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Re: MultiFace II clone
« Reply #25 on: 18:28, 13 February 15 »
Ok i think the list is complete.
I'm going to order all the components and pcb this week end.
yippee new multiface underway.
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Re: MultiFace II clone
« Reply #26 on: 18:47, 13 February 15 »
I'll also take one (with edge cable) when possible  :)

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Re: MultiFace II clone
« Reply #27 on: 19:15, 13 February 15 »
Too late!  :P 
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Re: MultiFace II clone
« Reply #28 on: 20:01, 13 February 15 »
Is your Multiface 2 clone directly connectable on mother 4x ?
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Re: MultiFace II clone
« Reply #29 on: 21:44, 13 February 15 »
It is what i intend to do  ;)

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Re: MultiFace II clone
« Reply #30 on: 21:45, 13 February 15 »
I'll also take one (with edge cable) when possible  :)

ok for next time :)

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Re: MultiFace II clone
« Reply #31 on: 13:27, 14 February 15 »
I've got one, but of course I'll take one from the next batch, please :)

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Re: MultiFace II clone
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Re: MultiFace II clone
« Reply #33 on: 14:11, 14 February 15 »
It is what i intend to do  ;)
Great! That's exactly what i wanted.
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Re: MultiFace II clone
« Reply #34 on: 19:56, 14 February 15 »
Besides of the new MF2 hardware, we might think how the software can be improved.... :P
Perhaps is it possible to call other ROM applications when pausing the cpu?
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Re: MultiFace II clone
« Reply #35 on: 15:55, 15 February 15 »
I'll also take one from next batch if it's possible :-)

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Re: MultiFace II clone
« Reply #36 on: 16:48, 15 February 15 »
I'll also take one from next batch if it's possible :-)

No problem, i write all names for next time  :D

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Re: MultiFace II clone
« Reply #37 on: 00:14, 16 February 15 »
Besides of the new MF2 hardware, we might think how the software can be improved.... :P
Perhaps is it possible to call other ROM applications when pausing the cpu?

Other MF2 software has been done before, so you should be able to call ROM software I guess? The MF2 has 8K RAM that you can put code in to be called when it is paused. In particular tearaway looks cool (CPCRULEZ &#9733 APPLICATION &#9733 DIVERS &#9733 Tearaway: The Informer{UK}
CPCRULEZ &#9733 APPLICATION &#9733 DIVERS &#9733 Tearaway: The Informer{UK}).

There are loadds of other cool things you could do though:

. A debugger that is used with a RAM or ROM expansion and sits in higher memory (>128K) or ROM allowing you to debug the whole of the first 128K.
. A menu that allows loading/saving directly to SNA files (on hard disc, preferably).
. A system that allows directly loading/saving a SNA and then optionally boots back to symbos and starts again where you left off...

In theory, if symbos allowed selecting of image files for the HxC, it would be really cool to do the third option because you could load up a game to the HxC, then have symbos save its current state and reboot automatically launching the disk when restarting. Using the MF2 games could then be saved in SNA format and when you're done playing symbos could resume exactly where it left off. Later the SNA loader in symbos could be used to load up the saved games directly from Symbos. Something like this was discussed some time back, but I forget in which thread. It requires a lot of stuff to be done in symbos though (saving/loading state, HxC image selection, automatic booting of disk software) as well as the new MF2 code.
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Re: MultiFace II clone
« Reply #38 on: 02:29, 16 February 15 »
One more for me on the new batch, please.

Thanks.

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Re: MultiFace II clone
« Reply #39 on: 05:43, 16 February 15 »
I'll take one from the next batch as well

don't forget Romantic Robot's The Insider software
http://www.cpc-power.com/index.php?page=detail&num=5266

and also Comparator
http://www.cpc-power.com/index.php?page=detail&num=4714

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Re: MultiFace II clone
« Reply #40 on: 16:05, 16 February 15 »
We all know about existing software supporting the Multiface like the ones mentioned above.

I am talking about new stuff taking advantage of bigger ROMs, disk images etc.
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Re: MultiFace II clone
« Reply #41 on: 17:43, 16 February 15 »
No problem. I'll check at the weekend. I also have a Spectrum MF, so I can check stuff on that too if needed.

Bryce.

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Re: MultiFace II clone
« Reply #42 on: 18:27, 16 February 15 »
Bryce did you manage to see the RN value ?
4.7K on mine  ;)

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Re: MultiFace II clone
« Reply #43 on: 20:45, 16 February 15 »
4.7K on mine  ;)
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Re: MultiFace II clone
« Reply #44 on: 14:05, 02 March 15 »
Are you Multiface 2 running and ready to be bought?
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Re: MultiFace II clone
« Reply #45 on: 21:25, 02 March 15 »
Sorry,
I ordered the parts, still waiting to receive all the parts ;-)
I'll ask for money only when i will be ready to ship, since it is the first batch and i don't want to refund everybody if there is a problem with the pcb ;-)

I found some LS (smd format) only in china... and it is the problem since it was chinese new year... they only shipped them yesterday.

be patient....  ;)

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Re: MultiFace II clone
« Reply #46 on: 22:07, 02 March 15 »
Ok, take as time as you need... No problem.
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Re: MultiFace II clone
« Reply #47 on: 20:39, 03 March 15 »
Sorry,
I ordered the parts, still waiting to receive all the parts ;-)
I'll ask for money only when i will be ready to ship, since it is the first batch and i don't want to refund everybody if there is a problem with the pcb ;-)

I found some LS (smd format) only in china... and it is the problem since it was chinese new year... they only shipped them yesterday.

be patient....  ;)
I am really gonna need to get a 2nd Mother4X for my machine. The one I have is already full with, from front to back, X-Mem, X-Mass, PlayCity & Mini Booster. @TotO : I assume that that multiple M4X boards can be chained together, and if so can they be ordered with the correct 50 pin female to female ribbon cable? Is the 5v supply passed backwards to any additional boards, or would I ideally need to provide another 5v supply to the 2nd M4X for the Multiface Remake, RTC and whatever other boards come alone in M4X format?


I love to see a new standard coming along, it makes the new expansions options so very much neater.


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Re: MultiFace II clone
« Reply #48 on: 21:16, 03 March 15 »
Well, choose the cards you do always need. Some of them you won't use every day. Also power consumption is important.  ;)
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Re: MultiFace II clone
« Reply #49 on: 21:24, 03 March 15 »
Well, choose the cards you do always need. Some of them you won't use every day. Also power consumption is important.  ;)
Hmm, these days that is difficult....


X-Mass and X-Mem, well these are always in use.
PlayCity. OK again always nice to have some 6 channel tunes playing in SymAmp
MiniBooster, has become my DSK Transfer device of choice, so much easier than the HXC and SD cards etc. *


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