If you've ever taken your N64 memory cards apart, you'll have noticed that they contain a 2032 coin battery inside. The battery is used to power the memory chip so that your saved games don't get lost when you power down the console. This is fine and all when the memory card is brand new, but what will happen when the battery inside finally gives? I'm thinking it'll go something like this:
Some people had expressed interest in a particular device that I had built a while back:
Those who have followed my build thread (t64 WIP) will remember that it was actually a non-volatile memory to store game saves, requires no battery and has 4 times the space of a standard card. Well, thanks to the suggestion from eagle5953, I have built an adapter small enough to fit inside the official memory cards.
This device will not only replace the SRAM chip and battery, it will also provide 4 memory cards worth of saved games, selectable via a switch. The switch is not pictured because I don't have them yet, but it would be on the top right where there is some empty space.
The official card is not the only modifiable card. This can also be done to other cards as well, the easiest of which would be those that already contain the 4 way switch, such as some Performance brand cards.
I would like to know how much interest there is in this particular type of device. If there's enough interest, I'm willing to provide a memory card modding service to those who would like this done to their cards. If you need to have your saves copied, I can do that as well.
Pricing would depend on what you want done and is to be determined. So, now I'd like to hear back from you guys! If there's enough interest, I'll put up a thread in the Trading Post with prices for different options.