Author Topic: Atari 5200 roms in .car format with headers  (Read 480 times)

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Offline wios

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Atari 5200 roms in .car format with headers
« on: March 25, 2017 - 16:23:05 »
I have been in search of a Atari 5200 roms set that is in .car format which includes the headers for the Altirra emulator. I have tried converting a52/bins roms but they end up not loading in the emulator because I have no idea which one is the correct mapper for each rom and after hours of doing that it became a waste of time. So has their been a proper Atari 5200 set in .car format?

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Re: Atari 5200 roms in .car format with headers
« Reply #1 on: March 25, 2017 - 16:25:50 »
@wios

What there is'nt an emulator which takes a52 files?

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Re: Atari 5200 roms in .car format with headers
« Reply #2 on: March 25, 2017 - 16:31:47 »
Yes it does take a52 files but Altirra is a cycle accurate emulator. On loading of an a52 rom it always asks for the correct "Cartridge Mapper" every time. When using a frontend it ends up exiting the emulator out of full screen to a Windows window which takes you out of the experience.

The documentation says to use .car roms because they have the header for the correct Cartridge Mapper but they are hard to find. I found two utilities to convert regular roms to car but if you don't know the correct cartridge mapper they don't work properly.

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Re: Atari 5200 roms in .car format with headers
« Reply #3 on: March 25, 2017 - 16:45:06 »
@wios

Shame, ask the developer to add support for a52. ?

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Re: Atari 5200 roms in .car format with headers
« Reply #4 on: March 25, 2017 - 19:02:57 »
It does take a52 roms without headers but then it will always ask which cartridge mapper to use, if you choose the incorrect mapper it won't work properly. Altirra is a top cycle accurate emulator that needs the proper headers with the information for the correct cartridge mapper.

.car roms are Atari 5200 roms with headers.
« Last Edit: March 25, 2017 - 19:05:16 by wios »