I get the impression that tokumaru sells RAM chips for a living, but I tend to agree. I also need PRG-RAM (preferably battery-backed), and I don't think there are boards with PRG-RAM + CHR-RAM + CHR-ROM - and if there are, they couldn't be cheap.Controllerhead wrote: ↑Fri May 01, 2020 7:32 pmSo say you were to start your game with a 2-3 second splash screen, with maybe a CAPCOM size little logo in the middle, you could probably pre-populate that entire space with some clever ON-OFFing of the PPU. You get all the quick bank switching advantages of a CHR-ROM style setup with the flexibility of CHR-RAM. Plus, if it ever comes to cart, only one CHR chip instead of two.
I'm sold man. That's gotta be the way to go.
It also has the advantage that the tiles can be RLE compressed (or whatever), so that they don't have to take up as much space in the PRG-ROM. The more I think about it, the more it really does seem to be the best of both worlds.