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Author:  vk4akp [ Thu Dec 19, 2013 5:44 pm ]
Post subject:  Cartridge Idea for the c64 / c128

Hi,

Wondering if it would be possible to combine all the following into one cartridge design.
My main reason is 1. I don't like drilling holes in my case's or modifying the guts of the machines if possible. 2. A cartridge is portable between my different machines.

Cartridge contents.
- Second SID + RCA Audio connector.
- Reset button.
- Flash memory.
- Jiffy Dos (Maybe in the flash memory) + disable toggle switch.
- REU (Up to 2MB or better).
- Faster CPU (WDC 65816) + disable switch.
- USB port for programming.

The faster CPU would require code to be written and run from the cartridge to get compatibility. But I figure if the hardware exists then maybe someone would follow on with writing the code to support it.

As far as I know there aren't any current Super CPU replacement projects on the go. Maybe this would be a good start?

There is a lot of good reading about the 65816 here.
http://supercpu.cbm8bit.com/scpu/

What do you think?
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Author:  DMackey828 [ Tue Dec 24, 2013 6:36 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Cartridge Idea for the c64 / c128

WOW Thats one tall order for a cart for sure.

Way outside of my skill level thats for sure.

Author:  RaveGuru [ Thu Jan 02, 2014 6:53 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Cartridge Idea for the c64 / c128

A new SuperCPU compatible alternative would be nice, if only to be able to buy and play Metal Dust :)

Author:  zap [ Fri Jan 10, 2014 11:21 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Cartridge Idea for the c64 / c128

Take away the Second SID + RCA Audio connector and USB port for programming.
You just discribed a excelerator project i was discussing in length with a local Commodore enthusiest that certainly has the skills too build a project. So you never know you may get part of your wish list.

Add onboard storage of files and USB transfer of files to the list below.


Cartridge contents.
- Second SID + RCA Audio connector.
- Reset button.
- Flash memory.
- Jiffy Dos (Maybe in the flash memory) + disable toggle switch.
- REU (Up to 2MB or better).
- Faster CPU (WDC 65816) + disable switch.
- USB port for programming.

Author:  vk4akp [ Sun Jan 12, 2014 4:48 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Cartridge Idea for the c64 / c128

I wonder if they would consider adding the SID socket and connector to their project then?
Shouldn't be a lot of extra work.
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