Mega Games Cartridge for the Electron MGC

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Re: Mega Games Cartridge for the Electron MGC

Post by MartinB » Sat Jul 14, 2018 11:39 am

Ok Dave, let me know when you’ve sent it in case we have problems 👍

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Re: Mega Games Cartridge for the Electron MGC

Post by MartinB » Fri Jul 20, 2018 12:54 pm

Just in case you're waiting for me again Dave, I've still not received any emails so not seen any videos? No worries if you're simply strapped for time but just thought I'd bump it.... :)

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Re: Mega Games Cartridge for the Electron MGC

Post by daveejhitchins » Sat Jul 21, 2018 6:34 am

Sorry, Martin . . . I've been over to Manchester laying laminate flooring in my eldest daughters new extension <sigh>

I need to go back, some time soon, to change a radiator in my youngest daughters utility room <bigger sigh> lol

I'll get something sent this weekend.

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Re: Mega Games Cartridge for the Electron MGC

Post by MartinB » Sat Jul 21, 2018 1:03 pm

No rush at all Dave, I have a myriad of other projects on the go so by all means take your time. I was really just checking that the video hadn’t gone missing again and that you weren’t waiting for me again 😎


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Re: Mega Games Cartridge for the Electron MGC

Post by Dethmunk » Thu Aug 16, 2018 6:56 am

Hey there. Are there still MGC's left to buy? I'd be interested in one. :D
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Re: Mega Games Cartridge for the Electron MGC

Post by daveejhitchins » Thu Aug 16, 2018 7:49 am

Dethmunk wrote:
Thu Aug 16, 2018 6:56 am
Hey there. Are there still MGC's left to buy? I'd be interested in one. :D
PM sent . . .

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Re: Mega Games Cartridge for the Electron MGC

Post by yell0w_lantern » Sun Aug 26, 2018 7:46 pm

Hello, are there any MGC's available still?

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Post by daveejhitchins » Sun Aug 26, 2018 7:54 pm

Hi, yes I have have a new batch . . . Just follow the instructions in the first post of this thread.

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Re: Mega Games Cartridge for the Electron MGC

Post by daveejhitchins » Fri Aug 31, 2018 4:31 pm

BrettRogersUK wrote:
Tue Jun 05, 2018 12:42 am
Hi there,

I'm interested in one of these. How much are they please? I take it they work on any electron with a plus one adapter or is a plus 3 needed also?

Many Thanks,

Brett Rogers
Brett . . . There's a pm waiting for you!

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Re: Mega Games Cartridge for the Electron MGC

Post by daveejhitchins » Fri Aug 31, 2018 4:33 pm

guardian1128 wrote:
Mon May 21, 2018 1:59 pm
i'm definitely interested in getting one of these games cartridges for my Electron / Plus 1 , when will they be available again and how much are they? :D
Hi . . . There's a PM waiting for you!

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Re: Mega Games Cartridge for the Electron MGC

Post by klintworth » Sat Sep 15, 2018 6:11 am

Thanks, Dave! Just arrived in Canada, this will be heading into school soon for students to experience old school computing!
Best wishes, Paul :D
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Re: Mega Games Cartridge for the Electron MGC

Post by daveejhitchins » Sat Sep 15, 2018 8:31 am

klintworth wrote:
Sat Sep 15, 2018 6:11 am
Thanks, Dave! Just arrived in Canada, this will be heading into school soon for students to experience old school computing!
Best wishes, Paul :D
Wow! . . . That was posted on the 16th July :shock: And I claimed compensation for a lost package - the tracking says it's just leaving the UK :lol: I think it reached Canada and was it given to a student to deliver, on foot =D>

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Re: Mega Games Cartridge for the Electron MGC

Post by Elminster » Sat Sep 15, 2018 9:24 am

daveejhitchins wrote:
Sat Sep 15, 2018 8:31 am
klintworth wrote:
Sat Sep 15, 2018 6:11 am
Thanks, Dave! Just arrived in Canada, this will be heading into school soon for students to experience old school computing!
Best wishes, Paul :D
Wow! . . . That was posted on the 16th July :shock: And I claimed compensation for a lost package - the tracking says it's just leaving the UK :lol: I think it reached Canada and was it given to a student to deliver, on foot =D>

Dave H :D
I think my record was a pi zero that took 3 months to reach me after being posted. The replacement arrived in days, never did get an answer to where the other one had been. Fallen down the back of the sorting machine maybe.
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Re: Mega Games Cartridge for the Electron MGC

Post by 1024MAK » Sat Sep 15, 2018 10:47 am

daveejhitchins wrote:
Sat Sep 15, 2018 8:31 am
klintworth wrote:
Sat Sep 15, 2018 6:11 am
Thanks, Dave! Just arrived in Canada, this will be heading into school soon for students to experience old school computing!
Best wishes, Paul :D
Wow! . . . That was posted on the 16th July :shock: And I claimed compensation for a lost package - the tracking says it's just leaving the UK :lol: I think it reached Canada and was it given to a student to deliver, on foot =D>

Dave H :D
A student presumably not even wearing sneakers... [that is, not this system]

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Re: Mega Games Cartridge for the Electron MGC

Post by VincentVega » Thu Oct 04, 2018 8:39 pm

Dave, do you have any cartridges available to buy? I've finally got myself a Plus 1 and it really needs a cartridge to go with it.

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Post by daveejhitchins » Thu Oct 04, 2018 10:02 pm

VincentVega wrote:
Thu Oct 04, 2018 8:39 pm
Dave, do you have any cartridges available to buy? I've finally got myself a Plus 1 and it really needs a cartridge to go with it.
Yes, lots left . . . If you go to the first post in this thread, download the spreadsheet, fill-in and return to the
Retro Hardware address.

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Re: Mega Games Cartridge for the Electron MGC

Post by VincentVega » Fri Oct 05, 2018 7:13 pm

Will do, thanks!

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Re: Mega Games Cartridge for the Electron MGC

Post by davidb » Mon May 13, 2019 12:38 am

I just thought I'd mention that I've updated the repository containing the ROM recipes to include tools to download the UEFs or SSDs needed to create ROM images and patch/convert them if necessary, before the step to generate ROMs. Most of the original UEFs are from the Stairway To Hell. Most SSDs (and a couple of DSDs) are from Every Game Going.

In principle, it should be possible to run the scripts obtained from there, using tools available from other repositories, and end up with ROMs that can be installed on the MGC. Games that only need one or two ROM slots should also work in other ROM-based add-ons.

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Re: Mega Games Cartridge for the Electron MGC

Post by retroshaun » Sat Nov 30, 2019 4:12 pm

Is this still available by any chance? How do I go about getting one?

Thanks!

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Post by 1024MAK » Sat Nov 30, 2019 4:56 pm

Best ask Dave H. (although I’m sure he will be along soon anyway :wink: )

I do know that work is progressing on a Mega Games Cartridge (MGC) MK II

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Post by daveejhitchins » Sat Nov 30, 2019 11:21 pm

retroshaun wrote:
Sat Nov 30, 2019 4:12 pm
Is this still available by any chance? How do I go about getting one?

Thanks!
I have ONE left :mrgreen:

I'll PM you - but note: you won't be able to reply just yet, however, I'll give you my eMail address . . .

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Re: Mega Games Cartridge for the Electron MGC

Post by owen2471 » Sat Jan 25, 2020 10:43 pm

Hello. Are the mega games cartridges still available ?

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Post by daveejhitchins » Wed Jan 29, 2020 7:21 am

owen2471 wrote:
Sat Jan 25, 2020 10:43 pm
Hello. Are the mega games cartridges still available ?
I still have one board left, however, someone is in the process of selecting their Games from the spreadsheet - so it's probably sold!

I do have a few of the 29F032s left so I may add a few more boards to my next JLCPCB order* - Keep your eyes on this thread!

* These boards won't have gold plated edge contacts!!

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Post by daveejhitchins » Thu Mar 19, 2020 8:49 am

I still have ONE board left . . . Any takers? Great for when you're in isolation, in these troubled times :-

Check the date of this post!

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Re: Mega Games Cartridge for the Electron MGC

Post by mark71 » Wed Mar 25, 2020 8:43 pm

Yep if you still have one left?.

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Re: Mega Games Cartridge for the Electron MGC

Post by daveejhitchins » Thu Mar 26, 2020 7:58 am

mark71 wrote:
Wed Mar 25, 2020 8:43 pm
Yep if you still have one left?.

Mark
PM sent . . .

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Edit: Now all gone!
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Re: Mega Games Cartridge for the Electron MGC

Post by SkaterMark » Mon Apr 06, 2020 8:29 pm

Will there be another batch of these mega cartridges available at some point? Or did I completely missed the boat on this?

Thanks
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Post by davidb » Mon Apr 06, 2020 10:19 pm

I think you missed the boat, though there is another boat getting ready to sail in the form of the MGC Mk II. Dave H (daveejhitchens) will be along shortly to give you details, no doubt. :D

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Re: Mega Games Cartridge for the Electron MGC

Post by daveejhitchins » Mon Apr 06, 2020 10:24 pm

SkaterMark wrote:
Mon Apr 06, 2020 8:29 pm
Will there be another batch of these mega cartridges available at some point? Or did I completely missed the boat on this?

Thanks
Mark
You've missed the first two batches, sorry. The main issue, with making more, is obtaining the 29F032. As they've become difficult to find, the price has gone through the roof. All is not lost, however! I'm on with MGC MKII - but currently it's suffering from lack of my time!

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Re: Mega Games Cartridge for the Electron MGC

Post by SkaterMark » Mon Apr 06, 2020 11:14 pm

Thanks for the update I'll keep a lookout for the next gen then :)

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