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Re: 4MB external ram expansion will be soon.
« Reply #75 on: 15:11, 25 January 18 »
It would be definitively a great achievement if this device could be compatible with Old & Plus machines...

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Re: 4MB external ram expansion will be soon.
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Re: 4MB external ram expansion will be soon.
« Reply #77 on: 23:55, 27 January 18 »
Will it block sight of DDI3 display?


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Re: 4MB external ram expansion will be soon.
« Reply #78 on: 00:28, 28 January 18 »
No, is also space for case but i print it tomorrow.




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Re: 4MB external ram expansion will be soon.
« Reply #79 on: 11:19, 28 January 18 »
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Re: 4MB external ram expansion will be soon.
« Reply #80 on: 20:55, 30 January 18 »
Yes, a MX4 version would be neat!  :) :) :)
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Re: 4MB external ram expansion will be soon.
« Reply #81 on: 08:14, 31 January 18 »
Ok, 4mb working now with CPC PLUS. Version for MX board is on the way from PCB factory .




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Re: 4MB external ram expansion will be soon.
« Reply #82 on: 09:28, 31 January 18 »
Ok, 4mb working now with CPC PLUS. Version for MX board is on the way from PCB factory .

And what needed to be changed to get it working?

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Re: 4MB external ram expansion will be soon.
« Reply #83 on: 09:58, 31 January 18 »
Nothing, my 464 plus was broken ;)

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Re: 4MB external ram expansion will be soon.
« Reply #84 on: 02:24, 01 February 18 »
Ok, 4mb working now with CPC PLUS. Version for MX board is on the way from PCB factory.


These are great news!!! I will definitely get the MX4 version :-) Just saving some space (my CPC's got Centronics ports).  :) :) :)
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Re: 4MB external ram expansion will be soon.
« Reply #85 on: 11:35, 01 February 18 »
Colour me interested in an MX4 version...

What software uses more than 512KB currently? Does SymbOS already support the full 4MB?

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Re: 4MB external ram expansion will be soon.
« Reply #86 on: 13:28, 01 February 18 »
Colour me interested in an MX4 version...

What software uses more than 512KB currently? Does SymbOS already support the full 4MB?

I don't think it presently supports more than 512K. I think @Prodatron is working on a version that supports 1MB though, but don't take that as gospel.

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Re: 4MB external ram expansion will be soon.
« Reply #87 on: 20:46, 03 February 18 »
How can a 464 or 6128 actually use 4MB that is an awful lot of bank switching innit.
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Re: 4MB external ram expansion will be soon.
« Reply #88 on: 21:53, 05 February 18 »
Mother x4 version ready ;) Is listed on Sell my retro.




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Re: 4MB external ram expansion will be soon.
« Reply #89 on: 22:38, 05 February 18 »
Mother x4 version ready ;) Is listed on Sell my retro.




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Re: 4MB external ram expansion will be soon.
« Reply #90 on: 18:44, 06 February 18 »
Great! Will get some now...  :)
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Re: 4MB external ram expansion will be soon.
« Reply #91 on: 10:31, 14 February 18 »
Just received mine, it works perfectly !


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Re: 4MB external ram expansion will be soon.
« Reply #92 on: 19:46, 21 February 18 »
Mine arrived today - A-ha demo works great, but Batman Group demo stalls when the bats fly through the window / shatter the glass. Does Batman Demo work for people on 464 with 4 MB? It works perfectly fine with XMem, but not with my 4 MB extension. I have the non-m4x version.

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Re: 4MB external ram expansion will be soon.
« Reply #93 on: 07:07, 22 February 18 »
Mine arrived today - A-ha demo works great, but Batman Group demo stalls when the bats fly through the window / shatter the glass. Does Batman Demo work for people on 464 with 4 MB? It works perfectly fine with XMem, but not with my 4 MB extension. I have the non-m4x version.

464 is really difficult to get it to work reliably. Batman demo almost ran through now, but crashed in the last part of the demo... where the Tron scroller is. With mother4x motherboard I haven't succeeded yet. Maybe I need a bus driver card or the like? I have the DDI3 directly hooked up behind the 4 MB extension. That *amost* works. 464 is really not optimal in that regard. The connection is too brittle. But it seems this is not the fault of Piotr's extension - maybe the timing is a bit more critical than with XMem, which seems to be a b it more reliable. Anyways, it (almost) works with Batman. 
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Re: 4MB external ram expansion will be soon.
« Reply #94 on: 07:26, 22 February 18 »
I am using the one disk version from here:
https://files.scene.org/view/parties/2011/forever11/cpc/demo/batman_forever.zip

Sometimes, it crashes badly and turns on the relay of the cassette recorder....
Piotr will send me the M4X version, I will see if that works better with my 464's.
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Re: 4MB external ram expansion will be soon.
« Reply #95 on: 09:40, 22 February 18 »
464 is really difficult to get it to work reliably. Batman demo almost ran through now, but crashed in the last part of the demo... where the Tron scroller is. With mother4x motherboard I haven't succeeded yet. Maybe I need a bus driver card or the like? I have the DDI3 directly hooked up behind the 4 MB extension. That *amost* works. 464 is really not optimal in that regard. The connection is too brittle. But it seems this is not the fault of Piotr's extension - maybe the timing is a bit more critical than with XMem, which seems to be a b it more reliable. Anyways, it (almost) works with Batman.

Maybe you would have been better to get the 512K Expansion you solder onto the DDI-3 - but that would limit it to the 464 and i don't know your set-up.
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Re: 4MB external ram expansion will be soon.
« Reply #96 on: 10:55, 22 February 18 »
464 is really difficult to get it to work reliably. Batman demo almost ran through now, but crashed in the last part of the demo... where the Tron scroller is. With mother4x motherboard I haven't succeeded yet. Maybe I need a bus driver card or the like? I have the DDI3 directly hooked up behind the 4 MB extension. That *amost* works. 464 is really not optimal in that regard. The connection is too brittle. But it seems this is not the fault of Piotr's extension - maybe the timing is a bit more critical than with XMem, which seems to be a b it more reliable. Anyways, it (almost) works with Batman.
Would you mind running a test for me? I may be able to identify where the incompatibility lies.

4mb or 2mb or 1mb may not work on some programs because to make a 4mb expansion they use other bits in the i/o space which can clash with other hardware.
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Re: 4MB external ram expansion will be soon.
« Reply #97 on: 16:39, 22 February 18 »
Would you mind running a test for me? I may be able to identify where the incompatibility lies.

4mb or 2mb or 1mb may not work on some programs because to make a 4mb expansion they use other bits in the i/o space which can clash with other hardware.

I can run a test, no problem! What is the test?

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Re: 4MB external ram expansion will be soon.
« Reply #98 on: 16:45, 23 February 18 »
Would you mind running a test for me? I may be able to identify where the incompatibility lies.


I can do that too. So you get a 2nd result to compare.  :)  Just email me the DSK  :)
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Re: 4MB external ram expansion will be soon.
« Reply #99 on: 17:23, 23 February 18 »

I can do that too. So you get a 2nd result to compare.  :)  Just email me the DSK  :)
I would like to test it.  Have some issues in KC Compact, on CPC6128 all fine
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