Re: [stella] Homebrew cart distributors

Subject: Re: [stella] Homebrew cart distributors
From: John Redant <johnredant01@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Sun, 5 Jan 2003 21:57:02 -0800 (PST)
The way I understand it, there are two companies out
there that do. That was according to Otherwise, it's on a
homebrew/hobby level...which means if an author
releases a cart to the public, he'll probably publish
about 100 or so. Thanks to Atari Age, the author could
probably publish a lot more then that.

As for myself, I would rather make my own carts.


--- Adam Thornton <adam@xxxxxxx> wrote:
> On Sun, Jan 05, 2003 at 09:38:31AM -0800, John
> Redant wrote:
> > Making the actual PC board for the Atari games
> isn't
> > very hard to do, I would imagine. I read somewhere
> > that the required EPROM chips are relatively cheap
> and
> > getting an EPROM burner won't put a huge dent in
> your
> > long as you can find one.
> I have all of that (well, I buy the PCBs).  And I
> use gutted cartridge
> shells.  The issue is that I don't have any interest
> in actually making
> them for other people, because it takes me a long
> time and I'm not good
> at soldering the EPROM to the PCB.  (For myself, I
> have a ZIF socket I
> soldered to the PCB, so I can just swap out the
> EPROMs.)  So I was
> wondering if there was anyone that *did* make
> cartridges-on-demand
> anymore. 
> Adam
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