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Re: Amstrad CPC WiFi
« Reply #650 on: 00:39, 22 August 16 »
Hi...

Just a question, where can i download FW3.xx for a spanish layout keymap and cpc 6128 basic 1.1?

Thanks.

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Re: Amstrad CPC WiFi
« Reply #651 on: 01:46, 22 August 16 »
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Re: Amstrad CPC WiFi
« Reply #652 on: 20:01, 22 August 16 »
Finally had a bit of time to use my own hardware for amusement, this collection is amazing, almost everything works that I tried (proper cracks!).
This is with CPC6128+ and M4 rom mapped as rom7, thanks for the good work @MiguelSky.
All this needs is a quick navigator to get rid of the |cd, |dir navigation, maybe a quick scan for executable files and display full length directory names. Something I'd like to make if noone else is in the process  8)

I've just made a CPCLoader collection with all the games of NVG extracted to folders similar to the one I made to use with BonnyDOS.


http://www.amstrad.es/cpcgamescd/NVG_CPCLoader_Games_Collection.zip


Patching for not working games is welcome ;)

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Re: Amstrad CPC WiFi
« Reply #653 on: 20:28, 22 August 16 »
I love seeing posts from @Prodatron in this thread, hopefully this means a version of SymbOS that can be launched from the m4 micro SD card a: with WiFi might be coming. Please please please ;)

It would be so sweet to be able to launch symbos with a run"sym on the a drive with microsd speeds. ;)
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Re: Amstrad CPC WiFi
« Reply #654 on: 20:56, 22 August 16 »
this collection is amazing, almost everything works that I tried (proper cracks!).
This is with CPC6128+ and M4 rom mapped as rom7, thanks for the good work @MiguelSky.
Well, most of the work is by Nich Campbell (ftp NVG) and TroelsK (CPCLoader), I only put together the work of both of them.



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All this needs is a quick navigator to get rid of the |cd, |dir navigation, maybe a quick scan for executable files and display full length directory names. Something I'd like to make if noone else is in the process  8) 
Yes! That sounds great!
« Last Edit: 21:00, 22 August 16 by MiguelSky »

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Re: Amstrad CPC WiFi
« Reply #655 on: 21:09, 22 August 16 »
Well, most of the work is by Nich Campbell (ftp NVG) and TroelsK (CPCLoader), I only put together the work of both of them.


Yes! That sounds great!
Ahh, I was looking for a long time for cracked games as most downloads were original dumps (mainly I found http://cngsoft.no-ip.org and CPCCRACKERS - DOWNLOADS with good cracks). Nice to have one huge collection.

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Re: Amstrad CPC WiFi
« Reply #656 on: 21:36, 23 August 16 »
All this needs is a quick navigator to get rid of the |cd, |dir navigation, maybe a quick scan for executable files and display full length directory names. Something I'd like to make if noone else is in the process  8)


A dream comes true!  :P

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Re: Amstrad CPC WiFi
« Reply #657 on: 11:36, 24 August 16 »
What about your fat browser creature name ?  :o
Have you think about that?

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Re: Amstrad CPC WiFi
« Reply #658 on: 13:28, 24 August 16 »
What about your fat browser creature name ?  :o
Have you think about that?
lol no, let's see if I get started at all :) I feel very rusty when it comes to CPC UI programming...

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Re: Amstrad CPC WiFi
« Reply #659 on: 20:56, 24 August 16 »
hi Duke, got my Wifi cards today, so excited... but 4am so have to sleep for work...  do you recommend i use it in place of XMem or in addition to?

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Re: Amstrad CPC WiFi
« Reply #660 on: 20:58, 24 August 16 »
Cool. I recommend you disable romboard function of Xmem (should be a jumper for it) until you need 64 roms, then you wont have to do other tricks to have M4 rom available.

hi Duke, got my Wifi cards today, so excited... but 4am so have to sleep for work...  do you recommend i use it in place of XMem or in addition to?

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Re: Amstrad CPC WiFi
« Reply #661 on: 21:28, 24 August 16 »
I love seeing posts from @Prodatron in this thread, hopefully this means a version of SymbOS that can be launched from the m4 micro SD card a: with WiFi might be coming. Please please please ;)

It would be so sweet to be able to launch symbos with a run"sym on the a drive with microsd speeds. ;)
You can already boot the "raw" version of SymbOS with the M4 from SD card in about 2 seconds :)
During the last days/weeks Duke already added a lot of very useful API stuff to the M4 firmware. This will enable full SymbOS support very soon - both SD card access and networking. At least I am currently working on it and hope to have it finish somewhen in september.

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Re: Amstrad CPC WiFi
« Reply #662 on: 21:33, 24 August 16 »
You can already boot the "raw" version of SymbOS with the M4 from SD card in about 2 seconds :)
During the last days/weeks Duke already added a lot of very useful API stuff to the M4 firmware. This will enable full SymbOS support very soon - both SD card access and networking. At least I am currently working on it and hope to have it finish somewhen in september.
Great news! Guess what I am playing with tonight ;)
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Re: Amstrad CPC WiFi
« Reply #664 on: 14:38, 25 August 16 »
Great news! Guess what I am playing with tonight ;)
And indeed it does. I love the fact that it reconnects the floppy drives after boot. So in theory, we could have symbos booted from the raw dsk image on the m4 SD card, and once running have the conf file on the SD card and retain access to the floppies. Wow. I cannot wait.
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Re: Amstrad CPC WiFi
« Reply #665 on: 17:19, 25 August 16 »
These basic roms are correct for m4? ROM List - CPCWiki

Yes they are fine, but you may need to match them tough, if ie. using basic 1.1 from CPC664 you need to use lowerrom for CPC664 aswell.
Incase of fw316 you need CPC6128 basic.

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Re: Amstrad CPC WiFi
« Reply #666 on: 17:41, 25 August 16 »
And indeed it does. I love the fact that it reconnects the floppy drives after boot. So in theory, we could have symbos booted from the raw dsk image on the m4 SD card, and once running have the conf file on the SD card and retain access to the floppies. Wow. I cannot wait.
Yes, I can't wait for this as well!  :)

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Re: Amstrad CPC WiFi
« Reply #667 on: 17:57, 25 August 16 »
Yes, I can't wait for this as well!  :)
Not this week then. ;) CPC and m4 will be an awesome symbos platform.
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Re: Amstrad CPC WiFi
« Reply #668 on: 22:59, 25 August 16 »
Yes they are fine, but you may need to match them tough, if ie. using basic 1.1 from CPC664 you need to use lowerrom for CPC664 aswell.
Incase of fw316 you need CPC6128 basic.

Yes i was talking about the 6128 one, thank you!

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Re: Amstrad CPC WiFi
« Reply #669 on: 02:01, 27 August 16 »
Does this mean we will all be able to play CPC games, multiplayer in the future?

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Re: Amstrad CPC WiFi
« Reply #670 on: 02:11, 27 August 16 »
Does this mean we will all be able to play CPC games, multiplayer in the future?
Yes, it's up to the devs of future games of course. It should be fully possible with the 2nd beta api, at the cost of a couple of rasterlines per frame.
For info how to use the api check the telnet source example and documentation here: http://www.spinpoint.org/cpc/m4info.txt
Without actual host api (might come, might not..). A game server would be needed rather than p2p connections.

Reason it's still beta, is that I need some feedback if any issues or something needs to be changed.
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Re: Amstrad CPC WiFi
« Reply #671 on: 11:41, 27 August 16 »
Hi Duke,
during the Evoke I played around with the networking and had trouble connection to my WiFi network via the Netstat command. The WiFi name contains spaces e.g. "ABC Cdefg 1" and I wasn't able to set it up - however, using the config file on the SD card worked fine. The firmware was version 1.0.8. Is this a known issue?
And another question... working in a network with more than 400 people, some people think that it is funny to reset the CPC during playing or working with it ;-). A simple password protection for the webinterface would be really nice :D.
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Re: Amstrad CPC WiFi
« Reply #672 on: 13:44, 27 August 16 »
Hi Duke,
during the Evoke I played around with the networking and had trouble connection to my WiFi network via the Netstat command. The WiFi name contains spaces e.g. "ABC Cdefg 1" and I wasn't able to set it up - however, using the config file on the SD card worked fine. The firmware was version 1.0.8. Is this a known issue?
And another question... working in a network with more than 400 people, some people think that it is funny to reset the CPC during playing or working with it ;-). A simple password protection for the webinterface would be really nice :D .
Hi Octoate,

It's the first I have heard of it, but will check it out soon thanks :)  And good point about the password for web UI, I'll see what can be done about it.

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Re: Amstrad CPC WiFi
« Reply #673 on: 20:55, 27 August 16 »
Does this mean we will all be able to play CPC games, multiplayer in the future?

If there is a network driver ready for the SymbOS network daemon then there already some network applications and (small games) which should work on the CPC :D

Snake network Multiplayer game for SymbOS 3 | MSX Resource Center
Battleship network game for SymbOS 3 | MSX Resource Center
SymBUS remote simple managment for SymbOS 3 | MSX Resource Center
Network Chat (Client) Program for SymbOS running Network Daemon | MSX Resource

small movie for the chat client:
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and fun with battle-ship
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[youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L3arrALdYcU[/youtube]

It will be cool to have the CPC with network! That will link the MSX and CPC together ! as the CPC and MSX are Z80 brothers :D 


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Re: Amstrad CPC WiFi
« Reply #674 on: 10:22, 28 August 16 »
Got the cards!! When I have some free time I will test them. Is there any roadmap for UDP?


My idea is to make some kind of BSD sockets lib for SDCC (CPCtelera, etc) because I have a port in mind. But I need UDP. No hurry!!!