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Carnivore2 multi–functional cartridge for the MSX platform

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Carnivore2 multi–functional cartridge for the MSX platform
Carnivore2 multi–functional cartridge for the MSX platform

R$ 575,00

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If you still have an MSX, or want to start using your old friend again, this is what you need!

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Carnivore2 is the multi–functional cartridge for the MSX platform that was created in 2017 by RBSC. The project is still supported — new firmware for FPGA is being released, as well as the software — the tools for working with the cartridge, the Boot Menu (boot block), etc. The website of RBSC can be found here.

Carnivore2 features

  • External storage: CF card (CompactFlash)
    • Nextor is used as DOS (built-in support for FAT12/16, maximum partition size: 4 GB)
    • High read and write speeds
    • Supports SD and MicroSD card adapters
    • Nextor supports floppy disk emulation with DSK files
    • Utilities compatible with MSX-DOS versions 1 and 2
    • The cartridge can be configured as a RAM extension, IDE disk, FMPAC and SCC/SCC+ sound cards, or a combination of these devices
  • RAM: 2048 KB (2 MB)
    • Includes:
      • 1024 KB main RAM with mapper
      • 256 KB for ROM shadowing
      • 720 KB additional RAM with a mapper, similar to MegaRAM
      • 4 KB for the FMPAC SRAM (a backup battery is needed to save data after turning off the power)
  • Flash memory (FlashROM): 8 MB capacity, 64 Mbit/s
    • The first 256 KB are used for service information and ROM BIOSes
    • Mapper emulation:
      • Linear 64 KB mode
      • ASCII8
      • ASCII16
      • Konami4
      • Konami5 (SCC/SCC+)
      • Custom mapper
  • Sound
    • PPI, PSG or Dual-PSG (I/O ports: 10h-11h or A0h–A1h)
    • Konami SCC and SCC+ emulation
    • OPLL emulation (YM2413, MSX – Music), BIOS IU translated to English
    • Volume setting for all emulated audio devices
    • PSG and PPI can be enabled and disabled in the user interface
  • Additional features
    • Boot menu with a choice of games and configurations saved in flash memory
    • Sorting of directory records
    • Customizable user interface (colors, sorting, key repeat speed, fade effects)
    • Help system
    • Joystick and joypads support
    • 50/60Hz instant switching support
    • Selectable Turbo or R800 modes
    • Auto-Start of configuration entries and ROMs with a startup delay
    • Allows to run 2 ROMs at the same time in the Dual-Slot screen
    • Mono/stereo modes for FMPAC output
    • Allows to set the default startup frequency (50 or 60Hz)
  • The device is designed in the form factor of the standard MSX cartridge
  • It operates at the standard frequency of 3.58 MHz, as well as turbo frequencies up to 7.11 MHz
  • Implemented on FPGA (EP2C5Q208C8 Altera Cyclone II)
  • Special software is used to control all functions
    • Download programs in ROM format to flash memory and RAM
    • Backing up flash memory, configuration RAM settings, and FMPAC RAM contents
    • Program for testing the IDE interface, etc
  • Easy setup and user–friendly interface

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