Finally the newest hardware release for the CPC is there: The MegaFlash. It is a ROM box, created by Bryce, which contains 512KB flash memory, which means that you can program it directly with your CPC. It is similar to the [[Inicron ROM-RAM-Box|ROM-RAM-Box]] by the Inicrons, the [[Ramcard 128|RAM-Card]] by RAM7 or the [[SYMBiFACE II]] by Dr.Zed (only the ROM part). You can now store ROM software like the Starkos tracker, Maxam, Protext, etc. in it.
If you want to order such a device, be quick (only a few devices are left) and send Bryce a personal message in the CPC Wiki forum.
[UPDATE:] Sorry, I totally forgot to write about the software you need to program the MegaFlash ROM box. The box can be programmed with the [[MegaFlashROManager]] by TFM which is available for Basic and FutureOS. Thanks for your comment, TFM!
To add the software side to the hardware side…
The MegaFlash can be programmed using the MegaFlash ROManager software. It’s available for Basic and FutureOS. The latter version is a bit advanced. The MegaFlash is perfectly suited to run FutureOS, BCPL, XD-DOS or R-DOS. It’s compatible to all ROM software tested up to now.
The advantage of the MegaFlash compared to solutions like the above mentioned (RRB, SF2, RAMcard) is that the used Flash needs NO battery at all. The stored ROMs / data will be stable for a very long time.
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