Since you’re reading our blog, you likely know that older game “ROMs” can be loaded onto a modern computer, or even a Raspberry Pi, to be played without an actual console. Then again, running games saved on a portable memory device on the native system itself is not nearly as common, though has been around for years.*
Hacker “Phanick” shows us his approach to creating an FPGA-based emulator with several iterations of an SD card-loading gadget, as well as its capabilities in the video below.
Though the final product is a Famicom-like cartridge with an SD card slot, the cyberpunk prototype, seen around 0:45 and pictured in his write-up (translated), is quite a glorious display of bare computing power. Also of note is that the prototype cartridge is sticking out of a “Pegasus,” an unauthorized Polish version of Nintendo’s Famicom.
*As pointed out by some of our Facebook fans, this style of ROM-loading is reminiscent of the EverDrive N8.[h/t Adafruit]
KrzysioCart Plays Games on a Console From an SD Card was originally published in Hackster’s Blog on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.
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