Loading Software into Other Cores Query

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Dinky74
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Loading Software into Other Cores Query

Postby Dinky74 » Mon Mar 02, 2020 1:51 pm

Just wondering if a CORE was released for other platforms that relied on cassettes for loading software could the old cassettes be loaded or would the CORE rely on downloadable images (snapshots for example)?

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Re: Loading Software into Other Cores Query

Postby SevenFFF » Mon Mar 02, 2020 2:42 pm

It depends on who made the cores and what they felt like doing. Generally most alt cores are quite rough round the edges, and support the bare minimum.

Officially-supported Next cores will need to support more and offer a more seamless experience. And also not hardcode any machine ROMs in the core, since these can't legally be distributed by the Next team.
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Re: Loading Software into Other Cores Query

Postby Dinky74 » Mon Mar 02, 2020 4:55 pm

Appreciate the reply and realise the rough edged approach/nature of them. Might leave my expected Next as is and order/pledge on the 2nd run for one to tinker with.


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