EverDrive Forum

General => Off Topic => Topic started by: dvd2vcd on August 16, 2012, 12:13 PM

Title: the next everdrive?
Post by: dvd2vcd on August 16, 2012, 12:13 PM
hey all, my first post, was just wondering if a jag ED cart would be possible? i know there was skunkboard...but maybe krikkz could make a similar device with a proper SD interface, i think there is a market for jaguar flashcarts and its about time someone made a flashcart for it :)
Title: Re: atari jaguar everdrive
Post by: KRIKzz on August 16, 2012, 12:20 PM
May be at someday, but currently i have no plans to make the cart for jaguar
Title: Re: atari jaguar everdrive
Post by: dvd2vcd on August 16, 2012, 12:35 PM
ok, thx krikkz, il stay tuned just incase ;) would be a interesting concept :)
Title: Re: atari jaguar everdrive
Post by: danilop2k2 on December 02, 2012, 06:11 AM
Give it a secong thought Krikzz...
We are waiting!
Title: PSX Everdrive
Post by: alimadhi on January 30, 2014, 09:42 PM
Hi Krikzz
Can you you make Everdrive for PSX (Playstation) loading ISO from SD card or HDD ?
If you see this silly question delete topic please.

thank you
Title: Re: PSX Everdrive
Post by: Retro-Nerd on January 30, 2014, 10:59 PM
There is already a project for this.

http://ps-io.com/
Title: Re: PSX Everdrive
Post by: Kerr Avon on January 30, 2014, 11:40 PM
True, and maybe the PSIO will turn out to be fantastic, but the reason we all want Everdrives (as opposed to similar devices that aren't made by Krikzz) is because with Krikzz you know you'll be getting quality - a well designed, efficient piece of hardware with easy to use software, and after sales service and possible software updates.

Many backup devices turn out to be lacking in compatibility, or features, or reliability, and with little if any after sales service and later additions to the software. Sad but true. But hopefully the PSIO will be as good as the PSX deserves, and we'll be able to play all our favourite PSX games without hassle.
Title: Re: PSX Everdrive
Post by: The_Atomik_Punk! on January 31, 2014, 02:30 AM
True, and maybe the PSIO will turn out to be fantastic, but the reason we all want Everdrives (as opposed to similar devices that aren't made by Krikzz) is because with Krikzz you know you'll be getting quality - a well designed, efficient piece of hardware with easy to use software, and after sales service and possible software updates.

Many backup devices turn out to be lacking in compatibility, or features, or reliability, and with little if any after sales service and later additions to the software. Sad but true. But hopefully the PSIO will be as good as the PSX deserves, and we'll be able to play all our favourite PSX games without hassle.

This. I'll chime in and say that I too would buy a PSX Everdrive at the drop of a hat, as well as a Sega Saturn Everdrive. I say this not to pester Krikzz (God knows he's busy enough) but rather to let him know that there is indeed a viable market for such projects should he endeavor to make them.
Title: Re: PSX Everdrive
Post by: strider1911 on January 31, 2014, 03:26 AM
CD based consoles are different because the only hold data while the cartridge based console use the cart as an extension to the motherboard (custom chips), that is why we get compatibility issues. I don't believe the makers of the PSIO will have a compatibility problem at all.

That being said, they are working on it for like forever now. I doubt Krikzz have the time to catch up on their work.

Buttom line I think we should wait until they announce the price of that thing.
Title: Re: PSX Everdrive
Post by: DBloke on January 31, 2014, 07:37 AM
PSX?

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/f/fa/Console_psx.jpg)
Title: Re: PSX Everdrive
Post by: Tricky on January 31, 2014, 09:36 AM
I wonder why Krikzz hasn't disabled regular users from making threads in the news section...
Title: Re: PSX Everdrive
Post by: butfluffy on January 31, 2014, 02:54 PM
I wonder why Krikzz hasn't disabled regular users from making threads in the news section...

yeah. when i first seen psx everdrive posted in the news section i didn't notice right away who started the thread and got exited thinking maybe krikzz had decided to make everdrive for cd based console after all, then i realised it was a question posted in the wrong section lol.
surprised krikzz has not moved this thread to the offtopic section yet. maybe he is busy doing gb/gbc things atm hehe.
Title: Re: PSX Everdrive
Post by: Chilly Willy on January 31, 2014, 10:38 PM
PSX?

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/f/fa/Console_psx.jpg)

 :)

The PSX is what EVERYBODY called the original Playstation until Sony made the PS1 and rebadged the PSX moniker for their PS2 based video system.
Title: Re: PSX Everdrive
Post by: butfluffy on February 01, 2014, 02:16 AM
too rite. i remember when we all used to call it psx before the psone was released. imagine if sony had called the third generation of sony console psone? how crazy would that have been. just goes to show what the guys at microsoft were smoking when they came up with the xbox one name... genius ain't it.
 considering we have been calling the original xbox 1 since the 360 came out makes it worse. surely those gobshites knew this and decided to mess with us. i just can't get my head around the new console being called abox one. i have renamed it in my own little mind xbox 3 for the sake of sanity.
Title: Re: PSX Everdrive
Post by: Hanafuda on February 01, 2014, 06:46 AM
I'd rather have a GBA Everdrive. But I will say this ... when/if someone ever does make a reliable, compatible SD/HDD replacement drive for the Playstation, I will buy it. There is so much stuff on the PSX I'd really love to play, but I never had the patience for it. Load times.
Title: Re: PSX Everdrive
Post by: alimadhi on February 01, 2014, 03:01 PM
because with Krikzz you know you'll be getting quality - a well designed

Yes, my dream Krikzz make EverDrive for PSX
Title: Re: PSX Everdrive
Post by: butfluffy on February 01, 2014, 03:16 PM
loading times never bothered me tbh. i still remember commodore 64 cassettes and that was bad loading times lol. for me it's about preserving the old consoles lasers. i got two functioning ps1's (an old phat and a psone) both modded and i can play everything but those lasers wont last forever.
 anyhow it seems like the psio device is coming along quite well from what i have seen so far. i would of course prefer a krikzz device for obvious reasons but the psio may do the job with no ps1 everdrive on the horizon.
Title: Re: PSX Everdrive
Post by: DBloke on February 01, 2014, 04:42 PM
PSX?

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/f/fa/Console_psx.jpg)

 :)

The PSX is what EVERYBODY called the original Playstation until Sony made the PS1 and rebadged the PSX moniker for their PS2 based video system.

Thats because nobody cares about the PSX

LONG LIVE THE TRUE PSX!!
Title: Re: PSX Everdrive
Post by: MENZO95 on February 09, 2014, 02:17 AM
http://www.retrogamenetwork.com/2013/05/20/first-look-and-demonstration-video-of-upcoming-psio-playstation-sd-flash-drive-made-public/
Title: Re: PSX Everdrive
Post by: dvd2vcd on February 10, 2014, 06:16 PM
http://www.retrogamenetwork.com/2013/05/20/first-look-and-demonstration-video-of-upcoming-psio-playstation-sd-flash-drive-made-public/
not even a basic GUI...
Title: Re: PSX Everdrive
Post by: MockyLock on February 11, 2014, 08:16 AM
Even if we got many informations, and maybe proofs of the concept, i'm still doubting about this.
There were so many forums that told it to be a fake. Yet i would be one of the first to buy this item !
Title: the next everdrive?
Post by: dvd2vcd on April 01, 2014, 12:38 PM
sega and nintendo are pretty much covered now (apart from GBA) question is which system will krikzz be interested in working on next (none sega or nintendo related) which system in your collection cries out for a everdrive? thoughts guys?... lets keep the thread to cartridge based consoles only no CD systems (saturn,PSX etc..)
Title: Re: the next everdrive?
Post by: MockyLock on April 01, 2014, 01:07 PM
I would say the Atari Lynx.
There is already a flashcard but not SD based, and it can hold only one game, pretty complicated to load though.
Title: Re: the next everdrive?
Post by: DBloke on April 01, 2014, 01:58 PM
Jaguar.

TBH almost every other console/computer has a way of playing roms/isos

Vectrex?
the 31-1 (?) has all the commercial roms and a SD based cart was out in the past, but its no more
Title: Re: the next everdrive?
Post by: sk8er000 on April 01, 2014, 03:38 PM
1)Jaguar
2)Neo Geo Pocket
3)AES
4)GBA by Krikzz
Title: Re: the next everdrive?
Post by: DBloke on April 01, 2014, 03:46 PM
1)Jaguar
2)Neo Geo Pocket
3)AES
4)GBA by Krikzz
2) already is a flash cart for it
3) Apparently its imposable to do due to chips inside
4) Pointless making one as there are already flash carts out there
Title: Re: the next everdrive?
Post by: MockyLock on April 01, 2014, 04:48 PM
AFAIK, Odyssey² (or Videopac for european) doesn't have its flashcard, we only find some mutli-games cards.
Amstard GX400 neither, nor the Hanimex 7900  :P
Title: Re: the next everdrive?
Post by: sk8er000 on April 01, 2014, 05:23 PM
1)Jaguar
2)Neo Geo Pocket
3)AES
4)GBA by Krikzz
2) already is a flash cart for it
3) Apparently its imposable to do due to chips inside
4) Pointless making one as there are already flash carts out there
Could you tell me the Name of the ngp flash cart?
I don't think that a gba ed is pointless because of the space limits and the conversion program of the ezflash
Title: Re: the next everdrive?
Post by: suiken_2mieu on April 01, 2014, 05:38 PM
1)Jaguar
2)Neo Geo Pocket
3)AES
4)GBA by Krikzz
2) already is a flash cart for it
3) Apparently its imposable to do due to chips inside
4) Pointless making one as there are already flash carts out there
Could you tell me the Name of the ngp flash cart?
I don't think that a gba ed is pointless because of the space limits and the conversion program of the ezflash
It's called the Flashmasta, it can hold up to 2 roms, so we still need a good sd based flash cart.
Title: Re: the next everdrive?
Post by: sk8er000 on April 01, 2014, 05:54 PM
It's the one i knew too, for this reason I think that will be very interesting a krikzz's one.
Also for game boy the are already other  flash carts but the everdrives are way to far better 8)
Title: Re: the next everdrive?
Post by: goombakid on April 01, 2014, 06:13 PM
Neo Geo Pocket Color
Wonderswan
Virtual Boy
GBA
7800/2600 hybrid
Title: Re: the next everdrive?
Post by: dvd2vcd on April 01, 2014, 08:02 PM
id like a 7800+2600 (2in1) also @goombakid after reading bits on atariage the new 7800 flash cart thats in development may just be for that system only, and i also would love a jaguar krikzz quality flash cart (no suprise there lol)
Title: Re: the next everdrive?
Post by: gladders on April 01, 2014, 08:07 PM
Definitely GBA. I have an EZ Flash IV but I hate it. Unstable, clunky, low storage capacity, poor compatibility and only a single saved game at a time.
Title: Re: the next everdrive?
Post by: The_Atomik_Punk! on April 01, 2014, 08:15 PM
+1 for a GBA Everdrive. Day one purchase for me.
Title: Re: the next everdrive?
Post by: reprep on April 01, 2014, 10:39 PM
Definitely GBA. I have an EZ Flash IV but I hate it. Unstable, clunky, low storage capacity, poor compatibility and only a single saved game at a time.

ez flash iv supports multiple saves, agreed with the others though.

i hope krikzz makes a gba everdrive, it is the one which has the largest user base among the ones mentioned here.
Title: Re: the next everdrive?
Post by: gladders on April 01, 2014, 11:18 PM

ez flash iv supports multiple saves, agreed with the others though.

I've been told this, and one of my mates claimed to patch my EZIV to do this, but it still doesn't work. If it's true, then the things are shoddily put together that the features are not consistent from item to item!
Title: Re: the next everdrive?
Post by: Hanafuda on April 02, 2014, 12:20 AM
Quote from: reprep


ez flash iv supports multiple saves, agreed with the others though.

i hope krikzz makes a gba everdrive, it is the one which has the largest user base among the ones mentioned here.

Agreed. Make the one that will sell like hotcakes, so you can afford to make the ones that will sell like not-so-hotcakes.


.
Title: Re: the next everdrive?
Post by: dvd2vcd on April 02, 2014, 12:21 AM
i have a EZflashIV compared to other carts it has best game compat, its a great cart apart from the miniSD 2GB limit and PC rom transfer program..
Title: Re: the next everdrive?
Post by: goombakid on April 02, 2014, 05:28 AM
id like a 7800+2600 (2in1) also @goombakid after reading bits on atariage the new 7800 flash cart thats in development may just be for that system only

I'm not sure how much technical differences are between the two consoles, but I thought it would be nice since since the 7800 already plays 2600 games no problems. Either way would be nice.

and i also would love a jaguar krikzz quality flash cart (no suprise there lol)

LOL! Absolutely no surprise there. I would like one also, but it wouldn't be high priority on my want list at this time.
Title: Re: the next everdrive?
Post by: suiken_2mieu on April 02, 2014, 10:57 AM

ez flash iv supports multiple saves, agreed with the others though.

I've been told this, and one of my mates claimed to patch my EZIV to do this, but it still doesn't work. If it's true, then the things are shoddily put together that the features are not consistent from item to item!
Mine works just fine with multiple saves. Make sure you're putting in roms using the utility as it creates a save file for each game for you. Also, when you want the save to move from the active save area to the sd card, you have to restart and let the ez flash iv write it to the sd card and not skip that step (in which it prompts you that you can skip it).

Quote from: reprep


ez flash iv supports multiple saves, agreed with the others though.

i hope krikzz makes a gba everdrive, it is the one which has the largest user base among the ones mentioned here.

Agreed. Make the one that will sell like hotcakes, so you can afford to make the ones that will sell like not-so-hotcakes.


.

Indeed. I don't particularly want a jag myself, but i also see that requested a lot, especially because there isn't really a good cart out there.
Title: Re: the next everdrive?
Post by: gladders on April 02, 2014, 01:58 PM
Quote
Mine works just fine with multiple saves. Make sure you're putting in roms using the utility as it creates a save file for each game for you. Also, when you want the save to move from the active save area to the sd card, you have to restart and let the ez flash iv write it to the sd card and not skip that step (in which it prompts you that you can skip it).

Yeah, I've done all that, run it through the utility and moved the SAVER file into the SD card. I let it save each time too. Still no joy.
Title: Re: the next everdrive?
Post by: brainmegaphone on April 03, 2014, 05:34 AM
It almost seems wrong to ask for more...
Title: Re: the next everdrive?
Post by: dvd2vcd on April 03, 2014, 07:47 PM
It almost seems wrong to ask for more...
more sega or ninty yes....theres other systems besides these tho
Title: Re: the next everdrive?
Post by: Kerr Avon on April 03, 2014, 10:37 PM
It almost seems wrong to ask for more...

I know. I only have the Everdrive 64 (the N64 is the only Everdrive-related console I have at the moment) and the Everdrive still impresses me with how well it works. It really is fantastic  :) :) :)
Title: Re: the next everdrive?
Post by: kmksoulja on April 03, 2014, 10:58 PM
GBA
Title: Re: the next everdrive?
Post by: KalessinDB on April 04, 2014, 03:23 AM
It almost seems wrong to ask for more...
more sega or ninty yes....theres other systems besides these tho
Well he's covered the cart-based Sega consoles now.  There's 2 cart-based Nintendo consoles left:  GBA and VB.  And while there's flash carts available for each of those, neither of them are to Everdrive standards.  I own the VB one and would happily update to an Everdrive one.
Title: Re: the next everdrive?
Post by: goombakid on April 04, 2014, 04:53 AM
I'd like to see a Saturn ST-Key/1-4 MB RAM/Memory cart.
Title: Re: the next everdrive?
Post by: brainmegaphone on April 04, 2014, 06:23 AM
Regarding Virtual Boy...

Seems like an awful lot of work for one of the poorest selling consoles of all time with only a handful of games... 
Title: Re: the next everdrive?
Post by: goombakid on April 04, 2014, 07:44 AM
Regarding Virtual Boy...

Seems like an awful lot of work for one of the poorest selling consoles of all time with only a handful of games...

Seriously, let's not start this again.
Title: Re: the next everdrive?
Post by: dvd2vcd on April 04, 2014, 10:16 AM
Regarding Virtual Boy...

Seems like an awful lot of work for one of the poorest selling consoles of all time with only a handful of games...

Seriously, let's not start this again.
if this thread gets covered with troll shit please feel free to delete @goombakid lol
Title: Re: the next everdrive?
Post by: MockyLock on April 04, 2014, 11:24 AM
And if there won't be any other Everdrive ?
I mean, Krikzz has done so much, and with the support of all these items (including new versions of existing verdrives), we could understand that he won't create more.
Title: Re: the next everdrive?
Post by: adimifus on April 04, 2014, 12:00 PM
Honestly couldn't ask for more. It's amazing to me how many he's made, and how well they all work. I think a Jaguar Everdrive would be awesome, seeing how a lot of similar products have basically ended up being vaporware (like the JagCF, which looks amazing...). GBA would be cool, too, although I don't have a problem using my DS for that purpose (loading GBA games from the DS flash cart to the GBA flash/RAM expansion cart). No matter what, though, it's awesome what he's done already. How many others have contributed even a fraction of what Krikzz has in this regard?

While not an Everdrive, and a bit off topic, it would be really cool to see someone make a true 1/4MB RAM cart + backup cart + (maybe?) flash ROM cart (for games like KOF95, if those ROMs are even dumped) for the Sega Saturn. One that would act like the official backup cart, where you can save directly to it, while at the same time not having to worry about the battery dying. I know there's the Action Replay thing, but from what I understand, you can only transfer saves to and from the internal memory, instead of being able to save directly in-game.
Title: Re: the next everdrive?
Post by: dvd2vcd on April 04, 2014, 12:33 PM
im hoping krikzz agrees to work on a jaguar everdrive, he said maybe, and theres full documentation inc pcb layout downloadable for the skunkboard available which he can use for reference, im sure krikzz could easily knock a breadboard/prototype up in a few weeks, if i was as clever as him i would certainly give it a try :)
Title: Re: the next everdrive?
Post by: Kerr Avon on April 04, 2014, 03:30 PM
And if there won't be any other Everdrive ?
I mean, Krikzz has done so much, and with the support of all these items (including new versions of existing verdrives), we could understand that he won't create more.

True, but I think Krikzz enjoys making Everdrives, from the initial investigation into how a console accesses it's original cartridges, all the way through to seeing his working Everdrive being used and enjoyed by gamers all across the world.
Title: Re: the next everdrive?
Post by: MockyLock on April 04, 2014, 04:25 PM
for sure, but with all the everdrives he created, he has now a lot of work for support and improvement.
More work, less time to investigate other systems.
But, hey, i'm the first one who ask for more systems covered by Krikzz !!
Title: Re: the next everdrive?
Post by: goombakid on April 05, 2014, 08:11 AM
If he wants a real challenge, the next one would be O.D.E (Optical Drive Emulation).
Title: Re: the next everdrive?
Post by: MockyLock on April 05, 2014, 09:03 AM
If he wants a real challenge, the next one would be O.D.E (Optical Drive Emulation).
This is exactly what i was thinking (i didn't mention it because that was one of the terms of this topic, and because the only purpose of this topic was to promote the Jaguar ED - pretty obvious since it's one of the last common cartridge system not covered by Krikzz).
but IMO the next level for Krikzz wouild be the ODE.
As you could see, the preorder for the Dreamcast ODE closed in 1 day ; a lot of people look after the PSIO, and i'm sure an ODE for Saturn will sell like hotcakes.
There's already people working on other systems like 3DO FZ (USB host), and maybe some would appeciate for CDi.
And maybe an ODE for the NeoGeo CD would be possible ?
Title: Re: the next everdrive?
Post by: goombakid on April 05, 2014, 11:06 AM
TBH, KRIKzz should just finish up the Nintendo line for cartridge based systems. Although I do have an SD based GBA flashcard (old school Supercard), I'd love to see a EDGBA. And yes, I'm all in for a EDVB.
Title: Re: the next everdrive?
Post by: Johnny23b on April 05, 2014, 11:20 AM
I would also like to see an Everdrive for Gameboy Advance, because there is no Flashcard that supports all games and with a Limit of space (2GB)

I hope he will do it!
Title: Re: the next everdrive?
Post by: MockyLock on April 05, 2014, 12:00 PM
TBH, KRIKzz should just finish up the Nintendo line for cartridge based systems. Although I do have an SD based GBA flashcard (old school Supercard), I'd love to see a EDGBA. And yes, I'm all in for a EDVB.
Do yo have a Flashboy ?
Title: Re: the next everdrive?
Post by: goombakid on April 05, 2014, 06:21 PM
Do yo have a Flashboy ?

I've been contemplating getting one. But like my Doctor GB, I don't like the idea of limited storage space and the need to pad the smaller games to flash properly. I may just break down and eventually get it, though.
Title: Re: the next everdrive?
Post by: MockyLock on April 05, 2014, 06:44 PM
Since Flashboy+ can save your game, it's a good piece of hardware.
Title: Re: the next everdrive?
Post by: goombakid on April 05, 2014, 10:55 PM
Since Flashboy+ can save your game, it's a good piece of hardware.
Yeah, but the reflashing from the computer instead of having all the games on one SD card though. That's the turnoff for me.
Title: Re: the next everdrive?
Post by: MockyLock on April 06, 2014, 12:46 AM
I understand.
I bought them anyway, we could see that skunkboard became kinda holygrail.
And for now we don't know if anyone else wil work on it.
Title: Re: the next everdrive?
Post by: dvd2vcd on April 07, 2014, 12:42 AM
If he wants a real challenge, the next one would be O.D.E (Optical Drive Emulation).
but IMO the next level for Krikzz wouild be the ODE.
krikzz has already said hes not interested in CD systems, i wouldnt be suprised if he released a EDGGv2 or turboEDv2 or masterEDv2 lol
Title: Re: PSX Everdrive
Post by: jacksprat1990 on April 08, 2014, 05:26 PM
http://www.retrogamenetwork.com/2013/05/20/first-look-and-demonstration-video-of-upcoming-psio-playstation-sd-flash-drive-made-public/
not even a basic GUI...

Not even the final product...
Title: Re: the next everdrive?
Post by: Johnny23b on April 08, 2014, 05:50 PM
What Everdrives do you own @DVD2VCD?
How many games of Atari Jaguar do you own and how many of them are worth it buying the console?

Title: Re: the next everdrive?
Post by: The_Atomik_Punk! on April 08, 2014, 08:59 PM
If he wants a real challenge, the next one would be O.D.E (Optical Drive Emulation).
but IMO the next level for Krikzz wouild be the ODE.
krikzz has already said hes not interested in CD systems, i wouldnt be suprised if he released a EDGGv2 or turboEDv2 or masterEDv2 lol

Krikzz may not be interested in making Everdrives for disc-based systems because he may not personally enjoy those consoles- but that would be an extremely short-sighted business decision, and I've never for the life of me understood why he says this.

I could make a strong argument that from an economic feasibility standpoint/ market demand, there would be just as much (if not more) consumer desire for Everdrives for the Sega Saturn, Dreamcast, and particularly the PSX than for all existing Everdrives. I'm aware that some of these systems already have solutions in the works, but I feel that Krikzz has established himself as the premier flash cart designer in terms of both quality and customer service, and is recognized as such by the community.

Here's a guys who has recently developed a solution for the Dreamcast's failure-prone GD Drive: http://www.sega-16.com/forum/showthread.php?27421-The-end-of-CD-GD-ROMs-Drives-of-past-CD-consoles-Behold-the-SD-Serial-Board (http://www.sega-16.com/forum/showthread.php?27421-The-end-of-CD-GD-ROMs-Drives-of-past-CD-consoles-Behold-the-SD-Serial-Board)

In my opinion, I see the clear opportunity for Krikzz to become a Flash cart conglomerate if he were to develop in particular a PSX Everdrive. I think everyone is also aware of the PSX solution currently in development, but the quality/progress being made on it leaves much to be desired.  Just look at the sales of the Playstation from that generation alone, it's immense popularity is without question, and still persists to this day. I guarantee it would be his #1 selling Everdrive by a large margin.

I feel it may be time for Krikzz to expand his operation and acquire business partners/investors, because the consumer demand is clearly there for disc based Everdrives. I say this not to be presumptuous towards Krikzz- I feel that we as consumers have to express our clear opinions as to what we would buy in order to assist Krikzz in assessing market demand.

I've seen some individuals on here incessantly advocate the making of a Jaguar Everdrive. Now, if you personally enjoy that system, that's awesome. I've never played one (much less seen one), which is the situation of the VAST majority of potential retro-gaming flash cart consumers. The problem is this loud advocacy can distort (at least on this board) the perception of what would be the most successful next Everdrive. As a business owner who has to make product viability decisions on a daily basis, I would never invest in making a product that has such a small consumer market.

Before I get negged to Hades by DVD2VCD, understand that I'm in no way attacking your opinion or personal preferences. If anything, your passionate championing of the Atari Jaguar has lead me to look into the system as a whole where I otherwise wouldn't have. I'm merely attempting to frame certain salient practical economic observations that can assist Krikzz in making the most successful next Everdrive possible.  We need to keep in my that Krikzz deserves to make a damn good living here- his products are phenomenal without equal. He can't cater to each of our personal wishlists, he needs to focus on products with mass-market appeal. Make no mistake, the better the sales of the Everdrives Krikzz releases, the more benefits we'll get as the consumer.
Title: Re: the next everdrive?
Post by: brainmegaphone on April 08, 2014, 09:09 PM
I think Atomik Punk's comments on the market / business are all valid...  however I've always had the view that Krikzz does this as his passion not as his job/way to live.  I'll admit that I know nothing about him personally to confirm this...  but if commercial was 100% his goal I think he would have already started to operate differently in a variety of ways...  Namely I think he could charge more whereas he has focused on keeping prices down and maintaining cheaper versions of hardware to have lower price points...

In any event - he has given us the opportunity to keep retro gaming alive and if he doesn't produce another product for a different system I think the community still holds him in legendary status for a long time!

Title: Re: the next everdrive?
Post by: dvd2vcd on April 08, 2014, 11:22 PM
@The_Atomik_Punk! wow...that was a long but interesting read, and yes il be the first to admit that atari jaguar has a small following of enthusiasts, its not a great system like sega megadrive or the super nintendo however im confident if there ever was a jaguar everdrive it will sell just as good as the turbo ED in my opinion as the pc engine/turbo gfx is also a ill fated system like the jaguar both got crushed by the sega and ninty console war back in the day, if it happens it happens... also i have monitored ebay these past few years in regards to the jaguar skunkboard and it sells at such a high price and that can only mean one thing... :)
Title: Re: the next everdrive?
Post by: nuu on April 08, 2014, 11:41 PM
PC Engine wasn't an ill fated system. It was a big success and a serious threat to the Famicom in Japan. It could even compete in the 16-bit era for a while, even though it was really a system from the 8-bit era.
Title: Re: the next everdrive?
Post by: dvd2vcd on April 08, 2014, 11:54 PM
PC Engine wasn't an ill fated system. It was a big success and a serious threat to the Famicom in Japan. It could even compete in the 16-bit era for a while, even though it was really a system from the 8-bit era.
a threat to ninty? i highly doubt that lol was it a success in europe and usa?...nope , i dont even remember turbo gfx having a uk release il put it another way and say the uk/usa turbo gfx is a ill fated system.
Title: Re: the next everdrive?
Post by: nuu on April 09, 2014, 12:08 AM
Believe it or not but it was a big success. If we can trust Wikipedia it even outsold the Famicom in Japan soon after the release.

il put it another way and say the uk/usa turbo gfx is a ill fated system.
That's correct. One reason I think is because they didn't pick many good games to release in US/Europe.
Title: Re: the next everdrive?
Post by: fiatbravodriver on April 12, 2014, 01:06 PM
I vote for the GBA too.
Title: Re: the next everdrive?
Post by: relo999 on April 12, 2014, 04:28 PM
I would say CD attachments, as they are a bit of a hybrid often between being an cartridge and actual CD units. And seeing as those systems are becoming expensive as hell and often fault prone due to the aging lasers, I'd like to see those.

Also maybe a C64 everdrive, videopac or even 7800/2600 cart.

A wonderswan (color) everdrive would also be great.

Title: Re: the next everdrive?
Post by: KalessinDB on April 13, 2014, 01:15 PM
C64 has several SD-based options... http://store.go4retro.com/uiec-sd/ and http://www.sd2iec.co.uk/id6.html and http://www.1541ultimate.net/content/index.php all show up from a quick google search (I've heard good reviews of the latter one there)

7800 is under development by Batari and if the Harmony cart for 2600 is any indication, the Concerto for 7800 will be fantastic.

There's rumor of a WSC drive under development at http://www.flashmasta.com (same people that do the NGPC cart), but it'll probably be one-at-a-time like their NGPC one, so that would be good to get the Everdrive treatment.  Eventually.  I personally think he should finish off Nintendo with GBA and VB first, but that's just one man's opinion.

Edit: Didn't address the Videopac/Odyssey2 -- I know of no flash carts for that, SD-based or otherwise.  However, that's of an age where there weren't that many games, nor is there an active homebrew community, thus the Multicarts (which ARE still relatively easy to acquire) do a decent enough job, but I'd buy a true flashcart for it happily.  Until then, Multicarts will have to suffice for Videopac, Channel F, Arcadia 2001, etc
Title: Re: the next everdrive?
Post by: Dr.wario on April 13, 2014, 09:34 PM
My top 5 for the near future

1) a well earned Vacation for Krikzz
2) NEO GEO AES (just do it) do brazil/South Korea some favour
3) GBA
4) DVD2VCD stops pm'in me about his decisions
5) Whatever Krikzz wants to do for Us
Title: Re: the next everdrive?
Post by: KRIKzz on April 13, 2014, 11:53 PM
I thinking about the game for retro systems, genesis first of all, but good game is the task for team, not for single person. May be i will try to find some people when situation in my country will be stable.
Also i have plans to released flash kit for genesis in nearest future, it is cheap single game rewritable carts + flasher/dumper. This thing can be used for repros making, or publishing of homebrew in small runs, also it can be used for cart dumping. May be i will make flash kits for other popular systems also
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BlIT5ZeCQAAjv8o.jpg:large)
Title: Re: the next everdrive?
Post by: DBloke on April 14, 2014, 12:18 AM
Only downside I see with that is it could start a new trend in bootlegs, well pending on price
Title: Re: the next everdrive?
Post by: relo999 on April 14, 2014, 02:04 AM
That is awesome, as a game design student I'd love to see a dev kit go with it similar to the one of Batari. (seeing as my assembly is non existant but I do have some skill in *dated* BASIC)
Title: Re: the next everdrive?
Post by: MasterOfPuppets on April 14, 2014, 02:41 AM
Only downside I see with that is it could start a new trend in bootlegs, well pending on price

That's only a minor problem, as you can ask to have pictures of the board.
Title: Re: the next everdrive?
Post by: dvd2vcd on April 14, 2014, 08:58 PM
Only downside I see with that is it could start a new trend in bootlegs, well pending on price
aarrggghhhhhhhh!!!! not more sega stuff!!!!!!!! ebay will be flooded with repros :(
Title: Re: the next everdrive?
Post by: Johnny23b on April 14, 2014, 11:29 PM
no more Everdrive for Gameboy Advance?  :-[
Please think about making one before the other things.
Title: Re: the next everdrive?
Post by: dvd2vcd on April 15, 2014, 12:07 AM
no more Everdrive for Gameboy Advance?  :-[
Please think about making one before the other things.
agreed, GBA would be a big seller regardless to supercard or ezflash
Title: Re: the next everdrive?
Post by: KRIKzz on April 15, 2014, 12:27 AM
I have no plans to work over gba
Title: Re: the next everdrive?
Post by: NeoXbit on April 15, 2014, 02:48 AM
Definitely a Jaguar Everdrive would be awesome!
Title: Re: the next everdrive?
Post by: reprep on April 15, 2014, 02:59 AM
I have no plans to work over gba

that is very sad to hear.
Title: Re: the next everdrive?
Post by: suiken_2mieu on April 15, 2014, 03:07 AM
I have no plans to work over gba

that is very sad to hear.
T_T I'm adding my tears to this as well. Maybe someone will come up with something better than the options we have.
Title: Re: the next everdrive?
Post by: dvd2vcd on April 15, 2014, 05:49 AM
I have no plans to work over gba
still thinking about a possible jaguar everdrive? or is it not worth it mate? :) i will even offer shipping my jaguar system to you for testing :)
Title: Re: the next everdrive?
Post by: goombakid on April 15, 2014, 05:55 AM
I have no plans to work over gba

You also said that about a GB/GBC one when I asked about making a TED.  LOL! ;)

Title: Re: the next everdrive?
Post by: brainmegaphone on April 15, 2014, 07:03 AM
dvd2vcd - there is a fine line between persistent and annoying...
Title: R: Re: the next everdrive?
Post by: sk8er000 on April 15, 2014, 11:03 AM
I have no plans to work over gba
That's sad to hear that, but I will buy every ed krikzz will release
Title: Re: the next everdrive?
Post by: Dr.wario on April 15, 2014, 01:15 PM
Give krikzz a Break, Please

He Has done so Much
Title: Re: the next everdrive?
Post by: KRIKzz on April 15, 2014, 01:38 PM
I have no plans to work over gba
still thinking about a possible jaguar everdrive? or is it not worth it mate? :) i will even offer shipping my jaguar system to you for testing :)

may be, may be, but i would not expect it in nearest future.
Title: Re: the next everdrive?
Post by: DBloke on April 15, 2014, 01:51 PM
NeoGeo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Or Jag
Title: R: Re: the next everdrive?
Post by: sk8er000 on April 15, 2014, 03:33 PM
NeoGeo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Or Jag
You said that was impossibile for the aes and useless for the pocket because there is already a cart (not good enough from my point of view)
Have you changed idea?
Title: Re: the next everdrive?
Post by: DBloke on April 15, 2014, 03:50 PM
Years ago who would of thought that Everdrives where possible?

It is possible, its just costs
http://www.assemblergames.com/forums/archive/index.php/t-34465.html

Title: R: Re: the next everdrive?
Post by: sk8er000 on April 15, 2014, 04:02 PM
Years ago who would of thought that Everdrives where possible?

It is possible, its just costs
http://www.assemblergames.com/forums/archive/index.php/t-34465.html

I don't say that is impossible (I don't have skills), I've only reminded you what you wrote to me when I said that an aes ed, a ngp ed or a GBA ed would be very cool :);)
Title: Re: the next everdrive?
Post by: KRIKzz on April 15, 2014, 04:22 PM
aes probably possible, but huge R&D cost + huge components cost + very small market = damn expensive toy
Title: Re: the next everdrive?
Post by: DBloke on April 15, 2014, 09:09 PM
So are we talking $1000s?

Or you could just make a cheap MVS to AES adaptor and get a 161-1

One was recently Indiegoed (urgh)
https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/fusion-neogeo-mvs-to-aes-converter
E64 each + about £80 for a 161-1

If only they made the them for the AES
Title: Re: the next everdrive?
Post by: KRIKzz on April 15, 2014, 11:35 PM
Probably not so expensive, may be around 500usd (very approximate).
Adapter is not a problem, i think.
Title: Re: the next everdrive?
Post by: Hanafuda on April 16, 2014, 12:21 AM
I have no plans to work over gba


(http://i.minus.com/ibbaRRaKnKXTRp.gif)
Title: Re: the next everdrive?
Post by: dvd2vcd on April 16, 2014, 06:19 AM
I have no plans to work over gba


(http://i.minus.com/ibbaRRaKnKXTRp.gif)
haha!!
Title: Re: the next everdrive?
Post by: KalessinDB on April 16, 2014, 09:11 AM
So are we talking $1000s?

Or you could just make a cheap MVS to AES adaptor and get a 161-1

One was recently Indiegoed (urgh)
https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/fusion-neogeo-mvs-to-aes-converter
E64 each + about £80 for a 161-1

If only they made the them for the AES
That adapter... was kinda a sham.  I pledged for one, and 2 months after it was supposed to have been delivered not only do I not have it, but have gotten complete radio silence, no tracking number, no explanations, no nothing.  And he even specifically asked for you to contact him if you didn't have it by the end of February.  I'm not the only one, either.  Judging from the Neo-Geo.com forums, about a half dozen people have actually received their packages and another half dozen or so have gotten refunds, and NO ONE has heard from Furrtek unless they've tracked him down on IRC.
Title: Re: the next everdrive?
Post by: KalessinDB on April 16, 2014, 09:14 AM
Probably not so expensive, may be around 500usd (very approximate).
Adapter is not a problem, i think.
Have you MET Neo Geo collectors?  You produce an Everdrive for $500ish, they will sell.  AES games often top $500ish.  And while there are MVS multi-carts and adapters, a: None of the adapters are perfect, b: You're making a large system even larger (and more wobbly), c: None of the multi-carts have every game, and d: Even the games the multi-carts have are sometimes buggy.

I guarantee you, $500ish they would sell.  I mean, obviously not as many as $250ish SD2SNES or $200ish MegaED or any of the ones for more popular systems overall... but in the world of Neo Geo collecting, $500 is not a terrifying number by any means.

I for one would buy one.  But then, I for one would buy any cart you make (and have, except for the times when one cart supercedes another like Mega ED vs ED MD)
Title: Re: the next everdrive?
Post by: goombakid on April 16, 2014, 09:55 AM
Have you MET Neo Geo collectors?  You produce an Everdrive for $500ish, they will sell.  AES games often top $500ish.  And while there are MVS multi-carts and adapters, a: None of the adapters are perfect, b: You're making a large system even larger (and more wobbly), c: None of the multi-carts have every game, and d: Even the games the multi-carts have are sometimes buggy.

I guarantee you, $500ish they would sell.  I mean, obviously not as many as $250ish SD2SNES or $200ish MegaED or any of the ones for more popular systems overall... but in the world of Neo Geo collecting, $500 is not a terrifying number by any means.

I for one would buy one.  But then, I for one would buy any cart you make (and have, except for the times when one cart supercedes another like Mega ED vs ED MD)

I would invest in one as well (an MVS version), provided that there were premade, non-sac'd shells made available. The NG community frowns upon cart sacrificing unless the cart itself it known to be dead.
Title: Re: the next everdrive?
Post by: wilykat on April 16, 2014, 12:04 PM
I'm not sure how much technical differences are between the two consoles, but I thought it would be nice since since the 7800 already plays 2600 games no problems. Either way would be nice.

The 8 extra pins in the cart slot which toggles between 7800 and 2600 mode and provide more address for 7800 CPU to control, it is basically 2 systems in one with shared controller, RF modulator, and cart slot.

While I'd love K to make more Everdrive, there's little reason to compete with existing flash carts.  Virtualboy still has Flashboy, Harmony already exists for 2600 and there is 7800 version soon, etc.

Atari Lynx would be nice. GBA (that works with large ROM), Intellivision (Cuttle cart long OOP), and Jaguar would also be nice.
Title: Re: the next everdrive?
Post by: goombakid on April 16, 2014, 07:05 PM
Virtualboy still has Flashboy,

Here's the thing that I'm personally not liking about the Flashboy +, albeit that it's a great flashcard in itself. I don't like the fact that there is limited space on that card (AFAIK, only 2 games can be flashed on that at any given time). This is similar to the argument that I brought up regarding PC Engine/TG16 flashcards with the TED.

At this point, though, other than the GBA, KRIKzz has covered more of the popular consoles (NES, Genesis, etc.) If he was to release another ED, then it's gonna be a console that has a cult following (Neo Geo, Virtual Boy, Jaguar, Wonderswan, etc.)

The reason we all love the Everdrive series of flashcards is because of the ability to put the entire library of the console onto an SD card and not worry about walking back and fourth to the computer to flash a new game that we want to play every single time. At least, that why I love the ED series.
Title: Re: the next everdrive?
Post by: suiken_2mieu on April 16, 2014, 10:59 PM
Virtualboy still has Flashboy,

Here's the thing that I'm personally not liking about the Flashboy +, albeit that it's a great flashcard in itself. I don't like the fact that there is limited space on that card (AFAIK, only 2 games can be flashed on that at any given time). This is similar to the argument that I brought up regarding PC Engine/TG16 flashcards with the TED.

At this point, though, other than the GBA, KRIKzz has covered more of the popular consoles (NES, Genesis, etc.) If he was to release another ED, then it's gonna be a console that has a cult following (Neo Geo, Virtual Boy, Jaguar, Wonderswan, etc.)

The reason we all love the Everdrive series of flashcards is because of the ability to put the entire library of the console onto an SD card and not worry about walking back and fourth to the computer to flash a new game that we want to play every single time. At least, that why I love the ED series.
You hit the nail on the head. This is exactly why I prefer Krikzz's work over everyone elses.

EDIT: And also why I haven't bought any carts not SD based. The FlashMasta for NGP is a joke to me because of it's 2 game limit and they want $150 for the thing. If it was an SD solution, I'd have no problem buying it. :P
Title: Re: the next everdrive?
Post by: DBloke on April 16, 2014, 11:51 PM
Theres only 2 games worth playing on the virtual boy anyway
Title: Re: the next everdrive?
Post by: RetroRepair on April 17, 2014, 12:37 AM
aes probably possible, but huge R&D cost + huge components cost + very small market = damn expensive toy

I'd buy one 8)
Title: Re: the next everdrive?
Post by: goombakid on April 17, 2014, 07:28 AM
Theres only 2 games worth playing on the virtual boy anyway

Probably the 2 I already own. :P

Homebrew for it has been kinda active. http://pdroms.de/news/virtualboy/

I would totally understand if KRIKzz just wants to stop making new EDs and just work on improving the OS on the ones we got. I'd be OK with that.
Title: Re: the next everdrive?
Post by: Dr.wario on April 17, 2014, 01:11 PM
Theres only 2 games worth playing on the virtual boy anyway

Probably the 2 I already own. :P

Homebrew for it has been kinda active. http://pdroms.de/news/virtualboy/

I would totally understand if KRIKzz just wants to stop making new EDs and just work on improving the OS on the ones we got. I'd be OK with that.

after the neogeo everdrive :p
I'm already saving 500$ for that since I read it here  :o
Title: Re: the next everdrive?
Post by: MockyLock on April 17, 2014, 02:07 PM
I'm waiting for the Amstrad GX4000 Everdrive Krikzz would release soon.
Title: Re: the next everdrive?
Post by: DBloke on April 17, 2014, 02:16 PM
I'm waiting for the Amstrad GX4000 Everdrive Krikzz would release soon.

That has even less of a user base than the Virtual Boy
Title: Re: the next everdrive?
Post by: relo999 on April 18, 2014, 11:24 AM
AES would be interesting (and would give me an opportunity to buy in AES in the first place).

Maybe Krikzz could have a "R&D collection bin" (which could be refunded, as discount, maybe when/if such flashcart is made) on its site to fund and poll interest in it. Of course with a disclaimer that there is a possibility of no return. This would decrease the stress on research cost somewhat while also have a poll to gauge interest.
Title: Re: the next everdrive?
Post by: MockyLock on April 18, 2014, 12:05 PM
I'm waiting for the Amstrad GX4000 Everdrive Krikzz would release soon.

That has even less of a user base than the Virtual Boy

My post was for joking...


@relo999
Some kind of crowdfunding ? nice idea.
Title: Re: the next everdrive?
Post by: DBloke on April 18, 2014, 12:32 PM
I'm waiting for the Amstrad GX4000 Everdrive Krikzz would release soon.

That has even less of a user base than the Virtual Boy

My post was for joking...


@relo999
Some kind of crowdfunding ? nice idea.

As was I........................
But unlike the Virtual Boy GX4000 games are bloody expensive
Title: Re: the next everdrive?
Post by: relo999 on April 18, 2014, 12:59 PM
@relo999
Some kind of crowdfunding ? nice idea.
Yea, to me it seems that such Neo Geo is quite often asked by different people. But the main point against is expensive as hell to make/sell and a small market, which this would decrease some of those worries to some extend.

Basicly it's putting your money where your mouth is. (this of course could also be done for other everdrives that are commonly asked and Krikzz is willing to make/research)
Title: Re: the next everdrive?
Post by: MockyLock on April 18, 2014, 02:34 PM
I'm waiting for the Amstrad GX4000 Everdrive Krikzz would release soon.

That has even less of a user base than the Virtual Boy

My post was for joking...


@relo999
Some kind of crowdfunding ? nice idea.

As was I........................
But unlike the Virtual Boy GX4000 games are bloody expensive

So much ? I didn't pay attention enough to notice.
Some game for VirtualBoy are expensive too.
Coming back to GX4000... Did you play some games? I've never seen so awful games. Everything in this system is weirdo. Its design, its connectivity (it's amazing the number of plug you can find on a single machine :)
For those you would like to discover a little this masterpiece of hardware, try to play Barbarian II.
Title: Re: the next everdrive?
Post by: DBloke on April 18, 2014, 03:01 PM
^I own a game.com and a almost complete collection of game on it.

I know what shit is

Had a go on a GX4000 a few times. (even the computerised version, yes they made a computer version of something that was a console version of a computer)
Nothing wowed me on it.

Most games for it are £40+

I was going to get one for my games nights, but lack of games that grab me puts me off
Title: Re: the next everdrive?
Post by: robneal81 on April 18, 2014, 03:10 PM
I like the idea of crowdfunding: Kickstarter, indigogo, etc.  Krikzz, do you think this is something you'd consider?  It would certainly answer the question of "How many people will buy this?"
Title: Re: the next everdrive?
Post by: Kyle on April 18, 2014, 03:38 PM
I like the idea of crowdfunding: Kickstarter, indigogo, etc.  Krikzz, do you think this is something you'd consider?  It would certainly answer the question of "How many people will buy this?"
It could definitely help to settle the Neo-Geo debate (assuming KRIKzz even wants to mess with it).
Title: Re: the next everdrive?
Post by: DBloke on April 18, 2014, 04:32 PM
I like the idea of crowdfunding: Kickstarter, indigogo, etc.  Krikzz, do you think this is something you'd consider?  It would certainly answer the question of "How many people will buy this?"

Problem there is there would only be one price point worth while and that would be the full cost one.

OR...............
Take preorders till it gets to a decent number then start production

Title: Re: the next everdrive?
Post by: brainmegaphone on April 18, 2014, 08:48 PM
AES would be interesting (and would give me an opportunity to buy in AES in the first place).

Maybe Krikzz could have a "R&D collection bin" (which could be refunded, as discount, maybe when/if such flashcart is made) on its site to fund and poll interest in it. Of course with a disclaimer that there is a possibility of no return. This would decrease the stress on research cost somewhat while also have a poll to gauge interest.

I have no dog in this fight because NG doesn't interest me...  And this idea seems good on its face...  but in the end if I was Krikzz I wouldn't want to listen to angry spoiled fan boy types that didn't read the fine print complain for all eternity if the R&D wasn't fast, successful and flawless.  Too much stress/pressure over the half dozen people that might ruin it for the rest of the people who have understanding and patience.

It is also worth pointing out that there are legal and accounting considerations that real businesses have to address when using a kick starter like venture.  No one really worries about those consequences until something bad has already occurred.

Personally, I'd never want to owe anyone anything and continue development at my own pace reserving the right to dump a project for any number of reasons.
Title: Re: the next everdrive?
Post by: MockyLock on April 18, 2014, 08:54 PM
AES would be interesting (and would give me an opportunity to buy in AES in the first place).

Maybe Krikzz could have a "R&D collection bin" (which could be refunded, as discount, maybe when/if such flashcart is made) on its site to fund and poll interest in it. Of course with a disclaimer that there is a possibility of no return. This would decrease the stress on research cost somewhat while also have a poll to gauge interest.

I have no dog in this fight because NG doesn't interest me...  And this idea seems good on its face...  but in the end if I was Krikzz I wouldn't want to listen to angry spoiled fan boy types that didn't read the fine print complain for all eternity if the R&D wasn't fast, successful and flawless.  Too much stress/pressure over the half dozen people that might ruin it for the rest of the people who have understanding and patience.

It is also worth pointing out that there are legal and accounting considerations that real businesses have to address when using a kick starter like venture.  No one really worries about those consequences until something bad has already occurred.

Personally, I'd never want to owe anyone anything and continue development at my own pace reserving the right to dump a project for any number of reasons.
You're quite right, there is already people complaining just because they didn't receive an answer to their mail in the couple of days..
Title: Re: the next everdrive?
Post by: KalessinDB on April 19, 2014, 12:04 AM
ATTENTION: dvd2vcd

Skunkboards in production

http://atariage.com/forums/topic/223026-skunkboard-production-batch-declare-list/
Title: Re: the next everdrive?
Post by: goombakid on April 19, 2014, 12:07 AM
You're quite right, there is already people complaining just because they didn't receive an answer to their mail in the couple of days..

Only one person, really.
Title: Re: the next everdrive?
Post by: dvd2vcd on April 19, 2014, 12:10 AM
igor is obviously sega focused at this moment in time especially with the recently announced devkit :) which is kinda awesome tbh, just found out a run of jag skunkboards are in production, with 200+ units already sold!
Title: Re: the next everdrive?
Post by: brainmegaphone on April 19, 2014, 02:25 AM
You're quite right, there is already people complaining just because they didn't receive an answer to their mail in the couple of days..

Only one person, really.

One thing I've learned in life...  One annoying person can sound like 100 satisfied customers...  Just enough to piss you off and say "why am I doing this?"
Title: Re: the next everdrive?
Post by: Usg2014 on April 19, 2014, 02:27 AM
igor is obviously sega focused at this moment in time especially with the recently announced devkit :) which is kinda awesome tbh, just found out a run of jag skunkboards are in production, with 200+ units already sold!

Do you own a skunk board? 
Title: Re: the next everdrive?
Post by: dvd2vcd on April 19, 2014, 05:39 AM
igor is obviously sega focused at this moment in time especially with the recently announced devkit :) which is kinda awesome tbh, just found out a run of jag skunkboards are in production, with 200+ units already sold!

Do you own a skunk board?
i soon will do
Title: Re: the next everdrive?
Post by: MockyLock on April 19, 2014, 09:13 PM
I thought that you had some already !
Title: Re: the next everdrive?
Post by: dvd2vcd on April 19, 2014, 09:48 PM
I thought that you had some already !
Na, i worded interest on AA earlier today, hopefully i should bag one ;) i noticed you did also mockylock :p
Title: Re: the next everdrive?
Post by: MockyLock on April 19, 2014, 09:50 PM
yeah, it's really really sad we got this news so late :/
Thanks  KalessinDB by the way :)
Title: Re: the next everdrive?
Post by: dvd2vcd on April 19, 2014, 09:55 PM
yeah, it's really really sad we got this news so late :/
Thanks  KalessinDDB by the way :)
Yes deffo thanks to kalessinDDB For the heads up, its only a few weeks into production so im quite confident we aint missed out, cant believe all the interest about the skunk board tho.. The guy is gonna make a nice few quid on them
Title: Re: the next everdrive?
Post by: MockyLock on April 19, 2014, 10:02 PM
I wrote to the Flashmasta guy too but he never answered me :/ I hope he's not out of business.
Title: Re: the next everdrive?
Post by: robneal81 on April 19, 2014, 10:12 PM
Just an FYI, the Skunkboard is a pain.  I've used one before and in order to load games, it has to be in the jaguar with the jag powered on...and plugged into your computer at the same time.  Then, you run a command line tool to copy one or two roms to the skunkboard.  Also, it doesn't support saving games at all. 

It worked perfectly for me otherwise, but I just wanted to mention those shortcomings.  If you're okay with that, you'll love the Skunkboard...but don't expect something Krikzz-quality where you just dump some roms on an SD card and start playing.

I'm not trying to rain on anyone's parade, but I'd have been pissed if I bought one and found that out afterwards.  Just wanted to pass on the info...
Title: Re: the next everdrive?
Post by: dvd2vcd on April 19, 2014, 10:26 PM
At the moment im happy for anything, jag cannot be emulated and im happy for the new run of skunk boards, its shame krikzz couldnt make one soon as there is clearly alot of interest for it
Title: Re: the next everdrive?
Post by: robneal81 on April 19, 2014, 10:26 PM
This might be unrealistic, but I'd love to see Krikzz design something that plugs into the Genesis' expansion port and plays Sega CD games.  Something small and unobtrusive that barely sticks out the side of the Genesis (or maybe it could fit inside).  It would require an Everdrive MD to launch the Sega CD BIOS (probably a hacked BIOS to be compatible with the device), but then it would just read SCD images off the SD card, possibly emulating the CDROM drive with an FPGA.  It would require an in-game menu option so you can switch discs for multi-disc games, which might mean a Mega Everdrive would be required. 

This would solve so many issues, from long load times, to saving (saving games with the on-board SCD RAM is much easier then using a RAM cart).  Also, it would completely remove the need for an actual Sega CD unit...which would be nice, since they're expensive and not very reliable.

I wonder if that would be a big seller?

(http://i.imgur.com/qc2JwGY.jpg)
Title: Re: the next everdrive?
Post by: dvd2vcd on April 19, 2014, 10:46 PM
Sega cd iso support would b awesome :)
Title: Re: the next everdrive?
Post by: DBloke on April 20, 2014, 12:31 AM
You all do know that the Mega CD has no copy protection

Ok some games are a git to burn, but with the Mega CDs rather "urgh" library and no homebrew makes it rather silly.

Maybe a Disc drive replacement, like with the 3DO and Dreamcast
Title: Re: the next everdrive?
Post by: relo999 on April 20, 2014, 11:31 AM
You all do know that the Mega CD has no copy protection

Ok some games are a git to burn, but with the Mega CDs rather "urgh" library and no homebrew makes it rather silly.

Maybe a Disc drive replacement, like with the 3DO and Dreamcast

Those disc drive replacements already exist, apart from that Krikzz said he had no interest in that.

Personally I far rather see a CD attachment replacement for the PC engine, seeing as you have to almost give up your first born to get a functioning on and it does have some good games. But a Mega CD replacement would also be nice.
Title: Re: the next everdrive?
Post by: lord_raymon on April 20, 2014, 12:49 PM
I hope Krikzz rethink the idea of ​​developing ODEs for old consoles. The parts which are today in China are of very poor quality (lenses, etc..). ;D
Title: Re: the next everdrive?
Post by: wilykat on April 20, 2014, 12:54 PM
What about C65??? I need a whatchamacallit for storing the entire cart version of games for C65 and C64 library. Those made for C64 doesn't work for C65 roms
Title: Re: the next everdrive?
Post by: Missingno255 on April 20, 2014, 12:58 PM
I'm hoping that he develops one for GBA, consider most flash carts for it are cheap chinese garbage that'll break day after you buy it (Not really, but you know what I mean.) Although I think the reason he's not going to make an Everdrive for GBA is the size of the cart. I'm assuming it's useless to try and cram all that hardware on to a REALLY tiny GBA cartridge PCB.
Title: Re: the next everdrive?
Post by: relo999 on April 20, 2014, 02:04 PM
I'm hoping that he develops one for GBA, consider most flash carts for it are cheap chinese garbage that'll break day after you buy it (Not really, but you know what I mean.) Although I think the reason he's not going to make an Everdrive for GBA is the size of the cart. I'm assuming it's useless to try and cram all that hardware on to a REALLY tiny GBA cartridge PCB.
Or maybe because there is already one on the market granted only 1 game of 128MB can save (everything under it saves normally then again, not a whole lot of games are that big).
Title: Re: the next everdrive?
Post by: Missingno255 on April 20, 2014, 11:02 PM
I'm hoping that he develops one for GBA, consider most flash carts for it are cheap chinese garbage that'll break day after you buy it (Not really, but you know what I mean.) Although I think the reason he's not going to make an Everdrive for GBA is the size of the cart. I'm assuming it's useless to try and cram all that hardware on to a REALLY tiny GBA cartridge PCB.
Or maybe because there is already one on the market granted only 1 game of 128MB can save (everything under it saves normally then again, not a whole lot of games are that big).
Exactly my point. Cheap and horribly made carts that are too complicated to use.
Title: Re: the next everdrive?
Post by: relo999 on April 20, 2014, 11:35 PM
I'm hoping that he develops one for GBA, consider most flash carts for it are cheap chinese garbage that'll break day after you buy it (Not really, but you know what I mean.) Although I think the reason he's not going to make an Everdrive for GBA is the size of the cart. I'm assuming it's useless to try and cram all that hardware on to a REALLY tiny GBA cartridge PCB.
Or maybe because there is already one on the market granted only 1 game of 128MB can save (everything under it saves normally then again, not a whole lot of games are that big).
Exactly my point. Cheap and horribly made carts that are too complicated to use.
Have you used the EZ-Flash IV? The only thing it could improve on is having more than one save file for 128+ MB games (which is earthbound games and pokemon mysterious dungeon only I believe), but it also has a shell comparable to a official GBA cart and a price point of only 35 euro.

I doubt that a whole lot of people would trade a EZ-Flash IV for an everdrive advanced or that Krikzz can do it for a similar price point. Granted the only place you can still get them from a store is in Spain (which doesn't ship to the US).
Title: Re: the next everdrive?
Post by: justinwebb on April 21, 2014, 03:01 AM
lol you can find lots of places still selling the Ez flash IV
http://www.realhotstuff2.com/EZ-Flash-iV_p_76.html

took all of 2 seconds to find and is based in NJ
Title: Re: the next everdrive?
Post by: KalessinDB on April 21, 2014, 09:33 AM
I seriously didn't realize EZ-Flash IV's were still being made, thanks for that.  I know the original RHS was a great site, hopefully this one is the same people, not just piggybacking off the known name.
Title: Re: the next everdrive?
Post by: dvd2vcd on April 21, 2014, 10:32 AM
thats really funny...EZflash complicated to use? LOL you have to put SD card in PC to transfer roms to it anyway even with krikzz products, ok EZflash aint drag n drop but the program you use for it is EASY 2 use no complicaton what so ever...

EZflash can be found at aliexpress ;)
Title: R: Re: the next everdrive?
Post by: sk8er000 on April 21, 2014, 11:41 AM
thats really funny...EZflash complicated to use? LOL you have to put SD card in PC to transfer roms to it anyway even with krikzz products, ok EZflash aint drag n drop but the program you use for it is EASY 2 use no complicaton what so ever...

EZflash can be found at aliexpress ;)
I think that the main problem of the ez flash is the storage limitation..I don't need to have the whole library in one cartrige but I'id like to have at least all the games that I like.
A GBA ED with no storage limitations would be perfect for my needs! :)
Title: Re: the next everdrive?
Post by: goombakid on April 21, 2014, 11:46 AM
I still use my Supercard SD. Works just fine. Gotta go through the same crap as the EZ, though.
Title: Re: R: Re: the next everdrive?
Post by: suiken_2mieu on April 21, 2014, 06:27 PM
thats really funny...EZflash complicated to use? LOL you have to put SD card in PC to transfer roms to it anyway even with krikzz products, ok EZflash aint drag n drop but the program you use for it is EASY 2 use no complicaton what so ever...

EZflash can be found at aliexpress ;)
I think that the main problem of the ez flash is the storage limitation..I don't need to have the whole library in one cartrige but I'id like to have at least all the games that I like.
A GBA ED with no storage limitations would be perfect for my needs! :)

If I could put a 32GB SD in my EZFlashIV, I'd be gravy. As it stands though, if there's a gba flash cart with really good compatibility and bigger then 2GB storage, I'm buying it.
Title: R: Re: R: Re: the next everdrive?
Post by: sk8er000 on April 21, 2014, 06:31 PM
thats really funny...EZflash complicated to use? LOL you have to put SD card in PC to transfer roms to it anyway even with krikzz products, ok EZflash aint drag n drop but the program you use for it is EASY 2 use no complicaton what so ever...

EZflash can be found at aliexpress ;)
I think that the main problem of the ez flash is the storage limitation..I don't need to have the whole library in one cartrige but I'id like to have at least all the games that I like.
A GBA ED with no storage limitations would be perfect for my needs! :)

If I could put a 32GB SD in my EZFlashIV, I'd be gravy. As it stands though, if there's a gba flash cart with really good compatibility and bigger then 2GB storage, I'm buying it.
I'll buy at least one for every GBA I own :)
Title: Re: the next everdrive?
Post by: gladders on April 21, 2014, 10:05 PM

Those disc drive replacements already exist, apart from that Krikzz said he had no interest in that.

There's a replacement for the Sega Mega CD? As in, a device that plugs in to the Mega Drive and emulates the CD drive in every way? Where can I find such a thing?
Title: Re: R: Re: the next everdrive?
Post by: dvd2vcd on April 22, 2014, 12:04 AM
thats really funny...EZflash complicated to use? LOL you have to put SD card in PC to transfer roms to it anyway even with krikzz products, ok EZflash aint drag n drop but the program you use for it is EASY 2 use no complicaton what so ever...

EZflash can be found at aliexpress ;)
I think that the main problem of the ez flash is the storage limitation..I don't need to have the whole library in one cartrige but I'id like to have at least all the games that I like.
A GBA ED with no storage limitations would be perfect for my needs! :)

If I could put a 32GB SD in my EZFlashIV, I'd be gravy. As it stands though, if there's a gba flash cart with really good compatibility and bigger then 2GB storage, I'm buying it.
yup :( 2GB limit sucks i totally agree
Title: Re: the next everdrive?
Post by: relo999 on April 22, 2014, 01:16 AM

Those disc drive replacements already exist, apart from that Krikzz said he had no interest in that.

There's a replacement for the Sega Mega CD? As in, a device that plugs in to the Mega Drive and emulates the CD drive in every way? Where can I find such a thing?
I was talking about CD drive replacements for Dreamcast and 3do. CD attachment replacement don't exist I think
Title: Re: R: Re: the next everdrive?
Post by: Jaffa on April 22, 2014, 06:45 AM


yup :( 2GB limit sucks i totally agree

EZFlashIV supports some 4Gb MiniSD cards. I know because I use that. 4Gb is quite plenty of space..
Title: Re: the next everdrive?
Post by: reprep on April 22, 2014, 06:54 AM
no offence, but there isn't enough playable games on gba to fill 2 gb. it is just an OCD to want all games in one sd card.
Title: Re: the next everdrive?
Post by: KalessinDB on April 22, 2014, 10:34 AM

Those disc drive replacements already exist, apart from that Krikzz said he had no interest in that.

There's a replacement for the Sega Mega CD? As in, a device that plugs in to the Mega Drive and emulates the CD drive in every way? Where can I find such a thing?

MegaCD/Sega CD, negative.  3DO and DC have full optical drive replacements.  In theory there's a second DC one in the works, as well as a PSX one.  Plus obviously the ODEs for modern systems --  Wii, 360, etc.  I know of nothing for Mega CD, Saturn, CDi, TurboCD, or JaguarCD.  Nor for PS2/oXbox, but those can be HDD-loaded so kinda a moot point.
Title: Re: R: Re: the next everdrive?
Post by: dvd2vcd on April 22, 2014, 02:15 PM


yup :( 2GB limit sucks i totally agree

EZFlashIV supports some 4Gb MiniSD cards. I know because I use that. 4Gb is quite plenty of space..
never been able to find a 4GB miniSD card cheap, its the type thats not SDHC which works, what brand do you use? and how much did it cost?
Title: Re: R: Re: the next everdrive?
Post by: Jaffa on April 22, 2014, 04:16 PM


yup :( 2GB limit sucks i totally agree

EZFlashIV supports some 4Gb MiniSD cards. I know because I use that. 4Gb is quite plenty of space..
never been able to find a 4GB miniSD card cheap, its the type thats not SDHC which works, what brand do you use? and how much did it cost?

Yeah it is very important that the card is non-SDHC version. If it is SDHC, the card is not working with EZFlash IV. The card I use is Topram 4Gb non-SDHC version. Can't remember the price or where I ordered that card, but you have to be patient, if you want to find that card. It is very old card and there is many fake Topram cards on ebay and everywhere. These fake cards don't work if they are SDHC..

My Topram 4GB non-SDHC card looks like this picture: http://www.hiwtc.com/photo/products/34/00/86/8687.jpg

I hope you can find it!!

Title: Re: the next everdrive?
Post by: brainmegaphone on April 22, 2014, 08:22 PM
I believe this is it... 

(Removing link to avoid confusion)

I would caution that I didn't buy this one I'm merely saying it appears to be the one referenced above.  $13.55 American isn't too bad...
Title: Re: the next everdrive?
Post by: Jaffa on April 22, 2014, 08:59 PM
I believe this is it... 

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=9SIA12K0EZ8257


I would caution that I didn't buy this one I'm merely saying it appears to be the one referenced above.  $13.55 American isn't too bad...

Heh, I think its hard to put that SD card to EZFLash IV... ;)
It needs to be MiniSD, not regular one..
Title: Re: the next everdrive?
Post by: reprep on April 22, 2014, 09:14 PM
never buy a so called non-sdhc mini sd card from ebay. it won't work.

if someone finds a reliable source for topram mini sd 4 gb non-sdhc card, please share with us.
Title: Re: the next everdrive?
Post by: brainmegaphone on April 22, 2014, 11:27 PM
I believe this is it... 




I would caution that I didn't buy this one I'm merely saying it appears to be the one referenced above.  $13.55 American isn't too bad...

Heh, I think its hard to put that SD card to EZFLash IV... ;)
It needs to be MiniSD, not regular one..

Apologies I mistook the lock switch for a release of the mini card.  I edited my prior post so people do not use that in error...
Title: Re: the next everdrive?
Post by: Jaffa on April 23, 2014, 12:14 AM
Ok I checked my emails and I found the store where I bought the card. It was on the year 2011 and the shop was www.shopxtreme.com

But it seems that there is not www.shopxtreme.com not anymore... And if looking their twitter pages, the last messages are written on the year 2011. But I am sure that there is plenty of these card used everywhere... But it would be extreme hard to find these cards..

I remember when I looked these cards, I bought two crappy fake cards on ebay and then I found shopxtreme site. It took me almost 1 month to find that card.

EDIT: Hmm. maybe that site is under construction only... Thumbs up they still have these cards  ;)

EDIT2: another interesting thread about Non-SDHC cards brands... http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=297324
Title: Re: the next everdrive?
Post by: suiken_2mieu on April 25, 2014, 05:49 AM
no offence, but there isn't enough playable games on gba to fill 2 gb. it is just an OCD to want all games in one sd card.
What do you mean by "playable"? If you mean "worth playing" that really depends on the person. The way I use my flash carts, I want to be able to put all the official releases and the hacks and translations on there. I can tell you how many times I have watched classic game room and thought, "that's a cool game" and then went immediately to the living room and pulled up the game.
Title: Re: the next everdrive?
Post by: DBloke on April 25, 2014, 06:22 AM
no offence, but there isn't enough playable games on gba to fill 2 gb. it is just an OCD to want all games in one sd card.
What do you mean by "playable"? If you mean "worth playing" that really depends on the person. The way I use my flash carts, I want to be able to put all the official releases and the hacks and translations on there. I can tell you how many times I have watched classic game room and thought, "that's a cool game" and then went immediately to the living room and pulled up the game.

Theres GameSpam on every games machine
Title: Re: the next everdrive?
Post by: reprep on April 25, 2014, 06:57 AM
no offence, but there isn't enough playable games on gba to fill 2 gb. it is just an OCD to want all games in one sd card.
What do you mean by "playable"? If you mean "worth playing" that really depends on the person. The way I use my flash carts, I want to be able to put all the official releases and the hacks and translations on there. I can tell you how many times I have watched classic game room and thought, "that's a cool game" and then went immediately to the living room and pulled up the game.

yeah i meant worth playing. i too want to put all released stuff to a card, but i accept it is some kinde of OCD.
Title: Re: the next everdrive?
Post by: Troyus on April 27, 2014, 07:55 PM
aes probably possible, but huge R&D cost + huge components cost + very small market = damn expensive toy
BTW in case you have not seen this link:  http://www.analogueinteractive.com/
Since AES games are so expensive this mob sells wooden, crafted CMVS systems. A console, 1 joystick and some leads comes to $900 USD. And he cant keep up with demand (3 month back orders).
He cant build flash carts like you so he builds the consoles to use the cheap games. Neo geo fans have got cash lying around..
Title: Re: the next everdrive?
Post by: goombakid on April 27, 2014, 08:03 PM
There's also THIS (http://arcadeworks.net/omega-entertainment-machine.html) option for CMVS consoles.
Title: Re: the next everdrive?
Post by: Troyus on April 27, 2014, 09:00 PM
There's also THIS (http://arcadeworks.net/omega-entertainment-machine.html) option for CMVS consoles.
And once again, all sold out.
Title: Re: the next everdrive?
Post by: fabio_rosendo on April 30, 2014, 02:08 AM
The Next Everdrive who i'm looking for, is for my Neo Geo AES.
Many peoples say that is impossible to make an Everdrive for him.
.
The Neo Geo library isn't too big, is about 150 games.
An AES Multi-Cart with 150 in 1 games will be great too.
.
But i only found MVS Multi-Cart (Arcade Version), but he needs that expensive AES adaptor.
Is there an AES Multi-Cart available in somewhere ????
.
I hope KRIKzz can make an Everdrive AES or an AES Multi-Cart.
Title: Re: the next everdrive?
Post by: DBloke on April 30, 2014, 02:42 AM
The Next Everdrive who i'm looking for, is for my Neo Geo AES.
Many peoples say that is impossible to make an Everdrive for him.
.
The Neo Geo library isn't too big, is about 150 games.
An AES Multi-Cart with 150 in 1 games will be great too.
.
But i only found MVS Multi-Cart (Arcade Version), but he needs that expensive AES adaptor.
Is there an AES Multi-Cart available in somewhere ????
.
I hope KRIKzz can make an Everdrive AES or an AES Multi-Cart.

Was questioned about earilyer.

Apparently it would cost upwards of $500
Title: Re: the next everdrive?
Post by: Greg2600 on April 30, 2014, 03:28 AM
I would definitely buy a Lynx everdrive, probably GBA as well even though I have the EZ Flash IV. 
Title: Re: the next everdrive?
Post by: fabio_rosendo on April 30, 2014, 03:41 AM
The Next Everdrive who i'm looking for, is for my Neo Geo AES.
Many peoples say that is impossible to make an Everdrive for him.
.
The Neo Geo library isn't too big, is about 150 games.
An AES Multi-Cart with 150 in 1 games will be great too.
.
But i only found MVS Multi-Cart (Arcade Version), but he needs that expensive AES adaptor.
Is there an AES Multi-Cart available in somewhere ????
.
I hope KRIKzz can make an Everdrive AES or an AES Multi-Cart.

Was questioned about earilyer.

Apparently it would cost upwards of $500
.
I found the AES Multicart in NeoStore, they released 1 month ago:  :D
http://www.neostore.com/Multigame-161-in-1-English-AES-p/1339.htm
.
The price is high, $675.00, but is better than buy that crap mvs to aes convertor.
Title: Re: the next everdrive?
Post by: phoenixdownita on April 30, 2014, 05:38 AM
<BeerInducedRant>
I have one of these: https://www.ic2005.com/shop/product.php?productid=135&cat=11&page=1
at 239US$ + 89US$ for http://www.hollandcomputers.com/store/pc/161-in-1-NeoGeo-Multigame-Cartridge-Multicart-Horizontal-Display-p6430.htm I doubt you can get that much better.

Granted a few games have weird sound and initially insane difficulty, likely hell level+++ and then same more pain added.
Also have a Uni 3.2 fitted in my AES so switching to console mode kind of helps with both, although MVS resets the sound chip on its own [BIOS driven] while AES requires the game code to do it ... so take my findings with a grain of salt, but it kind of works.

At 675 vs 328 (plus 30Euro of Unibios, I installed my own so bear with me and http://unibios.free.fr totally worth it) I think I will use the 300+ US$ left for a lot of very nice beer .... well maybe not so nice but some nonetheless.

I bought my Magic Key directly from Razoola (Unibios author) for 250US$ shipped, he may still have some for around the same price (EUR to USD conversion notwithstanding), so support your developers always (did I mention http://unibios.free.fr totally worth it .... oh yeah I did, must be the "not so good" beer, well just go for it), ask him.

I have not seen this 675US$ AES jewel 161-in-1 at play but I don't dislike my choice and I feel 300US$ or more happier (did I mention that with that kind of money you can have a NeoGeoCD, well I have one and I can enjoy the rest of the missing games from that 161-in-1 that still load kind of fast on CD, like Magician Lord or NAM1975, forget fighters, loading is agony ..... but now I'm just boasting ... shame on me, I'm just full of it ... yeah, my eyes are brown so I'm actually full of it).

Peace and beer out, I'm just "enjoying" a 10 degree alcohol vol beer that's killing me, it does not taste good but it gets the job done, seriously.

Rant apart I'd really like to see a Neo EverDrive even if it only works on top of a Magic Key or other  MVS kind of adapter, at least Krikzz will save on the emulation of some MVS chips.

And finally, if you have never played an MVS/AES you owe it to yourself to just do it .... it's awesome, I only wish more non SNK developer would have developed for it!!!!

</BeerInducedRant>
Title: Re: the next everdrive?
Post by: TeamShake on May 02, 2014, 09:51 AM
Sega Saturn would be an awesome Everdrive.  I know Krikzz likes Sega, but does not want to do cd rom replacements.  Someone in China appears to be making one that plugs into the cart slot:

http://translate.google.com/translate?hl=en&sl=auto&tl=en&u=http%3A%2F%2Ftieba.baidu.com%2Fp%2F2857536502
http://translate.google.com/translate?hl=en&sl=auto&tl=en&u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.sarooo.com%2F&sandbox=1

non translated links in case those dont work:
http://tieba.baidu.com/p/2857536502
http://www.sarooo.com/
Title: Re: the next everdrive?
Post by: dvd2vcd on May 02, 2014, 10:10 AM
Sega Saturn would be an awesome Everdrive.  I know Krikzz likes Sega, but does not want to do cd rom replacements.  Someone in China appears to be making one that plugs into the cart slot:

http://translate.google.com/translate?hl=en&sl=auto&tl=en&u=http%3A%2F%2Ftieba.baidu.com%2Fp%2F2857536502
http://translate.google.com/translate?hl=en&sl=auto&tl=en&u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.sarooo.com%2F&sandbox=1

non translated links in case those dont work:
http://tieba.baidu.com/p/2857536502
http://www.sarooo.com/
interested :)
Title: R: Re: the next everdrive?
Post by: sk8er000 on May 02, 2014, 11:50 AM
Sega Saturn would be an awesome Everdrive.  I know Krikzz likes Sega, but does not want to do cd rom replacements.  Someone in China appears to be making one that plugs into the cart slot:

http://translate.google.com/translate?hl=en&sl=auto&tl=en&u=http%3A%2F%2Ftieba.baidu.com%2Fp%2F2857536502
http://translate.google.com/translate?hl=en&sl=auto&tl=en&u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.sarooo.com%2F&sandbox=1

non translated links in case those dont work:
http://tieba.baidu.com/p/2857536502
http://www.sarooo.com/
Very very very interesting! I hope to see some news soon.
Even normal modchips are becoming pretty rare for the saturn!
Title: Re: the next everdrive?
Post by: DAVIDXGAMES on May 12, 2014, 05:50 AM
Please EverDrive GBA, Mexico country would be quoted, I would buy 50 pieces, :) to get started.
Title: Re: the next everdrive?
Post by: Johnny23b on May 12, 2014, 10:40 AM
I am also for Gameboy Advance Everdrive GBA Everdrive!! Please create one Krikzz!!
Title: Re: the next everdrive?
Post by: Dr.wario on May 13, 2014, 09:27 PM
NOE GEO AES it is then :-)

lucky me
Title: Re: the next everdrive?
Post by: RetroRepair on May 14, 2014, 01:56 PM
NOE GEO AES it is then :-)

lucky me

 8)
Title: Re: the next everdrive?
Post by: Dr.wario on May 22, 2014, 01:18 PM
Why is this topic in not on top?
and the GBA everdrive is ...

People need to understand that Krikzz said nooooooooo  ;D

Someone need to start a new poll
Title: Re: the next everdrive?
Post by: mattmayatt on May 29, 2014, 04:21 PM
I would love a Jag flash cart but I'm not sure its even possible otherwise somebody would have made one by now.
There are loads of hardcore Atari gamers that would by one in an instant , so lots of money to be made.
Title: Re: the next everdrive?
Post by: brainmegaphone on May 29, 2014, 07:56 PM
I would love a Jag flash cart but I'm not sure its even possible otherwise somebody would have made one by now.
There are loads of hardcore Atari gamers that would by one in an instant , so lots of money to be made.

I think everyone and their mother have commented on various less successful systems' potential for flash carts in one post or another...  and various impassioned arguments have resulted -- and in typical message board form none of the arguments have persuaded either side... 

But in the end - looking at it strictly as a numbers game (which has its faults since I really don't think Krikzz is doing this for cash) - Wikipedia says Jag sold fewer than 250,000 consoles.  Nintendo Gameboy (color and others) sold 118 million.

Krikzz gets 0.5% of all Jag owners he makes 1,250 sales.  He needs only 0.0000105% of people to make the same sales and (all things being equal) profit on the GB cart.  At some point you really have to question the potential market - even if the small number of people are way more loyal and collector like... 

When I read all the posts about people trying to buy used ever drives and save $10 on shipping or by buying from a questionable source it proves that many flash cart buyers are cheap and unwilling to spend...  Not saying that there isn't a fair amount of people out there who are not price sensitive but it seems most are on budgets or just not paying huge premiums.  $200 buyers are the exception NOT the rule.  I bet Krikzz's internal stats on the SNES cart sales show price sensitivity (one type of cart costs twice the other).

I know I'll be getting death threats via PM from a few people (like I literally expect near death threats since internet anonymity turns adults into children) but maybe history has shown that Krikzz does what he wants when he wants and maybe he is just to nice and polite to say that certain consoles just aren't a priority and may never make sense given the effort to develop AND support?  Supporting a tiny sales base is (in many respects) more painful from a larger base that will have similar issues once major bugs are worked out.

Anyway I've just wanted to put my two cents in on that for awhile.  I'm sure many disagree (hopefully only in a constructive adult way) but there are my thoughts.
Title: Re: the next everdrive?
Post by: strider1911 on May 30, 2014, 01:38 AM
I would love a Jag flash cart but I'm not sure its even possible otherwise somebody would have made one by now.
There are loads of hardcore Atari gamers that would by one in an instant , so lots of money to be made.

There are not enough games, and certainly not enough GOOD games for the Jag to warrant a flashcart. I was surprised he made one for the SMS and GG and there are way more collectors who have those, with way more games for each console.
Title: Re: the next everdrive?
Post by: goombakid on May 30, 2014, 05:36 AM
...pretty much what brainmegaphone just said...
Title: Re: the next everdrive?
Post by: Dr.wario on May 30, 2014, 09:49 AM
Same here, but i do recon neogeo gamers tend to look deeper into the pocket to spend on a flashdrive
Title: Re: the next everdrive?
Post by: RetroRepair on May 30, 2014, 12:39 PM
Same here, but i do recon neogeo gamers tend to look deeper into the pocket to spend on a flashdrive

And there's way more games worth playing on a Neo Geo
Title: Re: the next everdrive?
Post by: KalessinDB on May 31, 2014, 08:08 AM
Same here, but i do recon neogeo gamers tend to look deeper into the pocket to spend on a flashdrive

Ehh... depends on the Neo Geo gamer, honestly.  On the whole, NG gamers are used to spending way more money per game, period.  Waaaaay more money.  However, there's a distinct subsect of NG gamers who are basically jerks (I use polite-ish language... I'd say way worse if I knew my audience) and wouldn't ever touch anything but pure original.  There are MVS gamers who don't want a repro label.  For those of you who don't know what I'm talking about, this is a black-text-on-white-background LABEL that looks just like the 1980's VHS cassette label on it.

I know that's not a good thing to say when many people (myself included) cannot throw money at the screen fast enough to get an AES Everdrive, but I feel it's worth the truth.
Title: Re: the next everdrive?
Post by: kruuth on June 02, 2014, 09:34 PM
Forget the AES.  Make an MVS version and someone will develop an adapter that will work with it.  if Krikzz announced that he would be releasing an MVS everdrive tomorrow and the cost was $750 USD I'd be emailing him asking if he took preorders.  With the cost of games being what they are, it's still cheaper buying the everdrive.  Assume the cost of a single MVS game is $50 right now, then counting the 152 official games, and with clones there's 240.  So doing the math there:

152*$50= $7600
240*$50= $12000

I'm just throwing numbers there, but given the amount of $$ that I've sunk into my MVS system over the years $500 would be reasonable to me. 
Title: Re: the next everdrive?
Post by: dvd2vcd on June 03, 2014, 11:48 AM
I would love a Jag flash cart but I'm not sure its even possible otherwise somebody would have made one by now.
There are loads of hardcore Atari gamers that would by one in an instant , so lots of money to be made.

There are not enough games, and certainly not enough GOOD games for the Jag to warrant a flashcart. I was surprised he made one for the SMS and GG and there are way more collectors who have those, with way more games for each console.
true but theres alot of jag developers out there some really clever guys, at this moment there is a new skunkboard production batch in the works and its created alot of interest, a few hundred members from atari age have already claimed a unit including myself, god knows where else the production batch has been announced so yes plenty of ££££££ will be made with a jaguar flashcart, looks like krikzz has missed out a good opportunity from a buisness point of view, yes the jag has poor games and yes the skunkboard is a pain to use so just imagine how easy a everdrive version would be for the developer, that is where and why it will sell easy :)
Title: Re: the next everdrive?
Post by: Missingno255 on June 03, 2014, 01:32 PM
I would love a Jag flash cart but I'm not sure its even possible otherwise somebody would have made one by now.
There are loads of hardcore Atari gamers that would by one in an instant , so lots of money to be made.

There are not enough games, and certainly not enough GOOD games for the Jag to warrant a flashcart. I was surprised he made one for the SMS and GG and there are way more collectors who have those, with way more games for each console.
true but theres alot of jag developers out there some really clever guys, at this moment there is a new skunkboard production batch in the works and its created alot of interest, a few hundred members from atari age have already claimed a unit including myself, god knows where else the production batch has been announced so yes plenty of ££££££ will be made with a jaguar flashcart, looks like krikzz has missed out a good opportunity from a buisness point of view, yes the jag has poor games and yes the skunkboard is a pain to use so just imagine how easy a everdrive version would be for the developer, that is where and why it will sell easy :)
The system was a piece of shit console then and still is one today. There is NOTHING that will change that fact. Krikzz has not missed any business opportunity on this. This was one of the worst selling consoles of all time and has some of the worst design ideas I've ever seen, in both hardware and game development (gets perfect doom port, but can't play any of the music?). What the hell was the numberpad for? The design of the controller looks like my hands would fall off if I used it for more than five minutes at a time. The CD add on just makes the design look even more horrible. How many games does thing thing have? less than 150? I would assume so, since the damn thing sold fuck all basically, selling less than 250,000 units. The homebrew stuff probably isn't even worth it either. Strider1911 is right. There aren't any good games for it. :P
Title: Re: the next everdrive?
Post by: dvd2vcd on June 03, 2014, 02:29 PM
I would love a Jag flash cart but I'm not sure its even possible otherwise somebody would have made one by now.
There are loads of hardcore Atari gamers that would by one in an instant , so lots of money to be made.

There are not enough games, and certainly not enough GOOD games for the Jag to warrant a flashcart. I was surprised he made one for the SMS and GG and there are way more collectors who have those, with way more games for each console.
true but theres alot of jag developers out there some really clever guys, at this moment there is a new skunkboard production batch in the works and its created alot of interest, a few hundred members from atari age have already claimed a unit including myself, god knows where else the production batch has been announced so yes plenty of ££££££ will be made with a jaguar flashcart, looks like krikzz has missed out a good opportunity from a buisness point of view, yes the jag has poor games and yes the skunkboard is a pain to use so just imagine how easy a everdrive version would be for the developer, that is where and why it will sell easy :)
The system was a piece of shit console then and still is one today. There is NOTHING that will change that fact. Krikzz has not missed any business opportunity on this. This was one of the worst selling consoles of all time and has some of the worst design ideas I've ever seen, in both hardware and game development (gets perfect doom port, but can't play any of the music?). What the hell was the numberpad for? The design of the controller looks like my hands would fall off if I used it for more than five minutes at a time. The CD add on just makes the design look even more horrible. How many games does thing thing have? less than 150? I would assume so, since the damn thing sold fuck all basically, selling less than 250,000 units. The homebrew stuff probably isn't even worth it either. Strider1911 is right. There aren't any good games for it. :P
says the guy who finds ezflash complicated to use  :o LOL....yet skunkboards sell out as soon as they are released  :-X
Title: Re: the next everdrive?
Post by: Kerr Avon on June 03, 2014, 03:18 PM
I've never used a Jaguar, so I can't really comment on it (well, I did try to emulate a few of it's games, but the emulator was less than perfect, I keep meaning to try it now, since so long has passed the emulators are probably a lot more accurate now), but when I read about the console being twenty years old this year I looked through the Jaguar forums at Atari Age for information, and the Jaguar does have some very loyal fans. I don't know how many, so I don't know if it would be cost effective for Krikzz or anyone to develop a real backup cartridge (as opposed to a Skunk board, which if I've got it right doesn't allow for game saving, only holds two games, and has to be connected directly to the PC to transfer game roms across), but the Jaguar must have something good about it to have such loyalty, even if from only a few users.

And the Jaguar does have a much more active homebrew scene than the N64, although I don't know if Jaguar game hacking/modding is as popular as N64 game hacking/modding (well, game hacking on the N64 isn't exactly common, but thankfully the games that are altered are mostly very good, such as Perfect Dark, Goldeneye, Super Mario 64, Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, F-Zero X, etc). And the Jaguar homebrew scene does seem to be still fairly alive, as opposed to the (much easer to program, with a much larger user base) original XBox, which once had a *massive* homebrew scene yet nowadays the homebrew is almost dead.*

There are even dedicated events such as Jagfest, where Jaguar fans meet up to discuss/play and swap software/hardware for the Jaguar, but I don't know of anything even remotely similar for either the N64 or XBox, despite them both having far more users and games.



* Well, XBox homebrew is now very rarely released, but of course the huge number of past hmebrew releases are still available, and many of them are still well worth using, such as ports of games that had their source codes released (Doom 1 and 2, Quake 1 to 3, Duke Nukem 3D, Alien vs. Predator, Shadow Warrior, Descent 1 and 2, Cave Story, etc), a *superb* media player (XBMC, that plays just about any movie or audio format you can name, it's only failing is that (due to the XBox's limitations) it can't play hi-def movies or Blu-ray discs), fantastic emulators for just about every 8 and 16 bit console/computer you can name, and even emulators for 32 and 64 bit systems (such as the Playstation and N64, though here the performance and compatibility is often much less satisfactory, depending on the game you're emulating, again due to the XBox's hardware limitations).
Title: Re: the next everdrive?
Post by: wilykat on June 03, 2014, 03:22 PM
The system was a piece of shit console then and still is one today. There is NOTHING that will change that fact. Krikzz has not missed any business opportunity on this. This was one of the worst selling consoles of all time and has some of the worst design ideas I've ever seen, in both hardware and game development (gets perfect doom port, but can't play any of the music?). What the hell was the numberpad for? The design of the controller looks like my hands would fall off if I used it for more than five minutes at a time. The CD add on just makes the design look even more horrible. How many games does thing thing have? less than 150? I would assume so, since the damn thing sold fuck all basically, selling less than 250,000 units. The homebrew stuff probably isn't even worth it either. Strider1911 is right. There aren't any good games for it. :P

Nothing? I guess game.com, N-Gage, or Sega Pico Everdrive would be better?

Virtualboy was a bigger flop than Jaguar by a long shot. They were sold in USA for only about 6 months before Nintendo abandoned it. You can count the number of good games with just one hand and 14 games total for USA release. Jaguar had more than that.
Title: Re: the next everdrive?
Post by: DBloke on June 03, 2014, 08:34 PM
^But the Virtual Boy has a ton of Homebrew, so does the Jag
Title: Re: the next everdrive?
Post by: Missingno255 on June 03, 2014, 09:46 PM
I would love a Jag flash cart but I'm not sure its even possible otherwise somebody would have made one by now.
There are loads of hardcore Atari gamers that would by one in an instant , so lots of money to be made.

There are not enough games, and certainly not enough GOOD games for the Jag to warrant a flashcart. I was surprised he made one for the SMS and GG and there are way more collectors who have those, with way more games for each console.
true but theres alot of jag developers out there some really clever guys, at this moment there is a new skunkboard production batch in the works and its created alot of interest, a few hundred members from atari age have already claimed a unit including myself, god knows where else the production batch has been announced so yes plenty of ££££££ will be made with a jaguar flashcart, looks like krikzz has missed out a good opportunity from a buisness point of view, yes the jag has poor games and yes the skunkboard is a pain to use so just imagine how easy a everdrive version would be for the developer, that is where and why it will sell easy :)
The system was a piece of shit console then and still is one today. There is NOTHING that will change that fact. Krikzz has not missed any business opportunity on this. This was one of the worst selling consoles of all time and has some of the worst design ideas I've ever seen, in both hardware and game development (gets perfect doom port, but can't play any of the music?). What the hell was the numberpad for? The design of the controller looks like my hands would fall off if I used it for more than five minutes at a time. The CD add on just makes the design look even more horrible. How many games does thing thing have? less than 150? I would assume so, since the damn thing sold fuck all basically, selling less than 250,000 units. The homebrew stuff probably isn't even worth it either. Strider1911 is right. There aren't any good games for it. :P
says the guy who finds ezflash complicated to use  :o LOL....yet skunkboards sell out as soon as they are released  :-X
Neversaid it was confusing. I said that they are cheap products sold from china that break in a month and use complicated software that have either No documentation or it's in complete pidgin english.
The system was a piece of shit console then and still is one today. There is NOTHING that will change that fact. Krikzz has not missed any business opportunity on this. This was one of the worst selling consoles of all time and has some of the worst design ideas I've ever seen, in both hardware and game development (gets perfect doom port, but can't play any of the music?). What the hell was the numberpad for? The design of the controller looks like my hands would fall off if I used it for more than five minutes at a time. The CD add on just makes the design look even more horrible. How many games does thing thing have? less than 150? I would assume so, since the damn thing sold fuck all basically, selling less than 250,000 units. The homebrew stuff probably isn't even worth it either. Strider1911 is right. There aren't any good games for it. :P

Nothing? I guess game.com, N-Gage, or Sega Pico Everdrive would be better?

Virtualboy was a bigger flop than Jaguar by a long shot. They were sold in USA for only about 6 months before Nintendo abandoned it. You can count the number of good games with just one hand and 14 games total for USA release. Jaguar had more than that.
Those systems aren't better. When did I ever say or imply that they were better? >_> A GBA Everdrive would be nice. Don't tell me that foolishness that Krikzz said he isn't going to make one. he's said that about previous  Everdrives.
^But the Virtual Boy has a ton of Homebrew, so does the Jag
Except that nobody would ever buy these failed consoles for homebrew in the first place.  ::)

Is the homebrew on the Jaguar even good?? Because every game that I saw gameplay of, looked like crap, played like crap, and sounded like crap. So you'd be playing like 30 licensed games (Off topic, but why the hell is the music missing in Doom?) and bunch of homebrew games that may or may not be any good? So you people are trying to tell me, that a system that sold fewer than 250,00 units in the US and sold pretty much nothing in Europe, with almost no games, and with horrible hardware flaws and design choices, warrants an everdrive?? Really? How can krikzz even know how to program the OS of the system is so goddamned complicated to program for with its shitty hardware? I'm sure he can learn, but is it worth it? Are the manufacturing costs worth it?
Title: Re: the next everdrive?
Post by: nuu on June 05, 2014, 02:00 AM
I have a feeling this thread will end up like the last one.
Title: Re: the next everdrive?
Post by: goombakid on June 05, 2014, 05:54 AM
OK. Enough with the 5 year olds at the playground discussion style that this thread is venturing towards.

Comments were deleted.

I'm not gonna lock it.

Everyone just needs to calm the F**K down...like seriously.

As I mentioned before, KRIKzz has already covered the popular systems (sans the GBA), leaving only the consoles with a cult following. We need to look beyond the scope of titles released for X console and see future possibilities of homebrew with an Everdrive for X console.

Time will tell if KRIKzz even decides to add to the Everdrive family. Whatever he decides, I'm sure we'll all support him 100%.

We can keep this thread going, just KEEP IT CIVIL!
Title: Re: the next everdrive?
Post by: dvd2vcd on June 05, 2014, 10:35 PM
KRIKzz has already covered the popular systems (sans the GBA), leaving only the consoles with a cult following. We need to look beyond the scope of titles released for X console and see future possibilities of homebrew with an Everdrive for X console.
here here!
Title: Re: the next everdrive?
Post by: Dr.wario on June 06, 2014, 06:47 AM
Forget the AES.  Make an MVS version and someone will develop an adapter that will work with it.  if Krikzz announced that he would be releasing an MVS everdrive tomorrow and the cost was $750 USD I'd be emailing him asking if he took preorders.  With the cost of games being what they are, it's still cheaper buying the everdrive.  Assume the cost of a single MVS game is $50 right now, then counting the 152 official games, and with clones there's 240.  So doing the math there:

152*$50= $7600
240*$50= $12000

I'm just throwing numbers there, but given the amount of $$ that I've sunk into my MVS system over the years $500 would be reasonable to me.

I prove you wrong:
a MVS 161 in 1 plus a 151 in 1 covers about 98% of the games => costs you about 200$
nobody is going to buy a MVS everdrive, the deal is wiht the AES, cost of a decent AES->MVS convertor is about 260$ and up
Title: Re: the next everdrive?
Post by: phoenixdownita on June 06, 2014, 07:00 AM
Forget the AES.  Make an MVS version and someone will develop an adapter that will work with it.  if Krikzz announced that he would be releasing an MVS everdrive tomorrow and the cost was $750 USD I'd be emailing him asking if he took preorders.  With the cost of games being what they are, it's still cheaper buying the everdrive.  Assume the cost of a single MVS game is $50 right now, then counting the 152 official games, and with clones there's 240.  So doing the math there:

152*$50= $7600
240*$50= $12000

I'm just throwing numbers there, but given the amount of $$ that I've sunk into my MVS system over the years $500 would be reasonable to me.

I prove you wrong:
a MVS 161 in 1 plus a 151 in 1 covers about 98% of the games => costs you about 200$
nobody is going to buy a MVS everdrive, the deal is wiht the AES, cost of a decent AES->MVS convertor is about 260$ and up


Sort of:
http://wiki.arcadeotaku.com/w/MVS_Multicart

More like 85%.
Title: Re: the next everdrive?
Post by: francouai on June 20, 2014, 09:31 AM
I am also for Gameboy Advance Everdrive GBA Everdrive!! Please create one Krikzz!!

@YES!!
Title: Re: the next everdrive?
Post by: relo999 on June 22, 2014, 03:23 AM
Apart from my still love for CD addon replacement, I also think a good one would be a ColecoVision or C64 (that is console-ish) one, both have still quite and active following/homebrew community and in the case of colecovision not that complex (both have one already to some extend, but the colecovision one is quite expensive compared to similar console flashcarts from that era and the C64 has an SD2IED one but a cart would be nice).

A 7800 or a better 2600 one would be nice to, I know they are both in development but they seem to be in development hell. If I remeber correct the 7800 one was announced in 2010 and set for release 2011 and yet there is still not a clear date set.
Title: Re: the next everdrive?
Post by: zstandig on June 22, 2014, 04:39 AM
All cartridge based systems with a significant fan-base have been covered, the 2600, 5200, Colecovision, and I think the Intellivision (Hell, even the Vectrex has one)have all been covered. The 7800 and Jaguar don't have anything, but their user-base is tiny so potential sales are also tiny. I mean realistically how many of those consoles are hooked up, functional, and have owners that want to play them? There weren't that many sold to begin with.

Most of the popular 8-16 bit pre IBM/Wintel dominance home computers have solutions as far as I know.

Handhelds, I'm pretty sure the Virtualboy, Wonderswan, and NeoGeo Pocket have solutions, but I don't think the Lynx does...but while it was an interesting handheld from a historic perspective (and equal-rights for left handedness) it was not a hit by any means. I can't imagine that many units still working without an LED screen mod.

Realistically I'd say if Krikzz is interested in making another flash cartridge, the GBA would be the best bet. It has a huge library, and many units are out there, and still functional. A large amount of hardware is capable of playing GBA games (3 models of GBA, 2 models of DS, GB players on GCN, then there was that portable DVD player...) So, yeah big base, big sales. 
Title: Re: the next everdrive?
Post by: wilykat on June 22, 2014, 04:52 AM
There are already a number of SD based adapter for C64 including cheap SD2IEC to http://www.1541ultimate.net/content/index.php (http://www.1541ultimate.net/content/index.php) The more expensive Ultimate does a real 1541 and is compatible with dang near every disk. Cheaper SD2IEC works with more than half of the disks.  There are also flash cart for cart games.

I think the market's well covered on C64 (and 128) and Everdrive would be competing with too many devices.
Title: Re: the next everdrive?
Post by: MockyLock on June 22, 2014, 11:18 AM
The Lynx has its own flashcard too, can be found at atariage.
Title: Re: the next everdrive?
Post by: kmksoulja on June 23, 2014, 05:55 AM
Realistically I'd say if Krikzz is interested in making another flash cartridge, the GBA would be the best bet. It has a huge library, and many units are out there, and still functional. A large amount of hardware is capable of playing GBA games (3 models of GBA, 2 models of DS, GB players on GCN, then there was that portable DVD player...) So, yeah big base, big sales.

I never heard of that dvd player until you mentioned that and i had to google it. I seen they can be had for about $40 brand new on ebay.

I wonder if they play gameboy/gameboy color games and if they do, I wonder if the Everdrive GB would work in it.
Title: Re: the next everdrive?
Post by: MockyLock on June 23, 2014, 08:01 AM
Do you have a link for those please ?
last time i looked for this item, it was pretty hard to find.
Title: Re: the next everdrive?
Post by: kmksoulja on June 23, 2014, 09:33 AM
nevermind i found out that i was looking at just a book about it!! lol

thats retarded. anyway i'm still curious if it would work with the everdrive gb
Title: Re: the next everdrive?
Post by: relo999 on June 23, 2014, 05:13 PM
I think the Colecovision one could be made a lot cheaper, and maybe similar for the C64.

And I don't think a GBA version wouldn't be profitable unless he can make it even cheaper than the 35 euro EZ flash, as there isn't much to do better than that. This is because it already supports up to 2GB (and from what I've heard 4GB with some SD cards) which is enough for all popular games and more so having more memory is only a minor improvement, not using Mini SD is also an improvement but again not a big one and it having multiple save slots for the not even hand full of large ROMs which is again not a big improvement.

There are enough consoles with worse flash carts that don't get the love.
Title: Re: the next everdrive?
Post by: wilykat on June 23, 2014, 09:30 PM
There are console with NO flash drive: Microvision.  It'd be a bitch to make one working since Microvision has weird design. CPU are on the cart rather than on the mainboard so CPU would have to be emulated in the flash drive. ROM are stored inside the CPU and can't be dumped like other carts so no official dump exists.
Title: Re: the next everdrive?
Post by: phoenixdownita on June 24, 2014, 07:57 AM
Just because:
GX4000 everdrive.

All info needed available here:
http://www.cpcwiki.eu/index.php/GX4000_cartridge
http://www.cpcwiki.eu/index.php/ACID

Now remember there are only 26 official cartridge released, and they all are 128K.

This likely sold even less than Jaguar.

I built my own replaceable multi EPROM, the default carts have a 27C1001 onboard, I replaced it with a ZIF socket
and a 27C801 (which can be used as 8 128K banks). So with 3 EPROMs I was basically done.
I really only put 23 games [I didn't bother with the 2 light gun, and the mythical Chase HQ 2 proto was never dumped].

Nonetheless, Krikzz may be able to wip something out in 1 week-end with full support for 64K to 512K (it's literally just links open/close) and a replacement ACID in the CPLD.

Not that a GX4000 everdrive is ever going to happen ;-).


Regarding the Jaguar this part is interesting (the technical manual):
http://www.hillsoftware.com/files/atari/jaguar/jag_v8.pdf
Title: Re: the next everdrive?
Post by: MockyLock on June 24, 2014, 08:06 AM
About your GX4000 "flashcard", do you have some kind of "how to" notes please ?
Title: Re: the next everdrive?
Post by: phoenixdownita on June 24, 2014, 09:12 AM
About your GX4000 "flashcard", do you have some kind of "how to" notes please ?

No flash card at all, but I published something here:
http://atariage.com/forums/topic/224038-multicarts-suggestions/page-3#entry3015347

I initiated the whole thread as i was making my own 7800 multi cards, again no flash, I am not that good, I cannot design a PCB, cannot program a CPLD, even less an FPGA, I wouldn't know how to interface an FTDI USB IC with the rest .... but I know how to cut trace, rewire, put pull ups and so on.

In any case about the GX4000 all I did was remove the EPROM, cut the traces around pin 32 (VCC), desolder LK1 [wire VCC to LK1 up via], mount a pin-header on the back, then simply solder a pcb on it and wire 29 signals as needed, I used simple dip switches with pull up to control the remaining 3 pins A17/A18/A19 [pins 30,31 and 1].
My EPROM is a 27C801 as such a 10k ohm pull up work just fine.

Anyway an inspirational project can be found here:
http://www.cpcmania.com/Docs/GX4000/GX4000.htm
Title: Re: the next everdrive?
Post by: Kerr Avon on June 28, 2014, 06:14 PM
Just because:
GX4000 everdrive.

I never saw one of these, but I did read about it in Retro Gamer (British retro-gaming magazine). Were any of it's games any good (I can't remember what I read about it, I'll try to dig out the RG issue).

The Amstrad CPC range were very good, but sadly too many of the games were poor ports from the Spectrum version of the game, with little effort made to adequately maintain the feel (or even the look) of the game. But games like Get Dexter and Prehistorik 2 really showed what the CPC could do. Plus isometric games (Head Over Heels, Fairlight, etc) often were best on the CPC (compared to the Spectrum and Commodore 64, the CPC's two main rivals) because the four colour high resolution graphics looked fantastic (whereas the Spectrum was limited to two colours in most of these games, and the C64 used a lower resolution in those games).

The main problem with the CPC was that there were few good games written first (or solely) for the machine, and as we all know, many of the best games on any system are those written specially for that system. Ports are often very bad, and the CPC's library consisted mainly of ports, and many of those were less than good.
Title: Re: the next everdrive?
Post by: phoenixdownita on June 29, 2014, 01:22 AM
Just because:
GX4000 everdrive.

I never saw one of these, but I did read about it in Retro Gamer (British retro-gaming magazine). Were any of it's games any good (I can't remember what I read about it, I'll try to dig out the RG issue).

.....

Loaded question.

There are only 26 known games, and 1 is a never dumped prototype (Chase HQ 2), I would point you here:
http://gx4000.co.uk/gamebase/
Click on a game icon, scroll the central view and there's an honest little review.

I was just curious as hell, my experience with 8 bits is not too good in general, although I ended up spending tons of time on them (fabricating multis etc... as there's no real flash solution for some, like 7800).

Anyway regarding GX4000 I read that it was relatively easy to make your own multi, I found the roms, they all were 128K (same size so even easier), found out originally they were EPROM based anyway, then finally found it relatively cheap from the UK (like 20GBP + 21GBP shipping) so I took the plunge.

Was it worthy? ..... they never really are, it's more to keep us busy anyway.
Was it fun? ..... absolutely
Was it divorce-worthy? ...... nahhhh
Would you recommend it? If you have a way to fabricate a multi and ran out of other system to chase down then sure, the games are hard to come by and not that cheap.
Title: Re: the next everdrive?
Post by: J-E on July 10, 2014, 08:04 PM
everdrive for Atari lynx and why not for the dreamcast to replace the GD-ROM...
Title: Re: the next everdrive?
Post by: KalessinDB on July 11, 2014, 02:48 AM
GDEMU is already out for a Dreamcast GD-ROM replacement, and while it's not quite Everdrive quality, it works great (I have one).

I'm not sure of the quality of the Lynx flash cart, I don't have that particular one.
Title: Re: the next everdrive?
Post by: MockyLock on July 11, 2014, 08:11 AM
GDEMU has not the whole functionnality we could expect for an ODE, but it's a good start :)
The Lynx fkashcard is a good item, flashing the game can be a little complicated.
Title: Re: the next everdrive?
Post by: Kerr Avon on July 11, 2014, 02:43 PM

....
GX4000 everdrive. ... This likely sold even less than Jaguar. ...


According to Retro Gamer, only 15,000 of these consoles were ever sold. Which, on the plus side, makes it a real collector's item for people who really value rarity (a lot of hardcore collectors do, though I don't see how something being rare automatically makes an item more desirable, myself).

And since (as Retro Gamer said) the console is basically an Amstrad CPC with extra hardware (sprites, scrolling, etc), then if an Everdrive or similar was released for it, it could open up the door for homebrew. Granted, all Everdrives do this for their respective machines anyway, but the CPC is a Z80 based machine, and the Z80 is a very well known and easy to program CPU, being used in lots of different machines, such as the ZX81, ZX Spectrum, Gameboy, Gameboy Colour, Game Gear, Sega Master System, and even some early arcade games. There are tons on finformation about the Z80 on the 'net, and since the CPC was so relatively popular, there are all sorts of programming utilities for it, and people who have progammed on it, making it (and so the GX4000) a much more likely candidate for homebrew than the relatively much less well understood (from the point of view of an amateur coder) consoles that the Evrdrives support.
Title: Re: the next everdrive?
Post by: KalessinDB on July 11, 2014, 02:50 PM
GDEMU has not the whole functionnality we could expect for an ODE, but it's a good start :)
The Lynx fkashcard is a good item, flashing the game can be a little complicated.

Not sure what you're lamenting the lack of.  It could use a menu, but that's not really functionality, it's just a bonus in my eyes.  I could see someone else disagreeing though.  Anything else that's missing?  I'll admit I haven't monkeyed around with it TOO much just yet.  Too many systems, not enough time to play with them all :)
Title: Re: the next everdrive?
Post by: DBloke on July 11, 2014, 03:53 PM

....
GX4000 everdrive. ... This likely sold even less than Jaguar. ...


According to Retro Gamer, only 15,000 of these consoles were ever sold. Which, on the plus side, makes it a real collector's item for people who really value rarity (a lot of hardcore collectors do, though I don't see how something being rare automatically makes an item more desirable, myself).

And since (as Retro Gamer said) the console is basically an Amstrad CPC with extra hardware (sprites, scrolling, etc), then if an Everdrive or similar was released for it, it could open up the door for homebrew. Granted, all Everdrives do this for their respective machines anyway, but the CPC is a Z80 based machine, and the Z80 is a very well known and easy to program CPU, being used in lots of different machines, such as the ZX81, ZX Spectrum, Gameboy, Gameboy Colour, Game Gear, Sega Master System, and even some early arcade games. There are tons on finformation about the Z80 on the 'net, and since the CPC was so relatively popular, there are all sorts of programming utilities for it, and people who have progammed on it, making it (and so the GX4000) a much more likely candidate for homebrew than the relatively much less well understood (from the point of view of an amateur coder) consoles that the Evrdrives support.
You know the irnoic thing about it, they also realesed a computer version of the GX4000.

The games for the GX are bloody expensive and mostly cack
Title: Re: the next everdrive?
Post by: magnus87 on August 04, 2014, 03:39 AM
I really want a NEW Master Everdrive with FM   :D


Check this! (http://www.db-elec.com/home/lab-journal/2014-03-mar)


(http://www.retrogamenetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/07/fmpbc.png)


Maybe not with YM2413 FM Synthesis Chip but  yes with the slot for it
Title: Re: the next everdrive?
Post by: djpannda on August 04, 2014, 03:53 AM
whatever it is.. i want it !!
Title: Re: the next everdrive?
Post by: KalessinDB on August 05, 2014, 11:53 PM
The price you'd pay for one, you could probably just mod your SMS for FM sound with one of Viletim's kits.
Title: Re: the next everdrive?
Post by: phoenixdownita on August 06, 2014, 09:37 AM
Not counting the fact that SMS does not have pass thru audio pins, even Tim SMSFM board requires to solder on the board to actually do audio mixing and the like.

So what really should happen is an FM equipped board for either MegaED or EverdriveMD ... MegaED supposedly has enough juice left to be able to emulate it in FPGA but after 2Y+ I am not holding my breath, a socket based solution wouldn't be half as bad at this point .... so told is not that the FM makes the games play like a symphonic orchestra ... they are slightly better but nothing mind blowing ... I do have both a Jap SMS and an US SMS + Tim SMSFM 2.0 ... in hindsight not a necessary upgrade although I think Tim's work is outstanding.
Title: Re: the next everdrive?
Post by: pckid on August 25, 2014, 05:35 PM
The Fm Sound power bas converter ! update 3

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bgm-sbANHfI



Title: Re: the next everdrive?
Post by: pckid on August 25, 2014, 05:38 PM
The French Guy work with a Aes Card Flash : here

In french
http://www.neogeofans.com/leforum/showthread.php?t=44972

In English

https://translate.google.fr/translate?sl=fr&tl=en&js=y&prev=_t&hl=fr&ie=UTF-8&u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.neogeofans.com%2Fleforum%2Fshowthread.php%3Ft%3D44972&edit-text=&act=url
Title: Re: the next everdrive?
Post by: KalessinDB on August 26, 2014, 11:00 AM
Considering that post is nearly 2 years old, with no updates in over a year, and I've never heard a mention of it on Neo-Geo.com (where they DO occasionally bemoan the lack of an Everdrive, and loathe the French)... I'm skeptical.

Would love to see it happen, but skeptical.
Title: Re: the next everdrive?
Post by: fabio_rosendo on September 13, 2014, 07:21 PM
If KRIKzz want, i send to him one of my Neo Geo AES Cartridge to use for an Everdrive AES Prototype.
I have two AES games that i barely play, Art of Fighting 2 and Fatal Fury Special.
.
Most of the time, i play with my friends KOF 95 and Samurai Shodown 2.  ;)
Title: Re: the next everdrive?
Post by: TheNeck on September 16, 2014, 08:11 AM
whichever system krikzz does next i can't wait. ;)

i just learned about everdrives a month or 2 ago, and i already have 4 of them(N8,ED64,EDMD,TED) :D

keep up the AWESOME job krikzz!
Title: Re: the next everdrive?
Post by: TheRetromancer on September 16, 2014, 07:26 PM
If KRIKzz want, i send to him one of my Neo Geo AES Cartridge to use for an Everdrive AES Prototype.
I have two AES games that i barely play, Art of Fighting 2 and Fatal Fury Special.
.
Most of the time, i play with my friends KOF 95 and Samurai Shodown 2.  ;)

Krikzz has stated several times that an AES cartridge is technically possible, but that he has no intention of doing it.  The fact that the NEO GEO has TWO PCBs in it, not to mention the fact that the AES carts have 240 contacts to contend with, would make this theoretical NEO Everdrive cost-prohibitive to an insane degree - I seem to recall Krikzz theorising a cost in the $1000 USD range.
Title: Re: the next everdrive?
Post by: KalessinDB on September 16, 2014, 10:47 PM
I seem to recall Krikzz theorising a cost in the $1000 USD range.

So.. the cost of 1 of the more expensive AES games out there then?  (Not joking, look up Metal Slug prices for the AES, it's obscene)
Title: Re: the next everdrive?
Post by: kruuth on September 17, 2014, 02:22 AM
Frankly, as someone with a Neo Geo, $1000 for an everdrive would be, in my opinion, reasonable, seeing as how even with the multicarts you still need to amass several hundred dollars worth of games.  I say make an MVS everdrive and the AES owners can use one of the converters out there.
Title: Re: the next everdrive?
Post by: TheRetromancer on September 17, 2014, 07:44 AM
Frankly, as someone with a Neo Geo, $1000 for an everdrive would be, in my opinion, reasonable, seeing as how even with the multicarts you still need to amass several hundred dollars worth of games.  I say make an MVS everdrive and the AES owners can use one of the converters out there.

I have a consolized MVS and an AES, and while I prefer the aesthetics of the AES, my 2-slot MVS console gets much more use.  For one thing, the vast majority of the most expensive games can be found on the 161-in-1 MVS bootleg multicart for only $99 or so.  I also have the AES Daedalus MVS-to-AES converter.  It works perfectly, but the price tage of $399 is kinda steep.  Expecting someone to drop $1000 on a Neo Everdrive and then at least $250 on a decent converter is kinda douchey.

But this is all moot anyway, as Krikzz has explicitly stated that he will not be making a Neo Everdrive.  Sucks, but oh well...
Title: Re: the next everdrive?
Post by: Mattroid on September 17, 2014, 03:40 PM
But this is all moot anyway, as Krikzz has explicitly stated that he will not be making a Neo Everdrive.  Sucks, but oh well...
Agreed (though his last estimate was closer to $500 (http://krikzz.com/forum/index.php?topic=1486.msg15443#msg15443)). He's said the same thing about GBA (http://krikzz.com/forum/index.php?topic=1486.msg15380#msg15380) yet people still push.

Next person to ask/beg for a GBA or Neo-Geo AES Everdrive should be banned :D haha

I prefer the aesthetics of the AES
Have you seen the Omega (http://arcadeworks.net/omega-entertainment-machine.html)? I may get the shell eventually for my spare MVS 1-slot. I still prefer standing at my 4-slot cab, though ;)
Title: Re: the next everdrive?
Post by: TheRetromancer on September 17, 2014, 05:16 PM
But this is all moot anyway, as Krikzz has explicitly stated that he will not be making a Neo Everdrive.  Sucks, but oh well...
Agreed (though his last estimate was closer to $500 (http://krikzz.com/forum/index.php?topic=1486.msg15443#msg15443)). He's said the same thing about GBA (http://krikzz.com/forum/index.php?topic=1486.msg15380#msg15380) yet people still push.

Well, well.  I would be totally willing to pay $500 for a NEO Everdrive.  Now I'm even more annoyed that he won't be doing it.

Next person to ask/beg for a GBA or Neo-Geo AES Everdrive should be banned :D haha

I prefer the aesthetics of the AES
Have you seen the Omega (http://arcadeworks.net/omega-entertainment-machine.html)? I may get the shell eventually for my spare MVS 1-slot. I still prefer standing at my 4-slot cab, though ;)

I've seen the Omega, yeah, and it's a great system, but the thing that makes it unusable for me is the total lack of a card slot, which is precisely the reason why I consolised a 2-slot.  I love being able to take save data between my AES and MVS games.
Title: Re: the next everdrive?
Post by: Mattroid on September 17, 2014, 08:32 PM
I've seen the Omega, yeah, and it's a great system, but the thing that makes it unusable for me is the total lack of a card slot, which is precisely the reason why I consolised a 2-slot.  I love being able to take save data between my AES and MVS games.
Yeah, I'd been holding out hoping he'd make a new mold with a card slot since the MV-1C boards can now support a memory card thanks to NeoTurfMasta. But now that he's able to support an 'internal' virtual memory card as well, it's even more unlikely that we'll see a new Omega with a card slot. Oh well. I'll probably settle for one with a built in card at some point. It's better than not having one at all and I dig the look of the Omega vs most of the others I've seen, and I don't have the time or desire to build a CMVS myself. If I didn't have a stand up, then I might but the odds of a CMVS getting a lot of play over here is slim at this point. It'd mainly be a novelty for me to have, I think.
Title: Re: the next everdrive?
Post by: TheRetromancer on September 18, 2014, 06:44 PM
Yeah, I'd been holding out hoping he'd make a new mold with a card slot since the MV-1C boards can now support a memory card thanks to NeoTurfMasta.

Wait, what?  Links, man, LINKS!
Title: Re: the next everdrive?
Post by: Mattroid on September 19, 2014, 03:26 AM
Yeah, I'd been holding out hoping he'd make a new mold with a card slot since the MV-1C boards can now support a memory card thanks to NeoTurfMasta.

Wait, what?  Links, man, LINKS!
Looks like I'm partially incorrect. Sorry, the project is pretty old by now - I assumed NTM had finished it. He created a replacement MV-IC board to replace the card slots in multi-slot motherboards. It also supports some single slot mbs. The one for the 1C is still in development. I bought one to use in my 4-slot but I have yet to install it since I haven't found the best way to mount it yet.

The 'virtual' memory card is basically an internal memory mod that comes with the Omega, if requested. It looks like NTM doesn't sell these directly yet, so I'm not sure how Shadowkn55 has them (actually, it looks like he got some prototypes (http://www.neo-geo.com/forums/showthread.php?231045-FS-Omega-Neo-Geo-CMVS-Systems-and-Kits&p=3579605&viewfull=1#post3579605)...not sure if he's making them himself now or what), but I know he's been selling them with his Omega systems for some time. It seems that one works on the 1C, but there's not an actual memory card slot mod for it - YET. At least not that I see. I used to pay attention to the NG forums way more than I do now, so I'm pretty out of the loop...

Anyway, here's a few relevant links, but I'm sure there are more - they're all over the boards over there.

Relevant viewing: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZtrKe-wu9Dk
Title: Re: the next everdrive?
Post by: phoenixdownita on September 19, 2014, 07:05 AM
Regarding memcards, at least for AES I tested Unibios 3.2 support for 16bit PCMCIA SRAM cards.
I happened to buy a Pretec 128KB SRAM and noticed that the NeoGeo official games [well one of them at least] had no trouble with it but Unibios 3.1 didn't quite like it.
A quick back and forth with Razoola and 3 BIOS patches later to UniBios 3.1 and it worked like a charm (with support for splash screen bypass and hiscore as well). Razoola discovered that SNK embedded support for 16bits PCMCIA SRAM cards in the original bios way back when so he found a way to "fix" Unibios to work as well.

I am not saying that all 16bit SRAM PCMCIA cards will work but it may be worth a try ... 128KB worked for me (and I have yet to reach the mem card full , and I saved HS and in game for quite some games, say 30 or 40 "unique" out of the 161-in-1). Maybe 256/512 or 1MB work as well, who knows, but make sure they are not Flash but simple SRAM cards if you want to try.

At the time the Pretec 128K was very cheap, around 30US$, now they seem much more expensive and bigger in size (not sure they work or they are worth the extra money) but on eBay I can see quite a few "reasonably priced" 256KB and 512KB ... (btw most of them do take a CR2032 as a backup battery, without the SRAM loses it's content in a few days of non usage in my experience).

Anyway just thought of putting it out here so if anyone wants to give it a try you have one case that worked, me (and it worked because Razoola made me test UniBios 3.2 until we made it to work, but he said he was in touch with some other guys to get more coverage for 16bit PCMCIA SRAM cards support).
Title: Re: the next everdrive?
Post by: TheRetromancer on September 19, 2014, 05:50 PM
Regarding memcards, at least for AES I tested Unibios 3.2 support for 16bit PCMCIA SRAM cards.

Holy SHIT.  You have literally just given me the key to the kingdom with this statement.

I recently acquired a second 2-slot MV-2F NEO GEO PCB.  It was broken, just totally fucked up.  I managed to restore it to working condition, but the card slot was destroyed - bent pins and three broken pins.  I was afraid that I'd have to buy a broken AES or something in order to repair it, because I spent WEEKS trying to source a replacement part - I had never heard of the PCMCIA format - and thanks to this post of yours, I have found what I believe to be a perfect drop-in replacement for this part:

http://www.digikey.com/product-detail/en/IC1FA-68PD-1.27DS%2872%29/HR1195-ND/1025098

I have two coming now in order to check.  Holy crap, thank you so much!
Title: Re: the next everdrive?
Post by: Mad Hatter on September 19, 2014, 11:33 PM
A NEO GEO AES Everdrive would convince me to buy a NEO GEO AES. :)
Title: Re: the next everdrive?
Post by: Mad Hatter on September 21, 2014, 02:18 PM
What about a Sega Saturn Everdrive. Where we could play games from the cartridge slot and eliminate load times :).
Title: Re: the next everdrive?
Post by: strider1911 on September 21, 2014, 03:35 PM
What about a Sega Saturn Everdrive. Where we could play games from the cartridge slot and eliminate load times :).

I think that is the most do-able suggestion here (after GBA everdrive)
Title: Re: the next everdrive?
Post by: Mad Hatter on September 22, 2014, 01:59 AM
What about a Sega Saturn Everdrive. Where we could play games from the cartridge slot and eliminate load times :).

I think that is the most do-able suggestion here (after GBA everdrive)
What was kind of joking. a Saturn Everdrive seems impossible (to me).

You think a Saturn Everdrive is even possible?
Title: Re: the next everdrive?
Post by: TheRetromancer on September 22, 2014, 05:30 AM
What about a Sega Saturn Everdrive. Where we could play games from the cartridge slot and eliminate load times :).

I think that is the most do-able suggestion here (after GBA everdrive)

Doable, possibly.  Worth it?  Ehhh, I dunno.  I love my Saturn, but a $30 easily installed mod-chip will let you play CD backups (with a very few games that use dual-layer encoding [Like Virtua Cop] being annoying exceptions). 

I'm also uncertain as to whether the Saturn is truly capable of accessing the cart slot in a meaningful (gameplay-wise) manner.
Title: Re: the next everdrive?
Post by: KalessinDB on September 22, 2014, 10:26 AM
What about a Sega Saturn Everdrive. Where we could play games from the cartridge slot and eliminate load times :).

I think that is the most do-able suggestion here (after GBA everdrive)
What was kind of joking. a Saturn Everdrive seems impossible (to me).

You think a Saturn Everdrive is even possible?
Deunan (that makes GDEMU) is supposedly working on a Saturn ODE.  I doubt it will use the cartridge slot, but I imagine it'll be very nice.  My Saturn's got a mod chip and a region free bios, but I'd still likely buy one.  I hate burning CDs, and I hate burning coasters more, and eventually lasers do die.
Title: Re: the next everdrive?
Post by: Mad Hatter on September 22, 2014, 11:09 AM
What about a Sega Saturn Everdrive. Where we could play games from the cartridge slot and eliminate load times :).

I think that is the most do-able suggestion here (after GBA everdrive)

Doable, possibly.  Worth it?  Ehhh, I dunno.  I love my Saturn, but a $30 easily installed mod-chip will let you play CD backups (with a very few games that use dual-layer encoding [Like Virtua Cop] being annoying exceptions). 

I'm also uncertain as to whether the Saturn is truly capable of accessing the cart slot in a meaningful (gameplay-wise) manner.

It'll be worth it. imo.

I agree with KalessinDB. Burning CDs is annoying, especially when you have to burn a lot of them. It's much easier to load things on a SD Card and organize it from there. You won't have to switch CDs, which is a big plus for me.

And lastly, Saturn lasers do die. From what I heard, the first thing to go wrong with the Saturn is usually the laser. So it would be nice to have something that could add life to the console.
Title: Re: the next everdrive?
Post by: Mad Hatter on September 22, 2014, 11:16 AM
What about a Sega Saturn Everdrive. Where we could play games from the cartridge slot and eliminate load times :).

I think that is the most do-able suggestion here (after GBA everdrive)
What was kind of joking. a Saturn Everdrive seems impossible (to me).

You think a Saturn Everdrive is even possible?
Deunan (that makes GDEMU) is supposedly working on a Saturn ODE.  I doubt it will use the cartridge slot, but I imagine it'll be very nice.  My Saturn's got a mod chip and a region free bios, but I'd still likely buy one.  I hate burning CDs, and I hate burning coasters more, and eventually lasers do die.
Never knew about this GDEMU till now lol. Thanks. Looking into this thing now. And I just found out about NEO4All as well. What a day.

What does ODE mean?

I hear you on burning CDs. I hate burning them. But honestly, I haven't burnt a coaster in a long time. I used to burn a lot when I used my laptop's DVD drive. But I have an old desktop (and this PC is from 2006) now for CD/DVD burning. And I can honestly say that I have not done a bad burn unless it was my fault (using the wrong setting or something).

I use a Liteon iHAS324 and IMGBurn. Use it for Saturn, Dreamcast, and 360.

Just wanted to let you know. Just in case if you are burning a bunch of coasters and wasting CDs/DVDs.
Title: Re: the next everdrive?
Post by: MockyLock on September 22, 2014, 11:52 AM
ODE means Optical Drive Emulator/Emulation

I can't rememeber where i read about it, but i think the PS-IO team is working on a Saturn ODE too.

Many people talks about laser failing, but for me, the main issue is the CD itself.
When it came out, the CD was meant to be the ultimate storage system, lifetime guarantee.
but, hell, no. Many of the CDs, or even DVDs i've burnt for the last 10-15 years have passed away, becoming unreadable. Not most, but many. and more than dead lasers :)
I'm not a tech, i won't be able to explain that, but everyone knows that burnt CD/DVD don't have the reliability of the pressed ones.

That's why i look for ODE for every CD/GD/DVD ROM systems i own.
Title: Re: the next everdrive?
Post by: butfluffy on September 22, 2014, 08:55 PM
ODE means Optical Drive Emulator/Emulation

I can't rememeber where i read about it, but i think the PS-IO team is working on a Saturn ODE too.

Many people talks about laser failing, but for me, the main issue is the CD itself.
When it came out, the CD was meant to be the ultimate storage system, lifetime guarantee.
but, hell, no. Many of the CDs, or even DVDs i've burnt for the last 10-15 years have passed away, becoming unreadable. Not most, but many. and more than dead lasers :)
I'm not a tech, i won't be able to explain that, but everyone knows that burnt CD/DVD don't have the reliability of the pressed ones.

That's why i look for ODE for every CD/GD/DVD ROM systems i own.


i lose sleep over possible burnt cd-dvd failures from age. it's true that we need ODE devices for all possible classic gaming systems.
 now that storage is getting really big keeps getting bigger and more affordable i'm considering in the future backing up every cd/dvd/cd-r/dvd-r onto large hard drives and keeping the drives safe stored in very good conditions.
 i always purchased good brand cd-r and dvd-r in the past knowing that they would out last the cheap ones but with everything backed up and all these ode devices on the way the future would be good for optical drive classic gaming :)
Title: Re: the next everdrive?
Post by: TeamShake on September 27, 2014, 07:13 AM
May be a GBA Everdrive afterall
https://twitter.com/krikzz/status/515682206577348608
Title: Re: the next everdrive?
Post by: goombakid on September 27, 2014, 07:26 AM
May be a GBA Everdrive afterall
https://twitter.com/krikzz/status/515682206577348608

DAMMIT, KRIKZZ! There goes my money...:(
Title: Re: the next everdrive?
Post by: MockyLock on September 27, 2014, 10:19 AM
What the heck ?
Damn, Krikzz, did you realise what you've done ? Did you realise what you're getting in ?
You've awaiken the beast....
Now you started the GBA project, even when you stated that you won't do it...
Now..

You''l have the JAGUAR Everdrive claimer at your bottom !!
Run, Krikzz, RUUUUNN !
Title: Re: the next everdrive?
Post by: GreatFunky on September 27, 2014, 10:21 AM
 :o the next baby after ed64V3 .....
Title: Re: the next everdrive?
Post by: TheRetromancer on September 27, 2014, 10:26 AM
What the heck ?
Damn, Krikzz, did you realise what you've done ? Did you realise what you're getting in ?
You've awaiken the beast....
Now you started the GBA project, even when you stated that you won't do it...
Now..

You''l have the JAGUAR Everdrive claimer at your bottom !!
Run, Krikzz, RUUUUNN !
Who knows?  Maybe we'll get the NEO Everdrive, after all...
Title: Re: the next everdrive?
Post by: TheNeck on September 27, 2014, 10:43 AM
May be a GBA Everdrive afterall
https://twitter.com/krikzz/status/515682206577348608
i can't wait, i just got a gameboy micro & gameboy SP a couple weeks ago.
Title: R: Re: the next everdrive?
Post by: sk8er000 on September 27, 2014, 01:33 PM
May be a GBA Everdrive afterall
https://twitter.com/krikzz/status/515682206577348608
Whaaaaat?!?!? I really need to start to save my money.. I hope to be in the first orders!
Title: Re: the next everdrive?
Post by: Mad Hatter on September 27, 2014, 01:47 PM
I don't mean any disrespect here, but I really didn't think there would be so much buzz for a GBA cart tbh since the EZ Flash IV has already been out for a while.

I have one, and it works fine. It could be better though. You have to use a program to transfer your games. And it isn't able to play GB/GBC games without an emulator.
Title: Re: the next everdrive?
Post by: actionless on September 27, 2014, 04:09 PM
Have to disagree, the EZ Flash is garbage compared to the quality of Everdrives. I have one and its going straight in the bin once I get an Everdrive GBA. I am sure they will sell like hot cakes. For GB/GBC get the Everdrive GB which is awesome.
Title: Re: the next everdrive?
Post by: nuu on September 27, 2014, 05:09 PM
I knew this would happen! :D

Have to disagree, the EZ Flash is garbage compared to the quality of Everdrives. I have one and its going straight in the bin once I get an Everdrive GBA. I am sure they will sell like hot cakes. For GB/GBC get the Everdrive GB which is awesome.
It will probably be a lot better than EZ Flash but I'm more inclined if it will be better than my M3.
Title: Re: the next everdrive?
Post by: Mad Hatter on September 27, 2014, 05:26 PM
Have to disagree, the EZ Flash is garbage compared to the quality of Everdrives. I have one and its going straight in the bin once I get an Everdrive GBA. I am sure they will sell like hot cakes. For GB/GBC get the Everdrive GB which is awesome.
What's wrong with your EZ Flash IV?
Title: Re: the next everdrive?
Post by: Mad Hatter on September 27, 2014, 05:31 PM
I guess the EZ flash iv can get annoying with patching and 8:3 file names. If I can just drag and drop for a Everdrive GBA, I'll probably pick one up.
Title: Re: the next everdrive?
Post by: actionless on September 27, 2014, 05:37 PM
Have to disagree, the EZ Flash is garbage compared to the quality of Everdrives. I have one and its going straight in the bin once I get an Everdrive GBA. I am sure they will sell like hot cakes. For GB/GBC get the Everdrive GB which is awesome.
What's wrong with your EZ Flash IV?

It works as it should, its just a royal pain having to patch each game before adding it using a terrible piece of software with zero support. I hate being limited to 2GB non HC card. (4gb cards do exist but are rare as rocking horse shit) When you load a game it doesn't stay flashed to the card ready to use like Everdrives, you have to redo it every time. The build quality is awful too.

I have several Everdrives and love them all to bits - From day 1 Ive never been fully happy with the EZ.
Title: Re: the next everdrive?
Post by: goombakid on September 27, 2014, 07:47 PM
You''l have the JAGUAR Everdrive claimer at your bottom !!
Run, Krikzz, RUUUUNN !

This made me LOL. Shall we count the days until DVD2VCD's return?
Title: Re: the next everdrive?
Post by: Mattroid on September 27, 2014, 07:58 PM
Imma laugh so hard if krikzz is just trolling.
Title: Re: the next everdrive?
Post by: GreatFunky on September 27, 2014, 08:36 PM
You''l have the JAGUAR Everdrive claimer at your bottom !!
Run, Krikzz, RUUUUNN !

This made me LOL. Shall we count the days until DVD2VCD's return?

I didn't believe it .....  the jaguar unleashes passions lol
Title: Re: the next everdrive?
Post by: goombakid on September 27, 2014, 10:26 PM
(https://i.chzbgr.com/maxW500/7486537216/h3C06D585/)
Title: Re: the next everdrive?
Post by: TheRetromancer on September 27, 2014, 10:41 PM
Holy crap.  Who is that?  It's like Santa Clause, George Rose, Colonel Sanders, and James Earl Jones had a baby together.
Title: Re: the next everdrive?
Post by: goombakid on September 27, 2014, 11:05 PM
Holy crap.  Who is that?  It's like Santa Clause, George Rose, Colonel Sanders, and James Earl Jones had a baby together.
http://knowyourmeme.com/memes/the-rent-is-too-damn-high-jimmy-mcmillan
Title: Re: the next everdrive?
Post by: Captain N on September 28, 2014, 05:32 AM
Man... Does Krikzz ever sleep? ^^
I'm amazed how this one genius is able to basically rule the entire flash cart scene the way he does while continueing to improve them and come up with new products. He is like a god.
Title: Re: the next everdrive?
Post by: Mad Hatter on September 28, 2014, 05:55 AM
Man... Does Krikzz ever sleep? ^^
I'm amazed how this one genius is able to basically rule the entire flash cart scene the way he does while continueing to improve them and come up with new products. He is like a god.

And he's all the way in Ukraine too. I just think that's crazy.

Bunch of us lazy Americans would have never made one of these.
Title: Re: the next everdrive?
Post by: KalessinDB on September 28, 2014, 09:47 AM
It's something in the water over there, I swear.  Eastern Europe, Russia... they're all genius.  Krikzz, Deunan with GDEMU (and supposedly PCEngine and Saturn on the way) is I think Polish, Mnemo with the 3DO and now DC devices and god knows what on the way is Russian I think, the original DC-SWAT team was Russian...
Title: Re: the next everdrive?
Post by: GreatFunky on September 28, 2014, 10:24 AM
It's something in the water over there, I swear.  Eastern Europe, Russia... they're all genius.  Krikzz, Deunan with GDEMU (and supposedly PCEngine and Saturn on the way) is I think Polish, Mnemo with the 3DO and now DC devices and god knows what on the way is Russian I think, the original DC-SWAT team was Russian...

Here in Western Europe we have Ikari in Germany !
Title: Re: the next everdrive?
Post by: KRIKzz on September 29, 2014, 05:42 AM
Don't forget about Chilly Willy and Marshall in USA. Probably something in the water also (:
Title: Re: the next everdrive?
Post by: saturnu on October 01, 2014, 03:46 PM
we are hoping to release something new until the end of the year, too.
at the meantime you can already buy snes flashcarts from krikzz. :D

(http://abload.de/thumb/project_flashback2chjvn.png) (http://abload.de/image.php?img=project_flashback2chjvn.png)
Title: Re: the next everdrive?
Post by: Mattroid on October 01, 2014, 05:57 PM
we are hoping to release something new until the end of the year, too.
at the meantime you can already buy snes flashcarts from krikzz. :D
WAITWAITWAITWAIT.

You're making an SNES flash cart now too?  :o
Title: Re: the next everdrive?
Post by: saturnu on October 01, 2014, 06:14 PM
no but you will need one later, just to be prepared :D
Title: Re: the next everdrive?
Post by: Paulweeze on October 01, 2014, 06:33 PM
Im gonna take a guess and say its the online server for snes games ????
Title: Re: the next everdrive?
Post by: saturnu on October 01, 2014, 07:12 PM
i don't want to tell what excatly is planned, so there aren't people asking for a date when it's done. ^^
but yes it's has something todo with networking. :>
Title: Re: the next everdrive?
Post by: Tux on October 01, 2014, 07:35 PM
i don't want to tell what excatly is planned, so there aren't people asking for a date when it's done. ^^
but yes it's has something todo with networking. :>

Can you provide a date when it's done?

Just kidding dude, good luck xD
Title: Re: the next everdrive?
Post by: Fmamarksman on October 01, 2014, 08:35 PM
i don't want to tell what excatly is planned, so there aren't people asking for a date when it's done. ^^
but yes it's has something todo with networking. :>

What? I don't know how that could be implemented into a flash cart. But this has piqued my curiosity.
Godspeed saternu, Godspeed.
Title: Re: the next everdrive?
Post by: MockyLock on October 01, 2014, 09:35 PM
Let me dream... local network for Super Mario Kart...
Title: Re: the next everdrive?
Post by: KRIKzz on October 03, 2014, 04:53 AM
i don't want to tell what excatly is planned, so there aren't people asking for a date when it's done. ^^
but yes it's has something todo with networking. :>

(http://storage5.static.itmages.ru/i/14/1003/s_1412301328_2159547_8253371ffd.png) (http://itmages.ru/image/view/1952684/8253371f)
Title: Re: the next everdrive?
Post by: karl_87 on October 03, 2014, 01:04 PM
Has no one else seen this yet...

https://twitter.com/krikzz/status/515682206577348608

GBA C0NF1RM3D!!!!!!
Title: Re: the next everdrive?
Post by: GreatFunky on October 03, 2014, 02:52 PM
Has no one else seen this yet...

Hummm ,
excepting you ?  ;D

http://krikzz.com/forum/index.php?topic=1486.225
Title: Re: the next everdrive?
Post by: Mattroid on October 03, 2014, 04:12 PM
Hummm ,
excepting you ?  ;D

http://krikzz.com/forum/index.php?topic=1486.225
+Karma for you, good sir. I lol'd.
Title: Re: the next everdrive?
Post by: GreatFunky on October 03, 2014, 06:13 PM
Thanks Mattroid !

....it was too tempting  :)
Title: Re: the next everdrive?
Post by: karl_87 on October 04, 2014, 12:37 AM
Haha knew someone else must have posted. You guys think it's happening soon then?
Title: Re: the next everdrive?
Post by: Fmamarksman on October 04, 2014, 12:49 AM
I doubt it, but i wonder if it will suppot standard GB games as well? Unlikely- size comes to mind.
Title: Re: the next everdrive?
Post by: KalessinDB on October 04, 2014, 02:38 AM
I doubt it, but i wonder if it will suppot standard GB games as well? Unlikely- size comes to mind.

IIRC, there's some sort of physical switch in the GBA cart slot that's tripped by a GBA cart (as opposed to a GB/GBC cart) which makes the system run in GBA mode, thus making playing GB/GBC games an impossibility.  It's why all the Slot 2 devices in DS Lites could only run them through emulation.

But I never really looked too deeply into the specifics, so I might just be talking out my ass.
Title: Re: the next everdrive?
Post by: Fmamarksman on October 04, 2014, 04:04 AM
I don't understand the comparison because i've never owned a DS. But i'll take your word for it.
Title: Re: the next everdrive?
Post by: GreatFunky on October 04, 2014, 10:21 AM
I just hope this gba everdrive will use sdram , to be honest:  i clearly dislike slow loading times ........
Title: Re: the next everdrive?
Post by: butfluffy on October 04, 2014, 05:12 PM
i've been hoping for a while now that krikzz would change his mind and grant our wishes for a gba everdrive.
 i was hoping for either jaguar or gba next and would have been just as happy with either tbh, when i think baout it as much i have been hoping for a jaguar everdrive a gba everdrive makes sense because of the wonderful large game library the system has.
Title: Re: the next everdrive?
Post by: GreatFunky on October 04, 2014, 05:58 PM
i've been hoping for a while now that krikzz would change his mind and grant our wishes for a gba everdrive.
 i was hoping for either jaguar or gba next and would have been just as happy with either tbh, when i think baout it as much i have been hoping for a jaguar everdrive a gba everdrive makes sense because of the wonderful large game library the system has.

I think Krikzz is a creative , he always go forward , creation is the  motor , when something is finished he start a new project  so everything can be considered in the future...
Title: Re: the next everdrive?
Post by: butfluffy on October 04, 2014, 07:01 PM
i've been hoping for a while now that krikzz would change his mind and grant our wishes for a gba everdrive.
 i was hoping for either jaguar or gba next and would have been just as happy with either tbh, when i think baout it as much i have been hoping for a jaguar everdrive a gba everdrive makes sense because of the wonderful large game library the system has.

I think Krikzz is a creative , he always go forward , creation is the  motor , when something is finished he start a new project  so everything can be considered in the future...

i agree 100% this is why i never get dishearted when krikzz says he is not interested in a project. the guy seems to have incredible drive and never seems to stop working on all this gaming stuff :)
Title: Re: the next everdrive?
Post by: Mattroid on October 04, 2014, 07:39 PM
I still hope he's trolling :D
Title: Re: the next everdrive?
Post by: butfluffy on October 04, 2014, 08:48 PM
I still hope he's trolling :D

even though i really hope for obvious reasons he ain't trolling us i admit that it would be funny if krikzz decided to get his own back on us for some of the begging for certain flash carts (gba, jaguar,mvs) which i myself have been guilty of (slaps myself).
Title: Re: the next everdrive?
Post by: kmksoulja on October 05, 2014, 07:27 AM
I knew krikzz would eventually make a GBA everdrive. Why not? he's done every other popular nintendo cartridge. I told him I would buy the N64 everdrive if it had real time clock and I did. I hope the Everdrive GBA will have RTC as well...
Title: Re: the next everdrive?
Post by: suiken_2mieu on October 05, 2014, 07:53 AM
I knew krikzz would eventually make a GBA everdrive. Why not? he's done every other popular nintendo cartridge. I told him I would buy the N64 everdrive if it had real time clock and I did. I hope the Everdrive GBA will have RTC as well...
I'm just hoping it can handle more than 2GB of ROMS. I just want to dump the whole collection and go. Also I wasn't aware that the V3 had an RTC. That will probably be a buy around tax season. I wonder if Krikzz is at all interested in the DS (My favorite Handheld) Although there are a lot of good DS Flash Carts, but I'm pretty sure all those carts require patching (most auto patch though), which could effect accuracy.
Title: Re: the next everdrive?
Post by: Shadow on October 05, 2014, 10:10 AM
Definitely Virtual Boy and GBA.  There's actually a VB cart out there but you can only load one game at a time and it doesn't save game files.
Plenty of GBA carts were made but with the tech we got today we can have far better than the time of the GBA's prime.
Title: Re: the next everdrive?
Post by: MockyLock on October 05, 2014, 12:07 PM
Definitely Virtual Boy and GBA.  There's actually a VB cart out there but you can only load one game at a time and it doesn't save game files.
Plenty of GBA carts were made but with the tech we got today we can have far better than the time of the GBA's prime.
Actually there are 2 VB cart, the Flashboy (no longer available i think) and the Flashboy Plus that has the save feature. But it still can hold one game at time
Title: Re: the next everdrive?
Post by: Fmamarksman on October 05, 2014, 06:29 PM
I doubt enough people have the virtual boy to warrant making another flash cartridge. And for development Krikzz would have to have one himself. Which i find unlikely.
Title: Re: the next everdrive?
Post by: butfluffy on October 05, 2014, 06:57 PM
well tbh the ds is pretty much covered there are enough cards out there which do the system justice unlike the gba which even though there is the ezflash 4 available it can only hold 2gb of roms on a not so common mini sd format and you have to add the games to the mini sd card using that pain in the arse software and lots of the games need patching.
 the gba needed a modern type flashcart in the vein of an everdrive, i feel kinda spoilt with the everdirves and the ezflash does seem like a step back into yesterdyear with not such great ease of use functionality.
 the ds ont he other hand well there is the rd dsi rts cart whoich uses the wood firmware and supports large sdhc cards, and thats just one example of a great card, there are others.
 the better ds cards are modern, easy to use and it's hard to see just what a ds everdrive could improve upon, knowing krikzz he would probably find a few aspects to improve but in all honesty a ds everdrive would not be essential imo.
Title: Re: the next everdrive?
Post by: Mad Hatter on October 06, 2014, 12:29 AM
Yea, GBA would be my #1. Then NEO GEO AES as #2. Saturn #3 if it's even possible.

#4 Extreme Mega Everdrive
- Flash Cart that can play MD games, as well as 32x and Sega CD games without extra power or the 32x & CD addon.
- I'm joking.
Title: Re: the next everdrive?
Post by: Shadow on October 06, 2014, 08:38 AM
Actually there are 2 VB cart, the Flashboy (no longer available i think) and the Flashboy Plus that has the save feature. But it still can hold one game at time

Ah right I forgot about his first cart.  The guy wants 100 bucks for it which probably would cost as much if krikzz made one but you can't back up the save file.  If you want to play another game you lose your progress.

Hey I got 3 virtual boys so if kirkzz wants to borrow one to design his cart he's welcome to.  Also he could just improve upon the already existing cart.  I know that a lot don't like the Virtual Boy but a lot of us still do and we deserve to at least have it considered.

I'd donate a flashboy as well if he improves upon it.
Title: Re: the next everdrive?
Post by: KalessinDB on October 06, 2014, 08:56 AM
Heh, I don't have a spare VB to donate to the cause, but I was going to offer to donate a Flashboy+ too -- I've acquired a full US set of games, so mine sticks around mostly for the homebrew/protos at this point.
Title: Re: the next everdrive?
Post by: Tricky on October 06, 2014, 10:02 AM
There was an improved design VB flashcart in the works, Project VBoot, that was ongoing for a few years but lost steam leading up to late last year. The site where progress was being posted (http://brennanthl.wordpress.com/) has been cleaned off, but a while ago there was some mention from the developer of the possibility of getting in touch with Krikzz to maybe continue work on it, but I guess nothing ever came of it.
Title: Re: the next everdrive?
Post by: Shadow on October 06, 2014, 02:56 PM
Well that sucks... they must have thought it was a waste of time :(
Title: Re: the next everdrive?
Post by: goombakid on October 06, 2014, 05:43 PM
I'll donate monies to get a VB one going. I'll donate even more monies for a Wonderswan one.
Title: Re: the next everdrive?
Post by: Mattroid on October 06, 2014, 07:16 PM
I'll donate monies to get a VB one going. I'll donate even more monies for a Wonderswan one.
I assume you know about the one Flavor is working on (http://www.flashmasta.com/), though I imagine it'll be like the NeoFlashMasta and only support one or two games at a time. I haven't read all the updates on it since I don't have a WS.
Title: Re: the next everdrive?
Post by: goombakid on October 07, 2014, 05:43 AM
I assume you know about the one Flavor is working on (http://www.flashmasta.com/), though I imagine it'll be like the NeoFlashMasta and only support one or two games at a time. I haven't read all the updates on it since I don't have a WS.

Yup. I just got tired of constantly checking for WS(C) updates, so I stopped looking right around when he decided to pick it back up again. :P
Title: Re: the next everdrive?
Post by: Dr.wario on October 20, 2014, 01:21 PM
So the next everdrive after the GBA will be the NEOGEO
can't hardly wait ^^
Title: Re: the next everdrive?
Post by: Fmamarksman on October 21, 2014, 01:32 AM
I think I read somewhere that the Neo Geo is impossible to make a flash cart for. Where did you find this Neo Geo thing? I don't follow Krikzz on twitter so I don't know if that's where he put it. . .
Title: Re: the next everdrive?
Post by: Tricky on October 21, 2014, 02:01 AM
Not impossible, just difficult and costly. IIRC a rough estimate for price for it to be worthwhile producing was a $500 minimum per cart. Either way, I've not seen mention of it anywhere, but would like to be proven wrong.
Title: Re: the next everdrive?
Post by: Mattroid on October 21, 2014, 02:06 AM
I think I read somewhere that the Neo Geo is impossible to make a flash cart for. Where did you find this Neo Geo thing? I don't follow Krikzz on twitter so I don't know if that's where he put it. . .
I assume it's a joke based on how Krikzz has said he had no interest in a GBA ED, and appears to possibly be making one now. Same with the NG. Here's krikzz last word on it that I recall: http://krikzz.com/forum/index.php?topic=1486.msg15443#msg15443
Title: Re: the next everdrive?
Post by: Dr.wario on October 21, 2014, 01:17 PM
Well it's a Joke anyhow, but i would like to buy it if it were released.
Considering it would cost 500$ I would think about it, but it wouldn't take long :-)

Title: Re: the next everdrive?
Post by: MockyLock on October 21, 2014, 02:42 PM
This "Hunt for the NeoGeo flashcard" make me remember of the  same scenario for the N64 flashcard.
It was one of a Graal ages ago. I can remember some CAO picture of an hypothetic N64 flashcard being in development, a red and green shell.
Title: Re: the next everdrive?
Post by: Dr.wario on October 22, 2014, 01:27 PM
Well there will be a Neogeo Flashcard some day,
the question only is When :-) and who will make it ..
Title: Re: the next everdrive?
Post by: goombakid on October 29, 2014, 08:38 AM
http://hackaday.com/2014/10/28/a-proof-of-concept-flash-cart-for-the-wonderswan/

Something interesting in the Wonderswan camp.
Title: Re: the next everdrive?
Post by: lord_raymon on October 29, 2014, 01:42 PM
Can someone explain this?

https://twitter.com/krikzz/status/525652872307179520
Title: Re: the next everdrive?
Post by: MockyLock on October 29, 2014, 02:16 PM
I owuld say that Krikzz is working on another SEGA flashcard. He made Master System, Game Gear, Megadrive/Genesis... It remains Saturn, Dreamcast (i think that SG-1000 games run on the Master System)... and i think, Mega CD :D

EDIT/ well, if i can sum up... Everdrive64 V3, Everdrive GBA coming, And a new Sega one... i'll have to save some money...
Title: the next everdrive?
Post by: Mickkn on October 31, 2014, 09:20 PM
@krikzz what SEGA? :)


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Title: Re: the next everdrive?
Post by: Shadow on November 04, 2014, 08:46 AM
Krikzz mentioned Research and Development but does there really need to be?  We have plenty of carts in the past.  He could just combine the best of most of them no?
Remember the cart that supported save states?  I always wanted to get that
Title: Re: the next everdrive?
Post by: strider1911 on November 04, 2014, 10:03 AM
I know what it is and you will never guess it :)
Title: Re: the next everdrive?
Post by: Shadow on November 04, 2014, 11:04 AM
I know what it is and you will never guess it :)

3ds?
Title: Re: the next everdrive?
Post by: MockyLock on November 04, 2014, 11:50 AM
I know what it is and you will never guess it :)

Assuming it's a SEGA flashcard (nothing forbid Krikzz to mark SEGA on another flashcard afterall),
and if you tease us telling we won't guess... well, it must be some weirdo SEGA system...
A Sega Pico flashcard  :P !
Title: Re: the next everdrive?
Post by: GreatFunky on November 04, 2014, 01:38 PM
And if it wasn't a flashcard after all ? something that is working with isos.....? ::)
Title: Re: the next everdrive?
Post by: MockyLock on November 04, 2014, 02:27 PM
I owuld say that Krikzz is working on another SEGA flashcard. He made Master System, Game Gear, Megadrive/Genesis... It remains Saturn, Dreamcast (i think that SG-1000 games run on the Master System)... and i think, Mega CD :D

EDIT/ well, if i can sum up... Everdrive64 V3, Everdrive GBA coming, And a new Sega one... i'll have to save some money...

Saturn, Dreamcast or MegaCD though.
but Strider1911 told us it was hard to guess.. these three are pretty easy to find.
Title: Re: the next everdrive?
Post by: suiken_2mieu on November 04, 2014, 03:36 PM
Could be a clone console. Maybe with RGB/S-video and decent audio with built in support for roms. Or mabe it's just a development board :P.
Title: Re: the next everdrive?
Post by: MockyLock on November 04, 2014, 03:44 PM
And if krikzz had been contacted by SEGA to developpe their next gen console ?


Well, i must stop the beer...
Title: Re: the next everdrive?
Post by: strider1911 on November 06, 2014, 01:21 AM
I owuld say that Krikzz is working on another SEGA flashcard. He made Master System, Game Gear, Megadrive/Genesis... It remains Saturn, Dreamcast (i think that SG-1000 games run on the Master System)... and i think, Mega CD :D

EDIT/ well, if i can sum up... Everdrive64 V3, Everdrive GBA coming, And a new Sega one... i'll have to save some money...

Saturn, Dreamcast or MegaCD though.
but Strider1911 told us it was hard to guess.. these three are pretty easy to find.

Appearently I was wrong, thougt it was something else so I apologize. I have no IDEA what this is.
Title: Re: the next everdrive?
Post by: rimsky82 on November 06, 2014, 03:29 AM
Disc-based systems would be cool, but the libraries are much too big for what puts the charm into krikzz's products: everything on one cart.  That said, disc-based systems would still be bad-ass.  Others are already doing those, with the PSIO and the drive replacing stuff with the 3DO/Dreamcast and what not.

Anyway, I'm just going to leave these words here.

Jaguar, Virtual Boy, GBA.
Title: Re: the next everdrive?
Post by: Mattroid on November 07, 2014, 03:49 AM
Another teaser or...? What's going on there with the expansion port? ;)

https://twitter.com/krikzz/status/530534579615305729

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/B1zWYySIQAIqr2H.jpg)

And preceded by this...

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/B1zUjHCIUAEqyaA.jpg)
Title: Re: the next everdrive?
Post by: goombakid on November 07, 2014, 06:30 AM
Mega Everdrive v9001 with Turbo/PCE emulation? :D
Title: Re: the next everdrive?
Post by: MockyLock on November 07, 2014, 07:08 AM
So he must be working on CD ODE !!! :D
CoOol !

But, what is he meaning of this little cardboard house toy........
Title: R: Re: the next everdrive?
Post by: sk8er000 on November 07, 2014, 12:09 PM
First the pic with the gba and then these.. I'm going mad with all this hype!! Please krikzz let us know more and let me buy your new products soon!!!
Title: Re: the next everdrive?
Post by: lastcallhall on November 07, 2014, 09:34 PM
This is the best news I've heard all year!
Title: Re: the next everdrive?
Post by: Chilly Willy on November 07, 2014, 11:53 PM
The NEC CD is a flip top, so you couldn't change discs without removing the Genesis. I'd guess that's just a size comparison thing... showing you could stick a complete CD system into less the half the space the SegaCD takes.

And the image of the Genesis is just showing him probing the expansion port with an oscilloscope. There's nothing else going on there to make guess about why he's doing it.

At most you could guess he's thinking about putting a modern CD into the SegaCD case (possibly under the Genesis instead of beside it), which would then need a patched CD BIOS to control.
Title: Re: the next everdrive?
Post by: Mattroid on November 07, 2014, 11:58 PM
And the image of the Genesis is just showing him probing the expansion port with an oscilloscope. There's nothing else going on there to make guess about why he's doing it.
Shhh! I was trying to build false hype! ;)
Title: Re: the next everdrive?
Post by: Greg2600 on November 08, 2014, 12:20 AM
The sega posts were preceded by this one.  If you ask me, he's just showing off his wares.

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/B1zUMO0IEAAY0ZR.jpg)
Title: Re: the next everdrive?
Post by: Link83 on November 10, 2014, 01:05 AM
Another teaser or...? What's going on there with the expansion port? ;)

https://twitter.com/krikzz/status/530534579615305729

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/B1zWYySIQAIqr2H.jpg)
I just noticed that the cartridge PCB says "Mega Everdrive" along the left edge, but it doesn't match the picture of the current Mega Everdrive v1:-
(http://krikzz.com/image/cache/data/Cartritge/Mega-360x300.jpg)
...So perhaps the twitter photo shows a Mega Everdrive v2?

I wonder if it will support Mega-CD ISO loading? Or maybe it even emulates the entire Mega-CD so you dont even need the add-on at all!?

I'm excited, but just hope v1 users will still get at least some of the new features.
Title: Re: the next everdrive?
Post by: Missingno255 on November 10, 2014, 01:58 AM
After seeing the GBA everdrive tweet, I wonder if the cartridge will support SDRAM, and if so, will it support 32MB (256 megabit)? Kingdom Hearts: Chain of Memories is the largest game on the GBA and is the only game that has a ROM size that large, since the game uses compressed FMV.
Title: Re: the next everdrive?
Post by: Mattroid on November 10, 2014, 03:50 AM
I just noticed that the cartridge PCB says "Mega Everdrive" along the left edge, but it doesn't match the picture of the current Mega Everdrive v1:-

...So perhaps the twitter photo shows a Mega Everdrive v2?
I noticed this as well and was wondering if anyone else would spot it.
Title: Re: the next everdrive?
Post by: Chilly Willy on November 10, 2014, 04:21 AM
Considering how many chips are on the pcb, I was assuming it was an old pre-v1 board.
Title: Re: the next everdrive?
Post by: Link83 on November 10, 2014, 04:46 AM
Considering how many chips are on the pcb, I was assuming it was an old pre-v1 board.
You can tell its a later 'v2' design as it uses voltage shift buffers on the address lines instead of resistors, and krikzz only started using those on Everdrive's designed after 2013 (The latest/current Mega Everdrive v1.01 PCB was designed on 19/03/2012 and still used resistors)

The Famicom Everdrive N8 was the first Everdrive to feature them:-
http://krikzz.com/index.php?route=product/product&product_id=59
"Voltage shift buffers on PPU and CPU bus for matching levels between 5v NES bus and 3.3 EverDrive bus. Far better than simple resistor buffers at reducing noise and power consumption."
Every Everdrive designed/released since has used voltage shift buffers (Except the Everdrive 64, which doesn't need them)
Title: Re: the next everdrive?
Post by: Kerr Avon on November 10, 2014, 08:44 PM
Disc-based systems would be cool, but the libraries are much too big for what puts the charm into krikzz's products: everything on one cart.

That's an interesting point! Still, no doubt we'd all love to see Everdrives for disc based consoles, where the Everdrive uses a hard drive to store the roms. But out of interest, what disc based consoles have the smallest rom file sizes? Is there a disc based console who's entire rom library could fit onto say a 64GB USB stick? I wouldn't be too surprised if this were possible for some very early consoles, especially if their commercial game libraries weren't large.
Title: Re: the next everdrive?
Post by: butfluffy on November 10, 2014, 10:28 PM
if it were possible to boot disk images in bin cue format with mp3's then a lot of space would be saved. not sure if it is possible and not a problem if it's not possible but the cd audio seems to take up most the space with sega mega cd, pcengine cd,  amiga cd32and other older cd based systems/addons.
 the actual game data for most of these old games is rather small, a lot of the games appear to be regular games with cd quality audio soundtracks.
Title: Re: the next everdrive?
Post by: Jiro on November 11, 2014, 04:40 AM
A full torrent of Sega CD (USA only) is 64.44 GB, but unfortunately that 1) is compressed, and 2) is in actual GB, not the 1000*1024 that are used for measuring SD cards, so it wouldn't fit.  It would fit on a 128G card though.  Wikipedia lists 210 games for all regions, which if you assume 500 MB each uncompressed on the average would be 105 GB and would fit on a 128G card. 

If you count 32X CD separately, of course, it would fit.

The magic of google gives me 125 games (but lots more non-games) for CD-I.  Depending on how close to max CD size they are, it's *possible* they could all fit on a 64G card, but who really knows.

Jaguar CD has 11 games plus 9 prototypes which should fit.  The Nuon had 8 games and 3 samplers, which may or may not fit depending on how big they are (Nuon was a DVD system).  The PC-FX had 62 games.  This should also fit.
Title: Re: atari jaguar everdrive
Post by: sevgames on November 11, 2014, 02:32 PM
yes I am also waiting for a jaguar everdrive
Title: Re: the next everdrive?
Post by: DBloke on November 11, 2014, 08:35 PM
A full library is fine, but it might end up having regional dupes and some total cack
Title: Re: atari jaguar everdrive
Post by: Dr.wario on November 12, 2014, 01:24 PM
That's makes two , well production cost covered i would say :p
Title: Re: atari jaguar everdrive
Post by: butfluffy on November 12, 2014, 03:34 PM
i think there are more than two people interested in purchasing a jag cart but the topic seems to have become a no no on the forum, i guess dvd2vcd pushed it a little too much lol.
 tbh i don't know how well a jag cart would sell, realistically sales would probably be low to modest. it really all depends on whether krikzz would take on the project knowing it ain't going to be a great money maker. personally i hope krikzz makes a jag cart but maybe thats more for selfish reasons.
Title: Re: atari jaguar everdrive
Post by: Mattroid on November 12, 2014, 03:36 PM
If there were a good jag flash cart, I'd probably finally get one. I never had a jag growing up but always wanted to try it.
Title: Re: the next everdrive?
Post by: brooksyx on November 12, 2014, 04:18 PM
After seeing the GBA everdrive tweet, I wonder if the cartridge will support SDRAM, and if so, will it support 32MB (256 megabit)? Kingdom Hearts: Chain of Memories is the largest game on the GBA and is the only game that has a ROM size that large, since the game uses compressed FMV.

Isn't Mother 3 also that big? Maybe just the translated version.
Title: Re: atari jaguar everdrive
Post by: TeamShake on November 12, 2014, 06:03 PM
The skunk board isn't that bad.  It can only hold 2 roms at a time and there are a couple games that it won't run (raiden and battlesphere gold). But it really wasn't designed to be a flashcart.
Someone on ebay sells multicarts that works with eeproms also. That cart runs everthing afaik and also saves. It's a bit more of a pain though as you need a programmer.
http://pages.ebay.com/link/?nav=item.view&alt=web&id=181578097299
Title: Re: atari jaguar everdrive
Post by: butfluffy on November 12, 2014, 09:20 PM
The skunk board isn't that bad.  It can only hold 2 roms at a time and there are a couple games that it won't run (raiden and battlesphere gold). But it really wasn't designed to be a flashcart.
Someone on ebay sells multicarts that works with eeproms also. That cart runs everthing afaik and also saves. It's a bit more of a pain though as you need a programmer.
http://pages.ebay.com/link/?nav=item.view&alt=web&id=181578097299

this is the problem that most of us casual gamers have with jaguar flash carts in general. there just is no easy plug and play flashcart available for this system. the skunkboard seems to be the best of a bad bunch but it has it's drawbacks.

1. it's a pain to load roms onto it.
2  it only holds two roms roms at a time (i had forgotten and thought it was one only one rom at a time).
3. it's deliberately incompatible with some homebrew games (even though those games are old now but maybe still sold i don't know).
4. it does not support eeprom saves for the few games which supported eeprom saving.

i was about to purchase a skunkboard a while back on the second run i think it was. there was one available all i had to do was pay and it was mine, but i had not done much research and i decided just to read a bit about the cart before purchase. after reading the above mentioned drawbacks i changed my mind and decided not to buy it.

just a decent functioning flash cart with simple menu and sd card and eeprom save support is whats required, don't matter who makes it, just so long as it's more in line with modern ease of use flashcarts everyone can enjoy. i would prefer krikzz to make a cart above anyone else because we know the guy makes quality products and his product support is second to none but i would be happy to buy any cart made by anyone so long as it has better functionality than whats currently available.
 whether people believe the console is not worth investing time into and a pile of steaming dog crap is irrelevant, i'm sure most jag owners would appreciate a decent cart and upgrade from skunkboards and alpine carts. even if the user base is rather small.
 i just wish someone would make something decent and noob friendly. my interest in the jag is more so because i'm a bit of a gaming collector and not because i think the system is awesome or anything, i own about 20 or so jag games ranging from very good to dog crappy but oh well it's all fun and gaming history :)


Title: Re: atari jaguar everdrive
Post by: fille1976 on November 12, 2014, 09:37 PM
im also intrested in jag flashcard,but if krikzz not making one,it be so.
just need his gg everdrive,then i have them all.
great cards and really happy im having these,its so easy to use them.
Title: Re: atari jaguar everdrive
Post by: Chilly Willy on November 12, 2014, 10:12 PM
I bought one of the SillyVenture run of Skunkboards. It's a pretty limited flash cart. What I'd love to see on the Jaguar would be a cart like Mega Everdrive MD - have an FPGA with 16 or 32 MBytes of ram with SD and USB. Have a mode like the extended ssf mode where all the ram could be accessed (in banks). Have the FPGA hook to the I2S bus on the cart port and you'd be able to make a replacement CDROM - all the Jaguar CD does is stream raw data from the CD across the I2S bus. They don't decode the data, which is why Jaguar CDs hold more data, but are also more prone to errors.

That's my wish list for a Jaguar ED. I'm patient... we've gotten all kinds of good EDs from KRIKzz so far. Until then, I'll make do with the Skunkboard.
Title: Re: atari jaguar everdrive
Post by: Fmamarksman on November 12, 2014, 10:51 PM
Talk about dead thread revival. That dvd2vcd guy has over 1,000 posts and this was his first.
Title: Re: atari jaguar everdrive
Post by: Mattroid on November 12, 2014, 11:56 PM
Talk about dead thread revival. That dvd2vcd guy has over 1,000 posts and this was his first.
No kidding - I didn't even realize it.

Way to go, sevgames :P
Title: Re: atari jaguar everdrive
Post by: butfluffy on November 13, 2014, 05:08 AM
even though dvd2vcd took some flac for his persistence, one way or another the subject/request does seem to keep popping up from time to time lol.
Title: Re: atari jaguar everdrive
Post by: goombakid on November 13, 2014, 06:11 AM
Ugh, stop necro-bumping. The thread was over 2 years old, and here it is again.

Just...stop.
Title: Re: the next everdrive?
Post by: fabio_rosendo on November 14, 2014, 07:13 PM
The NEC CD is a flip top, so you couldn't change discs without removing the Genesis. I'd guess that's just a size comparison thing... showing you could stick a complete CD system into less the half the space the SegaCD takes.

And the image of the Genesis is just showing him probing the expansion port with an oscilloscope. There's nothing else going on there to make guess about why he's doing it.

At most you could guess he's thinking about putting a modern CD into the SegaCD case (possibly under the Genesis instead of beside it), which would then need a patched CD BIOS to control.
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I dont find a replacement "Optima 5" lens for my American Sega CD Model 1 with JVC Drive.
He's stop working years ago, and i'm waiting for a solution.  :'(
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A replacement Drive with a modern one, or a HD Attachment for put the Sega CD ISO's, or something like that.
I think krikzz will made a great surprise.
Title: Re: the next everdrive?
Post by: fille1976 on November 14, 2014, 08:33 PM
maybe deunan,creator of gdemu will make one for sega cd in the future,he playing with it,read it on his website.
so i pray he will make one,or krikzz.
Title: Re: R: Re: the next everdrive?
Post by: Ahuch on November 20, 2014, 05:49 AM
First the pic with the gba and then these.. I'm going mad with all this hype!! Please krikzz let us know more and let me buy your new products soon!!!

Excited for GBA :D
Title: Re: atari jaguar everdrive
Post by: Retrografx on November 22, 2014, 06:50 PM
Granted the Jaguar was a terrible gamble by Atari, the machine had tons of promise and potential was even stronger but never utilized. The marketing and design of the accessories specifically the controller was not terrible but not very well screened or implemented with customers expectations in mind, and a very limited variety of game lists, and lack of third party support doomed the system and ultimately the company to fail.

I'm not a huge fan of the jaguar, infact I only own 7 games, not worth mentioning which ones. but the system works and plays well.

I for one would love to see a Jaguar Everdrive created. As everything that Krikzz has created is the best, he leaves the competition scratching there heads. I think that someday his competition will be knocking on his door asking him to work for them, if they haven't already.

in the end there is a lot of potential for a Jaguar EverDrive. I would get one right away. though would it be cost effective for Krikzz, he's the one creating these masterpieces for us, it should be worth his time and energy to create something new.

Thank you Krikzz for everything you have done for the gaming community. I own a MasterED, EDN8, TurboED, SuperED, and MegaED. they are all great products, a true legacy to the systems they were created for.


Title: Re: atari jaguar everdrive
Post by: rocketblast on December 19, 2014, 08:35 PM
He probably isn't going to make one because he knows it won't sell.

Look what happened with the skunkboard.  People backed out of preorders because the console is so terrible.   I was actually one that was late to preorder and was offered the preorder and couldn't make up my mind so I just stopped going to the forum skunkboard was being displayed on.

It is good to see KRIKzz make flash carts for every system but I believe he has to be interested in the system to a certain extent in order to build for it.

Personally I would rather see him make a flash cart for neogeo pocket color because nobody is making one with an SD slot.
Title: Re: atari jaguar everdrive
Post by: butfluffy on December 19, 2014, 11:00 PM
well i almost ordered a skunkboard a few years back and backed out when i discovered that it was a pain to use and could only hold 1 or two roms at a time and had no eeprom save support. i almost ordered before doing enough research and decided against it when i discovered how limited it was. it also blocks certain homebrew games which are old now which for me was another minus for the product.
 i'm not saying that a jaguar flashcart would sell well by any means cos i think the sales would be modest at best but i would not go by skunkboard sales and lack of enthusiasm for that product.
 the fact is that most people think the skunkboard is rather poor by modern flashcart standards and some people just didn't buy one for the same reasons i chose not to.
Title: Re: atari jaguar everdrive
Post by: DBloke on December 20, 2014, 12:04 AM
Look what happened with the skunkboard.  People backed out of preorders because the console is so terrible.
No they backed out because the Sunkboard is cack.
The Jag isnt terrible, its just average,

For terrible try the 5200, Acetronic or PS4/Xbox1

It wont be a mega seller, but then nether will the Neogeo one due to price
Title: Re: atari jaguar everdrive
Post by: rocketblast on December 20, 2014, 09:02 AM
Look what happened with the skunkboard.  People backed out of preorders because the console is so terrible.
No they backed out because the Sunkboard is cack.
The Jag isnt terrible, its just average,

For terrible try the 5200, Acetronic or PS4/Xbox1

It wont be a mega seller, but then nether will the Neogeo one due to price

haha ps4/xbox1 I haven't looked into those two consoles, what is going on with em?  Just the other day someone I was chatting with was telling me to buy one.  I was like what for? he said GTA V.. gta V? isn't this game on xbox360 already and it is coming out on pc? what is the point.  plus, who cares about GTA not me.

Anyway I am thinking about buying some ngpc games since there's no decent flash cart just so I have something more to do on my console.  Nobody's ever going to make a decent flash cart for it.  Flavor's flash cart is too expensive for a cart that doesn't even support an SD card imho.  I would like to have all the games in a menu.

As far as Jaguar being average, how so?  It only has one game people talk about which is also on PC already.. tempest.  who cares about this game?  I have had it for ages on PC and it is nothing on Jaguar to speak of due to the fact that all of us are using PCs to connect to this forum so all of us can play it lol.  So yeah it has atari karts, doom (does this game even count? no.), aliens vs predator, and ..... well.. that is about it because checkered flag I heard is a horrible game as are most others I can think of off the top of my head usually.  atari karts at least looks like something.  I have only tried it in the emulator which doesn't work very well from what I remember.

man the jaguar....ohh man... I remember those little magazine booklets you get in the mail, you know the ones with star trek costumes, blackhead removers, cheap teddies / lingerie for women, yeah those little magazines.. they used to sell the jaguar and some games in it.  lol.

what I thought was more cool was the Atari Lynx.  I forgot if anyone discussed a flash cart for the Lynx.  The screen on those old color systems are nothing short of unbearably garbage but some of the games were kinda neat.
Title: Re: atari jaguar everdrive
Post by: KalessinDB on December 20, 2014, 10:09 AM
Lynx flashcart is in development, there's a thread on AtariAge forums by a guy named SainT... he's making progress (and posting about it) relatively frequently.
Title: Re: atari jaguar everdrive
Post by: DBloke on December 20, 2014, 11:37 AM

haha ps4/xbox1 I haven't looked into those two consoles, what is going on with em?  Just the other day someone I was chatting with was telling me to buy one.  I was like what for? he said GTA V.. gta V? isn't this game on xbox360 already and it is coming out on pc? what is the point.  plus, who cares about GTA not me.

That only thing going on is lack of exclusives of note, DLC on everything (announced while the games being made) and lots of buggy unfinished games, also games that need a day one download
Well bar SF5, but that aint out for a while.

Think quite a few people care about GTA5V (look at the box, thats what its called)
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Anyway I am thinking about buying some ngpc games since there's no decent flash cart just so I have something more to do on my console.  Nobody's ever going to make a decent flash cart for it.  Flavor's flash cart is too expensive for a cart that doesn't even support an SD card imho.  I would like to have all the games in a menu.

if you value your wallet dont
I was lucky to get almost all the games I want when everywhere was getting rid

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As far as Jaguar being average, how so?  It only has one game people talk about which is also on PC already.. tempest.  who cares about this game?  I have had it for ages on PC and it is nothing on Jaguar to speak of due to the fact that all of us are using PCs to connect to this forum so all of us can play it lol.  So yeah it has atari karts, doom (does this game even count? no.), aliens vs predator, and ..... well.. that is about it because checkered flag I heard is a horrible game as are most others I can think of off the top of my head usually.  atari karts at least looks like something.  I have only tried it in the emulator which doesn't work very well from what I remember.
Cant the same be said about almost all retro consoles?
Emulators for it are a bit rubbish
Lots of homebrew
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man the jaguar....ohh man... I remember those little magazine booklets you get in the mail, you know the ones with star trek costumes, blackhead removers, cheap teddies / lingerie for women, yeah those little magazines.. they used to sell the jaguar and some games in it.  lol.
And every other console
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what I thought was more cool was the Atari Lynx.  I forgot if anyone discussed a flash cart for the Lynx.  The screen on those old color systems are nothing short of unbearably garbage but some of the games were kinda neat.
Theres a few bobbing about
Title: Re: atari jaguar everdrive
Post by: rocketblast on December 20, 2014, 12:24 PM
A lot of emulators are great which is why I never bothered buying certain systems such as neogeo, turbo grafix 16, and even the NES.  the emulators just played the games fine and I played the crap out of em.  You can't really compare a jag emulator to a system that has been worked on and perfected in emulation over and over such as nes, tg16, any sega cart based console, coleco, 2600 and on from there.  The Jaguar stuff took longer to come out and I imagine it still needs some work.  It would be cool to be able to fully emulate it on a PC because then everyone who ever wanted to check out the games could and you wouldn't need to wait for a flash cart to get released again (or hope that someone doesn't think the system is an entire waste of time and effort, which I am uncertain is the case with KRIKzz so I'm not implying that but it could be :) ).

There are certain systems I prefer to use the original console and some consoles I actually own I would rather play on emulator, or at least some of the time.  Sega genesis is one I would prefer on emulator as the actual hardware is clunky and junky.  But the caveat with playing genesis on an emulator is 32x is only emulated on x86.  But I wouldn't spend over $100 on a 32x add on anyway.  I do own a flash cart for the genesis but I prefer not to use it when I have a Wii plugged into the same TV set.

Hm well KRIKzz NES flash cart is beyond awesome but I played so much nesticle back in the day and the emulators on dreamcast and such that I'm uncertain if I'm ever going to get an actual NES again.

NGPC games, last I checked, most of them were pretty cheap unless you are looking for some of the more rare imports (which probably aren't even rare at all..)  I just bought gal's fighters and it was cheap and pretty fun, nice graphics and smooth gameplay.

Anyway hopefully the next system KRIKzz does, if he does more, is something cool.  There's Flavor working on wonderswan color (who owns one, beats me) and not sure if KRIKzz is making more stuff.  At least KRIKzz gave us a good sd2snes and a really decent NES flash cart among all the other stuff he made.  Plus his N64 flash carts are incredible.  Talking about Jaguar, 64-bit on N64 is quite decent and there's more than a baker's dozen of games that were great on the N64.  I can think and list out 20 games usually off the top of my head so there's probably a bunch more.  Nobody can list that many good titles for Jaguar lol.
Title: Re: atari jaguar everdrive
Post by: DBloke on December 20, 2014, 12:47 PM
 Cart only games for NGPC are really cheap, boxed on the other hand
I once owned a Wonder swan for about a week, its not very English friendly

I tend to not like emulating as it feels off
Title: Re: atari jaguar everdrive
Post by: goombakid on December 20, 2014, 07:29 PM
Console emulation has no soul...ever...

I would rather get KRIKzz devices when it comes to "cult" following consoles like the NGPC and Wonderswan, but if he doesn't plan on making something like that, I may just go with Flavor's flash cards. I'm really hoping (kinda) for a Virtual Boy ED...and before anyone argues about it, yes, I know the Flashboy is available and yes, there is a decent amount of homebrew still being worked on, and it seems even stronger than the Jags.

There is a device that may/will resurrect my old Doctor GB card, but I haven't heard any more development on it.

Title: Re: atari jaguar everdrive
Post by: rocketblast on December 20, 2014, 09:06 PM
Console emulation has no soul...ever...

This is opinion, not fact.  Most of the NES gaming I did had enough nostalgia and soul.  True that I won't play certain systems (much) on emulators but still, this is just opinion and not fact.  I would emulate SNES however on a handheld for certain games.  The games I pick work perfectly fine on a PSP emulator.

I could understand where you are coming from if you stated "console emulation on a touch screen has no soul ever" because on my android tablet I don't have a bluetooth controller for it and emulated games feel very clunky and akward on it.  Compatibility is "iffy".  N64 plays fine on my evga tegra though but it still needs a controller.  This is one thing I don't like about some emulators is the amount of configuring and tinkering you have to do to get the games to operate the way you want them to.  Otherwise it is fine.  A lot of stuff works fine.  Plus are you really going to find a flash cart for an AES/MVS and start gaming right now? try. 

People that post comments like this typically hide a collection of NeoGeo ROMs and typically a large hoard of MAME to boot.

I would rather get KRIKzz devices when it comes to "cult" following consoles like the NGPC and Wonderswan, but if he doesn't plan on making something like that, I may just go with Flavor's flash cards. I'm really hoping (kinda) for a Virtual Boy ED...and before anyone argues about it, yes, I know the Flashboy is available and yes, there is a decent amount of homebrew still being worked on, and it seems even stronger than the Jags.


Well I never looked at nor was interested in wonderswan.  They were late with color and I never saw them selling this console in the states.  Basing building a flash cart for it off of opinions from a web survey is a bad idea.  People will tell a flash cart developer to build everything under the sun.  Will they say build it? yes.  Will they buy it? hell no.

There is a device that may/will resurrect my old Doctor GB card, but I haven't heard any more development on it.

I wish there was a decent USB programmer for all the old MGD3 and Flash2Advance stuff.  I do own the USB programmer for the F2A but it was difficult to operate.  I think it had to be used in windows xp and the drivers were fidgety to install so I gave up on it.  I still own all of my old bung handheld flash carts.  They were the only products Bung ever made that weren't pure shit. (doctor v64, v64 jr, all the snes copiers they made were made with inferior parts no matter what anyone tells you, they are crap.  I sold all of my bung stuff years ago because it still worked and there's always someone that wants it.  Nothing beats a Front FarEast product and there were no good N64 copiers made until 3 different teams made flash carts for it).
Title: Re: the next everdrive?
Post by: rocketblast on December 20, 2014, 09:15 PM
aes probably possible, but huge R&D cost + huge components cost + very small market = damn expensive toy

I'd buy one 8)

There is another flash cart manufacturer that is "looking into the feasability of" this product and they will probably end up with the same result.  I am no expert so don't quote me on this but as far as I know, this project would require more bank switching than your typical stuff that we have been able to purchase so far for other systems and the bigger games had multiple big EEPROM chips on them containing sections of the game which the bank switching combined together.  I'm no expert though, I would have to look up exactly what bank switching is to fully understand what I am talking about so I could be a little bit off.  There might be more involved than just one or two things.

I am guessing what it could involve is using an actel fpga core that recognizes a set of rom files per game and does all the combining, bankswitching, and everything.  You would have to devise a way to name or detect the files for each game or have all the files in sub folders.  There still would probably need to be a way to figure out which file goes with what but there is a lot of open source emulator code for the neogeo so that it wouldn't be difficult to figure out what is going on inside the machine.

So in that, I suppose one possibly could make a neogeo flash cart for < $300 and sell it.  but < $200 maybe not.
Title: Re: the next everdrive?
Post by: DandySephy on December 21, 2014, 01:50 PM
It should be noted that you can buy a cart for STV that loads a chosen rom from a SD into a bank of flash roms before rebooting as and running the game as normal (Much like a Sega Naomi does with non-carts). However there are several problems with this process.

1)It requires a large sum of upfront costs to buy hundreds of flash roms.
2)It requires a lot of time and effort to assemble due to the complexity.
3)It's not especially user friendly. It's fine for its target audience, not so much for people who want a visual menu like they expect from krikzz gear
4)Neo Geo has extra complexity due to it's two board design.

It's quite a serious undertaking and requires a lot of focus. And Money. The STV cart was limited to 100 units and was $200. The CPS2 cart that is coming next will be $300 and still requires a game for it to connect to, and will involve a upfront payment just to get the thing made. Serious projects with serious commitments, and not suited for the krikzz customer base who want to be able to buy the carts when they want.
Title: Re: the next everdrive?
Post by: trekeyus on December 22, 2014, 06:41 PM
Would be sweet to have a ngpc or ws cart but the complexity of both systems are a bit daunting. I'm not even sure a wonderswan flash cart is possible.
Title: Re: the next everdrive?
Post by: MockyLock on December 22, 2014, 10:07 PM
There was one produced:
http://www.wonderswan.co.uk/2006/01/what-is-wondermagic-color.html
and someone is working on it
http://www.flashmasta.com/category/wonderswan-flash-cart/
Title: Re: atari jaguar everdrive
Post by: crans on December 28, 2014, 08:57 AM
im down for some EVERJag.
Title: Re: atari jaguar everdrive
Post by: teamvb on December 29, 2014, 01:58 AM
if we are lucky we may get a jag everdrive next xmas if not next xmas or the next xmas or next xmax and so on
Title: Re: atari jaguar everdrive
Post by: Troyus on December 29, 2014, 02:23 PM
Just about everyone here thinks that emulation has no soul. Thats the whole point of everdrives!!!! To keep the original feeling on original hardware.

No one cares what you played your nes games on. Or how anyone else does. We here believe emulation has no soul and don't emulate hardware.
Title: Re: atari jaguar everdrive
Post by: brooksyx on December 29, 2014, 03:40 PM
Just about everyone here thinks that emulation has no soul. Thats the whole point of everdrives!!!! To keep the original feeling on original hardware.

No one cares what you played your nes games on. Or how anyone else does. We here believe emulation has no soul and don't emulate hardware.

I don't mind playing emulators on a mobile platform, I played a lot of retro systems on my PSP. Terrible on a phone though without a controller.

But I agree, if I am sitting at home I just can't play an emulator any more now that I have everdrives for the NES, SNES, N64, GB/C, GBA (ez-flash IV), and Genesis. It's just better playing games the way they are meant to be played. Now I just need a good tube TV to play them on.
Title: Re: atari jaguar everdrive
Post by: Kerr Avon on December 29, 2014, 04:21 PM
Just about everyone here thinks that emulation has no soul. Thats the whole point of everdrives!!!! To keep the original feeling on original hardware.

No one cares what you played your nes games on. Or how anyone else does. We here believe emulation has no soul and don't emulate hardware.

Not necessarily. I bought my Everdrive 64 (the only ED I currently own) because I wanted to play a hacked version of Perfect Dark (Goldeneye X), and it was either play it on my real N64, or on an emulator. And N64 emulators are notoriously bad at the moment, with hit and miss compatibility, slight but noticeable pauses and slowdowns, and various audio/graphical errors in some games. And a few games N64 don't run on any emulator yet. It's actually a fact that the Playstation 2 and the Gamecube are currently better emulated than the N64, despite them being newer and more powerful than the N64.

So I bought an ED64 so I could play Goldeneye X (which is brilliant, BTW) and I now use the ED64 instead of real game cartridges.

On the other hand, I do like emulation too. It mostly depends on how good the emulation is really, I think - 8 and 16 bit conputers and consoles are mostly emulated more or less perfectly, so I can emulate them on my PC or original (modded) XBox.

I think on the whole I prefer real consoles, but I don't mind emulators at all, as long as they're done well.
Title: Re: atari jaguar everdrive
Post by: Kerr Avon on December 29, 2014, 04:24 PM

I don't mind playing emulators on a mobile platform, I played a lot of retro systems on my PSP. Terrible on a phone though without a controller.

Yes to both your points. I have a PSP which I use for emulation (ZX Spectrum and C64, mainly), and as an ebook reader. I also have a tablet, which I can't play games on as I can't stand touch screen gaming. I really wish I could, but no matter how often I try to get used to it, it doesn't feel right for me. It would be great for mobile gaming, except I can't get used to the controls. I feel the same about motion controls, too, sadly (so no Metroid Prime 3 for me, I really wish that Nintendo had produced a Gamecube version of Metroid Prime 3, with joypad controls).
Title: Re: atari jaguar everdrive
Post by: Bernie on January 01, 2015, 07:48 PM
Man, it would be nice to have a Jag ED.  I'd be all over it.
Title: Re: the next everdrive?
Post by: cvskid on January 06, 2015, 12:49 AM
NeoGeo AES/MVS, GBA, Nintendo DS, and NeoGeo Pocket/Color are the 4 main systems i can think of off the top of my head that do not have everdrives for them yet.
Title: Re: the next everdrive?
Post by: brooksyx on January 06, 2015, 01:36 AM
NeoGeo AES/MVS, GBA, Nintendo DS, and NeoGeo Pocket/Color are the 4 main systems i can think of off the top of my head that do not have everdrives for them yet.

Does DS really need on though? The market is flooded with R4's and similar cards. Even the 'clones' work just fine. NeoGeo would be cool but such a small market there. I think a Sega Saturn one would be cool, word on the street is that images could be loaded from a everdrive type cart in the expansion port behind the disc drive. Might need a boot disc though.

Word on the street (from krikzz own twitter) is that a GBA cart is in the works. That would be cool!
Title: Re: the next everdrive?
Post by: CoolPrizes on January 06, 2015, 02:11 AM
Yeah, the DS doesn't really need one. The Supercard DSTwo is pretty much flawless.
Title: Re: the next everdrive?
Post by: Greg2600 on January 06, 2015, 06:25 AM
The only thing with DS cards is that there are TONS of fakes/clones of them.  So you could wind up buying a SC/DSTwo and getting a fake, and then the firmware won't work.

Neo Geo cart would have a decent demand, but far less than anything he sells now, even the SMS.  Cost could be an issue as well.

Neo Geo Pocket Color and Wonderswan have too small a following.  Sales #'s worldwide are dwarfed by systems like Game Gear even.

Sega Saturn has many options.  There's a method to reflash the 3rd party Action Replay carts to load a game.  Another is the Rea, which is a drive replacement from the GDEMU guy.  Also a Chinese site working on a device that would plug into the RAM cart slot.  Lastly, there's a guy investigating a board that would slip into the expansion slot for the VCD card. 

CD-based systems are a whole new ball of wax which Krikzz may not have time to get into right now.
Title: Re: the next everdrive?
Post by: CoolPrizes on January 08, 2015, 07:30 AM
The only thing with DS cards is that there are TONS of fakes/clones of them.  So you could wind up buying a SC/DSTwo and getting a fake, and then the firmware won't work.

Neo Geo cart would have a decent demand, but far less than anything he sells now, even the SMS.  Cost could be an issue as well.

Neo Geo Pocket Color and Wonderswan have too small a following.  Sales #'s worldwide are dwarfed by systems like Game Gear even.

Sega Saturn has many options.  There's a method to reflash the 3rd party Action Replay carts to load a game.  Another is the Rea, which is a drive replacement from the GDEMU guy.  Also a Chinese site working on a device that would plug into the RAM cart slot.  Lastly, there's a guy investigating a board that would slip into the expansion slot for the VCD card. 

CD-based systems are a whole new ball of wax which Krikzz may not have time to get into right now.

There are no fake DSTwos.
Title: Re: the next everdrive?
Post by: NeoXbit on January 20, 2015, 12:11 AM
I initially wanted a Jaguar Everdrive but after acquiring a consolized Neo Geo MVS with excellent RGB output I realized how badly it needs an everydrive of its own. You all know about the multi-carts out there, and I own a couple of them but they're always missing some great games and some roms have problems.

I do believe that the market for Neo Geo have grown exponentially in the past few years mainly due to some of those consolized units and the somewhat affordable price tags of the MVS carts. I'd still pay up to 400$ for a Neo Geo Everdrive (MVS, I guess the conversion to AES wouldn't be hard).
Title: Re: the next everdrive?
Post by: Shinjo360 on January 20, 2015, 01:34 AM
I would love an Atari Jaguar Everdrive.
Title: Re: the next everdrive?
Post by: DandySephy on January 20, 2015, 02:14 PM
I initially wanted a Jaguar Everdrive but after acquiring a consolized Neo Geo MVS with excellent RGB output I realized how badly it needs an everydrive of its own. You all know about the multi-carts out there, and I own a couple of them but they're always missing some great games and some roms have problems.

I do believe that the market for Neo Geo have grown exponentially in the past few years mainly due to some of those consolized units and the somewhat affordable price tags of the MVS carts. I'd still pay up to 400$ for a Neo Geo Everdrive (MVS, I guess the conversion to AES wouldn't be hard).
If anyone makes a flash cart for any Neo Geo it won't be Krikzz. It's not about demand, it's not about cost, it's about the complexity of design and manafacturing and the demand on time needed. It's much more complicated than any Everdrive. It needs someone focused on doing just one thing, and Krikzz still has to make and develop the existing products. all the everdrives use the same basic idea, adapted for the individual console but using the same basic principles. Neo requires a completely different way of thinking.

The most likely of the flash cart designers we already know about to make a Neo cart is Darksoft, but he's already busy with CPS2 and plans to do F3 next. He has the skill, but I suspect he won't be announcing one any time soon either.
Title: Re: the next everdrive?
Post by: Mattroid on January 20, 2015, 03:04 PM
The most likely of the flash cart designers we already know about to make a Neo cart is Darksoft, but he's already busy with CPS2 and plans to do F3 next. He has the skill, but I suspect he won't be announcing one any time soon either.
I'll admit my secret dream is for a Darksoft/Krikzz collaboration.
Title: Re: the next everdrive?
Post by: KalessinDB on January 21, 2015, 03:11 AM
I also feel as though NG would crucify Darksoft if he announced it.  Because NG is a little crucify-happy, and he got enough (imo, unwarranted) heat from his STV and CPS2 carts already.

Regardless, I'm as happy with Darksoft's products as I am Krikzz's -- I wish the STV one had a menu, but I understand why it doesn't -- and I will continue to purchase anything he comes out with.
Title: Re: the next everdrive?
Post by: DBloke on January 21, 2015, 07:56 AM
I initially wanted a Jaguar Everdrive but after acquiring a consolized Neo Geo MVS with excellent RGB output I realized how badly it needs an everydrive of its own. You all know about the multi-carts out there, and I own a couple of them but they're always missing some great games and some roms have problems.

I do believe that the market for Neo Geo have grown exponentially in the past few years mainly due to some of those consolized units and the somewhat affordable price tags of the MVS carts. I'd still pay up to 400$ for a Neo Geo Everdrive (MVS, I guess the conversion to AES wouldn't be hard).
If anyone makes a flash cart for any Neo Geo it won't be Krikzz. It's not about demand, it's not about cost, it's about the complexity of design and manafacturing and the demand on time needed. It's much more complicated than any Everdrive. It needs someone focused on doing just one thing, and Krikzz still has to make and develop the existing products. all the everdrives use the same basic idea, adapted for the individual console but using the same basic principles. Neo requires a completely different way of thinking.

The most likely of the flash cart designers we already know about to make a Neo cart is Darksoft, but he's already busy with CPS2 and plans to do F3 next. He has the skill, but I suspect he won't be announcing one any time soon either.
He has said its possble (sure it was in this thread), its just the cost of such a thing, but in saying that NeoGeo MVS collectors are crazy
Title: Re: the next everdrive?
Post by: Mattroid on January 21, 2015, 03:22 PM
NeoGeo MVS collectors are crazy
I have no idea what you're talking about  ::)

(http://www.arcadecrusade.com/gallery/d/36163-1/NeoGeoCarts.jpg)

* Not shown: a bin full of more MVS carts...
Title: Re: atari jaguar everdrive
Post by: jim16127 on February 07, 2015, 06:05 AM
Figured I'd chime in and put a +1 on this idea as well. It's one of the only consoles I can't emulate well. I also bought all of Krikzz's ED Carts from StoneAgeGamer. Gotta love those deluxe edition. Anyway...I bet more people would be interested in a Jaguar if an EverDrive type cart existed. Hell, I never played a TG16 until Krikzz released a flash cart for it. Now I own a TG16 and all the games! Thanks Krikzz. I welcome ANY and ALL flash carts. I'll buy em all!
Title: Re: atari jaguar everdrive
Post by: NeoXbit on February 12, 2015, 05:30 AM
Figured I'd chime in and put a +1 on this idea as well. It's one of the only consoles I can't emulate well. I also bought all of Krikzz's ED Carts from StoneAgeGamer. Gotta love those deluxe edition. Anyway...I bet more people would be interested in a Jaguar if an EverDrive type cart existed. Hell, I never played a TG16 until Krikzz released a flash cart for it. Now I own a TG16 and all the games! Thanks Krikzz. I welcome ANY and ALL flash carts. I'll buy em all!

I fully agree and also got myself a couple of consoles I didn't own mainly because of Krikzz's flashcarts. I got a Jaguar and a couple of games for it but a Jaguar everdrive would make me want to dust off the console and actually play a couple of decent games that are now way more expensive than they used to be years ago.
Title: Re: atari jaguar everdrive
Post by: MockyLock on February 12, 2015, 08:19 AM
if you have a couple of game to play, go and get a Skunkboard.
Title: Re: atari jaguar everdrive
Post by: NeoXbit on February 16, 2015, 03:44 AM
if you have a couple of game to play, go and get a Skunkboard.

I guess it's been out-of-production now for many years, correct me if I'm wrong.
Title: Re: atari jaguar everdrive
Post by: KalessinDB on February 16, 2015, 07:22 AM
if you have a couple of game to play, go and get a Skunkboard.

I guess it's been out-of-production now for many years, correct me if I'm wrong.

Consider yourself corrected.

http://atariage.com/forums/topic/223026-skunkboard-production-batch-declare-list/ (http://atariage.com/forums/topic/223026-skunkboard-production-batch-declare-list/)

(I can't click that link, it's blocked from work, but when I initially told dvd2vcd about it back in May or so the guy who was running the new batch was intending to just keep making them)
Title: Re: atari jaguar everdrive
Post by: DBloke on February 16, 2015, 07:43 AM
Id be up for one if they supported more than one game at once
Title: Re: atari jaguar everdrive
Post by: MockyLock on February 16, 2015, 08:04 AM
Id be up for one if they supported more than one game at once
So you can go and get it, is supports up to 2 games  :P
Title: Re: atari jaguar everdrive
Post by: butfluffy on February 16, 2015, 04:00 PM
skunkboard has no eeprom chip for game saves, supports only 2 games at once it's supposed to be a pain to use and needs connection to a pc.
 as much as i really would like an atari jaguar flashcart i would prefer to go without than get a skunkboard.
Title: Re: atari jaguar everdrive
Post by: Kerr Avon on February 16, 2015, 04:08 PM
Why are they called "skunk boards"? It's not a great name for a product, is it?
Title: Re: atari jaguar everdrive
Post by: butfluffy on February 17, 2015, 12:28 AM
it's called a skunkboard because once you do a little research before buying it you find out that it stinks like a steaming pile of poop and skunks stink too lol.
 i would have purchased one on about the 3rd run or something and i decided to research the product a little more before shelling out my cash and i'm glad i did i could cope with all the other pitfalls with the skunkboard but the no eeprom save option is a complete stinker.
the reason behind the decision not to include a eeprom save chip was to keep the cart inline with development and discourage people from buying the cart to play pirate games of old roms that nobody gives a monkeys about anymore... DOH!
 all i wanted was a basic easy to use flashcart for atari jaguar and the skunkboard fails on so many levels. maybe if the product was from 20 years ago the limitations may have been acceptable, but for a more recent product it really does fall short of my expectations and i gather others feel the same.
Title: Re: atari jaguar everdrive
Post by: DBloke on February 17, 2015, 12:56 AM
Most Jaguar fans hate priarcy of all kinds, which is why we need a decent flash cart to piss them off
Title: Re: atari jaguar everdrive
Post by: butfluffy on February 17, 2015, 04:53 AM
Most Jaguar fans hate priarcy of all kinds, which is why we need a decent flash cart to piss them off

yeah deffo. when i first got my jaguar and i started looking for a flash cart(s) i came across some forum threads here and there with some real bad attitude towards atari jaguar piracy but it's not like piracy killed the jaguar ffs.
 the system has some fun games and then some games which are so bad they become good in an AVGN sort of way but the console itself failed for reasons other than piracy.
 for me the console is  a bit of a curio, a glimpse of what might have been but never really took off and failed. it would be great to have the complete jaguar collection sitting on an ad card inside a fully functional flash cart one day.
 and to those anti piracy jaguar guys... come on it's 2015, the console is old now, the games are old now, who cares if i play games like atari Karts from a flash cart, it's not like it's 1995 or anything and a flash cart is going to seriously hurt the system.
 i mean consoles like the snes and megadrive/genesis had copiers being sold at the same time that they were in their prime and the systems still done well so why they making such a big deal over it now.
Title: Re: atari jaguar everdrive
Post by: goombakid on February 17, 2015, 04:58 AM
The funny thing is there's probably several "hardcore" Jaguar fans that are hoarding all the games. Add to that people saccing retail games for shells for flashcards, there won't be no choice but to "pirate" and get decent flashcard.

Is there even an active homebrew community? At least the Vritual boy fans have THIS (http://tinycartridge.com/post/59402077789/street-fighter-ii-hyper-fighting-on-virtual-boy).
Title: Re: atari jaguar everdrive
Post by: DBloke on February 17, 2015, 07:23 AM

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There is, I know someone that can code for it, but hes all up for a flash cart (apparently its great at 2D and was pushed as a 3D machine)
Almost all homebrew for it is on the Jag CD, the faulty add on that they released instead of more games


Theres a fixed version of Checkered flag that sorts out its meany problems
Title: Re: atari jaguar everdrive
Post by: butfluffy on February 17, 2015, 04:28 PM
the good news regarding most the homebrew being on jag cd format ios that apparetnly it would be rather easy with some know how to make a jaguar flashcart jag cd iso compatible. chilly willy explained why without going to much in depth a while back.
 i was hoping if krikzz was not up for making a jag flash cart that chilly willy may come up with something at some point. i would buy a jag flashcart in an instant, just so long as it ain't the skunkboard and supports game saves.
Title: Re: atari jaguar everdrive
Post by: NeoXbit on February 20, 2015, 02:44 AM
Alright, I checked the "skunkboard" out and I would rather wait for a Jaguar Everdrive to be made, if possible/ever. The Everdrive line of carts has shown nothing but reliability and excellent features and I expect no less from any upcoming product made by Krikzz.
Title: Re: atari jaguar everdrive
Post by: teamvb on February 21, 2015, 02:57 AM
Keep your original safe until the God of consoles, release a jag everdrive, but don't hold Ur breath
Title: Re: atari jaguar everdrive
Post by: teamvb on February 21, 2015, 05:39 AM
I don't know why some people are concerned about pirateing old flash cards,they are discontinued products,I see Alot of people buying old console and games for cheap and reselling them for a high price, they are the ones make it  expensive for everyone, then krikzz (God of consoles) comes to the rescue with all these flash cards, don't get me wrong I still buy original carts, having  a krikzz flash cards have some benefit
Play with backup Keep your original safe,dust free, play translated Japanese games, mod, homebrew games, I just ordered a turbo everdrive, everdrive n64v3,mega everdrive v2,super everdrive v2 with dsp, master everdrive, sd2snes,flashkit md and flashkit md today for my bday present, I will play with these flash cards and continue to buy a flash card game, if the price is right, everyone is different, don't judge people if you don't know them, normal  people can not afford Alot of toys, only rich people can, krikzz thank you for making all these wonderful flash cards.
Title: Re: atari jaguar everdrive
Post by: DBloke on February 21, 2015, 09:09 AM
Well...........(Everytime I type that I imagine one of the Road warriors saying it, CURSE YOU WRESTLING!!)

Mostly its a piracy issue, some people are very anti piracy due to mental health problems

But then theres some right dumb gits that think things like Everdrives are emulation

I have had some people complain that I use Everdrives at my games nights ("Its not the same") to them I say the following

"Would you want to have a pile of YOUR expensive games laying about for any dodgy gezzer to nick also some people always want to play games I dont want to own"
I have had some games nicked in the past
Title: Re: atari jaguar everdrive
Post by: teamvb on February 23, 2015, 12:53 PM
Lol, when I get my everdrives , I am going to sealed all my carts  in a airtight bag, and store them in a good place, I know the feeling when someone borrow  games and never return them and you pay good money for them $70 to $80 each  I let people borrow games 15years ago, I don't see any return till this day
Title: Re: atari jaguar everdrive
Post by: cutterjohn on February 27, 2015, 02:17 AM
May be at someday, but currently i have no plans to make the cart for jaguar
Heh.  I just came here to take a look at everdrive for n64 and THOUGH HAY! What about the Jag?!  Anyways you NEED to DO THIS.  Especially if you can emulate the CD drive as well.  OTOH Jag hardware was kinda flakey(CHEAP by Atari, IBM built them so the build is good, just questionable quality specced parts) to begin with so ...

Looked around for a forum to ask...

Offtopic looks about it...

...and what do I find?!
THIS thread.

You know that captcha to post is a real PITA and BOTH images that I tried were incredibly difficult to make out, the first one so bad that I didn't even try.  So many people just don't understand contrast... (you wouldn't believe the products that I buy and the shades of text color is so close to the background that it's almost impossible to read, e.g. mediumish yellow on darkish yellow, mediumish brown of darkish brown, lightish blue on mediumish blue, etc.  worst(mall maybe not worst) thing many of them it's supposed to apparently be marketing drivel...)


...and I phail at captcha... ...and again...
Title: Re: atari jaguar everdrive
Post by: teamvb on March 03, 2015, 03:49 AM
I just bought 3 atari jaguar, now I will have total of 4 jaguar, only thing left is a good atari jaguar flash card,
Title: Re: atari jaguar everdrive
Post by: rocketblast on March 03, 2015, 06:38 AM
What I could never get is why is the Jaguar emulator so bad.  I mean it plays games but it crashes like mad.  All we would need is an emulator just to see if the games are good, which they are not.  It is going to be hard to sell a flash cart for a system that has no good games.
Title: Re: atari jaguar everdrive
Post by: wilykat on March 03, 2015, 02:37 PM
What I could never get is why is the Jaguar emulator so bad.  I mean it plays games but it crashes like mad.  All we would need is an emulator just to see if the games are good, which they are not.  It is going to be hard to sell a flash cart for a system that has no good games.

You ever try to emulate 5 CPUs at once?  Jaguar has an odd hardware design in that any of those 5 CPUs can be used as fit.  One game may use only the 16-bits 68000 and ignore other, one may use one for video, one for audio, one for AI, etc.

Those 5 never worked together nicely, it was a hack job like Sega Saturn was.  So when people tried to make emulator, they never quite got everything to work together properly.
Title: Re: atari jaguar everdrive
Post by: Johnny23b on March 03, 2015, 04:11 PM
I don't know so much about the Atari Jaguar, but I guess that was the reason why it didnt get very popular, because of it beeing difficult to program games on it, just like the Sega Saturn never had the best graphics in 3D games as it could have been.
The Sega Saturn was an excellent console.
I am sad that there were so many games not as good as it should have been.
Title: Re: atari jaguar everdrive
Post by: DBloke on March 03, 2015, 04:53 PM
Sega underestimated 3D games and due to that the SS wasnt to cleaver with them

2D wise ITS A MONSTER!!

Sos the Jag apparently
Title: Re: atari jaguar everdrive
Post by: rocketblast on March 04, 2015, 09:08 AM
You know, Atari Karts was a kinda interesting game for this console.  Problem is, the game mechanics are kinda crude.  It's like a botched mario kart clone (as most popular mario kart clones tend to be anyway).

Checkered Flag was interesting til I saw reviews and also tried it in the emulator.  I won't say it is almost impossible to play but if you play it for a few minutes it feels like it is.

Aliens vs Predator was always the most hyped up game for this console back throughout the late 1990s and early 2000's and possibly to this day.  Problem is, the game is stale and lackluster as a title.

Club Drive I shouldn't go there.  Box art, game name, etc is kinda neat but the game just plain sucks.

I think that the Jaguar is an interesting piece of retro gaming history but seriously, why try to build a console with old fashioned stuff like a number pad (weren't we done with this, say from video game market crash ColecoVision which I do like, actually oddly enough the Coleco has a better game library than this console haha but I guess that goes without saying because it uses the tried and true Z80 which is also in your GameBoy [everdrive gameboy fans] and it is also the processor that gives you sound in the Sega Genesis / Megadrive [mega everdrive fans].)

I guess I should mention one more game, Tempest 2000.  While I think this game is quite lame after a couple minutes, a lot of people like it and also swear by the sound track.  There is a PC port of it so if you think you need a Jaguar just for a fix of this game, well you don't.  But as far as I recall the PC port I played did not have music.  Possibly it originally came with CDDA.  Anyway, I think the Jaguar version probably had music as well as included a pack in audio disc with the music tracks on it or something.

I just looked up top 10 Jaguar games and noticed Protector SE which for some reason I never heard of.  It looks nice in the screen shot but we have drop zone for snes anyways as well as a bunch of Defender games on various systems.

Less than 10 mentionable games, lack of interest from people who actually will put forward cash and purchase a flash cart for this system.

Seriously, KRIKzz would have an easier time developing and selling a flash cart for a more popular system such as of course GBA (why? we already have plenty kits for this system lol), NeoGeo Pocket Color (higher attachment rate, very affordable hardware, and it would be the only flash cart for this console that supports removable storage SD), and well there are those that want Atari 2600 flash cart but why? someone already makes it.  You can't expect that if KRIKzz makes a new 2600 flash cart that it is going to necessarily be any less expensive than the current offering.  What else have I missed here... I can't really think of anything else.

The biggest problem we have with anyone offering an Atari Jaguar flash cart is that a lot of people will express interest but a very small percentage of those people (I'm thinking 1-10%) will actually purchase it.  The rest of these guys (like me) have never even owned, let alone used a Jaguar in real life and plus are not planning to ever purchase one.
Title: Re: atari jaguar everdrive
Post by: DBloke on March 04, 2015, 01:43 PM
^AVP had a few good ideas like
The predator score system, you can run around cloaked killing, but you wont get anything for it, you have to kill them while visible
With the alien you have to infect solders to stand a chance
Nobody picks the humans.

There are tons of ports of Tempest 2000, most feel diffrent
Title: Re: atari jaguar everdrive
Post by: teamvb on March 04, 2015, 01:46 PM
sorry i don't want to start a fight but i know the games are not so great ,everyone has different taste,i like the hardware ,you don't .so what ever  , if krizz decide to makes  one ,i don't mind to leave $100 deposit for it ,and wait ,1,2,3 years ,if krikzz does not make one all good ,free country ,peace :)
Title: Re: atari jaguar everdrive
Post by: teamvb on March 05, 2015, 01:14 AM
i been  think if krikzz start something like a kickstart program for a jaguar everdrive ,we will see how many people who whats to buy one ,money talks bullshit walks
Title: Re: atari jaguar everdrive
Post by: RetroRepair on March 05, 2015, 04:09 AM
I'd buy one in a heartbeat as I had it as a kid but I can't see Krikzz making one, he's not got any interest in it (it seems) and frankly, I can't blame him.

I hope I'm wrong of course.
Title: Re: atari jaguar everdrive
Post by: dvd2vcd on March 07, 2015, 08:37 PM
wow....i cant believe this thread is still alive :)
Title: Re: atari jaguar everdrive
Post by: Troyus on March 08, 2015, 12:26 PM
Hey you are back from the dead!
Title: Re: atari jaguar everdrive
Post by: Fmamarksman on March 09, 2015, 09:32 PM
wow....i cant believe this thread is still alive :)

I've been watching slowly waiting for it to die, but it never has. . .
Its immortal.
Title: Re: atari jaguar everdrive
Post by: FriendofSonic on March 09, 2015, 11:33 PM
I caved in and bought a Skunk board. I'm not particularly happy about having to hook it up to the PC to flash a game on it, but it sounds like a quality product otherwise.
Title: Re: atari jaguar everdrive
Post by: dvd2vcd on March 10, 2015, 10:48 AM
Hey you are back from the dead!
yayyyyy i have been missed  :D whats the progress looking like on the everJAG then?  ;)
Title: Re: atari jaguar everdrive
Post by: MockyLock on March 10, 2015, 11:09 AM
I caved in and bought a Skunk board. I'm not particularly happy about having to hook it up to the PC to flash a game on it, but it sounds like a quality product otherwise.

I bought one too.
Even if it's missing some features, it definitely worth its 70€.
Title: Re: atari jaguar everdrive
Post by: FriendofSonic on March 11, 2015, 02:45 AM
I caved in and bought a Skunk board. I'm not particularly happy about having to hook it up to the PC to flash a game on it, but it sounds like a quality product otherwise.

I bought one too.
Even if it's missing some features, it definitely worth its 70€.
Absolutely, it was a fair price. I'll have fun checking out some of the more obscure titles for the Jag.
Title: Re: atari jaguar everdrive
Post by: teamvb on March 15, 2015, 07:39 AM
were can i buy a skunkborad
Title: Re: atari jaguar everdrive
Post by: MockyLock on March 15, 2015, 10:09 AM
Look here :
http://atariage.com/forums/topic/230666-skunkboard-sillyventure-edition-how-to-buy/
Title: Re: atari jaguar everdrive
Post by: DBloke on March 15, 2015, 10:27 AM
As I have probably said, A Skunkboard is useless to me as I have the Jag games I want, I just need something with a load of games on it for my games nights (dont like leaving carts around)
Title: Re: atari jaguar everdrive
Post by: teamvb on March 15, 2015, 11:12 AM
Good thing it is sold out, I was going to do a impulse buy lol, I guess I will sit tight and wait for a better flash card.
Title: Re: atari jaguar everdrive
Post by: Fmamarksman on March 17, 2015, 09:41 PM
Hey you are back from the dead!
yayyyyy i have been missed  :D whats the progress looking like on the everJAG then?  ;)

The chance is still slim to none. Krikzz has said that he's working on hardware updates now. New EDGB, maybe a GBA flash cart, and maybe something NES related(maybe my brain made that last one up.)
Title: Re: atari jaguar everdrive
Post by: wilykat on March 17, 2015, 10:49 PM
Hey you are back from the dead!
yayyyyy i have been missed  :D whats the progress looking like on the everJAG then?  ;)

The chance is still slim to none. Krikzz has said that he's working on hardware updates now. New EDGB, maybe a GBA flash cart, and maybe something NES related(maybe my brain made that last one up.)

He's working on Sega Pico flash cart.
Title: Re: atari jaguar everdrive
Post by: MockyLock on March 18, 2015, 08:12 AM


He's working on Sega Pico flash cart.

You should have kept this for April 1st...
Title: Re: atari jaguar everdrive
Post by: MockyLock on March 18, 2015, 08:13 AM
Good thing it is sold out, I was going to do a impulse buy lol, I guess I will sit tight and wait for a better flash card.

Anyway, if you change your mind, i should have one spare (bought many for friends, and i wonder if i don't have one left somewhere...)
Title: Re: atari jaguar everdrive
Post by: teamvb on March 19, 2015, 01:37 PM
Thank you but no thanks, but sounds very good, it a special one too
Title: Re: atari jaguar everdrive
Post by: StarDust4Ever on March 28, 2015, 02:02 PM
You guys Ever Drive Jaguar? I hear they go 0-60 in a Flash... 8)
Title: Re: atari jaguar everdrive
Post by: teamvb on March 30, 2015, 12:42 AM
no not yet but waiting to drive krizz's jaguar everdrive  :P
Title: Re: atari jaguar everdrive
Post by: rocketblast on April 04, 2015, 01:13 PM
75 euros for a flash cart.  that isn't bad at all, except that it is a Jaguar flash cart  :(
Title: Re: Atari Jaguar Everdrive
Post by: vipercg on April 14, 2015, 07:02 AM
I'd buy one in a heartbeat as I had it as a kid but I can't see Krikzz making one, he's not got any interest in it (it seems) and frankly, I can't blame him.

I hope I'm wrong of course.

I agree . Kickstarter program , to raise funds for the Atari Jaguar Everdrive Project.  ;)

Paulo - BRAZIL
Title: atari jaguar everdrive
Post by: RogeCM on April 19, 2015, 09:54 PM
i am also waiting for the atari jaguar flash cartridge
Title: Re: atari jaguar everdrive
Post by: butfluffy on April 21, 2015, 02:35 AM
also with the atari st to jaguar conversions i was reading about yesterday the potential to play some great classics on the jaguar is atatsy prospect http://www.retrocollect.com/News/fantasy-world-dizzy-rick-dangerous-a-other-atari-st-classics-ported-to-atari-jaguar.html
 i followed the link t the download page and some very good games are fully playable already and hopefully lots more will follow.
Title: Re: atari jaguar everdrive
Post by: phoenixdownita on April 21, 2015, 06:41 AM
Yeah, CyranoJ is making a killing:

http://dbug.kicks-ass.net/ST2JAG/ST2JAG.php

http://atariage.com/forums/topic/234374-cyranoj-ports-for-the-rest-of-us/
Title: Re: the next everdrive?
Post by: StarshipUK on May 10, 2015, 03:53 AM
I would love to see a SD cart or multicart for the following systems:

1. Super Cassette Vision
2. Casio Loopy
3. Tomy Pyuuta
4. Casio PV-1000
5. Sord \ CGL \ Takara M5
6. Spectravideo SV-328
7. Funtech Super A'Can

I own all these systems except a Super A'Can, but would buy one if a cart was made for it  :)
Title: Re: atari jaguar everdrive
Post by: StarshipUK on May 10, 2015, 03:57 AM
If a decent multi\sd cart was released for the Jaguar I would buy a Jaguar and the Cart and I am sure quite a few other people would too.
Title: Re: the next everdrive?
Post by: yoloswag420 on May 10, 2015, 08:03 AM
Quote
4) Pointless making one as there are already flash carts out there

but they suck : \
Title: Re: the next everdrive?
Post by: GreatFunky on May 10, 2015, 01:01 PM
NeoGeo MVS collectors are crazy
I have no idea what you're talking about  ::)
Yeah , what is he talking about?  ;D   (https://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/400x100q90/539/JKyZW4.jpg)

                                                                           
(http://i.imgur.com/Xn8Ceqa.jpg)
Title: Re: the next everdrive?
Post by: fille1976 on May 10, 2015, 01:10 PM
for me it may costs 1000$.
its just that its so fine to have a full collection on sdcard and not get the cartrigde everytime in and out.
also the prices for those games,its ridicilous.
i have received just my neo super mvs-snk connvertor II,waiting on my 161 in 1.
then i can finaly play on my aes.
own 7 games,but want to play those best games on the system.
owning now all everdrives-gdemu and rhea,and its so fine to have them all.
you dont have to worry anymore that it breaks because of its age.
i bought my aes from consolepassion 10y ago,rgb modded,power button led mod-unibios recently upgraded to 3.1
its a nice console,really liked it,but to expensive games.
Title: Re: atari jaguar everdrive
Post by: Phipscube on May 27, 2015, 12:36 AM
I put a vote in for a Jag Everdrive (and Atari Lynx)

But I plan to buy a Turbo Everdrive for my PC Engine in the meantime :)
Title: Re: atari jaguar everdrive
Post by: goombakid on May 27, 2015, 05:17 AM
Anyone wanna vote if I should lock this thread?
Title: Re: atari jaguar everdrive
Post by: MockyLock on May 27, 2015, 08:28 AM
AH AH AH :D
Title: Re: atari jaguar everdrive
Post by: butfluffy on May 28, 2015, 12:09 AM
might aswell lock it. also lock any other threads where potential customers are asking for neo geo, saturn, ps1 neo geo pocket, gameboy advance etc.
 every so often a few people express interest in a jaguar everdrive which i would imagine is not doing any harm.
 some customers would like to see a jaguar everdrive in the future and it's on my  wishlist also. the only way for potential customers to express interest in a product they would like to see developed is by posting here on krikzz's forums.
the topic is already out of the way in the off topic section and the thread is not very active anymore but occasional posts prove that there is at least some interest in a jaguar flash cart.
why the need to close the topic?
 i'm not trying to provoke an internet argument here in the least but so long as a topic is not causing any issues or major arguments why close down peoples right to express an opinion about a product they would love krikzz to make?
 i don't see how this topic is causing any problems? unless i'm missing something.
Title: Re: atari jaguar everdrive
Post by: goombakid on May 28, 2015, 06:26 AM
Just bullshiting. I just think it's amazing how long this thread lasted. How many times it's been revived. How many people's first post (either immediately after registering or have been registered before the topic got started) is in this thread.

How about this. I'm merging this thread with "The Next Everdrive" thread and make it a sticky. That way, every and all possible next Everdrive iterations can be requested ad we can all discuss in civil manner the positives and negatives of it.
Title: Re: the next everdrive?
Post by: DBloke on May 28, 2015, 06:45 AM
Thats all very well but
I WANT A JAG EVERDRIVE!!!11!!!!!!!!!!
Title: Re: the next everdrive?
Post by: goombakid on May 28, 2015, 10:01 AM
Virtual Boy Everdrive WANT! pls
;D
Title: Re: the next everdrive?
Post by: butfluffy on May 28, 2015, 01:39 PM
i think merging threads is a very good idea. now all future everdrive talk can remain in one place rather than multiple threads related to different systems.
 i'm still keen on the gba everdrive which i thought was in the works, but i'm not sure what krikzz stance is on a gba everdrive these days.
Title: Re: the next everdrive?
Post by: MockyLock on May 28, 2015, 03:03 PM
I would like an HMG-7900 flashcard. Please Krikzz, there is a HUGE market for this device. Think about it !
Title: Re: the next everdrive?
Post by: DBloke on May 28, 2015, 03:35 PM
ACETRONIC ONE NOW OR I WILL DESTROY EARTH!!!
Title: Re: the next everdrive?
Post by: butfluffy on May 28, 2015, 05:06 PM
don't forget about the tiger game com guys. to leave that system out would be criminal lol.
Title: Re: the next everdrive?
Post by: DBloke on May 28, 2015, 05:30 PM
don't forget about the tiger game com guys. to leave that system out would be criminal lol.


(http://i1016.photobucket.com/albums/af281/DPrinny/Talking%20pictures/dontthinkso.gif) (http://s1016.photobucket.com/user/DPrinny/media/Talking%20pictures/dontthinkso.gif.html)

The Tiger R-Zone would be HYPE AS FUNK!!

On a normal note, the game.com is the easiest system to collect for, one game is hard to get and its not worth the bother
Title: Re: the next everdrive?
Post by: goombakid on May 28, 2015, 06:14 PM
VECTREX 4 LYF!
Title: Re: the next everdrive?
Post by: sk8er000 on May 28, 2015, 06:43 PM
VECTREX 4 LYF!
The vectrex has a multicart with all the games
Title: Re: the next everdrive?
Post by: DBloke on May 28, 2015, 06:51 PM
VECTREX 4 LYF!
The vectrex has a multicart with all the games

Not all, well it has all the official ones, but not all homebrew
Title: Re: the next everdrive?
Post by: sk8er000 on May 28, 2015, 06:52 PM
VECTREX 4 LYF!
The vectrex has a multicart with all the games

Not all, well it has all the official ones, but not all homebrew
By the wat I think is a good compromise
Title: Re: the next everdrive?
Post by: MockyLock on May 28, 2015, 08:34 PM
I have 1 or 2 games for R-Zone. The system is pretty hard to find CIB (i mean, with a decent prize).
Title: Re: the next everdrive?
Post by: DBloke on May 28, 2015, 08:52 PM
Fancied a go on one once, but after seeing that its nothing more than a Tiger game projected on one screen I decided that its cack
By the wat I think is a good compromise
Considering that all the homebrew games are no longer being sold and some are rather good I would prefer an easy way to get them
Title: Re: the next everdrive?
Post by: Mattroid on May 28, 2015, 10:35 PM
THIS THREAD IS FUN!!!!!!
Title: Re: the next everdrive?
Post by: rafaelalvesals on May 28, 2015, 10:44 PM
(https://cavalosdancantes.files.wordpress.com/2012/03/af819041.jpg)

i will not sleep until we have a everdrive for this  ;D hahahaha
Title: Re: the next everdrive?
Post by: DBloke on May 28, 2015, 11:26 PM
THIS THREAD IS FUN!!!!!!
(http://i.imgur.com/ZICW7Qu.gif)

MOONWALK BACKWARDS!!
Title: Re: the next everdrive?
Post by: butfluffy on May 29, 2015, 12:02 AM
i doubt michael jackson is taking that kid for some innocent dancing lessons lol
Title: Re: the next everdrive?
Post by: marioweezer on May 29, 2015, 01:32 AM
Fancied a go on one once, but after seeing that its nothing more than a Tiger game projected on one screen I decided that its cack
By the wat I think is a good compromise
Considering that all the homebrew games are no longer being sold and some are rather good I would prefer an easy way to get them

Have a look at the VecMulti. It's a flashcart for the Vectrex and it uses a micro SD card so you can load any game you want. Received it yesterday and it's awesome!  :)
Title: Re: the next everdrive?
Post by: KalessinDB on May 29, 2015, 02:02 AM
Richard is still selling? Neat, I thought he had disappeared a whole ago. I had one back before I sold my Vectrex, nice kit and helpful seller.
Title: Re: the next everdrive?
Post by: DBloke on May 29, 2015, 07:09 AM
Fancied a go on one once, but after seeing that its nothing more than a Tiger game projected on one screen I decided that its cack
By the wat I think is a good compromise
Considering that all the homebrew games are no longer being sold and some are rather good I would prefer an easy way to get them

Have a look at the VecMulti. It's a flashcart for the Vectrex and it uses a micro SD card so you can load any game you want. Received it yesterday and it's awesome!  :)
Hes making them again?
Title: Re: the next everdrive?
Post by: MockyLock on May 29, 2015, 08:03 AM
I got mine while it was marked as No longer available.
I just wrote him a mail asking if there was left. It's been a while though.
But it worth a try.
Title: Re: the next everdrive?
Post by: marioweezer on May 29, 2015, 11:13 AM
Fancied a go on one once, but after seeing that its nothing more than a Tiger game projected on one screen I decided that its cack
By the wat I think is a good compromise
Considering that all the homebrew games are no longer being sold and some are rather good I would prefer an easy way to get them

Have a look at the VecMulti. It's a flashcart for the Vectrex and it uses a micro SD card so you can load any game you want. Received it yesterday and it's awesome!  :)
Hes making them again?
Yep!  :) Comes in a nice 3D printed red shell and a micro SD card pre-loaded with all the commercial roms (public domain) and tons of homebrews. You can of course add more games if you wish.

I don't know if Richard has any left in this current batch but it sounds like he's going to be making more in the future. Just send him an email and I'm sure he'll add you to the list.
Title: Re: the next everdrive?
Post by: MockyLock on May 29, 2015, 11:34 AM
Ah
I had the previous model, with original shell modified.
Title: Re: the next everdrive?
Post by: goombakid on May 29, 2015, 11:35 AM
THIS THREAD IS FUN!!!!!!
(http://www.clker.com/cliparts/3/7/1/3/1194984910785474358stop_sign_miguel_s_nchez_.svg.med.png)(https://38.media.tumblr.com/17553eb21cb7b8cbd985813a7c335a47/tumblr_mgwcl7550T1s3hncbo1_250.gif)

I need to look into that Vec cart. :D I know it's been discussed here before.
Title: Re: the next everdrive?
Post by: wilykat on June 04, 2015, 01:35 PM
WTB: Action Max (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Action_Max) multi cart.
Title: Re: the next everdrive?
Post by: DBloke on June 04, 2015, 01:44 PM
There was already a compilation DVD made for it,

I will soon start work on my Homebrew games for it
Title: Re: PSX Everdrive
Post by: arlips on June 06, 2015, 04:49 AM
I'm just reviving this topic because it exists and didn't see the need to make a new one. Does Krikzz have something inherently against making an Everdrive for a CD based system? The PSIO is currently suffering setbacks and it's already way past its original ETA of end-of-2014. Would love to see our man Krikzz take on the PSX and give us a solid SD based loading system that plugs into the I/O port of the older PSX models. Getting so sick of switching discs manually and needing to burn a new CD for every little obscure game I want to play....I dream of the day I can just browse the entire PSX collection from a single menu and start any game with ease!
Title: Re: PSX Everdrive
Post by: KalessinDB on June 06, 2015, 05:53 AM
Yes, Krikzz has said multiple times he has no interest in doing optical drive-based systems.  Plus there's still other cart-based systems for him to tackle, to say nothing of the upkeep and firmware updates for all the products he already has out.

I'd assume Deunan or Mnemo would be more likely to make a PSX drive replacement.  Because.. yeah... PSIO is vaporware.  I'd love to be proven wrong, but I'm not counting on it.

Right now it seems like Krikzz is focusing on cart systems (with a few others like batari doing the Harmony and Concerto carts for 2600/7800, Atarimania doing 5200/Colecovision, Richard doing Vectrex/Virtual Boy), Deunan and Mnemo doing optical systems (DC/Saturn and 3DO/DC respectively, both with plans for more I think), and darksoft working on arcade systems (STV, CPS3 and CPS2 so far and talking about his next plan)

And all us poor fools happily buying them all.

No?  Just me?  Okay then.
Title: Re: PSX Everdrive
Post by: MockyLock on June 06, 2015, 08:30 AM
Aerf, sadly, not just you  :P
Title: Re: PSX Everdrive
Post by: fille1976 on June 06, 2015, 09:17 AM
for me the most important card based is missing,the aes.
it may cost 500e,i dont care,ill buy it.
but he already said he doesnt do aes.
i have almost almost all cardtrigd based consoles,but the aes rocks.
its just an awesome console with many good games.
also like to have neo geo pocket-atari lynx-wonderswan-atari jaguar flashcard.
Title: Re: the next everdrive?
Post by: goombakid on June 06, 2015, 10:06 AM
Another thread MERGER!

Title: Re: PSX Everdrive
Post by: KalessinDB on June 06, 2015, 01:08 PM
for me the most important card based is missing,the aes.
it may cost 500e,i dont care,ill buy it.
but he already said he doesnt do aes.
i have almost almost all cardtrigd based consoles,but the aes rocks.
its just an awesome console with many good games.
also like to have neo geo pocket-atari lynx-wonderswan-atari jaguar flashcard.

Darksoft (who's doing the arcade stuff) is intending to do a Neo multi, if not next eventually, and he's said he intends to make it work on both AES and MVS (presuming it's physically possible).  And, given his previous price points, he may well manage to get cheaper than 500. Though it may come bare boards
Title: Re: the next everdrive?
Post by: KalessinDB on June 06, 2015, 01:12 PM
Also NGP exists already, albeit not SD based. And a guy on atariage forums has a working prototype for a Lynx one that's SD based. There's also an already existing version of a lynx one that's flash based. Very small production run.
Title: Re: PSX Everdrive
Post by: DandySephy on June 07, 2015, 12:34 AM
I'm just reviving this topic because it exists and didn't see the need to make a new one. Does Krikzz have something inherently against making an Everdrive for a CD based system?
The types of devices are completely different. Everdrives are all based on the same concept and prices, and adapted for each specific system and revision. he has been able to release so many and with different revisions because he has been able to reuse aspects of each one. Cd devices would mean starting from the beginning and need much more work. It's not surprise Krikzz has no interest in them.

Deunan's devices again are based on reusing the same concept, adapted for each system. Rhea was up and running quickly because most of the hardwork was done and just needed to be adapted for the specifics of the Saturn. His PC Engine device will again be based on the same work.

Cart systems are "easy" to do because they just copy the way the system was designed - the game is copied to memory and run from there, once the game is copied to that memory the system doesn't know any different from an original cart. The work is largely in creating code the system will understand to provide the menu and extra functions.

Cd's systems are MUCH harder because the systems are much more complicated as they rely not just on the cd drive, but various processors and memory systems in order to handle the read, process and understand the data. Some systems are also easier to do because of how they are designed. On Saturn and Dreamcast the cd drive is a module that can be removed and replaced with something else - GDEMU and Rhea are drop in replacements for the drive and so the rest of the system doesn't know any different. With some other systems such as PS1 the system is designed so that everything is on a single board and the drive assembly plugs into that without any of it's own processing. This means you can't simply replace the drive, and is the reason PSIO requires you to modify the motherboard and requires additional work.

It's for these reasons that Deunan's PC Engine product will only work on PCE+CD setups and not Duo's - the separate cd is much easier to modify than the single pcbs design of the Duo. Although even the version he has at the moment has issues - obtaining the necessary connector is the obvious problem.
Title: Re: the next everdrive?
Post by: fille1976 on June 07, 2015, 09:39 AM
i buyed the atari lynx flashcard,waiting for the sd based one.
and also buyed neo geo flashmasta +linkmasta,so i can try out my neo geo pocket color.
and neo geo aes flashcard ill buy imediatly when its out or if its coming.
Title: Re: the next everdrive?
Post by: Captain N on June 11, 2015, 04:11 AM
The PSIO as far as I can understand is really close to being finished. The Beta tester should recieve their boards any time now. I'm still really excited for this. I am just a bit disappointed that it won't just work as a plug'n play solution. And that you will have to ultimately solder/wire some stuff on.
Title: Re: the next everdrive?
Post by: StarshipUK on June 11, 2015, 04:36 AM
There was an AES multicart, but it was stupidly expensive and sold out stupidly quickly. I think its also possible to use an AES to MVS converter and a MVS multicart.

I listed a few pages back the 6 or 7 cart systems which have not had a cart made for them and most likely never will due to low demand.

The most comprehensive list seems to be this thread: http://atariage.com/forums/topic/127752-flashcart-and-multicart-list-all-systems/ with consoles in the first post and computers in the second post.
Title: Re: the next everdrive?
Post by: dvd2vcd on June 17, 2015, 01:39 AM
longest thread ever?  :o
Title: Re: the next everdrive?
Post by: goombakid on June 17, 2015, 05:16 AM
longest thread ever?  :o

Nah, I just merged a bunch of "this everdrive" and "that everdrive" threads into the one you started a long time ago.
Title: Re: the next everdrive?
Post by: helloanime on July 06, 2015, 11:01 PM
 i think the next everdrive after the gameboy  the gameboyadvance everdrive would like to get   
Title: Re: the next everdrive?
Post by: pckid on August 05, 2015, 12:24 AM
There was an AES multicart, but it was stupidly expensive and sold out stupidly quickly. I think its also possible to use an AES to MVS converter and a MVS multicart.

I listed a few pages back the 6 or 7 cart systems which have not had a cart made for them and most likely never will due to low demand.

The most comprehensive list seems to be this thread: http://atariage.com/forums/topic/127752-flashcart-and-multicart-list-all-systems/ with consoles in the first post and computers in the second post.

The ng dev team , developper of razion , last hope ....

They have their own flash card usb for AES and MVS

(http://i51.tinypic.com/156tnrk.png)

i don't understand 2 company , i know another, they have it.

and why it's difficult for Igor.

Title: Re: the next everdrive?
Post by: leoncrise on August 15, 2015, 07:05 PM
arcade game machine is in dire need of a flash cart!!!!!!

I desperately want such products!!!
Title: Re: the next everdrive?
Post by: kruuth on August 17, 2015, 11:05 PM
NO way you'd ever be able to get an arcade unit going.  Neo*geo, Taito, Capcom CPS, yes, but there was so much variability even between a single company that it would never work.  You want an arcade flash card get a computer.
Title: Re: the next everdrive?
Post by: kruuth on August 17, 2015, 11:07 PM
There was an AES multicart, but it was stupidly expensive and sold out stupidly quickly. I think its also possible to use an AES to MVS converter and a MVS multicart.

I listed a few pages back the 6 or 7 cart systems which have not had a cart made for them and most likely never will due to low demand.

The most comprehensive list seems to be this thread: http://atariage.com/forums/topic/127752-flashcart-and-multicart-list-all-systems/ with consoles in the first post and computers in the second post.

The ng dev team , developper of razion , last hope ....

They have their own flash card usb for AES and MVS

(http://i51.tinypic.com/156tnrk.png)

i don't understand 2 company , i know another, they have it.

and why it's difficult for Igor.

Because those flash carts are dev.  Look at a couple of Neo*Geo carts and you'll see that there's some difference there in the designs.  You'd either have to hack the roms to run on the single hardware or build something that worked with all of them if I'm not mistaken.

Not that I wouldn't pay $500-700 for a neo geo multi that actually had all the WORKING games on it.
Title: Re: the next everdrive?
Post by: TDIRunner on August 27, 2015, 09:15 PM
I love reading through topics like this.  It's my dream that every system I own will have some type of SD or USB functionality to it some day.  I'm in the process of buying all of the Everdrives currently on the market and I happily await any new upcoming EDs.  Of the cart based consoles that do not have EDs, I would love to see one on the Jaguar next.  I'm already aware of the Skunkboard and I'm also aware that Krikzz doesn' thave any plans for Atari hardware, but I can still dream.  It would be great to find an alternative to the Skunkboard that is easier to find, cheaper, and able to hold multiple games at once. 
Title: Re: the next everdrive?
Post by: fille1976 on August 27, 2015, 09:45 PM
i buyed a skunkboard v3 a few moths ago,was not cheap,but love it.
there are some good games on the jag.
how is the gba everdrive krikzz?
Title: Re: the next everdrive?
Post by: TDIRunner on August 27, 2015, 10:05 PM
i buyed a skunkboard v3 a few moths ago,was not cheap,but love it.
there are some good games on the jag.
how is the gba everdrive krikzz?

V3 is most recent version if I remember.  Is that correct?  Is it still just one game at a time?  At this point, if I'm wanting one, are my only options second-hand?
Title: Re: the next everdrive?
Post by: fille1976 on August 27, 2015, 10:32 PM
it is the latest version and you can program 2 games if im right.
Title: Re: the next everdrive?
Post by: kruuth on August 27, 2015, 10:33 PM
Why couldn't you program a loader and make a multicart?
Title: Re: the next everdrive?
Post by: dragonblood on August 31, 2015, 04:37 PM
Krizzk not be better, produce a converter cartridge MVS Neo-Geo AES, is in China took the best but the trouble is that there came many and already sold out.
Title: Re: the next everdrive?
Post by: brooksyx on August 31, 2015, 05:16 PM
Why couldn't you program a loader and make a multicart?

Not worth it, besides carts are not all the same size.
Title: Re: the next everdrive?
Post by: gba4life on September 01, 2015, 01:24 AM
Is there any update on the gba everdrive? https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BygSO7dCIAElJui.jpg:large I'm really eagerly anticipating this. A truly modern, near perfect flashcart (even without RTC)  for the gba would be so amazing. I really don't want to buy an ez flash. I hope Krikzz is still working on this (pls still work on this krikzz). :)
Title: I'd love to see a Virtual Boy Everdrive
Post by: retronintendonerd on September 03, 2015, 05:05 AM
I love the over-hated little system and would love to see a more refined flash cart than the one available now, elsewhere. You could call it:
EverDrive Red
EverDrive VB
EverDrive Virtual

I'm just day dreaming...
Title: Re: I'd love to see a Virtual Boy Everdrive
Post by: KalessinDB on September 03, 2015, 05:17 AM
I'm with you.  I actually have every US release on VB as well as a FlashBoy+ but I'd still buy one of Krikzz's creations if he did it for the VB.  Under-appreciated little gem of a system in my eyes.
Title: Re: I'd love to see a Virtual Boy Everdrive
Post by: retronintendonerd on September 03, 2015, 05:55 AM
So glad to see I'm not alone on loving this little system. I'm working on my VB library now. I will do NA and then JP exclusives and another flash cart if it comes out.
Title: Re: I'd love to see a Virtual Boy Everdrive
Post by: goombakid on September 03, 2015, 08:46 AM
Preach! I've been hounding for a VBED for a long time.
Title: Re: I'd love to see a Virtual Boy Everdrive
Post by: gladders on September 03, 2015, 11:36 AM
Would be lovely. The Flashboy Plus is an excellent piece of kit but it's a shame that it can only hold one cart at a time.

I doubt Krikzz will get round to it though, it's too niche and has too small a selection of games.
Title: Re: I'd love to see a Virtual Boy Everdrive
Post by: retronintendonerd on September 03, 2015, 06:58 PM
Preach! I've been hounding for a VBED for a long time.

I think it might breathe some more life into the system once people have a chance to try all the awesome homebrew.

Would be lovely. The Flashboy Plus is an excellent piece of kit but it's a shame that it can only hold one cart at a time.

I doubt Krikzz will get round to it though, it's too niche and has too small a selection of games.
It may only have 22 official total games but the homebrew library dwarfs it and the games are damn good most of the time. I'm gonna keep on dreaming lol
Title: Re: I'd love to see a Virtual Boy Everdrive
Post by: NeoXbit on September 04, 2015, 12:53 PM
Oh I would definitely buy it, hands down. The games and the system are not as bad as everybody imagine they are, they're actually pretty fun!
Title: Re: I'd love to see a Virtual Boy Everdrive
Post by: retronintendonerd on September 04, 2015, 06:01 PM
Oh I would definitely buy it, hands down. The games and the system are not as bad as everybody imagine they are, they're actually pretty fun!
Right?! VB Wario Land is the best game. Best Wario game ever IMO. Hyperfighter and Bound High! are my favorite homebrew.
Title: Re: I'd love to see a Virtual Boy Everdrive
Post by: strider1911 on September 05, 2015, 06:22 PM
You guys are insane.
Title: Re: I'd love to see a Virtual Boy Everdrive
Post by: retronintendonerd on September 05, 2015, 06:23 PM
You guys are insane.
Have you ever played a Virtual Boy? Emulators don't count.
Title: Re: I'd love to see a Virtual Boy Everdrive
Post by: Missingno255 on September 06, 2015, 10:57 AM
There's literally only 20 games for it. Completely pointless and no reason to have one.
Title: Re: I'd love to see a Virtual Boy Everdrive
Post by: retronintendonerd on September 06, 2015, 04:33 PM
There's literally only 20 games for it. Completely pointless and no reason to have one.
22 games and countless good homebrew titles and for that, a flash cart would be great.
Title: Re: I'd love to see a Virtual Boy Everdrive
Post by: Greg2600 on September 06, 2015, 04:55 PM
VB is right there with NGPC, the libraries are just too small, as are the user bases.  Krikzz would never sell enough to make the investment practical.  The VB homebrews consist of largely unfinished SNES ports, which look terrible in red only, and others which are very simplistic.  Very few actually incorporate 3D the way the official releases did. 

I've played VB numerous times, it's a great novelty to own, but I personally never would because I find it too straining on my eyes.  Same feeling I had when I played my friend's in high school 20 years earlier.  GBA (if completed) will make Krikzz far more money.
Title: Re: the next everdrive?
Post by: goombakid on September 06, 2015, 08:03 PM
Merged with supertopic "Next Everdrive" because reasons.
Title: Re: the next everdrive?
Post by: dvd2vcd on September 06, 2015, 09:51 PM
a VB everdrive? are u serious? bet theres only a handfull of people that have working systems, i cant see it ever making any money! the system is too damn expensive for starters and also its crap worst system ever, GBA everdrive is a cart i would like to see happen, theres the supercard and EZflash4 which are both very good but a ED would be great!
Title: Re: the next everdrive?
Post by: Johnny23b on September 06, 2015, 10:54 PM
a VB everdrive? are u serious? bet theres only a handfull of people that have working systems, i cant see it ever making any money! the system is too damn expensive for starters and also its crap worst system ever, GBA everdrive is a cart i would like to see happen, theres the supercard and EZflash4 which are both very good but a ED would be great!
even a Neo Geo Everdrive would probably sell many more times than an Virtual Boy ED, even it would cost 3 times more.
Title: Re: the next everdrive?
Post by: gba4life on September 07, 2015, 06:46 AM
a VB everdrive? are u serious? bet theres only a handfull of people that have working systems, i cant see it ever making any money! the system is too damn expensive for starters and also its crap worst system ever, GBA everdrive is a cart i would like to see happen, theres the supercard and EZflash4 which are both very good but a ED would be great!

Supercard is garbage, and ez flash iv is just too cumbersome. I want that everdrive experience for the gba. The GBA simply is in dire need of a truly easy to use and convenient flash cart that I'm sure Krikzz can provide in due time. Please be soon Krikzz!!! ;D
Title: Re: the next everdrive?
Post by: RetroDanâ„¢ on September 07, 2015, 08:51 AM
I know Krikzz will likely never do so, but I think the Neo Geo is long overdue for some kind of flash-cart.  Prices for the actual games are far beyond absurd, and even if the cart was about $1000 USD, it would be a more than justifiable purchase.  Also, the NG multicarts have too many problems, let alone those of us who prefer the AES to MVS.  I do have a Daedalus converter, and it works well enough, but it's just so...UGLY with that yellow brick sticking out of its side.  This is ignoring, of course, how finicky the converter is (I have to jam a Wii Remote between the AES body and the 161-in-1 cart in order for the graphics and sound not to be garbled - it's a bloody heavy cart held vertically, after all).

A Neo Everdrive and a GBA Everdrive are all that I need to make my life complete.
Title: Re: the next everdrive?
Post by: dvd2vcd on September 07, 2015, 06:13 PM
a VB everdrive? are u serious? bet theres only a handfull of people that have working systems, i cant see it ever making any money! the system is too damn expensive for starters and also its crap worst system ever, GBA everdrive is a cart i would like to see happen, theres the supercard and EZflash4 which are both very good but a ED would be great!

Supercard is garbage, and ez flash iv is just too cumbersome. I want that everdrive experience for the gba. The GBA simply is in dire need of a truly easy to use and convenient flash cart that I'm sure Krikzz can provide in due time. Please be soon Krikzz!!! ;D
supercard and EZflash4 are both easy to use, supercard is inferior out of the 2 but the NEW EZflash4 is microSD and supports upto 32GB which is a massive improvement over the miniSD 2GB limitation from older carts
Title: Re: the next everdrive?
Post by: KalessinDB on September 07, 2015, 09:10 PM
Darksoft, who has already made two excellent arcade based flash carts, has announced his intent to make a Neo cart eventually, and does plan for it to be usable on the home system too, so we're good there probably.

dvd2vcd, I'm just going to sit here and quietly enjoy the irony of YOU of all people bashing the Virtual Boy.

And while I agree an Everdrive for it would never be commercially viable, I maintain my assertion that it's a great little system and the vast majority of people who bash it have never actually played it.
Title: Re: the next everdrive?
Post by: goombakid on September 07, 2015, 09:56 PM
dvd2vcd, I'm just going to sit here and quietly enjoy the irony of YOU of all people bashing the Virtual Boy.

And while I agree an Everdrive for it would never be commercially viable, I maintain my assertion that it's a great little system and the vast majority of people who bash it have never actually played it.

I've barked up that tree several times. I'm just waiting for 3+ pages or so (being mild on my guess, here) of rebuttal and Jag related stuff from here now.

KRIKzz, wanna chime in for fun?
Title: Re: the next everdrive?
Post by: strider1911 on September 08, 2015, 04:28 AM
GBA Everdrive seems to be the the most logical way to go, that console has a huge fan base and unlike the Neo Geo, this will be way cheaper to produce so it will be affordable to more people.
Title: Re: the next everdrive?
Post by: Great Hierophant on September 08, 2015, 06:04 AM
Having read about the EZ-Flash IV MicroSD 2015 edition, I still see it as a klunky, old fashioned solution.  Here are its principal deficiencies :

Needs to flash to NOR Flash for 32MB games, taking several minutes.
78-file limitation per directory
Needs a custom loader program to patch games to work on the card.
No real time clock
Iffy compatibility with Famicom Mini and NES Classic series

Even though the EZ device retails for about $45, I would gladly pay double that for a flash cart that does not have these deficiencies.
Title: Re: the next everdrive?
Post by: gba4life on September 08, 2015, 08:00 AM

Even though the EZ device retails for about $45, I would gladly pay double that for a flash cart that does not have these deficiencies.

Completely agree. I'd also hope to see proper cheat support, unlike the abomination ez-flash iv provides.
Title: Re: the next everdrive?
Post by: dvd2vcd on September 14, 2015, 01:15 AM
Just to make people aware...i no longer have my jag, i want a virtual boy instead LOL
Title: Re: the next everdrive?
Post by: DBloke on September 14, 2015, 02:06 AM
Just to make people aware...i no longer have my jag, i want a virtual boy instead LOL

YOU SICK BASTARD!!
Title: Re: the next everdrive?
Post by: TDIRunner on September 14, 2015, 06:50 AM
I apologize if this has already bee discussed, but do we know if the upcoming Game Boy Advance Everdrive will be backwards compatible with the Game Boy and Game Boy Color?  I would like to purchase a Game Boy Everdrive, but if I knew that the new GBA ED would support the GB and GBC, I would probably wait.
Title: Re: the next everdrive?
Post by: DBloke on September 14, 2015, 07:23 AM
The GBA is more advanced so no it wont be
Title: Re: the next everdrive?
Post by: TDIRunner on September 14, 2015, 08:06 AM
The GBA is more advanced so no it wont be

That's not what I'm asking.  I'm asking if the GBA ED will play GB and GBC games.
Title: Re: the next everdrive?
Post by: goombakid on September 14, 2015, 11:09 AM
That's not what I'm asking.  I'm asking if the GBA ED will play GB and GBC games.

Unless KRIKzz does some magic, it can be done using the Goomba emulator.
Title: Re: the next everdrive?
Post by: TDIRunner on September 14, 2015, 04:25 PM
That's not what I'm asking.  I'm asking if the GBA ED will play GB and GBC games.

Unless KRIKzz does some magic, it can be done using the Goomba emulator.

I typically stay away from emulation, espescially when I have the original hardware. 

So it sounds like I wouldn't be wasting my money to get a Game Boy Everdrive. 
Title: Re: the next everdrive?
Post by: KalessinDB on September 14, 2015, 07:19 PM
Correct. Existing GBA flash carts cannot play GB/GBC games without using an emulator, because the size of the cartridge itself pushes the GBA into GBA mode, locking out GB/GBC functionality.

Unless krikzz figures something out that no one else has been able to (which is certainly possible, but maybe not probable given the current GB(C) flash cart he already had), you will need both to access all 3 types of games.
Title: Re: the next everdrive?
Post by: butfluffy on September 15, 2015, 12:08 AM
gameboy everdrive is a great device and works very well with my gamecube gameboy player and also works great on my super gameboy for snes and it's very affordable. so even if krikzz does get around to making the majority of us happy by spoiling us with the release of a gba everdrive it's not a big deal if gameboy and gameboy colour games wont work with it because we have the already great GB everdrive product available anyway.
  i think supporting krikzz's hard work by buying both GB and GBA everdrive  would be a good thing since he has to put as lot of effort into these devices.
 i myself am happy to buy both products and would not be disappointed in the least if there was no backward compatibility.
 lets face it we save a fortune already in not having to buy all these cool retro games with more and more inflated second hand prices from ebay and so on to play on real hardware and playing on real hardware beats emulation hands down imo.
 when i mention inflated second hand prices for old games i mean the situation is getting worse. i passed over the chance a few times to buy atari karts for the jaguar because i thought it was it was over priced and a decent jaguar flash card would more than likely be made sometime in the future by someone.
 well a few years down the line the price has almost doubled for that game and i know the same thing is happening for lots of games for other systems which we are fortunate enough to have everdrives for.
 i will keep buying everdrives so long as krikzz keeps making them, the more the better i say :)
 
Title: Re: the next everdrive?
Post by: TDIRunner on September 15, 2015, 01:16 AM
gameboy everdrive is a great device and works very well with my gamecube gameboy player and also works great on my super gameboy for snes and it's very affordable. so even if krikzz does get around to making the majority of us happy by spoiling us with the release of a gba everdrive it's not a big deal if gameboy and gameboy colour games wont work with it because we have the already great GB everdrive product available anyway.
  i think supporting krikzz's hard work by buying both GB and GBA everdrive  would be a good thing since he has to put as lot of effort into these devices.
 i myself am happy to buy both products and would not be disappointed in the least if there was no backward compatibility.
 lets face it we save a fortune already in not having to buy all these cool retro games with more and more inflated second hand prices from ebay and so on to play on real hardware and playing on real hardware beats emulation hands down imo.
 when i mention inflated second hand prices for old games i mean the situation is getting worse. i passed over the chance a few times to buy atari karts for the jaguar because i thought it was it was over priced and a decent jaguar flash card would more than likely be made sometime in the future by someone.
 well a few years down the line the price has almost doubled for that game and i know the same thing is happening for lots of games for other systems which we are fortunate enough to have everdrives for.
 i will keep buying everdrives so long as krikzz keeps making them, the more the better i say :)

I definately agree, and I plan on supporting Krikzz by eventually buying each of his Everdrives.  The only one I was thinking about passing on was the Game Boy simple because I assumed the GBA ED would be able to cover GB and GBC.  With that said, if I have to buy both versions, I won't be unhappy.  It's a fantastic product, and I can't wait to see what systems he plans on next. 

My wish list is............ any cart based systems since I have nearly all of the manyway.  ;)  (although Jaguar is probably at the top of the list).
Title: Re: the next everdrive?
Post by: butfluffy on September 15, 2015, 05:03 AM
the only everdrive i don't own is the game gear one and thats because some vital games seem to not be working at this time. if the cart gets an update fixing compatibility for these games i will get one along with  a refurbished game gear or maybe a game gear with one of those rgb mods which allows you to play game gear on a tv.
 i don't own a super everdrive either but thats cos i chose to buy the sd2snes instead but krikzz also makes the sd2snes even though it's ikari's cart.
 i'm not sure myself exactly what the deal is with sd2snes, ikari and krikzz but it's a great cart so far.
Title: Re: the next everdrive?
Post by: TDIRunner on September 15, 2015, 05:07 AM
the only everdrive i don't own is the game gear one and thats because some vital games seem to not be working at this time. if the cart gets an update fixing compatibility for these games i will get one along with  a refurbished game gear or maybe a game gear with one of those rgb mods which allows you to play game gear on a tv.
 i don't own a super everdrive either but thats cos i chose to buy the sd2snes instead but krikzz also makes the sd2snes even though it's ikari's cart.
 i'm not sure myself exactly what the deal is with sd2snes, ikari and krikzz but it's a great cart so far.

Yeah, the Game Gear Everdrive will probably be the last one I get, but that's mainly because the GG library is the least interesting to me out of all of the systems that have EDs.
Title: Re: the next everdrive?
Post by: RogeCM on September 15, 2015, 02:52 PM
If krikkz make a jaguar flash cart I would buy it because i am looking for a skunkboard for a long time
Title: Re: the next everdrive?
Post by: butfluffy on September 15, 2015, 04:06 PM
i kinda wish i purchased a damn skunkboard when i had the chance from goatstore. even though it seems a pain to use and is lacking features it would have been ok until something better came along i guess. also it's a little easier to use now apparently if you use the skunkgui.
 who knows maybe there will be another SkunkBoard SillyVenture Edition run in the future. i would still hate to have to buy a skunkboard though, a flash cart should be in this day and age way more user friendly, the operation on the damn thing just seems so dated and kinda reminds me of the old school flash carts from the 90's.
 i would much prefer something with sd card slot and menu like the everdrives. the main reason for this is all my retro systems are setup upstairs hooked up to my sony trinatron crt tv and nowhere near a pc. i don't fancy taking the laptop up stairs and flashing jag roms to a skunkboard from the laptop everytime i want to change games.
 i also don't care how unpopular the jaguar system is because thats not the point. i would say that out of all my systems the jag is one of my least favorite but all my other retro systems have already got flash carts or some kind of mod chip etc.
 
Title: Re: the next everdrive?
Post by: gba4life on September 15, 2015, 06:57 PM
gameboy everdrive is a great device and works very well with my gamecube gameboy player and also works great on my super gameboy for snes and it's very affordable. so even if krikzz does get around to making the majority of us happy by spoiling us with the release of a gba everdrive it's not a big deal if gameboy and gameboy colour games wont work with it because we have the already great GB everdrive product available anyway.
  i think supporting krikzz's hard work by buying both GB and GBA everdrive  would be a good thing since he has to put as lot of effort into these devices.
 i myself am happy to buy both products and would not be disappointed in the least if there was no backward compatibility.
 lets face it we save a fortune already in not having to buy all these cool retro games with more and more inflated second hand prices from ebay and so on to play on real hardware and playing on real hardware beats emulation hands down imo.
 when i mention inflated second hand prices for old games i mean the situation is getting worse. i passed over the chance a few times to buy atari karts for the jaguar because i thought it was it was over priced and a decent jaguar flash card would more than likely be made sometime in the future by someone.
 well a few years down the line the price has almost doubled for that game and i know the same thing is happening for lots of games for other systems which we are fortunate enough to have everdrives for.
 i will keep buying everdrives so long as krikzz keeps making them, the more the better i say :)

I definately agree, and I plan on supporting Krikzz by eventually buying each of his Everdrives.  The only one I was thinking about passing on was the Game Boy simple because I assumed the GBA ED would be able to cover GB and GBC.  With that said, if I have to buy both versions, I won't be unhappy.  It's a fantastic product, and I can't wait to see what systems he plans on next. 

My wish list is............ any cart based systems since I have nearly all of the manyway.  ;)  (although Jaguar is probably at the top of the list).

I too have been waiting for news about the capability of the gba everdrive to play gb/gbc games before deciding to buy a gameboy everdrive. It seems likely that the gba everdrive won't be able to play it - which is fine as playing gba games is the priority to me - and I'll probably just buy both a gba and gameboy everdrive when the former is released.
Title: Re: the next everdrive?
Post by: FriendofSonic on September 15, 2015, 07:31 PM
Aww, tons of activity in this thread. Thought I was going to read about how the GBA Everdrive was going to be sale. Crossing my fingers for later this year!
Title: Re: the next everdrive?
Post by: rafaelalvesals on September 15, 2015, 11:14 PM
Aww, tons of activity in this thread. Thought I was going to read about how the GBA Everdrive was going to be sale. Crossing my fingers for later this year!

have you been a good boy this year? Santa Krikzz is watching you haha  ;D

(http://s1.postimg.org/j54cn9xfz/santakrikzz.jpg)
Title: Re: the next everdrive?
Post by: butfluffy on September 16, 2015, 12:47 AM
santa krikzz. haha thats proper funny :)
Title: Re: the next everdrive?
Post by: SillyWalks on September 16, 2015, 08:22 AM
Correct. Existing GBA flash carts cannot play GB/GBC games without using an emulator, because the size of the cartridge itself pushes the GBA into GBA mode, locking out GB/GBC functionality.

Unless krikzz figures something out that no one else has been able to (which is certainly possible, but maybe not probable given the current GB(C) flash cart he already had), you will need both to access all 3 types of games.

This would be a fairly simple physical hack. You just need to fill up the notch in the GBA cartridge so it will push the switch of the GBA, putting the GBA into GBC mode. Perhaps something can be used that turns or clicks into place.


Now how to make a cartridge that is at the same time accessible as both a GBA and a GBC cartridge? I have no idea how to do that, because my knowledge of the inner workings of game cartridges is limited. It would probably be about the same as squeezing two different Everdrives into one cartridge, just sharing the cartridge pins.

Perhaps you can use the position of the 'notch-filler' to activate a switch on the board between GBA and GBC modes of the cartridge...
Title: Re: the next everdrive?
Post by: FriendofSonic on September 17, 2015, 03:11 PM
Aww, tons of activity in this thread. Thought I was going to read about how the GBA Everdrive was going to be sale. Crossing my fingers for later this year!

have you been a good boy this year? Santa Krikzz is watching you haha  ;D

(http://s1.postimg.org/j54cn9xfz/santakrikzz.jpg)
Ha! Santa Krikzz! As funny as that is, I'll accept it if it allows me to have the GBA Everdrive!
Title: Re: the next everdrive?
Post by: Gh0st on November 22, 2015, 12:13 AM
Correct. Existing GBA flash carts cannot play GB/GBC games without using an emulator, because the size of the cartridge itself pushes the GBA into GBA mode, locking out GB/GBC functionality.

Unless krikzz figures something out that no one else has been able to (which is certainly possible, but maybe not probable given the current GB(C) flash cart he already had), you will need both to access all 3 types of games.

This would be a fairly simple physical hack. You just need to fill up the notch in the GBA cartridge so it will push the switch of the GBA, putting the GBA into GBC mode. Perhaps something can be used that turns or clicks into place.


Now how to make a cartridge that is at the same time accessible as both a GBA and a GBC cartridge? I have no idea how to do that, because my knowledge of the inner workings of game cartridges is limited. It would probably be about the same as squeezing two different Everdrives into one cartridge, just sharing the cartridge pins.

Perhaps you can use the position of the 'notch-filler' to activate a switch on the board between GBA and GBC modes of the cartridge...

Only thing I could think of would be to ensure that your main memory can be read by the system in GBA and GBC mode, then have the following:
1. Physical switch running down the side of the cartridge to press in the button in the slot that switches the system into GBC mode
2. Separate OS that would be loaded if this physical switch was pressed

That way, when you want to play GBC games, you press down the switch (it would stay down), the flash cart automatically loads the "GBC" OS instead, and the system is in GBC mode.
Title: Re: the next everdrive?
Post by: FriendofSonic on December 13, 2015, 07:48 PM
I guess Santa Krikzz isn't visiting us this year. :-(
Title: Re: the next everdrive?
Post by: dvd2vcd on December 13, 2015, 08:34 PM
so....c'mon then krikzz! whats next?  ;D give us a clue  8)
Title: Re: the next everdrive?
Post by: rafaelalvesals on December 14, 2015, 04:55 PM
I think that will be GBAED, Krikzz post this on his Youtube  ;D:

https://www.youtube.com/embed/HIsbSOruYDQ
Title: Re: the next everdrive?
Post by: karl_87 on December 15, 2015, 06:12 PM
GBA GBA GBA  ;D  ;D  ;D
Title: Re: the next everdrive?
Post by: kmksoulja on December 15, 2015, 06:44 PM
I am really excited for GBA ED
Title: Re: the next everdrive?
Post by: TDIRunner on December 15, 2015, 06:51 PM
I am also looking forward to the GBA ED. 

Maybe I'm wrong, but I thought it was pretty much a given that GBA was next.  Is it possible that it's not?
Title: Re: the next everdrive?
Post by: butfluffy on December 15, 2015, 07:44 PM
it was a while back when the GBA everdrive tease was posted and krikzz never really confirmed that it was a definate upcomming project.
 i think if the gba was on it's way we would have heard some info about it from krikzz by now :(
Title: Re: the next everdrive?
Post by: Localhorst86 on December 15, 2015, 09:42 PM
it was a while back when the GBA everdrive tease was posted and krikzz never really confirmed that it was a definate upcomming project.
 i think if the gba was on it's way we would have heard some info about it from krikzz by now :(

This Video is most likely new, the windows clock says December 14 2015
Title: Re: the next everdrive?
Post by: butfluffy on December 15, 2015, 11:50 PM
it was a while back when the GBA everdrive tease was posted and krikzz never really confirmed that it was a definate upcomming project.
 i think if the gba was on it's way we would have heard some info about it from krikzz by now :(

This Video is most likely new, the windows clock says December 14 2015

well thats encouraging if it's a new video. it had been a while since we heard anything abouyt a possible gba project and i had started to fear that it may not happen for whatever reason. i did not buy the latest revision of the ezflash for the simple reason that a gba everdrive could be in the works.
 it would be nice to know for certain if a gba device will be available because that way potential buyers wont buy new ezflash cards just in case there wont be no gba everdrive. i already own an older ezflash model and i was tempted to buy the new one but the thought of the possibility of a gba everdrive prevented me purchasing one, i did not want to have two redundant ezflash carts lying around when a gba everdrive gets released. i mean we know the everdrive would be better right, the everdrive products rock
Title: Re: the next everdrive?
Post by: nuu on December 16, 2015, 01:51 AM
It's new, it's from his twitter.
Title: Re: the next everdrive?
Post by: rafaelalvesals on December 16, 2015, 02:56 AM
he didnt say nothing until he has something, like a prototype, this way he can work in peace =)
Title: Re: the next everdrive?
Post by: NeoXbit on December 16, 2015, 04:06 AM
Everdrive GBA is an immediate purchase for me, I already own a EZ-Flash IV but hell, I'm already hugely impressed by the Everdrive line of carts, I expect no less of the upcoming product.
Title: Re: the next everdrive?
Post by: Shadow on December 16, 2015, 11:45 AM
Same the EVGBA would be great.  Do you guys remember the F2A Ultra?  It actually had two extra buttons on the cart used for savestates!  If the EVGBA could have that feature that would be incredible also.
Title: Re: the next everdrive?
Post by: gba4life on December 17, 2015, 01:00 AM
Thank you so much krikzz, I can't wait for gba evedrive to be released now!!  ;D ;D ;D ;D :D :)
Title: Re: the next everdrive?
Post by: dvd2vcd on December 20, 2015, 10:40 PM
awesome! a GBA everdrive would be brilliant!
Title: Re: the next everdrive?
Post by: FriendofSonic on December 23, 2015, 10:03 PM
I am super amped, but he is apparently having unexpected struggles with it. Sounds like power constraints with the GBA. He's a brilliant man, so he'll figure it out. Crossing my fingers for a 2016 purchase! (IIRC, the Game Boy Everdrive came out early second quarter of the year)
Title: Re: the next everdrive?
Post by: Troyus on December 24, 2015, 06:06 AM
Krikzz just uploaded a gpa progress video. Check it out https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=4ceViwfDhYk

Looks like it's working fine to me!
Title: Re: the next everdrive?
Post by: teamvb on December 24, 2015, 12:54 PM
 no jag everdrive this xmas np  :D :D :D :D gba  :) :) :) :) is coming
Title: Re: the next everdrive?
Post by: Missingno255 on December 24, 2015, 11:32 PM
HE'LL BE TAKING MY MONEY WHEN THIS COMES OUT! Holy shit this is amazing and I sure can't wait to get one!

Will Kingdom Hearts: Chain of Memories be supported since it's 256Mb (32MB)? That's the largest game on the GBA and there's nothing higher than that, except maybe homebrew. Also Will EverdriveGBA be backwards compatible with GB/GBC too, or just only native GBA? Specifically the ROMs, not the cartridge.
Title: Re: the next everdrive?
Post by: Johnny23b on December 25, 2015, 01:21 AM
Would the Everdrive GBA work with the AD Adapter for the Super Nintendo, Krikzz?
http://cdn.retrotowers.co.uk/image/cache/data/adapter/ad-adapter-gba-to-snes-500x500.JPG

That would be great, because the EZ Flash IV doesnt work with it.
Title: Re: the next everdrive?
Post by: dragonblood on December 25, 2015, 05:32 AM
Would not it be better if you buy the Game Boy Player for Nintendo Gamecube.
Title: Re: the next everdrive?
Post by: retronintendonerd on December 25, 2015, 05:32 AM
Would not it be better if you buy the Game Boy Player for Nintendo Gamecube.
Finding the bootup disc is a PITA for that.
Title: Re: the next everdrive?
Post by: KalessinDB on December 25, 2015, 12:58 PM
no jag everdrive this xmas
A gentleman named SainT on Atari Age has nearly finished constructing an SD based flash cart for the Lynx and has already stated his intent to work on Jaguar next, so while it might not be Krikzz work, there's still some movement on that front at least lol
Title: Re: the next everdrive?
Post by: Hanafuda on December 27, 2015, 09:59 PM
Would not it be better if you buy the Game Boy Player for Nintendo Gamecube.
Finding the bootup disc is a PITA for that.

If your Cube is modded or you have other means of running backups (SD Media Launcher), the original boot disc is no longer necessary, or even desirable. Google "gameboy interface". It is a superior solution.
Title: Re: the next everdrive?
Post by: retronintendonerd on December 27, 2015, 11:46 PM
If your Cube is modded or you have other means of running backups (SD Media Launcher), the original boot disc is no longer necessary, or even desirable. Google "gameboy interface". It is a superior solution.
Mine has the SD Media Launcher and I have the original disc but not everyone knows about it or can do it. I also know a lot of people that prefer the real things for their collections to. Modding and the SD Media Launcher are the way to go though, you're right.
Title: Re: the next everdrive?
Post by: dvd2vcd on January 01, 2016, 03:24 PM
Interested to know how street fighter 2 runs on gba everdrive, it's horribly laggy on supercard sd but plays well on easyflash, there's also other games that lag...
Title: Re: the next everdrive?
Post by: yoloswag420 on January 05, 2016, 08:34 PM
This will be the BEST gba flashcard no doubt. People hating on this are absolutely jelly.
Title: Re: the next everdrive?
Post by: J-E on January 06, 2016, 09:33 AM
WOuld it be possible to make a master everdrive for the mark III? and eventually a master everdrive with the FM integrated?

and happy new year (and merry christmas for the armenians and others non-westerns christians)
Title: Re: the next everdrive?
Post by: dvd2vcd on January 06, 2016, 08:48 PM
WOuld it be possible to make a master everdrive for the mark III?
you can use a sms 2 mk 3 converter, catch is you have to use old FW
Title: Re: the next everdrive?
Post by: Troyus on January 07, 2016, 10:58 AM
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=y6DCxZfpQa0

Gba update 2

How's the size problems coming along Igor?
Title: Re: the next everdrive?
Post by: KRIKzz on January 07, 2016, 02:51 PM
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=y6DCxZfpQa0

Gba update 2

How's the size problems coming along Igor?
At this moment i working only over software part. Will work over hardware only when soft will be done
Title: Re: the next everdrive?
Post by: kmksoulja on January 07, 2016, 08:47 PM
that looks amazing. I have a GBA original model with modded backlight that this will go perfectly with.
Title: Re: the next everdrive?
Post by: nuu on January 07, 2016, 08:58 PM
It seems to work fine in the video!

One feature I'd like to see for GBA ED is e-reader support (both JP/US), with the possibility to start e-reader cards in GBA games. I don't think my M3 can do that.

Another feature is to be able to boot up to a ROM somehow for being able to GC-GBA link with certain games. Fire Emblem Path of Radiance for example, won't link with my M3 since it always boots to the menu. Maybe it's enough to just reset the GBA before booting the ROM like EDGB does though. It's not exactly the same situation as with GBED and N64 Transfer Pak.
Title: Re: the next everdrive?
Post by: gba4life on January 08, 2016, 01:09 AM
It seems to work fine in the video!

One feature I'd like to see for GBA ED is e-reader support (both JP/US), with the possibility to start e-reader cards in GBA games. I don't think my M3 can do that.

Another feature is to be able to boot up to a ROM somehow for being able to GC-GBA link with certain games. Fire Emblem Path of Radiance for example, won't link with my M3 since it always boots to the menu. Maybe it's enough to just reset the GBA before booting the ROM like EDGB does though. It's not exactly the same situation as with GBED and N64 Transfer Pak.

I second this, making it possible for the gba everdrive to link with Gamecube by resetting before booting the rom or another way would be great to see and would make the gba everdrive seem more complete as a flashcart (especially compared to EZ flash). Also I hope to see RTC implemented if it's easy enough (although I consider it even more of a bonus feature than GBA-GC link).
Title: Re: the next everdrive?
Post by: Shadow Link on January 21, 2016, 04:48 AM
Another Everdrive GBA video was posted: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nLUjMTQFRoc

Looks like there's some new features since last time. Recently Played menu, Swap A/B (yay!), and ROM info. Picking a game from Recently Played seems to do "Select and Start" by default.
Title: Re: the next everdrive?
Post by: goombakid on January 21, 2016, 07:11 AM
Are you in the home stretch for finishing this ED up soon, KRIKzz?
Title: Re: the next everdrive?
Post by: karl_87 on January 21, 2016, 02:21 PM
Yay for GBA progress! I think loyal forum users should get pre-order access lol  ;)
Title: Re: the next everdrive?
Post by: olsenn on January 21, 2016, 08:33 PM
I own every one of the Everdrive carts; even ones for systems I don't own. Krikzz, more of my money is as good as yours once you release E-GBA!!!
Title: Re: the next everdrive?
Post by: gojira54 on January 21, 2016, 09:54 PM
RE GBA everdrive - will this support GB/GBC roms so they can be played directly on the GB Micro? That would be excellent...
Title: Re: the next everdrive?
Post by: DBloke on January 21, 2016, 11:22 PM
JAGUAR
A
G
U
A
R
Title: Re: the next everdrive?
Post by: TDIRunner on January 22, 2016, 12:58 AM
JAGUAR
A
G
U
A
R

This would be my first choice AFTER the Game Boy Advance.  ;D
Title: Re: the next everdrive?
Post by: KalessinDB on January 22, 2016, 04:42 PM
RE GBA everdrive - will this support GB/GBC roms so they can be played directly on the GB Micro? That would be excellent...
Pretty sure you can't play it directly on the micro, just like you can't play it directly on a DS, but not positive there. I think the micro is missing chips. Best case scenario you would need an emulator written.
Title: Re: the next everdrive?
Post by: opt2not on January 22, 2016, 09:53 PM
RE GBA everdrive - will this support GB/GBC roms so they can be played directly on the GB Micro? That would be excellent...
Pretty sure you can't play it directly on the micro, just like you can't play it directly on a DS, but not positive there. I think the micro is missing chips. Best case scenario you would need an emulator written.

Goomba is already available for emulating GBC:  http://www.dwedit.org/gba/goombacolor.php
It's pretty awesome actually.
Title: Re: the next everdrive?
Post by: gba4life on January 23, 2016, 12:04 AM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2kwrz3fW_yE&feature=youtu.be

Guys it's happening!!  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2kwrz3fW_yE&feature=youtu.be  GBA Everdrive RTC testing. I think the GBA everdrive is going to be a complete product from the start, this is amazing.  :D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: the next everdrive?
Post by: opt2not on January 23, 2016, 12:58 AM
I think the GBA everdrive is going to be a complete product from the start, this is amazing.  :D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D
YES!  I cannot wait!
Title: Re: the next everdrive?
Post by: Great Hierophant on January 23, 2016, 08:03 PM
Of course, the real engineering challenge is going to be getting all this functionality this into a GBA sized cartridge that won't suck the batteries dry like a drunk at a beer parade.
Title: Re: the next everdrive?
Post by: NeoXbit on January 24, 2016, 01:53 AM
The progress looks very, very promising. I mean, I've been there since the Everdrive-MD days and this looks like a perfectly done product. I'm loving it so far and can't wait for it to be done.
Title: Re: the next everdrive?
Post by: Localhorst86 on January 24, 2016, 05:02 AM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2kwrz3fW_yE&feature=youtu.be

Guys it's happening!!  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2kwrz3fW_yE&feature=youtu.be  GBA Everdrive RTC testing. I think the GBA everdrive is going to be a complete product from the start, this is amazing.  :D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D

While i Do appreciate that krikzzz is implementing RTC, I hope he will allow for a cheaper version without it like he does with the everdrive 64. For me, having an rtc that eats te battery s something i'd rather not have, for my uses the RTC has too little purpose.
Title: Re: the next everdrive?
Post by: kmksoulja on January 24, 2016, 08:52 AM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2kwrz3fW_yE&feature=youtu.be

Guys it's happening!!  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2kwrz3fW_yE&feature=youtu.be  GBA Everdrive RTC testing. I think the GBA everdrive is going to be a complete product from the start, this is amazing.  :D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D

While i Do appreciate that krikzzz is implementing RTC, I hope he will allow for a cheaper version without it like he does with the everdrive 64. For me, having an rtc that eats te battery s something i'd rather not have, for my uses the RTC has too little purpose.


the batteries on everdrives are easily replaceable though. Thank you for adding RTC Krikzz!
Title: Re: the next everdrive?
Post by: dvd2vcd on January 25, 2016, 04:33 PM
JAGUAR
A
G
U
A
R
i have been pestering krikzz for several years on and off, almost got me banned in doing so, i wouldnt hold your breath sir...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2kwrz3fW_yE&feature=youtu.be

Guys it's happening!!  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2kwrz3fW_yE&feature=youtu.be  GBA Everdrive RTC testing. I think the GBA everdrive is going to be a complete product from the start, this is amazing.  :D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D

While i Do appreciate that krikzzz is implementing RTC, I hope he will allow for a cheaper version without it like he does with the everdrive 64. For me, having an rtc that eats te battery s something i'd rather not have, for my uses the RTC has too little purpose.


the batteries on everdrives are easily replaceable though. Thank you for adding RTC Krikzz!
what i think he means is that it may consume more power from the GBA unit? but hey ho...no biggie
;D GBA ED is so close im looking forward to it so much! thank you krikzz for your hard work, much appreciated  ;D
Title: Re: the next everdrive?
Post by: Localhorst86 on January 25, 2016, 09:08 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2kwrz3fW_yE&feature=youtu.be

Guys it's happening!!  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2kwrz3fW_yE&feature=youtu.be  GBA Everdrive RTC testing. I think the GBA everdrive is going to be a complete product from the start, this is amazing.  :D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D

While i Do appreciate that krikzzz is implementing RTC, I hope he will allow for a cheaper version without it like he does with the everdrive 64. For me, having an rtc that eats te battery s something i'd rather not have, for my uses the RTC has too little purpose.


the batteries on everdrives are easily replaceable though. Thank you for adding RTC Krikzz!
what i think he means is that it may consume more power from the GBA unit? but hey ho...no biggie
;D GBA ED is so close im looking forward to it so much! thank you krikzz for your hard work, much appreciated  ;D

Nah, i am talking about the on board battery running dry a lot faster with a RTC enabled. My Gameboy Pokemon games (blue and yellow) hold their gamesaves to this day, whereas my Pokemon gold and crystal versions lose their save instantly.

I just feel that the RTC has not enough payoff for me that I'd consider accepting the drawbacks. But, krikzzz could just offer two different versions of the EDGBA, one with RTC and one without for $20 cheaper. He currently does with the ED64 (Ver 2.5 vs Ver 3) so he could probably do it for the GBA as well. Definitely not saying he should drop it altogether, though.
Title: Re: the next everdrive?
Post by: pharaohyami5000 on January 26, 2016, 12:30 AM
Darn. If only these circle batteries can be recharged using the handheld systems of... well, GBASP at least, if DS cannot accept this upcoming invention.
Title: Re: the next everdrive?
Post by: opt2not on January 26, 2016, 12:37 AM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2kwrz3fW_yE&feature=youtu.be

Guys it's happening!!  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2kwrz3fW_yE&feature=youtu.be  GBA Everdrive RTC testing. I think the GBA everdrive is going to be a complete product from the start, this is amazing.  :D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D

While i Do appreciate that krikzzz is implementing RTC, I hope he will allow for a cheaper version without it like he does with the everdrive 64. For me, having an rtc that eats te battery s something i'd rather not have, for my uses the RTC has too little purpose.


the batteries on everdrives are easily replaceable though. Thank you for adding RTC Krikzz!
what i think he means is that it may consume more power from the GBA unit? but hey ho...no biggie
;D GBA ED is so close im looking forward to it so much! thank you krikzz for your hard work, much appreciated  ;D

Nah, i am talking about the on board battery running dry a lot faster with a RTC enabled. My Gameboy Pokemon games (blue and yellow) hold their gamesaves to this day, whereas my Pokemon gold and crystal versions lose their save instantly.

I just feel that the RTC has not enough payoff for me that I'd consider accepting the drawbacks. But, krikzzz could just offer two different versions of the EDGBA, one with RTC and one without for $20 cheaper. He currently does with the ED64 (Ver 2.5 vs Ver 3) so he could probably do it for the GBA as well. Definitely not saying he should drop it altogether, though.

Or perhaps a feature to turn the RTC functionality off?
Title: Re: the next everdrive?
Post by: kmksoulja on January 26, 2016, 01:43 AM
The battery can be bought at walmart for like $2 and can be easily replaced by popping the old one out and popping the new one in. And you may have to change it every 10-15 years. I dont see why that would be a big concern for anyone.
Title: Re: the next everdrive?
Post by: opt2not on January 26, 2016, 02:59 AM
Yeah that is what I was thinking too. Never heard of an RTC draining these batteries that quickly.

@Localhorst86 Sounds like your carts might have had defective batteries, since I just checked my Pokemon Crystal and it still has it's save data from over 10 years ago...
Title: Re: the next everdrive?
Post by: kmksoulja on January 26, 2016, 03:10 AM
Yeah that is what I was thinking too. Never heard of an RTC draining these batteries that quickly.

@Localhorst86 Sounds like your carts might have had defective batteries, since I just checked my Pokemon Crystal and it still has it's save data from over 10 years ago...


it's actually quite common for gold and silver batteries to be dead but they are also 15+ years old which is the average life span for the batteries.
Title: Re: the next everdrive?
Post by: ocinrep on January 27, 2016, 12:17 AM
Try to guess a new everdrive instead of an update of actual everdrive:
- atari 2600, lynx or jaguar everdrive
- nds, 3ds , 3ds xl, new 3ds everdrive
- turboeverdrive update could read arcade games pc engine and isos backup cds pc engine cd rom, cd rom 2, super cd rom
Title: Re: the next everdrive?
Post by: DBloke on January 27, 2016, 01:10 AM
Try to guess a new everdrive instead of an update of actual everdrive:
- atari 2600, lynx or jaguar everdrive
- nds, 3ds , 3ds xl, new 3ds everdrive
- turboeverdrive update could read arcade games pc engine and isos backup cds pc engine cd rom, cd rom 2, super cd rom
The 2600 has the harmony cart thats the difinative one (7800 one is on its way)
Lnyx has one
Jag has nothing you can buy that does the same job
NDS/3DS/XL are to recent and have something LAW SUITS WILL HAPPEN!
Title: Re: the next everdrive?
Post by: kmksoulja on January 27, 2016, 06:51 AM
check out this cool patch for super mario advance 4 that we will all hopefully get to play once everdrive GBA is available.

http://www.romhacking.net/forum/index.php/topic,21149.html
Title: Re: the next everdrive?
Post by: TDIRunner on January 27, 2016, 06:58 AM
Try to guess a new everdrive instead of an update of actual everdrive:
- atari 2600, lynx or jaguar everdrive
- nds, 3ds , 3ds xl, new 3ds everdrive
- turboeverdrive update could read arcade games pc engine and isos backup cds pc engine cd rom, cd rom 2, super cd rom
The 2600 has the harmony cart thats the difinative one (7800 one is on its way)
Lnyx has one
Jag has nothing you can buy that does the same job
NDS/3DS/XL are to recent and have something LAW SUITS WILL HAPPEN!

What flashcart for the Lynx are you referring to?  The only one I'm aware of was similar to the skunkboard for the Jaguar (only one game at a time and no longer in production).  If you have a link for something available for the Lynx, I might be interested.
Title: Re: the next everdrive?
Post by: DBloke on January 27, 2016, 07:37 AM
http://atariage.com/forums/topic/226918-lynx-multi-cart/page-1
Title: Re: the next everdrive?
Post by: MockyLock on January 27, 2016, 08:14 AM
Interesting ! Not out yet but interesting :)
Title: Re: the next everdrive?
Post by: TDIRunner on January 27, 2016, 08:38 AM
http://atariage.com/forums/topic/226918-lynx-multi-cart/page-1

Thanks.  That sounds promising.  I've been trying to get into Atari Age for a while now, so hopefully I get can activated so I can post my interest there.
Title: the next everdrive?
Post by: gsxrboy on January 27, 2016, 11:28 AM
SainT is also working on a jaguar cart.
Title: Re: the next everdrive?
Post by: dvd2vcd on January 27, 2016, 10:28 PM
SainT is also working on a jaguar cart.
:o
Title: Re: the next everdrive?
Post by: Dr.wario on January 31, 2016, 11:16 AM
When is the Talk back about the NEOGEO  flashkit?
or do i need to hope that someday one is available on aliexpress?
Title: Re: the next everdrive?
Post by: gojira54 on January 31, 2016, 12:35 PM
http://www.arcade-projects.com/forums/index.php?thread/40-neogeo-aes-multigame-cartridge-new-poll-included-please-vote/&pageNo=1

It's happening this year, not by Krikzz tho
Title: Re: the next everdrive?
Post by: Kerr Avon on January 31, 2016, 05:41 PM
SainT is also working on a jaguar cart.
:o

Wow! I didn't think the Jaguar was that powerful. What's it like on the Jag, how's the compatibility, can you change the controls at any point during the emulation, etc?

ST emulation is a very nice feature to have, as the ST has lots of really good games.
Title: the next everdrive?
Post by: gsxrboy on February 02, 2016, 09:02 AM

SainT is also working on a jaguar cart.
:o

Wow! I didn't think the Jaguar was that powerful. What's it like on the Jag, how's the compatibility, can you change the controls at any point during the emulation, etc?

ST emulation is a very nice feature to have, as the ST has lots of really good games.

Not emulation, but a flashcard for Atari Jaguar. He started it before the Lynx one but will get back to it once the Lynx is finished. It'll be better than he originally thought as he learned a lot doing the Lynx flashcard.
Title: Re: the next everdrive?
Post by: Kerr Avon on February 02, 2016, 03:03 PM

SainT is also working on a jaguar cart.
:o

Wow! I didn't think the Jaguar was that powerful. What's it like on the Jag, how's the compatibility, can you change the controls at any point during the emulation, etc?

ST emulation is a very nice feature to have, as the ST has lots of really good games.

Not emulation, but a flashcard for Atari Jaguar. He started it before the Lynx one but will get back to it once the Lynx is finished. It'll be better than he originally thought as he learned a lot doing the Lynx flashcard.

Sorry, I don't understand. Is it a flash cartridge that has a CPU/FPA/etc that runs ST games, so you put ST games on it, plug it into a Jaguar and the Jaguar can play games? Do you have a link, please?
Title: the next everdrive?
Post by: gsxrboy on February 03, 2016, 02:54 AM

Sorry, I don't understand. Is it a flash cartridge that has a CPU/FPA/etc that runs ST games, so you put ST games on it, plug it into a Jaguar and the Jaguar can play games? Do you have a link, please?

You're very much misunderstanding. It's a everdrive like device to play Jaguar games on a Jaguar! SainT (from AtariAge) is the creator of the Lynx card, and eventually the Jaguar card.

Nothing to do with a ST computer.
Title: Re: the next everdrive?
Post by: jhonny_d on April 01, 2016, 08:39 PM
http://www.arcade-projects.com/forums/index.php?thread/40-neogeo-aes-multigame-cartridge-new-poll-included-please-vote/&pageNo=1

It's happening this year, not by Krikzz tho

lot of drama going on about it on the neo-geo.com board

edit: after the GBA cart what is the most requested system from the community?
Title: Re: the next everdrive?
Post by: J^P on April 02, 2016, 01:13 AM
Try to guess a new everdrive instead of an update of actual everdrive:
- nds, 3ds , 3ds xl, new 3ds everdrive
There is no point in 3ds everdrive/flashcard since you can downgrade the frimware and then CFW it, even on latest frimware. Plus there are actual 3ds flashcards, but now that CFW is thing theres no reason to buy them(especially when CFW is free, works on all models and you can downgrade from the latest frimware). Its more complicated though(CFW vs flashcart), but its worth the effort.

For DS you do need flashcard, but you can buy acekard or similar and they work perfectly when you find the correct frimware, and they are pretty cheap anyway so I dont see point in DS everdrive as it wouldn't do anything better than the others, unless Krizzz really wants to make one anyway  ;D .

Title: Re: the next everdrive?
Post by: Kerr Avon on April 02, 2016, 04:18 PM

Sorry, I don't understand. Is it a flash cartridge that has a CPU/FPA/etc that runs ST games, so you put ST games on it, plug it into a Jaguar and the Jaguar can play games? Do you have a link, please?

You're very much misunderstanding. It's a everdrive like device to play Jaguar games on a Jaguar! SainT (from AtariAge) is the creator of the Lynx card, and eventually the Jaguar card.

Nothing to do with a ST computer.

Doh! Sorry, my mistake. I thought we were talking about SainT, the Atari ST emulator for the PC.
Title: the next everdrive?
Post by: gsxrboy on April 03, 2016, 03:56 PM
Probably where he got his forum name from :) Happy gaming Kerr!
Title: Re: the next everdrive?
Post by: dvd2vcd on April 13, 2016, 08:45 PM
Not emulation, but a flashcard for Atari Jaguar. He started it before the Lynx one but will get back to it once the Lynx is finished. It'll be better than he originally thought as he learned a lot doing the Lynx flashcard.
you got a link handy? iv searched around atariage with no joy, his lynx SD flash cart looks nice tho!
Title: Re: the next everdrive?
Post by: fille1976 on April 13, 2016, 09:24 PM
http://atariage.com/forums/topic/250637-lynx-multi-card-preorders/
Title: Re: the next everdrive?
Post by: DBloke on April 16, 2016, 01:18 PM
SainT is also working on a jaguar cart.

I DEMAND NAMES
PLACES
DATES
And cost
Title: Re: the next everdrive?
Post by: KalessinDB on April 16, 2016, 10:48 PM
http://atariage.com/forums/topic/250637-lynx-multi-card-preorders/
hah! On the list without even realizing he had started an official list. Score.
Title: Re: the next everdrive?
Post by: dvd2vcd on April 20, 2016, 05:13 PM
no list for the jag flash cart then? I already saw the lynx list...
Title: Re: the next everdrive?
Post by: wilykat on April 22, 2016, 11:42 AM
Not ready for Jags yet.  Lynx is already being made and shipped, right now he is expecting batch of 100 at the end of April. Last I checked, the list is around 220 people long but some of the names on the top 50 are old and aren't active on AA forum so if the user isn't checking at all, they will miss the window and some names will be skipped.
Title: Re: the next everdrive?
Post by: JET on July 04, 2016, 07:21 AM
all cd/dvd based consoles could still have everdrive support through memory cards and card slot, simply make the consoles memory card have a slot to put sd card with loaded everdrive roms in it.
Title: Re: the next everdrive?
Post by: randomviewer896 on July 04, 2016, 08:04 AM
I would like to see some device created by Krikzz that fits into the PS2 network adapter port and does everything a hard drive does for it.
I know that it's currently possible to scrounge for a used ps2 network adapter and an IDE hard drive and accomplish what an Everdrive can do but I would love to see a quality device made by Krikzz that does it without having to fuss and dig around for legacy adapters.
Title: Re: the next everdrive?
Post by: Kerr Avon on July 04, 2016, 04:47 PM
all cd/dvd based consoles could still have everdrive support through memory cards and card slot, simply make the consoles memory card have a slot to put sd card with loaded everdrive roms in it.

It's not that simple, sadly. The console would need to be able to boot from the memory card or card slot, which as far as I know, none can do normally (there'd be no advantage for the manufacturer to deliberately add such a feature). If there's a flaw or vulnerability in the console's operating system then it can be possible to force the memory card to boot as a result of this, but that's not easy to do, and you usually need another way to run homebrew party software on the console first so that that software can then make the memory card bootable.

The PS2's ability to boot from the memory card (or hard drive) is only possible because some very clever people spent a lot of time doing some very hard work to find and exploit a suitable vulnerability, and few consoles have a user base as fanatically devoted as the PS2, sadly.





I would like to see some device created by Krikzz that fits into the PS2 network adapter port and does everything a hard drive does for it.
I know that it's currently possible to scrounge for a used ps2 network adapter and an IDE hard drive and accomplish what an Everdrive can do but I would love to see a quality device made by Krikzz that does it without having to fuss and dig around for legacy adapters.

A PS2 with a hard drive is fantastic, but it's not perfect, as not every game works from hard-drive (though compatibility is still being improved, and it is now very high), and some games need some experimentation with some settings (in the boot loader software) to get them to run properly. It's not like an Everdrive (or even a modded XBox) where every game works fine.

Having said that, though, it's difficult to see how an SD card would make a better storage medium for the PS2 than a hard drive, as PS2 games are much larger than any games for any of the consoles that so far the Everdrive range caters for. Some games on the PS2 are more than 5GB in size, and I've filled my 250GB* hard drive on my PS2, and I don't have that many PS2 games (i think it was around 72 when I last counted, but that was a year or two back).

Even if you could get larger than 250GB SD cards, they'd cost a lot more than a hard drive of the same capacity would. Though then again, since the PS2 + network card needs an IDE hard drive, which can be hard to find as they began to be phased out a while back, then an Everdrive that used SD cards, or even SATA hard drives, might be tempting. BTW, you can use a SATA to IDE converter and a SATA hard drive, but sadly a lot of them apparently don't work with the PS2, so it's not too straightforward there.



* I could be wrong here, but I seem to remember that I could only access about 220GB (or 230GB?) of the hard drive, as to use the rest I'd need to reformat it, or use a new BIOS, or something, and by the time I found out about it, I'd installed most of my games, so I didn't want to go to the trouble of having to reinstall them, so I decided to just 'lose' the extra GBs of hard drive space.
Title: Re: the next everdrive?
Post by: randomviewer896 on July 04, 2016, 10:53 PM

I would like to see some device created by Krikzz that fits into the PS2 network adapter port and does everything a hard drive does for it.
I know that it's currently possible to scrounge for a used ps2 network adapter and an IDE hard drive and accomplish what an Everdrive can do but I would love to see a quality device made by Krikzz that does it without having to fuss and dig around for legacy adapters.

A PS2 with a hard drive is fantastic, but it's not perfect, as not every game works from hard-drive (though compatibility is still being improved, and it is now very high), and some games need some experimentation with some settings (in the boot loader software) to get them to run properly. It's not like an Everdrive (or even a modded XBox) where every game works fine.

Having said that, though, it's difficult to see how an SD card would make a better storage medium for the PS2 than a hard drive, as PS2 games are much larger than any games for any of the consoles that so far the Everdrive range caters for. Some games on the PS2 are more than 5GB in size, and I've filled my 250GB* hard drive on my PS2, and I don't have that many PS2 games (i think it was around 72 when I last counted, but that was a year or two back).

Even if you could get larger than 250GB SD cards, they'd cost a lot more than a hard drive of the same capacity would. Though then again, since the PS2 + network card needs an IDE hard drive, which can be hard to find as they began to be phased out a while back, then an Everdrive that used SD cards, or even SATA hard drives, might be tempting. BTW, you can use a SATA to IDE converter and a SATA hard drive, but sadly a lot of them apparently don't work with the PS2, so it's not too straightforward there.


I wasn't really talking about a PS2 to SD adapter, I was thinking of a PS2 to SATA adapter. Currently to do what you're suggesting you have to:
A) find a PS2 network adapter, which have now become completely useless for anything other than homebrew since the PS2's online services were shut down last march
B) find an IDE hard drive or find a compatible IDE to SATA adapter.

It would be cool to have an adapter that circumvented all of that and went straight from the PS2 adapter to a SATA, and possibly also emulated some of the unique features official PS2 HDDs offered in the process.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/PlayStation_2_Expansion_Bay#Hard_disk_drive

I'm not sure of the logistics of this or if Krikzz is the best person to ask to make this device but it is something I would like to see nonetheless.
Title: Re: the next everdrive?
Post by: MockyLock on July 05, 2016, 12:18 PM
Well, i can't see what Krikzz could do better than that's already existing for the PS2.
you have 3 ways to set your PS2 :

- IDE HDD, using the genuine PS2 network adapter. The easier, maybe the more compatible. That's the first setup i did for myself.

- SATA, either using IDE-to-SATA adapter (but space will be your issue), either modding the genuine network adapter (a bit tricky), or using the chinese clone network adapter. I have this one (not from this seller):
http://fr.aliexpress.com/item/free-shipping-wholesales-SATA-Network-Adaptor-for-PS2/430359280.html?spm=2114.44010208.4.167.w3oQwd
It has some compitibility issues, i personnaly had some playing Ico (wild freezes while playing). Those issues don't exist using IDE HDD.

- SD card, following this tut' :
http://psx-scene.com/forums/f20/my-ps2-hdd-setup-reading-off-sd-card-adapter-133944/
The last mod i did for myself. I went a bit further than the author, as i used a SD extension flex, and set my SD slot in front of my PS2, under the CD tray. There is plenty of room in the HDD bay to fit the whole.
For now, i didn't spot any compatibility issue, and it's the easier way to remove your storage support.

Hope you'll find this useful...
Title: Re: the next everdrive?
Post by: dragonblood on July 21, 2016, 06:13 AM
What would be interesting it is if Krikzz make a Neo-Geo Pocket EverDrive or WonderSwan Everdrive, I know there flashcards of these handhelds on the market, but leave much to be desired because you can only use a rom at
Title: Re: the next everdrive?
Post by: Peamur on July 22, 2016, 11:10 AM
I think Krikzz needs to develop it's own (clone) multiconsole.

I imagine something like:

NES/FAMICOM + SNES/SF + MD/GEN/SMS + GB/GBC + GBA + NEOGEO + ATARI2600/Jaguar+N64
With HDMI / AV output

Device price: 599$

with or without embedded Everdrives modules (integrated and cannot be used separately)
Each Everdrive module: 49$

Or it can be a basic device without any consoles parts but with separated modules for all those consoles listed.
So you can add only needed modules (e.g. if you need NES/FAMICOM+SNES/SF only). You have the device itseld and can add only needed modules.

Each console module: 99$

Of course, you can buy a PC, but what I imagine is a full clone with support of original catrtidges and controllers. I think with a proper marketing and kickstarter, he can do it.
Title: Re: the next everdrive?
Post by: rocketblast on August 09, 2016, 05:43 AM
What would be interesting it is if Krikzz make a Neo-Geo Pocket EverDrive or WonderSwan Everdrive, I know there flashcards of these handhelds on the market, but leave much to be desired because you can only use a rom at

I second this reqest to Krikzz for an NGPC EverDrive only because the Flashmasta doesn't have SD card support.  Also I'm not sure since I don't own one, but how the Flashmasta kit has USB may end up requiring a legacy PC depending on the drivers.

As far as WonderSwan goes, I'm not sure what the attachment rate is.  The attachment rate of the NGPC should be pretty good though, considering they used to sell it at Toys R Us and Fry's Electronics (in bundles after the system was pulled from manufacturing and distributing).  It would be cool to see flash carts from Krikzz for both systems though.
Title: Re: the next everdrive?
Post by: Jmbarnes101 on August 11, 2016, 04:15 AM
I'd buy a NGPC one as quickly as I bought a GBA once which was pretty dang quick. The only Everdrive I still want is the Turbo but I don't have a system to use it on yet so it'll wait.
Title: Re: the next everdrive?
Post by: Estil on August 14, 2016, 06:22 AM
How about a DS Everdrive?  Will that be possible in the near future if it's not being worked on already?
Title: Re: the next everdrive?
Post by: Peamur on August 18, 2016, 11:00 AM
I am for Everdrive 2600 (for Atari 2600)
Title: Re: the next everdrive?
Post by: retronintendonerd on August 18, 2016, 09:00 PM
I'd love ones for the Atari Lynx, NGPC, Atari (2600, 5200, 7800,) Colecovision, Intellivision, & Virtual Boy. This is all daydreaming though. If they become a reality, I would be throwing my money on them instantly.
Title: Re: the next everdrive?
Post by: MockyLock on August 19, 2016, 08:38 AM
'llo here,
so, if needed :

Atari Lynx (SD base):
http://atariage.com/forums/topic/250637-lynx-multi-card-preorders/

NGPC (non SD base):
http://www.flashmasta.com/product/neo-pocket-flash-masta-usb-32mbit/

Atari 2600 (SD base):
http://harmony.atariage.com/Site/Harmony.html

Atari 7800 (non SD base):
http://www.vectrex.hackermesh.org/index.php/en/mvbd-mvmc-3/faq

Colecovision (SD base):
http://www.atarimax.com/colecosd/documentation/
Title: Re: the next everdrive?
Post by: retronintendonerd on August 20, 2016, 05:01 AM
'llo here,
so, if needed :

Atari Lynx (SD base):
http://atariage.com/forums/topic/250637-lynx-multi-card-preorders/

NGPC (non SD base):
http://www.flashmasta.com/product/neo-pocket-flash-masta-usb-32mbit/

Atari 2600 (SD base):
http://harmony.atariage.com/Site/Harmony.html

Atari 7800 (non SD base):
http://www.vectrex.hackermesh.org/index.php/en/mvbd-mvmc-3/faq

Colecovision (SD base):
http://www.atarimax.com/colecosd/documentation/

Sweet. Thanks :)
Title: Re: the next everdrive?
Post by: James Cree on August 21, 2016, 11:26 PM
Neo Geo MVS
Title: Re: the next everdrive?
Post by: KalessinDB on August 22, 2016, 03:42 AM
Neo Geo MVS

http://www.arcade-projects.com/forums/index.php?thread/40-neogeo-aes-multigame-cartridge-new-poll-included-please-vote/&pageNo=1

Yes yes, I know, it's not Krikzz... but Darksoft is every bit as talented when it comes to arcade hardware.  I have his ST-V and CPS2 multis already, and once I get a CPS3 board I'll be doing his SuperBIOS mod too.  And everything else he makes.
Title: Re: the next everdrive?
Post by: Metro City on August 24, 2016, 05:09 PM
So... new os with colored menu or the ability to see cover box  ::)
Title: Re: the next everdrive?
Post by: protheanbeacon on September 07, 2016, 07:09 AM
Krikzz should work on a Nintendo DS Everdrive next.

Its the smart decision as it would be the most commercially viable option for him to undertake.

Maybe even a cart that can play both DS and 3DS roms?
Title: Re: the next everdrive?
Post by: Great Hierophant on September 09, 2016, 03:14 AM
I would suggest that it is probably time for the Sega 8-bit flash carts, the Master EverDrive and the EverDrive-GG, to get a feature bump.  Right now they are in the X3 range in terms of features.  So is the EverDrive GB. but that was released much more recently.  Given that the design for both cartridges is extremely similar, it would be cost effective to do both.  An X5 with copying to RAM instead of Flash would be greatly appreciated I'm sure. 
Title: Re: the next everdrive?
Post by: hking0036 on September 09, 2016, 03:40 AM
Krikzz should work on a Nintendo DS Everdrive next.

Its the smart decision as it would be the most commercially viable option for him to undertake.

Maybe even a cart that can play both DS and 3DS roms?
3DS is (probably) too new for krikzz to touch without having repercussions, plus there's no actually intuitive way to load 3ds roms right now, the only thing that comes close is sky3ds and that's still hit-or-miss. If you wanted DS and 3DS you'd have to have 2 different carts. On top of that, there's still a lot of DS carts in production and as much as I love krikzz work, it's very hard to compete against something as refined as Slot-1 cards. Right now you can get a DS flash cart with 100% compatibility and a decent menu for $20, a little worse for $10. a one-man operation just can't compete with production like that. DS Cards have been being worked on and touched up since the DS came out, starting with passme+slot2 and now look at where they are, the supercard even has a coprocessor in it.
Title: Re: the next everdrive?
Post by: James Cree on September 11, 2016, 02:16 AM
Neo Geo MVS

http://www.arcade-projects.com/forums/index.php?thread/40-neogeo-aes-multigame-cartridge-new-poll-included-please-vote/&pageNo=1

Yes yes, I know, it's not Krikzz... but Darksoft is every bit as talented when it comes to arcade hardware.  I have his ST-V and CPS2 multis already, and once I get a CPS3 board I'll be doing his SuperBIOS mod too.  And everything else he makes.

Inferior to an everdrive.
Title: Re: the next everdrive?
Post by: sTo0z on September 12, 2016, 04:12 AM
Another vote for Jaguar...

My dream is for a better solution to Neo Geo AES but seems like the Jaguar is more realistic at this point.  :P

<3 you KRIKzz, own a ton of your hardware and just ordered another one a few days ago. :)
Title: Re: the next everdrive?
Post by: James Cree on September 12, 2016, 06:34 AM
Yeah man, Jaguar.
Then we can play both of its good games without swapping back and forth.  ;)

I'd take an MVS everdrive.
Title: Re: the next everdrive?
Post by: sTo0z on September 12, 2016, 06:50 PM
Yeah man, Jaguar.
Then we can play both of its good games without swapping back and forth.  ;)

I'd take an MVS everdrive.

Well it's not really about the "good" games, I just love the idea of having a console's entire library right there in a single cart, feels good man!

But yah, I'd love a solution for Neo Geo, that's like the holy grail right there. But even if we had that I'd still want the Jaguar someday!
Title: Re: the next everdrive?
Post by: MockyLock on September 12, 2016, 08:56 PM
Both Jaguar and NeoGeo are coming, but not from Krikzz. Not for now maybe.
As people are already working on such devices, i would vote for the SegaCD one.
I know that Krikzz is not in the mood fo CD systems, but it's still missing in the collection.
Title: Re: the next everdrive?
Post by: James Cree on September 13, 2016, 02:43 PM
Both Jaguar and NeoGeo are coming, but not from Krikzz. Not for now maybe.
As people are already working on such devices, i would vote for the SegaCD one.
I know that Krikzz is not in the mood fo CD systems, but it's still missing in the collection.

A Sega CD what? Cartridge?
Title: Re: the next everdrive?
Post by: goombakid on September 13, 2016, 06:04 PM
A Sega CD what? Cartridge?
ODE (Optical Disc Emulator)...unless KRIKzz figures out how to run Sega CD disc images from a Mega ED.
Title: Re: the next everdrive?
Post by: James Cree on September 13, 2016, 06:30 PM
A Sega CD what? Cartridge?
ODE (Optical Disc Emulator)...unless KRIKzz figures out how to run Sega CD disc images from a Mega ED.

So effectively running the Sega CD as a solid state system?
Title: the next everdrive?
Post by: XC-3730C on September 13, 2016, 06:57 PM
If we are talking CD systems, I would love Sega Saturn or PC Engine/TG16 CD.
Title: Re: the next everdrive?
Post by: MockyLock on September 13, 2016, 07:18 PM
Sega Saturn is already made :
https://gdemu.wordpress.com/

And PCE-CD is on the way.
Title: Re: the next everdrive?
Post by: leonquest on September 14, 2016, 03:04 AM
Sega Saturn is already made :
https://gdemu.wordpress.com/

And PCE-CD is on the way.

Something better than that is on the horizon for the saturn:
http://arstechnica.com/gaming/2016/07/after-20-years-a-new-hack-gets-around-the-sega-saturns-copy-protection/

As for CD addon systems, somebody would have to come up with something similar to the FDS Stick, but I imagine it would be expensive. Either that or an fpga genesis clone (I would name it "The Pluto" if I created it), or a TG16 fpga clone, just like retrousb' avs.
Title: Re: the next everdrive?
Post by: phoenixdownita on September 15, 2016, 11:23 PM
Sega Saturn is already made :
https://gdemu.wordpress.com/

And PCE-CD is on the way.

Something better than that is on the horizon for the saturn:
http://arstechnica.com/gaming/2016/07/after-20-years-a-new-hack-gets-around-the-sega-saturns-copy-protection/

As for CD addon systems, somebody would have to come up with something similar to the FDS Stick, but I imagine it would be expensive. Either that or an fpga genesis clone (I would name it "The Pluto" if I created it), or a TG16 fpga clone, just like retrousb' avs.

The MiST can play TG16/PCE:
https://github.com/mist-devel/mist-board/wiki/CoreDocPCE
Title: Re: the next everdrive?
Post by: Odin Belmont on October 08, 2016, 11:18 PM
Would love to see PCE-CD added to turbo everdrive  Also a Neo Geo Everdrive would be sweet as well.  When are these coming?
Title: Re: the next everdrive?
Post by: leonquest on October 09, 2016, 09:57 PM
Would love to see PCE-CD added to turbo everdrive  Also a Neo Geo Everdrive would be sweet as well.  When are these coming?

There's already a Neo Geo flashcart in the works, but the price is like 400 us dollars.
Title: Re: the next everdrive?
Post by: Odin Belmont on October 10, 2016, 09:49 AM
Would love to see PCE-CD added to turbo everdrive  Also a Neo Geo Everdrive would be sweet as well.  When are these coming?

There's already a Neo Geo flashcart in the works, but the price is like 400 us dollars.

I know this.  That's why I asked when do these release?
Title: Re: the next everdrive?
Post by: dvd2vcd on November 03, 2016, 12:46 PM
jaguar !  ;D
Title: Re: the next everdrive?
Post by: MockyLock on November 03, 2016, 02:19 PM
jaguar !  ;D

It's been a long time...
Anyway, it's coming :
http://atariage.com/forums/topic/254003-upcoming-jaguar-sd-cartridge/
Title: Re: the next everdrive?
Post by: dvd2vcd on November 04, 2016, 05:29 PM
jaguar !  ;D

It's been a long time...
Anyway, it's coming :
http://atariage.com/forums/topic/254003-upcoming-jaguar-sd-cartridge/
im dreading the waiting list for it LOL they not gonna be mass produced just like the lynx SD and theres gonna be quite a few hundred people interested for sure
Title: Re: the next everdrive?
Post by: Johnny23b on November 05, 2016, 12:29 AM
jaguar !  ;D

It's been a long time...
Anyway, it's coming :
http://atariage.com/forums/topic/254003-upcoming-jaguar-sd-cartridge/
im dreading the waiting list for it LOL they not gonna be mass produced just like the lynx SD and theres gonna be quite a few hundred people interested for sure

are you going to buy one?
Title: Re: the next everdrive?
Post by: dvd2vcd on November 07, 2016, 05:31 PM
jaguar !  ;D

It's been a long time...
Anyway, it's coming :
http://atariage.com/forums/topic/254003-upcoming-jaguar-sd-cartridge/
im dreading the waiting list for it LOL they not gonna be mass produced just like the lynx SD and theres gonna be quite a few hundred people interested for sure

are you going to buy one?
for sure, plus a few hundred users from atari age will aswell, i really dont know why krikzz didnt get in there while he had the chance, theres a huge following for the jag..
Title: Re: the next everdrive?
Post by: Johnny23b on November 07, 2016, 11:52 PM
I just checked out the prizes for the Jaguar and the CD Unit. I can't believe the console itself cost around 200€-300€ and the CD Unit is very very rare for about 700€!!
Title: Re: the next everdrive?
Post by: ttxxaa on November 08, 2016, 11:12 AM
1- playstation 1 without soldering mod will be great
2- neo geo CD : the console is much cheaper than AES and with sd adapter there will be no concern about the loading time
3- 3do : there is guy make usb host but its expensive and need to send it to him to mod ! ???
Title: Re: the next everdrive?
Post by: KalessinDB on November 09, 2016, 05:45 AM
I just checked out the prizes for the Jaguar and the CD Unit. I can't believe the console itself cost around 200€-300€ and the CD Unit is very very rare for about 700€!!

Seriously? Shit, I'll sell mine complete with RGB cable and a two in one power adapter for €800 total ise that's the case!
Title: Re: the next everdrive?
Post by: Johnny23b on November 09, 2016, 11:40 AM
I don't know if they are getting sold for this price everywhere but those are the "Buy Now" prices on ebay, maybe auction prices will be a lot lower but not many offers when I check on ebay.de and worldwide international sellers.
Title: Re: the next everdrive?
Post by: dvd2vcd on November 10, 2016, 01:11 PM
jag stuff is getting pricey, and will continue to rise especially when SainT jag SD is released prices will sky rocket!
Title: Re: the next everdrive?
Post by: Mad Hatter on November 28, 2016, 10:49 PM
Yea, a Neo Geo CD would be really cool.

A Saturn and DC are already made. So maybe somebody else will do a New Geo CD. I'm not saying Krikzz isn't capable of doing it, but it seems like his expertise is with cartridges.

An MVS/AES seems difficult to do.

He kind of already has all of the main cartridge based systems down, right? I see him revamping or upgrading some of his older carts. Maybe a GBA x7. Or a Super Everdrive with SA-1.
Title: Re: the next everdrive?
Post by: fille1976 on November 28, 2016, 11:40 PM
neo geo is just released:neosd:https://www.neosdstore.com/shop/index.php
there is another coming from darksoft.
i own a neosd,just waiting for my consolized mvs,shipped today.
gona buy also 1 for aes.
im just awaiting for the case,i preordered,so i get it as extra because of the preorder.
Title: Re: the next everdrive?
Post by: TDIRunner on November 29, 2016, 12:47 AM
jaguar !  ;D

It's been a long time...
Anyway, it's coming :
http://atariage.com/forums/topic/254003-upcoming-jaguar-sd-cartridge/
im dreading the waiting list for it LOL they not gonna be mass produced just like the lynx SD and theres gonna be quite a few hundred people interested for sure

are you going to buy one?
for sure, plus a few hundred users from atari age will aswell, i really dont know why krikzz didnt get in there while he had the chance, theres a huge following for the jag..

I'm waiting patiently for the Jag SD flash cart as well.  I've been very happy with the Lynx SD flash cart.  I was lucky enough to get on that waiting list "early."
Title: Re: the next everdrive?
Post by: Troyus on November 29, 2016, 02:34 AM
I can't get that neo geo link to work or find the cart
Title: Re: the next everdrive?
Post by: dragonblood on November 29, 2016, 03:01 PM
everdrive neo-geo pocket color, everdrive wonderswan color, everdrive virtualboy
Title: Re: the next everdrive?
Post by: jjoepr on December 01, 2016, 11:52 PM
Well if krikzz would ever decide on doing one for a cd based system I would say dreamcast since both mnemo and I/O are soooo difficult to reach. Mnemonics's already refused krikzz's help for manufacturing I would say take the best of both and design a new unit. Show of hands how many people here still have a dreamcast? I got 3 because people gave them to me. Dreamcast is a popular system. At least I think so. You got a dreamcast krikzz? How about ikari? How about a collaboration between krikzz and ikari to develop a dreamcast unit.
Title: Re: the next everdrive?
Post by: Estil on December 03, 2016, 08:24 PM
PS1 has to be the first.  While we're on the subject, isn't it possible to have a GC Everdrive of sorts by putting that Homebrew channel sort of deal on the Wii and then using an external hard drive (I think you need at least 2 TB if you want the whole set) for your GameCube isos?  I would try this but I'm afraid I'll end up screwing it up and bricking my Wii and it was a gift from my wife in 2008 so it kinda has sentimental value too. 
Title: Re: the next everdrive?
Post by: leonquest on December 04, 2016, 08:29 PM
PS1 has to be the first.  While we're on the subject, isn't it possible to have a GC Everdrive of sorts by putting that Homebrew channel sort of deal on the Wii and then using an external hard drive (I think you need at least 2 TB if you want the whole set) for your GameCube isos?  I would try this but I'm afraid I'll end up screwing it up and bricking my Wii and it was a gift from my wife in 2008 so it kinda has sentimental value too.

Yessir! PS1 first, everything else comes second. Besides, if dr abrasive was able to develop a solderless everdrive for the saturn, so can Krikkz for the PS1. Alternatively,if the team working on POPSTARTER for PS2 polishes it enough, then I might just go with that. PS2 games over USB 1.1 is a complicated matter, but not so much for PS1, which only requires a bandwidth of 300kb/s.
Title: Re: the next everdrive?
Post by: brooksyx on December 08, 2016, 08:37 PM
PS1 has to be the first.  While we're on the subject, isn't it possible to have a GC Everdrive of sorts by putting that Homebrew channel sort of deal on the Wii and then using an external hard drive (I think you need at least 2 TB if you want the whole set) for your GameCube isos?  I would try this but I'm afraid I'll end up screwing it up and bricking my Wii and it was a gift from my wife in 2008 so it kinda has sentimental value too.

You can use a megadrive and wasp as drive replacement for the gamecube. And then use SWISS as a menu.
Title: Re: the next everdrive?
Post by: skaman on December 08, 2016, 10:12 PM
I'm waiting for the Everdrive that replaces the SEGA CD unit.
Title: Re: the next everdrive?
Post by: leonquest on December 08, 2016, 10:28 PM
I'm waiting for the Everdrive that replaces the SEGA CD unit.

That would be a tough sell, but if someone out there made a flashcart for a console like the jaguar, then there also hope for the Sega CD.

It would be much, much easier to make a FPGA based clone console of the Sega+SegaCD+ 32x, cheaper to purchase and lot less cumbersome.
Title: Re: the next everdrive?
Post by: Estil on December 09, 2016, 02:46 PM
I tried to get a Sega CD a couple of times but both broke down on me (the front loader because a cord was in the way of the disc tray and knocked it out of alignment) and the side car one because it no longer read the discs.  So yes it would be quite nice to run Sega CD ISO's off the Everdrive w/o needing the Sega CD itself, if such a thing can be done.  *sigh* Then again maybe the Sega CD isn't anything that special... :(
Title: Re: the next everdrive?
Post by: TDIRunner on December 09, 2016, 04:38 PM
I tried to get a Sega CD a couple of times but both broke down on me (the front loader because a cord was in the way of the disc tray and knocked it out of alignment) and the side car one because it no longer read the discs.  So yes it would be quite nice to run Sega CD ISO's off the Everdrive w/o needing the Sega CD itself, if such a thing can be done.  *sigh* Then again maybe the Sega CD isn't anything that special... :(

For future reference, there is a small clip on the side of the model 1 Sega CD that holds the cord out of the way so that the tray never hits it. 
Title: Re: the next everdrive?
Post by: leonquest on December 10, 2016, 05:16 AM
I tried to get a Sega CD a couple of times but both broke down on me (the front loader because a cord was in the way of the disc tray and knocked it out of alignment) and the side car one because it no longer read the discs.  So yes it would be quite nice to run Sega CD ISO's off the Everdrive w/o needing the Sega CD itself, if such a thing can be done.  *sigh* Then again maybe the Sega CD isn't anything that special... :(

The sega cd has its own procesor, ram and video chip, i dont think its possible with a flashcart.
Title: Re: the next everdrive?
Post by: bas on December 13, 2016, 05:21 PM
How about a universal virtual CD-Rom board.
It would take the motor voltages of various CD-Rom designs of the past
as input and output as if it where the laser unit the system expects.
This could be a solution for all (obscure) lens based systems at once.
yes? no?....  i'll let myself out....
Title: Re: the next everdrive?
Post by: butfluffy on December 16, 2016, 05:02 PM
judging by the work some people are doing designing units to emulate cd-roms from old systems it's enough of a task getting one system working properly. a universal virtual cd-rom board while sounding like a dream come true idea would more than likely be an huge undertaking.
 i would be happy with one ODE solution for each system, maybe when the gdemu guy finishes with the pcengine cd project he may consider working on mega/sega cd.
Title: Re: the next everdrive?
Post by: Kerr Avon on December 16, 2016, 05:30 PM
How about a universal virtual CD-Rom board.
It would take the motor voltages of various CD-Rom designs of the past
as input and output as if it where the laser unit the system expects.
This could be a solution for all (obscure) lens based systems at once.
yes? no?....  i'll let myself out....

That would be a nice solution, but I doubt it would be financially viable, as you would buy it, put it in one console (say a Sega Saturn), and then the extra hardware it contained to make it work on a dozen or more other consoles (say the Playstation, Neo-Geo CD, etc) would never get used, so you'd be paying for hardware that you'd never ever use.

If you have one flash cartridge* that worked on all cartridge based consoles, then you might get your money's worth, since you could just remove it from your SNES, put it in your Megadrive, play some Megadrive games, then remove it and put it in your N64 and play some N64 games, etc.

But with an ODE, you mostly have to solder it to the console's board, so most people wouldn't be happy, say, unsoldering the ODE from their Playstation and soldering it to their Saturn when they wanted to play some Saturn games.

You're right, though, a universal ODE, if it were priced reasonably enough, would be brilliant. I just don't think it's possible to bring the price down that much, especially given how few people, relatively speaking, would want one. If they could be sure of selling ten million of them, then I'd imagine someone could make one that was attractively priced, though.




* I know, a universal flash cartridge would be too expensive, and have a dozen different ports meaning it would be big and uncomfortably shaped, but you get my point.
Title: Re: the next everdrive?
Post by: Greg2600 on December 16, 2016, 07:54 PM
I think a Sega CD or Turbo Grafx/PCE CD application is very doable.  It might be a might expensive due to the FGPA needed, but today's chips are plenty powerful enough to emulate the function of each sub-system. 

The transmission of data to MD/GEN would be straight forward, and could see a board/device simply plugged into the expansion slot.  Potential pitfalls?  Well, you'd have to see if the unit can draw enough power from the system to work, or if power can even be drawn through the expansion slot?  For Stereo sound, would the unit need stereo output jacks as well as a mix jack for Model 1 systems?

Turbo CD would need to interface with the pin outs in the back of the console.  There's also a device that does that, the new/aftermarket one that does RGB output.  Less pitfalls in my view.  Again, both implementations are possible and probably will sell for Krikzz.  Given that both utilize standard CD's, they are likely a lot easier to develop than later CD systems like Playstation or Saturn. 

Title: Re: the next everdrive?
Post by: haightc on January 13, 2017, 03:50 AM
what you are thinking is a more a device emulator like the Rhea/Pheobe (Saturn), GDEMU dreamcast and 3do drive and gekko drive.    It might be nice to have these for the systems that don't have them like Sega and turbo CD and CD-I.    I don't think this is realistically in the scope of Krikzz's products though as they require hardware modification. 

What I would rather see is improvement on existing everdrive, for example

Turbo Everdrive: save management and save states, perhaps even having enough ram to emulate the arcade card.
Master Everdrive: lot's of room for improvment here, more mappers please! The homebrew scene on SMS scene is active although much of it can't be played on the everdrive :(    Also I would love to have built-in FM support!   I think these two factors have kept me from buying this cart yet.
Everdrive NES: ROM has become big enough space had runout to add more support.   I would nice if there was room to finish adding more mappers.
MegaEverdrive X7 continue to expand out support, it would be nice if save states worked on 32x as well.

Also in Krikzz doesn't have interest in continuing the develop an everdrive it would be nice to allow the community to contribute to it development, I am looking at you Master Everdrive.
Title: Re: the next everdrive?
Post by: slb on February 13, 2017, 02:53 PM
Hello Thanks for your work krikzz.
What is your futur everdrive please?
Title: Re: the next everdrive?
Post by: wolfpacleader1986 on April 06, 2017, 06:16 AM
I was just talking about this when I did my YouTube video on my new backlit Neo-Geo Pocket a Color and Flash Masta cart.

I'd love to see Krikzz do an Everdrive for the Neo-Geo Pocket Color. It may be a hard sell for him though as it only had maybe 80-90 games released for it. But still, it's a community worth selling to as there were a LOT of good, but expensive games made for that system.

I know Flash Masta also makes one for the Wonderswan, but to me, the only reason to own one is for the Final Fantasy games, but those are also on the GBA which does have an Everdrive.
Title: Re: the next everdrive?
Post by: Wolf_ on April 11, 2017, 10:21 AM
I think a Sega CD or Turbo Grafx/PCE CD application is very doable.  It might be a might expensive due to the FGPA needed, but today's chips are plenty powerful enough to emulate the function of each sub-system. 

The transmission of data to MD/GEN would be straight forward, and could see a board/device simply plugged into the expansion slot.  Potential pitfalls?  Well, you'd have to see if the unit can draw enough power from the system to work, or if power can even be drawn through the expansion slot?  For Stereo sound, would the unit need stereo output jacks as well as a mix jack for Model 1 systems?

Turbo CD would need to interface with the pin outs in the back of the console.  There's also a device that does that, the new/aftermarket one that does RGB output.  Less pitfalls in my view.  Again, both implementations are possible and probably will sell for Krikzz.  Given that both utilize standard CD's, they are likely a lot easier to develop than later CD systems like Playstation or Saturn.

This seems like the most practical way to do it. The cartridge would have the advantage of not needing an fpga for any mappers because cds have no hardware on them so it would be a one size fits all for the cd addon replacement. Basically you have the fpga imitate the cd hardware and it just needs to read the cd isos and everything is good to go. If the console gives enough power to work the original hardware and cd laser/tray then it should have enough power to work with modern tech that is more power efficient and also running less things.
Title: Re: the next everdrive?
Post by: skaman on April 11, 2017, 10:50 AM
New Everdrive GB coming:  https://t.co/qBt9x9qzVv
Title: Re: the next everdrive?
Post by: Mad Hatter on April 11, 2017, 01:39 PM
A new GB Everdrive? Interesting. What can he add to the  GB Everdrive already? I thought it was already pretty complete.
Title: Re: the next everdrive?
Post by: EthanW on April 11, 2017, 07:24 PM
A new GB Everdrive? Interesting. What can he add to the  GB Everdrive already? I thought it was already pretty complete.
he could add savestates.
Title: Re: the next everdrive?
Post by: Greg2600 on April 12, 2017, 12:47 AM
A new GB Everdrive? Interesting. What can he add to the  GB Everdrive already? I thought it was already pretty complete.
he could add savestates.

Looks like a whole new model though.  $ out the window.
Title: Re: the next everdrive?
Post by: FeverDrive on April 18, 2017, 02:46 AM
A new GB Everdrive? Interesting. What can he add to the  GB Everdrive already? I thought it was already pretty complete.
he could add savestates.
And realtime clock
Title: Re: the next everdrive?
Post by: Kroc on April 21, 2017, 09:06 PM
Also, _much_ lower power-draw if he's using similar parts to the EDGBA. Playing games is fine, but in the menu the power-draw is massive and prevents Gameboy Light and some Gameboy Pockets from working.

I'm hoping for a much improved OS. I would like automatic file sorting and the ability to delete files.
Title: Re: the next everdrive?
Post by: leonquest on April 21, 2017, 10:13 PM
Also, _much_ lower power-draw if he's using similar parts to the EDGBA. Playing games is fine, but in the menu the power-draw is massive and prevents Gameboy Light and some Gameboy Pockets from working.

I'm hoping for a much improved OS. I would like automatic file sorting and the ability to delete files.

This caused some argument, but file sorting will no longer be added to everdrives. In fact, I think it will be removed from most existing ones, Krikzz mentioned it has an impact on the everdrive's navigation performance.
Title: Re: the next everdrive?
Post by: FeverDrive on April 22, 2017, 08:26 AM
Also, _much_ lower power-draw if he's using similar parts to the EDGBA. Playing games is fine, but in the menu the power-draw is massive and prevents Gameboy Light and some Gameboy Pockets from working.

I'm hoping for a much improved OS. I would like automatic file sorting and the ability to delete files.

This caused some argument, but file sorting will no longer be added to everdrives. In fact, I think it will be removed from most existing ones, Krikzz mentioned it has an impact on the everdrive's navigation performance.
Really?
Can you link me to the thread where this is discussed?
Title: Re: the next everdrive?
Post by: Kerr Avon on April 23, 2017, 12:32 AM
Also, _much_ lower power-draw if he's using similar parts to the EDGBA. Playing games is fine, but in the menu the power-draw is massive and prevents Gameboy Light and some Gameboy Pockets from working.

I'm hoping for a much improved OS. I would like automatic file sorting and the ability to delete files.

This caused some argument, but file sorting will no longer be added to everdrives. In fact, I think it will be removed from most existing ones, Krikzz mentioned it has an impact on the everdrive's navigation performance.

That wouldn't be a popular decision, I and no doubt many other people would hate navigating through various game folders where the games weren't listed alphabetically. But then again, it isn't too difficult for someone to put the files in the right order themselves, to quote from http://krikzz.com/forum/index.php?topic=1294.msg41380#msg41380 (http://krikzz.com/forum/index.php?topic=1294.msg41380#msg41380)


Lots of hardware devices (such as home media players, portable mp3 players, flash cartridges, etc) don't sort the filenames properly, and instead partially or totally list the files in a folder according to the order they were copied to the USB stick or memory card. To fix this, you can move the files from the USB or SD Card, and then back again, or you can use a utility such as FolderSort which will sort the files into proper order for you automatically.

Note that there's a later version of FolderSort available, but v1.1 seems quicker and does the job properly, so that's the one I use, and you can get it from here:

ftp://ftp.mypcwerks.com/software/Utilities/Misc/FolderSort/ (http://ftp://ftp.mypcwerks.com/software/Utilities/Misc/FolderSort/)

I've used Foldersort for mp3 players, and it's fast and reliable at sorting everything into alphabetical order in folders (it doesn't change the locations of any files, of course, just the order they are listed on the disc), and would work fine for Everdrives that don't support automatic filename sorting, provided the Everdrives use a medium (SD card, etc) that a Windows PC can read.
Title: Re: the next everdrive?
Post by: leonquest on April 26, 2017, 02:14 PM
Also, _much_ lower power-draw if he's using similar parts to the EDGBA. Playing games is fine, but in the menu the power-draw is massive and prevents Gameboy Light and some Gameboy Pockets from working.

I'm hoping for a much improved OS. I would like automatic file sorting and the ability to delete files.

This caused some argument, but file sorting will no longer be added to everdrives. In fact, I think it will be removed from most existing ones, Krikzz mentioned it has an impact on the everdrive's navigation performance.

That wouldn't be a popular decision, I and no doubt many other people would hate navigating through various game folders where the games weren't listed alphabetically.

Indeed it wasn't, and will continue to be a hot button topic for some. The quote is this one:
http://krikzz.com/forum/index.php?topic=2944.0
Title: Re: the next everdrive?
Post by: Swift S. Lawliet on May 20, 2017, 07:08 AM
I have an idea for an Everdrive-DS, it would beat the competing R4 flashcarts for the DS and DSi if it has a CPU like the Supercard DSTWO, as well as if it can play DSiWare ROMs and have full DSi support for DSi enhanced games, as well as support for SD cards with larger capacities.

Even better if it has support for the fancy Slot-2 accessories like the Rumble Pak, Expansion Pak and Game Boy Advance cartridges and has some kind of Everdrive-DS Companion cartridge for original DS and DS Lite systems. The Game Boy Advance ROMs can be either on the Everdrive-DS itself like how the EZ-Flash 3in1 handles it or the Game Boy Advance ROMs can be loaded via an SD card slot on the Everdrive-DS Companion itself.

But if we do the latter, I think we should just do a newer iteration of the Everdrive-GBA instead but this time, with Rumble Pak and Expansion Pak support for DS games that support it when it's plugged into a DS/DS Lite.
It'll still work for the Game Boy Advance but it'll only work as your typical Everdrive when played on a Game Boy Advance, you can also choose to boot the selected ROM by default and the DS will recognize it as that game, this will particularly be useful for GBA - DS connection for games like Pokemon Generation IV (linking for Generation III and the Generation I remakes), Pokemon Mystery Dungeon, Harvest Moon DS and Friends of Mineral Town/Harvest Moon DS and More Friends of Mineral Town, etc...

Again, these are just ideas and I am personally hoping for Krikzz to look into my ideas.
Title: Re: the next everdrive?
Post by: FeverDrive on May 21, 2017, 07:44 PM
I have an idea for an Everdrive-DS, it would beat the competing R4 flashcarts for the DS and DSi if it has a CPU like the Supercard DSTWO, as well as if it can play DSiWare ROMs and have full DSi support for DSi enhanced games, as well as support for SD cards with larger capacities.

Even better if it has support for the fancy Slot-2 accessories like the Rumble Pak, Expansion Pak and Game Boy Advance cartridges and has some kind of Everdrive-DS Companion cartridge for original DS and DS Lite systems. The Game Boy Advance ROMs can be either on the Everdrive-DS itself like how the EZ-Flash 3in1 handles it or the Game Boy Advance ROMs can be loaded via an SD card slot on the Everdrive-DS Companion itself.

But if we do the latter, I think we should just do a newer iteration of the Everdrive-GBA instead but this time, with Rumble Pak and Expansion Pak support for DS games that support it when it's plugged into a DS/DS Lite.
It'll still work for the Game Boy Advance but it'll only work as your typical Everdrive when played on a Game Boy Advance, you can also choose to boot the selected ROM by default and the DS will recognize it as that game, this will particularly be useful for GBA - DS connection for games like Pokemon Generation IV (linking for Generation III and the Generation I remakes), Pokemon Mystery Dungeon, Harvest Moon DS and Friends of Mineral Town/Harvest Moon DS and More Friends of Mineral Town, etc...

Again, these are just ideas and I am personally hoping for Krikzz to look into my ideas.
Mmmmm... for this wait at least 10 more years for the DS to become "retro" and the current DS flashcarts have all disappeared.
Title: Re: the next everdrive?
Post by: Great Hierophant on June 30, 2017, 10:57 PM
After the new Gameboy EverDrives, I am seeing two systems that could really use some love, the Master System and the Game Gear.  They could be updated for more modern features, such as :

SRAM instead of flash for instant game loading
Battery backed memory (no need to press reset to save battery backed games like Phantasy Star)
Save state support
YM-2413 support via socket
Configurable FPGA for more exotic mapper support

Then perhaps the EverDrive N8 could be revised with :

Support for 2MB PRG-ROM and 2MB CHR-ROM
Audio amplifier with programmable filter

And finally an EverDrive GBA X7 with save state support.
 
Title: Re: the next everdrive?
Post by: Captain N on July 17, 2017, 01:54 PM
Does anyone know what is technically feasable with the cartridge slot on the Sega Saturn?
Would it in any way be possible to run full Saturn games through it if it had enough storage?
Title: Re: the next everdrive?
Post by: FeverDrive on July 17, 2017, 11:23 PM
Does anyone know what is technically feasable with the cartridge slot on the Sega Saturn?
Would it in any way be possible to run full Saturn games through it if it had enough storage?
I've heard it's possible to run software but it has to be very small in size.
The VCD expansion port is capable of running games, look up Satisfier by Professor Abrasive. (Still work in progress)
Title: Re: the next everdrive?
Post by: ReWrite on July 26, 2017, 05:09 AM
Also, _much_ lower power-draw if he's using similar parts to the EDGBA. Playing games is fine, but in the menu the power-draw is massive and prevents Gameboy Light and some Gameboy Pockets from working.

My Gameboy Light has no issues working just dandy with the current EDGB.
Title: Re: the next everdrive?
Post by: Laz on August 23, 2017, 10:31 PM
I have an idea for an Everdrive-DS, it would beat the competing R4 flashcarts for the DS and DSi if it has a CPU like the Supercard DSTWO, as well as if it can play DSiWare ROMs and have full DSi support for DSi enhanced games, as well as support for SD cards with larger capacities.

Even better if it has support for the fancy Slot-2 accessories like the Rumble Pak, Expansion Pak and Game Boy Advance cartridges and has some kind of Everdrive-DS Companion cartridge for original DS and DS Lite systems. The Game Boy Advance ROMs can be either on the Everdrive-DS itself like how the EZ-Flash 3in1 handles it or the Game Boy Advance ROMs can be loaded via an SD card slot on the Everdrive-DS Companion itself.

But if we do the latter, I think we should just do a newer iteration of the Everdrive-GBA instead but this time, with Rumble Pak and Expansion Pak support for DS games that support it when it's plugged into a DS/DS Lite.
It'll still work for the Game Boy Advance but it'll only work as your typical Everdrive when played on a Game Boy Advance, you can also choose to boot the selected ROM by default and the DS will recognize it as that game, this will particularly be useful for GBA - DS connection for games like Pokemon Generation IV (linking for Generation III and the Generation I remakes), Pokemon Mystery Dungeon, Harvest Moon DS and Friends of Mineral Town/Harvest Moon DS and More Friends of Mineral Town, etc...

Again, these are just ideas and I am personally hoping for Krikzz to look into my ideas.
Mmmmm... for this wait at least 10 more years for the DS to become "retro" and the current DS flashcarts have all disappeared.

And I bet Krikzz could make the thing do SNES emulation properly. Damn DSTwo just won't run any SNES emulator smoothly enough to play. I paid through the arse for it compared to an R4 etc. just to have that ability and it's useless regardless of how much I configure it fiddle. 
Title: Re: the next everdrive?
Post by: eldontyrell on August 24, 2017, 03:31 PM
I was just talking about this when I did my YouTube video on my new backlit Neo-Geo Pocket a Color and Flash Masta cart.

I'd love to see Krikzz do an Everdrive for the Neo-Geo Pocket Color. It may be a hard sell for him though as it only had maybe 80-90 games released for it. But still, it's a community worth selling to as there were a LOT of good, but expensive games made for that system.

I know Flash Masta also makes one for the Wonderswan, but to me, the only reason to own one is for the Final Fantasy games, but those are also on the GBA which does have an Everdrive.

An everdrive for the neo geo pocket color would be cool, indeed !

Where did you buy the backlit screen ?
Any tutorial ?

Thanks

Stephane
Title: Re: the next everdrive?
Post by: FeverDrive on August 25, 2017, 03:23 AM
Where did you buy the backlit screen ?
Any tutorial ?

Thanks

Stephane
I guess Wolfpacleader is confusing 'backlit' with 'frontlit', I think the mod he talks about involves removing the front light panel from a GBASP AGS-001 and attaching that to the front of the NeoGeo pocket screen.
Title: Re: the next everdrive?
Post by: Enzo1960 on October 08, 2017, 06:50 PM
In my opinion, best way to solve problem with PSX isn't PSIO method, but making an ODE (Optical Drive Emulator), a peripheral like Wasabi 360, or XKey360, that emulate cdrom.
Title: Re: the next everdrive?
Post by: Metro City on November 17, 2017, 11:57 AM
Ya, for consoles that have an optical drive, best solution it's only is an SD card reader in its place or sata interface for hdd 2.5

the most important issue of "the next everdrive" but a new os that shows the covers of the games?
Title: Re: the next everdrive?
Post by: Kerr Avon on November 17, 2017, 03:15 PM
In my opinion, best way to solve problem with PSX isn't PSIO method, but making an ODE (Optical Drive Emulator), a peripheral like Wasabi 360, or XKey360, that emulate cdrom.

Why? Isn't the PSIO functionally the same as an ODE, in that you can play the roms from an SD card or hard drive. If so, then I'd have thought that the PSIO was better than an ODE since the PSIO allows you to still use the disc drive to load games if you choose to. But I've never used either a PSIO or an ODE (I don't have a Playstation) so there are probably other factors that I'm unaware of.
Title: Re: the next everdrive?
Post by: Greg2600 on November 17, 2017, 05:51 PM
PSIO functionality and compatibility is pretty darn good.  Yes it requires a pesky micro-board to be soldered onto the MB, and No they haven't developed it for PS One consoles yet.  It's a pretty good price IMO. 

There IS a NGP Color flash cart, it's made by RetroHQ (http://www.retrohq.co.uk/) from the UK. 

I will say I think Krikzz is missing the boat sail by if he does not get in on optical drive systems. 
Title: Re: the next everdrive?
Post by: Relikk on November 18, 2017, 06:16 PM
I will say I think Krikzz is missing the boat sail by if he does not get in on optical drive systems.

Totally. Considering his love for the Mega Drive in particular, I'm incredibly surprised he isn't interested in tackling a Mega CD solution.
Title: Re: the next everdrive?
Post by: FeverDrive on November 18, 2017, 08:54 PM
I will say I think Krikzz is missing the boat sail by if he does not get in on optical drive systems.
It's just a matter of time for the MegaCD ODE made by Krikzz  ;D
Also Krikzz can't do everything when there are skilled people already making ODEs for CD based consoles AND meeting the demand for those products (at least in the PSIO case).
Title: Re: the next everdrive?
Post by: Theta55 on November 18, 2017, 11:47 PM
I hope krikkz makes a everdrive for the neo geo's and neo geo pocket. The flash drives we have now are hilla expensive and I don't want something I have to wait 4 min for a game to get into memory. Atari systems would be nice to. I think that is worked on already by someone else. DOn't know much about them thou.
Just for laffs the 3ds when it get discontinued.
Title: Re: the next everdrive?
Post by: Mister Xiado on December 08, 2017, 02:55 AM
I'm down with an Atari cart, but it's an even more microscopic market than there is for the Game Gear, I guess. As for the 3DS, why would you need a flash cart for a system that can be softmodded literally right out of the box?
Title: Re: the next everdrive?
Post by: Kerr Avon on December 08, 2017, 03:55 PM
I hope krikkz makes a everdrive for the neo geo's and neo geo pocket. The flash drives we have now are hilla expensive and I don't want something I have to wait 4 min for a game to get into memory.

I know, it's amazing (to me, at least) that they'd do it that way, instead of using RAM chips for instant copying. Especially considering the cost of the flash cartridge (more than $400, if I remember correctly).
Title: Re: the next everdrive?
Post by: fille1976 on December 08, 2017, 07:04 PM
Super sd system 3 is coming out,ordered today.
Title: Re: the next everdrive?
Post by: Relikk on December 10, 2017, 02:28 AM
Super sd system 3 is coming out,ordered today.

Well, that's just awesome. Didn't have any idea this was being developed, let alone completed and already in production. Don't have to wait for Deunan to make one now, either.
Title: Re: the next everdrive?
Post by: Theta55 on December 10, 2017, 02:49 AM
Super sd system 3 is coming out,ordered today.
Nice I was thinking in getting a turbo graphics with a everdrive for the hell of it. With this thing I get everything. Kinda expensive thou. From the video I watched he was testing the prototype and said that it won't work with turbo graphics cuz the housing won't fit but his was working cause it didn't have housing. I don't have the system yet so may as well get the pc engine, plays every regan anyways. Hope I don't have power issue's thou here in America's.
It also plays cd games, super cd and arcade games with any type of system. So Im good with the original system. I think.

Thou I am waiting for the super nt and see what the jailbrake for it has to offer. Maybe it will have that system also, thou I dought the cd games will be in. Just a thought. Till February.
Title: Re: the next everdrive?
Post by: fille1976 on December 10, 2017, 04:21 PM
I think the only system it isnt working with is a pal turbo grafx,but everything is up at there website.
Title: Re: the next everdrive?
Post by: Mad Hatter on December 12, 2017, 10:34 AM
The NeoSD I think is pretty decent from the reviews I saw. And $500.00 is a steep price, but well worth it considering most game on the AES worth playing go for $250+.

If Krikzz were to develop a Neo AES Flashcart could he do it without the 2-6 minute load times to boot the games? I thought there was no other way around it since the AES uses Flash RAM?


Anyway, I think Krikzz should try his luck with a SegaCD-SD. Not to say he can't do a Dreamcast-SD or Saturn-SD, but the Rhea and GDEMU are already up and running and have most of the market.

EDIT: If Krikzz is going to get into the Saturn, I think he should try to partner with Professor Abrasive and make those things (believe they are going to be called Saturn Satiator). Sort of like he did with Ikari and the SD2SNES?
Title: Re: the next everdrive?
Post by: Bratwurst on December 14, 2017, 03:39 PM
Anyway, I think Krikzz should try his luck with a SegaCD-SD. Not to say he can't do a Dreamcast-SD or Saturn-SD, but the Rhea and GDEMU are already up and running and have most of the market.

The Rhea/GDEMU stuff is difficult to purchase as the seller refuses to scale up production. But given that everything Krikzz sells is pretty much plug and play, I can't expect he will want to jump into the 'open your console to stuff this inside' market.
Title: Re: the next everdrive?
Post by: Kerr Avon on December 15, 2017, 04:08 PM
Is the Gamecube the most modern console that has a ODE/sort of Everdrive thing available? I know the original XBox, PS2, and (I've heard) the Wii can be softmodded to run games from a hard drive (or SD card in the Wii), but what about the XBox 360, PS3, or Wii-U?

I don't believe that any console that still has commercial games coming out for it should have an Everdrive/ODE type device for it, as it would encourage piracy, but any machine that is commercially dead can't lose money for it's creator (since no money is being made by Microsoft/Sony/Nintendo by the sale of games for that console) so I'd like to see such devices available for all commercially dead consoles.

Title: Re: the next everdrive?
Post by: elenion on December 16, 2017, 05:50 PM
PS3 and WiiU are broken, ie you can softmod them to pirate. WiiU and 3ds are so broken you can download games straight from Nintendo themselves, haha.
Title: Re: the next everdrive?
Post by: dvd2vcd on December 17, 2017, 04:54 PM
Super sd system 3 is coming out,ordered today.
yes this is gonna replace my turbo ED v2. simply cant pass on CD support and on board RGB out!
Title: Re: the next everdrive?
Post by: djsheep on January 15, 2018, 09:39 PM
Just wondering if the GG Everdrive will make it into the "X" series, or will the next batch be the standard ones on offer?

Thanks for all the hard work Krikzz...
Title: Re: the next everdrive?
Post by: Captain N on January 19, 2018, 09:55 PM
Super sd system 3 is coming out,ordered today.
yes this is gonna replace my turbo ED v2. simply cant pass on CD support and on board RGB out!

Shame it's not compatible with TurboGrfx-16. Seem a little silly considering all the other stuff it can do
Title: Re: the next everdrive?
Post by: Relikk on January 20, 2018, 01:25 AM
Shame it's not compatible with TurboGrfx-16. Seem a little silly considering all the other stuff it can do

As far as I'm aware it works just fine on a TG16. The shell doesn't fit properly, but loosen the screws a bit and it fits.

https://youtu.be/q34Bwd6e_Jc?t=6m2s
Title: Re: the next everdrive?
Post by: Captain N on January 30, 2018, 10:09 PM
Shame it's not compatible with TurboGrfx-16. Seem a little silly considering all the other stuff it can do

As far as I'm aware it works just fine on a TG16. The shell doesn't fit properly, but loosen the screws a bit and it fits.

https://youtu.be/q34Bwd6e_Jc?t=6m2s
Very useful to know :)
It really does make you wonder why they didn't make a more elegant solutions that would make it fit both models tho?
Title: Re: the next everdrive?
Post by: BRNexus on February 10, 2018, 12:45 AM
The NeoSD I think is pretty decent from the reviews I saw. And $500.00 is a steep price, but well worth it considering most game on the AES worth playing go for $250+.

If Krikzz were to develop a Neo AES Flashcart could he do it without the 2-6 minute load times to boot the games? I thought there was no other way around it since the AES uses Flash RAM?


Anyway, I think Krikzz should try his luck with a SegaCD-SD. Not to say he can't do a Dreamcast-SD or Saturn-SD, but the Rhea and GDEMU are already up and running and have most of the market.

EDIT: If Krikzz is going to get into the Saturn, I think he should try to partner with Professor Abrasive and make those things (believe they are going to be called Saturn Satiator). Sort of like he did with Ikari and the SD2SNES?

Or you can just order the Neo-Geo Flash Cart from DarkSoft that uses Ram instead of Flash.  Loads games way quicker.
Title: Re: the next everdrive?
Post by: Brachabre on March 09, 2018, 01:33 PM
Can't wait till the 3DS naturally comes to an end and wish Krikzz will come out with a DS family of Everdrives to rule them all! ;D
Title: Re: the next everdrive?
Post by: Relikk on March 09, 2018, 03:30 PM
Or you can just order the Neo-Geo Flash Cart from DarkSoft that uses Ram instead of Flash.  Loads games way quicker.

Terraonion announced the NEOSD Pro a few days ago which can use both RAM and flash, and it'll be out very soon. I'd much rather go with them than DarkSoft.

http://www.neo-geo.com/forums/showthread.php?274221-NEOSD-PRO-The-New-Terranonion-Neo-Geo-Product-March-2018&p=4277349&viewfull=1#post4277349
Title: Re: the next everdrive?
Post by: fille1976 on March 09, 2018, 04:56 PM
All those that buyed that crap from darksoft,this will function like it should be.
Title: Re: the next everdrive?
Post by: Greg2600 on March 12, 2018, 03:40 PM
The Rhea/GDEMU stuff is difficult to purchase as the seller refuses to scale up production. But given that everything Krikzz sells is pretty much plug and play, I can't expect he will want to jump into the 'open your console to stuff this inside' market.

Well the Satiator (should it ever be released) would not require Saturn modification.  However, I would agree that beyond that, he should stick to plug n play stuff.

Is the Gamecube the most modern console that has a ODE/sort of Everdrive thing available? I know the original XBox, PS2, and (I've heard) the Wii can be softmodded to run games from a hard drive (or SD card in the Wii), but what about the XBox 360, PS3, or Wii-U?

I don't believe that any console that still has commercial games coming out for it should have an Everdrive/ODE type device for it, as it would encourage piracy, but any machine that is commercially dead can't lose money for it's creator (since no money is being made by Microsoft/Sony/Nintendo by the sale of games for that console) so I'd like to see such devices available for all commercially dead consoles.

You can use the Action Replay Pro on the Gamecube to run stuff off an SD card.  SWISS is currently the best app for that, and runs most Gamecube games. 
Title: Re: the next everdrive?
Post by: leonquest on March 24, 2018, 02:50 PM
You can use the Action Replay Pro on the Gamecube to run stuff off an SD card.  SWISS is currently the best app for that, and runs most Gamecube games.

Yes,  which sucks due to compatibility with sd cards,  complicated setup,  and the fact that you have to boot to it with a disc.  What happens when all lenses fail? This market is obviously untapped and ready for the first everdrive to hit the market.  Krikzz could do either this or sega cd and win the market over.

He could also join forces with prof.  Abrasive,  who is looking for a partner.  I'll DM him about it.
Title: Re: the next everdrive?
Post by: Relikk on March 25, 2018, 12:21 AM
Don't see much point in a GC ODE when you can have a softmodded Wii with Nintendont. The only things currently missing with it are broadband adapter emulation and the Game Boy player.
Title: Re: the next everdrive?
Post by: leonquest on March 25, 2018, 12:31 AM
Don't see much point in a GC ODE when you can have a softmodded Wii with Nintendont. The only things currently missing with it are broadband adapter emulation and the Game Boy player.

You said it yourself,  the gameboy player.  Plus we don't know how many retrocompatible wiis are out there.
Title: Re: the next everdrive?
Post by: Relikk on March 25, 2018, 02:27 AM
Plus we don't know how many retrocompatible wiis are out there.

Tens of millions. It shouldn't be a problem, for the forseeable future, for anyone to get their hands on a hackable Wii.
Title: Re: the next everdrive?
Post by: Kerr Avon on March 25, 2018, 06:20 PM
Don't see much point in a GC ODE when you can have a softmodded Wii with Nintendont. The only things currently missing with it are broadband adapter emulation and the Game Boy player.

When you play a Gamecube disc image in a Wii, is it totally accurate? I'm sure I read that streaming music from a Gamecube game  image doesn't always play on a Wii, but that was probably years ago, so if it was true then maybe it's been fixed?
Title: Re: the next everdrive?
Post by: Relikk on March 25, 2018, 11:10 PM
https://gbatemp.net/threads/nintendont.349258/

It's been fixed for a couple of years now.

As for accuracy, here's what the developer FIX94 says about Nintendont... "the only potential difference you may find is that games that possibly lagged on an original gamecube when a lot was going on wont lag as hard as the cpu clock speed is 50% faster, besides that you probably wont find any differences."

Even then, the app has per game patches applied to "fix" any problems where the faster clock speed became an issue.

https://github.com/FIX94/Nintendont/blob/master/kernel/PatchTimers.c
Title: Re: the next everdrive?
Post by: dvd2vcd on March 26, 2018, 11:47 AM
SainT's atari jaguar SD is almost ready i reckon  :o just needs to implement CD support but as a cart solution its done!  :o

http://www.retrohq.co.uk/atari-jaguar-sd-cartridge-update-4 (http://www.retrohq.co.uk/atari-jaguar-sd-cartridge-update-4)

after 6 years my dream can finally come true lol
Title: Re: the next everdrive?
Post by: butfluffy on March 26, 2018, 07:30 PM
SainT's atari jaguar SD is almost ready i reckon  :o just needs to implement CD support but as a cart solution its done!  :o

http://www.retrohq.co.uk/atari-jaguar-sd-cartridge-update-4 (http://www.retrohq.co.uk/atari-jaguar-sd-cartridge-update-4)

after 6 years my dream can finally come true lol

i will get one of these as soon as it's released :)
Title: Re: the next everdrive?
Post by: Kerr Avon on March 26, 2018, 09:54 PM
https://gbatemp.net/threads/nintendont.349258/

It's been fixed for a couple of years now.

As for accuracy, here's what the developer FIX94 says about Nintendont... "the only potential difference you may find is that games that possibly lagged on an original gamecube when a lot was going on wont lag as hard as the cpu clock speed is 50% faster, besides that you probably wont find any differences."

Even then, the app has per game patches applied to "fix" any problems where the faster clock speed became an issue.

https://github.com/FIX94/Nintendont/blob/master/kernel/PatchTimers.c

I see. Thanks for the info, mate.





SainT's atari jaguar SD is almost ready i reckon  :o just needs to implement CD support but as a cart solution its done!  :o

http://www.retrohq.co.uk/atari-jaguar-sd-cartridge-update-4 (http://www.retrohq.co.uk/atari-jaguar-sd-cartridge-update-4)

after 6 years my dream can finally come true lol

A Jaguar SD-based cartridge will be pretty popular - Jaguar fans seem to be a pretty loyal bunch.
Title: Re: the next everdrive?
Post by: FeverDrive on March 28, 2018, 06:06 AM
SainT's atari jaguar SD is almost ready i reckon  :o just needs to implement CD support but as a cart solution its done!  :o

http://www.retrohq.co.uk/atari-jaguar-sd-cartridge-update-4 (http://www.retrohq.co.uk/atari-jaguar-sd-cartridge-update-4)

after 6 years my dream can finally come true lol
Great news, any info about price?
Title: Re: the next everdrive?
Post by: dvd2vcd on March 28, 2018, 10:22 AM
SainT's atari jaguar SD is almost ready i reckon  :o just needs to implement CD support but as a cart solution its done!  :o

http://www.retrohq.co.uk/atari-jaguar-sd-cartridge-update-4 (http://www.retrohq.co.uk/atari-jaguar-sd-cartridge-update-4)

after 6 years my dream can finally come true lol
Great news, any info about price?
all the info i shared via the link. no price mentioned.
Title: Re: the next everdrive?
Post by: Greg2600 on February 01, 2019, 08:43 PM
I wonder if Krikzz would consider the Virtual Boy next?  I have to assume his work on every other Nintendo cart-based product would give him great insight.  Though I assume a stumbling block could be that he doesn't own one!
Title: Re: the next everdrive?
Post by: leonquest on March 11, 2019, 11:06 PM
I wonder if Krikzz would consider the Virtual Boy next?  I have to assume his work on every other Nintendo cart-based product would give him great insight.  Though I assume a stumbling block could be that he doesn't own one!

https://www.planetvb.com/modules/newbb/viewtopic.php?topic_id=7292&forum=2
Title: Re: the next everdrive?
Post by: leonquest on March 11, 2019, 11:07 PM
SainT's atari jaguar SD is almost ready i reckon  :o just needs to implement CD support but as a cart solution its done!  :o

http://www.retrohq.co.uk/atari-jaguar-sd-cartridge-update-4 (http://www.retrohq.co.uk/atari-jaguar-sd-cartridge-update-4)

after 6 years my dream can finally come true lol

I guess the 3-4 people who own a jaguar will be ecstatic!  ;D ;D ;D ;D congrats! I hear it even loads CDs images.
Title: Re: the next everdrive?
Post by: Davestra on January 02, 2020, 12:56 PM
"I guess the 3-4 people who own a jaguar will be ecstatic!  ;D ;D ;D ;D congrats! I hear it even loads CDs images."

Oh wow! I would love to have one of those.