Hello all CosmosExers
Did you know that you can download the Automation disk images (containing games) directly to CosmosEx device, using simple config tool? See it in action here:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CTMwjHtlmMg
With this you can play some old games, those images will be stored on any media that CosmosEx can use, e.g. Atari formated SD card, PC formated USB key, or like in the video - in the folder on some PC which is attached through network and mapped under letter 'N'.
Now... We could have more different game collections there, it's just a matter of filling one .csv file with the URLs and game names (I'm not doing any hosting of images).
And what we could have more is... Another simple application, something like some app store, but all content will be free (I guess there aren't many commercial SWs around these days). You could have categories there like: tools, games, demos and so on, so you would just select what you want (like when downloading those floppy images) and download them after few clicks.
The application would be easy to do (at least in that console style
or for somebody skilled in GEM development even with GEM UI), the downloading of files from internet through CosmosEx is not a big deal (all it's done in the device, you just receive the data), the only problem now is... some system and few willing guy(s) who would manage the database. With a simple web interface you would just select category (game / demo / tool), date of release (so we can have the newest on top), type in the name and copy & paste the URL. This isn't difficult to do, too, it's more about people who actively follow news on Atari scene and want to spend some little time with this (e.g. go to some forums, Atari news pages, once in few days).
So, any volunteers?