Lets install a Gotek drive into a Super Nintendo Copier. The Gotek drive is a bank switching USB floppy emulator that runs floppy disk images from a USB drive. Archivists had identified the problem of media reliability long before now and have taken steps to preserve good versions of the software in digital archives (these efforts are ongoing). These archives coupled with a Gotek drive can resurrect your old software.
When we come to gaming, Copiers or Development Kits (as they were sometimes sold) have been around for years. Copiers generally made use of the most common mediums of the time; when we talk retrogaming we see many floppy drive/parallel dependant systems. The hardware itself is intriguing but from an application perspective there is nothing quite like throwing back to the existing hardware.
While the SD options exist (e.g. the EverDrive) there is nothing quite like using the same hardware solutions from back in the day.
Multi-disk – check
Manually change disks – check
Get off your ass and walk to the TV – check
How to setup a Gotek drive for use with a Super Wild Card
The Gotek drive can be cheaply found on eBay or other sources, you do not want the AMIGA compatible drives
you have in your possession
A Gotek Drive and Software CD (non-AMIGA)
A Phillips-head screwdriver
Virtualbox installed with USB support
Windows XP in a Virtualbox VM
A USB drive (256MB minimum)
Start by installing the Gotek drive into the Super Wild Card (this is a drop-in operation, 5 Phillips-head screws), that is the easy bit done.