Re: [stella] Burning Atari 2600 Carts

Subject: Re: [stella] Burning Atari 2600 Carts
From: Matthias.Domin@xxxxxxxxxxx (Matthias Domin)
Date: Sun, 10 Mar 2002 11:24:18 +0100

Roger Williams schrieb:
> From: Chris Gurley <ocver@xxxxxxxxx>
> > I am seeking information on how to burn eproms for
> > atari 2600 development. I have found some - but very
> > little. Perhaps I am looking in the wrong place?
> This is straightforward.  Brian has already pointed you to Randy's
> site which has the usual instructions for salvaging a 2600 2K or
> 4K cart.  (Look for Pac-Man carts, they are ubiquitous and
> nobody will care if you destroy one :-)

Some weeks ago i've used a 32in1-card for this. Follow the link in 
my signature to my VCS-page. There are a lot of pictures about the
work. There's also a description how to use this PCB as
a 16gamesof4K-in-1 card.
> I will give you a piece of advice, before trying to make a distro
> cart make a "frankencart," that is a cart with a socket.  That
> way you can burn & test eproms without soldering them in.
> It's also a cool way, if you have a PROM burner but no
> supercharger or cuttle cart, of playing games you download
> as .bins on a real 2600.
> BTW the best way to get a PROM off an Atari cart circuit
> board is to snip all the pins with a sharp pair of side-cutting
> pliers, then desolder the pins one at a time.

I can second this, cutting the pins is the easiest way if you
 don't have the right tools.

Matthias Domin

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