Saturn multi cart

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  1. STARGONE

    STARGONE Active Member

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    i wouldn't know what to call such piece of hardware but what im trying to talk about is a cart like device that goes into the Saturn's cart slot, what what that has is 2 more slots in which you could have a ram cart and a backup cart that could be selected at the flick of a switch?

    Can these be easily made or ??
     
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    i am getting one of those, what i am asking for is this kind of thing possible
     
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    Trenton_net AKA SUPERCOM32

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    No such device exists as far as I know. You have to manually swap cards if you want to switch functionality.

    EDIT: I Should add that some Chinese RAM cards have switches on them, but that is only for 1MB <--> 4MB compatibility mode. It has nothing to do with save-game memory unfortunately.
     
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    Should be rather trivial to make such a device - one connector to the Saturn, two (or more) slots for carts, and a switch for routing the signals (you might get away with just disconnecting VCC for inactive slots instead of switching all lines). But all that just to avoid swapping a cart? I don't see much of a point. Especially since you'd still have to get up to flip the switch anyways.
     
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    its not the fact that i cant be bothered to swap the carts out. if i was able to make/ get hold of one i would like to use it for a personal project
     
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    In fact, some were made in China:
    - the 2 in 1 by forte: memory card + RAM cartridge
    - some 7 in 1 carts
    - another one with a round swith with 5 different config. one config has action replay [golden finger] + compressed AR memory + direct 4M backup memory: yes, backup memory instead of RAM extension.
    - the perfect! series
    ...

    They made a lot of different cartridges there.
     
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