ElCheapoSD v2.0


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Taking pre-orders on the next batch - Awaiting SD sockets and push buttons to complete this batch. Estimated arrival last week of March.

Beta development cart! Code has been added to allow updates via SD.

Watch this video for the state of the beta firmware.


Tested working - mbc1, mbc2, mbc3, mbc5 ROMs.

Save states on most games. Not all are supported, estimate about 90% are supported. Some of the few unsupported can be very easily modified to enable SS. Some cannot, Shantae is one such ROM that can't (the rom works fine in its standard form though)

Cheat engine not yet completed but verified with current hardware. 

Multiple save states not yet completed but verified with current hardware.

Cart hardware:

No RTC in this hardware version.

8mbytes total, 4mbytes available for ROM

128k total SRAM, 32k available to ROM

3.3v to 5v level translators

No battery required.

Tested working on GBA, SP, GBC, DMG, Pocket. Save states tested on GBA, GBC, SP. Firmware needs updating for SS on DMG/Pocket.

Just like V1.0 of my ElCheapoSD, there will be bugs in this first release. Like the V1, there will be regular updates addressing all reported issues. No sense paying $130+postage for the competition!

I also have a USB cart arriving in a few days, designed primarily for LSDJ. 128k FRAM, no battery, USB drag and drop. 

 Latest Firmware available HERE