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New "X-Series" ED64OS?
« on: September 02, 2019, 04:10 AM »
A new OS version 3.00 was apparently just uploaded: http://krikzz.com/pub/support/everdrive-64/x-series/OS/OS-V3.00.zip

Is this safe to use on 3.0 or is this for an unreleased new HW revision?

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Re: New "X-Series" ED64OS?
« Reply #1 on: September 02, 2019, 04:39 AM »
its for Everdrive  64 X7 about to release later this month
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Re: New "X-Series" ED64OS?
« Reply #2 on: September 02, 2019, 04:46 AM »
well TIL that's a thing

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Re: New "X-Series" ED64OS?
« Reply #3 on: September 02, 2019, 05:32 PM »
Awesome! I had seen Krikzz make reference to the Everdrive 64 x7 on another post here (can’t seem to find it though).

Are there any other details about the X7?

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Re: New "X-Series" ED64OS?
« Reply #4 on: September 02, 2019, 05:52 PM »
This one? Krikzz usually likes to tease his latest projects on Twitter.

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Re: New "X-Series" ED64OS?
« Reply #5 on: September 02, 2019, 06:12 PM »
sounds like another FPGA going EOL. Expect the same for all of the older everdrive models.
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Re: New "X-Series" ED64OS?
« Reply #6 on: September 02, 2019, 07:13 PM »
No huge reason to update to x7 from a 3.0 though? No new features like save states or anything like that?

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Re: New "X-Series" ED64OS?
« Reply #7 on: September 02, 2019, 07:37 PM »
This one? Krikzz usually likes to tease his latest projects on Twitter.

That’s the one I was thinking of! Thanks. I’ve currently got a v3, but like Krikzz mentioned, there isn’t much more to improve on the ED64. We’ll see if I bite... I only collect/play the N64 as far as retro consoles go.. so I might add it to the collection.

Time to wait and see!

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Re: New "X-Series" ED64OS?
« Reply #8 on: September 02, 2019, 08:51 PM »
Only improvements I can think of is save states, and maybe real time saves die DD games and complicated rom hacks (no need to reset). Is an msu1 type feature possible?

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Re: New "X-Series" ED64OS?
« Reply #9 on: September 02, 2019, 11:09 PM »
Krikzz only mentions automatic region detection for the CIC clone and a better shell. Hopefully a custom region-free shell. It was determined previously that save states isn't possible (or very complicated) to do via the cartridge port, so don't get your hopes up for that. Probably not much reason to upgrade if you already have the v3. I might upgrade though since I only have the old v2.0 that came with donor 6102 CIC and donor shell with a crude handmade SD slot.


I don't think things like 64DD support are restricted by the hardware (other than the fact that it's a flashcart and not a complete 64DD clone), so I doubt the new Everdrives will improve the possibilities for these things, but who knows.

The thing with MSU1 is that it allows streaming data like CD-quality audio and video on a SNES. The N64 is already capable of that so an MSU1 makes little sense. But sure, if someone comes up with a new cartridge hardware feature that can be used by homebrew and hacks, it may be done in the FPGA. Possibly not very likely to happen anytime soon though considering that the emulation, hacking and development scene for N64 didn't really take off until quite recently (which we have the Everdrive 64 to thank for).

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Re: New "X-Series" ED64OS?
« Reply #10 on: September 03, 2019, 01:09 AM »
Thanks for the info, Nuu.

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Re: New "X-Series" ED64OS?
« Reply #11 on: September 03, 2019, 02:28 PM »
Just thinking.. could we possibly see increased SD card compatibility with the X7? Took me a couple SD cards to find one that works flawlessly with my V3.


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Re: New "X-Series" ED64OS?
« Reply #12 on: September 04, 2019, 04:44 PM »
https://krikzz.com/store/home/55-everdrive-64-x7.html

And overall it just looks like its 'replacing' the 3.0 slot over the 2.5. Rather than offering anything substantiallly new.

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Re: New "X-Series" ED64OS?
« Reply #13 on: September 05, 2019, 07:21 AM »
Bought the V3 on Amazon a week and a half ago...

Hopefully I won't feel buyer's remorse a year from now if some amazing feature comes I can't live without.  Does sting a bit knowing I could have waited a month but that's on me

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Re: New "X-Series" ED64OS?
« Reply #14 on: September 05, 2019, 04:29 PM »
noticeable differences between v3 with ultracic and X7

region switch in sd slot for v3 with ultracic is gone in X7

new ultracic chip handles all region cic switching on the fly
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