCBs for the inside of cart cases
> (probably to fit Combats). This would make things easy, since the assembly
> would then be limited to just soldering in the EPROM (2716 2kB or 2732 4kB
> depending on your game) and the 7404 hex inverter for whatever line in the
> cart was reversed (I forget offhand, but I think it was the chip select).
> Making a custom PCB would prevent you from having to hand wire an inverter
> onto every cart, which I dread doing. I'd much rather pay a few extra
> for the PCB panel than go through manual labor.. :)
> So, I'd have the custom PCB, slap it in a Combat cart case, and do up some
> kind of nice looking label.. Shouldn't be too bad for 100 of them..
> The cost to produce a few more panels of boards shouldn't be too much. If
> you want to go in with me on them, that would be great. I haven't produced
> boards in the last year, but I am thinking it will be US $200-$300 for
> prototype board sets (e.g. no soldermask or silkscreen). If Kevin Horton
> reading, maybe he can verify the pricing for us. :) The boards will take a
> week or so to come back.
> Joe
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