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Offline Ynot.zer0

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cartridge 4in1
« on: 01:54, 06 March 11 »
anyone have any knowledge / experience of this?


http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/cartridge-4in1for-Amstrad-CPC-6128-Plus-/320666972022?pt=UK_VintageComputing_RL&hash=item4aa93daf76#ht_1714wt_1139


Was considering a purchase but thought I'd ask for your opinions first. (postage seems rather high at £101 to post from France to UK - for that price I'd consider catching a ferry and driving to pick it up myself in person!)


thanks
« Last Edit: 01:57, 06 March 11 by ynot.zer0 »

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Re: cartridge 4in1
« Reply #1 on: 02:19, 06 March 11 »
The postage seems like a rip-off to me, I would not buy it.

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Re: cartridge 4in1
« Reply #2 on: 09:38, 06 March 11 »
Hello,

Of course that's not an official cartridge. Absolutely no interest and quite expensive (you can buy at least two CPC6128+ in France with this amount of money.

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Re: cartridge 4in1
« Reply #3 on: 09:49, 06 March 11 »
Is that a joke or what?  This ebay user is obviously just going after big profit. How can the delivery be 101 pounds? Maybe he's delivering the cartridge in a private helicopter or something  :laugh: . It's indeed a total rip-off

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Re: cartridge 4in1
« Reply #4 on: 10:21, 06 March 11 »
Postage was most probably wrong - I see 10 quid there.

Still, of course it's a fake, though I'd really love to get that system test module... anyone got it?

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Re: cartridge 4in1
« Reply #5 on: 14:08, 06 March 11 »
From a hardware point of view it's probably my Multi-Cartridge design with the ACID and the EPROM soldered in, but I don't see the DIP switches and he doesn't say how to switch from one ROM to the other. Either way, 50 quid is a joke, you can make it yourself (if you have an ACID) for less than 10 quid: http://www.cpcwiki.eu/index.php/Multi_Cartridge

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Re: cartridge 4in1
« Reply #6 on: 16:38, 06 March 11 »
Postage was most probably wrong - I see 10 quid there.

Still, of course it's a fake, though I'd really love to get that system test module... anyone got it?

The postage may have been a mistake or it may have been deliberate, whatever the case, the buyer will have to pay it unless the seller corrects the "mistake", I recently saw a PC case on ebay where the postage was £1500, I contacted the seller who said it was a mistake and reduced it to £15, BUT the postage cost makes up part of the contractual obligation and if you bid on an item, you are required to pay the postage, mistake or not.

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Re: cartridge 4in1
« Reply #7 on: 17:51, 06 March 11 »
Still, of course it's a fake, though I'd really love to get that system test module... anyone got it?


You can get it here: http://www.cpctech.org.uk/download/rp11src.zip . The CPR image is in the BIN folder. 


Worth noting here that the one on the WinApe website is buggy and doesn't work.

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Re: cartridge 4in1
« Reply #8 on: 20:21, 06 March 11 »
Great, I'll play with it. Thanks :)

I think maybe we could report that auction since the seller says it's a brand new item etc etc, when it's clear that it's no product nor new - it's homebrew.

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Re: cartridge 4in1
« Reply #9 on: 03:22, 07 March 11 »
Obvious scam.

report the guy to authorities...

Also...
 have you seen the name of the "guy" ???
20112012abc
WTF ???

also the rating seem to be part of the scam lol...

The best you should do is buying a cheap Burnin' Rubber GX4000 version and change the Rom yourself...
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Re: cartridge 4in1
« Reply #10 on: 17:54, 07 March 11 »
Darn, I went to report it and someone had already bought it... better watch the seller...

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Re: cartridge 4in1
« Reply #11 on: 20:54, 07 March 11 »
Yeah, I have my very own 4in1 Cartridge now and it only cost me 151 quid !!! :D NOT.

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Re: cartridge 4in1
« Reply #12 on: 11:29, 08 March 11 »

You can get it here: http://www.cpctech.org.uk/download/rp11src.zip . The CPR image is in the BIN folder. 


Worth noting here that the one on the WinApe website is buggy and doesn't work.

Interesting: The CPR from the WinApe website works fine for me. Also the "DMA sound test" with keyboard test while music is playing.
The CPR from CPCTech fails here. (No keyboard test, just music)

Printer dump:
(From cpctech):
Arnold 5 Diagnostic ROM Version 1.3Date=00-00-1900 Time=00:00:00    ROM Checksum = 8E62Processor test PASSED

(From winape.net):
Arnold 5 Diagnostic ROM Version 1.3Date=26-07-1990 Time=16:38:05ROM Checksum = FEE2Processor test PASSED
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Re: cartridge 4in1
« Reply #13 on: 12:03, 08 March 11 »
Could it be that the one version has been tweaked for Emulator test usage? That might explain why one seems dodgy on real hardware but works fine on the emulator.

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Re: cartridge 4in1
« Reply #14 on: 14:08, 08 March 11 »
That's weird, I had similar issues but the other way round.


Will need to test them both on my real Plus.