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Re: Amstrad CPC WiFi
« Reply #475 on: 15:22, 14 July 16 »
Thank you very much.
Following your feedback, i've made a total reset of the rom conf, now Rom booster works well.


Will try to find out what rom installed was in conflit with.
Glad to help.
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Re: Amstrad CPC WiFi
« Reply #476 on: 02:35, 15 July 16 »
Just open it in a hex editor and remove the first 128 bytes. But maybe there is a tool somewhere already?
There is a good old utility to do this: Hideur Makeur Aminet - dev/cross/HideurMakeur.lha


I started to use mine yesterday and it is working perfectly!! Great job, Duke :)

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Re: Amstrad CPC WiFi
« Reply #477 on: 08:27, 15 July 16 »
Does anyone know if @TotO is on vacation? It's been a while now since I ordered cables, but haven't received any packages and he's not replying e-mail either.

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Re: Amstrad CPC WiFi
« Reply #478 on: 10:15, 15 July 16 »
yeah, he is away on holidays for a little while

I was asking him via email about a week back about my own order from a couple of months ago that's been delayed until after he returns from holidays.

cheers


Does anyone know if @TotO is on vacation? It's been a while now since I ordered cables, but haven't received any packages and he's not replying e-mail either.

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Re: Amstrad CPC WiFi
« Reply #479 on: 18:49, 15 July 16 »
Received my card yesterday Duke. Unfortunately I haven't had time to test it yet though.

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Re: Amstrad CPC WiFi
« Reply #480 on: 19:35, 15 July 16 »
My card has arrived, cheers Duke x
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Re: Amstrad CPC WiFi
« Reply #481 on: 22:00, 15 July 16 »
There is a good old utility to do this: Hideur Makeur Aminet - dev/cross/HideurMakeur.lha
I haven't noticed that in the quote it wasn't said what Hideur Makeur does: it removes the AMSDOS header from files.

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Re: Amstrad CPC WiFi
« Reply #482 on: 22:44, 15 July 16 »
With latest firmware update (1.0.6), it should not matter if there is a amsdos header or not, it should be autodetected.

I haven't noticed that in the quote it wasn't said what Hideur Makeur does: it removes the AMSDOS header from files.

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Re: Amstrad CPC WiFi
« Reply #483 on: 22:54, 15 July 16 »
With latest firmware update (1.0.6), it should not matter if there is a amsdos header or not, it should be autodetected.
Yep, it seems to work. I have deliberately used header and headerless ROMs. Both work fine.
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Re: Amstrad CPC WiFi
« Reply #484 on: 01:01, 16 July 16 »
My card has arrived yesterday! It works fine!
Thanks a lot for this great Hardware.
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Re: Amstrad CPC WiFi
« Reply #485 on: 13:03, 16 July 16 »
Yep, it seems to work. I have deliberately used header and headerless ROMs. Both work fine.
Great!!

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Re: Amstrad CPC WiFi
« Reply #486 on: 04:35, 17 July 16 »
It is indeed, a great piece of kit. My type-in task has just got even easier... I found a text editor for osx that will output a totally standard utf8 ascii file with CR/LF line separators. So I can copy and paste basic programs on my Mac, and send them to the CPC via the m4. Awesome! And the name of this holy grail of text editors? TextWrangler... Highly recommended to all.
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Re: Amstrad CPC WiFi
« Reply #487 on: 20:27, 20 July 16 »
Small update v1.0.7 beta with some small but important fixes. This is very beta and only M4 part is updated (ESP and web UI will still report v1.0.6). Any new issues arise, please leave feedback, thanks !

* Fix issue with cas_in_char soft EOF. Ie. now remember the 80's music  disc works without problems, maybe other related stuff will be fixed too(?).
* cas_in_char buffered for fast(er) performance. - Was dead slow before, need to buffer cas_out_char next.
* Fix |ROMUP to work from .dsk images too (thanks dirtybb).
* Fix issue with catart so it no longer goes into to infinite loop when cat/dir. - Still doesn't display catart 100% as it should... maybe sometime!

Download:
http://www.spinpoint.org/cpc/M4FIRM_v107.zip
« Last Edit: 03:08, 22 July 16 by Duke »

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Re: Amstrad CPC WiFi
« Reply #488 on: 00:49, 21 July 16 »
Small update v1.0.7 beta with some small but important fixes. This is very beta and only M4 part is updated (ESP and web UI will still report v1.0.6). Any new issues arise, please leave feedback, thanks !

* Fix issue with cas_in_char soft EOF. Ie. now remember the 80's music  disc works without problems, maybe other related stuff will be fixed too(?).
* cas_in_char buffered for fast(er) performance. - Was dead slow before, need to buffer cas_out_char next.
* Fix |ROMUP to work from .dsk images too (thanks dirtybb).
* Fix issue with catart so it no longer goes into to infinite loop when cat/dir. - Still doesn't display catart 100% as it should... maybe sometime!

Download:
http://www.spinpoint.org/cpc/M4FIRM_v107b.zip


OK Unfortunately this does not work for me:(


|version still reports 1.06 and Remeber the 80's is still not playing ball (well tunes actually)
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Re: Amstrad CPC WiFi
« Reply #489 on: 08:14, 21 July 16 »
Oups my bad, I uploaded the wrong file sorry!

Please re-download and try again, after upgrade |version will report M4 v1.0.7 and ESP v1.0.6.  Thanks.


OK Unfortunately this does not work for me:(


|version still reports 1.06 and Remeber the 80's is still not playing ball (well tunes actually)

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Re: Amstrad CPC WiFi
« Reply #490 on: 13:56, 21 July 16 »
Ahh, will grab it again tonight.

Edit: perfect. Working now. I see what you mean about the catart ;) still no  infinite loop is much better.

Now if only |httpget worked from one m4 board to another.

|httpget,"192.168.1.7/SD/dsk/rem_80s.dsk"

hangs and does nothing. But it works on a Mac with the same URL.
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Re: Amstrad CPC WiFi
« Reply #491 on: 21:48, 21 July 16 »
hmm yeah that should have worked, will look into it when I get more time.

EDIT: Just took a quick look. I don't translate the IP (ASCII ip to ip number), so that's why it doesn't work, will fix it next time, fairly trivial issue (string parsing...) .
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Re: Amstrad CPC WiFi
« Reply #492 on: 23:42, 21 July 16 »
hmm yeah that should have worked, will look into it when I get more time.

EDIT: Just took a quick look. I don't translate the IP (ASCII ip to ip number), so that's why it doesn't work, will fix it next time, fairly trivial issue (string parsing...) .
Great! This is an awesome product, with amazing service. Worth every cent and greatly appreciated customer support. Many thanks.
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Re: Amstrad CPC WiFi
« Reply #493 on: 03:07, 22 July 16 »
Great! This is an awesome product, with amazing service. Worth every cent and greatly appreciated customer support. Many thanks.

Thanks!

Fixed the IP address issue, so you can now download from another CPC (or source with ip number instead of hostname).

Latest version 1.0.7 (release) available via |upgrade command or here: http://www.spinpoint.org/cpc/M4FIRM_v107.zip
M4 and ESP versions must show v1.0.7 after upgrading.

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Re: Amstrad CPC WiFi
« Reply #494 on: 12:34, 22 July 16 »
Got some cables from TotO today.

Tried connecting it to my CPC464 briefly, but looks like it isn't working. No message in boot. CAT command says "Press play then any key".

No light in the blue led. Tried connecting USB for power and switched the jumper, but still no light.

Did something go wrong during shipment, or am I doing something completely wrong here?

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Re: Amstrad CPC WiFi
« Reply #495 on: 12:44, 22 July 16 »
Is the expansion connector was cleaned?
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Re: Amstrad CPC WiFi
« Reply #496 on: 12:53, 22 July 16 »
Is the expansion connector was cleaned?

Yes.  :)
Should have mentioned that.

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Re: Amstrad CPC WiFi
« Reply #497 on: 12:54, 22 July 16 »
Yes, because it is so common...  ;D
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Re: Amstrad CPC WiFi
« Reply #498 on: 13:01, 22 July 16 »
So the blue LED is supposed to come on when the board is connected, right?

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Re: Amstrad CPC WiFi
« Reply #499 on: 13:33, 22 July 16 »
I have blue light even when not connected if the USB is connected (and the power source jumper is on USB)