Started by Maniac, 23:33, 24 August 19
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Quote from: keith56 on 10:04, 25 August 19Seems a good idea to me... anything that reduces the cost of releasing homebrew can only help things, and with even CPC edge connectors getting rare (as well as incompatibility between CPC edge, and CPC+ centronics) this looks like a solution that could help get more games out there on physical releases at lower cost.
Quote from: Maniac on 10:17, 25 August 19Agreed. This is a great idea for physical releases of games. Cost is an important point with that and it addresses the issue of a lack of 3inch disks etc. However with a proliferation of M4 devices in particular and the XMEM that could achieve similar how does it fit for those that don't buy physical releases? Are sections of the community going to loose out of releases?
Quote from: Maniac on 23:33, 24 August 19Have to say whilst I like the concept I'm aware that Toto had come up with something similar but it didn't get produced. However in a world with both the M4 and XMEM boards how does this fit? Those can provide a facility to boot alternative start up ROMs. How does this differ and is there a market for it? Once purchased the carts would certainly be cheaper!
Quote from: Duke on 12:31, 25 August 19If it is for cheap distribution of physicla media, then I doubt it would be cheaper than distributing it on a 1GB microSD card, which is less than $2. (with M4 you could have upto 768 KB of ROM, autoboot etc).
Quote from: reidrac on 13:28, 25 August 19I think they tried to find s balance between convenience and still support physical releases. Would you buy a box with manual and stuff with a micro SD? May be if that's the only way of playing the game, but taking into account that retro aficionados usually don't respect copyright... there will be distributionNot sure what is the answer. This sounds better to me than the dandanator, as in you won't be plugin in and out stuff to your CPC directly.
Quote from: LambdaMikel on 22:30, 25 August 19Well, there are certainly commerical interests behind this project... after all, the company making and investing in game devlopment wants to make some profit. And it seems that there is some market for this business model, given they have been quite successful with the previous release of Repoker the Asses Dendanator cartridge. If it sells and people are into cartridges, why not. Not everything has to be for free.
Quote from: reidrac on 23:08, 25 August 19How many units do they need to sell of this add-on so making games for it is really worth it?
Quote from: Gryzor on 15:46, 27 August 19Seeing the photos on that page (why Spanish only, guys?!), is there a line-up to be expected upon launch?Also, what will be the cost of those cartridges?
Quote from: Gryzor on 16:10, 27 August 19Apologies - I didn't mean the pricing itself; rather, the *cost* of the cartridges, since the major point of it is cheaper physical distribution. I've learned never to ask the price if the dev is not announcing one just yet
Quote from: TotO on 16:29, 27 August 19No game saves, no extra RAM, no extra AY (while Arkos Tracker 2 exist!!!), no extra controllers plugs, no raster interrupt ...
Quote from: zhulien on 22:31, 28 October 22Does anyone know if these are standard GBA flashcarts or are they just the same formfactor?
Quote from: Cwiiis on 11:09, 30 October 22I got one and it's pretty neat, but tbh, I don't think it's the way to go at all - there's already a period-correct Amstrad cart format that's reasonably cheap to produce and doesn't require any extra hardware if you have a Plus machine or GX4000. It's also really awkward to flash the carts, requiring simultaneous connection to both the Amstrad and a PC. That said, I wish them all the success in the world, anything like this that does well will benefit the community, even if we don't all agree on the direction.
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