Re: [stella] Emulator or Console?

Subject: Re: [stella] Emulator or Console?
From: "Albert Yarusso" <albert@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Fri, 14 Mar 2003 11:30:26 -0600
Hi Adam,

> That said, if someone makes a Cuttle Cart workalike, I'm *all over it*.
> Although I'd really be more interested in a 2600-on-FPGA solution that
> had an A/D converter or a serial port, and enough scratch memory that
> you'd get CC-like functionality built in.

Chad Schell is developing a new 7800 Cuttle Cart that has some very nice
features.  It will be expensive compared to the original Cuttle Cart ($200),
but I'm already in line to buy one.  You can read more about it here
straight from the horse's mouth:

> I know there's someone on the list, but I can't remember who, who makes
> PCBs that will take up to 32K ROMs.  In fact, if you're reading this,
> please get in touch with me, because I'm back off the road for a bit and
> ready to buy.  I know you sent me email a few months ago, but it's now
> backed up to offline storage because my mailbox got too large.

We now have 2600 Bankswitch PCBs from Pixels Past that will work with 8K,
16K and 32K EPROMs.  With all the PhillyClassic 4 preparations I'm involved
with, I haven't had time to add them to the store yet but that will happen
soon.  But certainly I can sell them before they're in the store.  You can
send me email if you'd like to learn more (albert@xxxxxxxxxxxx).

> I use the Pocket Programmer II from Intronics, and it's a wonderful
> tool.  About $150--which is very cheap for an EPROM burner--and burns a
> whole lot of different EPROM types.

I started with an EMP-10 from Needham Electronics, but it doesn't program
PLDs, which are necessary for the 2600 Bankswitch boards.  And unfortunately
there is no Windows software for it.  But it does burn a wide variety of
EPROMs, and the software allows you to choose different algorithms so you
can even program 2732s pretty quickly.  I recently purchased a ChipMax
programmer from EE-Tools (which will program PLDs), and it works quite well.
And has Windows software.  :)


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