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UNO Cart Review


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#1 RickR

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Posted 05 May 2018 - 12:07 PM

The UNO Cart - from The Brewing Academy. 

 

What is it?

A simple, inexpensive SD multi-cart for the Atari 8-bit computers.  Load XEX/ATR/CAR/ROM image files onto a micro-sd, and load them on real hardware using a menu.

 

More info and pricing:  http://www.thebrewingacademy.com/

Also available on ebay (search for "Atari UNO")

 

RickR Review:

Pros:

  • The menu works well.  I love the "Find" feature, which makes it very easy to quickly find and load the game you want.
  • ATR files load FAST.  ATR files are essentially floppy disk images. 
  • Inexpensive. 
  • Very good support via AtariAge or directly from the maker.  Comes with an excellent paper manual. 
  • Nice cartridge shell included. 

Cons:

  • No joystick support in menu.  It's kind of cumbersome to use the arrow keys to find stuff.  Use the "Find" feature instead.
  • Only for XL/XE computers.  Won't work on 400/800.
  • Remember to hold down "Option" key when loading ATR files (to disable Basic). 

Summary:

If you have an XL or XE computer, GET THIS!  It is excellent.  A very inexpensive way to have almost every piece of software available for the 8-bit computers. It works well.  A+. 

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Edited by RickR, 05 May 2018 - 12:10 PM.

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#2 Atarileaf

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Posted 05 May 2018 - 04:58 PM

Question - I already have an 8meg Atarimax flash cart and the USB programmer cart. Is there any advantage to the UNO cart over it and is there a big enough advantage to justify buying one when I already have the other. A personal decision I know but I'm curious, especially if you have experience with Atarimax yourself.

 

Thanks Rick :)



#3 RickR

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Posted 05 May 2018 - 09:32 PM

Question - I already have an 8meg Atarimax flash cart and the USB programmer cart. Is there any advantage to the UNO cart over it and is there a big enough advantage to justify buying one when I already have the other. A personal decision I know but I'm curious, especially if you have experience with Atarimax yourself.

 

Thanks Rick :)

I say yes for the following reasons.

  • It's much easier to load up games on a micro-sd card than having to reprogram the flash cart.
  • Micro-SD can have a much bigger capacity than 8 MB.  You can put the entire library on one card.
  • ATR files.  You can load disk images on the UNO Cart.
  • It's only about $60 shipped for the UNO Cart.  A bargain.

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#4 Atarileaf

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Posted 06 May 2018 - 02:57 PM

 

I say yes for the following reasons.

  • It's much easier to load up games on a micro-sd card than having to reprogram the flash cart.
  • Micro-SD can have a much bigger capacity than 8 MB.  You can put the entire library on one card.
  • ATR files.  You can load disk images on the UNO Cart.
  • It's only about $60 shipped for the UNO Cart.  A bargain.

 

 

I may put some funds aside for it then. I suppose if I get it I could sell the Atarimax and recoup some of my investment. 



#5 RickR

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Posted 06 May 2018 - 03:07 PM

If you get the ebay mobile app, they sometimes send out 15-20% off coupons.  That's how I got mine for about $55 shipped. 






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