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Originally Posted By incog
Just finished the Atari 5200 softlist, I was going to start a 7800 list but all the dumps I can locate are all odd sizes, probably some gross headers. Anybody know the deal with 7800 roms?


Just strip off the first 128 bytes; that's the header.

The text "ACTUAL CART DATA STARTS HERE" in the header was a useful hint wink

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I actually started working on a 7800 list a while ago but never finished it. One thing to note is that quite a few of the ROMs for 7800 protos have been tweaked to make them work and are not original dumps.

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Originally Posted By incog
Just finished the Atari 5200 softlist, I was going to start a 7800 list but all the dumps I can locate are all odd sizes, probably some gross headers. Anybody know the deal with 7800 roms?


Just strip off the first 128 bytes; that's the header.

The text "ACTUAL CART DATA STARTS HERE" in the header was a useful hint wink


Haha, now I feel stupid for not even checking them out. Thankfully I was directed to an archive of headerless dumps and I'm now creating a softlist, though I doubt any of them will load.

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Maybe you can try using some of the information on dan boris' page to at least tell which kind of cartridge pcb they oughta be using.

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yup! a good <feature name="cart_type" value="xxxxx"/> would do wonders to make easier loading them later in the driver...

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Hi

I would like to know.

I would like to do the Einstein TC-01 xml file.

It uses floppydisk and would I use the following
<part name="flop1" interface="einstein_flop">

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floppy lists are still under discussion, so please wait until Micko adds one of two working samples wink

EDIT: also, a couple of guidelines:
- put multi-disk games inside a single <software> entry of the list, as separate <part>s (this might change later, but it is the current plan). same goes for different sides of a tape
- avoid multigame compilations (especially when they are homemade, coverdisks might be eventually added, still to be decided)
- when you have several alt versions (say 5-10 alt vers) of a same game from a same publisher, which are not different revisions, maybe try to play the game itself to see if you can spot differences: the goal is to find the best copy available with these format, not to include every single bit variation which could be due to ruined media...

EDIT2: the "flop_interface" part is fine, for the "flop1" (and on) wait for micko's example / instructions before sending the list smile

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For interface, I'd prefer to see something about floppy dimensions in there. Things like 'floppy_3.5', 'floppy_3', 'floppy_8', etc with the driver disk drive settings also updated to reflect the kind of floppy the drive supports.

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