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Retro Gaming => Homebrew Chat => Topic started by: TrekMD on February 02, 2021, 02:36:40 AM

Title: Atari 7800 Dragonfly Cartridge
Post by: TrekMD on February 02, 2021, 02:36:40 AM
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AA member rj1307 has released a new SD cartridge solution for the Atari 7800 that he calls Dragonfly.  This cart is able to do some of the functions that were intended for the XM module (which is now on hold given Curt's passing). 

For correct configuration, the cartridge uses .a78 files and the header.  It supports 4k, 8k, 16k, 32k, 48k files - without banking, 64k, 128k, 256k, 512k with banking. In addition, 16k RAM for $ 4000 and POKEY for $ 4000 and $ 0450. Various combinations are possible. Also supports Absolute and Activision.

The cartridge can be ordered with POKEY and Yamaha chips for enhanced sound.  Ordering information can be found here:  "Dragonfly" my version of the Atari 7800 SD cartridge (https://atariage.com/forums/topic/310150-dragonfly-my-version-of-the-atari-7800-sd-cartridge/#comments).

Here is a video reviewing the Dragonfly and how it works. 

https://youtu.be/FRQX8xtydoE
Title: Re: Atari 7800 Dragonfly Cartridge
Post by: poundlander on February 03, 2021, 14:41:03 PM
Already have mateos solution but it's more complicated than what I'm used to.  Can't wait for the 7800 flash cart eco system to expand!
Title: Re: Atari 7800 Dragonfly Cartridge
Post by: TrekMD on February 03, 2021, 15:09:36 PM
There's always the Concerto cart.  It's much simpler to use and all it needs added is POKEY chip. 
Title: Re: Atari 7800 Dragonfly Cartridge
Post by: poundlander on February 04, 2021, 16:42:18 PM
Not really an option to click, buy and have the Concerto shipped to you.  I think they even disabled the pre-order button.

Some people haven't gotten responses to pre-orders payed for ($10 deposit) in 12/4.
Title: Re: Atari 7800 Dragonfly Cartridge
Post by: TrekMD on February 05, 2021, 02:21:12 AM
I was not aware that they were not shipping any longer.  Hopefully that gets resolved soon.
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