Mega Games Cartridge for the Electron MGC

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Re: Mega Games Cartridge for the Electron MGC

Post by WindleFire » Sun May 24, 2020 12:57 pm

Hi everyone

I just managed to get a plus 1 recently too and am in the market for a mega games cartridge too. So plus 1 to add to the requests. Great work keeping the scene going. Hope everyone is safe and well.

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Re: Mega Games Cartridge for the Electron MGC

Post by drfloyd » Tue Jun 16, 2020 7:15 am

I have not yet a BBC but need the MEGA GAME CARTRIDGE

Can you add me to the list ?

(The essential of the games will be compatible with the MASTER ?)

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Post by daveejhitchins » Tue Jun 16, 2020 8:27 am

drfloyd wrote:
Tue Jun 16, 2020 7:15 am
I have not yet a BBC but need the MEGA GAME CARTRIDGE

Can you add me to the list ?

(The essential of the games will be compatible with the MASTER ?)
As answered elsewhere - MGC Cartridge is Electron only . . .

Dave H :D

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Post by drfloyd » Tue Jun 16, 2020 10:19 am

yes sorry... so i do not need

sorry about that :oops:

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Post by fwibbler » Mon Jul 20, 2020 8:02 pm

Is there any progress in a BBC Master version of this?
(Also, is there any chance you can make them in a more yellowy colour to match both my machines? :lol: )
Cheers!

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Post by daveejhitchins » Tue Jul 21, 2020 7:10 am

fwibbler wrote:
Mon Jul 20, 2020 8:02 pm
Is there any progress in a BBC Master version of this?
(Also, is there any chance you can make them in a more yellowy colour to match both my machines? :lol: )
Cheers!
My project are on hold, at the moment. I'll let you know when they restart. I suppose I've made a little progress: I now have working DFS and ADFS Explorer on Catalina thanks to Jon Welch re-compiling them for 64 bit (although there are still some tweaks to make, according to Jon). This mean I can do some work outside of the workshop. Still need a working BeebEm, though!

As for the colour . . . If I can find some matching PLA . . . I've asked my supplier who responded with: Supply and demand! I suppose one option is, for those that really need it, to paint them!

Dave H :D

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Post by Elminster » Tue Jul 21, 2020 9:41 am

daveejhitchins wrote:
Tue Jul 21, 2020 7:10 am

As for the colour . . . If I can find some matching PLA . . . I've asked my supplier who responded with: Supply and demand! I suppose one option is, for those that really need it, to paint them!

Dave H :D
There must be a market for odd mottle cream colour filament that looks like it is a 30 year old Beeb .... :)

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Post by 1024MAK » Tue Jul 21, 2020 1:37 pm

Elminster wrote:
Tue Jul 21, 2020 9:41 am
daveejhitchins wrote:
Tue Jul 21, 2020 7:10 am

As for the colour . . . If I can find some matching PLA . . . I've asked my supplier who responded with: Supply and demand! I suppose one option is, for those that really need it, to paint them!

Dave H :D
There must be a market for odd mottle cream colour filament that looks like it is a 30 year old Beeb .... :)
Not convinced, sorry...

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Post by fordp » Tue Jul 21, 2020 8:47 pm

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Post by Multiwizard » Tue Jul 21, 2020 10:17 pm

Elminster wrote:
Tue Jul 21, 2020 9:41 am
There must be a market for odd mottle cream colour filament that looks like it is a 30 year old Beeb .... :)
Yep, me... :mrgreen:

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Re: Mega Games Cartridge for the Electron MGC

Post by Elminster » Wed Jul 22, 2020 1:00 am

Not mottled enough, you need to mixes all those shades like the rainbow types to get that preretrobrite colour.

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Post by daveejhitchins » Wed Jul 22, 2020 6:36 am

A bit light . . . but moving in the right direction.

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Re: Mega Games Cartridge for the Electron MGC

Post by BigEd » Wed Jul 22, 2020 9:02 am

Hang on, are we trying to print a pre-aged antique cream case, or a factory-fresh case from the 80s?

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Post by Elminster » Wed Jul 22, 2020 9:47 am

BigEd wrote:
Wed Jul 22, 2020 9:02 am
Hang on, are we trying to print a pre-aged antique cream case, or a factory-fresh case from the 80s?
The former. Well that is my interpretation anyway. Unless people have factory fresh machines at home.

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Re: Mega Games Cartridge for the Electron MGC

Post by fwibbler » Wed Jul 22, 2020 10:05 am

I was only joking with my comment about printing yellowy cartridges.
They currently come in original fresh from the 80s colour, which is fine for me.

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Post by Elminster » Wed Jul 22, 2020 1:33 pm

fwibbler wrote:
Wed Jul 22, 2020 10:05 am
I was only joking with my comment about printing yellowy cartridges.
They currently come in original fresh from the 80s colour, which is fine for me.
Oh no I just ordered 1 tonne of yellow acorn bbc colour filament #-o :^o :wink:

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Re: Mega Games Cartridge for the Electron MGC

Post by fwibbler » Wed Jul 22, 2020 2:51 pm

Oh well in that case I'll have my next one in the vomit-stain yellow colour please. :D

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Re: Mega Games Cartridge for the Electron MGC

Post by BBCmicro32k » Tue Aug 18, 2020 2:12 am

I've just managed to snag a Plus One for my neglected Electron, so I'd love a Mega Game cartridge too.

How much including postage to Perth, Western Australia?

Thanks

Steve

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Re: Mega Games Cartridge for the Electron MGC

Post by daveejhitchins » Tue Aug 18, 2020 7:02 am

BBCmicro32k wrote:
Tue Aug 18, 2020 2:12 am
I've just managed to snag a Plus One for my neglected Electron, so I'd love a Mega Game cartridge too.

How much including postage to Perth, Western Australia?

Thanks

Steve
Sorry, Steve . . . no PCBs left! I have plans for for a new version, however, there is an alternative solution* from Ramtop in the form of a cartridge with SD card. That should do you just fine.

* Go to search and use Ramtop for the "Search for author:" and tick "Topic titles only"

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Re: Mega Games Cartridge for the Electron MGC

Post by Elminster » Tue Aug 18, 2020 11:05 am

Or look on the hardware list 8 :) in link below

Although still need to search it, really need to reorganise it.

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