Just thinking about different formats for delivering games on the MEGA65. Of course, there will be Paul's awesome 4 MB floppy format and it would be totally disrespectful not to ship floppy games with it given the amount of effort he's spending on it. However, for those who don't like floppies because they're slow or it's easy to lose one in a multi floppy set (for big games), I'm also trying to figure out a suitable cartridge replacement as those are expensive to manufacture and have very limited space (can't hold said multi-floppy big games). So I thought about this:
Since the MEGA65 has the second Micro-SD slot which is automatically booted from if a Micro-SD is inserted in it, maybe Micro-SDs could be used as cheap big cartridge. One could realistically put custom versions of the OpenROMs sans BASIC interpreter that inject the game straight to the intended target address. Also a custom freezer that disable unwanted features like save states (no cheating). If I remember correctly, one of the nice things about this idea is that the OpenROMs allow raw reading of the Micro-SD card sector so one could also only do a minimal FAT32 partition that's only as big as required by CBDOS and Hyppo to boot the machine and load the main game PRG. The rest of the data could be put on a raw partition whose format is known only to the game.
What do you all think of these ideas?