Re: How about using a FLASH ROM multicard?

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This message was posted by Arakon, posted on October 18, 2001 at 16:39:36 coming from 217.228.142
This message is a reply to Re: How about using a FLASH ROM multicard? posted from The Dumper posted at October 18, 2001 at 12:44:56
> > Being a really amateur of electronics and all that stuff I'm just wondering:

> > Is it technically possible to place a huge FLASH ROM into a cartridge and then load it with at least 128 (...) games and then run each of them?

> > Like something I saw on the NES.

> > (aim: no mechanics in the unit)

> > Rather silly suggestion, I know...

> It is technically possible.

> Since SNES games are larger than NES games it would take much more memory to do it. The smallest SNES game is 4Mb, multiply that by 128 and you get 512Mb. About the largest 5V flash part you can buy is 32Mb so you'd need 16 of those on a cart to get the level you described. They wouldn't all fit in the SNES cart form factor so you'd have to design a super size cart. The SNES power supply won't power them all so you'd have to plug in an external power supply to it. You'd have to design at least some minimal hardware and develop a SNES software menu program to switch between games using your hardware. But yes, it's technically possible.

well, another minor problem is that such an amount of flash ram would cost you about as much as buying all those games.

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