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#120972 06/05/22 10:37 AM
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There isn't a lot to be found on forums about Atari Portfolio these days.
So I figured it would be a good thing to add a thread about it here.

There is still a lot of software out there for the Atari Portfolio.
Most software, that is found, are the executable s in zip format.
That's a format which isn't directly supported by the driver pofo as it accepts only memcard format.

Is there an official "mame way" of converting the software to memcard format ?

About a year ago I couldn't find an official "mame way" for running and converting.
So I made my own conversation tool written in bash :
https://github.com/FollyMaddy/create_atari-portfolio_roms

Perhaps something that can be used for adding some useful software for the pofo driver.

I am hoping on a nice conversation that can contribute to the pofo part.

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From what I can tell from the Bee Card pinout a regular standard binary ROM format should be enough.
To my understanding Bee Card was originally used by MSX then the format was ported to Atari Portfolio, and they are a subset of the PC Engine HuCard format, which again are treated as standard ROMs.

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Indeed, to my knowledge it uses the same.
I have that MSX cartridge with t-plan but sadly I don't have a portfolio rom or ram cards of that type.
I still have 2 portfolio's lying around with an external ram unit and an external parallel port.

It seems this is the list with original rom cards that were available :
Atari HPC-701 ROM card "Utility"
Atari HPC-702 ROM card "Finance"
Atari HPC-703 ROM card "Science"
Atari HPC-704 ROM card "File Manager" (already in the softlist and available)
Atari HPC-705 ROM card "Power BASIC"
Atari HPC-709 ROM card "Instant Spell"
Atari HPC-711 ROM card "U.S. Traveller's Guide)"
Atari HPC-713 ROM card "Hyperlist"
Atari HPC-715 ROM card "Language Translator"
Atari HPC-724 ROM card "Bridge Baron"
Atari HPC-725 ROM card "Wine Companion"
Atari HPC-726 ROM card "Diet / Cholesterol Counter"
Atari HPC-728 ROM card "Astrologer"
Atari HPC-729 ROM card "Stock Tracker"
Atari HPC-750 ROM card "Chess"

Are there any known dumps of these roms ?

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