Tag Archives: Cartridges

C64 Cartridge Dumper update

A few days back Diestro left a comment for one of my blog posts and we had an email exchange afterwards. Among other interesting things, he made me notice that Ocean’s “Space Gun” cartridge is really just a 128 KiB … Continue reading

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C64 Cartridge Dumper: hardware version 2 testing

Today I finally managed to assemble one of the new C64 Cartridge Dumper devices I had re-designed a while back to use a Pro-Micro. I had the PCB manufactured weeks ago, but due to job-related commitments I never got around … Continue reading

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Commodore 64 cartridges: theory of operation and Ocean bank switching described

As I mentioned before, I am rearranging my notes on Commodore 64 cartridges, especially on bank switching circuitry used by exotic cartridges (i.e. neither Normal nor Ultimax ones). I plan to provide some schematic diagram to include in my book, … Continue reading

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C64 Cartridge Dumper: Hardware version 2

As genuine “blue pill” boards have become difficult to source, I decided to re-design my C64 Cartridge Dumper to use a Pro-Micro instead. Here’s a preview of the testing circuit with which I am able to dump EPROMs successfully, using … Continue reading

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More development for the C64 Cartridge Dumper

Yesterday I was checking the cartridge dumps I was sent by Matt for “Double Dragon” and “Space Gun”. As things don’t add up with the dumps, I decided to try and get either cartridge on eBay.Unfortunately, I wasn’t able to … Continue reading

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Ocean’s Navy Seals Cartridge: Schematics

I am glad to share the schematics for Navy Seal’s Cartridge, which I have put together using the work available at c64-wiki.de as a baseline. Essentially this is a very similar configuration as Terminator 2’s but with two EPROM footprints … Continue reading

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An Ultimax cartridge dumped too

I finally found an Ultimax cartridge to test my C64 Cartridge Dumper with, so here’s a test I did with it: Stay tuned for more!

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Chase H.Q. II dumped too

I prepared the material for dumping my cartridge version of “Chase H.Q. II” so here’s a video of the process: Lua scripts are available on GitHub here. Stay tuned for more!

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How to easily remove a cartridge from my C64 Cartridge Dumper with a pencil

Easier to do than to write 🙂

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Alternative build of my C64 Cartridge Dumper

I shall be testing mechanical properties of the right-angle connector too… Fully built devices are available at 16 GBP + shipping, which, once again, helps me with the cost of those cartridges I had to acquire for testing purposes.

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