Erebus Batch November 2019

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Erebus Batch November 2019

Post by Mustangus » Thu Nov 21, 2019 1:59 am

This is a list for the next batch of Erebus's

Price is £20
Postage Greece is £10.75 . Europe is £9.15. UK is £3.95
All tracked and signed. If your country isn't mentioned then just message me.

Note, you need a MicroSD card with low capacity but NOT "HC", with 512Mb, 1Gb or 2Gb of memory available.
Some cards found inside old cell phones, run perfectly. (Coco's 16 go micro-sd did not work)
If you successfully used the device, could you give information about the brand/model/capacity/speed of your card?


Orders
- freaktmp x2 | payment is done
- Dbug x2 | payment is done
- Symoon x1 | payment is done
- coco.oric x2 | payment is done
- Ibisum x2
- fandenivoldsk x1
- kaydav x1 | payment is done
- Stevenbanner x1 | payment is done
- Vyper68 x1
- Oric Man x1
- srl x1
- Steve M x1

Ready to be Dispatched
- Freaktmp X2
- Stevenbanner X1
- Ibisum X2
- Kaydav X1
- fandenivoldsk x1

Received
- Symoon X1
- Coco.Oric X2
- Dbug X2
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Re: Erebus Batch November 2019

Post by Dbug » Tue Nov 26, 2019 9:06 am

In order to keep the list clean, I'm going to update the status on the first page and delete the concerned messages.
If some details are missing, please tell, I'll update, this way it will be easy to see what the status is.


Please refer to the top post for prices and postage, normally you will get contacted in private message for the actual order, address, etc...

EDIT: Added information on the top post regarding the Micro SD cards

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Re: Erebus Batch November 2019

Post by Mustangus » Sun Dec 01, 2019 8:15 am

I have ordered some sd cards well 50 to be precise as it seems most people don't have a small sd card. If they work which I hope they do I will add them as an option on the top. I know it doesn't help people with erebus already posted.

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Re: Erebus Batch November 2019

Post by kaydav » Sun Dec 01, 2019 10:33 am

I've ordered a Transcend 2Gb and a Sandisk 2Gb to try out when my Erebus arrives. The Sandisk says it's a Class 4 but neither appear to be marked as such according to the photos. Will update when I've had a chance to try them.

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Re: Erebus Batch November 2019

Post by Mustangus » Sun Dec 01, 2019 11:22 am

I will update with the sd card I used when I get back from my mini break on Monday.

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Re: Erebus Batch November 2019

Post by Symoon » Sun Dec 01, 2019 11:52 am

There are packs of 10 small 128MB microSD cards on Amazon.
Since the card is limited to 512 files on root, I suspect 512 TAP files won't fill 128MB.

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Re: Erebus Batch November 2019

Post by Dbug » Sun Dec 01, 2019 12:23 pm

Symoon wrote:
Sun Dec 01, 2019 11:52 am
There are packs of 10 small 128MB microSD cards on Amazon.
Since the card is limited to 512 files on root, I suspect 512 TAP files won't fill 128MB.
For a practicality point of view, I'm not sure having 512 tape files on the same card is super practical :)
(On a side note, I'm trying as much as possible to avoid shopping on Amazon when I can find things locally)

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Re: Erebus Batch November 2019

Post by kenneth » Sun Dec 01, 2019 12:31 pm

I didn't put the 128MB sde cards on the list because I haven't tried then, if someone does it successfully, we can add them to the list of valid sd cards.

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Re: Erebus Batch November 2019

Post by coco.oric » Sun Dec 01, 2019 4:09 pm

Vu, il y a aussi un lot de 10* 1go en micro sd
Je vais essayer celui la ...
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Re: Erebus Batch November 2019

Post by Symoon » Sun Dec 01, 2019 9:23 pm

Ok, just tested the beast with an old 2GB Sandisk card. It works like a chram! :D 8)
Of course I tried twisted things like a program using STORE/RECALL :mrgreen: (which failed, but Kenneth already explained that IIRC).

The box is really nice, and the chips are not directly soldered on the card, so they can be pulled and replaced or re-programmed, which gives room for new software versions.

Nice work really, thanks a lot to Kenneth and Mustangus!

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Re: Erebus Batch November 2019

Post by Steve M » Sun Dec 01, 2019 10:45 pm

So what would be the max memory that would be compatible?

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Re: Erebus Batch November 2019

Post by Symoon » Sun Dec 01, 2019 11:09 pm

If I'm not mistaken (all from memory):
- the microSD card has to be formatted in FAT16, so the maximum is 2GB
- you must avoid SDHC and SDXC models, which have a different hardware to allow much bigger storage
- the current Erebus version "only" accepts 512 entries on the root of the card
- if you use files with long names (more than MS-DOS 8+3 chars standard), this will reduce the amount of available entries

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Re: Erebus Batch November 2019

Post by kenneth » Sun Dec 01, 2019 11:42 pm

Exactly.
If a file has a long name, its header will use 3 additional locations memory. If there are long names everywhere, you can only put 128 games.

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Re: Erebus Batch November 2019

Post by Steve M » Mon Dec 02, 2019 10:26 pm

Thanks for the info. I think most of mine are SDHC - and aren't mini ones. The mini card I got was 128Gb or something.

I think all my original files have short names, but I'm aware of a lot of the ROM download sites that add information to the filename, like adding a year and saying things are PD, (usually a bit dubious). 8 letter filenames - how retro :)

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Re: Erebus Batch November 2019

Post by kaydav » Tue Dec 03, 2019 6:09 pm

Symoon wrote:
Sun Dec 01, 2019 11:09 pm
- the current Erebus version "only" accepts 512 entries on the root of the card
I'm wondering if it's possible to have more than 512 if they are divided into subfolders. At the moment my copy of the Oric Gamebase has about 1400 files and takes up about 67Mb .. so the limiting factor would be the maximum number of files rather than the total space used on one of these cards.

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