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    Combining 2x 16K ROM into 1x 32K ROM

    New at this, so would be a basic question, hehe.
    I want to burn data from 2x 2716 (9316) into one 2732. How does the Chip Select work?.
    Does it need CS?
    Does it rely just on the memory address?.
    Nothing explanatory on the Web other than the physics of it.
    This is for an early CPU, Cinematronics.
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    I'm not sure what type of programmer you are using but with mine i just select the chip as a2732 ,then load the first file onto the buffer , then set the buffer to a positive offset of 800(that's where the first file finishes) and then load the second file.
    Then burn the image onto a 2732
    Hope that helps

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    How does the game CPU differentiate between the two files on the 2732?. I thought that CS selected a particular ROM. Since the data is on one ROM now and not two.
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    I'm only familiar with pinball boards but you always have to change board jumpers to accommodate the different rom sizes so the cpu knows where to select the data

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    Oh ok, I understand now. Thanks Ken, much appreciated.

    I have just found that there are no jumpers but there are modifications to traces etc. to achieve this.
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    The highest address line (so A11 for the 2732) would switch the two halves of the ROM in this situation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Skybeaux View Post
    I'm not sure what type of programmer you are using but with mine i just select the chip as a2732 ,then load the first file onto the buffer , then set the buffer to a positive offset of 800(that's where the first file finishes) and then load the second file.
    Then burn the image onto a 2732
    Hope that helps
    The same can be done with cmd prompt
    type rom1.rom>>newrom.rom
    type rom2.rom>>newrom.rom

    the result is the first rom added to a new rom file, then the second rom appended to the newly created rom

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    or just download HxD(best free hex editor by far) and use the "Concatenate Files" options under Extra then File Tools.

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