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Jaguar GameDrive

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Jaguar GameDrive

 

SD Card Size

 

Ever dream of having your whole library of Atari Jaguar games in a single cartridge? The Jaguar GameDrive for the Jaguar allows you to load your game back-ups (commonly known as ROMs) on an microSD card, put the microSD card into the Jaguar GameDrive, put the Jaguar GameDrive into a Jaguar system and have your list of games at your finger tips. Please read the FLASH CART DISCLAIMER below before purchasing.

This updated version of the Jaguar GameDrive cartridge has support for EEPROM save games as used by some homebrew software as well as improved game load time (no longer than 1 second for the largest games) and an improved game selection menu.

The Jaguar GameDrive has full support for all games and sizes of EEPROM (used to save game progress). The EEPROM contents are saved directly to the memory card along with your game, so everything is stored in one place.

You will need to provide a memory card (FAT or FAT32 formatted) and your own ROM images (JAG, J64, ROM, BIN, ABS) to play.

Basic Edition vs. Deluxe Edition

The Basic Edition comes with just the Jaguar Game Drive cartridge with label and printed manual. Whereas the Deluxe Edition includes the cartridge, a case, printed manual, a Jaguar GameDrive sticker, Stone Age Gamer sticker, and is covered by a 2-year Warranty.

Features

  • Injection molded shell
  • All retail Jaguar cartridge and homebrew games working
  • Many Jaguar CD games (no CD attachment required) working [still in beta]

Hardware Compatibility

  • Atari Jaguar without Jaguar CD installed
  • EEPROM support for 128, 512 and 2048 byte EEPROMs
  • FAT16/32 formatted MMC compatible micro memory card
  • JagLink currently not supported


FLASH CART DISCLAIMER

A) PIRACY – Stone Age Gamer Retroworks, Inc. ("Stone Age Gamer") does not support or condone piracy. Flash carts and similar devices Stone Age Gamer sells and supports are intended to be used only for the following purposes: development, playing games licensed by Stone Age Gamer for use with the product, and/or playing currently owned personally backed-up games and media where it is legal to do so. Stone Age Gamer does not offer support for any other use of this product.

B) PERSONAL BACK-UPS – In many territories it is legal to make back-ups for personal use and/or archival purposes, however it may not be legal in all territories. Please learn the national and local laws regarding this subject before making back-ups for personal use. Please note, in most territories "Personal Back-up" means exactly that; back-ups you made yourself of games you currently own. This often does not include back-ups obtained via other methods (i.e. downloading), even if it is a game you physically own.

C) DAMAGE – Neither Stone Age Gamer or the manufacturer is responsible for any damage of property this product may cause. This is a new product intended to be used on electronic hardware that exceeds two decades in age and Stone Age Gamer can’t guarantee the condition of such hardware. USE AT YOUR OWN RISK.

D) MODIFICATION & USE – Any unauthorized modification and/or non-intended use of this or any other flash cart product sold by Stone Age Gamer shall void both manufacturer and retailer warranties of that product.

E) CLONE / MODIFIED CONSOLES – Flash carts were developed and intended to be used on un-modified original hardware using original hardware accessories. Stone Age Gamer does not guarantee flash cart operation on clone consoles or modified consoles. Flash carts may operate on some clone consoles or modified consoles. However, due to power consumption changes, random hardware changes and/or firmware updates of those consoles we cannot offer a guarantee of flash cart compatibility. Any returns due to incompatibility with clone consoles or modified consoles will result in no refund of any shipping costs and a 10% restocking fee if no defect is found during testing.

50 Reviews

  • 5
    Excellent addiion to a system with a hard to find game market

    Posted by Joey G on Aug 5th 2022

    I live in NYC and you may think there would be hundereds of retro video game stores to go and buy old Jaguar games from. This is not the case, if you are lucky enough to find a game it will be prohibitively expensive and you will often have no clue if you will even like the game. Enter the Jaguar Game Drive! Now you have access to try all of the comercially available games, so that you know beforehand if you are willing to pay for the game you see in the retro store with the equivalent price of your kidney. Thanks for a great product!

  • 5
    JAGUAR GAMEDRIVE

    Posted by Reviewer on Jul 28th 2022

    This is a awesome offering!

  • 5
    Must have for Jaguar owners

    Posted by Klint on Jul 27th 2022

    This cart is amazing with a community that has marque (mrq) files set up for the majority of the games so additional information and cover art are shown in the game selection menu.

    The cart was a little picky about SD cards to run CD games, but a low priced PNY card worked much better than a generic.

  • 4
    Jaguar Gamedrive

    Posted by Woody on Jul 27th 2022

    This Flash Carts is nicely made and runs well, the menu looks good. Can run Jaguar CD games, but they need to be run through a conversion process first and their performance is spotty.

    My main criticism of the Jaguar Gamedrive is no fault of the product itself: mostly it's just a bummer that even a complete Jaguar Library has hardly any games worth playing. A good purchase to experience the many bad Jaguar games firsthand!

  • 4
    A fantastic addition to your Jaguar

    Posted by Katherine C on Jul 27th 2022

    The Atari Jaguar is a console that often gets neglected when looking at the mods and enhancements scene. The Homebrew scene is very active and worth exploring, but the Jaguar library can often be prohibitively expensive. Enter the Game Drive.

    The Game Drive is the only in-production flash cartridge for the Jaguar that I am aware of, and it is a massive improvement over something like the Skunk Board. Whereas the Skunk Board only works for one game image at a time, this functions more akin to an Everdrive. And it has some limited Jaguar CD support, which is a blessing given the high price and reliability issues of the actual CD device.

    However, while I have been positive, there is something that should be known: this is not an Everdrive and it does show in a few key ways. First, the firmware update process is kind of janky, considering you need to press a button on boot and then enter a URL manually or scan a QR code (which means it would download to your phone…which is very hard to get data onto?) and then it functions as you might expect. Additionally the support isn’t 100%, with a few games having an occasional issue here and there. And the CD support, while revolutionary, does have some drawbacks. Each CD rip needs to be converted into a JCD file, which is done through a tool that only runs on Windows. And once you’ve done that, the JCD files need to be placed continuously on the SD card. This is where the trouble really begins, since even with a fresh format it isn’t guaranteed to place files continuously and you’ll get an error message when you try to launch them. There are a few tricks, like adding a new copy, deleting the old file, and renaming the copy to the original name, but it can take a couple hours of fiddling to get the CD games you want running. And even if they do get copied continuously, they’re not guaranteed to run. Some of the better games don’t work well (World Tour Racing) or don’t boot for me at all (Hover Strike: Unconquered Lands). This may improve with time but it’s hard to say if/when that will update.

    In all, this is a worthwhile tool to have for the Jaguar, particularly if you’re a Homebrew developer, but it is not without some significant caveats. For most people, this is a great flash cartridge for the Jaguar, and I highly recommend it.

  • 5
    Jaguar GameDrive

    Posted by Dylan Ambrose on Jul 27th 2022

    Hey all, Dylan here. I gotta say the GameDrive works incredibly well, no stuttering, no hard crashing. The only thing i havent tried out is the Jaguar CD games as of writing this.

    This honesty has saved me alot of money as Jagur games are getting extremely expensive as of recently, i still plan on getting the most important games for the console but right now this will have to do.

    Also anyone here played Alien Vs Predator on the Jaguar? Please exist! This game is my absolute childhood.

  • 4
    Jaguar Game Drive

    Posted by Jason on Jul 26th 2022

    The Jaguar Game Drive works well and the cartridge shell seems pretty sturdy. Having the ability to play the library, hard to find, and home-brew titles is awesome. Unfortunately the CD games don't work most of the time or crash when loading. Hopefully there will be an update to fix this. Other than that its a great buy.

  • 5
    Jaguar Game Drive

    Posted by Andy C on Jul 24th 2022

    the Game Drive is an awesome device. With the prices of Jaguar games now it really lets collectors test games they may want to see if its worth a purchase. There is now support for Jag CD and Atari ST games. The one knock is that the supply is limited so when you see them available its a must have.

  • 5
    Unlock the Jaguar Library EASILY

    Posted by Max Ryan on Jul 24th 2022

    Exceptionally easy to setup and load your ROMs. This is THE flash cart for Jaguar and best of all it has CD compatibility.