Re: Re[2]: [cc65] NES Support

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From: Marko Mäkelä (
Date: 2002-02-05 15:45:01

On Tue, 5 Feb 2002, groepaz wrote:

> naaaaa, most cart games i have taken apart do NOT use the cartspace as
> kindof "romdisc"

Which era cartridges are you talking about?  Anyway, if I were to stuff
hundreds of kilobytes of code to a C64 cartridge, I wouldn't do it with
simple bank-switching; instead, I'd adapt PuCrunch and decompress the
"files" from the cartridge to RAM as needed.  As a matter of fact, that's
what I did with the VIC-20 RAM/ROM cartridge (32k/2M) I'm working on.  
The software is finished, but the hardware is not.

> ofcoz for porting a floppy based game to cart, you could do it this
> way (never seen it done though)

Have you seen the newer 256k or 512k ROM cartridges?  I've heard rumours
that they'd use such approach.  I haven't disassembled any of those, so I
can't say for sure.


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