Friday, August 11, 2006

At last: LoopCart on a real Atari 2600



Finally, I have been able to run Slocum's sequencer LoopCart. On an actual 2600! This was achieved by using Richard Hutchinson's VecFlash, his VecFlash adaptor and a 32K socketed dev board for the 2600 from AtariAge.

You can see that my new(ish) TV can't pick up the Atari real well; with the older TV, though, this is not a problem at all. Not quite sure why that is... my new TV was pretty cheap.

Thanks to Richard Hutchinson for his help (of course, I had the cable in the wrong way...).

5 comments:

Enity||Lotus said...

Wouldn't you only need the devboard?

Sebastian Tomczak said...

why is that?

Lotus||Entity said...

This is probably way wrong but isn't the devboard used to make repros? So couldn't you make a standalone loopcart with just the board? Also how did you get that clear and orange synthcart?

Sebastian Tomczak said...

Hi, well I guess the way to think about it is that the devboard is really just a socket, right, and so you could of course put an eprom in it but i didn't have an eprom or an eprom burner at that stage so i used a flash cart and at any rate the flash cart is quicker to use than having to use a uv eraser :)

Lotus||Entity said...

Alright that clears it up for me. I thought you were using an Eprom. Many thanks!