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Title: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: gerald on 17:39, 01 November 14
Looks like the plus cartridge replacement hot topic poped again while I was away  :laugh:

I therefore feel the need to give an update on the work I started one year ago and hinted in the cartridge filesystem (http://www.cpcwiki.eu/forum/programming/cartridge-filesystem/msg68302/#msg68302) topic.

The current status is rather good
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What still need to be done
10/05/2015 : Status updateMore info on the card are on the wiki dedicated page : C4CPC - CPCWiki (http://www.cpcwiki.eu/index.php/C4CPC)(http://www.cpcwiki.eu/imgs/c/c1/C4CPC_Kit.jpg)


23/06/2015 : Second batch assembly and shipping started. I will contact everyone in due time  ;)
06/07/2015 : Vacation time  :o . 2nd batch shipping will resume during last week of july with reservation done after the 10th of May.

8/8/2015 : All second batch people have contacted.

13/11/2016 : All cards have been sold.

04/08/2017 : Batch 4 exhausted. Time for a small break  ;)
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: TFM on 20:08, 01 November 14
Awesome work done!!! I bet you had a lot of fun soldering all that SMD parts.  :o


So each of your Cartridge images can store 512 KB, right? That's pretty neat!


Can you upload data from the CPC or do you need a PC? (You told about a cart selector, but I got no idea what this is).
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: Ast on 20:10, 01 November 14
Does it run on real Cpc plus?

Ps : same Times as Tfm as lastest Time ^^ we are so connected.... Arrrr
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: gerald on 20:19, 01 November 14
Awesome work done!!! I bet you had a lot of fun soldering all that SMD parts.  :o
Not sure 'fun' is the right word  :laugh:
So each of your Cartridge images can store 512 KB, right? That's pretty neat!
Yes, 512k, no less.
Can you upload data from the CPC or do you need a PC? (You told about a cart selector, but I got no idea what this is).
The cart selector is a CPC side SW that allow you to browse the file on the SD card and load it. The SD is fully handler by the uC, the CPC only get the file list and control the uC.
You cannot put data on the SD nor the emulated EPROM from the CPC. While this is not impossible, it is not planned mainly because I am running low on code space in the uC  >:(
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: gerald on 20:21, 01 November 14
Does it run on real Cpc plus?
As far as I know, even on GX4000 ;)
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: mr_lou on 20:36, 01 November 14
Where can I get one?!  :)
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: gerald on 20:41, 01 November 14
Where can I get one?!  :)
Well, I need to sort the "when" first.
My biggest issue is manufacturing.
Soldering 0.5mm pitch IC is ok for few pieces, not for a production.
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: andycadley on 20:49, 01 November 14
This is awesome.  :D
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: TFM on 00:13, 02 November 14
....The cart selector is a CPC side SW that allow you to browse the file on the SD card and load it. The SD is fully handler by the uC, the CPC only get the file list and control the uC.
You cannot put data on the SD nor the emulated EPROM from the CPC. While this is not impossible, it is not planned mainly because I am running low on code space in the uC  >:(


Oh well, that's not a big problem. I mean how often does one need to update the content of the SD-Cart? Maybe once a year? Of course such a Cartridge will motivate people to do Cart software, but still it takes it's time.


It's really great that you can select from CPC side in an easy way...  :) :) :)
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: CraigsBar on 02:16, 02 November 14
Well, I need to sort the "when" first.
My biggest issue is manufacturing.
Soldering 0.5mm pitch IC is ok for few pieces, not for a production.
"when" you sort that out, I'll have 2 please LOL


Craig
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: mr_lou on 07:26, 02 November 14
Well, I need to sort the "when" first.
My biggest issue is manufacturing.
Soldering 0.5mm pitch IC is ok for few pieces, not for a production.

Well... maybe production isn't even necessary.
Maybe there's not such a big demand.
I mean, it's not like the topic has come up repeatedly multiple times within the last year with the exact same questions over and over again......  oh wait. Right.  :D

Hm... I'd say, a few devoted developers should be allowed to buy one of the manually soldered ones, to boost their CPC cartridge-game development urges.
What do you reckon' the price for one of those will be, fully assembled?
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: gerald on 10:52, 02 November 14
Well... maybe production isn't even necessary.
Maybe there's not such a big demand.
I mean, it's not like the topic has come up repeatedly multiple times within the last year with the exact same questions over and over again......  oh wait. Right.  :D
It's not easy to correlate the demand to the number of topic  ;D
Hm... I'd say, a few devoted developers should be allowed to buy one of the manually soldered ones, to boost their CPC cartridge-game development urges.
That's on the plan, 1st to beta test, second to get a full box of eggs ;)
What do you reckon' the price for one of those will be, fully assembled?
It's down to the batch quantity, but I hope to keep it below 80 euros for small quantity batch (without casing).
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: Ast on 13:07, 02 November 14
How do you make this cartridge working without acid rom?
Can you use old Cpc Plus cartridge games ? (All .cpr games?)


Take one for sure..... Just to know, How will it cost ?

Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: gerald on 13:38, 02 November 14
How do you make this cartridge working without acid rom?
ACID is emulated within the PLD
Can you use old Cpc Plus cartridge games ? (All .cpr games?)
I've tested all CPR available. While I did not played all the games, I did not get any problem so far.
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: Ast on 13:50, 02 November 14
Can you give us an idea of price ?


Just to know, who Will be interested in this project? This can give an idea to Gerald for a future development....
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: gerald on 14:43, 02 November 14
It's down to the batch quantity, but I hope to keep it below 80 euros for small quantity batch (without casing).
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: arnoldemu on 15:45, 03 November 14
I'm away for a week......

and when I get back we've got this fantastic cart.

I want.. I want ;)

Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: Ast on 20:13, 03 November 14
1 more Gerald.
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: TFM on 21:07, 03 November 14
Well, I would be interested too. Would speed up my game development.  ;)
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: gerald on 22:39, 03 November 14
5 pieces so far  ;)
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: CraigsBar on 22:43, 03 November 14
Yay.
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: seanb on 00:02, 04 November 14
If its within my budget I'd be interested too
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: TFM on 00:10, 04 November 14
As Gerald told, about 80 Euros. Which makes sense. However one can always expect some change, depends on prices for parts. IMHO that's really worth.
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: seanb on 02:16, 04 November 14
Exactly. If it hopefully gets released I'll see what the price is then and my budget might be a bit more favourable then
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: mr_lou on 08:34, 04 November 14
5 pieces so far  ;)

Are you taking pre-orders? Is that what you're doing?
Putting together a list of people who has pre-ordered the device?

If so, make sure my name is on that list too.  :)
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: Overflow on 08:55, 04 November 14
May I preorder too? :)
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: Maniac on 09:28, 04 November 14
I'd also be very interested!


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Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: CraigsBar on 09:56, 04 November 14
At this rate, the small production is gonna be 20 plus lol
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: CraigsBar on 09:56, 04 November 14
And then we would need shells
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: ArcadeTV on 11:57, 04 November 14
I'm working on cart shells but it will take some more time. I have someone to cnc those from plastic, no injection molding.
Here's my specsheet for the shell, still work-in-progress, still to be completed.
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: CraigsBar on 12:20, 04 November 14
I am loving the look at of this, i'll really start looking at a packaging standard for the small run of fluff enhanced carts.
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: gerald on 13:03, 04 November 14
I'm working on cart shells but it will take some more time. I have someone to cnc those from plastic, no injection molding.
Here's my specsheet for the shell, still work-in-progress, still to be completed.
I did a sketchup of the original cartridge a while ago. Fell free to use it if it helps : Existing games => Cartridges (http://www.cpcwiki.eu/forum/games/existing-games-gt-cartridges/msg63397/#msg63397)
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: ArcadeTV on 13:13, 04 November 14
Damn, that looks good.

Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: Ast on 14:04, 04 November 14
May I preorder too? :)
Have you another Cpc plus at home?
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: dcdrac on 16:35, 04 November 14
to the games developer type people, you make the games  on a cart me will buy them
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: romppainen on 16:48, 04 November 14
I'll sign up for one.
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: fgbrain on 23:30, 05 November 14
I am in as well   :o
got any video of it in action???
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: Bryce on 23:36, 05 November 14
Well, I need to sort the "when" first.
My biggest issue is manufacturing.
Soldering 0.5mm pitch IC is ok for few pieces, not for a production.

How about talking to Lotharek. Ask him how much he'd do them for. He does quality work. I think you'll sell quite a few.

Bryce...... Off to find his wallet
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: dxs on 00:41, 06 November 14
Time to throw away my ugly ZIF-modded cartridge... I'm in for one too  ;)
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: steve on 03:41, 06 November 14
Yes please, this would be the only cartridge we would ever need.
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: emuola on 09:30, 07 November 14
One for me :) Awesomeness!
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: Dr Tiger Ninestein on 12:05, 07 November 14
I'll have one as well please
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: Ast on 12:36, 07 November 14
As i see, many and many people seems to be interested. Now, we are waiting for the final destination. ;D
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: Kris on 14:24, 07 November 14
Interested too ;)
 
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: Gryzor on 12:43, 08 November 14
Me too!

Wait, what are we talking about?

...oh, awesome. Yes, one, please!
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: Cpcmaniaco on 11:50, 09 November 14
I want 2.

One for Deepfb and one for me.
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: gerald on 12:12, 09 November 14
It seems we reached the 20 pieces bar.
The next step for me are :
   - Confirm with selected people that the cartridge is working fine and reliably (HW  and SW)
   - Set the selling price
   - Get formal orders
   - Start a batch of PCB, assemble them and hopfully give them to santa for distribution  ;)

Thanks for your support


Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: ArcadeTV on 12:26, 09 November 14
I'd love to get one too. also please let me ask on circuit-board.de because there was a recent group-order of gx4000's and i'm pretty sure there's some interest in carts there. I'm willing to take on the handling for german customers and also the assembly and testing if you like. thanks for your work on this!
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: Octoate on 12:40, 09 November 14
You can count me in for one, too :).
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: villain on 13:08, 09 November 14
I'd love to get one too. also please let me ask on circuit-board.de because there was a recent group-order of gx4000's and i'm pretty sure there's some interest in carts there. I'm willing to take on the handling for german customers and also the assembly and testing if you like. thanks for your work on this!


Is the group-order already closed or is there a chance to get a GX4000? If yes, I would be interested in the conditions. So far I didn't want to spend a lot of money only for P&P from England...
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: jbaudrand on 13:20, 09 November 14
If it's not too late I want to order one.
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: MaV on 13:32, 09 November 14
Crap, how did I miss this thread!


I'd like two cartridges, please! :)

Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: jrodriguezv on 13:59, 09 November 14
I am also interested in ordering one :-)
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: radu14m on 14:20, 09 November 14
Depending of the final price, you can count me in for one, too .
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: robcfg on 14:56, 09 November 14
I'd be interested in one too.  You can send it along with cpcmaniaco's.
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: pinace on 16:50, 09 November 14
One for me too.  You can send it along with cpcmaniaco's.

Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: dragon on 18:54, 09 November 14
Depending of the final price, you can count me in for one, too .

+1
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: MacDeath on 19:50, 09 November 14
I'll be interested in at least one.
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: Bryce on 22:00, 09 November 14
It seems we reached the 20 pieces bar.
The next step for me are :
   - Confirm with selected people that the cartridge is working fine and reliably (HW  and SW)
   - Set the selling price
   - Get formal orders
   - Start a batch of PCB, assemble them and hopfully give them to santa for distribution  ;)

Thanks for your support

Ha ha, welcome to the CPC hardware world. One minute it's a scribble on a page, next thing you know 50 people want one and you're building a batch that you never planned doing :D

Bryce.
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: Ast on 22:13, 09 November 14
Good News for Gerald, isn't it ?
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: Bryce on 22:35, 09 November 14
If he wants to build them, yes. Some people prefer just to develop stuff and let others build it.

Bryce.
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: TFM on 21:44, 10 November 14
Well, prefer or the question about how much time one has. In this case, with all the small parts if't probably worth to be an expert solderer. I really hope that this project will be finally be available to buy one.  :)
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: gerald on 22:23, 10 November 14
Well, prefer or the question about how much time one has. In this case, with all the small parts if't probably worth to be an expert solderer. I really hope that this project will be finally be available to buy one.  :)
Well soldering is not the tricky part, it's more the positioning of the small pitch IC (PLD) which requires a bit of precision.
It takes about 1h to assemble one card using a soldering iron. And the current PCB has some errors that take time to fix.
I'll test how reflow will reduce the soldering time with the fixed PCB.
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: Bryce on 22:31, 10 November 14
I've done a couple of projects with similar pitchs. If you use a stencil to spread the solder paste the ICs self align when the hot air hits them from directly above.

Bryce.
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: fatbob on 14:10, 11 November 14
I am interested in a couple of these please.
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: dcdrac on 11:15, 13 November 14
To recap what is coming with these carts
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: TotO on 11:29, 13 November 14
That will open GX4000 piraty and falling prices on ebay orriginal cartridges.  :-\
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: Gryzor on 11:41, 13 November 14
...and to the demise of the GX as a viable market platform. Damn!
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: arnoldemu on 15:12, 13 November 14
...and to the demise of the GX as a viable market platform. Damn!


Yes it could lead to piracy.

Perhaps the cart prices would go down (good if chase hq 2 re-appeared??), but for a genuine collector they may not.

For some having an actual cart with box and manual may be more preferable to a multi cart which you can install stuff on.

But it should lead to more cart games!

Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: steve on 17:31, 13 November 14
We need not be limited to 512KB, there could be multiload games.
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: gerald on 19:41, 13 November 14
Yes it could lead to piracy.
More than with eprom/flash and socket on regular cart ? not sure  :-\

Perhaps the cart prices would go down (good if chase hq 2 re-appeared??), but for a genuine collector they may not.
We may see a temporary price fall, but collectors will always prefer the official one (and use the SD based cart to play them  ;D )

But it should lead to more cart games!
That's the purpose of the cart replacement.  ;)
But I can understand that it also reduce the selling possibility of new games.

We need not be limited to 512KB, there could be multiload games.
Yes, this is possible (actually the cartridge selector is itself a cartridge)
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: Bryce on 23:54, 13 November 14
More than with eprom/flash and socket on regular cart ? not sure  :-\
We may see a temporary price fall, but collectors will always prefer the official one (and use the SD based cart to play them  ;D )
That's the purpose of the cart replacement.  ;)
But I can understand that it also reduce the selling possibility of new games.
 Yes, this is possible (actually the cartridge selector is itself a cartridge)

That's why I think we also need a minimalist cart replacement: 512K EPROM and a CPLD ACID. These could be made very cheaply and new Cart games could be sold like that too for those who like to own the physical version.

Bryce.
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: steve on 00:27, 14 November 14
The limited access to cartridge shells makes producing new cartridges difficult, a cartridge that can load from SD card makes the need for many cartridges unnecessary.
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: McKlain on 00:51, 14 November 14
Are we talking about piracy on a platform that has been commercially dead for more than 20 years?
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: TotO on 11:38, 14 November 14
Now he his dead, can I freely download Michael Jackson's tunes for free?  ;D

Piraty is the fact to copy things w/o a legal autorisation of the owners.
Most of those games are always the property of existing videogames studios like Activision, EA or UbiSoft.
You should do it, but don't expect to be protected behind the fact they are old games, because retrogaming always make them profits today.
Finaly, is the good excuse after using Discology/Hercule during 25 years?  :-\

Today, if you legaly want to play GX4000 games, you have to own the orriginal cartridge. No more, no less.
Using a programmable cartridge is a great step to develop new games for the GX/PLUS range.
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: Gryzor on 12:48, 14 November 14
Funny thing is I only used copies of Discology as a teenager. I only got an original last year :D
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: CraigsBar on 13:41, 14 November 14
Funny thing is I only used copies of Discology as a teenager. I only got an original last year :D
My duplicator of choice had always been xexor. And I bought the original release that provided the required 'brain' file so it could copy itself. Oops. Copy protect a disc with a disc copier on it and one of the files on that disc provides the ability to copy it.
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: dcdrac on 16:39, 14 November 14
Funny thing is I only used copies of Discology as a teenager. I only got an original last year :D

I had Bonzo Super meddler, Discology and a Multiface 2
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: dragon on 16:49, 14 November 14
I only have original games i don't know why.
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: CraigsBar on 17:48, 14 November 14
I only have original games i don't know why.
Until I had an internet connection I only had retail games too. I knew no one else with a CPC so used Xexor for backup to 3.5 inch discs only. Once the I had access to the Internet and NVG then things changed, but by that time the CPC was already commercially dead for 3 years at least. LOL
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: amstar on 23:21, 14 November 14
I am interested in 1 cart if a batch becomes a reality.
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: andycadley on 12:40, 16 November 14
Count me in for one too.
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: TotO on 10:50, 18 November 14
The great gerald's board was shown at the ReSeT #18. Just impressive!  8)
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: Kris on 17:38, 18 November 14
Any picture of it ?  ;D
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: Bryce on 17:43, 18 November 14
Any picture of it ?  ;D

Have you looked at the first post in this thread?

Bryce.
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: eliot on 19:03, 18 November 14
The great gerald's board was shown at the ReSeT #18. Just impressive!  8)


Simple to use and confortable to have all the PLUS productions on a "classic" cartridge size. But let's hope some good PLUS releases will be added to fill the big SD Card... ;)


Count me in for one, although I admit 80€ is an high amount for a so "restrictive" usage.  (I don't talk about the price of the electronic parts and work, which I can't estimate...)






 
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: gerald on 19:56, 18 November 14
Simple to use and confortable to have all the PLUS productions on a "classic" cartridge size. But let's hope some good PLUS releases will be added to fill the big SD Card... ;)
Glad you liked it. For the card capacity, sorry I did not found smaller than 4GB  ;) , and more we wait, more we will need PLUS release to fill the cards  :laugh:
Count me in for one, although I admit 80€ is an high amount for a so "restrictive" usage.  (I don't talk about the price of the electronic parts and work, which I can't estimate...) 
80 euros is the max I estimated with subcontracted assembly. But it's likely to be in the 60 range.





Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: TotO on 20:28, 18 November 14
more we wait, more we will need PLUS release to fill the cards  :laugh:
:laugh: :laugh: :laugh:
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: TFM on 22:14, 18 November 14
That's a problem which can be solved more easy than the hardware part.

Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: Bryce on 23:17, 18 November 14
Glad you liked it. For the card capacity, sorry I did not found smaller than 4GB  ;) , and more we wait, more we will need PLUS release to fill the cards  :laugh: 80 euros is the max I estimated with subcontracted assembly. But it's likely to be in the 60 range.

Personally I think at €80 it's still a bargain. It's a seriously fine piece of hardware. At €60 it's a steal.

Bryce.
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: ArcadeTV on 23:20, 18 November 14
second that!
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: TFM on 23:21, 18 November 14
You (both) think in commercial orders of magnitude. But CPC is hobby for 99.7% of us.  :)


"A steal" is what TotO produces for less than 30 Euros! That's "a steal".  ;)

Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: ArcadeTV on 23:28, 18 November 14
nah, I just believe hard working people should always prosper ;)
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: Bryce on 23:36, 18 November 14
You don't value something from just the parts. The work, the usefulness, the quality decide what sothing is "worth". And I think it's well worth €80. Especially considering how small the batch might be.

Bryce.
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: TFM on 23:39, 18 November 14

You don't value something from just the parts.
Now you impute me something!

BTW: Looks like it could be a very big batch (for CPC dimensions).

Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: Bryce on 23:42, 18 November 14
?? I'm not implying anything, I'm just saying how I see it.

Bryce.
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: TFM on 23:46, 18 November 14
Same here.  :)
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: Executioner on 05:48, 21 November 14
My duplicator of choice had always been xexor. And I bought the original release that provided the required 'brain' file so it could copy itself. Oops. Copy protect a disc with a disc copier on it and one of the files on that disc provides the ability to copy it. (https://s3.amazonaws.com/tapatalk-emoji/emoji4.png)

Which idiot left that on there?
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: TotO on 10:28, 21 November 14
That remember me a nerd story in the 90's...
Windows ask me to change the floppy for the backup, but if you leave it in the drive, that work!  :-\
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: Apollo on 21:12, 21 November 14
Uh, found this thread now...

I would like two (2) cartridges as well if still possible :)
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: Gryzor on 21:36, 22 November 14
How many are we at now? :)
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: gerald on 21:45, 22 November 14
How many are we at now? :)
About to reach 40 ;)
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: Gryzor on 13:48, 23 November 14
Impressive :)
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: EamonShoot on 19:14, 23 November 14
+1 for me also please  :) Thanks
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: beaker on 02:00, 24 November 14
+1 for me too
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: wmsteele on 15:14, 25 November 14
+1 for me as well, very interested in one of these.
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: Crazy_Borg on 21:14, 29 November 14
+1 for me too please.
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: JogCon_D-Lite on 21:57, 29 November 14
I registered here just to express my interest in this.
+1 one for me, please.
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: TFM on 22:04, 29 November 14
So, welcome to the forum guys!  :)
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: CraigsBar on 00:07, 30 November 14
Yay. Are we up to 50 yet?
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: TFM on 01:52, 30 November 14
About to reach 45 ... imho.  ;)
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: gerald on 11:42, 30 November 14
About to reach 45 ... imho.  ;)
Something like that  ;)

I'm currently waiting for the PCB, then I'll be able to start the 1st batch that I hopefully expect to ship mid January.
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: CraigsBar on 13:25, 30 November 14
Something like that  ;)

I'm currently waiting for the PCB, then I'll be able to start the 1st batch that I hopefully expect to ship mid January.
Yippee. This is the greatest news ever for the plus owners.
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: arnoldemu on 14:13, 30 November 14
Yippee. This is the greatest news ever for the plus owners.
yes it is.
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: TimeBreaker on 15:02, 30 November 14
I registered here just to express my interest in this.
+1 one for me, please.
+1 ;)
+2, one for me and one for a friend
 
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: Bastian on 16:58, 30 November 14
Hi,

I just read about your Project and registered here!
Hi guys. Great to be here :)

+1 for me please :)

Thanks!
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: Gryzor on 19:07, 30 November 14
Hey, @Bastian (http://www.cpcwiki.eu/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=1232) , where did you read about it?
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: JogCon_D-Lite on 20:43, 30 November 14
Hey, @Bastian (http://www.cpcwiki.eu/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=1232) , where did you read about it?



The german newbies ( including me ) might have read about this here:
http://circuit-board.de/forum/index.php/Thread/15421-Amstrad-GX4000-Flash-Cart/?pageNo=1 (http://circuit-board.de/forum/index.php/Thread/15421-Amstrad-GX4000-Flash-Cart/?pageNo=1)




Are there any plans in how to manage the orders and shipping? Will we be contacted by email or PM?
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: gerald on 21:03, 30 November 14
Are there any plans in how to manage the orders and shipping? Will we be contacted by email or PM?
I intend to announce (in classifieds section) the availability/price of the cards once I have validated the new PCB, this should be mid January.
I'll then ping the interested  people by PM to arrange shipping and payment.
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: TFM on 22:30, 30 November 14
Something like that  ;)

I'm currently waiting for the PCB, then I'll be able to start the 1st batch that I hopefully expect to ship mid January.


Wonderful! That awesome device will help me a lot to make games for the Plus/GX. As nice as an emulator is, it's still very important imho to test on real hardware.  :)
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: NiNxPe on 18:49, 01 December 14
+1 for me too  ;D
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: Crazy_Borg on 20:08, 01 December 14
I intend to announce (in classifieds section) the availability/price of the cards once I have validated the new PCB, this should be mid January.
...

Has anybody tried to recreate a cartridge shell with a 3D printer?
I'm sure donor cartridge prices are on the rise...

And sticking an unprotected PCB into my 6128+ cartridge port doesn't sound like a great idea.
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: n00b on 20:55, 01 December 14
Quote from: JogCon_D-Lite
I registered here just to express my interest in this.
+1 one for me, please.

Same here...  :D
+1 for me, please
 
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: CraigsBar on 22:46, 01 December 14
Same here...  :D
+1 for me, please


welcome n00b


Gerald seems ot have developed a cunning plan to get more members at least  ;)
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: dthrone on 23:54, 01 December 14
Will these only be available on a run-by-run basis or will a quantity be held in stock?
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: Bryce on 23:59, 01 December 14
Will these only be available on a run-by-run basis or will a quantity be held in stock?

The CPC scene is relatively small. Batches are "safer" than holding stock like in other scenes.

Bryce.
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: JogCon_D-Lite on 00:04, 02 December 14
Me again.  ;D
I would like to increase my order by one cartridge.
So 2 in total for me, please.
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: dthrone on 00:06, 02 December 14
If it's now or never, then +1 please!  :)
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: CraigsBar on 01:12, 02 December 14
Me again.  ;D
I would like to increase my order by one cartridge.
So 2 in total for me, please.
So glad I am not the only one doubling up  :D
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: Dinorast on 11:55, 02 December 14
cool project, for me one as well, please !!!
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: Munchausen on 12:41, 02 December 14
Hi Gerald,
this looks a great piece of kit, very impressive! I'd like to also add my name to the list. Thanks!
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: Tom Phobos on 16:55, 02 December 14
I would also take 1 cart please :)
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: Ast on 19:30, 02 December 14
More than 100 cartridges sold soon.....  :P
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: TFM on 20:32, 02 December 14
Dear "Guests", get an account here, else nobody can contact you!
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: Ast on 20:58, 02 December 14
I intend to announce (in classifieds section) the availability/price of the cards once I have validated the new PCB, this should be mid January.
I'll then ping the interested  people by PM to arrange shipping and payment.
I'm now waiting for your PM.
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: Piotr on 15:35, 06 December 14
One for me please ;) Damn, i spend 2 days for build my own and later i see here is ready ;) Uff i need to read more CPC Wiki ;)

My prototype ;)
amstrad gx4000 and 464,6128 plus cartridge, all in one,prototype test - YouTube (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tXVlBSK5D00&list=UUq0qTOm1ux2WOhEDPbe0Ofg)
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: Juri on 16:26, 06 December 14
Great project!
Please +1 for me
thanks!
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: yurif74 on 16:36, 06 December 14
Hello i'm Juri please +1 cart for me too
thanks
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: Gryzor on 18:02, 06 December 14
Juri, please,create an account... Hard to take guest requests seriously, isn't it?
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: gerald on 18:12, 06 December 14
Juri, please,create an account... Hard to take guest requests seriously, isn't it?
No account, no ping when cart are available  ::)
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: Gryzor on 18:13, 06 December 14
Eh, yes, plus, how would you communicate with them? Know if they're serious?
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: yurif74 on 22:06, 06 December 14
Hello i'm Juri i created an account (yurif74) made same request after the 'guest' one. For admins you can remove the post from 'Juri' thanks

 :D
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: TotO on 22:50, 06 December 14
How to do if the account name is Guest ?  :-\  (ok, I return on the moon)
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: Tom Phobos on 01:14, 07 December 14
OK, i just created an account, Hello to everyone :)


As i wrote as a guest i'm also interested in a cart, my 6128plus needs some more food ;)
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: mattl on 11:06, 07 December 14
Interested!


Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: Scorp.ius on 14:35, 07 December 14
Hiho!
Already wrote as a guest, but now I registered and:

I WANT ONE OF THESE, PLEASE!!!  ;)


edit: reported the guest posting, so it can be deleted - just to keep this clean  ;D
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: Mmm on 21:42, 07 December 14
Please reserve one cart for me if possible

Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: A.Steiner on 23:23, 07 December 14
Very interested! One for me please!!! Thanks....
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: agoria_555 on 02:30, 08 December 14
Great Scott ! That s interesting, i'd like one too
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: kawickboy on 14:27, 08 December 14
+1 for me please.

it's not only useful for games: amsdos with or without burnin rubber, parados... on the same cart.
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: TFM on 19:19, 08 December 14
+1 for me please.

it's not only useful for games: amsdos with or without burnin rubber, parados... on the same cart.


And you can put CP/M Plus and Symbos on it probably. There's a cartridge version for FutureOS - Plus version - as known.  :)

Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: dcdrac on 20:33, 09 December 14

And you can put CP/M Plus and Symbos on it probably. There's a cartridge version for FutureOS - Plus version - as known.  :)

These would be a very nice addition
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: Manu on 22:36, 09 December 14
This is GREAT. I want one if possible :D
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: zeropolis79 on 01:41, 11 December 14
Same here if poss.
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: McKlain on 16:08, 17 December 14
1 cartridge for me too, I just received my GX4000  ;D
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: Ast on 17:16, 17 December 14
Is something ready now? Can we buy now ?
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: McKlain on 17:19, 17 December 14
@gerald (http://www.cpcwiki.eu/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=250) mentioned January as a realease date, I think.
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: Ast on 17:24, 17 December 14
Thanks McKlain...
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: gerald on 18:27, 17 December 14
@gerald (http://www.cpcwiki.eu/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=250) mentioned January as a realease date, I think.
Yes !

And now ..... teasing  :P

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Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: MaV on 18:31, 17 December 14
droooool!
 ;D
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: Gryzor on 18:45, 17 December 14
Niiiice!

It's funny - lately we've seen a surge in hardware project, but from the looks of it we'vealso seen an explosion in interest... Really nice :)
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: McKlain on 20:41, 17 December 14
(http://i1.ytimg.com/vi/Dgosi8Mp41Q/hqdefault.jpg)
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: Bryce on 00:35, 18 December 14
Bring on that hardware pR0n!!! :)

Bryce.

Edit: That button would be difficult to make accessable externally if it's in a case, especially on a Plus. What does it do? Can't it be moved further up the board?
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: CraigsBar on 01:06, 18 December 14
Yes, I still want 2 of these little beauties. A nice pair so to speak.
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: gerald on 08:14, 18 December 14
Bring on that hardware pR0n!!! :)

Bryce.

Edit: That button would be difficult to make accessable externally if it's in a case, especially on a Plus. What does it do? Can't it be moved further up the board?
That buttton is the card reset, only useful for upgrading the microcontroller code. It's located there on purpose  ;) (and also, because that was the only convenient place for layout)
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: Bryce on 10:19, 18 December 14
That buttton is the card reset, only useful for upgrading the microcontroller code. It's located there on purpose  ;) (and also, because that was the only convenient place for layout)

Then it's fine where it is. :)

Bryce.
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: 8bitDave on 02:00, 19 December 14
One for me, please!
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: emuola on 09:16, 20 December 14
I need one. I need one badly :D
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: JogCon_D-Lite on 09:23, 20 December 14
Can't wait for it!
What about Pics from the selection screen (if there is one)?
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: radu14m on 20:05, 20 December 14
I need one. I need one badly :D


im addicted too :)
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: gerald on 22:02, 20 December 14
Can't wait for it!
What about Pics from the selection screen (if there is one)?
No picture yet as it is still work in progress. All functionality is there but need some polishing.
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: talrek on 18:33, 21 December 14
Well one for me of course !!!! don't forget me :D
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: TomsF on 22:56, 21 December 14
Hi again :-)

I could very well be interested in the card :-)
Allready PM you :-)

Regards

Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: Dast87 on 10:26, 24 December 14
Great project!
I would order one too.
 
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: dcdrac on 11:14, 24 December 14
very intereested especailly if it has symbos and future os on it
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: chilli_taff on 14:22, 24 December 14
Might as well make my first post an important one

+1 for me in too :)
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: yurif74 on 09:36, 25 December 14
Well, I need to sort the "when" first.
My biggest issue is manufacturing.
Soldering 0.5mm pitch IC is ok for few pieces, not for a production.

could you sell it as a kit? You include pcb, programmed ic and all components required. So experienced user can have fun too assembling it
 ;D
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: gerald on 10:41, 25 December 14
could you sell it as a kit? You include pcb, programmed ic and all components required. So experienced user can have fun too assembling it
 ;D
I am not sure I will save time making kits:
The most consuming time task is getting the component out of reel and placing them ;) .
Also programming the components without soldering them requires sockets I do no have.

And then I would like to see your soldering license  ;D
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: TFM on 17:05, 05 January 15
very intereested especailly if it has symbos and future os on it


Thanks!  :)  FutureOS actually uses some Plus features in the Plus version, and allows the machine monitor access to the memory mapped groups to play a bit with them. However it will (probably) not really run with the GX4000 alone with 64 KB only.  :)
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: McKlain on 19:44, 05 January 15
Would it be possible to mod a gx4000 and add another 64kb? And would it be of any use?
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: TFM on 20:36, 05 January 15
Would it be possible to mod a gx4000 and add another 64kb? And would it be of any use?


Yes, that can be done. And you can even proceed further and make a kind of 6128 Plus out of it. But for some parts you have to SMD solder at ASIC, that's 0.5 mm. Bryce did that for Craig IIRC. There is an original protocol from The Crainium somewhere which describes who to mod a GX4000 into a 6128 Plus.


Dunno if addition of the 64 KB also needs soldering to the ASIC though.

Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: TotO on 20:53, 05 January 15
Would it be possible to mod a gx4000 and add another 64kb?
Yes!  ;D

And would it be of any use?
No.  :-\
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: TFM on 20:54, 05 January 15
You could use games for the 6128 Plus which need 128 KB. :)  [nb]and FutureOS[/nb]
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: TotO on 21:25, 05 January 15
He said "add 64K RAM", not "and a keyboard, and a floppy drive, and a mouse, and..."  ;D
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: TFM on 22:40, 05 January 15

He said "add 64K RAM", not "and a keyboard, and a floppy drive, and a mouse, and..."  ;D

Sorry, but for most 6128 Plus games you just need a joystick and the GX got two of them  ;D  [nb]and for FutureOS a joystick is enough too.  :P [/nb][/size]
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: Bryce on 23:43, 05 January 15
Adding the RAM on a GX4000 is a simple process, it's the other stuff like Keyboard and FDC that's messy.

Bryce.
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: TotO on 23:55, 05 January 15
Sorry, but for most 6128 Plus games you just need a joystick and the GX got two of them  ;D 
Most off the games will ask you to press 1 for keyboard, 2 for joystick and 3 to play...
So close to the goal, you just cry!  ;D
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: Bryce on 00:28, 06 January 15
That can't be that difficult to modify in Code. Just swap the keycode for (1) Joystick to "P" and you can choose it with the Pause button.

Bryce.
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: TotO on 00:37, 06 January 15
Or simply use the joystick fire button to play with it.
In most case, patch solve all problems if they exist. :)
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: McKlain on 12:28, 06 January 15
All of this would make the GX4000 an awesome (and really portable) platform to play CPC games.
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: TFM on 20:22, 06 January 15
And all you need it 64 KB to put in.  ;)


Now.... can't wait until we can by the new Super Cart.  :)
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: yurif74 on 02:56, 07 January 15
Adding the RAM on a GX4000 is a simple process, it's the other stuff like Keyboard and FDC that's messy.

Bryce.

i could be interested in that hacks, do you know any links to start from?

thanks :)
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: TFM on 18:11, 07 January 15
Look at CPC Power, there should be tons of hacks. Mostly for Plus compatibility though.
But as told to change the keys scanned is something that can be done quick.


Also, there are already a lot of Carts around, which contain 6128 Plus games. I got them a while ago, but have no permission to copy them. The Wiki should have some page with a list of all carts and links, I guess.

Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: TomsF on 22:57, 16 January 15
Hi again :-)

Im very curious to hear if there is anything new about this replacement cartridge ? :-)

Best Regards

Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: gerald on 23:10, 16 January 15
Im very curious to hear if there is anything new about this replacement cartridge ? :-)
I know, mid january is passed, but be patient  :laugh:
On the news front :
   I am still working on the SW : by now, the cart is twice as fast as the original prototype. A 512k cart is now loaded in 2s.
   I've also carts ready for shipping but I am holding them until I am satisfied with the SW.

Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: Bryce on 23:15, 16 January 15
I would definitely prefer a device that came a few months later, than one that hadn't been properly tested and optimised. Take your time Gerald.

Bryce.
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: TFM on 00:10, 17 January 15
I know, mid january is passed, but be patient  :laugh:
On the news front :
   I am still working on the SW : by now, the cart is twice as fast as the original prototype. A 512k cart is now loaded in 2s.
   I've also carts ready for shipping but I am holding them until I am satisfied with the SW.


Great to read! Exciting results :-) Please take as much time as you need.  :)
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: yurif74 on 01:57, 17 January 15
I would definitely prefer a device that came a few months later, than one that hadn't been properly tested and optimised. Take your time Gerald.

Bryce.

completely agree!
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: radu14m on 11:03, 17 January 15
Great News Gerald, take your time :)
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: Ast on 13:19, 17 January 15
Take as much time as you need!
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: Piotr on 16:17, 19 January 15
Exactly, no rush. Anyway i need to buy GX console before prices raising ;)
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: Gryzor on 21:02, 23 January 15
Exactly, no rush. Anyway i need to buy GX console before prices raising ;)


Similar to my thoughts - must get one now that piracy is an option :D
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: McKlain on 21:09, 23 January 15
LOL
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: CraigsBar on 21:13, 23 January 15

Similar to my thoughts - must get one now that piracy is an option :D
I'd settle for a gx4000 emulator for android, especially since I have just ordered a JXD S7800b. :)
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: TFM on 21:17, 23 January 15
How much GX4000 would you have gotten for it? Hope this question is not too indiscreet. But it's a Friday!  :) :) :)
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: CraigsBar on 23:01, 23 January 15
How much GX4000 would you have gotten for it? Hope this question is not too indiscreet. But it's a Friday!  :) :) :)
Well....


About 2 at current E-Bay prices delivered to Ireland. However 2 GX4000 will not emulate a Dreamcast, PSP, N64, Amiga, ST, DOS, DS, GBA, etc..... etc.......


Oh, or run the games from the Android Market Place.
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: robcfg on 23:26, 23 January 15

Similar to my thoughts - must get one now that piracy is an option :D


Well, the nice people from Retrocables bought a lot of the boxed GX4000 (I bought one already  ;D ) and you can order them in their site: http://retrocables.es/tienda/index.php?id_category=165&controller=category&id_lang=1 (http://retrocables.es/tienda/index.php?id_category=165&controller=category&id_lang=1)
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: TFM on 23:59, 23 January 15
About 2 at current E-Bay prices delivered to Ireland. However 2 GX4000 will not emulate a Dreamcast, PSP, N64, Amiga, ST, DOS, DS, GBA, etc..... etc....... Oh, or run the games from the Android Market Place.


Interesting! Well 1 GX4000 with some luck may emulate a CBS colecovision soon though. At least I thought about how to do it last night while I couldn't find sleep.  ;)
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: CraigsBar on 00:02, 24 January 15

Well, the nice people from Retrocables bought a lot of the boxed GX4000 (I bought one already  ;D ) and you can order them in their site: http://retrocables.es/tienda/index.php?id_category=165&controller=category&id_lang=1 (http://retrocables.es/tienda/index.php?id_category=165&controller=category&id_lang=1)
and with 3 plus machines (464 with upgrades and 2 6128s) do I need another gx/plus device in the house. But a portable pang device will be awesome.
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: seanb on 14:30, 24 January 15
and with 3 plus machines (464 with upgrades and 2 6128s) do I need another gx/plus device in the house. But a portable pang device will be awesome.

How about a hand held gx4000 mod.
I like how that sounds
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: McKlain on 12:12, 25 January 15

Interesting! Well 1 GX4000 with some luck may emulate a CBS colecovision soon though. At least I thought about how to do it last night while I couldn't find sleep.  ;)


That's almost like emulating an MSX.
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: TotO on 15:01, 25 January 15
1 GX4000 with some luck may emulate a CBS colecovision soon though. At least I thought about how to do it last night while I couldn't find sleep.  ;)
Sadly, the Colecovision VDP is more powerfull than a CPC for games, so it will be not possible to emulate it properly.  ;D

Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: TFM on 18:09, 26 January 15
I wouldn't say more powerful. But definitely different. However I intend to take a 6128 Plus anyway. But that's all future music, because I have to finish up Giana first.  :)


EDIT: Any new on the project? Sorry for being impatient.
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: Seob on 13:09, 28 February 15
Hi,
Just signed up to this forum since i'm intrested in the cartridge, depening on the final price.
I bought a gx4000 a few years ago and it's a cool looking console. But since i only have one game for it, it doesn't get a lot of play time.
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: zeropolis79 on 23:16, 01 March 15
Same here - only have Burning Rubber..

but I also need a power lead.
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: Ast on 14:00, 02 March 15
@gerald (http://www.cpcwiki.eu/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=250) : is your card ready now?
Can we buy it?
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: dthrone on 14:49, 02 March 15
I've recently purchased a GX4000 in preparation  :)
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: gerald on 23:29, 02 March 15
EDIT: Any new on the project? Sorry for being impatient.
I've just seen your edited post  :-[

Here is a WIP screenshot of the cardridge selector, which is near its final version
[attachimg=1]

I still need to do some tests on a non-visible part of the uC code, namely functions that will allow code on the CPC to access the sD filesystem (fopen/fread/fclose equivalent). These will be read only at relase, but later update may give write access.
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: TFM on 23:32, 02 March 15
WoW! That's awesome! More than I ever thought to be possible! Kudos!  :) :) :) :) :) :) :)
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: Bryce on 00:44, 03 March 15
It uses cpr files?? Wouldn't pure bin be easier, or will it do both?

Bryce.
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: Ast on 01:36, 03 March 15
Cpr and bin work both !  ;D
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: arnoldemu on 11:08, 03 March 15
I've just seen your edited post  :-[

Here is a WIP screenshot of the cardridge selector, which is near its final version
[attachimg=1]

I still need to do some tests on a non-visible part of the uC code, namely functions that will allow code on the CPC to access the sD filesystem (fopen/fread/fclose equivalent). These will be read only at relase, but later update may give write access.

LIKE!!!!!
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: gerald on 11:56, 03 March 15
It uses cpr files?? Wouldn't pure bin be easier, or will it do both?
It can use both. But with cpr you are sure it is a cartridge  ;)
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: TFM on 21:32, 03 March 15
The greatest thing about this project is that we now REALLY can start do develop for Plus Cartridges. No offense against the great Plus emulators out there, but the real machine is the real thing.  :)
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: dcdrac on 23:49, 03 March 15
wow so looking forward to this
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: arnoldemu on 11:08, 04 March 15
The greatest thing about this project is that we now REALLY can start do develop for Plus Cartridges. No offense against the great Plus emulators out there, but the real machine is the real thing.  :)

*start* developing? I think you mean that this project is perfect for showing off a completed game that is already in development?
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: XyphoesRe on 13:28, 04 March 15
Are there GX4000 Cartridge Cases planned yet? As my company is doing some plastic molding projects in greece later this year i can try to check out what the molds will cost and to make some cartridge cases for teh GX4000 and CPCplus wich are a bit longer (about 10mm) so more additional hardware can be build into the case.

Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: skywalky on 17:16, 04 March 15
I want one of this. Awesome!!!
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: TFM on 19:06, 04 March 15
*start* developing? I think you mean that this project is perfect for showing off a completed game that is already in development?


For some games you're right. Maybe even most. But even if the emulation of the CPC is pretty perfect in this days; the emulation of the Plus lacks a lot of fine tuning. I talk about all the Memory Mapped stuff. Emulators in some regard act quite different than the real machine.


So... I just don't want to burn an EPROM each time I want to test it on the real machine.  ;)
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: TFM on 19:09, 04 March 15
Are there GX4000 Cartridge Cases planned yet? As my company is doing some plastic molding projects in greece later this year i can try to check out what the molds will cost and to make some cartridge cases for teh GX4000 and CPCplus wich are a bit longer (about 10mm) so more additional hardware can be build into the case.


Well quite a while ago I talked about Cartridge molding with BluesBrothers... sadly they are not made up to now. What I would need is 100 Cartridges (regular size). If this helps you to reduce pricing, just let me know.  :)  Or PM me if you like.  :)
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: The Last Bandit on 19:59, 04 March 15
Molded case would be nice but the tooling will cost a fortune. Rough estimate on a chinese site suggest the tooling cost alone is over $2K that's assuming a single mold is required i.e. symmetrical parts (which they're probably not).


3D printed parts may be more cost effective if a bit uglier..
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: TFM on 20:16, 04 March 15
If they are stable enough, than that's fine. For Cart's in general and for Geralds Super-Cart here.


So does Geralds Cart fit in a regular Cart shell? If I read the posts here then yes.... We could get quite a good number together so the single unit can get cheaper.



Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: gerald on 20:38, 04 March 15
So does Geralds Cart fit in a regular Cart shell? If I read the posts here then yes....
It fits in a regular Cart shell, and this was the number 1 on the specification list !
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: andycadley on 21:18, 04 March 15
I still need to do some tests on a non-visible part of the uC code, namely functions that will allow code on the CPC to access the sD filesystem (fopen/fread/fclose equivalent). These will be read only at relase, but later update may give write access.
Looks good. Does the ability to write to the cartridge place any limitations on how you can write code? Specifically is there anything which should be avoided to prevent accidentally triggering this?
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: gerald on 21:59, 04 March 15
Looks good. Does the ability to write to the cartridge place any limitations on how you can write code? Specifically is there anything which should be avoided to prevent accidentally triggering this?
Write access will be through command send to the uC. Command requires a specific sequence of read to different banks.
As such, it will be unlikely that a valid write command with proper parameters can be issued by accident.
But if your code has support for these commands, there is no way to prevent a crashed code to accidentally write to the card.
The only solution would be to have a write protection option associated with the cartridge.
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: TFM on 22:41, 04 March 15
Oh, well, guess we can take the risk. I mean... the hardware can't be destructed by the software, in the worst case just kind of getting formatted. So back to the PC and put your backup back in place.  ;) :laugh: :)
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: andycadley on 20:42, 05 March 15
Write access will be through command send to the uC. Command requires a specific sequence of read to different banks.
As such, it will be unlikely that a valid write command with proper parameters can be issued by accident.
But if your code has support for these commands, there is no way to prevent a crashed code to accidentally write to the card.
The only solution would be to have a write protection option associated with the cartridge.
That's fair enough and the kind of thing we can undoubtedly avoid.
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: Guy0me on 12:44, 13 March 15
Wow this is great !  :D If it works one day, it's a hell of a project ! I pay you to have one of this !
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: Shining on 16:21, 13 March 15
So writing savegame or writing highscore to cartridge should be makable, am I right ?


Another thing I've had in mind:
As I understood the internals of the CPC right, the GateArray slows the Z80 down coz of its own ram-access. So when a game runs partly in ROM (like cartridge) it could get a little speedup for complex calculations.




Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: McKlain on 16:38, 13 March 15
Can you run code and load data from rom without copying it to ram first?
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: gerald on 16:46, 13 March 15
So writing savegame or writing highscore to cartridge should be makable, am I right ?
Yes, that the target of the write support, but the initial release will be read only.

Another thing I've had in mind:
As I understood the internals of the CPC right, the GateArray slows the Z80 down coz of its own ram-access. So when a game runs partly in ROM (like cartridge) it could get a little speedup for complex calculations.
Sadly not, ROM/RAM all share the same bus constraint.
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: gerald on 16:48, 13 March 15
Can you run code and load data from rom without copying it to ram first?
I am not sure i get your question. Which code / rom /ram are we talking about  ???
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: McKlain on 16:56, 13 March 15
Bear with me, as my technical knowledge is limited  ;D


What I mean is if a cartridge behaves just like another storage medium (tape, disc) in wich you have to load a program to ram to run it or you can just run your code (or access other data) from the cartridge as if it were in ram already.
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: gerald on 17:34, 13 March 15
Bear with me, as my technical knowledge is limited  ;D


What I mean is if a cartridge behaves just like another storage medium (tape, disc) in wich you have to load a program to ram to run it or you can just run your code (or access other data) from the cartridge as if it were in ram already.
The main purpose of the cardrige is to replace the ROM. Using it as replacement for a tape/disc, while doable may not be the easy or practical.

Let explain why :
The cartridge is seen by the CPC as a ROM, and only a ROM (read only).
Communication with the microcontroller is done using a sequence of read to ROM area that pass a command, which is then executed by the microcontroller.
On its side, the microcontroler only see the RAM that emulate the ROM on the CPC. That mean that all answer from the microcontroler has to go in this ROM. And while the microcontroler has control over the RAM, the CPC cannot read anymore from the ROM.

So, to read a file, the CPC has to order the microcontroler to read that file, wait for completion, then move it to the RAM to mimic a tape/disk load. Slow, but acceptable.

To write, the cpc will have to send a command and then provide the data using the same mechanism which is really slower.

In any case, a X-MASS or symbiface would perform better from a throughput point of view. But being able to save on a GX4000 is nice ;)


Now, nothing prevent you to load a piece of code/data in rom and use it from there. In fact, this is the main goal of the file access commands.
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: TFM on 19:13, 13 March 15
Great thing is: We can SAVE high-scores that way too.  ;)
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: seanb on 03:18, 14 March 15
That depends on If I can actually make it onto the high scores table.
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: TFM on 20:51, 14 March 15
You will  ;)
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: Apollo on 08:07, 16 March 15
Aaah, really looking forward to this one! Finally some catridge to code for the plus  ;D
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: gerald on 22:36, 16 March 15
Everything has to come to an end.

And I have no reason to make you wait any further  :D

So, I am about to make the cartridge emulator available to people that showed their interest in this thread. I will contact them by PM in 1st come / 1st served order.
The kit (http://www.cpcwiki.eu/imgs/c/c1/C4CPC_Kit.jpg) (cartridge + uSD + SD adapter) will cost 60 euros + shipping (1.55 for france, 4.7 for europe).

You will find more details on the page dedicated to C4CPC (http://www.cpcwiki.eu/index.php/C4CPC)
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: Munchausen on 22:53, 16 March 15
Wow, we really are spoiled with CPC hardware these days!
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: Gryzor on 22:54, 16 March 15
Yes! Yes!!!


I really wanna put my hands on one :)
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: Phantomz on 23:02, 16 March 15
I'd love one of these please if there is one available down the list.  :)
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: NeoRame on 23:36, 16 March 15
i hope i will not came to late, i saw that awesome post very late... quickly registered... and here i am  :laugh:

i would take one of this cool kit if its possible ;D

kind regards
NeoRame
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: Shining on 23:56, 16 March 15
So after all the others, please also one for me...
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: phi2x on 00:16, 17 March 15
Hi Gerald,

I predict a CPC+ creative renaissance when that neat hardware reach the hands of the community.

I'll take one kit too.

Regards
phi2x

Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: Guy0me on 00:31, 17 March 15
I will take one too if you still have some kits.  :-X
I hope the C4CPC can restore pride to 6128+ and becomes the CPC who was expected by everyone!
 
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: yurif74 on 07:34, 17 March 15
So, I am about to make the cartridge emulator available to people that showed their interest in this thread. I will contact them by PM in 1st come / 1st served order.
The kit (http://www.cpcwiki.eu/imgs/c/c1/C4CPC_Kit.jpg) (cartridge + uSD + SD adapter) will cost 60 euros + shipping (1.55 for france, 4.7 for europe).

You will find more details on the page dedicated to C4CPC (http://www.cpcwiki.eu/index.php/C4CPC)

that's a great news!

already declared interest, money ready, awaiting my pm  ;D

Juri
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: McKlain on 09:37, 17 March 15
Now I need an spare cartridge case  ;D
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: Knight on 11:21, 17 March 15
I would like to get one.
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: Guy0me on 12:03, 17 March 15
Now I need an spare cartridge case  ;D
By the way does the C4CPC enter into a standard case ? Maybe we can find a special case for those cards..
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: gerald on 12:19, 17 March 15
By the way does the C4CPC enter into a standard case ? Maybe we can find a special case for those cards..
CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more (http://www.cpcwiki.eu/forum/amstrad-cpc-hardware/cpc-plus-cartridge-replacement-one-more/msg94724/#msg94724)  ;)
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: dragon on 16:49, 17 March 15
Now I need an spare cartridge case  ;D

Really the problem not is found a spare case, is made a hole for the usb,sd card an switch in  the case, at least for me :S.
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: TFM on 20:54, 17 March 15
@gerald (http://www.cpcwiki.eu/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=250) : Let me ask you two questions please:

- Is it possible to get VaraDOS instead of ParaDOS for the system cart. (slot 0)? Reason: It can read Vortex format (which is kind of standard in Germany).
It can be found here:
VaraDOS - CPCWiki (http://cpcwiki.eu/index.php/VaraDOS)

- Do you intend to release the source of the Cart-Manager software or provide information how it works?

You did an awesome job and got forward very quick!!! That's one of the most fascinating projects for CPC / Plus ever.  :)
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: gerald on 21:12, 17 March 15
- Is it possible to get VaraDOS instead of ParaDOS for the system cart. (slot 0)? Reason: It can read Vortex format (which is kind of standard in Germany).
And now in cartridge (quick and dirty, Burnin Rubber code still there  ::) )

- Do you intend to release the source of the Cart-Manager software or provide information how it works?
I will 1st document the API and example code, so any developper can use the cart added function. I may publish the CprSelect code later.
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: TFM on 21:15, 17 March 15
Great!!!  :)
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: gerald on 21:17, 17 March 15
Really the problem not is found a spare case, is made a hole for the usb,sd card an switch in  the case, at least for me :S.
I would wait before sacrifying a case. If you use it in a 6128/464 the cart is quite protected.
Maybe someone will find the magic solution for make some new cases.
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: Phantomz on 21:31, 17 March 15
I would wait before sacrifying a case. If you use it in a 6128/464 the cart is quite protected.
Maybe someone will find the magic solution for make some new cases.

That's good to know, if I'm lucky enough to buy one of these cartridge replacements for my 6128 plus, I think I'll pretty much leave it in there if I can use parados on it etc.  :)
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: dragon on 22:36, 17 March 15
I would wait before sacrifying a case. If you use it in a 6128/464 the cart is quite protected.
Maybe someone will find the magic solution for make some new cases.

Really i have a 6128+ and gx4000 :D .

One question you expect made more batches in the future  or only this?. (I ask because a posibility of buy a second cartridge more later).

Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: gerald on 23:20, 17 March 15
Really i have a 6128+ and gx4000 :D .

One question you expect made more batches in the future  or only this?. (I ask because a posibility of buy a second cartridge more later).
I did not yet fix a limit on the number of produced card, so there is a good chance that you could get one later ;)
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: McKlain on 00:22, 18 March 15
I have a GX4000 and I think that I'll need a case for the cartridge  :laugh:
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: Guy0me on 02:25, 18 March 15
I would wait before sacrifying a case. If you use it in a 6128/464 the cart is quite protected.
Maybe someone will find the magic solution for make some new cases.
Yes maybe someone have a 3D Printer !  ;D
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: arnoldemu on 11:16, 18 March 15
I think a normal case can be modified quite easily using a craft knife.
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: wmsteele on 16:56, 18 March 15
Fantastic news, well done indeed  :D
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: TFM on 17:06, 18 March 15
I think a normal case can be modified quite easily using a craft knife.


Do you mean to cannibalize an old one. Or do you know where to buy such a normal case? That would be very interesting.  :)
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: Guy0me on 22:52, 19 March 15
Ready  :D
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: Bryce on 23:17, 19 March 15
Not bad. How long did you need to print them?

Bryce.
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: CraigsBar on 23:21, 19 March 15
Not bad. How long did you need to print them?

Bryce.
that looks like a opened original rather than a printed one.
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: Bryce on 00:11, 20 March 15
that looks like a opened original rather than a printed one.

Of course it is! You can even see the screwdriver scratches on the side. I'll make "Scarcasm" flag on future posts :)

Bryce.
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: Guy0me on 00:26, 20 March 15
I print it with my fake 3D printer in a second  :P
Yes of course its an original case , it come from a Crazy Cars 2 but the game don't even working.. the PCB is dead  ;D
Can't wait to have the C4CPC !  8)
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: Shining on 10:13, 20 March 15
I don't have a spare case and also do not know where there have to be holes etc. for the cartridge replacement but with this info and a case I could ask my wifes cousin who owns a plastic producing company.


One question to gerald: Do you think, it'll be possible to produce a cheaper solution without the ability to flash ? (Only PCB, ACID and EEPROM ). That would be a great solution for releasing games...
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: arnoldemu on 11:36, 20 March 15

Do you mean to cannibalize an old one. Or do you know where to buy such a normal case? That would be very interesting.  :)
Cannibalize an old one.

I had one spare. I know it's possible.
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: gerald on 12:52, 20 March 15
I don't have a spare case and also do not know where there have to be holes etc. for the cartridge replacement but with this info and a case I could ask my wifes cousin who owns a plastic producing company.
That would be great !

One question to gerald: Do you think, it'll be possible to produce a cheaper solution without the ability to flash ? (Only PCB, ACID and EEPROM ). That would be a great solution for releasing games...
Sure, a modern equivalent of the original cart is possible. I have a schematic and layout ready, but I never made one as I have a C4CPC  ;D .
Regarding cost, I never really looked at it. I's made of a xilinx xc9536xl (3.3v), a regulator, a socket for the eprom/flash and few condensator/resistor for the links
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: XorA on 14:56, 20 March 15
Interested in getting one of these if the list is still open.


G
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: Ast on 15:29, 20 March 15
I'm just waiting for mine  :P
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: dragon on 16:50, 20 March 15
I  more more far in the list :)
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: TFM on 16:54, 20 March 15
Cannibalize an old one.

I had one spare. I know it's possible.


Pity! I though you may have found a plastic case which could fit. I mean ... somewhere over the world there must be one!  :o
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: Kris on 16:56, 20 March 15
We will eventually find a 3D printing solution.....I hope at least :)
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: TFM on 16:59, 20 March 15
I don't have a spare case and also do not know where there have to be holes etc. for the cartridge replacement but with this info and a case I could ask my wifes cousin who owns a plastic producing company.


Please do so. And to make it cheaper for all of us: I would like to buy 100 Cartridge cases. Yes, I really need them, because I got 100 Cart-PCB's with 100 ACID's already.
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: Shining on 17:05, 20 March 15
Problem will be that an, let it name standard case, should be different than one for the replacement-solution where you have to reach the connectors and switches....


So if someone can borrow me an already opened card and a pcb (can be defective ), I can quote a price request.
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: Bryce on 17:05, 20 March 15
For 100 Cartridge cases 3D printing isn't a viable option. The cost and production time would be ridiculous. At those quantities a soft mold is the sensible choice.

Bryce.
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: TFM on 18:47, 20 March 15
For 100 Cartridge cases 3D printing isn't a viable option. The cost and production time would be ridiculous. At those quantities a soft mold is the sensible choice.

Bryce.


Ok, so who can do that for us?


I'm trying to find help with this since over 2 years, but all I see is.... nothing!  :(
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: radu14m on 20:35, 20 March 15
what do you need 100 Cart-PCB's with 100 ACID's for ? ;)
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: TFM on 20:38, 20 March 15
what do you need 100 Cart-PCB's with 100 ACID's for ? ;)


For 100 Cartridges with 512 KB ROM containing a game.  ;)
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: dragon on 22:13, 20 March 15
I observed the pcb fits well in the game boy external case :D, maybe a zeal and...


Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: Bryce on 22:29, 20 March 15
I observed the pcb fits well in the game boy external case :D , maybe a zeal and...

Which external case?? The case the GB cartridges come in?

Bryce.
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: dragon on 23:08, 20 March 15
Yes the motherboard fits in the case not exactly because the case are a litte more wide and along and a little less high.. with the eerpom+dip 32 it not close same as original cartridge. And the case fits in the cpc slot.

I not tried it without eeprom+dip eeprom but i think it close.

Maybe can work or not anyway yo need make a hole to the cpc cartridge secure pin, i not sure if it is posible. And you need a litte filling so the pcb do not go to the sides.

Im not  a case expert i was boring and I try my eeprom cart pcb in the gb boy case cart playing XDDDDDD.

We needed a second opinion lol.

(http://crackedrabbitgaming.com/pics/game-boy-case-mod/game-boy-01.jpg)
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: Ast on 23:22, 20 March 15

For 100 Cartridges with 512 KB ROM containing a game.  ;)


Do you have made a new Cpc Plus game TFM?
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: Bryce on 23:36, 20 March 15
I've got a few of these cases, guess what I'll be trying out tomorrow :)

Bryce.
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: TFM on 23:49, 20 March 15

Do you have made a new Cpc Plus game TFM?


Well, until I soldered all these ACID's in, with some luck I will. If you need couple Carts for your games, just let me know.
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: o0nosferatu0o on 03:33, 21 March 15
I would like to express my interest in buying one of these carts, for my 6128 Plus and GX4000.
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: Bryce on 11:46, 21 March 15
Here's a quick photo comparison of the GB Cart case against the Plus Cartridge. They are very close. The length is a bit longer, but this dimension doesn't matter anyway. The width which is critical is almost identical, but the height is quite a difference. This probably makes it a no-go. SMD components will fit inside no problem, but the case can move around in the slot, which would make a very unreliable connection.

Bryce.


Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: arnoldemu on 13:07, 21 March 15

Pity! I though you may have found a plastic case which could fit. I mean ... somewhere over the world there must be one!  :o
I have looked many times the problem is the height/thickness of the box.
Many times it is too thick.

I have found boxes where the  width and amount it sticks out are fine, but then they are too thick.

The case I modified is from a broken cart, so it was ok for me to do this. I will post pictures soon.
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: Bryce on 14:56, 21 March 15
I have looked many times the problem is the height/thickness of the box.
Many times it is too thick.

I have found boxes where the  width and amount it sticks out are fine, but then they are too thick.

The case I modified is from a broken cart, so it was ok for me to do this. I will post pictures soon.

If the height is the only issue (ie: too high) it might be possible to file it down if it's made in two parts.

Bryce.
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: arnoldemu on 17:51, 21 March 15
If the height is the only issue (ie: too high) it might be possible to file it down if it's made in two parts.

Bryce.
One box was transparent but a bit too flexible. I didn't try modifying it.
I was looking for something that would require very little modification because I know that I'm not always neat when I modify stuff.

Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: arnoldemu on 18:00, 21 March 15
Pics
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
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Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: Ast on 19:03, 21 March 15
So your only solution was to break an old cartridge.....
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: arnoldemu on 19:49, 21 March 15
So your only solution was to break an old cartridge.....
At this time yes, but I didn't break a working one. This case came from a cartridge that was broken. I would not break a working cart.

I am still looking for suitable cases.
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: Bryce on 21:25, 21 March 15
I've an old cartridge case (was originally Burning Rubber), which was broken. I removed the label and cleaned it up today and it's waiting patiently for my Plus cartridge to arrive :)

I'll post pictures when it's finished too.

Bryce.
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: Phantomz on 18:16, 22 March 15
I already said on page 17 " I'd love one of these please if there is one available down the list.  :) " but I've been thinking....

I might get myself a gx4000 and a two of these carts if there is a way to make original games run on it.

I know Xyphoe on youtube showed that he has carts made for Chase HQ, Lemmings, and Fluff.

I know games that require a keyboard would be a problem, but it would be cool to load some of the great original games on the gx4000.

I'd Love Chase HQ like Xyphoes got and also other great titles like Robocop, operation wolf, gauntlets etc, would also love to be able to play Feud on it as it's one of my favourite games :)

Is it hard to convert original disk games to cpr files or are there any tools available?
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: Gryzor on 18:21, 22 March 15
Ok, WANTED: broken CPC cartridge :)
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: Deeko on 20:47, 22 March 15
Everything has to come to an end.

And I have no reason to make you wait any further  :D

So, I am about to make the cartridge emulator available to people that showed their interest in this thread. I will contact them by PM in 1st come / 1st served order.
The kit (http://www.cpcwiki.eu/imgs/c/c1/C4CPC_Kit.jpg) (cartridge + uSD + SD adapter) will cost 60 euros + shipping (1.55 for france, 4.7 for europe).

You will find more details on the page dedicated to C4CPC (http://www.cpcwiki.eu/index.php/C4CPC)

Hi gerald,

Looking to add my name if the list is still open.


Thanks,


Derek
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: gerald on 21:16, 22 March 15
Looking to add my name if the list is still open.
Added to the list
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: Munchausen on 21:29, 22 March 15
I might get myself a gx4000 and a two of these carts if there is a way to make original games run on it.

I know Xyphoe on youtube showed that he has carts made for Chase HQ, Lemmings, and Fluff.

I know games that require a keyboard would be a problem, but it would be cool to load some of the great original games on the gx4000.

Is it hard to convert original disk games to cpr files or are there any tools available?

There's a thread stickied in the Games sub forum :D

Converting a game to ROM - and LOTS of ROM files inside! (http://www.cpcwiki.eu/forum/games/how-to-convert-a-dsk-image-to-rom/)
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: Phantomz on 21:36, 22 March 15
There's a thread stickied in the Games sub forum :D

Converting a game to ROM - and LOTS of ROM files inside! (http://www.cpcwiki.eu/forum/games/how-to-convert-a-dsk-image-to-rom/)

I did notice that  :D

I'll have to have a read, thought that was from disk to rom, so how do you do rom to cpr or bin, so can load as a cart in a emulator like winape or for CPC Plus cartridge replacement ? ???
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: Munchausen on 23:34, 22 March 15
Good point!  :o

I think the cart essentially acts as a ROM once the ACID magic has happened (though at different ROM numbers to normal), so if you can convert a game to rom (.BIN) you are basically done. I might be wrong on this though.

The other issue is that you may want to map keys to the joystick, this is more complex though (some disassembly involved...)

I think @arnoldemu (http://www.cpcwiki.eu/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=122) has done some conversions to cart, as have several others around here, so they should be able to help. Perhaps a new topic is best (I didn't check if there are any old ones, I know it has been mentioned on here before though).
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: TFM on 04:34, 23 March 15
Ok, WANTED: broken CPC cartridge :)


Well, that could be done! But maybe I got you wrong here.  ;)
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: TFM on 04:40, 23 March 15
Fun at the side for a moment... seriously... reading the recent posts, there seem to be a lot of broken Cartridges out there (guess I got one too). Why is that? Is it the EPROM failing or the ACID?
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: gerald on 10:41, 23 March 15
Fun at the side for a moment... seriously... reading the recent posts, there seem to be a lot of broken Cartridges out there (guess I got one too). Why is that? Is it the EPROM failing or the ACID?
Case ?  :laugh:
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: gerald on 10:55, 23 March 15
Hi All,

Thanks to all of those showed interest in the card, I've reach the maximum card I can deliver from the current batch.
 That mean that can not accept more order for the cartridge from this point, but you can still express interest in it.
 People that showed interest in the cart on this thread or by PM before today are on the waiting list and will be served for the quantity they expressed.
 
 Note that since Euro/Dollar parity has gone wild since I ordered the previous batch components,  and the reduced number of ordered component for new batch, the price may rise about 20/30 %.

Gerald
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: The Last Bandit on 11:04, 23 March 15
What is the current price  ?
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: gerald on 11:28, 23 March 15
What is the current price  ?
Detail there : CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more (http://www.cpcwiki.eu/forum/amstrad-cpc-hardware/cpc-plus-cartridge-replacement-one-more/msg95534/#msg95534)
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: The Last Bandit on 11:34, 23 March 15
Thanks, can you add me to the list for the next batch please ?
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: McKlain on 12:10, 23 March 15
I guess I'm on the list already  ;D
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: skywalky on 12:21, 23 March 15
I also should be on the list  8)
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: dragon on 12:52, 23 March 15
Quote from: gerald link=topic=9856.transformación msg95951 date=1427100078
Case ?  :laugh:


Nop, failed canibalize cartridge to transform it  in eeprom with socket or other game.


Solder destroy a acid or a track...
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: Bryce on 13:22, 23 March 15
I've only ever encountered one broken ACID and I suspect it was damaged when the user tried to remove the EPROM and fried it. Otherwise I've only seen cartridges with damaged EPROMs.

Bryce.
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: Shining on 14:33, 23 March 15
As mentioned before. If someone can borrow me a PCB and an already opened case I can request a quotation for a cartridge...
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: arnoldemu on 15:34, 23 March 15
Good point!  :o

I think the cart essentially acts as a ROM once the ACID magic has happened (though at different ROM numbers to normal), so if you can convert a game to rom (.BIN) you are basically done. I might be wrong on this though.

The other issue is that you may want to map keys to the joystick, this is more complex though (some disassembly involved...)

I think @arnoldemu (http://www.cpcwiki.eu/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=122) has done some conversions to cart, as have several others around here, so they should be able to help. Perhaps a new topic is best (I didn't check if there are any old ones, I know it has been mentioned on here before though).

Yes I have put ROMs onto cart.

I have also modified other games to run from cart.

The main problem is that many games can't be started with joystick.

So you can convert them and then you can't control them.

So it's not as simple as just converting them over.

Plus others don't just want a direct conversion, often they want some use of plus features (e.g. a nice title screen using plus features, colour fading etc).



Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: ArcadeTV on 15:41, 23 March 15
As mentioned before. If someone can borrow me a PCB and an already opened case I can request a quotation for a cartridge...

Can you use this?
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: Bryce on 15:45, 23 March 15
Someone has already done a complete CAD model as far as I can remember.


Bryce.
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: Shining on 17:20, 23 March 15
Someone has already done a complete CAD model as far as I can remember.


Bryce.


That would be great !
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: dragon on 17:34, 23 March 15
But if you made a case for the cartridge flash made the holes in factory :D if not it not makes sense.
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: Bryce on 17:44, 23 March 15
Internal break-points could be included in the mold, so that the holes can be snapped out if required.

Bryce.
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: gerald on 18:39, 23 March 15

That would be great !
I did that a while go.
Existing games => Cartridges (http://www.cpcwiki.eu/forum/games/existing-games-gt-cartridges/msg63397/#msg63397)
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: Phantomz on 19:43, 23 March 15
Yes I have put ROMs onto cart.

I have also modified other games to run from cart.

The main problem is that many games can't be started with joystick.

So you can convert them and then you can't control them.

So it's not as simple as just converting them over.

Plus others don't just want a direct conversion, often they want some use of plus features (e.g. a nice title screen using plus features, colour fading etc).

I guess it's bad news for the gx4000 then  :( , no point converting them if you can't control them.

I understand what you are saying about others don't want direct conversions and others want plus features, but that's before this amazing bit of kit from Gerald  8) :) came out.

If its not to hard to do a basic conversion, wouldn't it be cool to convert them games from disk to cpr so we can use with this fantastic new cart, even if its all the cool stuff that people like, like chase hq, Robocop, gryzor, target renegade etc.

I think it would be cool to have all the top games ready to go from the cart already in your machine (plus) , I've found cpr versions of Robocop, Operation Wolf, and Ghouls'n Ghost etc on here, I believe these maybe made by yourself  :) I love how they are trained versions too.  8)
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: Phantomz on 19:46, 23 March 15
I guess it's bad news for the gx4000 then  :( , no point converting them if you can't control them.

I understand what you are saying about others don't want direct conversions and others want plus features, but that's before this amazing bit of kit from Gerald  8) :) came out.

If its not to hard to do a basic conversion, wouldn't it be cool to convert them games from disk to cpr so we can use with this fantastic new cart, even if its all the cool stuff that people like, like chase hq, Robocop, gryzor, target renegade etc.

I think it would be cool to have all the top games ready to go from the cart already in your machine (plus) , I've found cpr versions of Robocop, Operation Wolf, and Ghouls'n Ghost etc on here, I believe these maybe made by yourself  :) I love how they are trained versions too.  8)

ps, be nice it you could do Feud, wink wink nudge nudge  ;D never seen a trained version though, does start from fire which is good.  :)
Title: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: Maniac on 21:36, 23 March 15
Mine arrived today! V impressive stuff and Gerald pre-loaded everything currently available! So handy now as I no longer need my ROM 7 board for Parados which currently has a broken on/off switch!

Superb stuff Gerald - well done that man!
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: TFM on 21:37, 23 March 15
Which Carts are on it?

Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: mr_lou on 22:02, 23 March 15
Got mine today too!
It's awesome!

Thanks a lot gerald for making this.  :)
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: gerald on 22:21, 23 March 15
Which Carts are on it?
- All official games (without chase HQ II  ::) )
- All system cartridge (original, parados, patched when available). Since the 1st card I've send I've added the english varados and stripped (without burnin rubber) version of varados/parados which load faster.
- Some demo put to cartridge format by devimarkus (I think)
- arnoldemu ports
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: Bryce on 22:25, 23 March 15
I'll pay €10 more if you include Chase HQII :D

Bryce.
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: TFM on 22:28, 23 March 15
15 Euros for including FutureOS Cart for the Plus...  :laugh:  Ah, no, people can do by themselves.  :)
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: Ast on 22:28, 23 March 15
What? There is not chase hq 2 included? Give my money back.... :P
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: gerald on 22:35, 23 March 15
15 Euros for including FutureOS Cart for the Plus...  :laugh:  Ah, no, people can do by themselves.  :)
Where is it ?
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: Mmm on 04:55, 24 March 15
Is this cart already available for purchase? If not, any estimate when it will be available?
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: arnoldemu on 11:36, 24 March 15
I guess it's bad news for the gx4000 then  :( , no point converting them if you can't control them.

I understand what you are saying about others don't want direct conversions and others want plus features, but that's before this amazing bit of kit from Gerald  8) :) came out.

If its not to hard to do a basic conversion, wouldn't it be cool to convert them games from disk to cpr so we can use with this fantastic new cart, even if its all the cool stuff that people like, like chase hq, Robocop, gryzor, target renegade etc.

I think it would be cool to have all the top games ready to go from the cart already in your machine (plus) , I've found cpr versions of Robocop, Operation Wolf, and Ghouls'n Ghost etc on here, I believe these maybe made by yourself  :) I love how they are trained versions too.  8)
I haven't done those.

I have done Puzznic, Stryker and the Crypts of Trojan and Blue Angel 69.
I have Ranarama (no title screen).

I have plans for a couple more.

I don't add trainers to mine, but all games I do are patched to run from joystick and work on gx4000.

When read and write is ready I can add hi-score read/write :)
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: mr_lou on 14:34, 24 March 15
Why are people offering money to have more games included?

I thought that was the whole point of the SD card; that you could just include whatever cartridge-file you wanted to yourself?
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: gerald on 14:43, 24 March 15
Why are people offering money to have more games included?
Maybe because there is only two known copy of Chase HQ II cartridge, and no cpr file  ;)
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: Bryce on 15:03, 24 March 15
Why are people offering money to have more games included?

I thought that was the whole point of the SD card; that you could just include whatever cartridge-file you wanted to yourself?

You didn't get the joke?

Bryce.
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: arnoldemu on 15:51, 24 March 15
When I convert games to cartridge at the moment I am looking for:

1. a game that can be started with joystick, where the options can be changed (or easily changed) to be configured from joystick
2. a game where if you need to enter your name into the hi-score you can use a joystick to do it.
3. a single load game.
4. a game with a title screen.

Suprisingly there don't appear to be that many games where you can start it with joystick, and if you can, often you need keyboard to enter your name into the hi-score table. So immediately this becomes more work to convert. I know I could do it for the plus machines, but I want to run it on my gx4000.

Patching a game is always harder becomes sometimes there is very little ram to put new code, so it's best if I can modify existing code.

e.g. change pause from esc to p.

I haven't converted a multi-load game like Robocop yet.

puzznic: single load game, you can use joystick throughout. H was pause - so had to patch that. I then added the title screen and colours from BDCIron :)

blue angel 69: it's the "disc" version - so has all the extras - it does multi-load background images.

stryker and the crypts of trojan: I had to do quite a lot of patches to make this work - changed pause button, supported 64k and 128k versions, had to add extra code to allow starting from joystick.

ranarama: all works from joystick. No title screen :( It's the same cpc version so slows down. I didn't look into why.

I've looked at two more that I could give the "treatment" to:

- anarchy; works from joystick directly, has a title screen, scrolling could be patched to make it better for plus I think, but that is a bit of extra work.

- ik+; can work from joystick, but needs a bit of work to make it better.


I started to make a list of games that can be started from joystick. If you find one, let me know and I could put it on my list.



Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: Bryce on 16:03, 24 March 15
How about games like Commando (or am I mixing it up with Ikari warriors"?) where the joystick was used to do the Name input? Remember also that the GX4000 Pause button is wired to "P" so you could use this too.

Bryce.
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: TFM on 16:14, 24 March 15
Where is it ?

There:
http://futureos.cpc-live.com/files/FutureOS_System_.8_Preview!!!.zip (http://futureos.cpc-live.com/files/FutureOS_System_.8_Preview!!!.zip)

It's called OS-Cart.cpr or .bin. But at the moment I got it only in German, so it's probably only wasting space somehow.  :laugh: :-\
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: Phantomz on 17:23, 24 March 15
I don't know how to convert disk games to cpr or bins, but glad some people do ;) Hope someone will do Feud for me :D

I did notice most gx4000 games have Trained versions of the carts on cpc-power.

I noticed that there wasn't a Trained version for Navy Seals and this game is hard,
I know that more people will probably play this game thanks to the geralds fantastic new CPC Plus cartridge replacement,
so I thought that I would patch the pokes into the bin.

I've done a few different versions, these are:

Navy Seals with infinite Lives
"             " infinite Lives and Bullets
"             " infinite Lives, Energy and Bullets
"             " infinite Lives, Energy Bullets, and No Harm ( No Harm From Bullets or Lifts )
"             " infinite Lives, and Time
"             " infinite Lives, Time and Energy
"             " infinite Lives, Time, Energy and Bullets
"             " infinite Lives, Time, Energy, Bullets and No Harm ( No Harm From Bullets or Lifts )

I've included bins and cpr for each of the above.
I thought people might want different cheats, so at least options are there, hope they all work ok.

they are available for download from:

http://www.mediafire.com/download/oldfonsbc9fcg2v/Navy+Seals+GX4000+-+Trained.rar (http://www.mediafire.com/download/oldfonsbc9fcg2v/Navy+Seals+GX4000+-+Trained.rar)

I was having trouble opening a box (underneath me) on level 2 by shooting it with the weapon in the screenshot (Flame Thrower) , it seems that you can't shoot this box open with this weapon,
so if you have infinite bullets on and collect the flame thrower before opening this crate, you will get stuck.  :(

(http://i1303.photobucket.com/albums/ag149/Phantomz/Crate%20amp%20Weapon_zpsp4ouhrjo.jpg) (http://s1303.photobucket.com/user/Phantomz/media/Crate%20amp%20Weapon_zpsp4ouhrjo.jpg.html)

I've added another version here without infinite bullets:

Navy Seals - Lives, Time, Energy, No Harm ( no infinite Bullets ). available here:

http://www.mediafire.com/download/etn3995xnl0gkei/Navy+Seals+-+Lives%2C+Time%2C+Energy%2C+No+Harm.rar (http://www.mediafire.com/download/etn3995xnl0gkei/Navy+Seals+-+Lives%2C+Time%2C+Energy%2C+No+Harm.rar)

The infinite bullets cheats work fine, you just need to open that crate before you get the flame thrower.  ;) as shown here:

(http://i1303.photobucket.com/albums/ag149/Phantomz/Box%20with%20weapon%20in%20it%20shot%20open%20with%20pistol_zpsobg4da2o.jpg) (http://s1303.photobucket.com/user/Phantomz/media/Box%20with%20weapon%20in%20it%20shot%20open%20with%20pistol_zpsobg4da2o.jpg.html)

and

(http://i1303.photobucket.com/albums/ag149/Phantomz/Box%20with%20weapon%20in%20it%20shot%20open%20with%20big%20gun_zps1vvh2crr.jpg) (http://s1303.photobucket.com/user/Phantomz/media/Box%20with%20weapon%20in%20it%20shot%20open%20with%20big%20gun_zps1vvh2crr.jpg.html)

Remember to avoid falling into the lift shaft on level 2,  if you can't get shot or die, you will get stuck.  :(

(http://i1303.photobucket.com/albums/ag149/Phantomz/Lift%20Shaft_zps4mw026c0.jpg) (http://s1303.photobucket.com/user/Phantomz/media/Lift%20Shaft_zps4mw026c0.jpg.html)

Remember to open that crate before getting the flame thrower if you use cheats with infinite bullets and be careful of that lift shaft.  ;D

Enjoy  8)
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: Guy0me on 18:21, 24 March 15
Thanx for the share !
Maybe we can store and share all these .CPR games somewhere for everyone  :D

C4CPC can be the perfect storage cartridge for CPC+ if we can have a lots of games load directly from it.
I know there is a keyboard bug scan for some games and Tom and Jerry made custom .DSK that can work on CPC+..
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: TFM on 19:46, 24 March 15
Thanx for the share !
Maybe we can store and share all these .CPR games somewhere for everyone  :D


Indeed, we can expand this one:
http://cpcwiki.eu/index.php/Plus#Software (http://cpcwiki.eu/index.php/Plus#Software)

Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: Gryzor on 20:22, 24 March 15
Or, how about the Downloads section right here? Why do people keep forgetting about it? :D
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: dragon on 21:32, 24 March 15
¡¡¡¡fano!!! where are you?. we need a rick dangerous 128+ version 2.0 (cartridge version).
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: Munchausen on 01:52, 25 March 15
@gerald (http://www.cpcwiki.eu/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=250) will you contact us to send payment etc? I just wondered if I missed something because I see some people have got their carts already!
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: fano on 07:54, 25 March 15
¡¡¡¡fano!!! where are you?. we need a rick dangerous 128+ version 2.0 (cartridge version).
Don't worry, i am on the gerald list and am very excited with this new cartridge ;)
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: radu14m on 10:07, 25 March 15
Can somebody upload a youtube movie ?  :o
i want to see how it works. Thanks !!!
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: gerald on 10:15, 25 March 15
@gerald (http://www.cpcwiki.eu/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=250) will you contact us to send payment etc? I just wondered if I missed something because I see some people have got their carts already!
Yes, I am contacting people in order. And your turn will come  ;)
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: gerald on 10:17, 25 March 15
Can somebody upload a youtube movie ?  :o
i want to see how it works. Thanks !!!
I am afraid, I can't make any video ! If someone already having one wants to ....
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: CraigsBar on 10:27, 25 March 15
I am afraid, I can't make any video ! If someone already having one wants to ....
I'll see what I can do when my carts arrive ;)
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: dragon on 13:36, 25 March 15
Mine has arrived¡ too fast my new power supply for the 6128 plus not arrive yet. :-\

I'm afraid to open it. The stamp with the eye of sauron is watching me.
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: dragon on 13:36, 25 March 15
nothing
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: Dast87 on 13:38, 25 March 15
Am i on the list?
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: gerald on 13:59, 25 March 15
Am i on the list?
Yes
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: gerald on 14:00, 25 March 15
I'm afraid to open it. The stamp with the eye of sauron is watching me.
:laugh:
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: dragon on 14:35, 25 March 15
gerald It works perfect only you lost these cartridges (they not work in gx4000 but yes in the +:).

http://www.cpc-power.com/index.php?page=detail&num=9594 (http://www.cpc-power.com/index.php?page=detail&num=9594) (is 512k!)
http://www.cpc-power.com/index.php?page=detail&num=8838 (http://www.cpc-power.com/index.php?page=detail&num=8838)(well only curiosity of course)
http://www.cpc-power.com/index.php?page=detail&num=426 (http://www.cpc-power.com/index.php?page=detail&num=426)
http://www.cpc-power.com/index.php?page=detail&num=10382 (http://www.cpc-power.com/index.php?page=detail&num=10382)
http://www.cpc-power.com/index.php?page=detail&onglet=dumps&num=5261 (http://www.cpc-power.com/index.php?page=detail&onglet=dumps&num=5261)
http://www.cpc-power.com/index.php?page=detail&num=1168 (http://www.cpc-power.com/index.php?page=detail&num=1168)
http://www.cpc-power.com/index.php?page=detail&onglet=dumps&num=1798 (http://www.cpc-power.com/index.php?page=detail&onglet=dumps&num=1798)

They are patched, but they are cartridges.

great work! cartridge is perfect.


Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: arnoldemu on 15:04, 25 March 15
gerald It works perfect only you lost these cartridges (they not work in gx4000 but yes in the +:).

http://www.cpc-power.com/index.php?page=detail&num=9594 (http://www.cpc-power.com/index.php?page=detail&num=9594) (is 512k!)
http://www.cpc-power.com/index.php?page=detail&num=8838 (http://www.cpc-power.com/index.php?page=detail&num=8838)(well only curiosity of course)
http://www.cpc-power.com/index.php?page=detail&num=426 (http://www.cpc-power.com/index.php?page=detail&num=426)
http://www.cpc-power.com/index.php?page=detail&num=10382 (http://www.cpc-power.com/index.php?page=detail&num=10382)
http://www.cpc-power.com/index.php?page=detail&onglet=dumps&num=5261 (http://www.cpc-power.com/index.php?page=detail&onglet=dumps&num=5261)
http://www.cpc-power.com/index.php?page=detail&num=1168 (http://www.cpc-power.com/index.php?page=detail&num=1168)
http://www.cpc-power.com/index.php?page=detail&onglet=dumps&num=1798 (http://www.cpc-power.com/index.php?page=detail&onglet=dumps&num=1798)

They are patched, but they are cartridges.

great work! cartridge is perfect.
most of those were converted using no$cart.

It's not compatible with gx4000.

It could be fixed to work on gx4000, but then you would still get many games that can't be played because of no joystick support. So is it worth fixing if it's going let people make loads of carts that are not playable?

They should be redone correctly.
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: Phantomz on 15:29, 25 March 15
most of those were converted using no$cart.

It's not compatible with gx4000.

It could be fixed to work on gx4000, but then you would still get many games that can't be played because of no joystick support. So is it worth fixing if it's going let people make loads of carts that are not playable?

They should be redone correctly.

I understand what you are saying about games not being compatible for the gx4000 which is a shame.  :(

I don't think people shouldn't be allowed to make loads of carts if they work for their plus machines, I think it makes sense to do so, if people have the hardware (plus computer) and this amazing new card then why not, I'm sure plus users would love all the great games ready to be launched from the card already in their machine.

The multi cart is for the gx4000 and the plus machine, so why not make stuff for both, I don't think it should be the case that if it doesn't work on the gx4000 forget it!  :o


Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: arnoldemu on 15:32, 25 March 15
I understand what you are saying about games not being compatible for the gx4000 which is a shame.  :(

I don't think people shouldn't be allowed to make loads of carts if they work for their plus machines, I think it makes sense to do so, if people have the hardware (plus computer) and this amazing new card then why not, I'm sure plus users would love all the great games ready to be launched from the card already in their machine.

The multi cart is for the gx4000 and the plus machine, so why not make stuff for both, I don't think it should be the case that if it doesn't work on the gx4000 forget it!  :o
Ok I will fix no$cart.

I will ask that cpc-power marks carts if they work on gx4000 or not.
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: dragon on 15:45, 25 March 15
The free ocp is really interesting its not load incuded in pc emulator XD and the compilation not load some games (tried in 6128+). I don't know why.

Ok I will fix no$cart.

I will ask that cpc-power marks carts if they work on gx4000 or not.


I suggest that time ago... and instead told me to donate.
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: TFM on 15:49, 25 March 15
The multi cart is for the gx4000 and the plus machine, so why not make stuff for both, I don't think it should be the case that if it doesn't work on the gx4000 forget it!  :o


Why not focus on 6128 Plus with 128 KB of RAM and mass media. Forget GX4000!  ;)
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: Phantomz on 15:52, 25 March 15

Why not focus on 6128 Plus with 128 KB of RAM and mass media. Forget GX4000!  ;)

 :laugh: that's not fair too, need to try and make everyone happy, might be impossible but worth a try.  ;D
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: TFM on 15:55, 25 March 15
Yeah, like having a harem and please em all.  :P
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: arnoldemu on 15:59, 25 March 15

Why not focus on 6128 Plus with 128 KB of RAM and mass media. Forget GX4000!  ;)
With 512KB cart you don't really need 128KB of RAM.

If you have read-only data in the extra RAM on 6128 (e.g. sprite graphics, tiles, tilemap), then put it into ROM on GX4000!

Use the lower-ROM paging scheme and it's almost the same as paging RAM. I know, I've done it!
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: TFM on 16:05, 25 March 15
With 512KB cart you don't really need 128KB of RAM.


YES you DO!  :)  Using overscan and two screens already need 64 KB of V-RAM, so the other 64 KB are absolutely needed for variables and quick self modifying code.  :D
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: Ast on 18:03, 25 March 15
With 512KB cart you don't really need 128KB of RAM.

If you have read-only data in the extra RAM on 6128 (e.g. sprite graphics, tiles, tilemap), then put it into ROM on GX4000!

Use the lower-ROM paging scheme and it's almost the same as paging RAM. I know, I've done it!
Have you an example to show?
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: Bryce on 21:30, 25 March 15
Mine just arrived. Time to mod the cartridge case...

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I haven't passed the LEDs to the outer case yet as I don't know what they do or whether I really need to see them.

Bryce.
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: gerald on 21:37, 25 March 15
I haven't passed the LEDs to the outer case yet as I don't know what they do or whether I really need to see them.
The top one is the usb power.
It's one addition from the prototype.
Only useful when you do development so you know why power cycling your CPC does not restart the cart  ::) ;D
The other is just the SD card activity indicator.
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: Bryce on 21:52, 25 March 15
In that case I'll leave them inside. The less holes the better. The reset button could have been left closed too.

Bryce.
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: dragon on 22:02, 25 March 15
No exit not work in my cartridge someone else has tried ?.
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: gerald on 22:10, 25 March 15
No exit not work in my cartridge someone else has tried ?.
Strange, but I confirm : it does not work when started with CprSelect But it was working fine last time I started it. I will check why.
However it works fine when put in a slot : copy/move it in one of the empty _C4CPC/0 _C4CPC/F folder

Edit : Pro tennis court has the same problem. Work from slot, not from CprSelect
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: dragon on 22:16, 25 March 15
thanks  gerald oh, i found another cartridge game(fake game). In amstrad ftp spanish server and not work with the cartridge, but the winape loads it. (Maybe is the game who knows).

Is here.
ftp://amstrad@amstrad.serveftp.com/CPC/Cartuchos/Falsos/ (justinp_v4).
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: Bryce on 22:23, 25 March 15
No exit never worked properly, not even the originals. It has nothing to do with your cart Gerald. It will start every 8th or 9th time if you are lucky. I never investigated it fully, but it seems to be some sort of timing or registry value glitch.

Bryce.
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: McKlain on 22:39, 25 March 15
Could it be possible to make a methacrylate case for the board like the ones used on the raspberry pi and similar hardware? As an alternative to modding a cartridge case.


(http://www.diverteka.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/01/Cubie_02b.png)
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: gerald on 22:41, 25 March 15
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No exit never worked properly, not even the originals. It has nothing to do with your cart Gerald. It will start every 8th or 9th time if you are lucky. I never investigated it fully, but it seems to be some sort of timing or registry value glitch.
I've tested with an old code version and its working fine every time I start it (same for Pro tennis court).

Bug hunting started !
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: Guy0me on 22:44, 25 March 15
Mine just arrived. Time to mod the cartridge case...
I haven't passed the LEDs to the outer case yet as I don't know what they do or whether I really need to see them.

Bryce.
Wow Bryce you made it so clean !  ;) good work !
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: gerald on 22:51, 25 March 15
Could it be possible to make a methacrylate case for the board like the ones used on the raspberry pi and similar hardware? As an alternative to modding a cartridge case.
That would be difficult as there is only one hole in the PCB to fix it to the case. But worth investigating.
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: Bryce on 22:53, 25 March 15
Can you upload the "old code" version of No Exit that you are using. I'd like to test it too as my version is also one that was converted back from cpr.

However, I remember discussing this with DevilMarkus a long time back and I think I remember him mentioning that it was a known problem back then?

Bryce.
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: McKlain on 22:56, 25 March 15
That would be difficult as there is only one hole in the PCB to fix it to the case. But worth investigating.


In my case (pun intended) I only have the burning rubber cartridge that comes with the GX4000. And buying some other cartridge (in spain) just to alter the case and use it wouldn't be worth the money.
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: gerald on 23:30, 25 March 15
Can you upload the "old code" version of No Exit that you are using. I'd like to test it too as my version is also one that was converted back from cpr.
Well, by code, I mean the C4CPC code.
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: robcfg on 23:41, 25 March 15
My cartridge arrived today and it looks fantastic!


Can't wait for the weekend to try it!  8)
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: jrodriguezv on 16:26, 26 March 15
Mine arrived yesterday too
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: radu14m on 19:44, 26 March 15
A movie please  :P
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: arnoldemu on 20:07, 26 March 15
Can you upload the "old code" version of No Exit that you are using. I'd like to test it too as my version is also one that was converted back from cpr.

However, I remember discussing this with DevilMarkus a long time back and I think I remember him mentioning that it was a known problem back then?

Bryce.
Was this the one that failed if you had a rom board attached?
Or was it the one that didn't switch the stack?

Stack at reset is ffff or something like that, but rom is mapped here.
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: arnoldemu on 20:07, 26 March 15

YES you DO!  :)  Using overscan and two screens already need 64 KB of V-RAM, so the other 64 KB are absolutely needed for variables and quick self modifying code.  :D
You're using double buffered overscan screens?
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: arnoldemu on 20:11, 26 March 15
Have you an example to show?
yes.

the code is in progress.

The code will have:
1. common code with a "define" that chooses disc or cart version
2. disc specific boot loader
3. cart specific boot loader
4. showing some features of the plus but using "debug" graphics for demonstration reasons (I'm not an artist or musician ;) ).

Of course the code will need to be built for disc and then for cart. You can run each and compare.

My example will show how the cart can be used in a similar way to 128KB. This means that 64KB carts don't need to have less features than the comparable 128KB disc game.

It doesn't show how to take an existing 128KB game and make it work on 64KB cart compatible with GX4000. If I convert one of those games I'll tell you then what I have done.

Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: gerald on 20:48, 26 March 15
No exit not work in my cartridge someone else has tried ?.
Try the attached cpr. I've fixed No exit so its start all time. Using the stack before initialising it is a bad bad bad bad ( really bad) thing  ;)
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: TFM on 20:51, 26 March 15
You're using double buffered overscan screens?


Sometimes only. Depends if the game can keep up with 50 fps smooth scrolling or not. The number of sprites is the critical factor. I don't like small screens, why not using all screen area if it is there. On the other hand, sometimes two screens of 16 KB allow quick sprite routines. It's always a trade off somehow, and that's what makes game coding on the CPC so much fun. On a modern PC everybody can do.  ;)
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: Bryce on 21:11, 26 March 15
Try the attached cpr. I've fixed No exit so its start all time. Using the stack before initialising it is a bad bad bad bad ( really bad) thing  ;)

So the original was doing something that you shouldn't do?

Bryce.
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: gerald on 21:20, 26 March 15
So the original was doing something that you shouldn't do?

Bryce.
Well,  I do not own the original, but a available cpr does not initialise its stack before doing the 1st call.
When the push goes in the ram under the ROM, then the pop return the ROM content ....
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: Bryce on 21:39, 26 March 15
That's probably a copy of the original then and would explain why it always had problems. Looking forward to finally try the game out :)

Bryce.
Title: Pro Tennis Court
Post by: gerald on 22:50, 26 March 15
I had a look at Pro Tennis Court that do not start every time on my GX4000.

Here is where the game get stuck : this is the early init of the game where it wait for a vsync.
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1 - set the interrupt vector to jump to 0x191e (ret)
2 - wait for vsync bit  : loop (0x18ff-1902)
3 - enable irq, halt, disable irq
4 - wait for vsync bit  : loop (0x190b-190e)
5 - set the interrupt vector to jump to 0x21d2 (ret)
6 - set irq mode to IM1

So what is wrong with that : setting interrupt mode after enabling interrupt !
At reset, the Z80 is in IM0 mode, where IRQ ack cycle fetch one byte on the bus and EXECUTE it.

Here the ack cycle occurs during the EI HALT DI just between the HALT and DI. This happen as soon as the EI since the IRQ is pending since a long time.

Using a logic analyser, I compared case when game started or not.
- In the good case, the irq ack fetch 0xf6, which is OR imm, where imm will be the DI opcode. That OK as A is not used afterwad
- In the failing case, the irq ack fetch 0x06, which is LD B,imm , where imm is the DI opcode (f3). And that bad as the next IN A, (C)  will poll a wrong port.

Now I just wondering why the bad case happen on my GX4000 where It seems to not happen on my 6128
0xf6 / 0x06 are driven by the asic for vectored (IM2) irq. The 3 lower bit indicate the IRQ source (6 = raster), the 5 upper bit of the word is user programmable, but it looks it is NOT initialised at reset.

Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: dragon on 23:02, 26 March 15
Esentially the plus and gx4000 are the same.( the asic is not different). But the configuratión is diferent, maybe some resistance  working as interruptor o someone can affect asic.

I not tried this game in the flash and the gx4000 ,but my original cart works in my gx4000.


I'm going to get the console to try.

I try pro tenis tour in my gx4000 with your cartridge, it works. I think the problem is in your console (motherboard revision maybe?).
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: CraigsBar on 00:41, 27 March 15
Was this the one that failed if you had a rom board attached?
Or was it the one that didn't switch the stack?

Stack at reset is ffff or something like that, but rom is mapped here.
pro tennis tour does not boot with anything on the plus expansion port. I never noticed that with other carts tho.
Title: Re: Pro Tennis Court
Post by: arnoldemu on 10:51, 27 March 15
I had a look at Pro Tennis Court that do not start every time on my GX4000.

Here is where the game get stuck : this is the early init of the game where it wait for a vsync.
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1 - set the interrupt vector to jump to 0x191e (ret)
2 - wait for vsync bit  : loop (0x18ff-1902)
3 - enable irq, halt, disable irq
4 - wait for vsync bit  : loop (0x190b-190e)
5 - set the interrupt vector to jump to 0x21d2 (ret)
6 - set irq mode to IM1

So what is wrong with that : setting interrupt mode after enabling interrupt !
At reset, the Z80 is in IM0 mode, where IRQ ack cycle fetch one byte on the bus and EXECUTE it.

Here the ack cycle occurs during the EI HALT DI just between the HALT and DI. This happen as soon as the EI since the IRQ is pending since a long time.

Using a logic analyser, I compared case when game started or not.
- In the good case, the irq ack fetch 0xf6, which is OR imm, where imm will be the DI opcode. That OK as A is not used afterwad
- In the failing case, the irq ack fetch 0x06, which is LD B,imm , where imm is the DI opcode (f3). And that bad as the next IN A, (C)  will poll a wrong port.

Now I just wondering why the bad case happen on my GX4000 where It seems to not happen on my 6128
0xf6 / 0x06 are driven by the asic for vectored (IM2) irq. The 3 lower bit indicate the IRQ source (6 = raster), the 5 upper bit of the word is user programmable, but it looks it is NOT initialised at reset.
Only bit 0 is initialised at reset time. The rest is random.

Perhaps the bits may go to f after a power on and then decay... never tested that.

EDIT: I think I initialise asic registers to random in my wip of arnold.

Not sure.
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: MacDeath on 00:33, 28 March 15
just blow in the cartridge...  :laugh:
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: fgbrain on 10:29, 28 March 15
Is there any reason why this super cartridge is not yet in the front page of the wiki??? :(

..really anxious to receive mine!!!

HINT: I have a wip for the plus!! Someone needs ages to draw so nothing yet to preview!

Can't imagine yet how better the cartridge version can be...

At last, thanks to master Gerald, we have the right tool now to test!
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: yurif74 on 13:02, 28 March 15
Really anxious to receive mine too  ;D
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: gerald on 15:30, 28 March 15
Hi all,

As I will be away for few weeks by mid next week, I have to suspend shipping for this period.
For those that I already contacted but did not answered yet, make sure we can sort the shipping before mid next week, or you will have to wait  ;)

Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: radu14m on 17:13, 28 March 15
nobody can upload a youtube movie?
i want to see how the "beast" is running :)
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: Phantomz on 17:30, 28 March 15
Do the trained versions of Navy Seals cpr's I made work ok on this? I've only tested (used) them with WinApe?

nobody can upload a youtube movie?
i want to see how the "beast" is running :)

I'd love to see that too.  :D
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: EamonShoot on 19:46, 28 March 15
Mine arrived yesterday and works brilliantly - well done Gerald!



Just a quick question - anyway to reset the 6128plus once you have finished playing a game? The normal keyboard reset doesn't work, so having to do a power cycle. No biggie, just wondering? Thanks  ;)
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: Maniac on 19:48, 28 March 15
I'll try to upload a video this weekend if I get some time. Struggling to find some at the mo inbetween decorating daughters bedroom and F1!!
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: gerald on 20:03, 28 March 15
Mine arrived yesterday and works brilliantly - well done Gerald!
That was fast  :o

Just a quick question - anyway to reset the 6128plus once you have finished playing a game? The normal keyboard reset doesn't work, so having to do a power cycle. No biggie, just wondering? Thanks  ;)
Reset (CTRL/SHIFT/ESC) is a pure software one. It is also unlikely that a game on cartridge will detect it just to ..... restart itself, no ?
Also, the cartridge emulator need a real power cycle to load a cart as it only see access to a ROM (ie, just address and output enable), not enough to know when the computer reset.
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: Ast on 20:45, 28 March 15
@gerald (http://www.cpcwiki.eu/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=250) : no news for me  :blank:
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: gerald on 21:18, 28 March 15
@gerald (http://www.cpcwiki.eu/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=250) : no news for me  :blank:
PM  ;D
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: Ast on 21:41, 28 March 15
No problem...
As was singing jenifer lopez 'waiting for tonight' :D

Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: seanb on 02:50, 29 March 15
Well if any of you lucky bastards that have your cartridge ate looking for a case you could adapt this guy's instructions to suit you.
Not a bad end result
SC-3000 Cart Case 14 - The Finished Case - YouTube (http://youtu.be/07WIu--kxE0)
Title: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: Maniac on 01:46, 30 March 15
For those that are interested I've uploaded a YouTube video of the C4CPC in action. Apologies for some of the camera work! I hope it's useful.

https://youtu.be/2xPAjOGHj2Y
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: robcfg on 10:01, 30 March 15
I was able to play with it yesterday and it work amazingly good!


It's a pity that most CPC+ games are horrible to play, so I hope we get new games soon  ;D
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: CraigsBar on 11:20, 30 March 15
For those that are interested I've uploaded a YouTube video of the C4CPC in action. Apologies for some of the camera work! I hope it's useful.

https://youtu.be/2xPAjOGHj2Y
wow! That looks simply amazing. I hope my 2 arrive today.
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: CraigsBar on 14:35, 30 March 15
I was able to play with it yesterday and it work amazingly good!


It's a pity that most CPC+ games are horrible to play, so I hope we get new games soon  ;D
I am hoping too.

Top of my wish list would be a gx4000 port of the excellent Atari 8bit release RGB.

;)
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: Ast on 16:13, 30 March 15
I received mine today.... Yeah, i'm so happy....
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: radu14m on 23:00, 30 March 15
one question : is possible to build an adapter for c4cpc to use into the MotherX4 board ?
:)
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: andycadley on 23:11, 30 March 15
one question : is possible to build an adapter for c4cpc to use into the MotherX4 board ?
:)
What would be the point? It will only work in a Plus machine and they have to have a cartridge in the slot anyway.
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: TFM on 23:40, 30 March 15
one question : is possible to build an adapter for c4cpc to use into the MotherX4 board ?
 :)


You want to use it with the CPC instead of the Plus? In this case I would suggest a remake of if, because the signals differ very much. Also there are not really that big ROM games for the CPC oG. Better use an X-MEM / X-MASS combination.

Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: CraigsBar on 02:17, 31 March 15
I received mine today.... Yeah, i'm so happy....
My 2 also arrived today. Oh Happy Days!


Here's a quick look at the 1st one now that it is cased.


http://www.dropbox.com/s/xv0n2zdoefoh2uy/2015-03-31%2000.08.35.jpg?dl=0 (http://www.dropbox.com/s/xv0n2zdoefoh2uy/2015-03-31%2000.08.35.jpg?dl=0)
http://www.dropbox.com/s/q1w331opzi7xq6n/2015-03-31%2000.07.50.jpg?dl=0 (http://www.dropbox.com/s/q1w331opzi7xq6n/2015-03-31%2000.07.50.jpg?dl=0)


I am sure the label will be improved as I tweak the design, but as it stands it's a quick and dirty label to strengthen the case, although a Hot Glue Gun seal on the sides also helps. LOL


The cart works perfectly and I am delighted with it. Many Many thanks to all involved be it reverse engineering the ACID to soldering the boards I will be eternally grateful. SO who wants to donate ChaseHQ2 to the community?


Craig

Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: Kris on 10:17, 31 March 15
You also forget to drill a hole to access switch ;)
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: CraigsBar on 11:25, 31 March 15
You also forget to drill a hole to access switch ;)
and the LEDs. What purpose does the push button serve anyway?
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: gerald on 12:11, 31 March 15
and the LEDs. What purpose does the push button serve anyway?
The switch is for upgrading the microcontroller FW. So the smallest hole you can pass wood stick or paper clip is enough.
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: CraigsBar on 13:20, 31 March 15
The switch is for upgrading the microcontroller FW. So the smallest hole you can pass wood stick or paper clip is enough.
I guess I should try and line up the drill tonight then. Carefully of course. At least the label will stop bit slippage.
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: McKlain on 15:30, 31 March 15
Does the pcb fit inside a cartridge case that has not been "modified"?
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: CraigsBar on 15:39, 31 March 15
Does the pcb fit inside a cartridge case that has not been "modified"?
no, the switches, SD slot and usb socket will all get in the way. Some of the internal supports need filing down a bit too as the components have a different layout.
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: McKlain on 15:42, 31 March 15
Ouch...
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: CraigsBar on 15:50, 31 March 15
Ouch...
but as has been said before, enough broken carts exist to donate a case without the need to cannibalise a good one.
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: McKlain on 15:54, 31 March 15
Sure, but I don't have any broken cartridges. I only have one cartridge  :laugh:
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: gerald on 15:57, 31 March 15
Sure, but I don't have any broken cartridges. I only have one cartridge  :laugh:
So don't touch it. I've been using mine for months without protection in a GX4000.
As long as you do not have static electricity problem, it should be fine.
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: radu14m on 16:36, 31 March 15

You want to use it with the CPC instead of the Plus? In this case I would suggest a remake of if, because the signals differ very much. Also there are not really that big ROM games for the CPC oG. Better use an X-MEM / X-MASS combination.


yes :)
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: CraigsBar on 16:47, 31 March 15
So don't touch it. I've been using mine for months without protection in a GX4000.
As long as you do not have static electricity problem, it should be fine.
as the cart slot in a plus is horizontal and there are no gates to support the PCB, uncased carts flop down and lead to bad connection and crashes. You can either case then, or provide support to the underside.... Foam rubber works well cut into a 6mm high block and stuck to the pcb with double sided tape the the correct spot to provide support.

The gx being vertical, and having gates, does not have this problem.
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: fgbrain on 20:50, 31 March 15
Received mine today!

Really professional quality product -apart from the case!!!

We need full documentation now.. Its high time to make decent stuff for the plus !

PS:
I have some  screen sync problems with my scart cable and my IPS monitor. Didn't notice that before... Because didn't have the Epyx sport cartridge!
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: andycadley on 21:06, 31 March 15
Got mine too. Would be trying it out now but I'm out tonight! Will have to wait till tomorrow evening! :'(
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: gerald on 21:19, 31 March 15
Really professional quality product -apart from the case!!!
If the case does not fit your quality standard, please fell free to return it  :P

We need full documentation now.. Its high time to make decent stuff for the plus !
C4CPC - CPCWiki (http://www.cpcwiki.eu/index.php/C4CPC) covers the basic, if you need something specific, PM  ;)
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: Bryce on 21:31, 31 March 15

yes :)

What's the point, the plus games won't run on a classic CPC no matter how you connect it.

Bryce.
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: Crazy_Borg on 00:31, 01 April 15
Received mine today, too.

I am happy!  :D
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: wmsteele on 01:02, 01 April 15
Arrived today, fantastic  :D

(http://i1342.photobucket.com/albums/o773/williamjohnsteele/AmiBay/th_P1020303_zpsxxlbglle.jpg) (http://s1342.photobucket.com/user/williamjohnsteele/media/AmiBay/P1020303_zpsxxlbglle.jpg.html)    (http://i1342.photobucket.com/albums/o773/williamjohnsteele/AmiBay/th_P1020304_zps30ghtnrp.jpg) (http://s1342.photobucket.com/user/williamjohnsteele/media/AmiBay/P1020304_zps30ghtnrp.jpg.html)
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: CraigsBar on 01:41, 01 April 15
OK, now we are all starting to get our wonderful multi game carts, is it time to start discussing what games (or serious stuff) we would like for them? If so let me kick it off with these 3 or 4 or 5.....

1. As previously mentioned RGB lol
2. Brunword Elite
3. Axelay compilation cart
4. Rick dangerous 2 128+
5. E-motion

Oh and has anyone had any success with the Amstrad classics CPR on c4cpc? I find only 3 or 4 of the games work ??


Edit: How about also...


6. Chuckie Egg given a complete DMA Audio, hardware sprites and Plus Palette make over?


Probably all impractical, but it woudl be a shame ot have this awesome hardware and not use it for new / rejuvinated / exciting things
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: dragon on 02:32, 01 April 15
maybe prehistorick 2 but with all pc levels.
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: gerald on 09:34, 01 April 15
Oh and has anyone had any success with the Amstrad classics CPR on c4cpc? I find only 3 or 4 of the games work ??
Could you name the non working one ?
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: CraigsBar on 10:15, 01 April 15
Could you name the non working one ?
I'll compile a list tonight. But certainly chuckie egg and jet set willy both crash or just reload the menu.
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: dragon on 12:52, 01 April 15
Is the same in the winape. The problem is in the cpr not in the c4cpc
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: McKlain on 12:56, 01 April 15
Maybe they use the firmware or something.
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: CraigsBar on 13:10, 01 April 15
I guess I need to check my EPROM of it.
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: arnoldemu on 14:01, 01 April 15
Slight improvement.

The size in the cpr file was too short.

Attached one with correct size, more can be selected although not all work.
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: arnoldemu on 14:06, 01 April 15
Slight improvement.

The size in the cpr file was too short.

Attached one with correct size, more can be selected although not all work.
Donkey Kong doesn't start.

Out of all the games, only Ping Pong can be started and played on gx4000 all others require some keyboard input :(
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: dragon on 14:08, 01 April 15
I was wrong, He work in winape I said it from my memory.

PD: I remember the other day when I star donkey knog it works. But with graphically issues.
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: McKlain on 14:09, 01 April 15
Donkey Kong doesn't start.

Out of all the games, only Ping Pong can be started and played on gx4000 all others require some keyboard input :(



Ouch... Donkey Kong is a perfect arcade conversion...
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: arnoldemu on 14:14, 01 April 15
I was wrong, He work in winape I said it from my memory.

PD: I remember the other day when I star donkey knog it works. But with graphically issues.
cpr size in RIFF header was bad.

Winape must accept badly formed cpr files.

Donkey Kong doesn't work on Arnold or GX4000. It works in Winape???
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: dragon on 14:17, 01 April 15
Reverse it not work in the winape. But it work with c4cpc (I not remember if the gx4000 or the 6128 plus). But I play with it the other day when my cart arrive. But with graphics issues.

In the other hand other games works in winape but not in c4cpc.

Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: arnoldemu on 14:20, 01 April 15
Reverse it not work in the winape. But it work with c4cpc (I not remember if the gx4000 or the 6128 plus). But I play with it the other day when my cart arrive. But with graphics issues.
I say it worked on the 6128 plus but not the gx4000.

donkey kong is in cart page 3. On 6128 plus that's the disc rom. Not on gx4000.
I believe I can fix it.


Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: dragon on 14:24, 01 April 15
O.k sorry. I tried now the cartridge in winape. I will have passed your post.

One questión arnold do you know what is the extensión .crt?. why winape loads  the justinP cartridge in this extrange format?.
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: arnoldemu on 14:47, 01 April 15
Fix for Donkey Kong attached.

It's another that can be played on joystick on GX4000! :)

But, the mode split at the top shows in mode 1 on a GX4000. :(

Is this the graphical glitch you saw?

Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: arnoldemu on 14:50, 01 April 15
O.k sorry. I tried now the cartridge in winape. I will have passed your post.

One questión arnold do you know what is the extensión .crt?. why winape loads  the justinP cartridge in this extrange format?.

It's just a bin file with a  "crt" extension.
Change to .bin and try in c4cpc.

Shame you can't control it via joystick.

EDIT: Tried it. Yes works on gx4000 - but no joystick so I can't play it.
I can skip the nice scroller and title screen however.
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: arnoldemu on 14:53, 01 April 15
You say winape loads this file with the crt extension?

If yes, I will add this extension to arnold wip to support it.

Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: dragon on 15:09, 01 April 15
Yes winape loads the .crt  So c4cpc loads .bin cartridges?. Ahh that is why the last time it not work for me, I rename the .crt to cpr. XD.

I found this game in the spanish ftp server lost in time.(cpc power don't have the cartridge version.).

http://www.cpc-power.com/index.php?page=detail&num=2341 (http://www.cpc-power.com/index.php?page=detail&num=2341)

PD:when i try the donkey kong in the plus i respond you about the glicth.
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: ZbyniuR on 19:07, 01 April 15
Where this C4CPC can be buy?
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: steve on 19:26, 01 April 15
Send a pm to gerald.
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: arnoldemu on 19:45, 01 April 15
Yes winape loads the .crt  So c4cpc loads .bin cartridges?. Ahh that is why the last time it not work for me, I rename the .crt to cpr. XD.

I found this game in the spanish ftp server lost in time.(cpc power don't have the cartridge version.).

http://www.cpc-power.com/index.php?page=detail&num=2341 (http://www.cpc-power.com/index.php?page=detail&num=2341)

PD:when i try the donkey kong in the plus i respond you about the glicth.
Yes c4cpc can load cpr and bin. I didn't know there is a crt extension, but I know Gerald can add it.

Donkey Kong; Ok, if possible send a picture/photo.
As I said the score at the top is in mode 1, but the mode split is a bit "bad", so that the L=01 part is also in mode 1 when it should be mode 0.
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: TFM on 19:48, 01 April 15
IMHO for C4CPC it would be the best to use .BIN files, because they can be used 1 to 1 into the simulated ROM. Or do I miss something?

Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: CraigsBar on 21:03, 01 April 15
I guess I need to check my EPROM of it.
OK I got my Eprom version out and tested it in my 6128 plus... All games work.


checked the C4CPC in the same machine... Only a few work.


Checked the size of my classics eprom, it's a M27C4001 (512kb) so much larger than either image in this thread so far.
> on inspection the fill 512kb is not full, a lot of the end is filled with FF, but the data section is longer than 256kb. I guess the other dumps were truncated at some point in the past.


Dumped it from the eprom to BIN then BIN->CPR


tested that one in the C4CPC


All Games works perfectly in both the 464plus and 6128plus


Attached here is the 513kb CPR file
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: gerald on 21:09, 01 April 15
Yes c4cpc can load cpr and bin. I didn't know there is a crt extension, but I know Gerald can add it.
Adding on extension to support is not a problem.

IMHO for C4CPC it would be the best to use .BIN files, because they can be used 1 to 1 into the simulated ROM. Or do I miss something?
Agreed, I did not even know about .crt file (cathode ray tube  ::) ). If it's raw binary, lets call it .bin !
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: dragon on 21:44, 01 April 15
OK I got my Eprom version out and tested it in my 6128 plus... All games work.


checked the C4CPC in the same machine... Only a few work.


Checked the size of my classics eprom, it's a M27C4001 (512kb) so much larger than either image in this thread so far.
> on inspection the fill 512kb is not full, a lot of the end is filled with FF, but the data section is longer than 256kb. I guess the other dumps were truncated at some point in the past.


Dumped it from the eprom to BIN then BIN->CPR


tested that one in the C4CPC


All Games works perfectly in both the 464plus and 6128plus


Attached here is the 513kb CPR file

I tested it in gx4000 All games boot except donkey kong lol .

PD: Yes arnold the glitches you described are my defects.
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: TFM on 22:52, 01 April 15

Agreed, I did not even know about .crt file (cathode ray tube  ::) ). If it's raw binary, lets call it .bin !

Good idea. Too much extensions confuse anyway. [nb]Do we have .lcd file support yet? :laugh: [/nb][/size]
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: arnoldemu on 23:37, 01 April 15
OK I got my Eprom version out and tested it in my 6128 plus... All games work.


checked the C4CPC in the same machine... Only a few work.


Checked the size of my classics eprom, it's a M27C4001 (512kb) so much larger than either image in this thread so far.
> on inspection the fill 512kb is not full, a lot of the end is filled with FF, but the data section is longer than 256kb. I guess the other dumps were truncated at some point in the past.


Dumped it from the eprom to BIN then BIN->CPR


tested that one in the C4CPC


All Games works perfectly in both the 464plus and 6128plus


Attached here is the 513kb CPR file
I will fix donkey Kong on this dump too.
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: CraigsBar on 23:41, 01 April 15
I will fix donkey Kong on this dump too.
cheers kev ;)
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: arnoldemu on 11:35, 02 April 15
cheers kev ;)
Attached.

(Craigs dump with Donkey Kong start fix for gx4000).
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: arnoldemu on 11:49, 02 April 15
I tested it in gx4000 All games boot except donkey kong lol .

PD: Yes arnold the glitches you described are my defects.
I didn't look into the glitch in a lot of detail. There is nothing unusual in the code, it is using standard firmware functions to change the mode. It may be down to the difference in cpu timing on the gx4000. I will investigate further it's worth looking at.


Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: CraigsBar on 11:56, 02 April 15
I didn't look into the glitch in a lot of detail. There is nothing unusual in the code, it is using standard firmware functions to change the mode. It may be down to the difference in cpu timing on the gx4000. I will investigate further it's worth looking at.
the plus machines also have this mode change glitch, I guess it is possibly a global asic timing thing.
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: arnoldemu on 12:09, 02 April 15
the plus machines also have this mode change glitch, I guess it is possibly a global asic timing thing.
Is it ever seen on the normal CPC?

I've seen similar stuff happen before and the way the mode is changed is not the most accurate, I came up with a much more accurate method a few years ago.

Normal method can move by 8 lines, my more accurate method never had the same problem.
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: CraigsBar on 12:15, 02 April 15
Is it ever seen on the normal CPC?

I've seen similar stuff happen before and the way the mode is changed is not the most accurate, I came up with a much more accurate method a few years ago.

Normal method can move by 8 lines, my more accurate method never had the same problem.
I'll grab the dsk from CPC power tonight and test it in my pluses, and cpcs and let you know.
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: arnoldemu on 12:45, 02 April 15
http://www.cpc-power.com/index.php?page=detail&num=8838 (http://www.cpc-power.com/index.php?page=detail&num=8838)(well only curiosity of course)
The CSD cart is working correctly. Of course it needs a modified 464/6128+ with CSD hardware and more than 1 cart to work correctly.

Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: CraigsBar on 12:56, 02 April 15
The CSD cart is working correctly. Of course it needs a modified 464/6128+ with CSD hardware and more than 1 cart to work correctly.
hmmm I wonder if it could be modified to use the 16 slots of a C4CPC? That would be a cool default slot 0 cart.
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: dragon on 14:24, 02 April 15
It's just a bin file with a  "crt" extension.
Change to .bin and try in c4cpc.

Shame you can't control it via joystick.

EDIT: Tried it. Yes works on gx4000 - but no joystick so I can't play it.
I can skip the nice scroller and title screen however.

Can be fixed?. I mean you don't not need construct the entire joystick system for the menu. Only insert manually The two numbers/ calls to select joystick and start game, and jump the menu in gx4000.

Quote from: CraigsBar link=topic=9856.msg96672#msg96672

date=1427966113
I'll grab the dsk from CPC power tonight and test it in my pluses, and cpcs and let you know.


Test it in the cost-down. If I was amstrad engineer,  I probably copy design circuit for old generatión from the pre-asic chip.
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: CraigsBar on 14:30, 02 April 15
Test it in the cost-down. If I was amstrad engineer,  I probably copy design circuit for old generatión from the pre-asic chip.

I don't have a cost down. I have a revision 1 Schneider CPC 6128, a revision 2 Amstrad CPC 6128, and 3 plusses (2 x 6128+ and 1 x 464+)

So I cannot test in cost down, but I can output the dsk to my HxC and test it in the machines I do have.
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: arnoldemu on 14:37, 02 April 15
Can be fixed?. I mean you don't not need construct the entire joystick system for the menu. Only insert manually The two numbers/ calls to select joystick and start game, and jump the menu in gx4000.
If it's compressed then it's best for Cesar to fix it.

If it's uncompressed, then possibly, but as with other carts it's extra work.
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: CraigsBar on 20:53, 02 April 15
I don't have a cost down. I have a revision 1 Schneider CPC 6128, a revision 2 Amstrad CPC 6128, and 3 plusses (2 x 6128+ and 1 x 464+)

So I cannot test in cost down, but I can output the dsk to my HxC and test it in the machines I do have.
okay....

Grabbed the original dsk and the 16k EPROM from cpc-power.

The disk has no issues with the modesplit on any machine.
The ROM however always has the mode split corruption. I guess this was used as the source for the cart release on Amstrad classics.
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: CraigsBar on 03:16, 04 April 15
OK Since this seems like a reasonable place to share.. Here are some quick and dirty conversions to CPR I have made, either a long time ago to test my Eprom Swap cart, or since getting my c4cpc.


None are extended to use the plus features - I am not that skilled


None are tested on the GX4000 - They are to all intents and purposes No$cart conversions.


Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: arnoldemu on 12:35, 04 April 15
OK Since this seems like a reasonable place to share.. Here are some quick and dirty conversions to CPR I have made, either a long time ago to test my Eprom Swap cart, or since getting my c4cpc.


None are extended to use the plus features - I am not that skilled


None are tested on the GX4000 - They are to all intents and purposes No$cart conversions.
They will not work on gx4000 because you used no$cart.

When I fix no$cart would you remake them?
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: CraigsBar on 12:47, 04 April 15
They will not work on gx4000 because you used no$cart.

When I fix no$cart would you remake them?
sure i will ;)

The only change I made to no$cart was to remove the broken logo from the top left ;)  if it had been a working accurate logo I'd have left it lol.
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: TFM on 17:34, 04 April 15
Really no need for advertisements, which just disturb the gaming experience. So, yes, please get rid of logos[nb]icons and windows and all that crap  :laugh: [/nb]
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: CraigsBar on 18:04, 04 April 15
Really no need for advertisements, which just disturb the gaming experience. So, yes, please get rid of logos[nb]icons and windows and all that crap  :laugh: [/nb]
well I did re image the logo and make a loader screen that provided credit to no$cart. But with the crack intro and trainer selection screen it got a bit silly loading the games so I removed it.
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: fgbrain on 18:24, 04 April 15
This awesome cart can also serve as an additional way to transfer files from / to PC - CPC!!

Provided we get proper software, we can read from SD card and save to disk and vice versa..

Correct??  :o
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: gerald on 18:52, 04 April 15
This awesome cart can also serve as an additional way to transfer files from / to PC - CPC!!

Provided we get proper software, we can read from SD card and save to disk and vice versa..

Correct??  :o
Yes, and no  ;D
PM  ;)
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: TFM on 18:53, 04 April 15
In principle you are right. But it's probably as telling I can use my toaster to heat the house.  ;)   :)
Since the Cartridge ROM is READ ONLY and writing is done by reading from specific addresses it's not as using I/O ports for data transfer or even memory mapped would be.  :)


Just add an X-MASS and you'll be lucky!  :)
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: fgbrain on 20:18, 04 April 15
I'm happy enough if I can only import files from SD ! Nowadays I use more my tablet and smartphone for downloads than my PC.. Therefore C4CPC connects CPC to mobile hw!

Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: arnoldemu on 22:57, 04 April 15
Attached is a fixed ik+ -  no$cart version modified to work on gx4000.

First I will make a c program that will take a no$cart generated cpr and patch it. Then I will look to make a replacement for no$cart eventually.

I modified:
* any access to df07 becomes df83
* do not send specify command to fdc - causes hang
* only scan roms on cart; this stops roms in a rom-board from clashing (e..g if you had parados in a romboard it would override the cart I think and stop it working).
* firmware thinks it's accessing 0-15 but 7 is mapped to &83, others to &81, so the firmware on the cart thinks it's a cpc6128 with disc rom.

I will publish more details soon....
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: TFM on 22:59, 04 April 15
Well, I only have laptop (and neither tablet nor smart phone is needed), but I also do my data transfer with an SD card. It's in the HxC floppy emulator. Works like a charm.  :)

Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: KaosOverride on 13:50, 06 April 15
I have tried another way
http://mega.co.nz/#!mUsyBIiS!gclWw1kejDlMus1UmWirqynESmUjayD7pp3sWam8yi4 (http://mega.co.nz/#!mUsyBIiS!gclWw1kejDlMus1UmWirqynESmUjayD7pp3sWam8yi4)

Roms are from here ROM List - CPCWiki (http://www.cpcwiki.eu/index.php/ROM_List)

I have patched the rom so it autoboots when replacing the Basic, and changed the boot colours to black. Maybe 2-rom games can be used replacing the amsdos rom.

To fill the blocks 2 and 3 (amsdos) I have used a dummy rom fill of zero.

Do they boot ok at GX? At 464+ should....
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: arnoldemu on 19:28, 06 April 15
I have tried another way
http://mega.co.nz/#!mUsyBIiS!gclWw1kejDlMus1UmWirqynESmUjayD7pp3sWam8yi4 (http://mega.co.nz/#!mUsyBIiS!gclWw1kejDlMus1UmWirqynESmUjayD7pp3sWam8yi4)

Roms are from here ROM List - CPCWiki (http://www.cpcwiki.eu/index.php/ROM_List)

I have patched the rom so it autoboots when replacing the Basic, and changed the boot colours to black. Maybe 2-rom games can be used replacing the amsdos rom.

To fill the blocks 2 and 3 (amsdos) I have used a dummy rom fill of zero.

Do they boot ok at GX? At 464+ should....
Confirmed both boot on gx4000.

As before, Donkey Kong has the same graphical corruption at the top where the mode split is incorrect.

NOTE: AMSDOS rom is a problem selecting rom 7 doesn't select page 3 on GX4000. So avoid AMSDOS rom and put dummy here as you have done OR, select it with &83.

EDIT: I didn't have time to see if there is a way to correct the ROM to fix the issue.
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: KaosOverride on 00:52, 07 April 15
Good to see that. Fortunately we have the basic rom usable to use custom code and access the other roms at its "native" location.

A "new gen" no$cart can use the basic rom slot for a new "amsdos +loader" and work at every plus machine.
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: arnoldemu on 10:46, 07 April 15
Good to see that. Fortunately we have the basic rom usable to use custom code and access the other roms at its "native" location.

A "new gen" no$cart can use the basic rom slot for a new "amsdos +loader" and work at every plus machine.
Nice idea.

Yes I plan to make a "new gen" no$cart tool.
I am working out how the original worked so I can re-make carts, but with a tool that can run under linux, mac and windows.
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: KaosOverride on 12:32, 07 April 15
What about patching the firmware to initialize roms &81 to &83 instead of 0 to 7. Sure that Basic is needed to run the basic loaders for many games. But not sure if it can be run at &81, but looks as at GX4000 is mirrored to 0 too. But, is amsdos fixed to 7?

So the new no$cart could be  &80 firmware, &81 basic, &82 patched amsdos, &83+ storage emulation
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: TotO on 13:23, 07 April 15

Users are incredible...  :laugh:
Need a ROM board to play patched cartridge games and cartridge board to run patched ROM programs.  :-\

Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: arnoldemu on 16:03, 07 April 15
What about patching the firmware to initialize roms &81 to &83 instead of 0 to 7. Sure that Basic is needed to run the basic loaders for many games. But not sure if it can be run at &81, but looks as at GX4000 is mirrored to 0 too. But, is amsdos fixed to 7?

So the new no$cart could be  &80 firmware, &81 basic, &82 patched amsdos, &83+ storage emulation
Yes I was planning to patch the firmware to initialise the roms from pages in the cart using &81-&91.

For no$cart you only need basic and amsdos, the rest is disk image.

I do know that some loaders will try to access 7 directly; so I wanted to support this. My plan plan was to look at the rom id sent to the firmware and re-map it to the cartridge page.

So firmware tries 0-15, but pages are &81-&91. This is fine for ROM based carts, for no$cart fix, I checked for 7, and mapped it to &83, all others are mapped to &81.

The following are my OS patches to no$cart. I did need to patch the disc rom to stop it sending specify:

Code: [Select]
org &0000
incbin "os.rom"

org &533

;; replace LDIR to copy high kernal jumpblock, we want to do more.
org &0051
call here
defs 11-3

;; replacing this:
;; 0480 06df      ld      b,$df            ; ROM select I/O port
;; 0482 ed79      out     (c),a            ; select upper rom

org &480
call bae4b-bae4+&bae4
nop

;; replacing this:
;;04b1 06df      ld      b,$df            ; ROM select I/O port
;;04b3 ed79      out     (c),a            ; restore upper rom selection

org &4b1
call bae4b-bae4+&bae4
nop

;; in no$cart modified OS; changes df07 to df83
org &681
defb &83

;; replace this:
;;0535 06df      ld      b,$df            ;; ROM select I/O port
;;0537 ed49      out     (c),c            ;; select upper rom
org &535
call &bae4
nop

;; no$cart performs a jump into dos rom, change df07 to df83.
org &67d
call &b900   ;; enable upper rom
ld bc,&df83  ;; select upper rom (7 - normally DOS/AMSDOS)
out (c),c
jp &dc03     ;; call into DOS/AMSDOS rom

;; this is placed over the copyright message; the message is no longer displayed so it's free to use
here:
ld      hl,&03a6            ; copy high kernel jumpblock
ld      de,&b900
ld      bc,&01e4
ldir
;; copy our extra code.
ld hl,bae4
ld de,&bae4
ld bc,end_bae4-bae4
ldir
ret

;; this code is located at bae4 in ram and fits in a small area.
;; replaces the ld b,&df: out (c),a code.

bae4:
;; C = rom
push af
ld a,c
call bae4b-bae4+&bae4
pop af
ret

;; replaces the ld b,&df: out (c),c
bae4b:
push bc
ld c,&83   ;; if disc rom use this page
cp &7      ;; disc rom selected?
jr z,sel_disc_rom
ld c,&81 ;; choose basic page
sel_disc_rom:
ld b,&df
out (c),c ;; select page
pop bc
ret
end_bae4:

in amsdos rom I put a c9/ret at c615 in the patched no$cart rom.

And that was it.

I haven't finished a new no$cart yet, so i can't post a link to the code yet.

If you wanted a cart with roms in it, change the bae4 code to:

Code: [Select]
;; replaces the ld b,&df: out (c),c
bae4b:
push bc
add a,&81 ;; page offset; 0 = basic, 1,2,3,4,5,6,7 etc map to slots 1,2,3,4,5,6,7. Move amsdos into &81+7 in your modified cart. So it's accessible through 07 from firmware.
ld b,&df
out (c),a
pop bc
ret
end_bae4:

Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: CraigsBar on 01:36, 08 April 15
@Prodatron (http://www.cpcwiki.eu/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=13) is there any way that SymbOS could be made into a Plus Cartridge image.


I acknowledge that this will only be of use to 6128plus owners (Or people with extended RAM in a 464+)


It woudl however open up Symbos to people with an X-Mass but no X-Mem. or free up some of those all important slots in the X-Mem for those of us with both.


A CPR to boot Symbos automatically when selected in a C4CPC selector, and that would still read the config from an X-Mass so enable the use of that file system would be a great boon. Imagine the benefit to 464plus owners, they could have Symbos with no need of a floppy drive so long as they had the extra RAM chips fitted and a C4CPC


If this release is possible, woudl it also be possible to re-enable the Plus Palette in the colour selector? I know I ask a lot but the C4CPC stands to be one of the most exciting plus expansions going, not jus because it brings games to those poor neglected GX4000 owners who are tired of Burning Rubber, but also because of the possibilities it offers to the plus owner.


I see @TFM (http://www.cpcwiki.eu/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=179) made a CPR of FutureOS, assuming most people (like me) have both F-OS and SymbOS installed in their X-Mem these days, that is 8 rom slots used. tha could be freed up for games, Protext, Maxam, whatever.


Just a thought. Let me know what you think.


Craig


Edit: @TFM (http://www.cpcwiki.eu/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=179) I just tested the 0.8 CPR and it seems to not play nice on my expanded 464plus. will investigate futher tomorrow night.

Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: TotO on 10:00, 08 April 15
It woudl however open up Symbos to people with an X-Mass but no X-Mem. or free up some of those all important slots in the X-Mem for those of us with both.
That is sadly wrong, because in all cases you will need an extra RAM board to properly use it.
It's why the X-MEM embedded ROM and RAM, to allow all to work by using only one slot on the MotherX4, to not waste them!

Last but not less, the idea of the MX4 boards was to made all CPC/PLUS range of computers usable in the same way in a unification worries.
If you start to make custom things for the PLUS, you will definitively assume that is not a CPC and have not to be compatible.
(and I have wasted my time to ensure that all my MX4 boards was compatible with it)

Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: TFM on 17:48, 08 April 15
I see @TFM (http://www.cpcwiki.eu/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=179) made a CPR of FutureOS, assuming most people (like me) have both F-OS and SymbOS installed in their X-Mem these days, that is 8 rom slots used. that could be freed up for games, Protext, Maxam, whatever.

Edit: @TFM (http://www.cpcwiki.eu/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=179) I just tested the 0.8 CPR and it seems to not play nice on my expanded 464plus. will investigate futher tomorrow night.

Well, it needs 128 KB of RAM of course. If you see a smear on the screen, then this means the computer can't work with RAM config &C3 (usually happening with 64 KB machines).

If there would just be a little more interest I would make an English version of it. But honestly I think that you are the second person ever using the FutureOS Cartridge at all.  :laugh:
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: CraigsBar on 19:36, 08 April 15
Well, it needs 128 KB of RAM of course. If you see a smear on the screen, then this means the computer can't work with RAM config &C3 (usually happening with 64 KB machines).

If there would just be a little more interest I would make an English version of it. But honestly I think that you are the second person ever using the FutureOS Cartridge at all.  :laugh:
now we all have c4cpc, I hope that the number will rise sharply.
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: Kris on 10:00, 09 April 15
now we all have c4cpc, I hope that the number will rise sharply.
Obviously, it can be helpful for CPCPlus users to have FutureOS directly in the C4CPC.....For your information, I'm also a futureOS user since I got my X-Mass device ;)
 
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: TFM on 19:09, 09 April 15
Ok, guys! Thanks for showing so much support! Now since we got already 3 persons willing to use the Plus version I have to make an English Plus version and then make a cart out of it! Just give me a little time. It's not as easy as one may thing because it's more complex than simply translate, and Plus version is different to CPC version. But it's not as bad as it could be.  :) :) :)
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: arnoldemu on 19:40, 09 April 15
Ok, guys! Thanks for showing so much support! Now since we got already 3 persons willing to use the Plus version I have to make an English Plus version and then make a cart out of it! Just give me a little time. It's not as easy as one may thing because it's more complex than simply translate, and Plus version is different to CPC version. But it's not as bad as it could be.  :) :) :)
Will there be a GX4000 cartridge version of FutureOS?  ;D











Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: CraigsBar on 19:45, 09 April 15
Will there be a GX4000 cartridge version of FutureOS?  ;D
when the gx grows 128k ram or more LOL.
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: TFM on 19:45, 09 April 15

Will there be a GX4000 cartridge version of FutureOS?  ;D

No, 64 KB only CPC's are not planned to be supported. FutureOS gains it's speed from using a lot of RAM buffers (f.e. DIRectories). It may even run if you can use a keypad, but I wouldn't suggest. Since there is no storage media on the GX4000 it's kind of pointless anyway. The only thing you could do is to move the mouse arrow around. Really boring imho.  ;)  [nb]Well, ok, you can uses the Porting System and the monitor to play around with Plus features and I/O ports and so. But in your case... you already know everything about it anyway.  ;) [/nb][/size]
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: Kris on 21:23, 09 April 15
Ok, guys! Thanks for showing so much support! Now since we got already 3 persons willing to use the Plus version I have to make an English Plus version and then make a cart out of it! Just give me a little time. It's not as easy as one may thing because it's more complex than simply translate, and Plus version is different to CPC version. But it's not as bad as it could be.  :) :) :)


If you want to start a French version then just let me know, I'm OK to help you with translation ;)

Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: KaosOverride on 21:41, 09 April 15
 Lol, my GX4000 has 128mb, cpc plus patches and keyboard lines fitted, but not connected (jet)  :laugh:
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: CraigsBar on 21:50, 09 April 15
Lol, my GX4000 has 128mb, cpc plus patches and keyboard lines fitted, but not connected (jet)  :laugh:
so I guess the gx4000 is needed lol.
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: TFM on 21:55, 09 April 15

If you want to start a French version then just let me know, I'm OK to help you with translation ;)


Hi! The CPC version has already French texts. So I will move ENG / FRA in one block over to the Plus version.  :)
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: arnoldemu on 10:45, 10 April 15
Lol, my GX4000 has 128mb, cpc plus patches and keyboard lines fitted, but not connected (jet)  :laugh:

My original post was meant as a joke and I am happy TFM saw it that way.

I know TFM doesn't love 64KB only or GX4000  ;)
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: radu14m on 19:12, 10 April 15
mine arrived today, just in time for Easter !!!
It"s amazing :)


Thanks Gerald :)
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: geppy-x on 21:55, 10 April 15
Hello to everyone!

I'm new to this comunity and i would want to get my hands on one of this fantastic kits. So i have just sent a PM to Gerald.

Regards.



Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: CraigsBar on 11:42, 11 April 15
Hello to everyone!

I'm new to this comunity and i would want to get my hands on one of this fantastic kits. So i have just sent a PM to Gerald.

Regards.
hi @geppy-x, first of all welcome to the wiki. Indeed you should want one of these wonderful carts. I can wholeheartedly recommend them. So far, as well as the excellent ROM collection Gerald provides I have installed the following carts and no$cart conversions on mine.

Pacman emulator, amstrad classics, Titus the fox, groops, spy vs spy trilogy.

I am sure many more can and will be added in time, I cannot rate these carts highly enough. They are up there with the x-mem and x-mass for must have accessories.

Craig
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: CraigsBar on 14:23, 11 April 15
Nice idea.

Yes I plan to make a "new gen" no$cart tool.
I am working out how the original worked so I can re-make carts, but with a tool that can run under linux, mac and windows.
Hi @arnoldemu (http://www.cpcwiki.eu/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=122) ,
Do the plans for your new no$cart include support for double sided discs? As the c4cpc supports 512kb cartridge images there is plenty of space for both sides of the disc to be imaged either as a separate sides or as a combined image.


I hope this *is* a possibility even if only for R-type 128 and Batman forever ;)


I'd like to see r-type 128 patched to store the high score table on the SD card. Not even sure this is possible? but that woudl be awesome.

Craig
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: Markus on 16:00, 16 April 15

@Gerald

I'd like to buy one  ‘C4CPC’ Flash Cartridge, please get in contact with me.

regards Markus
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: Gryzor on 18:05, 16 April 15
If you post as a guest how would you suggest contacting you?
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: Neil79 on 18:19, 16 April 15
 :laugh:
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: TFM on 19:42, 16 April 15
Forum IQ test.... failed!  :P
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: arnoldemu on 21:51, 16 April 15
Hi @arnoldemu (http://www.cpcwiki.eu/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=122) ,
Do the plans for your new no$cart include support for double sided discs? As the c4cpc supports 512kb cartridge images there is plenty of space for both sides of the disc to be imaged either as a separate sides or as a combined image.


I hope this *is* a possibility even if only for R-type 128 and Batman forever ;)


I'd like to see r-type 128 patched to store the high score table on the SD card. Not even sure this is possible? but that woudl be awesome.

Craig

Hi Craig,

no$cart seems to support data format only and my first version will too. Perhaps it does support system format discs too, but it doesn't support special formats or copy protection and anything using a custom loader and direct access to disc would not run.

I worked out that a 512KB cart could hold two sides of a DATA format disk (~360K), it doesn't have the capacity for a double sided 80 track disc, because that is around 800KB. So that excludes larger discs.

So for both r-type and batman I would say "unlikely".

Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: remax on 22:57, 16 April 15
If at one you decide to run another batch, i'll be in :)
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: TFM on 22:58, 16 April 15
For R-Type you can contact the programmer of course  :)  About demos in a Cartridge? Funny idea somehow.  ;)
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: Markus on 23:57, 16 April 15
Forum IQ test.... failed!  :P


 :D  lol, now I'm registered ... hello cpc folks!
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: robcfg on 00:18, 17 April 15
Hehe, welcome!
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: CraigsBar on 00:42, 17 April 15
For R-Type you can contact the programmer of course  :)  About demos in a Cartridge? Funny idea somehow.  ;)


Well that is true, perhaps a cart specific r-type could be created. I really hope that all these c4cpc boards do spark some interest in the GX4000 and plus machines on the whole.


I plan on making a new FW 3.15 cart image some time soon if anyone is interested, the last ones I did were FW 3.14?


Craig

Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: CraigsBar on 00:43, 17 April 15

 :D  lol, now I'm registered ... hello cpc folks!
Welcome to the Wiki.


I hope @Gerald has some left, it woudl be a shame to register and then not get one ;)


Oh well think of the fun you can have here whilst waiting for one, we are a pretty friendly lot.


Craig
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: TFM on 00:44, 17 April 15
Very welcome Markus! Like your mankind text! Have fun here!  :)
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: Seob on 08:52, 17 April 15
I'm interested in a c4cpc.
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: manic23 on 13:48, 17 April 15
Hello gerald, I am new to this forum so I hope this is OK to jump in this thread. I would very much like to be considered to be on the list for one of your superb looking CPC Plus cartridge replacements. I will PM you. Many thanks.
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: CraigsBar on 14:23, 17 April 15
Hello gerald, I am new to this forum so I hope this is OK to jump in this thread. I would very much like to be considered to be on the list for one of your superb looking CPC Plus cartridge replacements. I will PM you. Many thanks.
welcome manic23. Who'd have thought the c4cpc would encourage so many new members
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: manic23 on 14:43, 17 April 15
Hello CraigsBar, Really? is that what's happened then, I'm guessing there have been loads of new members wanting to buy the C4CPC. I am not surprised really considering the price of the games for the GX4000 a flash cart like this is a gift from the Gods! I just hope I manage to get on the waiting list :)
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: Optimus on 17:21, 17 April 15
Wow! I just learned about this. Where do I buy?
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: manic23 on 17:27, 17 April 15
Wow! I just learned about this. Where do I buy?

Just PM gerald and ask him
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: Markus on 17:29, 17 April 15
pretty cool hardware seems like a magnet for visitors  :)


(http://static.giantbomb.com/uploads/original/1/15625/2570631-4831459721-iscoo.jpg)
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: manic23 on 17:32, 17 April 15
I think the article on Retro Collect will generate a lot of interest in this device, I just hope gerald can keep up with the demand!
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: TFM on 18:09, 17 April 15
Wow! I just learned about this. Where do I buy?


You get all detailed information in the very first post of this thread. Then you can ask Gerald to put you on the waiting list.  :)






And welcome new members!  :)
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: andycadley on 20:21, 17 April 15
Hello CraigsBar, Really? is that what's happened then, I'm guessing there have been loads of new members wanting to buy the C4CPC. I am not surprised really considering the price of the games for the GX4000 a flash cart like this is a gift from the Gods! I just hope I manage to get on the waiting list :)

It's kind of assuring for those of us who spent many years arguing that there really was a viable market for some sort of programmable GX cartridge. They might have said we were mad, but maybe we were onto something all along!  :laugh:
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: TFM on 22:04, 17 April 15
It's kind of assuring for those of us who spent many years arguing that there really was a viable market for some sort of programmable GX cartridge. They might have said we were mad, but maybe we were onto something all along!  :laugh:


Never agreed so much with you.  :) :) :)
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: Park Games on 22:19, 17 April 15
Really cool device. I have 2 GX4000's that would get a real boost with C4CPC. Batman cartridge is the only one that gets played!
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: CraigsBar on 23:41, 17 April 15
You need one of these. Pang, navy seals and robocop are must haves.
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: owen2471 on 02:11, 18 April 15
Oh yes been wanting an excuse to use my amstrads again.  Waiting list pls.....
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: dragon on 12:59, 18 April 15
Some people speak( not me). c4cpc is not interesting becaused compared it with MSX equivalent cartridge he can't load dsk images directly from the cartridge.


Only curiosity. Its technically posible make a internal transparent emulator  of the fdd in the cartridge.?
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: TotO on 13:50, 18 April 15
Those peoples are stupids...
I think that will be deficult, because the PLUS cartridge port lack many signals.


Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: gerald on 13:57, 18 April 15
Only curiosity. Its technically posible make a internal transparent emulator  of the fdd in the cartridge.?
I have no clue on how the MSX cartridge works, but the CPC one is nothing more that a ROM bus : address/data/output enable.
Also most game on CPC access the FDC directly, they need to be patched.
MSX game may be OS friendly so you can hook OS call.
But if some people want's to make such intelligent cart, no problem, just do it  ;D
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: dragon on 14:12, 18 April 15
I have no clue on how the MSX cartridge works, but the CPC one is nothing more that a ROM bus : address/data/output enable.
Also most game on CPC access the FDC directly, they need to be patched.
MSX game may be OS friendly so you can hook OS call.
But if some people want's to make such intelligent cart, no problem, just do it  ;D

:). And what about roms? it need to be patched  one by one as dsk?.
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: gerald on 14:22, 18 April 15
:) . And what about roms? it need to be patched  one by one as dsk?.
Extension ROM as the one you put on XMEM still need to be patched since the cart ROM maps from 128 to 159 where the os only scan 0 to 15 (32 when patched).
Also, most game ported to ROM are compressed to take less space. It would be more convenient to have them as a proper cartridge (uncompressed) to speed up starting.
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: CraigsBar on 18:30, 18 April 15
Some people speak( not me). c4cpc is not interesting becaused compared it with MSX equivalent cartridge he can't load dsk images directly from the cartridge.


Only curiosity. Its technically posible make a internal transparent emulator  of the fdd in the cartridge.?
Those people are ill informed luddites ;)


There is a perfectly good solution (OK for 128k owners only at present) called no$cart


this DOS program will take a standard format DSK file and create a CPR (Cartridge file) that auto boots.  It does have some limitations in that only the standard DATA format is permitted, so you are really stick with the cracked DSK images and not any copy protected originals tat use odd formats. and worse I suppose is that the resulting CPR's require 128k so will not work on a 464plus (Without a ram expansion) or a GX4000 (at all)


However, hopefully a new version will be available soon tat gets around at least one of these, and hopefully both.


for now, as no$cart images are made @arnoldemu (http://www.cpcwiki.eu/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=122) is providing an amazing service of patching the CPR's to run on the gx4000 (so long as the controls don't need patching too, so only joypad only games really)


So basically with one small piece of very old DOS programming a DSK can be copied to the c4cpc and work on the 464+ and 6128+.


Craig

Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: CraigsBar on 20:00, 18 April 15
I think the article on Retro Collect will generate a lot of interest in this device, I just hope gerald can keep up with the demand!
Just wondering if @gerald (http://www.cpcwiki.eu/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=250) has let the guys at Retro Gamer aware of this?
I know it might open a whole stack of orders, so maybe something that is not the best of ideas, but it would surely provide some extra coverage for the pluses in RG.


Craig

Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: Guy0me on 22:43, 18 April 15
However, hopefully a new version will be available soon tat gets around at least one of these, and hopefully both.
Good News !  :D a graphic version of no$cart like CPCDiskXp would be perfect..
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: arnoldemu on 00:03, 19 April 15
I am testing my new no$cart program.

It will be ready soon.

There will be restrictions on what it can and can't do. I will give more details when it's ready.

The program can be built on linux, mac and windows.

A gui version will be available later.
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: CraigsBar on 00:24, 19 April 15
I am testing my new no$cart program.

It will be ready soon.

There will be restrictions on what it can and can't do. I will give more details when it's ready.

The program can be built on linux, mac and windows.

A gui version will be available later.
Yippee :)


/me is a happy bunny.


Once released I'll remake all te No$Cart images I have attached here already, Must keep things working for our GX4000 owning members if at all possible.


Craig

Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: CraigsBar on 03:40, 19 April 15
OK, One more cartridge image that might be of interest...


FW 3.15 English
Basic 1.1
Parados 1.1


clearly only really of use on the plus machines with disc interfaces, will probably crash if no FDC is present.


Enjoy


Craig

Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: TFM on 21:43, 19 April 15
Any chance of getting a version with VaraDOS?

Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: CraigsBar on 21:58, 19 April 15
Any chance of getting a version with VaraDOS?
Yep No worries, see attached.



Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: TFM on 23:31, 19 April 15
Thanks Craig! You're awesome!  :)
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: CraigsBar on 01:17, 20 April 15
Thanks Craig! You're awesome!  :)
I do try... But Awesome seems to overstate it more than a bit, when you look at the work @gerald (http://www.cpcwiki.eu/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=250) , @talrek (http://www.cpcwiki.eu/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=1195) ,@Prodatron , Yourself, @Bryce (http://www.cpcwiki.eu/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=225) etc all put in to this community in your own areas of expertise, what I do is small fry.


Anyway, in case anyone wants a Plus cart with FW 3.15 and the standard Plus AmsDOS 0.7 (with |game, |jeux and |Spiel) then that is here too.


Regards


Craig

Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: opossum on 02:04, 20 April 15
Long time lurker and interested in C4CPC purchase. Just pmd Gerald. :) ;)

Thanks.
Andre
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: CraigsBar on 02:11, 20 April 15
Long time lurker and interested in C4CPC purchase. Just pmd Gerald. :) ;)

Thanks.
Andre
Welcome Andre :)
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: bobbi on 19:41, 20 April 15
There is a perfectly good solution (OK for 128k owners only at present) called no$cart
*snip*
It does have some limitations in that...  the resulting CPR's require 128k so will not work on a 464plus (Without a ram expansion) or a GX4000 (at all)
Craig

this would explain why i've failed to get any of the BIN files i made with no$cart to boot on either my gx4000 or my stock 464plus, if only i'd discovered this forum sooner i'd have saved myself a stack of hours and a ton of eprom erasing  :)

and talking of discovering this forum, i'm bobbi and i'm new here, joined last week... i tend to lurk on forums usually, but if i see anything i can help with, or that i have experience with, then i'll pipe up and hopefully assist someone... so hi peeps, play nice  8)

bobbi
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: seanb on 20:51, 20 April 15
Don't know if this has been posted so if it has sorry for the repeat but came across this article today
‘C4CPC’ Flash Cartridge For Amstrad CPC464 Plus / 6128 Plus / GX4000 Now (http://www.retrocollect.com/News/c4cpc-flash-cartridge-for-amstrad-cpc464-plus-6128-plus-gx4000-now-available.html)
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: Neil79 on 21:27, 20 April 15
Don't know if this has been posted so if it has sorry for the repeat but came across this article today


Lol Retro Collect! Ever since we told them off, they stopped sourcing us altogether  :-\ ( Not that we did an article on the CPC Plus Cart )



Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: seanb on 22:43, 20 April 15
Ooh juicy.
Why'd you tell them off. I really like their site
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: arnoldemu on 22:55, 20 April 15
Attached is v1.

use makefile under linux or macosx to build.

nocart and .rom files must be in the same directory.
In the source directory you can find original roms and asm files to patch them so you can see exactly what I have done.

nocart <disk> <cart> <filename>

e.g.

nocart nebulus.dsk nebulus.cpr disc

Next version will be a bit more friendly and a bit more tolerant of errors and will check the disc format to ensure it really is data format.

I have changed the generated cpr.

It does work on gx4000.

page 0 is os
page 1 is basic
page 2 is amsdos
page 3+ is disc contents

(different from no$cart, it has page 3 as amsdos, but with my nocart I can do what I want  :P ).

restrictions:

1. data format disk only (I will support system format in the future)
2. you need to know how to run the disc to put it on the command-line (no auto detect).
3. if you want game to run on 464+ and gx4000 then 64kb compatible games only. (can't fix, game must be patched)
4. if you want the game to be useable on gx4000 you must be able to start it and play it with joystick only. (can't fix, game must be patched!)
5. Games that use direct disc access to load will not work. (can't fix, game must be patched).

Sooo many games require keyboard to start :(

But it has been tested on GX4000 and games do work.

EDIT: I need to do a little bit more "polishing". Seems to work ok. But posted this early for Craig.
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: TFM on 22:58, 20 April 15
Would be great to have such kind of programs on the CPC itself.  ;)
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: arnoldemu on 22:59, 20 April 15
Attached is nebulus created with my nocart.

I am pleased this game can be started and played with joystick. I didn't need to patch it.
Of course you can't change options and I don't know what happens if you try and enter your name, may work with joystick may not.
Works on GX4000.
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: arnoldemu on 23:00, 20 April 15
Would be great to have such kind of programs on the CPC itself.  ;)

Are you saying you will do it??  ;)
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: TFM on 23:03, 20 April 15
Irony - mode ON!


Now the GX4000 suffers the same fate as the CPC before: ... it's ports!!! What the Speccy port was for the CPC is now the 464 port to the GX4000! History really repeats! Nothing new since the old Rome ;-)


OFF/

Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: TFM on 23:04, 20 April 15
Are you saying you will do it??  ;)


Wished I had the time, but you already know how to do it.  ;)
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: CraigsBar on 00:15, 21 April 15
Attached is v1.

use makefile under linux or macosx to build.

nocart and .rom files must be in the same directory.
In the source directory you can find original roms and asm files to patch them so you can see exactly what I have done.

nocart <disk> <cart> <filename>

e.g.

nocart nebulus.dsk nebulus.cpr disc

Next version will be a bit more friendly and a bit more tolerant of errors and will check the disc format to ensure it really is data format.

I have changed the generated cpr.

It does work on gx4000.

page 0 is os
page 1 is basic
page 2 is amsdos
page 3+ is disc contents

(different from no$cart, it has page 3 as amsdos, but with my nocart I can do what I want  :P ).

restrictions:

1. data format disk only (I will support system format in the future)
2. you need to know how to run the disc to put it on the command-line (no auto detect).
3. if you want game to run on 464+ and gx4000 then 64kb compatible games only. (can't fix, game must be patched)
4. if you want the game to be useable on gx4000 you must be able to start it and play it with joystick only. (can't fix, game must be patched!)
5. Games that use direct disc access to load will not work. (can't fix, game must be patched).

Sooo many games require keyboard to start :(

But it has been tested on GX4000 and games do work.

EDIT: I need to do a little bit more "polishing". Seems to work ok. But posted this early for Craig.


Thanks @arnoldemu (http://www.cpcwiki.eu/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=122)


tested and working fine, Here is WinterGames converted with the new version under OSX. As I don't have a GX4000 or unexpanded 464plus could someone with this kit test this one for me?




Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: CraigsBar on 00:22, 21 April 15
Irony - mode ON!


Now the GX4000 suffers the same fate as the CPC before: ... it's ports!!! What the Speccy port was for the CPC is now the 464 port to the GX4000! History really repeats! Nothing new since the old Rome ;-)


OFF/
Hehee. Nothing new about 464 ports to the GX, Just look at 75% of the "official" carts to see that.

Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: arnoldemu on 15:28, 21 April 15
v1.1

Few more code fixes:

1. used sizeof on a number. oops. Wasn't generating good cprs when built with visual studio.
2. if disk image found - no longer crashes trying to access the data.
3. reports if disk image not found.


Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: arnoldemu on 15:30, 21 April 15
I tried converting stranded to cartridge. It runs fine, I can start it with joystick, but then it asks for a level name; which I can't input  :laugh:
See my first CPC game and it doesn't work with joystick fully. I have learned since then ;)

Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: arnoldemu on 15:50, 21 April 15
I just tried converting sudoku and balloonacy. both require me to press a key to select controls LOL.

Oh dear :(

Blue Angel 69 must have been the first where I could just start it with joystick. LOL!

v1.2

- Support for standard disk image.


Current status:
- supports extended and standard disk image types
- data format only (will crash or not work or generate empty if you try and use a different format)
- a bit better with error reporting
- compiles using visual studio now.
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: alexh on 16:34, 21 April 15
Nice looking bit of kit. I've just PM'd gerald. Hopefully he's not overwhelmed by the interest.


I dunno if anyone cares but someone just unearthed ~100 NOS (EU) Amstrad GX4000's and is selling them on €Bay for £47 each buy-it-now.


Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: TFM on 17:59, 21 April 15
Welcome Alex! Enjoy the forum! Nice info about the GX4000 unearth, that seems to happen more often recently (2nd time I heart about such a thing).  :)

Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: alexh on 20:53, 21 April 15
Yeah? I was very surprised.
I saw an article about the C4CPC on RetroCollect, figured a GX4000 would be finally worth owning.

Hit €Bay (UK) and I was surprised to find ~100 boxed NOS GX4000's being sold BIN at a sensible price.

They must have been stored for what... 25 years?

I can see this is the 2nd batch in the last month the vendor has sold too!
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: arnoldemu on 10:02, 22 April 15
v1.3

Status:
- Support for DATA or SYSTEM format discs (40 track single sided)
- Verifies disc image and reports if it has copy protection or is not DATA or SYSTEM (these types are not supported - game needs converting to DATA/SYSTEM and patching)
- Cartridges work on CPC6128+ and GX4000 (should work on 464+ - to be verified).
- EDIT: The cartridge simulates an English CPC6128 with BASIC v1.1 and standard AMSDOS. The lower level read sector, write sector etc are patched.

Ideal if you are more familiar with developing on disc and want to make a cart version.

Doesn't support:
- EDIT: if a game relies on a pause in loading to show a title screen then when transferred to cart, the pause will be much shorter.
- Copy protected discs (these use direct floppy controller access - game needs to be cracked)
- If a game uses 128KB then it can only be used on CPC6128+ or 464+ with extra memory - will not work on GX4000
- If game uses keyboard then it can't be used on GX4000 without patching. It needs to support joystick throughout (please consider adding full joystick support in the future if you write games)

The tool is now almost complete. I will do one extra step to verify all the data is put on there correctly. It appears it is, but I'll write a program to check. When I've done that, it's done.

EDIT: This work is based on No$Cart but it is a re-implementation (in C++) and has some modifications compared to No$cart (different cartridge page use, patches to work on GX4000). Some ROM patches are the same as those used by No$cart. So this work is based on that of Martin Korth programmer of No$cart.
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: seanb on 12:25, 22 April 15
Yeah? I was very surprised.
I saw an article about the C4CPC on RetroCollect, figured a GX4000 would be finally worth owning.

Hit €Bay (UK) and I was surprised to find ~100 boxed NOS GX4000's being sold BIN at a sensible price.

They must have been stored for what... 25 years?

I can see this is the 2nd batch in the last month the vendor has sold too!

There was someone who found a load and was selling them for £37 or best offer. One guy got one for £30. Maybe it's the same person and he's upped the price on the second batch due to overwhelming demand  ;D
Gerald better get making more as potential for demand has just jumped.
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: arnoldemu on 12:29, 22 April 15
There was someone who found a load and was selling them for £37 or best offer. One guy got one for £30. Maybe it's the same person and he's upped the price on the second batch due to overwhelming demand  ;D
Gerald better get making more as potential for demand has just jumped.
Please post a link.
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: seanb on 12:41, 22 April 15
Amstrad GX 4000 Game Console 1990 RETRO / VINTAGE + Burnin Rubber - NEW | eBay (http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/201334384310)
this person but it sounds like the same one.
This is his relisted auction not the original
You could try £30 offer and see if he accepts
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: arnoldemu on 12:41, 22 April 15
this would explain why i've failed to get any of the BIN files i made with no$cart to boot on either my gx4000 or my stock 464plus, if only i'd discovered this forum sooner i'd have saved myself a stack of hours and a ton of eprom erasing  :)

and talking of discovering this forum, i'm bobbi and i'm new here, joined last week... i tend to lurk on forums usually, but if i see anything i can help with, or that i have experience with, then i'll pipe up and hopefully assist someone... so hi peeps, play nice  8)

bobbi
Welcome bobbi,
Try out the new nocart.
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: alexh on 13:06, 22 April 15
Please post a link.
He has two auctions right now, one 99p start (http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Amstrad-GX-4000-Game-Console-1990-RETRO-VINTAGE-Burnin-Rubber-NEW/301601680633) the other £46.99 BIN (http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Amstrad-GX-4000-Game-Console-1990-RETRO-VINTAGE-Burnin-Rubber-NEW-/201334384310)

Just look at the guys sales history (http://www.ebay.co.uk/sch/i.html?_nkw=amstrad&_in_kw=1&_ex_kw=&_sacat=0&LH_Sold=1&_udlo=&_udhi=&_samilow=&_samihi=&_sadis=15&_stpos=&_sargn=-1%26saslc%3D1&_salic=3&_fss=1&_fsradio=%26LH_SpecificSeller%3D1&_saslop=1&_sasl=+tez1168&_sop=1&_dmd=1&_ipg=200&LH_Complete=1).  He's already sold ~50 units in the last 3 months!
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: arnoldemu on 13:08, 22 April 15
@Gerald,
I wonder if he was "sitting on them" until your new cart was ready?
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: seanb on 13:16, 22 April 15
@Gerald,
I wonder if he was "sitting on them" until your new cart was ready?

maybe it is Gerald  :P
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: dthrone on 13:19, 22 April 15
I was the £30  ;D   Tip:  Be cheeky with your offer, but not too cheeky, and they will probably compromise  ;)
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: CraigsBar on 13:21, 22 April 15
It's the postage to Ireland that is painful. :(
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: seanb on 13:21, 22 April 15
@Dthrone Are you snestastic on YouTube?
Some of the best offers I've received from people have been downright insulting at times :D
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: seanb on 13:23, 22 April 15
It's the postage to Ireland that is painful. :(

How much does he wasn't for postage to Ireland
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: dthrone on 13:32, 22 April 15
@Dthrone Are you snestastic on YouTube?


No, I haven't got a youtube account.  But I did build up a pretty large snes collection 10-12 years ago, a reasonable portion of which from ebay, if that's what you've noticed  ;)
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: seanb on 13:36, 22 April 15
It was a snestastic vid how I found out about the gx4000 auction.
At least we know how low the seller is willing to go.
£37 inc. P&P is not bad
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: CraigsBar on 14:55, 22 April 15
How much does he wasn't for postage to Ireland
well the auction page says £30. But email for a quote.... I've mailled and am waiting for a quote.
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: CraigsBar on 16:13, 22 April 15
well the auction page says £30. But email for a quote.... I've mailled and am waiting for a quote.
quote back.....
1 or 2 consoles £25 shipping
3 or above £30 shipping.

Anyone else in Ireland want to share shipping costs.
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: Spiderman2099 on 19:29, 22 April 15
Perdonad que escriba en español, pero no me defiendo en ingles.  Quisiera hacerme con un c4cpc, pero no lo encuentro en tiendas físicas, pero dicen que se puede solicitar en este hilo de cpcwiki.  Os dejo mi e-mail para ver si es posible realizar la compra.  Muchas gracias.
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: skywalky on 21:24, 22 April 15
Perdonad que escriba en español, pero no me defiendo en ingles.  Quisiera hacerme con un c4cpc, pero no lo encuentro en tiendas físicas, pero dicen que se puede solicitar en este hilo de cpcwiki.  Os dejo mi e-mail para ver si es posible realizar la compra.  Muchas gracias.
Es mejor que te registres en el foro y así el creador puede contactar contigo cuando estén disponibles. De todas formas hay una larga lista y habrá que esperar un poco.
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: CraigsBar on 11:31, 23 April 15
Well I am now the owner of a NOS gx4000 from eBay. I got the shipping down to 25 and the console to 30. So £55 all in with shipping to Ireland. Not bad and within my retro budget.

Now I'll be able to test my CPR conversions on a gx4000 as well.
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: arnoldemu on 15:41, 23 April 15
v1.4

* Allows disc images with less than 40 tracks. Requested by @jrodriguezv. (http://www.cpcwiki.eu/forum/profile/?u=699)
(CNG's website has loads of these with his single file cracks on them).

Restriction is that every track must be DATA format or every track must be SYSTEM format. The discs on CNG's website are ok.
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: Spiderman2099 on 20:24, 23 April 15
He seguido el consejo de un miembro del foto y me he registrado.  En cuando haya unidades del c4cpc a la venta me gustaría hacerme con uno.  Ruego que la persona que los construye se ponga en contacto conmigo.  Muchas gracias de antemano.  :) :) :) :) :)
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: jrodriguezv on 22:40, 23 April 15

v1.4

* Allows disc images with less than 40 tracks. Requested by @jrodriguezv. (http://www.cpcwiki.eu/forum/profile/?u=699)
(CNG's website has loads of these with his single file cracks on them).

Restriction is that every track must be DATA format or every track must be SYSTEM format. The discs on CNG's website are ok.

Thanks man!

I will try this version ASAP :-)

EDIT: Tested!!! Thanks again for your work.
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: CraigsBar on 00:10, 24 April 15
v1.4

* Allows disc images with less than 40 tracks. Requested by @jrodriguezv. (http://www.cpcwiki.eu/forum/profile/?u=699)
(CNG's website has loads of these with his single file cracks on them).

Restriction is that every track must be DATA format or every track must be SYSTEM format. The discs on CNG's website are ok.
WOW a properly cracked version of prehistorik2. Now can anyone recode the loader not to ask the questions... and simply select No special mode, plus version.


If possible this would really make a cartridge possibility. The game menu etc are fully joystick control already. the only problems would seem to be the loader questions.


Craig
 
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: CraigsBar on 00:18, 24 April 15
2 more cart conversions, this time with v1.4 of @arnoldemu (http://www.cpcwiki.eu/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=122) 's tool... I vote a name change, how about ACB (ArnoldEmu's Cartridge Builder)


Anyway on with the games....


Donkey Kong with no graphic corruption around the mode change
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and E-Motion just because I loved this game!
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Hope you enjoy.


Craig
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: arnoldemu on 11:31, 24 April 15
Did the graphical corruption disapear or was it a different dsk?

The reason I ask is that there is a disc motor firmware ticker which I turned off in my version of nocart.

I think this could have caused this problem.
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: CraigsBar on 11:41, 24 April 15
Did the graphical corruption disapear or was it a different dsk?

The reason I ask is that there is a disc motor firmware ticker which I turned off in my version of nocart.

I think this could have caused this problem.
I used the dsk from CNG, so I guess it is a different source.

Craig
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: arnoldemu on 22:06, 24 April 15
@CraigsBar (http://www.cpcwiki.eu/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=482): btw, when you get your gx4000 you should find your carts work fine, but you'll be frustrated when you can't press keys to start the game ;)

Still good to use them in a 464+ or 6128+. I will test the carts on a 464+ soon.
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: CraigsBar on 22:37, 24 April 15
@CraigsBar (http://www.cpcwiki.eu/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=482): btw, when you get your gx4000 you should find your carts work fine, but you'll be frustrated when you can't press keys to start the game ;)

Still good to use them in a 464+ or 6128+. I will test the carts on a 464+ soon.
that is exactly why I proposed a conversion tool using my mf2+ when it arrives. Any chance of an Arnold approved cart creator that incorporates anti multiface and removes the corrupted screen during loading.

Craig

nb: yes I know I *am* that cheeky lol.
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: Felixesp on 00:06, 25 April 15
I "want" one of these!!!!
It will be posible?
Thanksss
Felix

Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: CraigsBar on 11:27, 25 April 15
v1.4

* Allows disc images with less than 40 tracks. Requested by @jrodriguezv. (http://www.cpcwiki.eu/forum/profile/?u=699)
(CNG's website has loads of these with his single file cracks on them).

Restriction is that every track must be DATA format or every track must be SYSTEM format. The discs on CNG's website are ok.
Hi @arnoldemu (http://www.cpcwiki.eu/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=122)


Since your newer version supports less than 40 tracks, woudl it be possible to have one that uses Parados not standard Amsdos and therefore supports up to 80 tracks single sided DataFormat? this will give me much more space to make my planned Dizzy Compilation Cartridge. It woudl be a shame to have tosplit the Adventure games across multiple CPR's.


Craig


Edit: OK Quck calculation, the Spin-off games will need approximately 120k so that one will be no problem. they will easily fit on a standard 178k data format disk, so a single cart on standard format. The Adventure games will need at least a 280k format. so no only would I need the tool to work with 80 track Single Sided data format, but I also need the tool to generate a CPR that is over 256k. Since the hardware supports 512k cips this should be possible, Hopefully it can be added to a future cart builder release. In the mean time i'll start working on the Spin-off games cartridge.[size=78%] [/size]
 
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: Ast on 18:22, 25 April 15
Attached is v1.

use makefile under linux or macosx to build.

nocart and .rom files must be in the same directory.
In the source directory you can find original roms and asm files to patch them so you can see exactly what I have done.

nocart <disk> <cart> <filename>

e.g.

nocart nebulus.dsk nebulus.cpr disc

Next version will be a bit more friendly and a bit more tolerant of errors and will check the disc format to ensure it really is data format.

I have changed the generated cpr.

It does work on gx4000.

page 0 is os
page 1 is basic
page 2 is amsdos
page 3+ is disc contents

(different from no$cart, it has page 3 as amsdos, but with my nocart I can do what I want  :P ).

restrictions:

1. data format disk only (I will support system format in the future)
2. you need to know how to run the disc to put it on the command-line (no auto detect).
3. if you want game to run on 464+ and gx4000 then 64kb compatible games only. (can't fix, game must be patched)
4. if you want the game to be useable on gx4000 you must be able to start it and play it with joystick only. (can't fix, game must be patched!)
5. Games that use direct disc access to load will not work. (can't fix, game must be patched).

Sooo many games require keyboard to start :(

But it has been tested on GX4000 and games do work.

EDIT: I need to do a little bit more "polishing". Seems to work ok. But posted this early for Craig.
It is not necessary to keep rom 0 as Os, rom 1 as basic, rom 2 as amsdos.
If you want to use the full 128kb cartridge size, you don't need that.
Just copy your 16kb files and make your asic page connection.
It will be better to explain this way.
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: arnoldemu on 18:28, 25 April 15
@CraigsBar (http://www.cpcwiki.eu/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=482):

80 track single sided is ok.

Which disc format is 80 track single sided?

If I need to use Parados and patch it I can do that.

@Executioner (http://www.cpcwiki.eu/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=17): Can I use parados on my nocart tool?



Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: arnoldemu on 18:33, 25 April 15
It is not necessary to keep rom 0 as Os, rom 1 as basic, rom 2 as amsdos.
If you want to use the full 128kb cartridge size, you don't need that.
Just copy your 16kb files and make your asic page connection.
It will be better to explain this way.
OS must be cart page 0 because the hardware likes it this way.

You are correct that basic and amsdos can be any cart pages I choose and I can make carts without them too. I could make a "cassette" cartridge that doesn't have AMSDOS for example.

For using disk images it is easier to have os, amsdos and basic, and easier to have them close together so the remainder of the cart can be accessed.

I am thinking of 2 furthur tools:
1. one where you say which roms you want.
2. one where I use my own filesystem rom and I can put the files close together on the cart and there is no wasted space.


Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: CraigsBar on 19:24, 25 April 15
@CraigsBar (http://www.cpcwiki.eu/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=482):

80 track single sided is ok.

Which disc format is 80 track single sided?

If I need to use Parados and patch it I can do that.

@Executioner (http://www.cpcwiki.eu/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=17): Can I use parados on my nocart tool?
I think parados will need patching to default to electro formats enabled and 80trk a drive then standard data format 80track is available which provides 356k.
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: TFM on 19:29, 25 April 15
Well, sorry for asking again... but... could you do a Cart with X-DDOS 2.10 too? It has this nice !copy command. If not, I try to do it myself ... somehow...  :)
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: CraigsBar on 19:44, 25 April 15
Well, sorry for asking again... but... could you do a Cart with X-DDOS 2.10 too? It has this nice !copy command. If not, I try to do it myself ... somehow...  :)
is it a direct replacement for amsdos? If so I can knock you one up tonight. Would you like standard fw or 3.15? If it needs amsdos as well then I am not sure how to map a cart position to romslot 6 or lower.
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: arnoldemu on 20:00, 25 April 15
is it a direct replacement for amsdos? If so I can knock you one up tonight. Would you like standard fw or 3.15? If it needs amsdos as well then I am not sure how to map a cart position to romslot 6 or lower.
I feel another tool coming on ;)

Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: CraigsBar on 20:01, 25 April 15
I feel another tool coming on ;)
ROFL
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: TFM on 20:29, 25 April 15
is it a direct replacement for amsdos? If so I can knock you one up tonight. Would you like standard fw or 3.15? If it needs amsdos as well then I am not sure how to map a cart position to romslot 6 or lower.


Yes, you can replace the Amsdos directly. Let's use standard firmware, the 3.15 replaces its help command.  :)
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: CraigsBar on 20:31, 25 April 15
OK, once my little fella goes to bed tonight I'll put it together for you.
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: gerald on 21:23, 25 April 15
Well, sorry for asking again... but... could you do a Cart with X-DDOS 2.10 too? It has this nice !copy command. If not, I try to do it myself ... somehow...  :)
I think the 1st uC  update will be to add ROM image in addtion to  cpr/bin so you can compose your own system configuration :
Something like 00_system.rom, 01_basic.rom, 03_amsdos.rom in a slot, where only the prefix will be checked for rom page selection.
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: TFM on 21:25, 25 April 15
WoW!!! This is absolutely great new!!! It's then like a ROM box and a Multi-Cart!!!


1000 Likes for that!!!  :) :) :) :) :) :) :)
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: CraigsBar on 21:29, 25 April 15
WoW!!! This is absolutely great new!!! It's then like a ROM box and a Multi-Cart!!!


1000 Likes for that!!!  :) :) :) :) :) :) :)
ditto.
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: gerald on 21:30, 25 April 15
WoW!!! This is absolutely great new!!! It's then like a ROM box and a Multi-Cart!!!
Err, just remember that the cartridge is mapped to High pages 0x80 to 0x9F. Only system/basic/amsdos are duplicated to Lower0/High0/High7
But one could patch the FW to scan for ROM on 0x80+ pages  ;)
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: seanb on 21:31, 25 April 15
Hi @arnoldemu (http://www.cpcwiki.eu/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=122)


Since your newer version supports less than 40 tracks, woudl it be possible to have one that uses Parados not standard Amsdos and therefore supports up to 80 tracks single sided DataFormat? this will give me much more space to make my planned Dizzy Compilation Cartridge. It woudl be a shame to have tosplit the Adventure games across multiple CPR's.


Craig


[size=78%] [/size]

Oh yes please
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: arnoldemu on 21:34, 25 April 15
Err, just remember that the cartridge is mapped to High pages 0x80 to 0x9F. Only system/basic/amsdos are duplicated to Lower0/High0/High7
But one could patch the FW to scan for ROM on 0x80+ pages  ;)
yes, nocart is patched in this way.
It looks at pages 0x81 and 0x82.

I can patch the fw to scan more pages :)
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: TFM on 00:00, 26 April 15
Err, just remember that the cartridge is mapped to High pages 0x80 to 0x9F. Only system/basic/amsdos are duplicated to Lower0/High0/High7
But one could patch the FW to scan for ROM on 0x80+ pages  ;)


Right, just expanding the number of scanned ROMs up to &FF, takes less than 0.1 seconds.  :)
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: CraigsBar on 01:57, 26 April 15
OK I have been a busy bee this evening and as promised I have a couple of Carts for you.




First up the first build of the Dizzy Compilation. This one is the spin-off games, as these all fit on a standard Data Format disc. All games came from CNG's page, so are nice single file jobbies. the menu is not exactly optimised but it is functional. 3 games work fine, defaulting to Joystick controls when loaded, 2 therefore are not GX Friendly :(


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And Secondly as requested by @TFM (http://www.cpcwiki.eu/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=179) , An Plus cart based on the classic OS6128 and Basic 1.1 with XDDOS.


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Both of these are tested on my expanded 464plus and work with no problems. If you want to see my shoddy Basic in the menu, esc twice from the menu screen will drop you to a Mode 2 screen where the menu program can be listed. If you wanna take a look and offer advise on increasing performance then by all means please do.


Hopefully you will find some use for these.


Craig


Edit: Oh Bollicks!!! I have just realised that the Cheat menu on the CNGSoft sources cannot be bypassed without a keyboard. CARP CARP CARP.


OK I'll rebuild the CPR with MF2 dumps of these games once my new MF2 arrives, that way I can set up controls to Joystick too.


Oh well for Plus owners it works as is... for GX4000 owners, as soon as I have my new MF2 I'll sort something (Although it won't be a pretty as the CNGSoft ones as it will have an Anti-Multiface screen and the ugly screen corruption thereafter.




Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: TFM on 05:09, 26 April 15
Thank, but... Well... it... Seems to contain Varados ???  :-X
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: CraigsBar on 12:08, 26 April 15
Thank, but... Well... it... Seems to contain Varados ??? :-X
I don't think so. I just downloaded it again from the link above, and here is what I get in Arnold


NotVarados - YouTube (http://youtu.be/CbRa2B1YxbM)


I guess you have VaraDOS somewhere else in slot 6 or below, or in slot y in a romboard that allows the internal one to be replaced.


Craig

Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: Bryce on 14:08, 26 April 15
I think we need a Wiki page where all these conversions are listed and linked, just like the ROMBoard file list.

Bryce.
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: McKlain on 14:13, 26 April 15
So true.
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: CraigsBar on 15:25, 26 April 15
So true.
yikes does that mean I have to work out how wiki pages work lol.
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: andycadley on 19:21, 26 April 15
So I finally got around to dusting off my GX and actually trying this out and I must say it really is awesome, even better than I expected! :-)

And seeing my first cart code (a variant on arnoldemu's double scanline SSCR trick) running on real hardware was a genuine treat, especially because the end results don't match WinAPE at all, which just shows that you can't always rely on emulators for development purposes.

It'd definitely be a good idea to collate all these cart conversions somewhere on the wiki, if only because it'll make it easier to track which of them have issues on the GX (even some where you can play the game get stuck if you need to type in a high score entry etc) and these are a nice way of making some CPC title instantly accessible.

Course the real benefits come from bringing some "real" Plus games to cartridge...  ;D
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: TFM on 19:33, 26 April 15

I don't think so. I just downloaded it again from the link above, and here is what I get in Arnold

I guess you have VaraDOS somewhere else in slot 6 or below, or in slot y in a romboard that allows the internal one to be replaced.

Craig


Well, I used WinApe and told it, anything off than 0 and 7. But I will check again, maybe I had VaraDOS at 7.

EDIT: Yes, everything is fine. I used an emulator to check (no Plus at hand until in two weeks). Everything is fine now.  :)


yikes does that mean I have to work out how wiki pages work lol.


No, not you. We got lot's of people without any coding/gfx/sound/hardware skills. It would be a nice way for them to contribute to the community. So leave it to a nice volunteer.  :)
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: arnoldemu on 15:37, 27 April 15
Doesn't anti-multiface use 128KB?
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: arnoldemu on 15:38, 27 April 15
And seeing my first cart code (a variant on arnoldemu's double scanline SSCR trick) running on real hardware was a genuine treat, especially because the end results don't match WinAPE at all, which just shows that you can't always rely on emulators for development purposes.
Did you get it to work on real hardware?
I would like to see the code.

Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: arnoldemu on 15:39, 27 April 15
Course the real benefits come from bringing some "real" Plus games to cartridge...  ;D
Cart conversion of your Jet Set Willy and Manic Miner that will work on GX4000?? When? :)
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: arnoldemu on 15:42, 27 April 15

Right, just expanding the number of scanned ROMs up to &FF, takes less than 0.1 seconds.  :)
I almost have a tool ready.

So the tool does this:

1. I have hard coded some ROMs and the ROM slot I want them to use.
2. generates a cpr
3. for any "empty" slot it writes BASIC here. This means the patch to the OS is simple and short, and when a "empty" slot is found, BASIC is selected just as it would do on real hardware.

I need to:
1. put in a good patch for OS (scan 0x080->0x091 = OS with 16 roms. just as on cpc6128)
2. clean up the code and release it.

The new cart will ignore expansion roms and so you can have a cart with specific rom configurations.

Give me a few more days of debugging and clean up work.
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: CraigsBar on 15:57, 27 April 15
I almost have a tool ready.

So the tool does this:

1. I have hard coded some ROMs and the ROM slot I want them to use.
2. generates a cpr
3. for any "empty" slot it writes BASIC here. This means the patch to the OS is simple and short, and when a "empty" slot is found, BASIC is selected just as it would do on real hardware.

I need to:
1. put in a good patch for OS (scan 0x080->0x091 = OS with 16 roms. just as on cpc6128)
2. clean up the code and release it.

The new cart will ignore expansion roms and so you can have a cart with specific rom configurations.

Give me a few more days of debugging and clean up work.
sounds awesome. And will save me lots of time with cat, copy and split lol.

Craig
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: andycadley on 20:23, 27 April 15
Did you get it to work on real hardware?
I would like to see the code.
The results weren't quite what I was expecting, though it was at least kind of there. I'll give it a check over and do a little more testing to make sure I wasn't just missing something obvious, then stick it somewhere for others to try out.

Cart conversion of your Jet Set Willy and Manic Miner that will work on GX4000?? When? :)

Pretty much has to happen, doesn't it.  :D May take a while, as I'll need to rearrange it a fair bit, but definitely on the list!
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: TFM on 20:30, 27 April 15
Wasn't there a Plus version of JSW?
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: mr_lou on 20:42, 27 April 15
Wasn't there a Plus version of JSW?

Yes.
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: TFM on 20:54, 27 April 15
Yes.

Found:

http://www.cpc-power.com/index.php?page=detail&num=4962 (http://www.cpc-power.com/index.php?page=detail&num=4962)
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: andycadley on 21:59, 27 April 15
Found:

http://www.cpc-power.com/index.php?page=detail&num=4962 (http://www.cpc-power.com/index.php?page=detail&num=4962)

It's 128K only though, whereas it could run on a 464+/GX4000 from cartridge. And obviously it has the potential to be a "proper" cart game, rather than just a disk port, because I've still got the source for it (although not sure I still have the cross assembler I was using, so it might need some TLC in that respect too). A 512K cart could easily provide a bit more sprite variety.

Also the version floating around on the web has more unfinished graphics than I had done, although this might be an opportunity to finish the rest off too!   ;)
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: arnoldemu on 22:05, 27 April 15
It's 128K only though, whereas it could run on a 464+/GX4000 from cartridge. And obviously it has the potential to be a "proper" cart game, rather than just a disk port, because I've still got the source for it (although not sure I still have the cross assembler I was using, so it might need some TLC in that respect too). A 512K cart could easily provide a bit more sprite variety.

Also the version floating around on the web has more unfinished graphics than I had done, although this might be an opportunity to finish the rest off too!   ;)
Yes, exactly what I was hinting at. A GX4000 compatible cartridge version.
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: TFM on 22:07, 27 April 15
@andycadley (http://www.cpcwiki.eu/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=327) : Yes, that would be great!  :) :) :)
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: CraigsBar on 23:10, 27 April 15
@andycadley (http://www.cpcwiki.eu/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=327) : Yes, that would be great!  :) :) :)
can I join the please please please club? I loved the original plus release from the #CSA8 days.
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: khisanth on 23:46, 28 April 15
Am interested in buying one of these, where do I sign up?!


 ;)
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: CraigsBar on 00:19, 29 April 15
Am interested in buying one of these, where do I sign up?!


 ;)
Drop a PM to @gerald (http://www.cpcwiki.eu/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=250) and he will put you on the ever growing list for the 2nd batch. ;)


Sorry Gerald, I hope you are planning a holiday any time soon. You really shoudl not have done such an awesome job on these carts. But I for one am so VERY glad you did.


I cannot wait for my GX4000 to arrive so I can put my 2nd one in there and have pang on a 42" TV LOL.


Craig
 
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: CraigsBar on 22:33, 30 April 15
I know I am filling this thread with Cartridge Questions... Sorry all.


@arnoldemu (http://www.cpcwiki.eu/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=122) Do you think it would be possible to create an additon to (or alternative version) of you Cart Builder that would load an SNApshot file or Multiface Dump directly?


I mean a 64k Multiface dump (or SNApshot) should run on the GX4000 as the controls can be set up for Joypad only before the snapshot or MF dump is taken.


If a cart builder could be designed to implement an Anti-Multiface loader or Snapshot loader in the cart directly then the number of cart conversions with correct controls would increase surely?


Craig

Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: Sautebroussailles on 23:39, 30 April 15
Hello everyone.

I've finally registered in this place, in order to declare my interest in this nice cartridge.
This also triggered my move to acquire a GX-4000.
Before this, only geek-fetiche about Amsrad machines made this little console interesting to me, but not enough to try and get one.
Now however, this cartridge really make it attractive.

Can't wait to see demos on it ;-)

Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: dthrone on 10:41, 01 May 15
Hello everyone.

I've finally registered in this place, in order to declare my interest in this nice cartridge.
This also triggered my move to acquire a GX-4000.
Before this, only geek-fetiche about Amsrad machines made this little console interesting to me, but not enough to try and get one.
Now however, this cartridge really make it attractive.

Can't wait to see demos on it ;-)




Alan Sugar is going to be considering a relaunch at this rate!!  :D
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: retrocant on 14:54, 01 May 15
Am interested in buying one of these, where do I sign up?!
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: seanb on 14:58, 01 May 15
You just have but to be sure pm @gerald (http://www.cpcwiki.eu/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=250)
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: arnoldemu on 15:03, 01 May 15
I know I am filling this thread with Cartridge Questions... Sorry all.


@arnoldemu (http://www.cpcwiki.eu/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=122) Do you think it would be possible to create an additon to (or alternative version) of you Cart Builder that would load an SNApshot file or Multiface Dump directly?


I mean a 64k Multiface dump (or SNApshot) should run on the GX4000 as the controls can be set up for Joypad only before the snapshot or MF dump is taken.


If a cart builder could be designed to implement an Anti-Multiface loader or Snapshot loader in the cart directly then the number of cart conversions with correct controls would increase surely?


Craig
Somehow I missed this post.

I had the same thoughts the other day. A cart that has a snapshot in it.
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: jrodriguezv on 15:23, 01 May 15
It's it there any 3d printer design for this cartridge??

I would like to protect my unit because I really appreciate it ;-)
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: CraigsBar on 15:43, 01 May 15
It's it there any 3d printer design for this cartridge??

I would like to protect my unit because I really appreciate it ;-)
I have a shell that I used to use for my hot swap EPROM cart that I no longer use, you are welcome to it if you want, just remember it has a hole in the front that will either need covering or filling.
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: jrodriguezv on 16:21, 01 May 15
Thanks! It would be great! I will pm you
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: McKlain on 18:35, 01 May 15
A 3D model of a cartridge case for the C4CPC would be pretty useful.
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: n00b on 04:11, 02 May 15
^ coming soon - a member of the circuit-board forum has a 3D printer and he'll get it on asap. ;)

Here you can see some pictures of his 1st protoype. (http://circuit-board.de/forum/index.php/Thread/16972-Die-kleine-Bastelstube-von-Apes/?postID=437688#post437688)
 
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: Kris on 09:31, 02 May 15
Looks really good on 3D views; just have to wait for final prototype :)

Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: CraigsBar on 09:59, 02 May 15
I must have one of those.
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: gerald on 10:05, 02 May 15
^ coming soon - a member of the circuit-board forum has a 3D printer and he'll get it on asap. ;)

Here you can see some pictures of his 1st protoype. (http://circuit-board.de/forum/index.php/Thread/16972-Die-kleine-Bastelstube-von-Apes/?postID=437688#post437688)
Looks familiar to me ;)
But please do not put a big square hole for the reset button that is never used except for fw upgrade.
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: n00b on 10:48, 02 May 15
Sure it does... ;)
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: McKlain on 11:41, 02 May 15
Looks familiar to me ;)
But please do not put a big square hole for the reset button that is never used except for fw upgrade.


A pinhole would be enough, right?

Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: gerald on 12:02, 02 May 15
A pinhole would be enough, right?
Yes !
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: seanb on 20:58, 02 May 15
Got my c4cpc today  :D
very happy.
Burnin Rubber is fantastic
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: Gryzor on 18:44, 03 May 15
Oh wow. If we do get a new shell then lots of people will be happy...
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: seanb on 21:50, 03 May 15
Anything that stops me having to cannibalise one of my 4 burning rubber carts is ok with me.
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: Ast on 00:50, 04 May 15
^ coming soon - a member of the circuit-board forum has a 3D printer and he'll get it on asap. ;)

Here you can see some pictures of his 1st protoype. (http://circuit-board.de/forum/index.php/Thread/16972-Die-kleine-Bastelstube-von-Apes/?postID=437688#post437688)
Fantastic!
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: arnoldemu on 12:36, 04 May 15
I did some testing on my version of nocart. My test program confirmed that the cartridges are good. So v1.5 has gone from a "testing" to a "release" version.

I will release a v1.6 soon. I will patch it so that the cartridge believes it is a single drive system for a bit more compatibility. Currently, both drive 0 and drive 1 access the same disc on the cartridge. I will change that. All other drives will report not ready (or report they don't exist).

v1.6 will have a fix to the get drive status command so that it works correctly.

I hope later today to release two new tools:

- makesys

This tool allows you to choose os, basic and dos and it will make a system cartridge; same configuration as the standard basic cartridge. Save Craig copying/cating/splitting files.

- makecart

This tool allows you to define os, and up to 16 expansion roms. A modified firmware will then access those. Cartridge will look like a 6128 system with the expansion roms you choose :)



Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: CraigsBar on 12:50, 04 May 15
I did some testing on my version of nocart. My test program confirmed that the cartridges are good. So v1.5 has gone from a "testing" to a "release" version.

I will release a v1.6 soon. I will patch it so that the cartridge believes it is a single drive system for a bit more compatibility. Currently, both drive 0 and drive 1 access the same disc on the cartridge. I will change that. All other drives will report not ready (or report they don't exist).

v1.6 will have a fix to the get drive status command so that it works correctly.

I hope later today to release two new tools:

- makesys

This tool allows you to choose os, basic and dos and it will make a system cartridge; same configuration as the standard basic cartridge. Save Craig copying/cating/splitting files.

- makecart

This tool allows you to define os, and up to 16 expansion roms. A modified firmware will then access those. Cartridge will look like a 6128 system with the expansion roms you choose :)
fantastic news. Happy Star Wars appreciation day. May the fourth be with you.
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: Kris on 12:58, 04 May 15
Great news ! Hope those new version will be avalaible soon  ;D
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: n00b on 15:34, 04 May 15
Looks really good on 3D views; just have to wait for final prototype :)
I must have one of those.
Oh wow. If we do get a new shell then lots of people will be happy...
Anything that stops me having to cannibalise one of my 4 burning rubber carts is ok with me.
Fantastic!

I just got a message from the "producer" that the 1st test printings will start this week. So stay tuned...  ;D
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: dragon on 15:45, 04 May 15
Oh i want one case.
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: McKlain on 15:46, 04 May 15
I want two  :laugh:
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: Dinorast on 15:51, 04 May 15
I got mine today as well and it worked fine. I was playing a bit around with it on my GX-4000 and pluged it out to insert the original Babarian 2 cart...
Now nothing is working anymore-when I insert the Babarian 2 cart there is only graphic mish mash on the screen and if I put the C4CPC back the screen stays black. All dip switches are on top position. Please help-is there anything what I can do ?
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: Kris on 15:54, 04 May 15
I think it could be interesting to start counting how many cases to produce  ;D
I will need 2 .
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: Ast on 15:55, 04 May 15
1 for me for sure, if the price is correct.
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: n00b on 16:51, 04 May 15
Any suggestions for a label design?  :)
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: seanb on 16:58, 04 May 15
I want 4. One for each of my burning rubber carts.
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: MaV on 17:12, 04 May 15
2 cases for me, please!
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: Guy0me on 17:15, 04 May 15
Me too me too me too !! Just one  :D
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: jbaudrand on 17:17, 04 May 15
Please 2 case for me.
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: robcfg on 17:23, 04 May 15
I'd like one too so I don't have to modify an original cartridge.
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: Phantomz on 17:28, 04 May 15
I'd like a case too, please.  :D
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: andycadley on 17:40, 04 May 15
A case would be great.  :)
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: n00b on 17:49, 04 May 15
Okay, okay, calm down guys, please...  ;D

"Apes" (member of circuit-board.de) has an own website. When the printer results are perfect and final I will post a link for you an than you can contact him directly with your requests (or maybe he has already joined the CPC forum until then. :) )
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: dragon on 19:02, 04 May 15
The number printed in paper in the c4cpc is important?.

It is starting to pull away afrom the side.

Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: gerald on 20:12, 04 May 15
The number printed in paper in the c4cpc is important?.

It is starting to pull away afrom the side.
It's the card serial number, helpful for me in case of trouble. It is also displayed when starting the cart without SD.
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: arnoldemu on 20:13, 04 May 15
I got mine today as well and it worked fine. I was playing a bit around with it on my GX-4000 and pluged it out to insert the original Babarian 2 cart...
Now nothing is working anymore-when I insert the Babarian 2 cart there is only graphic mish mash on the screen and if I put the C4CPC back the screen stays black. All dip switches are on top position. Please help-is there anything what I can do ?
for c4cpc I think all switches are down except last which is up.
Then you have the selection menu.

It is possible there is a bad contact with the gx4000 or perhaps you need to remove and re-insert the cartridge.

Good luck, I hope it is not broken.
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: TFM on 20:44, 04 May 15
Okay, okay, calm down guys, please...  ;D

"Apes" (member of circuit-board.de) has an own website. When the printer results are perfect and final I will post a link for you an than you can contact him directly with your requests (or maybe he has already joined the CPC forum until then. :) )


That would be great. I would need also one.  :)
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: gerald on 21:22, 04 May 15
for c4cpc I think all switches are down except last which is up.
Then you have the selection menu.
Well, Originally, CprSelect was on slot 8, but I've moved it to slot 15 on all card shipped up to now.  ;D
Note that you can put it in any slot  :P

It is possible there is a bad contact with the gx4000 or perhaps you need to remove and re-insert the cartridge.
Good luck, I hope it is not broken.
Bad contact or broken contact ....
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: arnoldemu on 21:26, 04 May 15
Well, Originally, CprSelect was on slot 8, but I've moved it to slot 15 on all card shipped up to now.  ;D
Note that you can put it in any slot  :P
I don't like change, I keep it in slot 8 ;)
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: Maniac on 22:10, 04 May 15

Any suggestions for a label design?  :)
I've been working on one for my cart but taking longer than I hoped with work and home life taking most of my time!
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: Phantomz on 22:49, 04 May 15
Attached is nebulus created with my nocart.

I am pleased this game can be started and played with joystick. I didn't need to patch it.
Of course you can't change options and I don't know what happens if you try and enter your name, may work with joystick may not.
Works on GX4000.

Thanks for this, it works great, you can enter your name with the joystick.  ;)

The game can be a little tricky so I've patched your cart to give Unlimited Lives and Unlimited Time.

The Trained version is available from the link below for anyone that would like it.  :D

http://www.mediafire.com/download/fxfrxh36548u24a/Nebulus-Trained.rar (http://www.mediafire.com/download/fxfrxh36548u24a/Nebulus-Trained.rar)


Any chance you could do Feud for me please? The Game can be started from Joystick, the only control that is missing is enter that centres the screen which I don't really use, unless this could be patched to second fire button somehow.  ;D
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: zeropolis79 on 23:06, 04 May 15
Has anyone patched Dizzy games to work from cart at all?


Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: CraigsBar on 02:51, 05 May 15
Has anyone patched Dizzy games to work from cart at all?
I'm working on it, but I need the next 'nocart' from @arnoldemu (http://www.cpcwiki.eu/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=122) for the increased fsource DSK format sizes.


Watch this space.
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: CraigsBar on 02:55, 05 May 15
Thanks for this, it works great, you can enter your name with the joystick.  ;)

The game can be a little tricky so I've patched your cart to give Unlimited Lives and Unlimited Time.

The Trained version is available from the link below for anyone that would like it.  :D

http://www.mediafire.com/download/fxfrxh36548u24a/Nebulus-Trained.rar (http://www.mediafire.com/download/fxfrxh36548u24a/Nebulus-Trained.rar)


Any chance you could do Feud for me please? The Game can be started from Joystick, the only control that is missing is enter that centres the screen which I don't really use, unless this could be patched to second fire button somehow.  ;D


Feud is on my to-do list cart wise, I guess it just landed at the top ahead of Turrican and Turrican II, Prehistorik II and Rainbow Islands, Can you wait until tomorrow?

[/size][size=78%]Craig[/size]
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: CraigsBar on 03:12, 05 May 15

Feud is on my to-do list cart wise, I guess it just landed at the top ahead of Turrican and Turrican II, Prehistorik II and Rainbow Islands, Can you wait until tomorrow?

Craig

OK No need to wait until tomorrow, this one was dead easy. Done and added to Converted GX4000 games - CPCWiki (http://www.cpcwiki.eu/index.php/Converted_GX4000_games)


Craig
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: yurif74 on 13:55, 05 May 15
My C4CPC is just arrived,
time to have LOT OF FUN with it and my GX4000  ;D :D ;D :D

Juri
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: Phantomz on 14:58, 05 May 15
OK No need to wait until tomorrow, this one was dead easy. Done and added to Converted GX4000 games - CPCWiki (http://www.cpcwiki.eu/index.php/Converted_GX4000_games)


Craig

Thanks for doing that CraigsBar you're a Star.  ;D

Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: yurif74 on 15:08, 05 May 15
i noticed there are requests for a printer case, since i have a 3d printer, could be possible to have the STL files of the case? so i can print mine at home :D
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: Phantomz on 19:57, 05 May 15
CraigsBar is there any chance you could do a Feud to cpr with this disk instead of the cng disk  please, I appreciate you doing the game for me , but it seems to load slow (sluggish) on winape
for me, it might be ok on real hardware, but my cart is still in the post.  :'(

I have no idea why, but even if I use the cng disk from cpc power, it just seems to stay stuck on the title screen for ages, where as my disk only shows the title screen for a about 5 seconds, then you are at the title screen ready to play the game.

If you're not to busy I would appreciate it.  :)

Cheers  :)

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Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: remax on 23:22, 05 May 15
CraigsBar is there any chance you could do a Feud to cpr with this disk instead of the cng disk  please, I appreciate you doing the game for me , but it seems to load slow (sluggish) on winape
for me, it might be ok on real hardware, but my cart is still in the post.  :'(

I have no idea why, but even if I use the cng disk from cpc power, it just seems to stay stuck on the title screen for ages, where as my disk only shows the title screen for a about 5 seconds, then you are at the title screen ready to play the game.

If you're not to busy I would appreciate it.  :)

Cheers  :)

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On MESS/GX 4000 driver, the first convertion has no problem like the one you describe. I think it's a Winape bug.
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: CraigsBar on 23:24, 05 May 15
CraigsBar is there any chance you could do a Feud to cpr with this disk instead of the cng disk  please, I appreciate you doing the game for me , but it seems to load slow (sluggish) on winape
for me, it might be ok on real hardware, but my cart is still in the post.  :'(

I have no idea why, but even if I use the cng disk from cpc power, it just seems to stay stuck on the title screen for ages, where as my disk only shows the title screen for a about 5 seconds, then you are at the title screen ready to play the game.

If you're not to busy I would appreciate it.  :)

Cheers  :)

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Hi,


Sure I can. My Cart conversions of the CNG Compressed hacks display the title screen until you press the first fire button on Joystick (or pad) one.


After pressing this then the game is decrunched and launched. so there is a slight delay. but the advantages of a single file that can be easily cart converted outway this IMHO


Anyway, here is Feud based on your DSK file. Tested it and it again all seems good.


I have not linked this to the list on the wiki as I think on real hardware the CNGSoft release looks nicer.
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: Phantomz on 00:44, 06 May 15
On MESS/GX 4000 driver, the first convertion has no problem like the one you describe. I think it's a Winape bug.

I believe you are right  :) like I said I thought it would be down to WinApe, but I couldn't test on real hardware, never doubted CraigsBar work.  ;)


Hi,


Sure I can. My Cart conversions of the CNG Compressed hacks display the title screen until you press the first fire button on Joystick (or pad) one.


After pressing this then the game is decrunched and launched. so there is a slight delay. but the advantages of a single file that can be easily cart converted outway this IMHO


Anyway, here is Feud based on your DSK file. Tested it and it again all seems good.


I have not linked this to the list on the wiki as I think on real hardware the CNGSoft release looks nicer.

Thanks again for this, sorry to be a pain  :-[ I agree that the CNGSoft version looks nicer, and it is better to see the title screen until you press the fire button (well not in WinApe lol) as the second version doesn't show the title screen for long enough.

I guess it is an advantage when making carts to have a single crunched file if it makes converting to cart easier.   ;)

Saying that though, I could not make a trained version of the cart to give Infinite Energy, as I could not find the new poke address as the file is crunched until loaded, not a problem with an emulator or a computer with a multiface, but is a problem on a gx4000.

I know not everyone wants to cheat, but people can't use trainer disks or a multiface on a gx4000 and when you can fit loads of cart files on the sd card then why not have some trained versions too if wanted.  ;)

I've made a trained version of the Feud.cpr that you made with the disk I uploaded, which gives Infinite Energy which is cool, just a shame the title screen goes so fast lol.

Anyway, thanks again Craigsbar you're a star.  ;D

Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: CraigsBar on 01:14, 06 May 15
I believe you are right  :) like I said I thought it would be down to WinApe, but I couldn't test on real hardware, never doubted CraigsBar work.  ;)


Thanks again for this, sorry to be a pain  :-[ I agree that the CNGSoft version looks nicer, and it is better to see the title screen until you press the fire button (well not in WinApe lol) as the second version doesn't show the title screen for long enough.

I guess it is an advantage when making carts to have a single crunched file if it makes converting to cart easier.   ;)

Saying that though, I could not make a trained version of the cart to give Infinite Energy, as I could not find the new poke address as the file is crunched until loaded, not a problem with an emulator or a computer with a multiface, but is a problem on a gx4000.

I know not everyone wants to cheat, but people can't use trainer disks or a multiface on a gx4000 and when you can fit loads of cart files on the sd card then why not have some trained versions too if wanted.  ;)

I've made a trained version of the Feud.cpr that you made with the disk I uploaded, which gives Infinite Energy which is cool, just a shame the title screen goes so fast lol.

Anyway, thanks again Craigsbar you're a star.  ;D
If Anyone could help me understand how the CNGSoft trainers work, then I am happy tp patch them to be Button 1 button 2 instead of Y/N so the trainers still work. But as they stand, anything with a trainer is not gonna be GX friendly and therefore not on my to do list.


My List at present reads as follows....
Dizzy Compilation cart
Dizzy Spinoffs (remake this one with non trained versions now that the Proof Of Concept is good)
Turrican & Turrican II
Rainbow Islands
Prehistorik 2


If anyone want's anything else whilst I am waiting for a revised tool release for 80 track discs (and |cpm loaders - Fingers Crossed) from kev, the please let me know, I am happy to look, patch (If I can) and cartify any game that basically fits the All Joystick rule


Craig

Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: seanb on 01:41, 06 May 15
If Anyone could help me understand how the CNGSoft trainers work, then I am happy tp patch them to be Button 1 button 2 instead of Y/N so the trainers still work. But as they stand, anything with a trainer is not gonna be GX friendly and therefore not on my to do list.


My List at present reads as follows....
Dizzy Compilation cart
Dizzy Spinoffs (remake this one with non trained versions now that the Proof Of Concept is good)
Turrican & Turrican II
Rainbow Islands
Prehistorik 2


If anyone want's anything else whilst I am waiting for a revised tool release for 80 track discs (and |cpm loaders - Fingers Crossed) from kev, the please let me know, I am happy to look, patch (If I can) and cartify any game that basically fits the All Joystick rule


Craig

Can you do outrun?
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: Phantomz on 02:36, 06 May 15
International Karate Plus (IK+) and Buggy Boy can be started with the joystick, and you can enter your name in the highscore table's too.  :)

I know GX4000 conversions are a priority at the moment which I understand, but is there any chance you could do some conversions for plus owners too later that include trainers and the keyboard isn't a problem.

Would love to have some of the top games ready to go like Chase HQ, Gauntlet 1 & 2, Target Renegade etc.  ;D
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: remax on 10:45, 06 May 15
International Karate Plus (IK+) and Buggy Boy can be started with the joystick, and you can enter your name in the highscore table's too.  :)

I know GX4000 conversions are a priority at the moment which I understand, but is there any chance you could do some conversions for plus owners too later that include trainers and the keyboard isn't a problem.

Would love to have some of the top games ready to go like Chase HQ, Gauntlet 1 & 2, Target Renegade etc.  ;D

The thing is, most Plus owner can use their disc driver !
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: CraigsBar on 11:03, 06 May 15
The thing is, most Plus owner can use their disc driver !
or an HxC. I will gladly convert outrun if a single sided non trained version can be found. Double sided games are so far a non starter. As the only single side crack on CPC power is trained it's not really suitable for conversion.
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: CraigsBar on 11:03, 06 May 15
International Karate Plus (IK+) and Buggy Boy can be started with the joystick, and you can enter your name in the highscore table's too.  :)

I know GX4000 conversions are a priority at the moment which I understand, but is there any chance you could do some conversions for plus owners too later that include trainers and the keyboard isn't a problem.

Would love to have some of the top games ready to go like Chase HQ, Gauntlet 1 & 2, Target Renegade etc.  ;D
will take a look at ik+ and buggy boy tonight.
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: seanb on 12:22, 06 May 15
I was joking about outrun.
Its crap.
I think others should look at converting games as well.
The programmes there for everyone to use.
Maybe Craig could jot down some basic instructions when the next update to no$cart comes out.
I'm willing to do a few. In fact I would like to try.

Perhaps someone could investigate how to remap some keyboard only commands to the joypad so others can participate and upload a few games.
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: CraigsBar on 12:45, 06 May 15
I was joking about outrun.
Its crap.
I think others should look at converting games as well.
The programmes there for everyone to use.
Maybe Craig could jot down some basic instructions when the next update to no$cart comes out.
I'm willing to do a few. In fact I would like to try.

Perhaps someone could investigate how to remap some keyboard only commands to the joypad so others can participate and upload a few games.
I will certainly be doing invasion of the zombie monsters tonight. That game belongs on the gx4000, and from memory is fully joystick controlled already with v1.2 using both buttons. Heaven.
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: seanb on 13:08, 06 May 15
I will certainly be doing invasion of the zombie monsters tonight. That game belongs on the gx4000, and from memory is fully joystick controlled already with v1.2 using both buttons. Heaven.

As a massive horror fan I'll have to play that  :D
don't recall if I've heard of it
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: CraigsBar on 13:10, 06 May 15
As a massive horror fan I'll have to play that  :D
don't recall if I've heard of it
http://www.relevovideogames.com/invasion-of-the-zombie-monsters/

Xyphoe also did a long play and review, scoring it 9/10. It's awesome.
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: seanb on 13:14, 06 May 15
I have seen that before.
Never played it and can't wait  8)
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: Phantomz on 13:42, 06 May 15
The thing is, most Plus owner can use their disc driver !

True! , but isn't it easier just to have the game in the mass storage device that's plugged into the side of the machine and ready to go, saves messing about with disks or an hxc.  8)

Like I said I know the GX4000 will be a priority, but I would like to store some of the best games at least on the Cart ready to go now that Gerald as made this possible, it looks so much neater than have an external hxc plugged in ( no way am I cutting up my Amstrad to put internally )  :o  ;D

I think others should look at converting games as well.
The programmes there for everyone to use.
Maybe Craig could jot down some basic instructions when the next update to no$cart comes out.
I'm willing to do a few. In fact I would like to try.

Perhaps someone could investigate how to remap some keyboard only commands to the joypad so others can participate and upload a few games.

That Sounds like a plan! I'd love to convert games myself but it would need to be really easy and the program would need to run on windows with a gui  :-[
I agree It would be nice if others look at converting games as well.  :)

will take a look at ik+ and buggy boy tonight.

Nice one.  :)

Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: seanb on 13:54, 06 May 15
if I'm able to get to grips with no$cart I'll be converting games regardless if it works on the gx4000 or not.
There's no rule that says it has to be gx4000 compatible. The c4cpc is our card and we can use it how we want.

I will however name the file so that it's obvious it's 6128 only so people can keep them separate and there's no confusion
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: remax on 14:08, 06 May 15
if I'm able to get to grips with no$cart I'll be converting games regardless if it works on the gx4000 or not.
There's no rule that says it has to be gx4000 compatible. The c4cpc is our card and we can use it how we want.

I will however name the file so that it's obvious it's 6128 only so people can keep them separate and there's no confusion

Of course, there is no rules ;D . It's just that when there is other way to play, it's not a number one priority, except if someone decide to devote its time to it.

It's really easy to use, major overhaul is that it needs linux forcing me to launch a Virtual Machine, with all the hassle to transfert files between the two "machines"
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: CraigsBar on 14:18, 06 May 15
Of course, there is no rules ;D . It's just that when there is other way to play, it's not a number one priority, except if someone decide to devote its time to it.

It's really easy to use, major overhaul is that it needs linux forcing me to launch a Virtual Machine, with all the hassle to transfert files between the two "machines"
lol my problem is the other way round. I need a windows VM on my Mac to use cpcdiskxp to insert the patched bas or bin files into a dsk to convert to CPR under osx.
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: arnoldemu on 15:40, 06 May 15
if I'm able to get to grips with no$cart I'll be converting games regardless if it works on the gx4000 or not.
There's no rule that says it has to be gx4000 compatible. The c4cpc is our card and we can use it how we want.

I will however name the file so that it's obvious it's 6128 only so people can keep them separate and there's no confusion
Correct!

You are free to use the original no$cart if you want - but be aware it's cprs definitely don't work on gx4000 or 464plus and you need DOS to run it. Windows 8 can't run it.

You are free to use the newer nocart to make carts that are only for 6128plus - the advantage is that this tool produces carts that can be used on gx4000/464Plus and you don't need DOS, you can compile it under linux/mac and run it natively.

I requested that when people share carts they indicate if it requires 6128Plus, or has keyboard only controls, just so others are aware what to expect.

:)
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: arnoldemu on 15:41, 06 May 15
lol my problem is the other way round. I need a windows VM on my Mac to use cpcdiskxp to insert the patched bas or bin files into a dsk to convert to CPR under osx.
Use cpcxfs. ;)

compile it natively under osx.

it's command-line based though.

Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: arnoldemu on 15:42, 06 May 15
Of course, there is no rules ;D . It's just that when there is other way to play, it's not a number one priority, except if someone decide to devote its time to it.

It's really easy to use, major overhaul is that it needs linux forcing me to launch a Virtual Machine, with all the hassle to transfert files between the two "machines"

nocart doesn't need linux. I only compiled it for linux because I use it at home. I can put a windows exe in the next release.
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: arnoldemu on 15:43, 06 May 15
I am planning a gui for nocart. That will come after the next release.
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: CraigsBar on 15:45, 06 May 15
Use cpcxfs. ;)

compile it natively under osx.

it's command-line based though.
I have iDSK installed and this works fine to extract files from the dsk, but when putting them back it corrupts them. I might give cpcxfs a look as well tonight.
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: remax on 15:54, 06 May 15
nocart doesn't need linux. I only compiled it for linux because I use it at home. I can put a windows exe in the next release.

what would it need to compile under MinGW?

EDIT : erf, i didn't even tried to compile it under windows, and yes it compile without problem

here is the  nocart 1.4 windows binary, i don't remember what my default settings are, so might be 64bits

It's gonna be easier for anybody to create their cpr, GX4000 or not.

So please comply to arnoldemu request : do tell if it's 64K or greater, and if the games needs keyboard or not.

EDIT : DL removed, look here (http://www.cpcwiki.eu/forum/amstrad-cpc-hardware/cpc-plus-cartridge-replacement-one-more/msg99169/#msg99169)
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: Phantomz on 16:01, 06 May 15
I am planning a gui for nocart. That will come after the next release.

That's nice to know, thanks for that.  :)
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: yurif74 on 18:08, 06 May 15
oh, turrican 1 & 2 on GX4000 would be supreme :D
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: CraigsBar on 18:14, 06 May 15
oh, turrican 1 & 2 on GX4000 would be supreme :D
I know, and since the discs are almost standard system format, very doable. Watch this space.
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: seanb on 19:53, 06 May 15
nocart doesn't need linux. I only compiled it for linux because I use it at home. I can put a windows exe in the next release.

A windows exe would be fantastic.
I'll give the next one a go to get used to it but a gui would also be fantastic  :D
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: remax on 20:09, 06 May 15
A windows exe would be fantastic.

Given you liked my post, i guess you saw that i compiled a windows exe ?
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: Kris on 20:19, 06 May 15
oh, turrican 1 & 2 on GX4000 would be supreme :D


Just make a trial with Turrican 1 (version from CNGsoft): for this game, keyboard is required so forget about playing on GX4000.
I have tested it on my CPC+ and works up to now: any feedback is welcome; enjoy this great game.
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: CraigsBar on 20:25, 06 May 15

Just make a trial with Turrican 1 (version from CNGsoft): for this game, keyboard is required so forget about playing on GX4000.
I have tested it on my CPC+ and works up to now: any feedback is welcome; enjoy this great game.
Yep, that is why I stopped using the CNG Rips that have trainers. Until I find a way of bypassing the CNGSoft trainers (Or remapping the options Y/N to 1/2 in the pad) I am only using the compacted with no trainer games from there.


I know turrican works. If someone else want's to tackle a GX friendly version of Turrican then I won't complain ;)
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: dragon on 20:37, 06 May 15
what would it need to compile under MinGW?

EDIT : erf, i didn't even tried to compile it under windows, and yes it compile without problem

here is the  nocart 1.4 windows binary, i don't remember what my default settings are, so might be 64bits

It's gonna be easier for anybody to create their cpr, GX4000 or not.

So please comply to arnoldemu request : do tell if it's 64K or greater, and if the games needs keyboard or not.

Ohhh, plese when release no$cart in windows remember There are people with a penitum 4 northwood (only 32bis).  :'(
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: seanb on 20:49, 06 May 15
Given you liked my post, i guess you saw that i compiled a windows exe ?

Yeah but only after if posted that comment.
I'll give it a whirl at the weekend  :)
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: remax on 20:50, 06 May 15
Ohhh, plese when release no$cart in windows remember There are people with a penitum 4 northwood (only 32bis).  :'(

Well give it a try, it might be a 32bit exe. If not, i'll try to make one, even if i'm no expert at compilation :D
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: dragon on 20:55, 06 May 15
Oh its x64 thats because i  i wrote  :'( ,or not is winxp compatible. :).
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: CraigsBar on 21:02, 06 May 15
will take a look at ik+ and buggy boy tonight.
IK+ is a dodgy format and the trainer has lots of Keyboard options. That one will remain unconverted by me. My target is GX4000 compatibility.


However Buggy boy is done and uploaded.
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: remax on 21:03, 06 May 15
Oh its x64 thats because i  i wrote  :'( ,or not is winxp compatible. :) .

Ok i'll look what i can do
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: Kris on 21:05, 06 May 15
IK+ is a dodgy format and the trainer has lots of Keyboard options. That one will remain unconverted by me. My target is GX4000 compatibility.


However Buggy boy is done and uploaded.


IK+ has already been dumped to .CPR version a long time ago, look: CPCRULEZ &#9733 AMSTRAD CPC &#9733 GAMESLIST &#9733 INTERNATIONAL KARATE PLUS (http://cpcrulez.fr/GamesTest/international_karate_plus.htm)

Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: CraigsBar on 21:07, 06 May 15
I have seen that before.
Never played it and can't wait  8)
Your wait is nearly over, Conversion is complete and tested on the GX4000. but I just noticed that the Continue needs you to press c... will see if I can patch that before uploading
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: Phantomz on 21:20, 06 May 15
IK+ is a dodgy format and the trainer has lots of Keyboard options. That one will remain unconverted by me. My target is GX4000 compatibility.


However Buggy boy is done and uploaded.

Sorry about IK+ but it looks like is has been available for awhile, I didn't know that, I normally only check CPC-Power.
I was trying to check what games could be started with the joystick to try and help.  ;D

Cheers for Buggy Boy though.  8)


IK+ has already been dumped to .CPR version a long time ago, look: CPCRULEZ &#9733 AMSTRAD CPC &#9733 GAMESLIST &#9733 INTERNATIONAL KARATE PLUS (http://cpcrulez.fr/GamesTest/international_karate_plus.htm)

Cheers for that, I didn't know.  :)
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: CraigsBar on 21:25, 06 May 15
Your wait is nearly over, Conversion is complete and tested on the GX4000. but I just noticed that the Continue needs you to press c... will see if I can patch that before uploading
OK I cannot see how to remap the C to Continue, so you need to complete the game in 1 credit (3 lives)


uploaded anyway.
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: Kris on 21:30, 06 May 15
Just transfert BuggyBoy but not tested because i'm out of house at the moment ;)
If someone can give it a trial : if it doesn't work then I will deleted it.


Thank you.


Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: CraigsBar on 21:43, 06 May 15
Sorry about IK+ but it looks like is has been available for awhile, I didn't know that, I normally only check CPC-Power.
I was trying to check what games could be started with the joystick to try and help.  ;D

Cheers for Buggy Boy though.  8)

Cheers for that, I didn't know.  :)
That IK+ was converted with No$Cart (I guess) and as such does not actually work on a GX4000, so unless @arnoldemu (http://www.cpcwiki.eu/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=122) can patch the CPR we are no closer. It does have a lovely loading screen tho.

Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: Phantomz on 21:49, 06 May 15
My IK+ disk has no trainer, no idea if its any good to use.  ;)

Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: remax on 21:52, 06 May 15
Oh its x64 thats because i  i wrote  :'( ,or not is winxp compatible. :) .

Tell me if that's ok with nocart32.exe
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: seanb on 22:26, 06 May 15
OK I cannot see how to remap the C to Continue, so you need to complete the game in 1 credit (3 lives)


uploaded anyway.

I play too many games these days with infinite lives or that can't be not finished.
About time I went back to the 80s.
let's see how good I am
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: Manu on 23:30, 06 May 15
I've just received mine... best purchase of the year so far  8)


Thanks Gerald!


(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-USi5rhpLHBI/VUpz0B6-m-I/AAAAAAAAhFU/ULOegGKXzWA/w917-h688-no/IMG_20150506_220425.jpg)


(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-nAIj3GV5Xwo/VUpz2NNpjGI/AAAAAAAAhFg/oZR_yU98_4E/w917-h688-no/IMG_20150506_220434.jpg)


(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-TkfV0H6WwO8/VUp1BS3MG1I/AAAAAAAAhFs/QI47jc294O0/w917-h688-no/IMG_20150506_220937.jpg)


(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-z5_68I_fOho/VUp1bJhcSsI/AAAAAAAAhF8/Z6yTjkOdspI/w917-h688-no/IMG_20150506_221116.jpg)


(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-cwPsUhhMMtA/VUp1ypIBYxI/AAAAAAAAhGU/kDLERDQPfA8/w917-h688-no/IMG_20150506_221255.jpg)
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: Phantomz on 01:10, 07 May 15
Woot I just did my first disk to cpr and without a gui  8)

It's for the 6128 Plus computer, it's " Chase HQ " it had to be the first game I tried to convert.  ;D

I've just also done " Target Renegade " for 6128 Plus users.  :)

I have also done a couple more games that I hope will also work on the GX4000, these are WEC le Mans and Way of the Exploding Fist  :D

WEC le Mans can be started and played with the joystick no problem  :) just completed the game, no sign of a highscore table.

Way of the Exploding Fist  can be started and played with the joystick no problem, but only 1 player as I believe 2nd player needs keyboard, not sure if there is a highscore table etc.

I hope all these work ok, hopefully I can make more cpr's later now.  ;D
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: arnoldemu on 15:29, 07 May 15
I made a new tool:

http://cpctech.cpc-live.com/download/makesys.zip (http://cpctech.cpc-live.com/download/makesys.zip)

Source code included, can build on windows with visual studio 2013. I will build windows exes soon.

Use this tool if you want to make a system/basic cartridge.

Choose your combination of firmware/os, basic and dos and make a cart that can be used on 464plus and 6128plus.
This will save craig catting and splitting files ;)

generated cart doesn't include burning rubber.

so you could choose fw3.1, basic 1.0 and parados if you wanted ;)
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: CraigsBar on 16:18, 07 May 15
I made a new tool:

http://cpctech.cpc-live.com/download/makesys.zip (http://cpctech.cpc-live.com/download/makesys.zip)

Source code included, can build on windows with visual studio 2013. I will build windows exes soon.

Use this tool if you want to make a system/basic cartridge.

Choose your combination of firmware/os, basic and dos and make a cart that can be used on 464plus and 6128plus.
This will save craig catting and splitting files ;)

generated cart doesn't include burning rubber.

so you could choose fw3.1, basic 1.0 and parados if you wanted ;)
excellent, thanks.
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: Phantomz on 17:44, 07 May 15
I hope the games I uploaded work ok, I can only try in emulation at the moment but they all worked fine with that, hardware should be here any day now  ;D

Do we have to add them to Converted GX4000 games - CPCWiki (http://www.cpcwiki.eu/index.php/Converted_GX4000_games) ourselves or will someone do it?  :)

Also will there be a new section for converted 6128 Plus games with the same sort of layout, like Name, Year, Author, Converted by etc.  :)

I've done a couple more, I hope these work too, they do in emulation, the first is " Paperboy 128k version (music hack) " for the 6128 PLUS.

The second game is " International Karate Plus " hopefully it will work on the GX4000, works on the 464 plus in emulation.

I hope all these get added if they work ok, enjoy  ;D



Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: dragon on 18:01, 07 May 15
great
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: n00b on 18:21, 07 May 15
1st impressions of the shell (still prototype):

(http://circuit-board.de/forum/index.php/Attachment/30056-a-1-jpg/)

(http://circuit-board.de/forum/index.php/Attachment/30057-a-2-jpg/)
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: remax on 18:25, 07 May 15
I hope the games I uploaded work ok, I can only try in emulation at the moment but they all worked fine with that, hardware should be here any day now  ;D

Do we have to add them to Converted GX4000 games - CPCWiki (http://www.cpcwiki.eu/index.php/Converted_GX4000_games) ourselves or will someone do it?  :)

Also will there be a new section for converted 6128 Plus games with the same sort of layout, like Name, Year, Author, Converted by etc.  :)

I've done a couple more, I hope these work too, they do in emulation, the first is " Paperboy 128k version (music hack) " for the 6128 PLUS.

The second game is " International Karate Plus " hopefully it will work on the GX4000, works on the 464 plus in emulation.

I hope all these get added if they work ok, enjoy  ;D

Would be better if you add them yourself. It's really easy.

When i can i add them, but there are some moments when i will not have the time at all and then they'll be at the risk of being lost in the topic (evenmore if you don't post them in the GX4000 topic when you believe they work on it).
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: Phantomz on 18:43, 07 May 15
Would be better if you add them yourself. It's really easy.

When i can i add them, but there are some moments when i will not have the time at all and then they'll be at the risk of being lost in the topic (evenmore if you don't post them in the GX4000 topic when you believe they work on it).

I've never added them before, so will have to look into it, I'd prefer them to be tested first if possible, like I said I should have hardware soon, then I could hopefully just test new stuff and add it myself.

Just an idea, maybe someone could add them whilst we are busy looking for games that can be started and played with just the joystick, as that takes a lot of time, looking at instructions and loading the game to see if it can be started with the joystick, then you have to find a disk that can be converted ok, all takes time.  :o   ;D

Been busy finding another, it can be started with the joystick and you can enter your name in the highscore table, it's " Sorcery " I think you only need the joystick for this game, I've heard it's good but I haven't played it yet.  :D
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: Guy0me on 18:50, 07 May 15
1st impressions of the shell (still prototype):
Awesome work !  8)
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: Ast on 19:05, 07 May 15
Awesome work !  8)
My words are just missing... CoOl !
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: Ast on 19:39, 07 May 15
Just transfert BuggyBoy but not tested because i'm out of house at the moment ;)
If someone can give it a trial : if it doesn't work then I will deleted it.


Thank you.
I hope you converted iMPACT's version.  ;D
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: remax on 21:01, 07 May 15
I've never added them before, so will have to look into it, I'd prefer them to be tested first if possible, like I said I should have hardware soon, then I could hopefully just test new stuff and add it myself.

Just an idea, maybe someone could add them whilst we are busy looking for games that can be started and played with just the joystick, as that takes a lot of time, looking at instructions and loading the game to see if it can be started with the joystick, then you have to find a disk that can be converted ok, all takes time.  :o   ;D

Been busy finding another, it can be started with the joystick and you can enter your name in the highscore table, it's " Sorcery " I think you only need the joystick for this game, I've heard it's good but I haven't played it yet.  :D

Sorcery works fine, i'll add it to the wiki

EDIT : oh, you are already doing this...
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: Phantomz on 21:29, 07 May 15
Sorcery works fine, i'll add it to the wiki

EDIT : oh, you are already doing this...

lol, thought I'd better had, just In case it didn't get done and the games got lost in this thread like you said.  ;)

Not sure where to upload the 6128 plus games though!  ??? you can add them if you know where people want them, cheers  :)

Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: remax on 21:39, 07 May 15
lol, thought I'd better had, just In case it didn't get done and the games got lost in this thread like you said.  ;)

Not sure where to upload the 6128 plus games though!  ??? you can add them if you know where people want them, cheers  :)

Well, if someone wants to create a page, do it. I don't want to be involved.

But like HFE files, nearly every game for the CPC will make a good cartdrige for the 6128plus, so i think it will be hard to track and store them all, and i think it would be wiser to let the conversion to the users, as soon as arnoldemu will have released his GUI version.
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: yurif74 on 12:32, 08 May 15
is there a sort of "tutorial" on how to make Cpr files? i could help making some conversion in my spare times
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: McKlain on 12:36, 08 May 15
We should add a short manual to the first post of the GX4000 conversions thread.


Converted GX4000 .cpr - The topic (http://www.cpcwiki.eu/forum/games/converted-gx4000-cpr-the-topic/)
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: Bryce on 12:38, 08 May 15
1st impressions of the shell (still prototype):

Very nice work. What 3D printer do you have?

Bryce.
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: CraigsBar on 12:56, 08 May 15
1st impressions of the shell (still prototype):

(http://circuit-board.de/forum/index.php/Attachment/30056-a-1-jpg/)

(http://circuit-board.de/forum/index.php/Attachment/30057-a-2-jpg/)
please tell me we will be able to buy these soon.
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: Kris on 13:47, 08 May 15
Some adjustments to do but 1st result looks good :)


For those interested in Demo, I just convert "basic Demo 3" by Roudoudou to a CPR file.

Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: n00b on 14:12, 08 May 15
Very nice work. What 3D printer do you have?

Bryce.
Actually the printer isn't mine. I'm only the mediator between the owner (Apes) and the CPC-Board. :) But it is a "Mankati Fullscale XT".


please tell me we will be able to buy these soon.
Sure!
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: Ast on 14:38, 08 May 15
Can you put pictures inside/outside when you put the cpr card ?
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: n00b on 19:06, 08 May 15
So here are some pictures of the final result. Orders can be placed at Apes' website: Kontakt | apes-land (http://www.apes-land.de/?page_id=28)

Please don't ask me about the price - I just don't know it.... :D


(http://circuit-board.de/forum/index.php/Attachment/30126-final-1-jpg/)

(http://circuit-board.de/forum/index.php/Attachment/30127-final-2-jpg/)

(http://circuit-board.de/forum/index.php/Attachment/30128-final-3-jpg/)

(http://circuit-board.de/forum/index.php/Attachment/30129-final-4-jpg/)

(http://circuit-board.de/forum/index.php/Attachment/30130-final-5-jpg/)

(http://circuit-board.de/forum/index.php/Attachment/30131-final-6-jpg/)
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: McKlain on 19:12, 08 May 15
I don't understand a thing in german  :-[
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: n00b on 19:13, 08 May 15
I guess you can contact him in English, too...
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: Gryzor on 19:21, 08 May 15



it'd be nice if posters also added them to the wiki page (editing is very, very easy, just see the rest of the raw article when you hit 'edit' to see how it's done).


But as things are, two threads and one article to hunt around it gets a bit confusing :D I've lost track of what's done!
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: Guy0me on 20:00, 08 May 15
So here are some pictures of the final result. Orders can be placed at Apes' website: Kontakt | apes-land (http://www.apes-land.de/?page_id=28)
I will send an order right away ! it's a contact mail stuff .. :o
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: Gryzor on 20:05, 08 May 15
Already sent a message :)
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: n00b on 20:07, 08 May 15
He uses the printer just for fun - not for business. Therefore he has no professional e-shop or something like that...
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: Guy0me on 20:10, 08 May 15
He uses the printer just for fun - not for business. Therefore he has no professional e-shop or something like that...
yes I imagine but you make us drool with your photos   :D and if all those who have a C4CPC want one it will be overloaded for sure !
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: n00b on 20:15, 08 May 15
Maybe you're right - let's test it out... :D
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: Bryce on 21:46, 08 May 15
Maybe a "group-buy" deal could be done with him. We shouldn't overload him with single orders just yet.

Bryce.
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: seanb on 21:47, 08 May 15
Nice case. When the price is finalised I'll see if I can put my name down for one
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: seanb on 21:48, 08 May 15
Maybe a "group-buy" deal could be done with him. We shouldn't overload him with single orders just yet.

Bryce.

That sounds like a good idea.
If we do that we need a way to declare interest here and someone to collate all orders and do the leg work
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: Guy0me on 22:41, 08 May 15
Maybe a "group-buy" deal could be done with him. We shouldn't overload him with single orders just yet.
Yeah by someone living in Germany !  ;)
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: Bryce on 22:51, 08 May 15
That shouldn't be a problem. There are many Germans here.

Bryce.
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: n00b on 23:09, 08 May 15
We'll see how the story develops over the weekend. If there are realy too many mails maybe he'll get access to an electronic ordering system programmed by user ArcadeTV... ;)
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: Gryzor on 12:34, 09 May 15
Good idea, about the bulk order. Maybe we should open a poll here in this thread to see who wants one so as to gather a number?
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: dcdrac on 13:40, 09 May 15
I would love one
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: n00b on 15:16, 09 May 15
Good idea, about the bulk order. Maybe we should open a poll here in this thread to see who wants one so as to gather a number?

This is really a very good idea! Would you be so kind and open the poll, please? :)
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: Nightwolf on 18:34, 09 May 15
Hi!

Im also interested for the bulk order. Count on me :)
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: seanb on 19:05, 09 May 15
I'm interested too
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: Dubliner on 19:37, 09 May 15
If he needs help with that i am pretty sure the guy at Retrospiel shop in Köln will be happy to help.
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: n00b on 20:45, 09 May 15
^ He's a member of the Circuit Board community, too. :D

Another important info from "Apes": Due to "slight problems" with the quality of the printing material it is only possible to print the shells in white. ;)
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: Gryzor on 20:51, 09 May 15
White is good...


I asked him if it'd be easier for him if we bulked our orders, he hasn't got back to me yet.
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: n00b on 21:01, 09 May 15
He wrote to me that it would be definitely better for him :)
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: Gryzor on 21:04, 09 May 15
Ah, ok then, creating it now. PLEASE, EVERYONE INTERESTED, VOTE IN THE THREAD POLL!
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: CraigsBar on 23:43, 09 May 15
Ah, ok then, creating it now. PLEASE, EVERYONE INTERESTED, VOTE IN THE THREAD POLL!
I've already spoken to Mr apes-land and placed an order for 2 white shells. He can also do them in Orange, Purple and Blue, but the finish on the White is best.


I figure that I can design a label to differentiate between my GX4000 and Plus C4CPC carts.


I found the whole process perfect, painless and[/size] reasonably priced[/size][size=78%] :)[/size]


Craig

Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: seanb on 03:07, 10 May 15
I've already spoken to Mr apes-land and placed an order for 2 white shells. He can also do them in Orange, Purple and Blue, but the finish on the White is best.


I figure that I can design a label to differentiate between my GX4000 and Plus C4CPC carts.


I found the whole process perfect, painless and[/size] reasonably priced[/size][size=78%] :)[/size]


Craig


I was almost finished in a label for Bryces wonderful eeprom cart but never bothered to print it to see if the dimensions fit.
If they do I wouldn't mind having a go at making a label.
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: CraigsBar on 03:49, 10 May 15
I ran up a simple black and white label for the selfmod cart shell I currently use. Let me see if I kept the template.
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: phoenixdownita on 08:18, 10 May 15
Someone was so nice to point me to this beautiful forum for this awesome product (C4CPC).


I hope it is not too late to get one.
I'm stationed across the pond and over-here there are not too many GX4000 around ;-).


I made my own multi (purely EPROM based + DIP switches) but always wanted an SD based solution and with all you guys porting CPC+ to cpr format like crazy I may actually get to enjoy my GX4000 more than ever, the original library is not exactly impressive.


I am not good enough in designing PCB and/or programming CPLD/FPGA so I could't make it myself.
Let there be still time to get one...please...pretty please...pretty please with a cherry on top!
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: remax on 09:09, 10 May 15
I voted for one
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: radu14m on 09:48, 10 May 15
Voted too !
Please post also a price for the case.


Another case color would be amazing :)
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: Guy0me on 11:45, 10 May 15
Voted too !
Please post also a price for the case.


Another case color would be amazing :)
He told me about 8 euros for one case
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: fille1976 on 13:23, 10 May 15
hi,


just new here and today find out theres a flashcard for amstrad gx4000.
gerald,can i order 1 please?
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: Gryzor on 13:35, 10 May 15
hi,


just new here and today find out theres a flashcard for amstrad gx4000.
gerald,can i order 1 please?


Welcome. Did you vote in the thread's poll?
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: fille1976 on 13:50, 10 May 15
yep.
i dont own an amstrad,but want to buy one,on ebay gx4000,is it good,only thing is only 27 games?
but im collecting consoles.
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: andycadley on 14:03, 10 May 15
yep.
i dont own an amstrad,but want to buy one,on ebay gx4000,is it good,only thing is only 27 games?
but im collecting consoles.
There may only be 27 "official" cart games, but there are already much more than that converted across for use via the C4CPC, Converted GX4000 games - CPCWiki (http://www.cpcwiki.eu/index.php/Converted_GX4000_games)

The fact it comes with built in scart out means a cheap GX is therefore a great way to try out Amstrad games, without having to fiddle around trying to get one to work on a modern display (or needing an authentic monitor)
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: fille1976 on 14:10, 10 May 15
i saw a gx4000 boxed,but dont know if its coming with rgb cable or not.
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: McKlain on 14:30, 10 May 15
i saw a gx4000 boxed,but dont know if its coming with rgb cable or not.


With the GX4000 you can use any standard scart cable. The kind that have all the wires connected.
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: fille1976 on 14:36, 10 May 15
ok,saw it,it has 21pin on the back,other is for a monitor.

Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: Sandro Castellani on 16:39, 10 May 15
Hello, can I order a card too?
I'm going to vote right now, please tell me what I need to do to order or preorder one of these, I'm really interested  :D
Thank you in advance
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: n00b on 18:46, 10 May 15
Please keep in mind:
Due to "slight problems" with the quality of the printing material it is only possible to print the shells in white. ;)

and here are the prices:

1x shell = 8.00€ + shipping
shipping in Germany = 1.50€ (per shell)
shipping worldwide = 3.50€ (also for more than one shell)


... and please be patient - the printing process for one shell takes about 4 hours and Apes hast to go to work, too...

But he will look after every order of course ;)
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: dragon on 20:35, 10 May 15
I no vote, because i buy today two cases :).
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: tonio8bits on 21:01, 10 May 15
Hello,

I'm interested by 2 cases.

Let me know when and how to order.  :)
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: phoenixdownita on 21:42, 10 May 15
is a PM to gerald still the way to "order" the C4CPC cart?
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: n00b on 21:42, 10 May 15
Yes it is. :)
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: Guy0me on 22:08, 10 May 15
Is there someone who spoke to him that talk about a bulk order because he told me about the price and his paypal but nothing else  :( is it clear for him because i think it's a independant order for anyone as i see .. :(
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: n00b on 22:16, 10 May 15
I'll ask and discuss it with him... :)
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: Shining on 22:22, 10 May 15
So since there is another case-solution now, I can reject my efforts in finding one for you.
A friend of mine will (in about 4 weeks, because he is busy preparing a fair) copy cartridge shells for me, using synthetic resin. But I don't think the price will be better than this 8 €.
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: TotO on 23:43, 10 May 15
But the quality should.
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: Shining on 23:46, 10 May 15
So we will see. I already gave him a go to make some for my personal demands and if they're ready we can compare the solutions...
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: Ast on 00:44, 11 May 15
I'll take 1 for me...

Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: n00b on 09:00, 11 May 15
Is there someone who spoke to him that talk about a bulk order because he told me about the price and his paypal but nothing else  :( is it clear for him because i think it's a independant order for anyone as i see .. :(

Okay, I asked him about the status quo and he wrote that he's now looking after the mails that arrived before the poll was established.

New demands should only be posted in the poll now.

Further he expects to get access to an online ordering system on May 17. If there are some news to spread, I'll let you know - stay tuned. ;)
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: Apes on 10:09, 11 May 15
Good morning,
thus here no chaos arises I signed up.
The orders that I have received to date by e-mail, I'll work off.
The remaining prospects would I ask to run it through the collective order.
Until 17.5. you can order it. Then we take a short break until I have all printed.
is that okay with you?
Excuse my bad english, am a little out of practice. :)
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: Manu on 10:15, 11 May 15
Good morning,
thus here no chaos arises I signed up.
The orders that I have received to date by e-mail, I'll work off.
The remaining prospects would I ask to run it through the collective order.
Until 17.5. you can order it. Then we take a short break until I have all printed.
is that okay with you?
Excuse my bad english, am a little out of practice. :)


Hi Apes,


I didn't see your message here, but I've seen the post on RetroManiac (RetroManiac | Revista de videojuegos retro |Videogames Magazine | Indie | Games (http://retromaniacmagazine.blogspot.com.es/2015/05/protege-tu-c4cpc-con-esta-carcasa.html)) and I sent you an e-mail with the form on your web. Is that ok?


Sorry for the mess :P
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: n00b on 10:21, 11 May 15
Good morning,
thus here no chaos arises I signed up.
The orders that I have received to date by e-mail, I'll work off.
The remaining prospects would I ask to run it through the collective order.
Until 17.5. you can order it. Then we take a short break until I have all printed.
is that okay with you?
Excuse my bad english, am a little out of practice. :)

Yes, he has arrived - now I can stop my "mediator function"  ;D
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: Apes on 10:27, 11 May 15
Quote

Hi Apes,


I didn't see your message here, but I've seen the post on RetroManiac (RetroManiac | Revista de videojuegos retro |Videogames Magazine | Indie | Games (http://retromaniacmagazine.blogspot.com.es/2015/05/protege-tu-c4cpc-con-esta-carcasa.html)) and I sent you an e-mail with the form on your web. Is that ok?


Sorry for the mess :P



That's no problem,
I am currently still at work.
When I'm home tonight I will write back to you.

Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: seanb on 14:24, 11 May 15
Instead of converting games we'll soon be able to make our own
CPCtelera: Astonishing fast Amstrad CPC game engine (http://lronaldo.github.io/cpctelera/)
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: McKlain on 14:33, 11 May 15
Good news, but no support for pluses extra capabilities.
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: seanb on 14:40, 11 May 15
Hopefull in a future update
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: dragon on 15:01, 11 May 15
"A complete multi-platform building system with support for building CDTs and DSKs automatically. "

Yeah, it need support making cpr to. The way to the perfection. :).
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: TFM on 18:53, 11 May 15
Good morning,
thus here no chaos arises I signed up.
The orders that I have received to date by e-mail, I'll work off.
The remaining prospects would I ask to run it through the collective order.
Until 17.5. you can order it. Then we take a short break until I have all printed.
is that okay with you?
Excuse my bad english, am a little out of practice. :)


Hi Flo, welcome to the forum. Hope you will have a good time here.  :)

(In Deutsch: Schoen, dass Du den Weg gefunden hast, das Forum hier macht auch Spass).  :)


Stefan
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: seanb on 20:27, 11 May 15
So since there is another case-solution now, I can reject my efforts in finding one for you.
A friend of mine will (in about 4 weeks, because he is busy preparing a fair) copy cartridge shells for me, using synthetic resin. But I don't think the price will be better than this 8 €.

Very interested in a resin one.
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: StarshipUK on 17:33, 12 May 15
I am not sure if there is a proper sign up list for the cart cases yet? I would like one please for a second run cart.

Perhaps a PM system like to order the Carts would be better than the Poll?
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: Apes on 21:10, 12 May 15
Hello,
Excuse me if I do not immediately respond to every e-mail, I'm on print every night. :)
The first cases are on the way.  :)

   My printer runs every night in full swing :)
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: CraigsBar on 22:49, 12 May 15
Hello,
Excuse me if I do not immediately respond to every e-mail, I'm on print every night. :)
The first cases are on the way.  :)

   My printer runs every night in full swing :)
And we thank you for it.... I cannot wait for mine to arrive... When they do I'll have 2 perfectly formed C4CPC carts only needing labels. I was thinking of a Yellow flash on the one for the Plus machines (Like the original QWERTY cart) and a standard red flash on the GX4000 one. At the moment the defined cart slots are not filled on either, but on the Plus one I plan on putting a cart images in as follows


00: Totally Standard Plus cart (QWERTY) with Burning Rubber
01: FW 3.15
02: SymbOS cart, either using one from Prodatron, or (hopefully) with @arnoldemu (http://www.cpcwiki.eu/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=122) s upcoming Cart Eprom tool
03: FutureOS cart, MacDeath and Spartan.
04: FutureOS cart, MacDeath no Spartan.
05: Standard FW with ParaDOS (Most recent version available)


0F: Cart Selector for the games


All these OS carts clearly will be useless onthe GX4000, so the red flash one will be Cart Selector in 0F and always switched to that slot
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: Mika on 23:58, 12 May 15
Hello

I am intrested of C4CPC for GX4000. With shipping to Finland 64.60€ ? Where I can order one? :-)

Thanks
Mika
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: McKlain on 00:14, 13 May 15
Hello,
Excuse me if I do not immediately respond to every e-mail, I'm on print every night. :)
The first cases are on the way.  :)

   My printer runs every night in full swing :)


So... should we contact you through your website to order the cases?
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: dcdrac on 01:27, 13 May 15
cartridge arrived today worked straight out of the box brilliant stuff thank you
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: Pedro Torres on 03:55, 13 May 15
Hi, cart arrived today, very fast shipping. Worked as promised. I'm very pleased with it.

Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: phi2x on 09:41, 13 May 15
I received the cart yesterday. Haven't had time to test it yet but it looks neat. Thank you Gerald.
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: Guy0me on 14:43, 13 May 15
For those who want to know the different position of the switches on the C4CPC and the directories on the sdcard   ;)
Binary Hexadecimal
0000        0
0001       1
0010        2
0011        3
0100        4
0101        5
0110        6
0111        7
1000        8
1001       9
1010        A
1011       B
1100        C
1101        D
1110        E
1111        F
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: TotO on 16:05, 13 May 15
Incredible ; It is logical !  ;D
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: gerald on 16:15, 13 May 15
Incredible ; It is logical !  ;D
Next FW release will use gray code for switch encoding. Binary is far too easy :D
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: McKlain on 16:19, 13 May 15
Next FW release will use gray code for switch encoding. Binary is far too easy :D


I got my card last week and you are already teasing us with new and exciting features  ;D
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: remax on 17:25, 13 May 15
Next FW release will use gray code for switch encoding. Binary is far too easy :D

You're joking, but that would be more logical, as you would only need to change one switch to go one rom up or down... (not like what you need to do to go from 7 to 8 here).
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: Guy0me on 18:56, 13 May 15
Now that the Gx4000 Wiki page is created and we have a lot of games available does anyone thinking about making CPR for big games ?
I mean games like B.A.T or Iron Lord or Orion Prime ..Defender of the Crown.. Pirates 
Games who was needed 2 disks 3" or worse and making unlimited loading while playing.. in CPR it will be more easier to play them, just an idea .. ;)
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: CraigsBar on 18:59, 13 May 15
Now that the Gx4000 Wiki page is created and we have a lot of games available does anyone thinking about making CPR for big games ?
I mean games like B.A.T or Iron Lord or Orion Prime ..Defender of the Crown.. Pirates 
Games who was needed 2 disks 3" or worse and making unlimited loading while playing.. in CPR it will be more easier to play them, just an idea .. ;)
megablasters would be an awesome cart game.
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: McKlain on 19:03, 13 May 15
As long as the cart image is not bigger than 512K, everything is possible.
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: Seob on 10:08, 14 May 15
Got my c4cpc yesterday. Love it. Finally i can play more games on my gx4000, then just burnin' rubber.
Made a box for it using a dvd shell, of course when i get a shell for my cart, i need to find a bigger box. Used some artwork from here and from gx4000.co.uk.

Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: TotO on 11:40, 14 May 15
Tipiak!!!
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: seanb on 12:18, 14 May 15
@Seob (http://www.cpcwiki.eu/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=1300) that's a nice cover
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: Seob on 17:57, 14 May 15
Going to modify it so i can fit the cover inside a vhs cover. That way it's cartridge shell future proof. Maybe i'm going to make a manual as well, with some screenshots of the games, and the button control inside it.
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: CraigsBar on 18:38, 14 May 15
Going to modify it so i can fit the cover inside a vhs cover. That way it's cartridge shell future proof. Maybe i'm going to make a manual as well, with some screenshots of the games, and the button control inside it.
will you be providing PDF of the cover for a vhs box?
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: radu14m on 19:53, 14 May 15
very nice !!!!
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: Seob on 20:15, 14 May 15
will you be providing PDF of the cover for a vhs box?
If gerald is oke with it for using his picture,and if i get the oke for using the gx4000.co.uk screenshots, i will be more then willing to post the pdf-cover.


If somebody has a hires picture of the yellow on black gx4000 batch, i could use it. Our if somebody knows what font they used for it.
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: gerald on 20:57, 14 May 15
If gerald is oke with it for using his picture ....
Granted  :)
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: Apes on 11:19, 17 May 15
Good Morning Guys.

Today we make order stop.
 Currently 51 cases are desirable. This amount I will now print.

 By following users I have the data alreadyJose A. C. Spain

Kim H. Norway
Chevalier G. France
Manuel S. Spain
Martin V. Austria
Peter T. Great Briten

for the rest i need your adress.
so wirte me an email and i will contact you :)
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: Gryzor on 19:52, 17 May 15
Email sent :)
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: Seob on 20:48, 17 May 15
Good Morning Guys.

Today we make order stop.
 Currently 51 cases are desirable. This amount I will now print.

 By following users I have the data alreadyJose A. C. Spain

Kim H. Norway
Chevalier G. France
Manuel S. Spain
Martin V. Austria
Peter T. Great Briten

for the rest i need your adress.
so wirte me an email and i will contact you :)
Am i on that list to? My request has gone, because of the crash.

Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: Seob on 23:44, 17 May 15
Oke, Done. The C4CPC VHS cover is ready. Had to rearrange a few things, made some adjustments and took screenshots with winape. Couldn't find a font that matches the GX4000 logo, so i had to use a image so the logo isn't great.
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: Seob on 00:22, 18 May 15
Could be you have to adjust the sides a little since not all VHS cases seem to be the same width.
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: Xyphoe on 03:28, 18 May 15
Is it too late to order one?

It seems I missed this entire topic :(
(and not read through all 60 pages either!)
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: gerald on 09:30, 18 May 15
Is it too late to order one?
just PMed you  ;)
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: dcdrac on 11:43, 18 May 15
it is an amazing piece of kit recommended
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: Apes on 19:00, 19 May 15
Hi Guys,

here is a list with all orders.
I'm doing work through the list one by one.
So that you know when it's your turn.

http://www.apes-land.de/files/case_order.htm (http://www.apes-land.de/files/case_order.htm)

cya
Apes
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: Gryzor on 21:02, 19 May 15
Awwww the cover says CPCWiki - THE Amstrad CPC encyclopedia! (http://www.cpcwiki.eu) at the bottom... =)


@Apes (http://www.cpcwiki.eu/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=1386) , I had asked for two cases in my original mail, days ago, but I'm only down for one on the order page, is really only one available?
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: omarcus on 21:20, 19 May 15
Hello from spain, I see about this proyect in a www and I'm amazing.... How can I take position to second batch? tnx for all :-)
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: Apes on 21:33, 19 May 15
Awwww the cover says CPCWiki - THE Amstrad CPC encyclopedia! (http://www.cpcwiki.eu) at the bottom... =)


@Apes (http://www.cpcwiki.eu/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=1386) , I had asked for two cases in my original mail, days ago, but I'm only down for one on the order page, is really only one available?

sorry, that my error, you'll get 2 :)
whats your real name? :)
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: CraigsBar on 21:42, 19 May 15
Awwww the cover says CPCWiki - THE Amstrad CPC encyclopedia! (http://www.cpcwiki.eu) at the bottom... =)


@Apes (http://www.cpcwiki.eu/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=1386) , I had asked for two cases in my original mail, days ago, but I'm only down for one on the order page, is really only one available?
and I just credited cpcwiki on my dizzy spinoffs compilation project. ;)
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: remax on 21:44, 19 May 15
sorry, that my error, you'll get 2 :)
whats your real name? :)

I see that almost everybody had done his payment. I didn't receive any payment instruction, is it normal ?
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: dthrone on 01:30, 20 May 15
I see that almost everybody had done his payment. I didn't receive any payment instruction, is it normal ?

 
Me neither  ???
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: wmsteele on 12:35, 20 May 15
Is it too late to order a case?
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: robcfg on 17:38, 20 May 15
I'm still interested in one case, but forgot to send the email as I'm quite busy at the moment.
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: Mmm on 21:08, 21 May 15
I also want a case....to whom i should talk?
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: n00b on 11:25, 22 May 15
... to user Apes :)

Hi Guys,

here is a list with all orders.
I'm doing work through the list one by one.
So that you know when it's your turn.

http://www.apes-land.de/files/case_order.htm (http://www.apes-land.de/files/case_order.htm)

cya
Apes
Title: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: Maniac on 00:30, 23 May 15
In case anyone's interested this is the label for the cart I've been working on. There's a bit of tweaking required for the various cut outs required but I plan to do two others with a yellow and green fade for those that want it.
All the graphic icons are reproductions based on the original Amstrad images. Let me know what you think. Once complete I'll post the Word and PDF versions for printing.
(http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/05/22/c8ea8dfbe75f1101dd54f748aa510960.jpg)
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: CraigsBar on 00:59, 23 May 15
In case anyone's interested this is the label for the cart I've been working on. There's a bit of tweaking required for the various cut outs required but I plan to do two others with a yellow and green fade for those that want it.
All the graphic icons are reproductions based on the original Amstrad images. Let me know what you think. Once complete I'll post the Word and PDF versions for printing.
(http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/05/22/c8ea8dfbe75f1101dd54f748aa510960.jpg)
what do I think? I think it's bloody marvelous! ;) so much better than the pathetic one I came up with. Nicely done, one thing, do we need the cutout for the led? I think it'll just shine through the case OK won't it?
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: seanb on 01:04, 23 May 15
I've been working on one and I have the dimensions right just need to finish the design.
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: Maniac on 01:14, 23 May 15

what do I think? I think it's bloody marvelous! ;) so much better than the pathetic one I came up with. Nicely done, one thing, do we need the cutout for the led? I think it'll just shine through the case OK won't it?
Thanks for the positive comments!
The led cutout is optional but I drilled holes for them so made marks for cutting that out.
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: Gryzor on 11:25, 23 May 15
sorry, that my error, you'll get 2 :)
whats your real name? :)


@Apes (http://www.cpcwiki.eu/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=1386) :Sorry, didn't see your message until now... Themistocles is the name :D I have also sent you an email reply asking for the total of two units.


@CraigsBar (http://www.cpcwiki.eu/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=482) : Aw, ace of you mate :)

Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: steve on 12:06, 23 May 15
Is the group buy still on or should I order a case direct?
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: qbert on 18:37, 23 May 15
Will take 1 printed plastic casing for my future C4CPC.  :)
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: Ast on 17:53, 24 May 15
Hi Guys,

here is a list with all orders.
I'm doing work through the list one by one.
So that you know when it's your turn.

http://www.apes-land.de/files/case_order.htm (http://www.apes-land.de/files/case_order.htm)

cya
Apes
Can i still order one ?
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: Apes on 19:55, 24 May 15
Yes you can.
but i need a little bit time to print all the cases :)
today 3 cases are ready for shipping. :)
   
In Germany, on Monday is a holiday, so I'll be able to send on Tuesday the next round.
the printer running :)

Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: Ast on 20:16, 24 May 15
How can i do for the order and the payment ?
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: McKlain on 11:59, 25 May 15
Also, could you update this page?  ;D


http://www.apes-land.de/files/case_order.htm (http://www.apes-land.de/files/case_order.htm)
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: dragon on 13:31, 25 May 15
Mi cartridges(case)[size=78%] arrived, they are great, very solid.[/size]
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: Apes on 11:28, 26 May 15
good morning,
Update coming this afternoon. :)

printer is still running :)
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: Ast on 15:18, 26 May 15
How can i do for the order and the payment ?
Just to refresh my question without answer.
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: Apes on 16:17, 26 May 15
Just to refresh my question without answer.


sorry...
write me a mail (info@apes-land.de)  :)
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: Ast on 18:13, 26 May 15
@Apes (http://www.cpcwiki.eu/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=1386) : thank you.


For those of you who are interrested in power supply, i found one who works for your Gx4000. The price is 25€.
Contact me for more information.


(http://img110.xooimage.com/files/c/c/9/image-4b63812.jpg) (http://amstradplus.forumforever.com/image/110/f/d/2/image-4b63811.jpg.htm)
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: TotO on 20:28, 26 May 15
Is possible to see it without watching an advertising?  8)
(you can attach a picture into your post)

In all cases, I think that is expensive for a GX4000 alternative PSU.
As I know, it is also possible to use a simple 5V PSU with the same connector as the Amstrad CTM.
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: Ast on 21:32, 26 May 15
No problem, here we go !



Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: Ast on 21:44, 26 May 15
You find it expensive ? :-X


Gerald's one is more expensive...



Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: TotO on 09:21, 27 May 15

Are you including shipping price?  ;D
15/20€ without shipping is a good price, not 25€.
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: Ast on 11:01, 27 May 15
Of course shipping price is included... What did you expect?
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: TotO on 11:21, 27 May 15
Generally, prices are given w/o shipping, because they are not the same depending the quantity and the country.
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: Ast on 11:34, 27 May 15
It not a generality... Price is not fixed by me.
Without shipping price, court on 21,90 Euros.
Do you Want me to give you during our Reset Travel ?
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: TotO on 11:37, 27 May 15
I don't need it.
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: Ast on 11:47, 27 May 15
^^
It's just another way to get it faster with a good price, i think... If nobody is interrested, no problems... I'm not certain to win money selling power supply...
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: Larry Bundy on 06:17, 31 May 15
Is it too late for me to order one too?  Sorry, I've only just discovered it's existence too!
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: David Hernandez Verdugo on 10:21, 31 May 15
Hi guys! Do we have a date for the next release of c4cpc ?



Enviado desde mi iPad utilizando Tapatalk
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: gerald on 10:51, 31 May 15
Hi guys! Do we have a date for the next release of c4cpc ?
I am waiting for PCB to come. I hope to start shipping by end of june.
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: David Hernandez Verdugo on 11:39, 31 May 15
Please I need one!
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: schombi on 02:24, 01 June 15
I´m also joining the queue  :)
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: TFM on 21:09, 01 June 15
Hi! I got the C4CPC and the 3D case. Both work fine and are just great!!! Thank you all so much!!!  :) :) :)  Now I can play Toki on my Plus eventually!

Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: CraigsBar on 23:01, 01 June 15
Hi! I got the C4CPC and the 3D case. Both work fine and are just great!!! Thank you all so much!!!  :) :) :)  Now I can play Toki on my Plus eventually!
Toki, only if you write it I guess :(
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: arnoldemu on 23:02, 01 June 15
Hi! I got the C4CPC and the 3D case. Both work fine and are just great!!! Thank you all so much!!!  :) :) :)  Now I can play Toki on my Plus eventually!
Why don't you play chase hq 2 or gazza 2 first?  :laugh:
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: seanb on 23:03, 01 June 15
Why don't you play chase hq 2 or gazza 2 first?  :laugh:

until we finally get dumps of them how about outrun?
I'm sure someone will convert it soon.
someone should
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: CraigsBar on 23:09, 01 June 15
until we finally get dumps of them how about outrun?
I'm sure someone will convert it soon.
someone should
if there was a proper gx conversion, instead of the woefully bad CPC version then why not lol.
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: TFM on 23:11, 01 June 15
Why don't you play chase hq 2 or gazza 2 first?  :laugh:


Because I have no dump.

Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: CraigsBar on 23:14, 01 June 15

Because I have no dump.
and you have Toki? Yeah right!
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: Apes on 08:05, 02 June 15

Good Morning,
please excuse that I print just a bit slow.
I was a few days in the hospital.
Now everything is normal again.
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: Guy0me on 09:17, 02 June 15
Hi! I got the C4CPC and the 3D case. Both work fine and are just great!!! Thank you all so much!!!  :) :) :)  Now I can play Toki on my Plus eventually!
Is it me or when you try to close the 3d case it's still a little bit open where's the usb and minicard is located ? Like the pcb is too big for the case.. :(
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: CraigsBar on 11:09, 02 June 15
Well I have not got my 3d printed cases yet. But my cut case needed some of the internal supports trimming.
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: Ast on 11:31, 02 June 15
Is it too late for me to order one too?  Sorry, I've only just discovered it's existence too!
No problem, just contact me by PM.
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: TFM on 18:32, 02 June 15
Is it me or when you try to close the 3d case it's still a little bit open where's the usb and minicard is located ? Like the pcb is too big for the case.. :(


It's a bit tight, but it works.
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: dcdrac on 20:43, 02 June 15
mine not arrived yet so cannot report back as yet
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: CraigsBar on 20:48, 02 June 15
Well I have not got my 3d printed cases yet. But my cut case needed some of the internal supports trimming.
my wife tells me that a parcel from Germany arrived today, thanks @Apes, now I cannot wait to get home from work!
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: CraigsBar on 00:42, 03 June 15
my wife tells me that a parcel from Germany arrived today, thanks @Apes (http://www.cpcwiki.eu/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=1386), now I cannot wait to get home from work!
Yep my 2 cases are here, and they are wonderful, Perfectly fitting both the GX4000 and the plus machines. I now have a spare case so I might as well order another C4CPC of the next batch, so lon as Gerald is happy to make a third one. One per machine that is set up, the spare (under the desk) plus does not need one LOL


Craig
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: Maniac on 18:27, 03 June 15
In case anyone's interested this is the label for the cart I've been working on. There's a bit of tweaking required for the various cut outs required but I plan to do two others with a yellow and green fade for those that want it.
All the graphic icons are reproductions based on the original Amstrad images. Let me know what you think. Once complete I'll post the Word and PDF versions for printing.
(http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/05/22/c8ea8dfbe75f1101dd54f748aa510960.jpg)

As promised several days ago here are the Word and PDF versions of my Plus Cart Label reproduction. The cut-out holes have now been adjusted as there were not quite big enough and there are also versions with yellow and green fades along with a special fade combining all of the original colours just for fun!

Any feedback or comments are welcomed!
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: Ast on 21:15, 04 June 15
Good Morning,
please excuse that I print just a bit slow.
I was a few days in the hospital.
Now everything is normal again.
I sent you 3 mails and no answer ?
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: McKlain on 11:43, 08 June 15
Is Apes ok?


No news on the 3d printed case front.
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: Manu on 13:29, 08 June 15
I received mine this weekend... but I'm unable to close the cartridge with the board inside. I'll have to cut some plastic...
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: CraigsBar on 20:51, 08 June 15
I received mine this weekend... but I'm unable to close the cartridge with the board inside. I'll have to cut some plastic...
mine were tight alright, but with a wiggle they closed fine with no trimming needed.
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: Apes on 08:14, 09 June 15
Hey Guys,

I'm still alive. :)
I had to recover from surgery.
Tonight i continue with the printing.
Do not worry you will get your body all but certain.


oh god... my english... sorry...
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: robcfg on 17:21, 09 June 15
Glad to hear you're ok!
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: Neil79 on 18:23, 09 June 15
gerald you have a  message
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: Apes on 21:40, 09 June 15
Bad News ...
 The nozzle of the printer is broken ...
 The printer will be picked up tomorrow and repaired.
 It should only take 3 - 4 days

 I'm just really angry!

sorry, but i think its important that you know that.

But i have good news to.
The Repair-Service Shop will print me the cases
So i can send you realy soon the next cases

sorry sorry sorry

This is very unpleasant for me
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: Apollo on 21:43, 09 June 15
Bad News ...
 The nozzle of the printer is broken ...

No need to say sorry and thanks for keeping us posted!
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: dcdrac on 21:46, 09 June 15
These things happen such is life
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: seanb on 00:07, 10 June 15
No rush for me.
Thanks for letting us know  :)
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: xenon on 17:33, 10 June 15
Hello :) I would like to buy one or two CP4CPC :D

Please, add me to the queue. Thanks. If you need personal details, please tell me hoy send you my email and address :D

Regards,

Salva
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: Neil79 on 18:35, 10 June 15
Hello :) I would like to buy one or two CP4CPC :D


gerald hasn't replied to my pm as of yet, so he's probably on holiday after working his ass off :D


Unless I got that wrong and Gerald isn't the seller of the C4CPC
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: TFM on 18:45, 10 June 15
Yes, he is. See start of the thread!  :)
You guys gotta consider that he has to solder SMD parts.  ;)
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: CraigsBar on 18:51, 10 June 15
Yes, he is. See start of the thread!  :)
You guys gotta consider that he has to solder SMD parts.  ;)
rather him than me! Moving smd resistors on floppy drives to enable a ready signal is about my limit.
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: Mmm on 18:55, 10 June 15
Apes,
can i stil buy a shell from you?


(Sorry all of you but he doesn't answer anywhere else)

Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: TFM on 19:02, 10 June 15
Patience is a virtue. He explained that already, he had surgery! Give him a break.  :)
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: xenon on 00:10, 11 June 15

gerald hasn't replied to my pm as of yet, so he's probably on holiday after working his ass off :D


Unless I got that wrong and Gerald isn't the seller of the C4CPC

Gerald has replied :)

Regard,

Salva
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: xenon on 00:51, 11 June 15
I've also voted for the case  :D I would buy one, yes.
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: McKlain on 12:25, 11 June 15
After finally getting my 6128 plus floppy drive working, I got this crazy idea...


@gerald (http://www.cpcwiki.eu/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=250) , would it be possible to have an utility (something like the c4cpc file selector) that takes a DSK image on the SD Card and trasfers it to a real floppy disk on the 3" drive? That would remove all the hassle of connecting the 3" drive to an old pc, or having to use an external 3.5" drive.
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: gerald on 12:53, 11 June 15
After finally getting my 6128 plus floppy drive working, I got this crazy idea...


@gerald (http://www.cpcwiki.eu/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=250) , would it be possible to have an utility (something like the c4cpc file selector) that takes a DSK image on the SD Card and trasfers it to a real floppy disk on the 3" drive? That would remove all the hassle of connecting the 3" drive to an old pc, or having to use an external 3.5" drive.
That would be possible if I had any skills on the floppy side  ;)
One way could be to adapt writedsk from the arkos ROM. This need to be checked with @Targhan (http://www.cpcwiki.eu/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=110)
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: dragon on 13:17, 11 June 15
This is really very good idea,but it need can be transfer the dsk to 3" o 3.5" disk if the cpc have it.

You have find a way to solve the problems with the modern computers. You have a i7 without floppy drive?. With this you not need a pc more to transfer the dsk to the cpc.
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: McKlain on 17:57, 11 June 15
Let's hope that one of the programming masterminds of the CPC take the glove  ;D
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: TFM on 18:37, 11 June 15
That would be possible if I had any skills on the floppy side  ;)
I got that. If you can send me chunks of data then I can write it for you. Just tell me which floppy routines you need and I will custom make them for you. / As long as you care about the SD card side.  ;D

Actually its simple. Two steps: Format disc (if format doesn't already fit). Then write sectors.

I also can use some FutureOS technology to make it really quick.

My problem: I can do that in Z80, not in C or anything else.

If this is getting serious, then PM me.  :) :) :)
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: McKlain on 18:41, 11 June 15
By the way @TFM (http://www.cpcwiki.eu/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=179) , did you make a cpr version of futureOS version 8? I think that you already did some cpr of version 7.
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: TFM on 18:47, 11 June 15
By the way @TFM (http://www.cpcwiki.eu/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=179) , did you make a cpr version of futureOS version 8? I think that you already did some cpr of version 7.

Yes, indeed. As announced here... wait did I forget to post that?

http://futureos.cpc-live.com/files/FutureOS_System_.8_Preview!!!.zip (http://futureos.cpc-live.com/files/FutureOS_System_.8_Preview!!!.zip)

Go to sub folder Cartridges please.  :)


Back to topic now.  ;)
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: McKlain on 10:19, 12 June 15
And what about a snapshot (sna) loader? could also be possible?
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: CraigsBar on 12:24, 12 June 15
And what about a snapshot (sna) loader? could also be possible?
I was hoping for a multiface 2 save loader too.
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: dcdrac on 12:44, 12 June 15
ok how if possible to get this working via the X mem expansion Symbos would love that extra ram
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: McKlain on 12:48, 12 June 15
What?  ???
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: dcdrac on 12:59, 12 June 15
When you have the X Mem memory expansion board plugged in it boots straight to the OS for that instead of going to the cartridge so I am would like to know how to run the cart with the x mem board plugged in.
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: skywalky on 13:05, 12 June 15
You have to put the second switch (BOOT) in the CPC position.
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: dcdrac on 13:25, 12 June 15
the second dipswitch on the cartridge put that on and it boots to the cart?
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: CraigsBar on 14:16, 12 June 15
ok how if possible to get this working via the X mem expansion Symbos would love that extra ram
huh? Symbos already uses the extra ram of the xmem, and already has a SNA loader. I don't really get the question.
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: dcdrac on 16:58, 12 June 15
I have one of the new cartridges if I want it to boot into the cartridge Ihave to remove the Xmem board.

If I have the Xmem board plugged in I cannot boot from the cartridge.

I would like to add symbos to the cartridge and run it from that if possible.
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: gerald on 17:18, 12 June 15
I have one of the new cartridges if I want it to boot into the cartridge Ihave to remove the Xmem board.

If I have the Xmem board plugged in I cannot boot from the cartridge.

I would like to add symbos to the cartridge and run it from that if possible.
There is a switch (the middle one) on the XMEM that makes it boot from the flash instead of the internal ROM/cartridge. Just toggle it and you should be able to boot on the cartridge.
To my knowledge, there is no cartridge for symbos.
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: CraigsBar on 17:25, 12 June 15
There is a switch (the middle one) on the XMEM that makes it boot from the flash instead of the internal ROM/cartridge. Just toggle it and you should be able to boot on the cartridge.
To my knowledge, there is no cartridge for symbos.
not yet anyway...... I have plans ;)
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: TFM on 18:13, 12 June 15
There is a switch (the middle one) on the XMEM that makes it boot from the flash instead of the internal ROM/cartridge. Just toggle it and you should be able to boot on the cartridge.

Right, also I can confirm that the C4CPC is compatible to this:
- ROM-RAM-Box (Inicron)
- 512 KB RAM expansion (Inicron)
- Dobbertin HD20 hard-disc controller
- Lindy-Light-Pen-Module
- Vortex F1-D Controller

Had no time to check more, found 100% working well. (Of course I did NOT test things like the LowerROM expansion!).
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: CraigsBar on 18:50, 12 June 15
Right, also I can confirm that the C4CPC is compatible to this:
- ROM-RAM-Box (Inicron)
- 512 KB RAM expansion (Inicron)
- Dobbertin HD20 hard-disc controller
- Lindy-Light-Pen-Module
- Vortex F1-D Controller

Had no time to check more, found 100% working well. (Of course I did NOT test things like the LowerROM expansion!).
Bryce's lower ROM needs to by turned off for the c4cpc to work, just like to lower ROM on the xmem.
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: arnoldemu on 19:45, 12 June 15
Right, also I can confirm that the C4CPC is compatible to this:
- ROM-RAM-Box (Inicron)
- 512 KB RAM expansion (Inicron)
- Dobbertin HD20 hard-disc controller
- Lindy-Light-Pen-Module
- Vortex F1-D Controller

Had no time to check more, found 100% working well. (Of course I did NOT test things like the LowerROM expansion!).
Do you have that hardware on the machine that is with you?

If so I have some other tests I would like you to run...
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: TFM on 20:29, 12 June 15
What I can access from here is only the Mother X4, X-MEM, Y-MEM, X-MASS, PlayCity, Mini-Booster. Sorry. (CPC6128)
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: dcdrac on 13:40, 13 June 15
There is a switch (the middle one) on the XMEM that makes it boot from the flash instead of the internal ROM/cartridge. Just toggle it and you should be able to boot on the cartridge.
To my knowledge, there is no cartridge for symbos.

Thank you that did the trick.
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: McKlain on 13:53, 13 June 15
Any news about the DSK writer and the SNA loader for the C4CPC?  ;D


(just kidding)
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: Ast on 20:08, 13 June 15
what a good joker you are.
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: McKlain on 20:40, 13 June 15
(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/9/93/Buddy_christ.jpg/300px-Buddy_christ.jpg)
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: Apes on 16:44, 15 June 15
Hey Guys.

we have found the problem  of the nozzel.


This part here is bent ....


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Tomorrow will be exchanged, and then I can finally get going again


Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: robcfg on 21:26, 15 June 15
That's good news! Looking forward to receive mine. No hurry though :-)
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: StarshipUK on 21:45, 15 June 15
Without having to wade through the thread, please can anyone tell me if 3D Printed Cases are still available for this and the process one would need to perform to order a case.
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: Gryzor on 15:37, 16 June 15
Mine are not here yet :(
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: Apes on 17:56, 16 June 15
Good Morning Guys :)

Good news round 2.

Printer is alive

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I think in 3 days everythings is normal and i can make your cases...

what a trip

sorry :)
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: Ast on 19:58, 16 June 15
Good luck
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: xenon on 04:03, 23 June 15
Good Morning Guys :)

Good news round 2.

Printer is alive

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I think in 3 days everythings is normal and i can make your cases...

what a trip

sorry :)

Great news :D :D. I'll buy two  :)
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: Ast on 10:02, 23 June 15
Good Morning Guys :)

Good news round 2.

Printer is alive

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I think in 3 days everythings is normal and i can make your cases...

what a trip

sorry :)
When can you send me my case? I ordered one one month ago....
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: dxs on 15:12, 23 June 15
Looking into receiving my case! Thank you for your work!
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: Apes on 15:18, 23 June 15
Hey Guys,


I received an e-mail from the Service Center.
My printer is ready this week.
The new printerhead is ready.


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sorry for the long waiting time... *shame on me*
But I promise you, everyone gets his case.


greetings
Apes
Title: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: jrodriguezv on 11:39, 24 June 15
Hi Gerald.

I am interested in another two C4CPC cartridge. Hope it's not too late  ;D

Edit: I need another one, two in total
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: opossum on 20:26, 26 June 15
Hi Apes, great news! I've just contacted you for a shell.  :) ;)
Thanks. Andre
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: Markus on 16:07, 28 June 15

@Apes (http://www.cpcwiki.eu/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=1386)


Hi, I'm very interested to by one housing, please contact me for details.


@all


I'm looking for some *.cpr Games n' Demos etc. stuff for my C4CPC card, any collections available please?


PS: Any chance to convert *.dsk to *.cpr on 64bit Windows?


@Gerald


received the card, works like a charm! cool, thanks :)
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: Phantomz on 19:38, 28 June 15

I'm looking for some *.cpr Games n' Demos etc. stuff for my C4CPC card, any collections available please?


You do know about this list don't you?  ;)
 
Converted GX4000 games - CPCWiki (http://www.cpcwiki.eu/index.php/Converted_GX4000_games)
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: manic23 on 20:46, 29 June 15
Received my C4CPC today, can't wait to get playing, thanks Gerald :):)
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: Jose on 15:35, 30 June 15
I need to buy a c4cpc + cartridge replacement....!
Please contact me..
I'm from Barcelona
Thank you!
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: ImpaledGryphon on 19:16, 30 June 15
i really hope i'm not too late to the party on this.


if i'm not who do i need to speak to to order a shell and how much are they? thanks.
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: manic23 on 19:26, 30 June 15
I hate to say it but I think we are too late I PMed Apes but no reply yet I guess he must be inundated with requests, but I suspect there are none left now sadly :(
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: CraigsBar on 21:13, 30 June 15
i really hope i'm not too late to the party on this.


if i'm not who do i need to speak to to order a shell and how much are they? thanks.
I don't mean this as a silly question, based on your welcome post, I assume you asked Gerald for a c4cpc card as well?
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: ImpaledGryphon on 21:47, 30 June 15
I don't mean this as a silly question, based on your welcome post, I assume you asked Gerald for a c4cpc card as well?


indeed i did, it was my reason to be here ;)
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: Swainy on 04:00, 03 July 15
I'm also interested if there are any left/more planned. Please :)
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: remax on 12:22, 03 July 15
Received one yesterday and it works great :)

Thanks gerald !!!
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: Devilmarkus on 16:54, 03 July 15
Ordered mine today!
Cheers!
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: Apes on 15:59, 06 July 15
Hey Guys, i have realy good news.


My Printer is on the way back to me :)
sorry for the long waiting time.


I think by the end of the week I can sent the next round of cases.
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: RetroMal on 17:26, 06 July 15
Good Morning All,


I'd love one of these boards for my GX4000 to show off at my monthly retro group - retro.asn.au.  Gerard - please contact me regarding availability.
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: robcfg on 18:01, 06 July 15
Hooray! I'm really excited on getting mine!
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: phoenixdownita on 08:05, 07 July 15
Got my C4CPC today and loving it.


What does the button on it do?


Also how do I order a shell for it?
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: gerald on 08:51, 07 July 15
What does the button on it do?
It a reset button for the uC on the C4CPC. Only useful for upgrading its SW code.
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: enkonsierto on 23:22, 08 July 15
Hello Gerard, I'm interested to buy the C4CPC.

Will be a new batch soon?

Thanks.
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: gerald on 11:53, 09 July 15
Hello Gerard, I'm interested to buy the C4CPC.
Please register and send me a PM  ;)
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: opossum on 11:47, 10 July 15
Any news about the 3d printed shell?  :)
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: fatnick on 15:12, 11 July 15
Despite parceforce's best efforts ( :o ) I managed to get hold of mine yesterday.


Thanks again Gerald, the card is a word of art and its creator is incredibly helpful
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: arnoldemu on 15:13, 11 July 15
Despite parceforce's best efforts ( :o ) I managed to get hold of mine yesterday.


Thanks again Gerald, the card is a word of art and its creator is incredibly helpful
gerald's design is very robust and this just prooves it.

Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: TFM on 20:24, 11 July 15
Please register and send me a PM  ;)


It's awesome that you still produce the C4CPC. With all the SMD it's a hard piece of work. And I must gladly say the C4CPC looks absolutely professionally soldered. You do a great service to the community. Thank you so much!!!  :)
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: CraigsBar on 23:24, 11 July 15

It's awesome that you still produce the C4CPC. With all the SMD it's a hard piece of work. And I must gladly say the C4CPC looks absolutely professionally soldered. You do a great service to the community. Thank you so much!!!  :)
Ditto, I could not agree more. But would extend that to @TotO as well. Awesome kit for the CPC.
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: TFM on 00:33, 12 July 15
Ditto, I could not agree more. But would extend that to @TotO (http://www.cpcwiki.eu/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=290) as well. Awesome kit for the CPC.


Of course, but that's something for the other thread. He made even more hardware for the best Quality per Price ratio ever.  :)  And in addition it's important to mention Bryce the grand dad of the new CPC's hardware age.  :laugh: :) ;)
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: ||C|-|E|| on 01:18, 12 July 15
Somehow I think that these are wonderful times for the CPC thanks to all these great contributions. I was always jealous of the support given to some other machines compared to the Amstrad, but now I am really happy :)
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: kawickboy on 22:53, 13 July 15
Very nice product. Useful.
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: Devilmarkus on 19:31, 15 July 15
My C4CPC arrived today!!!

Thankyou Gerald for the great work!

It works like a charm!


Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: phi2x on 20:12, 15 July 15
Hey Guys, i have realy good news.


My Printer is on the way back to me :)
sorry for the long waiting time.


I think by the end of the week I can sent the next round of cases.

I still haven't received the case. :/

Is everything ok on your side?
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: TFM on 20:14, 15 July 15
Don't be so pushy! Come on! Do you know how long it takes to make such a Cartridge? That's several hours!
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: TFM on 20:16, 15 July 15
My C4CPC arrived today!!!

Thank you Gerald for the great work!

It works like a charm!

Shouldn't you get a custom case instead of cannibalizing one?  :o
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: Devilmarkus on 21:20, 15 July 15
Shouldn't you get a custom case instead of cannibalizing one?  :o

The original cart. was dead: Eprom bad, ACID bad... So?!?

And yes, I will put it into a new custom case, ASAP I got a reply to my PM ;) (@Apes)
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: TFM on 21:42, 15 July 15
If you need ACID's just let me know.  :)
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: phoenixdownita on 07:05, 19 July 15
Is Apes back in business?


Are there alternatives for a shell for the C4CPC?


I would hate to kill Burning Rubber ... well not really but you understand what I mean.
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: Apes on 21:03, 20 July 15
Hey Guys,

im back in business.
My new printer has come today.
 He is running again, and prints the cases.
 I need to verify the new settings still one two days.
 Then the fun begins again. :)

 I'm going to first work through the list. After that you are allowed to order again.
 I hope that's okay.

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Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: ||C|-|E|| on 21:30, 20 July 15
Oh Jesus, I want one!  :)
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: fille1976 on 22:11, 20 July 15
nice,i hope i get my card and case soon.
grts filip
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: Ast on 09:16, 21 July 15
Can you put me into the list, please?
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: Apes on 08:37, 22 July 15
Good Morning guys,

The settings are almost perfect.
 From tonight I'll print your orders (the old orders)

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Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: Bryce on 10:13, 22 July 15
It looks like you've left the original ribbing inside exactly like an original cartridge. Doesn't some  of this have to be removed to get the C4CPC to fit?

Bryce.
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: CraigsBar on 11:37, 22 July 15
It looks like you've left the original ribbing inside exactly like an original cartridge. Doesn't some  of this have to be removed to get the C4CPC to fit?

Bryce.
I guess the positioning is slightly different. For my original shell I needed to trim a bit. For the ones apes printed for me, it just fits. No trimming needed, but I did not do a side by side comparison
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: TFM on 18:34, 22 July 15
.... For the ones apes printed for me, it just fits. No trimming needed, but I did not do a side by side comparison


Same here.
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: iddod on 01:13, 23 July 15
this has no doubt been asked before, but to save me navigating through 68 pages of messages could someone tell me the price of these cases? including postage...
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: TFM on 21:23, 23 July 15
this has no doubt been asked before, but to save me navigating through 68 pages of messages could someone tell me the price of these cases? including postage...


Yes of course! Ask the guy who is making them.  ;)
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: xenon on 05:44, 24 July 15
Good Morning guys,

The settings are almost perfect.
 From tonight I'll print your orders (the old orders)

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Great :)
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: phoenixdownita on 07:47, 24 July 15
....
 From tonight I'll print your orders (the old orders)



Great, let us know when to order.
I sent couple of PMs but no answer, good thing is I am patient so hopefully I'll get my shell.
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: wmsteele on 14:45, 24 July 15
@TFM (http://www.cpcwiki.eu/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=179)

Please add me to the list for one cartridge case... Many thanks.
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: TFM on 18:26, 24 July 15
@TFM (http://www.cpcwiki.eu/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=179)

Please add me to the list for one cartridge case... Many thanks.


I can't do that! Please everybody look at the very first post!!! Nobody has to read it all, but please look at the first post!  :) :) :)
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: TFM on 19:03, 24 July 15
Not sure 'fun' is the right word  :laugh: Yes, 512k, no less.The cart selector is a CPC side SW that allow you to browse the file on the SD card and load it. The SD is fully handler by the uC, the CPC only get the file list and control the uC.
You cannot put data on the SD nor the emulated EPROM from the CPC. While this is not impossible, it is not planned mainly because I am running low on code space in the uC  >:(


Thanks a lot for your detailed answer.  :)  Well, the C4CPC is awesome as it is. You don't have to implement a toaster for SMS/text printing on the bun or a hyper-nuclear power plant. Of course the uC is smaller that a CPC.  ;)
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: Mika on 22:29, 25 July 15
Hi

So my order at second patch haven't been forgot. It's been long time :-)

Best regards
Mika
Finland
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: KaosOverride on 01:49, 27 July 15
Today I had the oportunity to test my 2 C4CPC at my GX4000.

AMAZING!!  8)

Great work gerald!!!!

Now I need to dress the 2 boards. Will PM to apes :)
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: mr_lou on 08:46, 27 July 15
Now I need to dress the 2 boards. Will PM to apes :)

I sent him a PM a few weeks ago too about the cartridge, but I haven't heard back from him. I guess he's very busy.
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: KaosOverride on 12:35, 27 July 15
Maybe he is on holydays, we will let him rest  :laugh: I'm not in a hurry
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: wmsteele on 14:49, 27 July 15

I can't do that! Please everybody look at the very first post!!! Nobody has to read it all, but please look at the first post!  :) :) :)

Not sure what you are trying to get me to understand here... I've read the first page of this thread and still not sure.

Guess I'm missing something... if possible could you post a quick update on how to order a case, would help me for sure and possibly others. I did send you a personal message (a good while back), so I might already be on your list, although I'm not sure as you never sent me anything back.

Many thanks, Will.
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: gerald on 15:48, 27 July 15
Guess I'm missing something... if possible could you post a quick update on how to order a case, would help me for sure and possibly others. I did send you a personal message (a good while back), so I might already be on your list, although I'm not sure as you never sent me anything back.
Apes is the guy making them, not TFM  ;)
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: Apes on 18:32, 27 July 15
Hey Guys,
I'm going to print the cases.
 Tomorrow the first new cases will be sent.
I think that I have sent the complete list in the next 2 weeks.
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: robcfg on 19:46, 27 July 15
Great news! Thank you very much!
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: ||C|-|E|| on 19:14, 05 August 15
Apes, is it still possible to order a case? :?
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: zhulien on 04:48, 06 August 15
awesome, where can i buy one or two of these from ideally with cases?
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: fatbob on 12:03, 06 August 15
@apes

Have you considered registering you case model on Shapeways. It might make your life a bit easier & save the wear & tear on your printer.
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: McKlain on 17:30, 06 August 15
Really good idea and awesome website, @fatbob (http://www.cpcwiki.eu/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=508) :)
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: TFM on 21:39, 06 August 15
awesome, where can i buy one or two of these from ideally with cases?


Hi Zhulien!  :)  You get the C4CPC from Gerald (see very first post) and the Shell from Apes (see some previous post). Both are very well done and a joy to use.  :)
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: xenon on 14:13, 08 August 15
Now enjoying C4CPC  :) :) :) I'm sooo happy  :D
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: xenon on 14:15, 08 August 15
And here is C4CPC on my 464 Plus  :) ;) :D Thanks very much Gerald!!! 
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: gerald on 16:53, 08 August 15
All second batch people have contacted.
Since all cards have been allocated, no more cards are currently available.

Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: Gryzor on 18:27, 08 August 15
@gerald (http://www.cpcwiki.eu/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=250) , @Apes (http://www.cpcwiki.eu/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=1386) , I haven't received anything -either cases or an email... At this point I don't ever remember if my order was in the first or second batch, can you help?


Thanks!
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: VZ on 20:59, 09 August 15
Same case as  @Gryzor (http://www.cpcwiki.eu/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=1) , I haven't received any email about it. My order was March 29  I think
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: fandenivoldsk on 00:56, 10 August 15
Since all cards have been allocated, no more cards are currently available.


Please make more!
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: ||C|-|E|| on 15:02, 10 August 15
I received mine today, although I have not tried it yet because I am at work. It is a really nice piece of hardware!!  :) :) .

I do not know if the info helps, Gryzor and VZ, but I was in the second batch and I ordered it on July 06.
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: gerald on 15:09, 10 August 15
Quote
I received mine today, although I have not tried it yet because I am at work. It is a really nice piece of hardware!!
So that loooooonnnnngggg address actually exist :laugh:
Quote
I do not know if the info helps, Gryzor and VZ, but I was in the second batch and I ordered it on July 06.
All sorted ;)

 
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: zeropolis79 on 19:19, 10 August 15
In desperate need for funds, I just sold mine for £50.. (including the power lead I use on my GX4000).

But in all, it's a good piece of hardware..
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: nrgroom on 23:11, 10 August 15
Just wanted to say that i'm so very happy with my awesome C4CPC.

Beautifully put together, crammed full of the GX4000 and plus games, as well as loads of the games that people have kindly ported across for the cart.

Huge thanks to Gerald, the numerous people involved in porting games across, and everyone else that's been involved in working out how the cart protection chip thingy worked.

Give yourselves all a pat on the back.
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: dragon on 00:31, 11 August 15

Please make more!


+1.
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: ||C|-|E|| on 01:16, 11 August 15
I was just messing with mine for a while and it is really amazing, I am so happy with it :)
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: Gryzor on 17:38, 11 August 15
So that loooooonnnnngggg address actually exist :laugh: All sorted ;)


Mine was not that long but still nothing :`(
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: gerald on 17:56, 11 August 15
Mine was not that long but still nothing :`(
???
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: Gryzor on 17:57, 11 August 15
???


Precisely :( Do you remember when you sent it?
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: gerald on 18:07, 11 August 15

Precisely :( Do you remember when you sent it?
The card ? Shipped the 20th of march, delivered the 31.
For the shell, @Apes (http://www.cpcwiki.eu/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=1386) is your guy  ;)
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: Gryzor on 18:08, 11 August 15
Ah damn, *again* confused he usernames :D
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: phoenixdownita on 07:33, 14 August 15
Is Apes taking new orders?
Is anyone else making C4CPC shells?
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: xenon on 03:37, 16 August 15
Is Apes taking new orders?
Is anyone else making C4CPC shells?

I have just the same question...
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: mikroman on 15:53, 16 August 15
I hope gerald will make more of these, I am interested in getting one for my 6128 plus.
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: Apes on 19:13, 17 August 15
Hey Guys i have a big problem with my new 3d printer...
I do not know how long it takes until he runs again.... :(

 Who does not want to wait any longer please write me an email, I will transfer the money back.

 Sorry, but I will not leave you hanging in the air

greetings
Apes
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: Gryzor on 19:40, 17 August 15
Hey Apes, good to see you back even if to report a problem - such things happen... Can you confirm whether my units were sent since i have received nothing after months of wait?
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: seanb on 21:08, 17 August 15
Hey Guys i have a big problem with my new 3d printer...
I do not know how long it takes until he runs again.... :(

 Who does not want to wait any longer please write me an email, I will transfer the money back.

 Sorry, but I will not leave you hanging in the air

greetings
Apes

I still want mine and don't mind waiting
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: fille1976 on 21:13, 17 August 15
i will wait till your printer is back running,i have time.

Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: remax on 23:11, 17 August 15
As long as you give us news from time to time (even to say that nothing changed since last time) i don't mind waiting.
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: retango on 05:10, 18 August 15
Hi Gerald! New here..great cartridge, congrats! If you start a third batch, please count me in with one! thanks!!
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: gsxrboy on 15:04, 18 August 15
Received my cart last week and got to fire it up tonight. Works an absolute treat! Many thanks to Gerald for the totally awesome bit of kit (and also to the game converter guys in the other thread).
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: xenon on 01:40, 19 August 15
Hey Guys i have a big problem with my new 3d printer...
I do not know how long it takes until he runs again.... :(

 Who does not want to wait any longer please write me an email, I will transfer the money back.

 Sorry, but I will not leave you hanging in the air

greetings
Apes

Oh... don't worry :) , and thanks for your great work. I'll wait for news  ;)

Regards,

Salva
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: Apes on 19:59, 23 August 15
Hello Guys,

I get from my supplier a new printer.
 The printer comes in a week.
 Then I can print your cases.. hopefully without interference...

 Thank you for your trust. You're awesome
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: fille1976 on 20:08, 23 August 15
ok apes,hope it will works fine now.did they say what was the problem?
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: robcfg on 20:58, 23 August 15
No problem, mate! Thanks for the heads up.
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: phoenixdownita on 09:12, 24 August 15
Let us know when we can order again.


I understand you want first to satisfy the old list so no pressure there, just give us updates.
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: Metralla on 11:06, 25 August 15
Hello and congratulations about this cartridge, specs sounds very good.

When you take orders please take mine for 1 unit C4CPC.


What about a section of converted games for 6128 PLUS users??    its fun to see a obligated section for GX4000 users, but this are excluding some real good games , 128KB games and very good "21st century" games like STAR SABRE or R-Type........

So please I wrote this not making critics, I wrote with hope to see an 6128 PLUS converted games section, if there is a section then people will convert 6128 games, and the most important........share.


Amstrad4EveR
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: CraigsBar on 14:59, 25 August 15
Hello and congratulations about this cartridge, specs sounds very good.

When you take orders please take mine for 1 unit C4CPC.


What about a section of converted games for 6128 PLUS users??    its fun to see a obligated section for GX4000 users, but this are excluding some real good games , 128KB games and very good "21st century" games like STAR SABRE or R-Type........

So please I wrote this not making critics, I wrote with hope to see an 6128 PLUS converted games section, if there is a section then people will convert 6128 games, and the most important........share.


Amstrad4EveR
I think the C4CPC benefits the 6128+ in a different way. I mean that machine already has almost instant loading from disc or hxc. The joy of the C4CPC on a 6128+ for me at least is having fully customisable basic, disk and lower ROMs. Even more flexibility than an xmem.

Mine has the patched 32 ROM cart with parados in slot 00, fw 3.15 in 01 and futures cart in 02 etc.....

If @arnoldemu manages to complete his work of magic we will be able to have a huge collection of virtual ROM boxes in the c4cpc. So hopefully a symbos cart, brunword elite cart, protext suite cart etc..   

These are really exciting times to be a plus owner.

Craig 
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: TFM on 18:45, 25 August 15
Mine has the patched 32 ROM cart with parados in slot 00, fw 3.15 in 01 and futures cart in 02 etc.....

The official release will come up soon (when I get network at home, because the one at work doesn't allows me an upload to my homepage). But here is food for your slot 02:

(p.s.: Sorry, cpcwiki doesn't allow me to upload a cpr)


EDIT: Please get the Cart now from www.futureos.de (http://www.futureos.de)  :)
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: bagpuss22 on 04:19, 31 August 15
@gerald (http://www.cpcwiki.eu/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=250) - are there any of these still available or plans to produce more?

Thanks

Russ
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: Metralla on 20:44, 01 September 15
Then I have a question, when I have C4CPC.....can I transform any game, including 128K games for use with C4CPC?

I need to have programmer skills?

Thankyou
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: Guy0me on 00:22, 02 September 15
Then I have a question, when I have C4CPC.....can I transform any game, including 128K games for use with C4CPC?

I need to have programmer skills?

Thankyou
yes you can turn any games including games in 128k in .CPR files but the games who has multiple faces are not compatible .. and must be in .DSK DATA partition usiing NOCART
Nocart - CPCWiki (http://www.cpcwiki.eu/index.php/Nocart)
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: Metralla on 09:45, 04 September 15
Thankyou Guy0me I try when I can get one C4cpc.
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: ||C|-|E|| on 15:09, 04 September 15
I load the traditional games from the HxC and the operating systems, cartridges and converted games from the C4CPC. It work very well this way, problem is that you need to have both things  :(
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: gerald on 21:19, 07 September 15
@gerald (http://www.cpcwiki.eu/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=250) - are there any of these still available or plans to produce more?
Currently none available, but taking reservation for a 3rd batch. If you are interested, please send me a PM  ;)
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: waiwainl on 21:55, 07 September 15
I am for sure interested! Great work!
Sent you a PM  :laugh:
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: kikendo on 19:38, 10 September 15
So about that C4CPC shell... anybody making any?
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: fille1976 on 13:06, 11 September 15
contact Apes for a shell.
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: xenon on 03:32, 17 September 15
Hello Guys,

I get from my supplier a new printer.
 The printer comes in a week.
 Then I can print your cases.. hopefully without interference...

 Thank you for your trust. You're awesome

So can I order you two cases? :-)

Regards,

Salva
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: McKlain on 10:02, 17 September 15
Hello Guys,

I get from my supplier a new printer.
 The printer comes in a week.
 Then I can print your cases.. hopefully without interference...

 Thank you for your trust. You're awesome


Any progress on the printing?
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: phi2x on 15:00, 06 October 15
Any progress on the printing?
I apologize if I look pushy, but I'm wondering the same question as McKlain.

Please Apes, keep us in the loop.
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: McKlain on 15:42, 06 October 15
Well, it's been almost 5 months since I made the payment...  ::)
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: Keir on 16:23, 06 October 15
Does it fit in a regular old cartridge case? That's my plan!
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: gerald on 16:53, 06 October 15
Does it fit in a regular old cartridge case? That's my plan!
Yes, with a bit of rework  ;)
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: dxs on 17:32, 06 October 15
I must say that I requested and received  refund from Apes. If you want to do the same I would advise to send him an email and avoid PM.

I also ordered some needle files to cleanly mod an original cartridge case.
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: Bryce on 17:37, 06 October 15
Does it fit in a regular old cartridge case? That's my plan!

Yes:
CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more (http://www.cpcwiki.eu/forum/amstrad-cpc-hardware/cpc-plus-cartridge-replacement-one-more/msg96260/#msg96260)

Bryce.
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: Keir on 17:46, 06 October 15
Yes:
CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more (http://www.cpcwiki.eu/forum/amstrad-cpc-hardware/cpc-plus-cartridge-replacement-one-more/msg96260/#msg96260)

Bryce.


Nice job! Looks like careful modding with a needle file.
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: Bryce on 22:54, 06 October 15

Nice job! Looks like careful modding with a needle file.

Yes, but it's an easy mod. Most of the holes are on the edge.

Bryce.
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: XWolf on 10:54, 16 October 15
Hi!


I'm interested in one cartidge, if you will make more!
Now is possible to get also the case isn't it? then I want one too.


Please tell me how to get one.


Thanks.
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: opossum on 12:07, 16 October 15
Yes, but it's an easy mod. Most of the holes are on the edge.

Bryce.

Pretty smooth job you did. Can you mod a cart for me?  ;D 8)
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: Bryce on 12:28, 16 October 15
Pretty smooth job you did. Can you mod a cart for me?  ;D 8)

If you're willing to pay for the postage back and forth, however, it's not difficult to do yourself if you measure it accurately and don't try to rush the job.

Bryce.
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: gerald on 14:43, 16 October 15
I'm interested in one cartidge, if you will make more!
Please register and send me a PM ;)
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: pluto63 on 18:06, 16 October 15
same interest sending pm, thank you
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: chinnyhill10 on 19:25, 16 October 15
Could someone do a 3D print design for a cart and then perhaps we could do a group order of a case via a 3D printing service?
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: Gryzor on 21:54, 16 October 15
That's a nice idea!
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: McKlain on 22:23, 16 October 15
Still waiting for my case...  :picard2:
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: TFM on 22:24, 16 October 15
That's what Apes does since month for us! (I got mine in April or May or so). 8)
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: dragon on 22:27, 16 October 15
Still waiting for my case...  :picard2:

I am in the reverse case, first i buy two cases but only one c4cpc. Now i wait to third bach arrive for  my second c4cpc :).
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: chinnyhill10 on 22:40, 16 October 15
That's what Apes does since month for us! (I got mine in April or May or so). 8)


I thought there was a problem with these cases?
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: McKlain on 23:09, 16 October 15
The problem is that Apes is M.I.A.
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: Bryce on 23:11, 16 October 15
The problem is that Apes is M.I.A.

M.I.A.? Mostly Interested in Amstrad? :)

Bryce.
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: TFM on 00:53, 17 October 15
:laugh:
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: phi2x on 11:05, 17 October 15
Still waiting for my case...  :picard2:

I got a refund from Apes. So I can confirm he's still alive and an honest guy.
If you're tired of waiting, you know what to do...
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: seanb on 13:22, 17 October 15
I got a refund from Apes. So I can confirm he's still alive and an honest guy.
If you're tired of waiting, you know what to do...

I'm worried about damaging my cart so I'm going to wait for mine to be printed
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: CraigsBar on 21:17, 17 October 15
I got a refund from Apes. So I can confirm he's still alive and an honest guy.
If you're tired of waiting, you know what to do...
Buy a pro tennis tour from tradeinpost.co.UK and cut/file in the holes yourself?

Sent from my A3-A30 using Tapatalk
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: phi2x on 22:54, 17 October 15
Why buy an extra Pro Tennis Tour cartridge?
The original Amstrad firmware/Burnin' Rubber cartridge is of no use anymore if we use the C4CPC.
So let's vampirize it instead.
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: ||C|-|E|| on 04:20, 18 October 15
I have a question guys  :) . Sorry if this was asked before and is something very stupid, I was looking for the answer and there and I could not find it.

It turns out that using C4CPC I cannot load CP/M at all. It says something like "This program will not run in this environment. Press any key" and that is it. When I press a key the system just stays in BASIC. The thing is that I tried with one original cartridge (one of those with ParaDOS instead of Burning Rubber) and it works as it should, CP/M loads and I can run any program.

Do you know what is the reason? I have tried several different system versions from C4CPC and I have updated it with the last firmware, but CP/M just does not load.

Thank you!  :D
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: andycadley on 11:01, 18 October 15
Are you using the CPC+ version of CP/M? IIRC it checksums the ROM, so you have to have the right version for the right machine (alternatively you could probably make a cart image with older CPC ROMs I guess)
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: chinnyhill10 on 15:12, 18 October 15
Why buy an extra Pro Tennis Tour cartridge?
The original Amstrad firmware/Burnin' Rubber cartridge is of no use anymore if we use the C4CPC.
So let's vampirize it instead.


Don't really think it's a clever thing to butcher up part of the original hardware. Mind you some people go and cut holes in their CPC's to install HxC's so what do I know?


Atari, Spectrum and Commodore owners have sexy modern cases for their SD card solutions. C64 owners can even have cases made from original C64 plastic! Sadly it appears CPC owners would rather have some yellowing 25 year old plastic instead. Go figure!
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: ||C|-|E|| on 00:09, 19 October 15
Are you using the CPC+ version of CP/M? IIRC it checksums the ROM, so you have to have the right version for the right machine (alternatively you could probably make a cart image with older CPC ROMs I guess)

Thank you! In principle, everything should be OK regarding compatibility (correct CPM version, etc) but I am going to try to boot with the cartridge file used in Winape and see what happens. I say this because CP/M in Winape works just fine...
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: TFM on 01:42, 19 October 15
Check out the CP/M Plus ROMs on my homepage. Should work, else a patch shall do.

Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: ||C|-|E|| on 00:56, 20 October 15
Thank you very much!! I will try them and tell you if they work!  :D
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: rokana on 13:16, 23 October 15

Buenos días, Tengo Interés En Esta Tarjeta de destello y queria saber si Usted todavía PUEDE Obtener .... si Siguen a la venta y Como. Un saludo.
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: Bryce on 13:34, 23 October 15
Buenos días, Tengo Interés En Esta Tarjeta de destello y queria saber si Usted todavía PUEDE Obtener .... si Siguen a la venta y Como. Un saludo.

You will need to register an account on this forum to order one from Gerald. It is also better if you post in English only.

Thanks,
Bryce.
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: Gryzor on 13:35, 23 October 15
Well, English is not 100% required, but it helps if you communicate in a language that the person you're talking to is sure to understand :)
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: dragon on 13:57, 23 October 15
Really it appears spanish generated with google translator. Very strange.

Bryce dice que te registres y hables con gerald para pedir uno, en ingles si es posible.
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: Bryce on 14:16, 23 October 15
Really it appears spanish generated with google translator. Very strange.

Bryce dice que te registres y hables con gerald para pedir uno, en ingles si es posible.

The post was made from Madrid. Maybe he just has bad Spanish? :D I know my English is certainly questionable on occassions and google translator probably would have done it better!

Bryce.
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: seanb on 14:42, 23 October 15
The post was made from Madrid. Maybe he just has bad Spanish? :D I know my English is certainly questionable on occassions and google translator probably would have done it better!

Bryce.


It's downright incomprehensible at times.
When you talk about your technical stuff.

I'm fact when people start talking about programing language ask I can do is nod Mt head and skip the post  ;D
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: Bryce on 15:31, 23 October 15

It's downright incomprehensible at times.
When you talk about your technical stuff.

I'm fact when people start talking about programing language ask I can do is nod Mt head and skip the post  ;D

I meant the grammar, not the content! :D

I don't even bother trying to read some of the programming threads, they just confirm how little I know.

Bryce.
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: dragon on 15:59, 23 October 15
The solution is made klingon the oficial languaje :). How nobody know the languaje. All we need startrek translator, and nobody can say this is bad write jejeje.
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: seanb on 16:44, 23 October 15
I meant the grammar, not the content! :D

I don't even bother trying to read some of the programming threads, they just confirm how little I know.

Bryce.

After reading my first post again and seeing how predictive text messed up some of the words I'm in no position to comment.

Because no-one can understand that comment.
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: Gryzor on 18:52, 23 October 15
Shall I look for a Klingon template for the forum?
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: ||C|-|E|| on 19:33, 23 October 15
Believe it or not, one day we expelled somebody from a computer party because he was speaking in elfic and refusing to speak any other language  :picard2: .

This basically shows you that reality is, at a times, much worse than fiction  :picard2:

Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: seanb on 07:24, 24 October 15
Believe it or not, one day we expelled somebody from a computer party because he was speaking in elfic and refusing to speak any other language  :picard2: .

This basically shows you that reality is, at a times, much worse than fiction  :picard2:


 :D :D :D
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: dragon on 11:43, 24 October 15
Believe it or not, one day we expelled somebody from a computer party because he was speaking in elfic and refusing to speak any other language  :picard2: .

This basically shows you that reality is, at a times, much worse than fiction  :picard2:

Thats reminder me what i do years ago in a spanish forum. These forum have and administrator/moderator obsessesed with correcting spelling mistakes.

So one day i open a threat in morse.  With a language with only .- He can't  correct it. We take many laughts with the thread :). All thread was only ...__..__
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: Gryzor on 18:31, 24 October 15
So one day i open a threat in morse.  With a language with only .- He can't  correct it. We take many laughts with the thread :) . All thread was only ...__..__


So one day I opened a thread in morse. With a language with only .- he couldn't correct it. We had lots of laughs in that thread. The entire thread was only ...___..___


:D :D :D
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: Bryce on 19:07, 24 October 15

So one day I opened a thread in morse. With a language with only .- he couldn't correct it. We had lots of laughs in that thread. The entire thread was only ...___..___


 :D :D :D

You mean: ... --- / --- -. . / -.. .- -.-- / .. / --- .--. . -. . -.. / .- / - .... .-. . .- -.. / .. -. / -- --- .-. ... . .-.-.- / .-- .. - .... / .- / .-.. .- -. --. ..- .- --. . / .-- .. - .... / --- -. .-.. -.-- / .-.-.- -....- / .... . / -.-. --- ..- .-.. -.. -. .----. - / -.-. --- .-. .-. . -.-. - / .. - .-.-.- / .-- . / .... .- -.. / .-.. --- - ... / --- ..-. / .-.. .- ..- --. .... ... / .. -. / - .... .- - / - .... .-. . .- -.. .-.-.- / - .... . / . -. - .. .-. . / - .... .-. . .- -.. / .-- .- ... / --- -. .-.. -.--

I knew there would be a reason to learn morse some day. Finally that day has arrived! or...
.. / -.- -. . .-- / - .... . .-. . / .-- --- ..- .-.. -.. / -... . / .- / .-. . .- ... --- -. / - --- / .-.. . .- .-. -. / -- --- .-. ... . / ... --- -- . / -.. .- -.-- .-.-.- / ..-. .. -. .- .-.. .-.. -.-- / - .... .- - / -.. .- -.-- / .... .- ... / .- .-. .-. .. ...- . -..

Bryce.

Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: Gryzor on 19:10, 24 October 15
.. - .----. ... / . .- ... -.-- / .-- .... . -. / -.-- --- ..- / -.- -. --- .-- / .... --- .--
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: Bryce on 19:12, 24 October 15
Eh, yeah, you just learn the alphabet again. However, funnily, I can listen to morse and translate in realtime (I learnt as part of my radio license many years ago), but reading it takes ten times longer.
I really sit here saying de,de - deeee,deeee,deeee,deeee to myself to read it :D

Bryce.
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: Gryzor on 19:18, 24 October 15
Used to be able to do it by heart, but indeed reading it took much longer for me too as I needed to, um, auralize (??) what I was reading. Nowadays I just use online translators :D
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: Bryce on 19:21, 24 October 15
There's online morse translators? Never even thought of that.  :picard: Wasted 10 minutes instead of googling.

Bryce.
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: Gryzor on 19:25, 24 October 15
Heheheeee (http://lmgtfy.com/?q=online+more+translator)
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: dragon on 22:43, 24 October 15

So one day I opened a thread in morse. With a language with only .- he couldn't correct it. We had lots of laughs in that thread. The entire thread was only ...___..___


Jeje, but it was only the first level, the second level to the administrator was enconded the messages with the  enigma machine aplicaton online.




Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: Gryzor on 01:57, 25 October 15
Then all one's got to do is board the sub with the intact cipher and you're done :)
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: dragon on 04:00, 25 October 15
Eh, yeah, you just learn the alphabet again. However, funnily, I can listen to morse and translate in realtime (I learnt as part of my radio license many years ago), but reading it takes ten times longer.
I really sit here saying de,de - deeee,deeee,deeee,deeee to myself to read it :D

Bryce.

The first time i heard about morse was when i was child . It was my aunt gave me a comic. A spanish pirate copy of the smurfs(licensed from germany)..

Yeah the smurf are blue and the spanish pirate copy are green with two antennes in the head and living in the space. They are acompained with a jumping balls with a speakers in their head.

In the comics the jumping balls speak to the astroniks to alert it and help it. As astroniks  crash in a planet where they living. All the times in the comics they say Bip! Bip!. And astronicks   can't understand it, and you can't uniderstand it, so you dont understant half of the comic.

Then you read the final part of the comic and then they reveals . oh wait... they speak morse!!!. Was the best comic i read when i was child.Still i have ir around here.

(http://www.viruete.com/articulos/2005/fotosarticulos/astrosniks/Astrosniks_comic.jpg)
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: David southern on 02:33, 04 November 15
How do I go about getting one of these for my gx4000  ?  How much are they ? I am in North west of uk.

Thanks
Dave
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: gerald on 12:45, 04 November 15
How do I go about getting one of these for my gx4000  ?  How much are they ? I am in North west of uk.
Please register and send me a PM. I'll give you all the information you need  ;)
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: dragon on 14:02, 04 November 15
What is the status of the 3rd batch?.
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: gerald on 17:24, 04 November 15
What is the status of the 3rd batch?.
On its way. Card should be available by mid november.
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: fille1976 on 19:04, 04 November 15
who can print me a label for c4cpc please,will pay it offcourse.
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: TotO on 01:00, 06 November 15
DIY!  :-\


(http://solidsmack.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/04/feature-645x330.jpg)
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: robcfg on 11:46, 06 November 15
Nice!


Can we modify it to print custom CPC+ cartridge cases?  ;D


Any news on Apes?
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: dragon on 12:31, 06 November 15
And here?. :)
Repro 3D (http://www.repro3d.es/)
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: McKlain on 12:55, 06 November 15
Any news on Apes?


I sent him an email 3 days ago. Still no answer.
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: fille1976 on 16:43, 06 November 15
can someone print me a label for my c4cpc please?
will pay for it.
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: CraigsBar on 17:28, 06 November 15
If I can find the one I did for mine, sure I will. Not 100% sure I saved the file tho.
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: fille1976 on 20:01, 06 November 15
ok,thx
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: fatbob on 13:11, 17 November 15
Apes is still slowly working through the existing list, my case arrived this morning.

Thanks Apes  :)
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: seanb on 13:37, 17 November 15
Apes is still slowly working through the existing list, my case arrived this morning.

Thanks Apes  :)

That's great news.
I'll have to finish the label I started for it
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: robcfg on 20:11, 17 November 15
That's great news indeed!

Looking forward to receive mine, hehe!
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: Apes on 18:00, 20 November 15
Hey Guys,
sorry for the horrible long waiting time...

Printer is running, everything is okay. Cases in production.
The first packages are sent.

I hasten to that you get all your cases.

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very very very big sorry.... 

Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: fille1976 on 18:43, 20 November 15
great news apes,can you make a label for my case?
if its possible,maybe you can send it with the case.
will of course pay it.
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: robcfg on 19:00, 20 November 15
Hey @Apes (http://www.cpcwiki.eu/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=1386) !


Great to know everything is working, keep up the good job!
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: remax on 19:52, 20 November 15
Hey Guys,
sorry for the horrible long waiting time...

Printer is running, everything is okay. Cases in production.
The first packages are sent.

I hasten to that you get all your cases.

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very very very big sorry....

Well, as i said, no problem about slowliness, while you inform us from time to time... ;)
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: dcdrac on 21:03, 20 November 15
Thank you for the update sometimes good things take time and are worth waiting for
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: ||C|-|E|| on 01:27, 21 November 15
Hey Guys,
sorry for the horrible long waiting time...

Printer is running, everything is okay. Cases in production.
The first packages are sent.

I hasten to that you get all your cases.

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Great!!  :D

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very very very big sorry....
Title: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: Maniac on 09:37, 21 November 15
I've just seen the requests for labels to be made. A while ago I posted a reproduction of the labels used for the carts for this purpose just in case people missed it. Post 931! I'll see if I can upload the docs to the wiki page later unless someone else on here would be kind enough to do it.

As promised several days ago here are the Word and PDF versions of my Plus Cart Label reproduction. The cut-out holes have now been adjusted as there were not quite big enough and there are also versions with yellow and green fades along with a special fade combining all of the original colours just for fun!

Any feedback or comments are welcomed!
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: seanb on 13:21, 21 November 15
Well, as i said, no problem about slowliness, while you inform us from time to time... ;)

Ditto here.  Can't wait for mine.
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: Gryzor on 19:59, 21 November 15
I wonder if mine is going to be sent. It's been a long time and I don't remember any more if it was supposed to have been sent and got lost or what :D
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: dodogildo on 21:58, 21 November 15
Hey @apes
 I'm also into one of those. Gonna PM.
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: Maniac on 13:46, 22 November 15
I've now updated the Wiki page Modern Cartridges - CPCWiki (http://www.cpcwiki.eu/index.php/Modern_Cartridges#Work_so_far_on_new_cartridge_labels) with the cartridge labels I made. They are available in PDF, DOCX and ODT format. Hope it helps.
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: Apes on 21:12, 23 November 15
Hey Guys,
the next are done, and ready for shipping.
Tomorrow I will continue. I hurry up.

List is up to date.
Until the weekend all cases from the list are finished.



Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: seanb on 11:05, 24 November 15
Hey Guys,
the next are done, and ready for shipping.
Tomorrow I will continue. I hurry up.

List is up to date.
Until the weekend all cases from the list are finished.

My name is no longer on the list.
Can I assume mine has been sent?

Cheers.
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: Apes on 11:45, 24 November 15
ups.
i think... I think I've killed you :)  :doh:
i will check it @ home :)

Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: seanb on 12:36, 24 November 15
Thats all right.
I'll just rise from the grave...

Again.
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: robcfg on 13:01, 24 November 15
Hmmm, I can't see my name either, and I haven't received the case.


You should find my payment on PayPal, it's from May 26 and has the following note:"C4CPC Robcfg CPCWiki".



Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: Bryce on 13:48, 24 November 15
Thats all right.
I'll just rise from the grave...

Again.

Aaaarrrgggh, it's Shaun Seán of the Dead!!!!  :o

Bryce.
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: Apes on 16:44, 24 November 15
Hmmm, I can't see my name either, and I haven't received the case.


You should find my payment on PayPal, it's from May 26 and has the following note:"C4CPC Robcfg CPCWiki".

yes, your payment is here, i think, i kill you too :)
i make the case in this week and send it to you.

same for Seán of the Dead ;)
Payment is here. case comes this week.
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: MaV on 18:07, 24 November 15
Aaaarrrgggh, it's Shaun Seán of the Dead!!!!  :o
Or:
Sean Bean?

All of a sudden, his forum name is entirely fitting. :D
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: robcfg on 20:22, 24 November 15
yes, your payment is here, i think, i kill you too :)
i make the case in this week and send it to you.

same for Seán of the Dead ;)
Payment is here. case comes this week.


Hehehe, kein problem!
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: seanb on 20:48, 24 November 15
Thanks @Apes (http://www.cpcwiki.eu/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=1386)

In the meantime I'm off to the Winchester
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: seanb on 20:50, 24 November 15
Or:
Sean Bean?

All of a sudden, his forum name is entirely fitting. :D

I'll admit that that one took more than a second to sink in.  :D
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: Ast on 21:07, 24 November 15
Is someone able to send me the plan of cartridges box usable in 3D Printer? I want to make my own test so i need them.
We (MacDeath and I) find a society which is ready to make us cartridges box in France.
 
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: Apes on 21:35, 24 November 15
Next one is done.
Sean, thats yours.
tomorrow it will be shipped

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Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: remax on 23:20, 24 November 15
Hey Guys,
the next are done, and ready for shipping.
Tomorrow I will continue. I hurry up.

List is up to date.
Until the weekend all cases from the list are finished.


When you say list is up to date, you mean also with payment included ? cause i'm 100% sure i paid you ages ago.


I can find the payment if you need it (Maxime D.)


FOUND : 26 May. Ref : 5MJ24083GR806072A
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: phoenixdownita on 06:47, 25 November 15
Once "the list" is done is Apes taking new orders?
I still need one.
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: hsimpson on 08:44, 25 November 15
I need still two :).
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: TFM on 20:24, 25 November 15
Then you guys should contact him instead of posting here.
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: hsimpson on 08:48, 26 November 15
You're right, but the Apes did not respond :(.
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: TFM on 21:51, 26 November 15
You're right, but the Apes did not respond :( .


Patience is a virtue. Take you time. He will respond in time. Probably he is busy making Carts right now.  ;)
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: hsimpson on 00:53, 27 November 15
OK. I'll be patiently waiting :).
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: Gryzor on 15:00, 27 November 15
Hey, my name is not on the list either :) Killed too, it would seem? Paid months ago...
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: Apes on 16:22, 27 November 15
Hey Guys,
I need some time to answer you, but I will answer :)
the next Round of cases is finish and ready for shipping.

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*List up to date*
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: Neil79 on 17:30, 27 November 15
Gerald I've contacted you again, RE : Review
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: Apes on 20:28, 27 November 15
Ole ole ole,

List is done.. the last case (from the list) was printed...
tomorrow they will be shipped.

did i forgett someone who had already paid for?
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: ||C|-|E|| on 20:32, 27 November 15
Now it is time to start a new list!!  :D :D
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: Apes on 20:37, 27 November 15
slowly slowly :)
I'm coming nightmares of the cases.
i need a little break :)
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: ||C|-|E|| on 22:36, 27 November 15
Did you think about making the file public, even if it is for a fee? then, we could order the cases somewhere else and you would not need to do all the hard work :). You can put it in a page with a Paypal donation link, for example  :)
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: fille1976 on 13:36, 28 November 15
thx apes,today received my shel for c4cpc,fits nice and clean,perfekt work.
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: dodogildo on 14:18, 28 November 15


Did you think about making the file public, even if it is for a fee? then, we could order the cases somewhere else and you would not need to do all the hard work :). You can put it in a page with a Paypal donation link, for example  :)

Great idea. @Apes, what about uploading the schematics to Wiki with a donation link?
 

Sent from my LG-H815 using Tapatalk

Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: remax on 20:46, 29 November 15
Ole ole ole,

List is done.. the last case (from the list) was printed...
tomorrow they will be shipped.

did i forgett someone who had already paid for?


Yes me!!!


I'm still pink on your list :(


Paiment ref : 26 May. - 5MJ24083GR806072A
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: Apes on 09:15, 30 November 15

Yes me!!!


I'm still pink on your list :(


Paiment ref : 26 May. - 5MJ24083GR806072A


holy crap!
you're right. sorry sorry sorry,

i print it today.
tomorrow i will send it
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: Gryzor on 12:56, 30 November 15
Oh yay! Mine are on the way! :)
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: Ast on 14:55, 30 November 15
Did you think about making the file public, even if it is for a fee? then, we could order the cases somewhere else and you would not need to do all the hard work :). You can put it in a page with a Paypal donation link, for example  :)

Noone has seen this topic ? Apes, it's for you. People in this forum would have to know more about the making of these cases. Me too. A few days ago, I posted about the same think, and no reply from you... I hope this Time we could think about a reply. Thanks !
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: dcdrac on 21:17, 30 November 15
Case arrived today perfect fit now I do not have to worry about the floppy dying on me, the drive belt, got al these cpr games I can put on the SD card.

Thank you Apes good work
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: yannis_uno on 22:43, 30 November 15

holy crap!
you're right. sorry sorry sorry,

i print it today.
tomorrow i will send it


Apes, can I still order 2 cases please? Thanks!
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: Neil79 on 12:49, 02 December 15
Placing an interest down for a C4CPC cartridge , depending on price  8)
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: robcfg on 12:58, 02 December 15
@Apes (http://www.cpcwiki.eu/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=1386)


Mine just arrived and it looks gorgeous, thank you very much!


I'll post some pictures as soon as I print the labels.
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: Apes on 14:07, 02 December 15
Hey Guys,
i have a little Christmas gift for you.
I uploaded the files in thingiverse. Now you can print your own cases.
Amstrad GX 4000 Everdrive Cartridge by Apes - Thingiverse (http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:1166222)

It was so often wished.
I hope i can make you so pleasure.

Omg my english....
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: Neil79 on 14:07, 02 December 15
Pm sent, email sent!


Order will be made today  ;D
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: ||C|-|E|| on 15:01, 02 December 15
Hey Guys,
i have a little Christmas gift for you.
I uploaded the files in thingiverse. Now you can print your own cases.
Amstrad GX 4000 Everdrive Cartridge by Apes - Thingiverse (http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:1166222)

It was so often wished.
I hope i can make you so pleasure.

Omg my english....

Awesome!! Thank you very much Apes!!!  :-*
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: Neil79 on 17:41, 02 December 15
I've just ordered a  C4CPC + SD card‏ for my Christmas Present


yay  :o ;D
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: ||C|-|E|| on 17:57, 02 December 15
I already ordered a case from a local company, let´s see the quality of the final product  :)
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: skywalky on 20:45, 02 December 15
Hey Guys,
i have a little Christmas gift for you.
I uploaded the files in thingiverse. Now you can print your own cases.
Amstrad GX 4000 Everdrive Cartridge by Apes - Thingiverse (http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:1166222)

It was so often wished.
I hope i can make you so pleasure.

Omg my english....
Thank you very much!!!!!!  :-* :-*
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: Ast on 22:34, 02 December 15
@Apes (http://www.cpcwiki.eu/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=1386) : Thanks....
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: robcfg on 12:18, 04 December 15
Well, I put my C4CPC on Ape's case and printed the nice label.

I have to say that I'm very happy with the result!

Thanks, guys!
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: ||C|-|E|| on 16:07, 04 December 15
It actually looks very cool!  :D
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: seanb on 18:14, 04 December 15
Very nice.  Beter than the label I was designing.
I'll have to up my game  :P
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: CraigsBar on 19:30, 04 December 15
It actually looks very cool!  :D
Indeed it does, any chance of a printable copy?
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: Phantomz on 22:21, 04 December 15
Indeed it does, any chance of a printable copy?

Would be cool if somebody could print high quality stickers for us all.   ;D
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: robcfg on 15:01, 05 December 15
@Maniac (http://www.cpcwiki.eu/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=930) did the labels, you can find them in the wiki, of course (http://www.cpcwiki.eu/index.php/Modern_Cartridges#Work_so_far_on_new_cartridge_labels).


The file with the labels is slightly larger that A4, so tell the people that print them to not scale the file contents. Anyway, mine was scaled and it's a bit smaller than it should, but still looks good  ;D
Title: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: Maniac on 11:12, 06 December 15
@Maniac (http://www.cpcwiki.eu/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=930) did the labels, you can find them in the wiki, of course (http://www.cpcwiki.eu/index.php/Modern_Cartridges#Work_so_far_on_new_cartridge_labels).


The file with the labels is slightly larger that A4, so tell the people that print them to not scale the file contents. Anyway, mine was scaled and it's a bit smaller than it should, but still looks good  ;D

So pleased to see someone using the labels!

Bit surprised about the comments re page size as the original Word document was A4. If you print from the PDF though I guess this maybe down to how that format scales documents when you go to print. As you say it should be fine if you don't scale it down.
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: Neil79 on 11:34, 09 December 15
Is it just me or is the C4CPC courier tracking service really bad?


07/12/2015 Arrivée pays de destination GRANDE BRETAGNE (GB).
07/12/2015 Départ de France  GRANDE BRETAGNE (GB).
03/12/2015 Pris en charge à BIOT ST PHILIPPE BP (06).


What happened on the 4th and 5th? It arrived on the 7th in the UK in the morning, where has it been since then?
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: dragon on 12:32, 09 December 15
Is it just me or is the C4CPC courier tracking service really bad?


07/12/2015 Arrivée pays de destination GRANDE BRETAGNE (GB).
07/12/2015 Départ de France  GRANDE BRETAGNE (GB).
03/12/2015 Pris en charge à BIOT ST PHILIPPE BP (06).


What happened on the 4th and 5th? It arrived on the 7th in the UK in the morning, where has it been since then?

When a gerard send the c4cpc, in france is transport by the public nacional mail company. When the packet enter in to your country, the company transport is your public nacional company(royal mail). Is royal mail the company fail you, not la poste.

Correos is even worst, they only said packet into the country, in transit, in repart...

When the packet is in your country consult it in royal mail web page, not la poste.
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: gerald on 14:03, 09 December 15
Is it just me or is the C4CPC courier tracking service really bad?


07/12/2015 Arrivée pays de destination GRANDE BRETAGNE (GB).
07/12/2015 Départ de France  GRANDE BRETAGNE (GB).
03/12/2015 Pris en charge à BIOT ST PHILIPPE BP (06).


What happened on the 4th and 5th? It arrived on the 7th in the UK in the morning, where has it been since then?
Tracking says it has been delivered today : 6 days journey, right the announced average delivery time to UK.
Now, what La Poste did the 4th and 5th. Either idling so they are sure you don't get before 6 days, or pile up letters before shipping them to UK. I let you guess.
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: Neil79 on 14:15, 09 December 15
Tracking says it has been delivered today : 6 days journey, right the announced average delivery time to UK.
Now, what La Poste did the 4th and 5th. Either idling so they are sure you don't get before 6 days, or pile up letters before shipping them to UK. I let you guess.


Yep arrived! Very happy, thanks Gerald!


ps You're not the only person to have difficulty with French - UK Royal Mail



Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: Bryce on 14:22, 09 December 15
Tracking says it has been delivered today : 6 days journey, right the announced average delivery time to UK.
Now, what La Poste did the 4th and 5th. Either idling so they are sure you don't get before 6 days, or pile up letters before shipping them to UK. I let you guess.

Hmmmm....  ::) Perhaps....

 [ You are not allowed to view attachments ]
French readers will get the joke.

Bryce.
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: dvallet on 22:36, 09 December 15

Hello

Can I still order 1 c4cpc cartridge ?
What i the price ?
Thanks a lot.

PS : I saw the case, nice piece of work. May be i'll print it in a fablab near my office.

Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: weirdocollector on 15:48, 10 December 15
Hi gerald,


I've just sent you PM about buying a C4CPC.

Please contact me for exchanging the necessary details.  :)


Thanks a lot in advance,


Fabio.
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: Gryzor on 18:31, 13 December 15
Still not here... And I don't think I ever got a tracking number :(
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: remax on 22:43, 13 December 15
Well... Sadly i have too much work to do what i wanted to do


But i received my case on wednesday and it fits perfectly... I wanted to do a photo but you can see why i didn't.


Anyway, thanks Apes for your great work !
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: seanb on 04:25, 14 December 15
My case arrived last week but with the floods and no power and I now have caught a bug its stopped me from printing a cartridge sticker and posting pics.

I'll do that when I get round to it.
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: agod on 21:02, 26 December 15
  Hi Everyone!

  Could someone tell me how to order the cart?

  Thanxs
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: fille1976 on 21:07, 26 December 15
just pm gerald for a c4cpc
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: agod on 21:12, 26 December 15
 cool thanxs

Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: Gryzor on 19:56, 27 December 15
Oh! Forgot to say I got mine! They are almost perfect - the alignment is probably a few microns off, but it's not a problem. I've got one question: how do you close them? Do they just snap in place? I don't wanna try too hard...
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: OCT on 18:54, 01 January 16
i spend 2 days for build my own and later i see here is ready ;) Uff i need to read more CPC Wiki ;)

My prototype ;)
amstrad gx4000 and 464,6128 plus cartridge, all in one,prototype test - YouTube (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tXVlBSK5D00&list=UUq0qTOm1ux2WOhEDPbe0Ofg)
Care to share your design?
For as pointed out by...
we also need a minimalist cart replacement: 512K EPROM and a CPLD ACID. These could be made very cheaply and new Cart games could be sold like that too for those who like to own the physical version.
...and seems to have set out on this: http://circuit-board.de/forum/index.php/Thread/15421-Amstrad-GX4000-Flash-Cart/?postID=383014#post383014 (http://circuit-board.de/forum/index.php/Thread/15421-Amstrad-GX4000-Flash-Cart/?postID=383014#post383014)
I understand Octoate has also been working on such a thing: Octoate/CPCCartridge · GitHub (https://github.com/Octoate/CPCCartridge) & Octoate's News - ACID Verilog code release (http://www.cpcwiki.eu/forum/news-events/octoate's-news-acid-verilog-code-release/new/)
Title: Re: GX4000 to 6128+
Post by: OCT on 19:15, 01 January 16
Yes, that can be done. And you can even proceed further and make a kind of 6128 Plus out of it. But for some parts you have to SMD solder at ASIC, that's 0.5 mm. Bryce did that for Craig IIRC. There is an original protocol from The Crainium somewhere which describes who to mod a GX4000 into a 6128 Plus.
The Cranium's instructions were in one of French Amstrad 100%'s final issues IIRC (don't have the copy at hand right now).
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: nivaria on 00:56, 05 January 16
Hello, i am interested ;) ;) ;)
Title: Re: GX4000 to 6128+
Post by: OCT on 00:58, 07 January 16
The Cranium's instructions were in one of French Amstrad 100%'s final issues IIRC (don't have the copy at hand right now).
N° 48, Juillet [19]93, pages 32-33:
The Cranium et Longshot
Comment transformer une GX-4000 en CPC Plus
Title: Re: GX4000 to 6128+
Post by: arnoldemu on 15:53, 07 January 16
N° 48, Juillet [19]93, pages 32-33:
The Cranium et Longshot
Comment transformer une GX-4000 en CPC Plus
How To Make a Real Plus Out of a GX-4000! (http://cpctech.cpc-live.com/docs/mods/gx2plus.html)
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: Mark Thompson on 00:09, 31 January 16
Buying a new GX4000 and seeing one of these has piqued my interest so I'd be interested in buying one of these, but don't know how to - help!
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: TFM on 17:05, 01 February 16
Get an account first, or else nobody can PM you. Then read the first post.  :)
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: Mark Thompson on 18:02, 01 February 16
Sorry about that and I understand I have to contact gerald so I'll do that later, but I hope he accepts PayPal though I'm sure any way to get this
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: TFM on 22:01, 16 February 16

So the C4CPC has problems with the SF2?
If you use an LD BC,&FD11:OUT (C),C to switch all ROMs off, then your software / all Cartridges should run well.
Eventually switch the SF2 ROMs on again with the LD BC,&FD11:IN A,(C) command.


It would be super easy to integrate this to the Cart management software.
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: gerald on 22:29, 16 February 16
So the C4CPC has problems with the SF2?
If you use an LD BC,&FD11:OUT (C),C to switch all ROMs off, then your software / all Cartridges should run well.
Eventually switch the SF2 ROMs on again with the LD BC,&FD11:IN A,(C) command.


It would be super easy to integrate this to the Cart management software.
Already done and tested.
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: TFM on 22:50, 16 February 16
Already done and tested.


Ok, so what are the results of the texts. Does it work in reality as expected from theory?

Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: keysoft on 00:13, 17 February 16
I'm interested in a C4CPC. where or how I can buy it?
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: ukmarkh on 16:24, 17 February 16

Yep arrived! Very happy, thanks Gerald!


ps You're not the only person to have difficulty with French - UK Royal Mail


How on earth have you got that Plus model working with that screen. No matter what wide screen I try, the image is messed up?  :-\
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: Munchausen on 16:35, 17 February 16
Care to share your design?
For as pointed out by......and seems to have set out on this: http://circuit-board.de/forum/index.php/Thread/15421-Amstrad-GX4000-Flash-Cart/?postID=383014#post383014 (http://circuit-board.de/forum/index.php/Thread/15421-Amstrad-GX4000-Flash-Cart/?postID=383014#post383014)
I understand Octoate has also been working on such a thing: Octoate/CPCCartridge · GitHub (https://github.com/Octoate/CPCCartridge) & Octoate's News - ACID Verilog code release (http://www.cpcwiki.eu/forum/news-events/octoate's-news-acid-verilog-code-release/new/)

TBH, I don't understand what's really wrong with the JK flip-flop solution in this case. It isn't as though you are likely to be resetting the machine a lot when using a cart someone has built for a single game.
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: Nick1980 on 22:26, 27 February 16
Hello,


Would it be possible to order one of your fabulous C4CPU cartridges to use on a GX4000?


Happy to pay what ever it costs and also could I ask what PSU is bet to run the console.


Sorry I am new to this.


Many thanks
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: opossum on 13:41, 06 March 16
Hi there, I'm in need of a ready made C4CPC cartridge shell with sticker... Is there anyone who can help?  :) :P
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: OCT on 14:26, 06 March 16
Hi there, I'm in need of a ready made C4CPC cartridge shell with sticker... Is there anyone who can help?  :) :P
I happen to have a white cartridge FDMed by Apes sitting on my shelf, yours at 8€ + shipping. This should more easily fit a GX4000 than the deeper depths of my CPC6128plus.
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: opossum on 16:20, 06 March 16
I happen to have a white cartridge FDMed by Apes sitting on my shelf, yours at 8€ + shipping. This should more easily fit a GX4000 than the deeper depths of my CPC6128plus.

Ok, it's for my GX4000 infact, you have a PM ;)
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: dragon on 16:05, 07 March 16
A thought gerald.

Can be(technically speaking of course).The c4cpc load a picture of the game when you select one game?.I mean, i view in games using rasters can use two modes in the screen.So i thinks if the cpc can load the two things, the list game, and a capture. mame front loader style.

I noy sure really if the cpc can handle a picture of himself, as the picture cannot be more than 16 colours. wtf. But, at least a aproximity.

Or at least press button 2 to view a picture of the game in full screen.
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: Phantomz on 18:37, 07 March 16
A thought gerald.

Can be(technically speaking of course).The c4cpc load a picture of the game when you select one game?.I mean, i view in games using rasters can use two modes in the screen.So i thinks if the cpc can load the two things, the list game, and a capture. mame front loader style.

I noy sure really if the cpc can handle a picture of himself, as the picture cannot be more than 16 colours. wtf. But, at least a aproximity.

Or at least press button 2 to view a picture of the game in full screen.

Good idea  :D

Looking forward to the instructions being displayed and maybe who converted the games.  ;D
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: andycadley on 19:30, 07 March 16
Even if the C4CPC is capable, CPR files don't contain any information about the screen layout, pixel data or colours so you'd have to get all that added into the file format first then redo every cart image to add in the data.
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: dragon on 19:43, 07 March 16
But they not need access to the cpr. no?. I mean,  now the cpr loader access to sd cart to read the cpr list,so he can't read a picture from a folder of pictures with the same name as the .cpr ¿?.

Simple as, take a picture with pc with emulator running. Use ConvimgCPC generate the screen, and c4cpc load it. thats all.

Not necessary in colour, maybe black and white to make it universal witouth aditional color data.
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: Sykobee (Briggsy) on 01:48, 17 March 16
Am interested in getting hold of one of these - due to time it doesn't have to be immediate but if there's a list for the next round?
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: gerald on 09:35, 17 March 16
Am interested in getting hold of one of these - due to time it doesn't have to be immediate but if there's a list for the next round?
No more list or next round  :o
I'm building them on order until I run out of components  ;)
I usually have one or two in advance.
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: Dubbing on 15:57, 06 April 16
Hi Gerald!  Im also interested in buying one. Please contact me so we can talk it over! Thanx
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: Bryce on 16:09, 06 April 16
Hi Gerald!  Im also interested in buying one. Please contact me so we can talk it over! Thanx

Without any contact details (which you shouldn't post in an open forum), Gerald probably won't be able to contact you. Create an account so that he can contact you through a private message.

Bryce.
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: Dubbing on 12:12, 08 April 16
Without any contact details (which you shouldn't post in an open forum), Gerald probably won't be able to contact you. Create an account so that he can contact you through a private message.

Bryce.

You are right. Thought the email I entered when posting would do it.
Now Im registered, hope Gerald can contact me. Thanx
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: gerald on 18:55, 08 April 16
You are right. Thought the email I entered when posting would do it.
Now Im registered, hope Gerald can contact me. Thanx
PM replied  :)
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: opticpow on 18:20, 14 April 16
Hi @gerald (http://www.cpcwiki.eu/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=250), I'm interested in one thanks.

Wayne.
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: DJO on 19:54, 17 April 16
Hi All


I recently got a GX4000 and would love a C4CPC.


Gerald, if you have any left, how much do these cost?


Cheers
David
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: maxicpc on 23:20, 11 May 16
Hi Gerald, I only speak Spanish, and also buy a c4cpc cartridge, if possible, if you can get in touch with me and explain what the situation, I appreciate it.

A greeting.
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: gerald on 23:41, 11 May 16
Hi Gerald, I only speak Spanish, and also buy a c4cpc cartridge, if possible, if you can get in touch with me and explain what the situation, I appreciate it.

A greeting.
you have a PM ;)
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: zeropolis79 on 18:37, 13 May 16
Now I have a 464 Plus, I regret selling mine when I needed cash.. Can I be put down for one please? Thanks
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: Eduard del rio on 11:25, 14 May 16
Hi there! Is there any units available? I'd like to purchase one is possible!!
Thanks in advance!!
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: zeropolis79 on 16:32, 14 May 16
I reccall reading some months ago that someone had released a series of cart shells for the C4CPC? Can these still be brought? Many thanks
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: gerald on 16:45, 14 May 16
I reccall reading some months ago that someone had released a series of cart shells for the C4CPC? Can these still be brought? Many thanks
have a look there : C4CPC 3D printed cartridge (http://www.cpcwiki.eu/forum/amstrad-cpc-hardware/c4c4c-3d-printed-cartridge/)
You will find link for online order. All3DP seems to be the way to go.
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: zeropolis79 on 16:47, 14 May 16
Thanks mate!

Now to decide if I should use the monitor (and take up space) or go the SCART option..
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: keanebg1 on 15:27, 16 May 16
Gerald, I am really interested in buying one of your C4CPC carts. Can you please PM me the details on how to order.

Thanks!
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: Luis Guilherme on 14:40, 20 May 16
Interested in acquiring a cartridge too, with 3d printed box
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: Joss on 23:20, 29 May 16
Hi @gerald (http://www.cpcwiki.eu/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=250) ! I was sending you a PM to ask you if it is possible to get a C4CPC. Thank you in advance!
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: Brocan on 14:33, 07 June 16
First of all, hi everyone!

I've just bought a GX4000 unit, and searching i've found this flashcard. I've few questions @geralt : How I can buy it? It's done by batches? In that case, how I can sign up?

Thanks in advance! :D
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: Phantomz on 21:19, 07 June 16
I don't know if anyone want's them, but I've changed the controls for " Burnin Rubber " in the System Cartridges.

I've put updated versions in my next post.  ;D
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: Devilmarkus on 16:21, 11 June 16
I followed this discussion much, about you have to change the power supply for GX4000 when you use the C4CPC.
Is this also necessary, when you connect it to the MM14 color monitor with 5v? Or is the power from MM14 strong enough?
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: arnoldemu on 17:08, 11 June 16
I followed this discussion much, about you have to change the power supply for GX4000 when you use the C4CPC.
Is this also necessary, when you connect it to the MM14 color monitor with 5v? Or is the power from MM14 strong enough?
I use a CM14 and it's been ok so far. I'm hoping it's fine  :D
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: gerald on 17:20, 11 June 16
I followed this discussion much, about you have to change the power supply for GX4000 when you use the C4CPC.
Is this also necessary, when you connect it to the MM14 color monitor with 5v? Or is the power from MM14 strong enough?
The power delivered by the monitor is more than enough for the GX4000 + C4CPC.
The GX4000+C4CPC requires about 500mA, the monitor can provide a bit more than 2A.
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: Devilmarkus on 17:22, 11 June 16
Good then ;) I just unboxed a brand new GX 4000 today ;)
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: Phantomz on 22:56, 11 June 16
CPC PLUS OS CARTS - BURNIN RUBBER MOD

I don't know if anyone want's them, but I've changed the controls for " Burnin Rubber " in the System Cartridges.

I know you can redefine the controls, but I've made it default to the following; ( no more pushing up to accelerate )

Button 1 = Accelerate
Button 2 = Brake
UP = Change Up a gear
DOWN = Change down a gear

Someone asked me to change the controls in " Burnin Rubber " in the Converted GX4000 .cpr - The topic.

I've changed both Joypad 1 and 2 to the new controls!

I though that I might aswell change the controls in these versions too, so there here if anyone wants them.  ;D
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: CraigsBar on 03:30, 12 June 16
CPC PLUS OS CARTS - BURNIN RUBBER MOD

I don't know if anyone want's them, but I've changed the controls for " Burnin Rubber " in the System Cartridges.

I know you can redefine the controls, but I've made it default to the following; ( no more pushing up to accelerate )

Button 1 = Accelerate
Button 2 = Brake
UP = Change Up a gear
DOWN = Change down a gear

Someone asked me to change the controls in " Burnin Rubber " in the Converted GX4000 .cpr - The topic.

I've changed both Joypad 1 and 2 to the new controls!

I though that I might aswell change the controls in these versions too, so there here if anyone wants them.  ;D
Oh great! I now need to remake all my fw3.1x + parados1.2+ carts now. Thanks for the better default controls tho. Up to accelerate is crazy.
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: Phantomz on 17:35, 12 June 16
Oh great! I now need to remake all my fw3.1x + parados1.2+ carts now. Thanks for the better default controls tho. Up to accelerate is crazy.

@CraigsBar (http://www.cpcwiki.eu/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=482)

You're welcome   ;)

Are you ok with Burnin Rubber defaulting to " Automatic Gears " I can change it to " Manual Gears " if you'd prefer?  ;D
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: CraigsBar on 19:04, 12 June 16
Na, automatic is fine for me lol.
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: chinnyhill10 on 23:41, 12 June 16
CPC PLUS OS CARTS - BURNIN RUBBER MOD

I don't know if anyone want's them, but I've changed the controls for " Burnin Rubber " in the System Cartridges.

I know you can redefine the controls, but I've made it default to the following; ( no more pushing up to accelerate )

Button 1 = Accelerate
Button 2 = Brake
UP = Change Up a gear
DOWN = Change down a gear

Someone asked me to change the controls in " Burnin Rubber " in the Converted GX4000 .cpr - The topic.

I've changed both Joypad 1 and 2 to the new controls!

I though that I might aswell change the controls in these versions too, so there here if anyone wants them.  ;D


You can redefine the controls anyway. Been doing this since early 1991. In fact I seem to to do it subconciously!
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: remax on 16:07, 04 July 16
In what format must the SD card be formatted ? Fat16 ? Fat32 ?
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: gerald on 16:20, 04 July 16
In what format must the SD card be formatted ? Fat16 ? Fat32 ?
16 or 32 should be working. Even FAT12 should.
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: TotO on 17:12, 04 July 16
Even FAT12 should.
But Windows don't.  ;D
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: remax on 17:19, 04 July 16
16 or 32 should be working. Even FAT12 should.


OK... I tried to change the SD card cause i need the one you put in another device, and i have a black screen (i have the correct screen with no SD card)...


So i can scratch the format from the list of potential cause of incompatibility
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: gerald on 22:38, 04 July 16

OK... I tried to change the SD card cause i need the one you put in another device, and i have a black screen (i have the correct screen with no SD card)...


So i can scratch the format from the list of potential cause of incompatibility
It could be a SD issue or FAT. I've tried my best, but bug cannot be excluded.
I'll not be able to do anything for the 2 coming weeks, but do you have the details of the card (size / brand) so I can check it.
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: remax on 18:27, 11 July 16
It could be a SD issue or FAT. I've tried my best, but bug cannot be excluded.
I'll not be able to do anything for the 2 coming weeks, but do you have the details of the card (size / brand) so I can check it.

Ok, it wasn't a bug neither an incompatibilty.

I remembered the days when i installed Dingux on my Dingoo and the system files had to be the first ones copied to the SD card.

Here it's exactly the same thing, you have to copy the base content just after having formatted to make sure these files are at the beginning of the SD card.

As i was trying to copy back all the content from my other card on this one, it must have put the system files somewhere else, hence the problems.

It might be worth noting it on the wiki...
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: gerald on 21:21, 11 July 16
Here it's exactly the same thing, you have to copy the base content just after having formatted to make sure these files are at the beginning of the SD card.

As i was trying to copy back all the content from my other card on this one, it must have put the system files somewhere else, hence the problems.
As long as you have a _C4CPC folder at the root of the SD, it should work.
I'll make some more test when I come back.
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: remax on 22:57, 11 July 16
As long as you have a _C4CPC folder at the root of the SD, it should work.
I'll make some more test when I come back.

I had it, as i copied a working config from another card...

For testing, i suggest to format the card, copy a lot of files (for ex the content of my C4CPC ports collection), the copy your cprselect file.
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: TFM on 20:13, 14 July 16
... copy a lot of files (for ex the content of my C4CPC ports collection), the copy your cprselect file.


Do we have somewhere on the Wiki or somewhere else a collection of everything converted? It would be nice to have one thing which contains everything.  :)
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: CraigsBar on 20:38, 14 July 16
What, you mean like just here? http://www.cpcwiki.eu/index.php/Converted_GX4000_games
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: TFM on 23:20, 14 July 16
What, you mean like just here? Converted GX4000 games - CPCWiki (http://www.cpcwiki.eu/index.php/Converted_GX4000_games)

Yes, but no.  :)

That's only games, but it lacks f.e. Diagnostic Cart, FutureOS on Cart, Carts with ROMs included (like the one which contains Protext, Maxam, RDOS, BCPL, X-DDOS and so on).
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: Phantomz on 17:30, 16 July 16
Maybe change the page from " Converted GX4000 games " to " Converted GX4000 Software ", then have sections for Games, Programs, Demos. ( Just an idea ).  ;D

The OS carts that I remapped the controls for Burnin Runner could be added too then, and maybe also " Burnin Rubber " that I remapped the controls for.
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: remax on 19:23, 16 July 16
Maybe change the page from " Converted GX4000 games " to " Converted GX4000 Software ", then have sections for Games, Programs, Demos. ( Just an idea ).  ;D

The OS carts that I remapped the controls for Burnin Runner could be added too then, and maybe also " Burnin Rubber " that I remapped the controls for.


Yeah, feel free to do it.
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: Phantomz on 20:13, 16 July 16

Yeah, feel free to do it.

I'm not sure how people want the page set up, I just about managed to figure out how to add games that I converted.

I haven't got the time free to do it at the moment anyhow, maybe you, dragon, or someone else might like to do it.  ;)

I will try and upload the next cpr ( Scramble Spirits  ) to the forum later if I can.  :)
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: parodius on 03:53, 23 July 16
Is there a thread somewhere to vote for or suggest next game conversions to GX4000 format to The Powers That Be ?
I was pretty dismayed that the converted Double Dragon & DD2 are the "bad" version... I didn't even know that this version of DD2 existed.


Edit: oh... the "good" versions might be 128k only ?  :'(
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: dragon on 11:13, 23 July 16
Yeah all the good double dragon games use 128k thats the reasos the gx4000 have the crap versions :)
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: Brian Johnston on 19:40, 01 August 16
Hi
I'm wanting to buy one of these great sd cards, I have a 6128 & 464plus on there way, first time I've owned Amstrad.

Does the sd card come with extra ram to boost my 464plus to 128K?
If not is there a external 512k memory upgrade i can buy?, I read somewhere they used to make them but unable to find.

Thanks

Brian.
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: gerald on 14:45, 02 August 16
Hi
I'm wanting to buy one of these great sd cards, I have a 6128 & 464plus on there way, first time I've owned Amstrad.

Does the sd card come with extra ram to boost my 464plus to 128K?
If not is there a external 512k memory upgrade i can buy?, I read somewhere they used to make them but unable to find.

Thanks

Brian.
For ordering a C4CPC, just register and send me a PM.
C4CPC is just a cartridge replacement, it does not and cannot add RAM to you CPC, for that you need an XMEM (http://www.centpourcent.net/store/c5/CPC_Boards.html)
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: dragon on 01:47, 03 August 16
A strance things  happend today in my 6128+

I mount the plus to try my new hxc. And sometimes where i off/on the cpc  c4cpc stops in the list menu all draw but  without items in the list.

So i extract the card and try the other  microsd from my other c4cpc, and i not observe that. I exchangue the cards. And problem return.

So i delete all files, and i copy the files from the other good memory.

Then after put it in the c4cpc cpc says not cartridge ¿?.

So after format it and reinstall. It appears work, but not it freezes loading a game.

Finally i exchangue the card to the card of hxc.  And after recopy the patched games it work. But the card exchanged works in hxc.

Maybe the microsd is bad? to strange. I need test the c4cpc with a new microsd.

Now it works
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: gerald on 08:00, 03 August 16
A strance things  happend today in my 6128+

I mount the plus to try my new hxc. And sometimes where i off/on the cpc  c4cpc stops in the list menu all draw but  without items in the list.

So i extract the card and try the other  microsd from my other c4cpc, and i not observe that. I exchangue the cards. And problem return.

So i delete all files, and i copy the files from the other good memory.

Then after put it in the c4cpc cpc says not cartridge ¿?.

So after format it and reinstall. It appears work, but not it freezes loading a game.

Finally i exchangue the card to the card of hxc.  And after recopy the patched games it work. But the card exchanged works in hxc.

Maybe the microsd is bad? to strange. I need test the c4cpc with a new microsd.

Now it works

Any chance you can send me the faulty sd card so I can check what's wrong ?
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: Audronic on 09:18, 03 August 16
I have just sent away 2 - 32 Gig to a friend up in Sydney and they were both ?? Unbranded ?? They will format OK
Copy some Files files to it and it seems OK BBUUTT then try and copy 20 Other files and it locks up on 2 Machines that he was to do the work on.
I have sent him a Pair of Scissors and a note.:  "Have Fun."
Please purchase Certified (Good brand name) 4 and above MicroSD cards.
Good luck    Ray



Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: Bryce on 10:17, 03 August 16
Hi
I'm wanting to buy one of these great sd cards, I have a 6128 & 464plus on there way, first time I've owned Amstrad.

Does the sd card come with extra ram to boost my 464plus to 128K?
If not is there a external 512k memory upgrade i can buy?, I read somewhere they used to make them but unable to find.

Thanks

Brian.

You should upgrade the 464+ to 128K internally before you add any external RAM.

Bryce.
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: dragon on 10:55, 03 August 16
Any chance you can send me the faulty sd card so I can check what's wrong ?

First i want make  new tests. I wait recieve a new sd card to use withe the hxc. Then i format the original microsd of c4pc and try reinstall it and see if i can reproduce the problem. In the two c4cpc To discard  a c4cpc problem.
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: gerald on 19:45, 03 August 16
First i want make  new tests. I wait recieve a new sd card to use withe the hxc. Then i format the original microsd of c4pc and try reinstall it and see if i can reproduce the problem. In the two c4cpc To discard  a c4cpc problem.
If you can make a dump of the card (full physical dump with dd or equivalent) before formatting, that might be fine also.
There may be some bug the the card handling code and anything that kick them is good ;)
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: dragon on 20:06, 03 August 16
Oh.  But the card was formatted the other day when i swap the carsd of hxc

I try it and it appear works. The c4cpc and the card.

So i think is best i left the card inside the cartridge, and if the errors returns. Then i send you the card with the error inside.

i exchange and format  it because i not have more cards  In these moment :).

If is a bug it probably returns in one moment or another.With normal use.
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: gerald on 16:55, 06 August 16
I've just released a new FW for the card, hopefully this should fix the problem found by @dragon (http://www.cpcwiki.eu/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=251) and @remax (http://www.cpcwiki.eu/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=314)
You can found it at the usual place (http://www.cpcwiki.eu/index.php/C4CPC#Latest_Firmware)
For any issue with the update, please use dedicated thread : C4CPC FW update (http://www.cpcwiki.eu/forum/amstrad-cpc-hardware/c4cpc-fw-update/)
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: remax on 23:27, 07 August 16
I've just released a new FW for the card, hopefully this should fix the problem found by @dragon (http://www.cpcwiki.eu/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=251) and @remax (http://www.cpcwiki.eu/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=314)
You can found it at the usual place (http://www.cpcwiki.eu/index.php/C4CPC#Latest_Firmware)
For any issue with the update, please use dedicated thread : C4CPC FW update (http://www.cpcwiki.eu/forum/amstrad-cpc-hardware/c4cpc-fw-update/)


That's great... though to be honnest, i don't think i'll go through the hassle of exchange the SD card once again  :D


... so won't be able to confirm it's working  :-[
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: Gryzor on 14:07, 08 August 16
Ok guys, still wading through all the discussions I missed during my vacation, just redirected the page. Try visiting Converted GX4000 Software - CPCWiki (http://www.cpcwiki.eu/index.php/Converted_GX4000_games) :)
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: Gryzor on 14:07, 08 August 16
(actually, try visiting:


Code: [Select]
[url=http://www.cpcwiki.eu/index.php/Converted_GX4000_games]Converted GX4000 Software - CPCWiki[/url] . The forum pulls the new title/URL... )
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: dragon on 22:30, 15 August 16
Well, as i search  made all 1 one system cartridge to put in one of the slots without need to change the interruptors later or have  to search the system rom all the time.

I have semisucesfully integrated cpr loader and hxc rom in one cartridge.

It have two fails,I not know how change the rsx name, because when i change the last letter.I lost |B ??.

Solve to. I think is finished.

In the other hand the other little problem is when you are in hxc rom and you save it I waiting it returns to the burning rubber menu.(cpcreset) But instead of that. It returns to the cpr loader. . And you need press 1. (have the rom in a slot). ??? .

solved: it returns to my code because it returns to  call rst 18 and jumps to the c4cpc rom wtf.

So extracting the pile and injection a new direction in the pile of return to reset the cpc to basic solve the problem.


so |game launch burning rubber,|jeux lauch hxc and |juego lauch c4cpc cartridge loader.

edit:
Now |game or |spiel launch burning rubber. |hxc launch hxc |c4cpc run c4cpc cpr select.

The cartridge use  spanish rom. (6128+)
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: seanb on 14:15, 17 August 16
Am I correct in thinking that this means the c4cpc can now load hfe files as if it was a hxc?
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: dragon on 15:02, 17 August 16
Nope. you need a hxc.

Is a os where you can acess c4cpc or rom hxc.

If you put it an c4cpc slot and select the switch. it boot os as all life. But in basic you can acess hxc rom or c4cpc typin |x
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: Phantomz on 17:48, 17 August 16
Well, as i search  made all 1 one system cartridge to put in one of the slots without need to change the interruptors later or have  to search the system rom all the time.

I have semisucesfully integrated cpr loader and hxc rom in one cartridge.

It have two fails,I not know how change the rsx name, because when i change the last letter.I lost |B ??.

Solve to. I think is finished.

In the other hand the other little problem is when you are in hxc rom and you save it I waiting it returns to the burning rubber menu.(cpcreset) But instead of that. It returns to the cpr loader. . And you need press 1. (have the rom in a slot). ??? .

solved: it returns to my code because it returns to  call rst 18 and jumps to the c4cpc rom wtf.

So extracting the pile and injection a new direction in the pile of return to reset the cpc to basic solve the problem.


so |game launch burning rubber,|jeux lauch hxc and |juego lauch c4cpc cartridge loader.

edit:
Now |game or |spiel launch burning rubber. |hxc launch hxc |c4cpc run c4cpc cpr select.

The cartridge use  spanish rom. (6128+)

Nice work @dragon (http://www.cpcwiki.eu/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=251)  8)

I've just converted your work ( Spanish.rom ) to be the English version.  ;D

So here is the English version, same as above, |game or |spiel launch burning rubber. |hxc launch hxc |c4cpc run c4cpc cpr select.

I've changed the Burnin Rubber controls to use Button 1 = Accelerate, Button 2 = Brake, UP = Change Up a gear, DOWN   = Change down a gear.

I've also included poked versions that give infinite time.  :D
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: CraigsBar on 20:17, 17 August 16
Nice work @dragon (http://www.cpcwiki.eu/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=251)  8)

I've just converted your work ( Spanish.rom ) to be the English version.  ;D

So here is the English version, same as above, |game or |spiel launch burning rubber. |hxc launch hxc |c4cpc run c4cpc cpr select.

I've changed the Burnin Rubber controls to use Button 1 = Accelerate, Button 2 = Brake, UP = Change Up a gear, DOWN   = Change down a gear.

I've also included poked versions that give infinite time.  :D


Any chance of one of these (or both the poked and unpoked) that have parados 1.2+? I know I could do it myself but I'd need to split the image into 8, replace part 4 then rebuild it all :)


Thanks


Craig

Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: dragon on 21:06, 17 August 16

Any chance of one of these (or both the poked and unpoked) that have parados 1.2+? I know I could do it myself but I'd need to split the image into 8, replace part 4 then rebuild it all :)


Thanks


Craig

Who  split in 8 what complicated.

These are the rom i use.The patch is diferent from amsdos and parados be carefuul  Do not mix files, spcecially parados/amsdos and hxrom.

Simply modify burning rubber slot 4. And upload it in the order 0:os 1:basic 2:burnig rubber slot 2, 3:amsdos/parados 4:br 4 5 :br 5 6:br 6 7:br  8:hxc rom 9:c4cpc(cprselect.bin)

[Grimware] CPR Builder (http://www.grimware.org/tools/cpr.builder.php)

Note:i wait spanish version with burning rubber controls changed.  :D
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: CraigsBar on 21:22, 17 August 16
So can you take the non-patched (I don't cheat at br) and replace amsdos with parados 1.2+

My approach would be to convert the CPR to bin, split it into 16k chunks, 10 of them.
Replace the 4th (slot 3) with parados 1.2+ then remerge before finally converting back to CPR.

A pain in the arse I think you'll agree.
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: dragon on 21:38, 17 August 16
So can you take the non-patched (I don't cheat at br) and replace amsdos with parados 1.2+

My approach would be to convert the CPR to bin, split it into 16k chunks, 10 of them.
Replace the 4th (slot 3) with parados 1.2+ then remerge before finally converting back to CPR.

A pain in the arse I think you'll agree.

Yeah, but these roms are patched. Amsdos have a table of jumps in the begginng that when you write |game. tell here where jump. All four |game variants jump to same site.

In the patch os normal I rejump it to a empty espace in amsdos. In these space i write the code to tell her go to hxc or c4cpc.

But in the case of parados, parados use all empty free space in amsdos eeprom. So i made a diferent aproach. 

When you type |game or other of four. All they jump to the same site. The finish of the hxc rom. Then it copy a little code to ram and execute it.

The litte code look where os chek the string you enter in basic. As you only go here after pas os check it only look the first letter. "G" "H" "S"  and then launch what your want, if he not found g h or s it suposely you want c4cpc.

hxc is executed in rom, but c4cpc is copy to &0000 (because its designed to run here).


But yeah, you can take a unpatched os and simply subsitute amsdos with parados.

Really patching burning rubber is more easy,only change the hex code with hex editor :) .
 
Anyway i very grateful to arnoldemu how take the beating years ago of dissasembly the os and coment it. very hepful.  :)
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: CraigsBar on 21:42, 17 August 16
Yeah, but these roms are patched. Amsdos have a table of jumps in the begginng that when you write |game. tell here where jump. All four |game variants jump to same site.

In the patch os normal I rejump it to a empty espace in amsdos. In these space i write the code to tell her go to hxc or c4cpc.

But in the case of parados, parados use all empty free space in amsdos eeprom. So i made a diferent aproach. 

When you type |game or other of four. All they jump to the same site. The finish of the hxc rom. Then it copy a little code to ram and execute it.

The litte code look where os chek the string you enter in basic. As you only go here after pas os check it only look the first letter. "G" "H" "S"  and the launch what your want, if he not found g h or s it suposely you want c4cpc.


But yeah, you can take a unpatched os and simply subsitute amsdos with parados.

Really patching burning rubber is more easy,only change the hex code with hex editor :) .
 
Anyway i very grateful to arnoldemu how take the beating years ago of dissasembly the os and coment it. very hepful.  :)


So it's not possible... Damn!
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: dragon on 21:46, 17 August 16

So it's not possible... Damn!

Yes you can do but  normally withouth add on |x :) i mean unpatched amsdos->unpatched parados.
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: CraigsBar on 23:52, 17 August 16
Yeah, not much point. I have that already but was hoping to shift the hxc ROM out of my xmem ;)
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: dragon on 00:27, 18 August 16
Yeah, not much point. I have that already but was hoping to shift the hxc ROM out of my xmem ;)

Mmm  I not sure if i understand you. What do you want to do exactly?

The cartridge with parados? I put it this morning:

HxC game pack. (http://www.cpcwiki.eu/forum/games/hxc-game-pack/20/)

Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: Audronic on 02:08, 18 August 16
Any chance of one of these (or both the poked and unpoked) that have parados 1.2+? I know I could do it myself but I'd need to split the image into 8, replace part 4 then rebuild it all :)
Thanks
Craig
Hi Craig
I convert CPR to BIN then
I use Hexedit on a Mac and copy and paste the replacement version of EG:- Parados or ?? to the appropriate location.
I am then burning these to an eeprom 29C010A an placing in a spare Cartridge.
I am using this while i wait for my C4CPC to arrive.


Good luck  Ray

Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: CraigsBar on 02:16, 18 August 16
Mmm  I not sure if i understand you. What do you want to do exactly?

The cartridge with parados? I put it this morning:

HxC game pack. (http://www.cpcwiki.eu/forum/games/hxc-game-pack/20/)
OK. We have here a system cart (without parados) that will launch burning rubber, hxc and c4cpc. Thus allowing hxc ROM to be deleted from the xmem. No point in loading in there, when it loads from the cart. One ROM slot saved. Having access to c4cpc without a reboot us great too.

So idealy i'd like this same system cart (with br, hxc and c4cpc) but with added parados. ;) I get reasons why it's not possible, so no biggy.

Craig
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: dragon on 02:53, 18 August 16
OK. We have here a system cart (without parados) that will launch burning rubber, hxc and c4cpc. Thus allowing hxc ROM to be deleted from the xmem. No point in loading in there, when it loads from the cart. One ROM slot saved. Having access to c4cpc without a reboot us great too.

So idealy i'd like this same system cart (with br, hxc and c4cpc) but with added parados. ;) I get reasons why it's not possible, so no biggy.

Craig

But its made!!.

I made two version one with old os br hxc y c4cpc and other with parados br  hxc and c4cpc.


We have 9 system carts patched.

1: system cart with menu+amsdos 0.7+ hxc+c4cpc spanish
2: systemcart withouth menu+amsdos 0.7+hxc+c4cpc spanish
3: same as 1 but english os
4: same as 2 but english os
5: same as 1 but french os
6: same as 2 but french os
7: system cart with parados+hxc+c4cpc+spanish.
8 same as 7 english
9 same as 7 french
+: phantom z burning ruber keys patched cartridge.

So  i don't understand. Or do you want  the two os amsdos + parados in the same cartridge?.

If is the case amsdos+parados. Add another rom makes system cartridge  not boot in a slot because >160k.

And as it not is a rsx at use it not be reconized by the os. But you can put one in a 1 slot 2 in another slot. And swich  it. Or reload it witch c4cpc.
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: dragon on 14:44, 18 August 16
I litte update: now hxc retuns to basic and no need to type |b when exit of hxc + br patch key.
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: dragon on 20:57, 19 August 16
Update: now hxc have parameters |hxc,"a" or |hxc,"b" force hxc search in these drive. Or |hxc,0 |hxc,1

type |hxc only make her search where you are.

updated fixed fdd drive selection in firmw 3.15
update alternative code to no use amdos variable free space in memory.
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: dragon on 20:07, 29 August 16
Add symbos(2,1 need use de dsk por the apps).. (To make something with the spiel : P).

|symbos
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: DJO on 11:56, 17 September 16
Hi all,

I just wanted to post a public thanks to gerald as my C4CPC arrived today, ultra quick and friendly service, looks a super bit of kit.

Got a beefier power supply, DON'T use the Amstrad one!

Cheers
David
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: Whisper on 16:54, 02 October 16
I'm newbie in Amstrad World. Recently I've gotten a CPC 464 PLUS, and I was looking for differents ways to "give to eat" to the machine.. And I've finished here..

I would like to know if another batch for  these carts is on the way. If the answer is YES,

 "one please"  :)


Thanks in advanced
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: gerald on 22:08, 04 October 16
I'm newbie in Amstrad World. Recently I've gotten a CPC 464 PLUS, and I was looking for differents ways to "give to eat" to the machine.. And I've finished here..

I would like to know if another batch for  these carts is on the way. If the answer is YES,

 "one please"  :)


Thanks in advanced
PMed  ;)
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: dragon on 13:58, 12 October 16
There are the final release of the patched cartridges. I not tested the twenty versions, but i hope it work without problems, as they are only copy & paste.


At finish they inlcude burning rubber patched,c4cpc,hxc,symbos 2.1,future os last version,and cp/m with all acessory roms.

The instructions are inside. Remember are dependant of rom 7. So probaly when use any expansion as m4, when rom 7 is override it not work. The add expansions not consume memory ram.And tecnically not exist for the os. So the 16/32 roms initialize the cpc os are free for other uses :) .


I not planned do more modifications until some update of the s.o type symbos 3.0 (estable) or similarity. Or a bug. If a cartridge in any languaje  not work o.k tell me.

edit:2 cpm/ and future os are fixed.



https://mega.nz/#!B9wQXT4S!H2gA0cOFPN-Z6q5CEWwhzwjXXBgqyDA-S34-IOTA3RY
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: chalcedony on 00:36, 02 November 16
I just wanted to feedback that I have received a C4CPC from Gerald.  Fabulous piece of kit and a really helpful and quick service.  It was a present for someone and we're both very happy.


Thanks very much.
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: dragon on 13:46, 11 November 16
Cartridges fixed link in the other post.
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: gerald on 20:54, 13 November 16
The last C4CPC of 2016 has been shipped.
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: amijim on 19:31, 14 November 16
Dear Community,
i am very happy for having found you,my 16months old son will take his first gaming lessons the correct way when time comes.In the mean time, can somebody make a cpr version of the rick dangerous 128+ edition?I know gx4000 lack the 128k memory but there are so many owners of 6128+.Actually it was my first NEW computer .I am trying to but....nocart32 creates a non working cpr file.Well ,you and i have about 3 years untill Alexander learns the correct way the world of gaming and part of retro computin knowledge is "patience"!!!Once again Gerarld i would like to thank you and suggest to prepare another batch of them.Somebody will come to your door sooner or later.You can really see me that i cannot hide my enthusiasm.
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: dragon on 13:29, 15 November 16
Rick dangerous 128 Plus is a Game made by the fano team. Probably they use a custom direct acces disk. My opinion in these modern games is the autors of the game patch/game. Are the persons designated to adapt it.


They have the source Code of they loader. Is more easy for they adapt the game that for me, because i need take a look at the entire game to search the disk subtutines in all loads. And they know what need to change directly.


So ask fano :).
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: Novabug on 21:26, 18 November 16
My video on the C4CPC, hopefully I didn't get any details wrong. ;)


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wCNv405jCbk
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: keith56 on 10:57, 19 November 16
+Recieved my cart this week, Absolutely excellent!


Using it on a Azerty 6128+ - I can now use Parados to format my 3.5 inch disks - and reconfigure the Keyboard to Qwerty - for me this alone makes it worth owning


Oh, and the chance to play the rarer games for the CPC+ that I'll never be able to get on cartridge!


Great stuff.
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: SimonL on 10:04, 02 December 16
Hi there - am new to this great scene (I was/am a C64er back in the day). Would love a C4CPC - please put me down for the next run!


Cheers
Simon
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: cocoguagua on 11:33, 03 December 16
I'm interested in this cartidge. Please when you will have more C4CPC, please i want one C4CPC , please considere me.


Thanks.
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: Audronic on 22:08, 03 December 16
@SimonL (http://www.cpcwiki.eu/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=1973)


Welcome to the Forum.
What state do you live in ?


Ray (Victoria)
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: SimonL on 02:53, 04 December 16
Thanks Ray - I am in Brissie.


Been going about recently picking consoles/machines from my childhood like the atari 2600, nes and c64, and picking up flash/everdrives etc. Was always interested/curious in the Amstrads but I dont think they were very popular in Aus so far as I can recall. I love that all these great games have been patched to work on the gx4000, seems like an easy way for me to get into the amstrad scene (I have got a console on its way from France, and am keen to pick up the C4CPC to dive right in!!).


Cheers
Simon
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: opticpow on 14:25, 04 December 16
Hi @SimonL (http://www.cpcwiki.eu/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=1973) , aways nice to see another Ozzie. Welcome.
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: ZoomPicard on 18:16, 26 December 16
Another Ozzy interested in getting c4cpc


Let me know if you intend to make more?
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: Audronic on 00:40, 27 December 16
Another Ozzy interested in getting c4cpc
Welcome aboard.


In what state are you located ?


There are a few Aussies here.
I am in Williamstown Victoria.
Ray
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: ndial on 19:54, 09 January 17
Happy new year to all.
Well I missed this little diamond (C4CPC) unfortunately.


Hope for a new batch available in 2017 and definitely count me for (at least) one item.
My best
 :D
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: Drummel on 03:26, 22 January 17
Late to the party i guess :). But Im in for the next run of c4cpc if thats ok.
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: Sloopie on 22:42, 27 January 17
Please put me on the list for the next batch!
Thank you very much!
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: Kropotkin on 13:05, 05 February 17
Hello! Massively late to the party on this one, but I have only just recently bought a GX4000 and discovered that this device exists! I know about the need to replace the PSU that comes with the G4000 and am very interested in getting in on the 3rd batch, assuming one is made!
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: 123xion on 19:56, 08 February 17
Hello I'm new to the forum, I have an Amstrad 6128 and a GX4000 and would be interested in the C4CPC, if you have plans to do more, count on me and keep me one Thank you very much
Hola Soy nuevo en el foro, tengo un Amstrad 6128 y un GX4000 y estaría interesado en el C4CPC, si tiene planes de hacer más, contar conmigo y me salve uno ¡Muchas gracias!
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: Bryce on 10:35, 09 February 17


Hola Soy nuevo en el foro, tengo un Amstrad 6128 y un GX4000 y estaría interesado en el C4CPC, si tiene planes de hacer más, contar conmigo y me salve uno ¡Muchas gracias!

Translation:
Hello I'm new to the forum, I have an Amstrad 6128 and a GX4000 and would be interested in the C4CPC, if you have plans to do more, count me in and reserve one for me, Thanks a lot!



Hi 123xion and welcome to the forum. If possible, please keep the posts in English.

Bryce.
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: Finepi on 03:04, 12 February 17
Hi guys! I believe that i have come to the perfect place to try to get a C4CPC.


Could someone explain me how and with whom has to talk to buy this cartridge?


Thanks!!!  :)

Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: gerald on 12:33, 12 February 17
Hi guys! I believe that i have come to the perfect place to try to get a C4CPC.


Could someone explain me how and with whom has to talk to buy this cartridge?
Post in this thread or send me a PM  ;)
You'r on the waiting list. I'll send you a PM wen card are available again in a couple of week.
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: Finepi on 15:08, 12 February 17

¡¡¡Thanks you very much!!!


I admire the amazing work of people like you.
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: 123xion on 21:49, 13 February 17
Translation:
Hello I'm new to the forum, I have an Amstrad 6128 and a GX4000 and would be interested in the C4CPC, if you have plans to do more, count me in and reserve one for me, Thanks a lot!



Hi 123xion and welcome to the forum. If possible, please keep the posts in English.

Bryce.
Hello, sorry I had a problem with the translator.
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: Retrografx16 on 21:43, 23 February 17

Please put me on the order list..


I have a question.. I am in the States using the original power supply with a step up/down converter to power the system (GX4000). Is there an alternative power supply to use to power up the system?


Also kind of an off topic question, If not allowed feel free to remove. I am using the Scart to AV, my image come in grey scaled, is there an easy fix for this?
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: n00b on 22:11, 23 February 17
I assume that the grey scaled picture is caused by the PAL signal of the GX4000 - i.e. your AV input supports a NTSC signal only...
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: Bryce on 22:15, 23 February 17
Hi Retrografx16,
         any 5VDC PSU with the correct polarity, connector and enough amps can be used to power the GX4000. Just buy one locally.

Can your TV display PAL or is it an NTSC only TV? Does your TV have S-Video or any other inputs you could use? AV can work but it won't be a very good picture even if you get the colour to work.

Bryce.
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: gerald on 22:20, 23 February 17
any 5VDC PSU with the correct polarity, connector and enough amps can be used to power the GX4000. Just buy one locally.
When using the SCART output, it's better to use the 9V supply input. Otherwise the color will be incorrect.
The DAC voltage range is configured according to the input supply on the GX4000.

Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: Bryce on 22:25, 23 February 17
Yeah, but he's in the US, so his TV doesn't have SCART, so he's better off looking for a decent solution that he can connect to the monitor port RGB.

Bryce.
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: arnoldemu on 22:28, 23 February 17
When using the SCART output, it's better to use the 9V supply input. Otherwise the color will be incorrect.
The DAC voltage range is configured according to the input supply on the GX4000.
@gerald (http://www.cpcwiki.eu/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=250) : I am using the coolnovelties cable that works with the 464+ and the power supply that comes with it.
I connect it to the monitor output from the gx4000 and the power input where the monitor would connect if it was used with gx4000 (the 5v power on the gx4000). Will this give the correct colour output?
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: arnoldemu on 22:29, 23 February 17
Yeah, but he's in the US, so his TV doesn't have SCART, so he's better off looking for a decent solution that he can connect to the monitor port RGB.

Bryce.
Maybe he could use the traditional aerial connection on the gx4000? It is PAL, but if he's got a modern TV that may accept both NTSC and PAL?
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: Bryce on 22:34, 23 February 17
That's an even worse picture than Composite.

Bryce.
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: gerald on 22:36, 23 February 17
@gerald (http://www.cpcwiki.eu/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=250) : I am using the coolnovelties cable that works with the 464+ and the power supply that comes with it.
I connect it to the monitor output from the gx4000 and the power input where the monitor would connect if it was used with gx4000 (the 5v power on the gx4000). Will this give the correct colour output?
Yes
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: gerald on 22:39, 23 February 17
Yeah, but he's in the US, so his TV doesn't have SCART, so he's better off looking for a decent solution that he can connect to the monitor port RGB.
Correct.
Now reading he's post, I am not sure he's using the RGB output at all, but the composite output (PAL).
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: Bryce on 22:43, 23 February 17
Yes, he says he's using a SCART to AV adapter, which is usually just a straight connection to pin 19 of the SCART connector.

Bryce.
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: Retrografx16 on 00:51, 24 February 17

Hi Retrografx16,
         any 5VDC PSU with the correct polarity, connector and enough amps can be used to power the GX4000. Just buy one locally.

Can your TV display PAL or is it an NTSC only TV? Does your TV have S-Video or any other inputs you could use? AV can work but it won't be a very good picture even if you get the colour to work.

Bryce.


Yes it's NTSC only.. already tried S-video, got no sound, AV has clear sound and is grey scaled color. Would you happen to have a link to an Amazon or Ebay page selling the power supply I would need to power it when using the Multicart, once I order the cart I'll need to power the system so I won't damage anything.
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: Retrografx16 on 01:06, 24 February 17

Yes, he says he's using a SCART to AV adapter, which is usually just a straight connection to pin 19 of the SCART connector.


That's Right I am Using SCART to AV with the 19 pin..
The original RF adaptor that came with it would not connect to any US style TV, So I am using the SCART. Also, I have too many systems hooked up to my other 3 newer TV's.. I have it hooked up in my temperature controlled garage to an older analog TV, where I have 5 other systems hooked up. I have tried using the normal RF adaptor a few different types, no results.


Thanks everyone for your input! it's greatly appreciated!
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: Retrografx16 on 03:17, 24 February 17
Here's a photo of the SCART to AV I'm using;[attachimg=1]
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: n00b on 10:07, 24 February 17
Maybe a DIY SCART to VGA adaptor with an included LM1881 sync separator and audio over cinch would be an appropriate solution for hooking up the GX4000 to your newer TVs?

Something like that:

(http://diy-community.de/attachment.php?attachmentid=37022&d=1086625101)
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: Bryce on 17:01, 25 February 17
That will only work if the TV has VGA and it accepts a 15kHz signal. A lot of assumptions there.

Bryce.

Gesendet von meinem Motorola DynaTAC 8000X mit Tapatalk.

Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: anto_JOS on 19:06, 02 March 17
Hello.

I am interested in buying a c4cpc. Are there any available?
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: Retrografx16 on 04:08, 03 March 17
So I have my Cart arriving in a few days, I've seen the main web page describing cart set up, my main question is how many roms can I put per folder?  Apologies if this has been asked thousands of times
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: Franco72 on 03:55, 17 March 17

Hi.
I am interested in buying a C4CPC.
Is available?
I await news.
Thanks.
 :) :)
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: KaosOverride on 16:12, 21 March 17
@gerald (http://www.cpcwiki.eu/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=250), from a question at the Facebook group about redumping the nocart games back to A: drive at the CPC+...


Is possible, with the adecuate changes, from the selector menu to load an util to RAM, load a CPR with the nocart game and run the util which should be firmware independent and dump the CPR back to the floppy drive?


The other way will be a more elaborated AMSDOS patch that supports ROM as A: and floppy as B: and using the free space of no LOGO code to put there an RSX disk copy util...


I know that this is a very different use of the cart than the original design , but maybe can be a useful unprotected dsk dumper...
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: Sykobee (Briggsy) on 16:48, 21 March 17
Wouldn't it be easier to just add support for .dsk files on the SD card (as data files), and have a cartridge app that lets you select a .dsk file (like the C4 launch app), that then writes it to the floppy drive?


I assume that's the intention behind the request anyway?
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: gerald on 18:18, 21 March 17
Wouldn't it be easier to just add support for .dsk files on the SD card (as data files), and have a cartridge app that lets you select a .dsk file (like the C4 launch app), that then writes it to the floppy drive?


I assume that's the intention behind the request anyway?
I think so  ;)
This is possible, I've that on my (looooong) TODO list (McKlain talked about that times ago). Just had no time to implement it.
We can extend that to .sna support (however it may not work due to ROM), and .cdt (for masochist that prefer slow tape to CPR  :laugh: )
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: KaosOverride on 18:19, 21 March 17
Well, both ideas require the DSK info is fitted into ROM pages, and the nocart are allready converted.


What I don't know is how much of the cart firmware has to be changed to allow direct DSK read to rom pages, and the nocart dump should work just changing the selector image.


Anyway @gerald (http://www.cpcwiki.eu/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=250) will tell if all this is possible, and if is or not too hard to make.
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: KaosOverride on 18:23, 21 March 17
I think so  ;)
This is possible, I've that on my (looooong) TODO list (McKlain talked about that times ago). Just had no time to implement it.
We can extend that to .sna support (however it may not work due to ROM), and .cdt (for masochist that prefer slow tape to CPR  :laugh: )
I think that will require the C4CPC MCU read and convert DSK/SNA to rom pages and some firmware/basic/amsdos combo. SNA can be much easier, also...

Anyway glad to see you have all that at your ToDo list!!!
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: Kovalev on 00:05, 12 April 17
Please put me on the waiting list for the next batch!
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: amijim on 23:48, 14 April 17
DSK support sounds like the ultimate feature.I would really like rick dangerous 128+ playable through c4cpc cartridge.
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: ShadowTD on 01:04, 30 April 17
I'd also like to be put on the waiting list as well please, having finally bought a GX4000 after 27 years of waiting!
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: DanyPPC on 12:48, 04 May 17
Hello !
I'm a new fan of Amstrad CPC, i own a CPC464, CPC464Plus and recently i purchased  a CPC6128Plus which i intend to expand with an internal Gotek Drive Emulator (HxC firmware)
and possibly a new C4CPC Cartridge.


I'm really interested in buying a C4CPC cartridge for my 6128 system.


I would be happy to add to the booking list.


Thank you very much,
Danilo


Sorry for my poor english.
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: GUNHED on 18:30, 09 May 17
Hi! I just saw that I need an USB cable for updating the C4CPC, right? Where can I buy one? Thanks for your help.
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: Sykobee (Briggsy) on 18:39, 09 May 17
It's a mini-USB port AFAICS.


** not micro-USB **
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: GUNHED on 15:48, 10 May 17
Thanks!

Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: DanyPPC on 17:18, 12 May 17
Finally, thanks to Gerald, i received my personal C4CPC Cartidge.
I'm very happy ! The Cart is a wonderful piece for my Amstrad CPC Plus, simply to use with a fast loader for every cpr file i selected.


I's a must to have for any Amstrad CPC Plus user !  :) :) :)


Thank you very much Gerald, you are a Great !


Danilo
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: DanyPPC on 17:22, 12 May 17
Now i'm waiting for the C4CPC 3D Case, just ordered the last week.
So that i can complete my cartridge  ;)
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: 00WReX on 12:04, 18 May 17
Thanks to Gerald, my C4CPC arrived safely today (Australia).
I had a case printed yesterday, so perfect timing.
Just gave the cart a test and it is fantastic.  ;D

Cheers,
Shane
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: voXfReaX on 23:53, 23 May 17
Hi there,


I am also interested in a C4CPC unit, if possible accompanied by its printed case.
Or the case thing task is undertaken by each one separately?


Thanks,
voxy
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: Ruben Gutierrez Robles on 00:50, 03 June 17
Hi everyone, I was wondering if it is even possible to buy the C4CPC, and if so, who should I order. Thank you very much. Greetings.
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: ASiC on 01:03, 03 June 17
Hi everyone, I was wondering if it is even possible to buy the C4CPC, and if so, who should I order. Thank you very much. Greetings.


Just send @gerald (http://www.cpcwiki.eu/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=250) an IM.
I've ordered one for myself earlier today. I believe he has more in stock.
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: ASiC on 23:44, 08 June 17
Picked up this bad boy on my way home this evening for £30!
@gerald (http://www.cpcwiki.eu/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=250) where's me C4CPC?! (It's on its way  :D )
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: Rapago on 13:30, 26 August 17
Love to take one,is still posible?
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: Vorian on 16:45, 26 August 17
Send gerald a pm, he'll add you to the list
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: Dc103chaos on 22:09, 06 February 18
Hello my gx4000 want c4cpc , you are my only Hope
 :D , please add me on the list
Many thanks Gérald,
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: Rey on 14:30, 12 February 18
Ok ! Hello everyone. I just ordered one. Waiting for news from Gerald.
I hope there still more.


After years, i got a 6128+ just this week. My previous one was resold for an Amiga 500, when i was teen.
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: Rey on 16:05, 12 February 18
Hello my gx4000 want c4cpc , you are my only Hope
 :D , please add me on the list
Many thanks Gérald,
You should PM Gerald. It's the way to do it.
Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: gerald on 19:38, 15 February 18
The last available card have been shipped to Rey and my component stock is empty.
The bad news is that some parts are not readily available and won't be before mid April best case, so do not expect anything before May.

Title: Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
Post by: xave2000 on 12:00, 26 June 18
Helloi'm french and i would like to buy a C4CPCthanks