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Re: Sord M5 multicart
« Reply #90 on: June 03, 2014, 03:33:16 PM »
Cool. I usually buy components from futurlec, they have these PIC32-chips:

http://www.futurlec.com/ICMicrochip_PIC32.shtml

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Re: Sord M5 multicart
« Reply #91 on: June 04, 2014, 09:24:33 AM »
It forms the heart of the 'pinguino' series of dev boards. Their designs and bootloader/firmware are all open source - perhaps one of those would be a good foundation? http://www.pinguino.cc/
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Re: Sord M5 multicart
« Reply #92 on: August 12, 2014, 10:55:52 AM »
I dumped the rom of my new Bosconian cart which I believe hadn't been dumped before.
You can download the rom from http://hem.bredband.net/olaa

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Re: Sord M5 multicart
« Reply #93 on: August 18, 2014, 01:51:55 PM »
Thanks for the PCB, sirmorris!
I've started development of my own expansion cart for the Sord M5, step one complete: running a game on my experiment deck.

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Re: Sord M5 multicart
« Reply #94 on: August 18, 2014, 02:09:36 PM »
Still keep thinking I need one of them multicarts  :-\

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Re: Sord M5 multicart
« Reply #95 on: October 15, 2014, 02:12:09 PM »
I've been trying to catch up on the thread... I just got a nice boxed M5 and naturally have a distinct lack of cartridge software. Are these multicarts still available, going to be available, etc.? Thanks!
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Re: Sord M5 multicart
« Reply #96 on: November 18, 2014, 02:37:02 PM »
Got a pitchaser cart today!  :)
Will dump it soon.

Works great, see me playing it here (picture):
http://tinypic.com/r/mcxe1d/8

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Re: Sord M5 multicart
« Reply #97 on: November 18, 2014, 03:53:01 PM »
I have dumped it and it works great in MESS.
Download it from http://hem.bredband.net/olaa

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Re: Sord M5 multicart
« Reply #98 on: January 03, 2015, 08:49:33 PM »
That's the diagram I used. I just wired a ps2 cable into the switches of a joypad with, like you say, 2 diodes connecting the fire & direction lines.
After not touching this project for three years, I recently came across a half dozen PC compatible joypads that were on their way to recycling despite being fully functional. My heart said that electronics want to be rescued and repurposed, so I took care of them.

Some modding will be required on the joypad PCB due to how those pads wirk on the PC. Now I thought I'd be clever and snip off a PS/2 cable from a used up keyboard. but I soon realized that the standard wiring for both PS/2 keyboards and mice is to only use four of the six pins, while the Sord M5 obviously uses all six pins.

When you made your hack, did you start off with solderable 6-pin mini-DIN connectors and put your own cable onto it, or did you happen to come across some used keyboard where the manufacturer actually connected all six wires despite two of them weren't needed? Since the typical keyboard and mice connectors are moulded, it doesn't work out so well for me to hack it open and solder, I'd better get some fresh connectors in that case.

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Re: Sord M5 multicart
« Reply #99 on: February 26, 2015, 09:22:48 PM »
Howdy.

I had a cable which was connected through, I think it was from a Sun workstation or similar.

I have a cable spare if you'd like it. PM me.

(Oh, I think we may have crossed paths on FB Sord group :) )

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Re: Sord M5 multicart
« Reply #100 on: October 14, 2016, 09:35:46 AM »
Version 2 now available! See new thread 'M5 Multi II - Sord M5 multicart'
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