[GUIDE/INFO] Flash Carts, ODE, and more!

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bmoc wrote:The Satiator got a new firmware update recently. X-Men Children of the Atom and X-Men vs Street Fighter are both working on firmware 153 along with some Sega Ages games that weren't working previously. Marvel Super Heroes vs Street Fighter still crashes but a fix is in the works according to the changelog at https://info.satiator.net/firmware/

For what it's worth, the Satiator finally supports Marvel Super Heroes vs Street Fighter as of firmware 160 which was released towards the end of October. I just updated my Satiator and gave it a whirl. I had no issues.

The old google doc of compatible games is quite out of date. I don't think it has been updated since 2020. Some Googling turned up a GitHub issue tracker that seems to be the current place to track and report incompatibilities. https://github.com/satiator/compatibility/issues The remaining issues for the most part seem minor or they only affect a small subset of Saturn models.
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New Nintendo Switch cartridge backup unit and flash cart: Mig Switch
some more information @ GBATemp

I'd be a little concerned that an upcoming firmware update would be able to detect it somehow, and ban your account/switch unit, but I still want one. Seems sorta like that Sky3DS flashcart.
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I'm still a newb to this stuff, so I'm curious as to what the advantages of a Switch flash cart are over a hacked, unpatched Switch or a mod chipped oled model. Some people are acting like the Switch just became hackable for the first time.
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The biggest advantage of a flash cart is the lower technical barrier of entry, especially on the newer patched models. For a lot of people that don't want to mess with CFW and/or mod chips, it really is the first solution to hack their Switch so I'm not surprised.
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Just watched MVG's video on the upcoming Mig Switch, and it looks like it won't be useful to pirates; Each game cartridge has a unique serial code. Any game found in the wild in the Mig Switch's proprietary format would get the console banned for having used a blacklisted game serial.
Also interesting that it might be associated with Team Xecuter, and Gary Bowser.
I still want one. It's so cool. I wanna lend my games out while I don't play games, and keep my carts safe.
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The flash cart and ODE scene has gone crazy :lol: now we have this ...

https://www.tindie.com/products/partlyh ... opy-drive/

Really cool to see niche systems being supported 8)
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Have seen these popping up. Nice video showing the Sega Saturn Saroo progress (WIP). Uses the SS cart slot:

https://youtu.be/txuF4f92h_I?si=8H15vsKVv2MP2DaC
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Jagosaurus wrote: Thu Jan 11, 2024 9:05 am The flash cart and ODE scene has gone crazy :lol: now we have this ...

https://www.tindie.com/products/partlyh ... opy-drive/

Really cool to see niche systems being supported 8)
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Does anyone know of a Vectrex flash cart or an Intellivision flash cart? Those are the only two retro systems I don't have any kind of SD solution for (or have on my wishlist).
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ElkinFencer10 wrote: Tue Apr 23, 2024 6:51 pm Does anyone know of a Vectrex flash cart or an Intellivision flash cart? Those are the only two retro systems I don't have any kind of SD solution for (or have on my wishlist).
This was open source for Vectrex but if you hit Google, looks like some outfits building & selling them.

https://www.retrorgb.com/vextreme-an-op ... -cart.html

Then I've seen this referenced on Atari Age and/or Reddit for Intellevision. LTO Flash/Multicart:

http://ltoflash.leftturnonly.info/ordering_2021.html
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