What console still do not have multi cart yet?

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  1. Tricky

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    How difficult do you think it would be to create something along the lines of a Sega Saturn Everdrive?

    Between the Saturn's BIOS checking for carts before discs and the lack of any serious security for that medium, I don't think it would be too hard. Afaik, I think it's already possible with expensive dev equipment (like PSY-Q).

    Looking at a bare AR 4-in-1, the carts seem to have a fairly simplistic design to them. Parallel sets of DIPs and PEROMs seem to associate with each other and the results get forwarded to a set of multiplexers. I might be wrong on how exactly it works, but there's almost nothing to that cart aside from those three types of chips. Thanks to the minimal footprint, it looks like it would be fairly inexpensive to build one on your own.

    It would be great to see something along the lines of a '6-in-1' Cart. Adding VCD playback and an OS that can execute code from a medium like SD or CF would be amazing. Even better would be a 7-in-1 multicart (getting all of this and combining it with a Sega Netlink or even ethernet connectivity, but now we're just foraying into mad science I guess :p)

    It would give more life to the CD-ROM, spare the flimsy cart connector by not having to routinely swap out carts, breath some life into it's slow-paced homebrew scene, and probably allow for much faster load times. MP3 Playback is probably doable too. It seems like a world of endless possibility.

    (<- wants to go back to school and study computer engineering)
     
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    Yeah Sega Saturn Everdrive would be an instant buy for me. Unfortunately Krikzz already said he has no interest in CD-based consoles and i haven't heard anyone trying to accomplish this in Sega Saturn. Dreamcast gets much more attention in this area.
     
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    neo geo pocket color
    wonderswan (the wonderswan witch doens't count)
    there really isn't much that doesn't have a flash cart any more

    the atari 2600 has one that works great and works on the 7800
     
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    I've seen Wonderswan flash carts, in addition to the NGPC posted above.
     
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    There is a DMG/GBC cartridge in the works, using MicroSD. Would anyone buy one for $100?
     
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    Where can we find info about this project?
     
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    You can't, just yet. It's a project that is being built before being fully announced. Waporware sucks. Basic info is that it will be sold as a bare board that fits into a standard DMG or CGB case (cutting the end to reveal the sd card slot of course. Uses microSD, has micro usb, automatically dumps SRAM to a file on the SD card. Will probably support loading from multiple SRAM files, and aside from emulating standard MBC types, the hardware on-board will be controllable and GB programs will be able to read/write to SD if they want to. Prototypes mostly work already. Sound like it's worth $100 to anyone? :)
     
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    You made me think twice before buying 64 MB USB EMS flash card..
     
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    Maybe not, depends of the build quality and the final components used in the cart, but $100 is a bit expensive. The Everdrive for Sega Mega Drive costs less and have some advanced parts and excellent quality and includes cartridge shell and SD Card.
     
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    If it works as advertised I, for one, would buy it.
     
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    MegaED is cheaper and definitely is superior quality and support (awesome flash loading time).
     
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    http://www.flashmasta.com

    The guy who brought us the new ngpc flash cart has stated that his wonderswan flash cart project has officially started. It is a ways off but good news nonetheless.

    I think $100 is fair, I would purchase one.
     
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    Technically speaking, I don't think the Super Game Boy has a flash cart either. Not aware of any with an SGB menu interface.
     
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    Would love to see a GB/GBA flash cart, some real gems on both handhelds!!!
     

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