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Re: Amstrad CPC WiFi
« Reply #2050 on: 16:46, 29 March 18 »
Yes it's normal behavior.

You can upload AMSDOS to rom slot 8 if you want both at the same time.

I have a question: When using the patched lower ROM, do I need to disable it if I want to access my physical disc drive?
I found that after typing |disc to access my drive, I was still getting the SD card directory. I couldn't access my disc drive at all until I disabled the modified lower ROM.
Is this normal behaviour or is there some other method to return to physical disc access while the patched ROM is active?

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Re: Amstrad CPC WiFi
« Reply #2051 on: 16:50, 29 March 18 »
Hi Guys,

I've a newbie question  :(

 I've put some .dsk  images on a SD card.

I enter into to .dsk with CD,"file.dsk" next RUN "disc" to load the prog but the CPC is trying to load from the internal A: floppy drive not from the SD. How I can force the cpc to load from the SD?

Thanks

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Re: Amstrad CPC WiFi
« Reply #2052 on: 16:55, 29 March 18 »
What CPC model are you using?

If 464 or CPC+ you can simply go into web interface and set M4 rom to 7.

If its a 664 or 6128  you need the modified lower rom installed, see http://www.cpcwiki.eu/index.php/M4_Board

Download the modifled lower rom from there, upload in to slot 31
Enable the lowerrom. Power cycle the M4 board.

Hi Guys,

I've a newbie question  :(

 I've put some .dsk  images on a SD card.

I enter into to .dsk with CD,"file.dsk" next RUN "disc" to load the prog but the CPC is trying to load from the internal A: floppy drive not from the SD. How I can force the cpc to load from the SD?

Thanks

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Re: Amstrad CPC WiFi
« Reply #2053 on: 17:18, 29 March 18 »
I've a 6128 french version (azerty). i'm on last firmware 2.04

i've downloaded the  french lower rom and put in into the SD card.

i loaded the rom;
|ROMUP,"french.rom",31
system display "Ready."

But when enabling the rom with |ROMSET,31,1   i receive "unknown command" message


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Re: Amstrad CPC WiFi
« Reply #2054 on: 17:20, 29 March 18 »
If its a 664 or 6128  you need the modified lower rom installed, see http://www.cpcwiki.eu/index.php/M4_Board


Actually most of the CPC6128 (with Centronics Ports, not with edge) do support the replacement of ROM 7 by external hardware. I got some of them here, not a single one ever failed. Probably the 6128 with Centronics port has this ability in general.  :)
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Re: Amstrad CPC WiFi
« Reply #2055 on: 17:31, 29 March 18 »
i loaded the rom;
|ROMUP,"french.rom",31
system display "Ready."

But when enabling the rom with |ROMSET,31,1   i receive "unknown command" message
You must use the web interface to enable lowerrom.
Please setup wifi as described here:
http://www.spinpoint.org/cpc/m4info.txt

Actually most of the CPC6128 (with Centronics Ports, not with edge) do support the replacement of ROM 7 by external hardware. I got some of them here, not a single one ever failed. Probably the 6128 with Centronics port has this ability in general.  :)
I also have a MC020C 6128 which allows for this, but I am not sure that it is actually obeying ROMDIS, as Gerald pointed out at some point, it may be the ROM used, that has weaker signals, somehow.
Also both my 664's I can replace rom 7.
Someday I will check these motherboards to see if ROMDIS is connected or not.

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Re: Amstrad CPC WiFi
« Reply #2056 on: 18:10, 29 March 18 »
Someday is early enough :-)

http://futureos.de --> Get the revolutionary FutureOS
http://futureos.cpc-live.com/files/LambdaSpeak_RSX_by_TFM.zip --> Get the RSX-ROM for LambdaSpeak :-)

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Re: Amstrad CPC WiFi
« Reply #2057 on: 23:41, 29 March 18 »
Thanks Duke , I'll take time this week-end for setting up the wifi

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Re: Amstrad CPC WiFi
« Reply #2058 on: 17:18, 31 March 18 »
Hi Duke
I have issues using remote snapshot (no problem with local usage with |SNA)
The M4 reset the CPC then i have to press F1 to run snapshot
I remember i did not have to do this with previous firmware (maybe i'm wrong)

So...   i uploaded a Parados CPR to the M4, to avoid pressing F1
But snapshot does not run, i stay in basic prompt

Any idea?

Since i have no real Basic cartridge i cannot test another configuration. I read that M4Wifi does not like C4CPC...
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Re: Amstrad CPC WiFi
« Reply #2059 on: 17:48, 31 March 18 »
The M4 reset the CPC then i have to press F1 to run snapshot
I remember i did not have to do this with previous firmware (maybe i'm wrong)
If you set M4 rom number 7, you will bypass this.

You can also use basic/lowerrom/amsdos from a reguler CPC6128.

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So...   i uploaded a Parados CPR to the M4, to avoid pressing F1
In CPR emulation mode, not everything is present, I probably should look into that, but if you just upload Parados ROM to the regular ROM board of M4, it should work just fine aswell.

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Since i have no real Basic cartridge i cannot test another configuration. I read that M4Wifi does not like C4CPC...
That should be no problem, you can upload whatever roms you want to M4 to match any configuration. It only needs the ACID chip presence.
« Last Edit: 17:51, 31 March 18 by Duke »

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Re: Amstrad CPC WiFi
« Reply #2060 on: 12:11, 08 April 18 »
 Hi. I have a small issue  with the M4 and a CPC464:
When I put the  switch in EXT, it works perfectly. But if I put it on USB position  and connect it to the charger (5V, 2A), the M4 turns on (blue LED) and on the cpc the red LED turns on, but there is no image on the screen (appears to be off) and when I press the DEL key the beep does not sound. In adcition, the M4 no conect to router.
Has this happened to someone else?
Thanks in advance.

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Re: Amstrad CPC WiFi
« Reply #2061 on: 20:58, 08 April 18 »
@angelcaio
Did you try to press M4 reset when the black screen appears?

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Re: Amstrad CPC WiFi
« Reply #2062 on: 21:03, 08 April 18 »

A little progress on the Galaxy Board (M7 board) after collecting dust for a long time:

https://youtu.be/OEcl-EhEVE4


Basics are working.
RAM expansion & usb keyboard next.

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Re: Amstrad CPC WiFi
« Reply #2063 on: 21:08, 08 April 18 »
@angelcaio
Did you try to press M4 reset when the black screen appears?
Yes, but nothing happens. I have also tried to turn the cpc on and off.


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Re: Amstrad CPC WiFi
« Reply #2064 on: 21:34, 08 April 18 »
Awesome work, Duke!

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Re: Amstrad CPC WiFi
« Reply #2065 on: 01:16, 09 April 18 »
A little progress on the Galaxy Board (M7 board) after collecting dust for a long time:

https://youtu.be/OEcl-EhEVE4


Basics are working.
RAM expansion & usb keyboard next.
This is LOVE!!!

So a Gx4000 with M7 and USB keyboard will be a great mini CPC

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Re: Amstrad CPC WiFi
« Reply #2066 on: 11:22, 09 April 18 »
A little progress on the Galaxy Board (M7 board) after collecting dust for a long time:

https://youtu.be/OEcl-EhEVE4


Basics are working.
RAM expansion & usb keyboard next.


Oh wow.
I think I'll be dropping some cash on one of these when this goes on sale. 😃

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Re: Amstrad CPC WiFi
« Reply #2067 on: 13:20, 09 April 18 »
Woohoo, glad to see you have not forgotten the Galaxy board.
Really looking forward to purchasing a couple of those.
 ;D ;D

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Re: Amstrad CPC WiFi
« Reply #2068 on: 13:52, 10 April 18 »
At this place I want to say a big THANK YOU to Duke!!!  :) :) :)  The service of the M4 board is just super awesome and I really never encountered a better support at all. From my side Duke get's the great golden medal of best service and support!!!  :) :) :)
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Re: Amstrad CPC WiFi
« Reply #2069 on: 15:02, 10 April 18 »
At this place I want to say a big THANK YOU to Duke!!!  :) :) :)  The service of the M4 board is just super awesome and I really never encountered a better support at all. From my side Duke get's the great golden medal of best service and support!!!  :) :) :)


I gotta echo this sentiment. Duke has gone above and beyond the call of duty in terms of support for me this year, and he continues to make his product better than before.


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Re: Amstrad CPC WiFi
« Reply #2070 on: 16:05, 10 April 18 »
Indeed, the support is awesome besides the perfect hardware.
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Re: Amstrad CPC WiFi
« Reply #2071 on: 00:17, 11 April 18 »
At this place I want to say a big THANK YOU to Duke!!!  :) :) :)  The service of the M4 board is just super awesome and I really never encountered a better support at all. From my side Duke get's the great golden medal of best service and support!!!  :) :) :)
Couldn’t agree more! Superb product and fantastic support!

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Re: Amstrad CPC WiFi
« Reply #2072 on: 11:32, 12 April 18 »
I‘ve read about writing.DSK files back to disk with the M4....
Is there also a solution for the other way? making out of a 3‘‘ disk a .DSK image saving on the M4.
This would be great to make backups of old disks

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Re: Amstrad CPC WiFi
« Reply #2073 on: 22:16, 12 April 18 »
I‘ve read about writing.DSK files back to disk with the M4....
Is there also a solution for the other way? making out of a 3‘‘ disk a .DSK image saving on the M4.
This would be great to make backups of old disks

Try taking a look at the program from @HAL 6128 here : http://www.cpcwiki.eu/forum/applications/dsk-to-floppy-via-m4-board/

Just exchange two lines in the basic program and you can reverse process.

Still this will just work with standard data and system format disks.

Ideally you would create two blank dsk  images (one system and one data) and make a copy of it depending on the choice of system/data, to the desired new name, before overwriting it with the data from the floppy.

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Re: Amstrad CPC WiFi
« Reply #2074 on: 22:19, 12 April 18 »
Quite a few have asked for 3D printed case for later revisions of M4 board (v2.4 and v2.5).
Patrick (thanks!) has kindly shared this one for IDC connector:
https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:2858771