Carnivore2 MSX
flash cart


Out of stock


This pre-Order started at mid June 2022.
The estimated shipping will be late July to mid Aug 2022.

Carnivore2 is a multi-function MSX cartridge developed by the RBSC in 2017.
The project was released as open-source and several manufacturers were authorized to produce the cartridge commercially.

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Official User Guide:
Project Website:

Minimum System Requirements

Any MSX computer with one free standard cartridge slot


  • Removable media: Compact Flash card
    • Maximum partition size: 4GB
    • Uses Nextor as DOS (native FAT12/16 support)
    • High speed transfer (read and write)
    • Supports CF-to-MicroSD adapters
    • Nextor supports DSK emulation
    • MSX-DOS and MSX-DOS2 capable tools
    • Can be configured as RAM expansion, disk drive, FM-PAC or SCC/SCC+ cartridge or as a combination of those
  • RAM: 2048KB (2MB)
    • Distribution:
      • 1024KB Memory mapper
      • 256KB for BIOS ROM shadowing
      • 720KB MegaRAM-alike mapper
      • 4KB (in the last 64KB block) for PAC SRAM (requires in internal battery to preserve data after power-off)
  • FlashROM: 8MB (64Mbits)
    • Fast Writing
    • first 256kb used for service areas and BIOS ROMs
    • Mapper emulation:
      • up to 64K plain ROM
      • ASCII 8K
      • ASCII 16K
      • Konami4
      • Konami5 (SCC/SCC+)
      • custom-configurable mapper
  • Sound
    • Extra PPI clicker and PSG emulation (I/O ports: 10h-12h)
    • Konami SCC and SCC-I emulation
    • Emulated OPLL (YM2413, MSX-MUSIC) with its ROM BIOS translated to English
    • volume control for each emulated device
    • PSG and PPI can be disabled in the UI
  • Additional info
    • Boot menu with multiple entries (ROM or configuration)
      • Entry sorting
      • Customizable UI (colors, entry sorting, key repeat speed, fade effects)
      • Help pages
      • Volume control for all emulated sound hardware
      • Joystick and joypad support
      • 50/60Hz instant switching support
      • Turbo/R800 mode switching support
      • Supports entry’s auto-start with timer
      • Allows to run 2 ROMs at the same time in the Dual-Slot screen
      • Mono/stereo modes for FMPAC output
      • Allows to set the default startup frequency (50 or 60Hz)
    • Konami sized cartridge
    • Operates at standard 3.58 MHz as well as at overclocked 7.11 MHz bus speeds
    • Powered by a FPGA (EP2C5Q208C8 Altera CYCLONE II)
    • Uses proprietary software to manage all functions
      • ROM loader into FlashROM and RAM
      • backup tool for FlashROM, configuration mini FlashROM and PAC SRAM
      • IDE interface testing tool, etc.
    • Noob friendly


  1. The transparent Cartridge Shell of Carnivore 2 MSX is well produced in factory.
  2. This product is produced and soldered by Retro Game Restore.
  3. CF memory cards are not included.
    In order to get a replacement or a full refund, the defective unit must be returned to Retro Game Restore first.
    After the defective unit is confirmed to be received and reviewed, a replacement or a full refund will then be processed.
    All defective units will be carefully reviewed, a replacement or a full refund will not be eligible for the defects
    which are made by inappropriate modifications or any kind of misuse under any circumstances.
  5. This product is with 1-year warranty.
    Misuses of any kind such as careless soldering and modifying or firmware update failure are not covered by warranty.
    Retro Game Restore will provide tech support for the products which are still warranty effective free of charge. The users should only bear the shipping costs.
    For the products which are no longer warranty effective,
    please kindly contact us via Facebook message or Twitter for details of tech support and fees.

Additional information

Weight 2 lbs
Dimensions 7 × 5 × 2 in