WTB Dragon and game carts

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lucifershalo
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WTB Dragon and game carts

Post by lucifershalo » Wed Sep 14, 2011 10:55 am

Hello,
I am looking for a Dragon preferably 64, but 32 can be considered
and game carts
nothing has to be boxed
but has to work

thanks

ady1927
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Re: WTB Dragon and game carts

Post by ady1927 » Mon Sep 26, 2011 11:31 pm

I am also looking for a Dragon 32. Trying to relive my childhood in a fit of mid thirties crisis. I loved that machine.

If anyone can help, please reply.

Alastair
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Re: WTB Dragon and game carts

Post by Alastair » Tue Sep 27, 2011 9:39 pm

I think that ebay or similar is probably your best bet unless you want to buy a never used Tano Dragon (a Dragon 64 for the US market) from http://www.cadigital.com/computer.htm. However, if you do try the latter route you have to include p&p (~ $90), plus you will also need to find a UK power supply and have a means of connecting the Dragon's composite video monitor socket to a TV (unless your TV can accept an NTSC signal).

Now regarding Dragon 64s and cartridges, I'm no expert on this and stand to be corrected but I believe that a Dragon 64 in Dragon 64 mode cannot use the cartridge port so if you are interested in cartridge games only then there is little point in getting a D64. Where a D64 can use the cartridge port (apart from in Dragon 32 mode) is when you use disc operating systems such as OS9 and Flex, these OSes map the Dragon's memory so that you can utilise all of the RAM whilst still having use of the floppy drive(s) (which attach via a cart).

geirhovland
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Re: WTB Dragon and game carts

Post by geirhovland » Wed Sep 28, 2011 3:25 pm

I already have one Dragon 64 and two Dragon 32's, but I have now contacted cadigital to try to order an additional Tano Dragon 64. I think the GrandTec device described here: viewtopic.php?f=5&t=518 should be able to convert NTSC to VGA. I will keep you posted.

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robcfg
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Re: WTB Dragon and game carts

Post by robcfg » Wed Sep 28, 2011 5:07 pm

I bought recently one of the Tanos from California Digital and it all went fantastic!

It's just amazing to have a brand new Dragon at home, hehe :mrgreen:

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Re: WTB Dragon and game carts

Post by rolfmichelsen » Wed Oct 05, 2011 11:01 pm

geirhovland wrote:I already have one Dragon 64 and two Dragon 32's, but I have now contacted cadigital to try to order an additional Tano Dragon 64. I think the GrandTec device described here: viewtopic.php?f=5&t=518 should be able to convert NTSC to VGA. I will keep you posted.
Let me know how this works out. I might also be interested in a brand new Dragon :D

-- Rolf

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Re: WTB Dragon and game carts

Post by geirhovland » Thu Oct 06, 2011 2:19 pm

Mine is payed and on it's way. Cadigital has plenty of brand new Tano Dragon 64's left - more than 100. I will post some photos and compare the boards between the old and the new when it arrives.

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Re: WTB Dragon and game carts

Post by Alastair » Thu Oct 06, 2011 10:55 pm

geirhovland wrote:I will post some photos and compare the boards between the old and the new when it arrives.
We already have pictures! See http://archive.worldofdragon.org/index. ... d_Pictures.

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Re: WTB Dragon and game carts

Post by geirhovland » Fri Oct 07, 2011 6:19 am

Thank you - I was not aware of that page with the motherboard pictures. I think I will open up the Tano anyway and have a look inside when it arrives - I am not worried about breaching the warranty ;)

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Re: WTB Dragon and game carts

Post by robcfg » Fri Oct 07, 2011 9:05 am

Hi!

If you'd like to keep your seals, just use some lighter fuel on them, they'll go off easily and when dry, you can put them again in its original place.

When I have a little time, I'll open my Tano to check the board.

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