[Coladam] Ultimate SD cartridge ideas

shonmccallum at juno.com shonmccallum at juno.com
Thu Oct 25 22:51:51 CEST 2012


            Since I own an Adam I would love to own an ADAMNET SD based drive or even a USB 1.44MB floppy drive that plugs into the ADAM.Existing software like Filemanger 3.1 is designed to handle floppy drives up to 1.44MB. The AdamNET SD drive would require software to be patched, like File Manager if it was to access more than 1.44MB of space on the SD drive.  The problem is if no one mass produces a ADAM NET USB interface or Adam NET SD drive then another possibility might exist. <?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" />
            Perhaps the Colecovision/Adam cartridge port with an operating system update could be made to access the ADAMNET. Then the Ultimate SD cartridge could become a  ADAMNET drive that reads and writes to SD flash memory. The Ultimate SD cartridge could install the new EOS operating system when the cartridge reset button is pushed or pulled.  It’s a big if. But if the Ultimate SD cartridge firmware would load a patch or new EOS that made it a ADAMNET device then that would be a nice feature to be able to use SD cards up to 32GB. The Ultimate SD cartridge might be able to become a 1.44MB Adam Net disk drive number 1 or 2 with a special EOS patch.  
            A second issue is regards to the theory that most people that are using the ADAM are only using it to play classic Supergames. If the Ultimate SD cartridge could be made to emulate a Digital Data drive and an Adam computer then Colecovision owners could run most Adam Supergames without the need for an Adam computer. A USB keyboard with a hardware interface would be required to run some Adam games on the Coleovision with a software patch. Or the new ColecoVision 2 could become a fully functional ADAM computer if a 4 port USB hub was included. One USB port for a keyboard, one for a 1.44MB floppy Adam Net drive, etc. Software emulation could simulate ADAMNET. 
            There are so many different options for hardware and software designs that are possible. All I am doing is throwing out ideas and personally do not have the time to work on any projects.
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