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Romox


Founded in Campbell, California in 1982, Romox was a software company that produced games for the Atari 2600, Atari 8-Bit, Commodore Vic-20, Commodore 64, and Texas Instruments 99/4A. Not only did Romox sell their own games for various systems, they also announced the Edge Connector Programmable Cartridge (ECPC) in 1983. This device would allow the user to purchase a reusable ECPC cartridge, and then bring the cartridge to a "Software Center" where they could load a new game onto the cartridge from Romox's catalog. The original cartridge was $24.95, and games could be "burned" to the cartridge for around $10 each. The actual "Software Center" was a countertop device with cartridge slots and a membrane keyboard to select the desired game. These Software Centers were to be located in convenience stores and similar locations. While the system did actually launch, by 1985 Romox was out of business, probably another casualty of the videogame crash.
 
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ECPC Cartridge