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Re: Amstrad CPC WiFi
« Reply #1370 on: 19:36, 08 March 17 »
Good, now insert the microSD to a PC and delete the files romslots.bin and romconfig.bin from m4 directory. Most likely you uploaded a ROM to slot 0 (replacing basic) or altered another setting in the romconfig (like lowerrom replacement).

That's the problem !!! .. now boot again .. ok Thx for support :)

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Re: Amstrad CPC WiFi
« Reply #1371 on: 15:59, 09 March 17 »
Hi Again .. i just downloaded some ROM games from here: http://www.cpcwiki.eu/index.php/ROM_List , and upload to M4 Rom Slots ... by example:

Arkanoid ROM - Launch from ROM with |ARKANOID , but ... game not boot ... Unknown Command error ..  :doh:


 
« Last Edit: 16:04, 09 March 17 by XeNoMoRPH »

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Re: Amstrad CPC WiFi
« Reply #1372 on: 18:20, 09 March 17 »
Hi Again .. i just downloaded some ROM games from here: http://www.cpcwiki.eu/index.php/ROM_List , and upload to M4 Rom Slots ... by example:

Arkanoid ROM - Launch from ROM with |ARKANOID , but ... game not boot ... Unknown Command error ..  :doh:


Sounds like the ROM is not initialized. On CPC464, normally only roms 0-7 are initialized and CPC664/6128 roms 0-15, so if you used a rom slot outside that area it wont be initialized, unless you use booster rom or FW316 (lowerrom replacement).

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Re: Amstrad CPC WiFi
« Reply #1373 on: 18:36, 09 March 17 »
But Arkanoid it's on Slot 8 and LightForce it's on Slot 6 & 7

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Re: Amstrad CPC WiFi
« Reply #1374 on: 20:03, 09 March 17 »
But Arkanoid it's on Slot 8 and LightForce it's on Slot 6 & 7
Show a screenshot from you rom settings and what machine are you using?  Overwriting rom 7 may be a bad idea...

EDIT: Just tried arkanoid rom and it works perfectly here on a CPC6128. See romconfig.
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Re: Amstrad CPC WiFi
« Reply #1375 on: 23:04, 09 March 17 »
The basics of how to use ROMS on CPC and config with M4.

CPC464:
Rom slot 0:   -- This is occuppied by BASIC ROM internally in the CPC, it CAN be replaced with the romboard, but it must be with another BASIC rom!
Rom slots 1-7: -- Free to use
Rom slots 7-31: -- are NOT initialized by the standard system. Use a modified lowerrom (FW316) or booster rom (uploading in a slot below 8 ) to initialize these roms at startup.

It is highly recommended that you put M4 rom in slot 7, this will give you best possible compatiblity with games

CPC664/CPC464+/CPC6128+:
Rom slot 0:   -- This is occuppied by BASIC ROM internally in the CPC, it CAN be replaced with the romboard, but it must be with another BASIC rom!
Rom slots 1-6: -- Free to use
Rom slot 7:  -- Occupied by AMSDOS disc rom internally in the CPC, it CAN be overwritten with ie. parados or other disc rom, if access to disc drive is still wanted.
Rom slots 8-15: -- Free to use
Rom slots 16-31: -- are NOT initialized by the standard system. Use a modified lowerrom (FW316) or booster rom (uploading in a slot below 8 ) to initialize these roms at startup.

It is possible to set M4 rom to 7 for best compatiblity, however you loose simulataneos disc drive & sd card access, if you wish to keep both M4 and disc drive, set M4 rom to 6.

CPC6128:
Rom slot 0:   -- This is occuppied by BASIC ROM internally in the CPC, it CAN be replaced with romboard, but it must be with another BASIC rom!
Rom slots 1-6: -- Free to use
Rom slot 7:  -- Occupied by AMSDOS disc rom internally in the CPC, it CANNOT be overwritten on most CPC6128, with the exception of MC20C (iirc) motherboard. Do not use!
Rom slots 8-15: -- Free to use
Rom slots 16-31: -- are NOT initialized by the standard system. Use a modified lowerrom (FW316) or booster rom (uploading in a slot below 15 ) to initialize these roms at startup.

It's recommended to set M4 rom to 6.

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M4 Rom slot:
As for uploading a rom in same slot as M4 rom is set to, it's possible, but it will only be active, if you type |M4ROMOFF.

Lowerrom:
If "Lower-rom enabled", you must upload a lower rom to the corresponding slot or machine will reset/crash whatever.
It is recommended to use ie. slot 31 for lowerrom replacement, because if you decide to disable it, the slot will not be initialized in a normal system config (and lowerrom should not be initialized like a normal rom == crash).

If using a CPC6128 and having problems with game compatiblity it is recommend to use the modified lowerrom for M4 and put M4 rom in slot 6. Get modified lowerrom here: http://www.cpcwiki.eu/index.php/M4_Board
For other machines, simply set M4 rom to slot 7, if you want to use disc drive type |M4ROMOFF

Upgrading Basic v1.0 on CPC464 to Basic V1.1:
Both basic and lowerrom must be replaced or it will not work, download ie. the roms for CPC6128 from here: http://www.cpcwiki.eu/index.php/ROM_List
Upload OS rom to ie. slot 31 and tick "Enable lower-rom" and set it to slot 31.
 Upload BASIC 1.1 rom to slot 0.

Hope it makes sense.
« Last Edit: 23:21, 09 March 17 by Duke »

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Re: Amstrad CPC WiFi
« Reply #1376 on: 10:42, 10 March 17 »
perhaps wrong section...


i'm just finalized a 3d printed box for the M4 (greaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaat cartridge !!! thanks Duke)










if you want the .stl : here they are !
« Last Edit: 08:54, 11 March 17 by Glook »

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Re: Amstrad CPC WiFi
« Reply #1377 on: 12:48, 10 March 17 »
Really nice!


Thank you for sharing the stl files!

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Re: Amstrad CPC WiFi
« Reply #1378 on: 15:16, 10 March 17 »
...in order to reset the M4 would it possible to have a small cut out over the reset button (fingersize)?

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Re: Amstrad CPC WiFi
« Reply #1379 on: 21:10, 10 March 17 »
Thx for Sharing that printed box  :o