SainT : RetroHQ :

July 26th 2019, 16:00:29

I've had some RetroHQ pin badges made! 19mm diameter, aluminium body with clutch pin and epoxy dome. Really nice quality! These will be up on the site before long. I'll get it all sorted in conjunction with the JagSD launch.

SainT : RetroHQ :

July 24th 2019, 11:12:11

Peace, quiet, sun and @bitmap_books CRPG book. Heaven. 😄

There's something about CRPG's, no matter how old or crude, that draws me in. Somehow poor or nonexistent graphics can actually cause me to be drawn deeper into the fantasy world.

See you on the other side... 😆

SainT : RetroHQ :

July 16th 2019, 16:47:21

The JagSD photo-shoot.

SainT : RetroHQ :

July 16th 2019, 10:39:38

A nice video showing the marquee files in action on the JagSD. This not only includes the developer info and screen shots / box art but also the ability to support different EEPROM sizes, as used in homebrew and the odd commercial game.

SainT : RetroHQ :

July 16th 2019, 10:07:36

Auto-booting SD cards are now a reality on the JagSD. I'm very seriously considering doing a Jaguar game in the future with SD as a release option. 😀 Puzzle Bobble style Jaguar game Kickstarter anyone? 😉

SainT : RetroHQ :

July 15th 2019, 16:35:53

Another useful enhancement to the JagSD today. Multiple EEPROM sizes now work! It supports 128, 256, 512, 1024 and 2048 byte EEPROM's, all of which are persisted to the SD card. The sizes are set in the MRQ file, which also contains details and images for the game.

SainT : RetroHQ :

July 15th 2019, 16:30:06

An interesting look at the effect of SD cards on the speed of loading. The LynxSD's main bottleneck is the lack of DMA on the microcontroller to help with SPI comms with the SD card, but it appears the speed of the SD card also comes into play quite significantly, too! 🙂
💥𝗡𝗲𝘄 𝗔𝗿𝘁𝗶𝗰𝗹𝗲💥 Do faster SD cards have an effect on Lynx SD Cartridge loading times? 😎🕹😅
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SainT : RetroHQ :

July 14th 2019, 20:21:50

Nice Lynx SD box there!! 😄
Happy #Sunday everyone! Let’s play some #AtariLynx games! What are you playing? 😎🕹🥰
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SainT : RetroHQ :

July 10th 2019, 20:08:52

Another step closer. Working on the final tweaking for the Jaguar SD cartridge label. Design courtesy of @AlejandroGMC_! 😄

SainT : RetroHQ :

July 2nd 2019, 11:39:21

First batch of JagSD boards given the go-ahead. Still waiting on PayPal to fix a bug in their system so I can actually process pre-orders properly, so the first batch or so may just have to be the old-fashioned "IT'S IN STOCK, QUICK!!". Which I'm not a fan of... 🙄

SainT : RetroHQ :

July 1st 2019, 19:54:58

I find it impossible to "relax". First LynxSD Slim PCB ordered. I'm using the same series of microcontroller as used on the JagSD, so it should be very quick to get up and running. I'm looking forward to seeing how fast I can get the largest 512K ROMs to load! 😀

SainT : RetroHQ :

July 1st 2019, 11:49:17

The testers are onto CD games! Some already working to a reasonable degree. This wont be in the initial release, by the way, this will follow in a firmware upgrade when I'm happy it runs things well. 😄
The upcoming SD cart for the Jaguar....

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