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Re: Amstrad CPC WiFi
« Reply #2350 on: 19:10, 13 January 19 »
Crap, I just updated the previous firmware and now I see this  :P


Thanks Duke, trying this immediately.
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Re: Amstrad CPC WiFi
« Reply #2351 on: 19:59, 13 January 19 »
@Duke , It will be very nice if the .SNA files will be saved directly into a /SNAPSHOT (or what ever) folder instead of the Root.
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Re: Amstrad CPC WiFi
« Reply #2352 on: 20:05, 13 January 19 »
@Duke , It will be very nice if the .SNA files will be saved directly into a /SNAPSHOT (or what ever) folder instead of the Root.
I like the user can choose the path tbh. but if more prefer this, I'll be listening:)

You can save into ie. folder SNAPSHOT just type:
SNAPSHOT/mysnap001.sna

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Re: Amstrad CPC WiFi
« Reply #2353 on: 20:06, 13 January 19 »
Freedom please!  ;D
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Re: Amstrad CPC WiFi
« Reply #2354 on: 20:11, 13 January 19 »
ok, understood!  ;D
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Re: Amstrad CPC WiFi
« Reply #2355 on: 20:18, 13 January 19 »
Using: AMSDAP, 4 MB RAM and M4: Update worked, but the screen stayed black after the red LED went out. It's not a problem. Just to report.  :)

2nd try, using my oldest M4 board instead: CPC updates and resets, all fine.  :) :)
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Re: Amstrad CPC WiFi
« Reply #2356 on: 21:04, 13 January 19 »
Thanks. Will test when I have a bit more time! and in this case .sna + cracked game may be useful, if you still have it.
I think for CPC plus, you will need to upload Basic 1.1 to from a regular CPC6128 to slot 0 aswell, for FW3.1.X to work.


Oups !
In fact no CPC plus cartridges work anymore. I broke it in an earlier beta.

Here is a fix.....

 M4 Firmware v2.0.5 beta 11
Download from  http://www.spinpoint.org/cpc/M4FIRM_v205b11.zip
And unpack to the root of your microSD card.
  • Fix CPC plus cartridge support(broken in earlier beta).


Well strangely after updating to beta 11, the CPC booted into firmware 3.1.2 without uploading basic 1.1


Sadly even if I am in qwerty, Hibernated 1 still doesnt accept the key M, so I cant take an object (module in the private area) at the start of the game. But it's a known problem, I just thought the firmware could correct it, it doesnt.


GnG CPC+ did load ! Thank you.
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Re: Amstrad CPC WiFi
« Reply #2357 on: 21:56, 13 January 19 »
Potential bug report:

- Installing the FutureOS lower ROM into 31 and enabling it does freeze the CPC. Switch it on and off doesn't work, reset M4 doesn't work either. But using the Web interface to reset the CPC actually does work every 2nd time. It's like a flip-flop. Did anybody experience such a phenomenon? Can somebody test this please?

- Hack-Menu: It does not return from FutureOS, instead the screen gets corrupted and the CPC freezes.
« Last Edit: 21:58, 13 January 19 by GUNHED »
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Re: Amstrad CPC WiFi
« Reply #2358 on: 16:08, 31 January 19 »
Finally I fired up my Plus with the almighty M4.
Tested the Cartridge function which works like a charm.
From 5 games I tested only Switchblade refused to load.
Time to visit that cpr conversion post that I only just watch for years now.
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Re: Amstrad CPC WiFi
« Reply #2359 on: 01:15, 04 February 19 »
Hi Fellows,
after playing a little bit with my m4 board I encountered with some issues.
When I try to load a bin file from the sd with
Code: [Select]
  memory &8fff
  load"tcpsrv.bin", &9000
I got a "SYNTAX ERROR".
But loading from the floppy works as expected.
The bin file was created with maxam 1.14 rom from the attached file.
It's Duke's tcpserver.
As I said, from the floppy it works well.

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« Last Edit: 17:09, 04 February 19 by cpcoldie »

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Re: Amstrad CPC WiFi
« Reply #2360 on: 13:10, 04 February 19 »
- Installing the FutureOS lower ROM into 31 and enabling it does freeze the CPC. Switch it on and off doesn't work, reset M4 doesn't work either. But using the Web interface to reset the CPC actually does work every 2nd time. It's like a flip-flop. Did anybody experience such a phenomenon? Can somebody test this please?

- Hack-Menu: It does not return from FutureOS, instead the screen gets corrupted and the CPC freezes.
Thanks will investigate it further.

Finally I fired up my Plus with the almighty M4.
Tested the Cartridge function which works like a charm.
From 5 games I tested only Switchblade refused to load.
Time to visit that cpr conversion post that I only just watch for years now.
ALL cpc plus games should work. Did you try any other version of Switchblade? - Also you can try to use CPC reset after loading, if it doesnt start.

For the cpr conversions, its even neater, you can simply set M4 to rom7 (on CPC plus) and |cd directly into them and use cat/run.  Of course you can reflash to a CPR cartridge aswell, just the other method is quicker and even works on regular CPC's.

When I try to load a bin file from the sd with
Code: [Select]
  memory &8fff
  load"tcpsrv.bin", &9000
I got a "SYNTAX ERROR".

Please try:  M4 Firmware v2.0.5 beta 12. Download: http://spinpoint.org/cpc/M4FIRM_v205b12.zip
Unpack to root of microSD and powercycle your CPC.
* FIX cas_out_open header manipulation after open.

Did a quick test with maxam 1.14 and it does a little sneaky thing to get a header on the file when using "write" directive.
This works now with M4 too.
« Last Edit: 13:12, 04 February 19 by Duke »

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Re: Amstrad CPC WiFi
« Reply #2361 on: 14:00, 04 February 19 »
Wow, non plus carts for regular cpcs  :-X
I tried reset yes with same results that day.
Just mode 0 screen corruption.
Also tried other cart, will have to dig the collection for more.
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Re: Amstrad CPC WiFi
« Reply #2362 on: 15:36, 04 February 19 »
Please try:  M4 Firmware v2.0.5 beta 12. Download: http://spinpoint.org/cpc/M4FIRM_v205b12.zip
Unpack to root of microSD and powercycle your CPC.
* FIX cas_out_open header manipulation after open.

Did a quick test with maxam 1.14 and it does a little sneaky thing to get a header on the file when using "write" directive.
This works now with M4 too.

Yeah!

 It works!

Thanks a lot!
And what a quick response!
Duke you are a hero!
And the bcpl issue I mentioned earlier in this thread has gone too.
Thanks again for your great work.

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Re: Amstrad CPC WiFi
« Reply #2363 on: 02:52, 06 February 19 »
Well, as I'm doing my first steps on the Plus side I have a question.
I am using the same M4 with the modified rom from my 6128 to my Plus machine.
Do I have to change something?
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Re: Amstrad CPC WiFi
« Reply #2364 on: 10:30, 06 February 19 »
Well, as I'm doing my first steps on the Plus side I have a question.
I am using the same M4 with the modified rom from my 6128 to my Plus machine.
Do I have to change something?
You don't need to change it, but since it is a PLUS you don't need the modified lowerrom, you can remove it and set M4 rom directly to 7.

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Re: Amstrad CPC WiFi
« Reply #2365 on: 13:30, 06 February 19 »
Yes, I removed it and I have v4 now in Basic.
M4 is on 6 (7 if you count 0) and AMSDOS on 8.
The problem now is that I have a french keyboard and can't find "|" key  ;D ;D ;D


I'll do some experiments.

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Re: Amstrad CPC WiFi
« Reply #2366 on: 13:36, 06 February 19 »
It’s actually on the same place and generates the ú symbol.


So IIRC you have to type úCPM  :D

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Re: Amstrad CPC WiFi
« Reply #2367 on: 14:56, 06 February 19 »
Ok, uploaded Plus rom on board but had no tape support.
Switched back to the old config.
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Re: Amstrad CPC WiFi
« Reply #2368 on: 18:51, 14 February 19 »
I also used the |FCP command with * for complete disk copy and file by file.
Most of the times the disk I make is empty although KB are reduced and cat gives me nothing.With |ls I can see the files on the disk (3" drive and 3.5) but when I try to run something it says file not found.
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Re: Amstrad CPC WiFi
« Reply #2369 on: 18:58, 14 February 19 »
I also used the |FCP command with * for complete disk copy and file by file.
Most of the times the disk I make is empty although KB are reduced and cat gives me nothing.With |ls I can see the files on the disk (3" drive and 3.5) but when I try to run something it says file not found.
|ls only works for microSD card, so you will not be seeing the files on disc drive. Use: |DISC, then  |dir or cat to see whats on the disc.

Please show entire |FCP command for more help. Maybe even a screenshot, so I can see if files are actually found and copied.

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Re: Amstrad CPC WiFi
« Reply #2370 on: 19:09, 14 February 19 »
I just did that.
cat or |ls in the disk image (SD)


Then |ls, "file.bas","a:"
also tried c:file.bas a:


Both came with the same result.


After |disc cat gave me nothing, only less capacity on disc.
The |ls works on disk mode and files appear but when I ran them, file not found.
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Re: Amstrad CPC WiFi
« Reply #2371 on: 21:08, 14 February 19 »
@VincentGR 
See below pictures, for steps I used to copy a DSK to real floppy.
I don't see a problem.

Please show me all steps you take, that gives you this strange results (2 screenshots like I did, should tell the full story).

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Re: Amstrad CPC WiFi
« Reply #2372 on: 21:17, 14 February 19 »
here

170KB free, it took the 8KB but no dir.
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Re: Amstrad CPC WiFi
« Reply #2373 on: 21:21, 14 February 19 »
OK, probably something specific to that DSK (fileheader I guess).
Can you attach area51.dsk, then I can fix it ;)

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Re: Amstrad CPC WiFi
« Reply #2374 on: 21:27, 14 February 19 »
Please try as is first, I tried on two floppy drives and different images/disks.



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