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Re: MultiFace II clone
« Reply #75 on: 20:18, 19 March 15 »
The source of the MF2 ROM is available, so - if somebody got the time - it probably could be patched to work with CPC and Plus.
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Re: MultiFace II clone
« Reply #76 on: 21:09, 19 March 15 »
Well MF2 Rom for CPC+ is available on the cpcwiki page ;-) so there is no problem i think

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Re: MultiFace II clone
« Reply #77 on: 22:58, 19 March 15 »
The source of the MF2 ROM is available, so - if somebody got the time - it probably could be patched to work with CPC and Plus.
that is what I am hoping will be done in time for this release. I don't fancy ROM swaps all the time between the plus and just CPC.
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Re: MultiFace II clone
« Reply #78 on: 17:02, 20 March 15 »
Damn right! So question is: Does the MF2 ROM for the Plus also work with the CPC? In this case we could just use the Plus version.

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Re: MultiFace II clone
« Reply #79 on: 17:19, 20 March 15 »
Think the difference between the two is due to changes in the location of various AMSDOS routines MF2 calls. So the ROM for the CPC+ version wouldn't be backward compatible.


Put both ROM versions on the EPROM and jumper/switch to select between unless there a register that can be read to identify the machine type on startup and auto select.

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Re: MultiFace II clone
« Reply #80 on: 18:17, 20 March 15 »
Damn right! So question is: Does the MF2 ROM for the Plus also work with the CPC? In this case we could just use the Plus version.
no, they are not interchangeable.
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Re: MultiFace II clone
« Reply #81 on: 18:45, 20 March 15 »
Well, in this case, for a proper redo of the MF2 we should make a ROM compatible to both: CPC and Plus.  :)
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Re: MultiFace II clone
« Reply #82 on: 19:52, 20 March 15 »
Well, in this case, for a proper redo of the MF2 we should make a ROM compatible to both: CPC and Plus.  :)

That would be cool :) What if you have both machines, do you need two or is there a converter to change from normal connection to centronics connector for the plus?

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Re: MultiFace II clone
« Reply #83 on: 19:54, 20 March 15 »
You can get adapter cables working in both directions. In general the Centronics plugs are much more reliable.  :)
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Re: MultiFace II clone
« Reply #84 on: 22:37, 20 March 15 »
Is there enough space in the ROM to add a routine to check which model it's connected to and react accordingly?

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Re: MultiFace II clone
« Reply #85 on: 22:43, 20 March 15 »
The source in on the Wiki, just take a look.  :)
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Re: MultiFace II clone
« Reply #86 on: 23:27, 20 March 15 »
The source in on the Wiki, just take a look.  :)

What part of "I'm a shite coder" (stated often here in the Forum) made you think that I could in any way decypher or make any accessment of MFII source code? :D

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Re: MultiFace II clone
« Reply #87 on: 23:40, 20 March 15 »
The source in on the Wiki, just take a look.  :)
Source or rom image ? I've only seen ROM images. If you have a pointer to source, I'm taking them  ;)

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Re: MultiFace II clone
« Reply #88 on: 23:45, 20 March 15 »
What part of "I'm a shite coder" (stated often here in the Forum) made you think that I could in any way decypher or make any accessment of MFII source code? :D

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I guess you do pretty well. You can assemble it and see how much space is left. A plus detection only take few (20) Bytes. At work here... I have limited CPC abilities.  :)
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Re: MultiFace II clone
« Reply #89 on: 23:46, 20 March 15 »
Source or rom image ? I've only seen ROM images. If you have a pointer to source, I'm taking them  ;)

Ok, found some stuff on an old Vortex DSK. Have fun!





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Re: MultiFace II clone
« Reply #90 on: 18:47, 22 March 15 »
So...much...hardware... But can't help wanting one, like stuffing one's mouth with candy when you're 10 years old...

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Re: MultiFace II clone
« Reply #91 on: 00:21, 24 March 15 »
I'm interested in one of the next batch

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Re: MultiFace II clone
« Reply #92 on: 19:08, 04 April 15 »
here are some news....
1st ex. almost done, see the pics  :D

But why "almost".... because despite all my efforts, my programmer is...dead, i failed in resurrecting it...
So i ordered a new one... please be patient, it arrives  8)

Stay tuned  :P


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Re: MultiFace II clone
« Reply #93 on: 19:13, 04 April 15 »
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Re: MultiFace II clone
« Reply #94 on: 19:47, 04 April 15 »
Hi talrek,
I'm also interested in one of the next Batch.
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Re: MultiFace II clone
« Reply #95 on: 20:34, 04 April 15 »
Me too :)

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Re: MultiFace II clone
« Reply #96 on: 20:54, 04 April 15 »
here is some news....
1st ex. almost done, see the pics  :D

But why "almost".... because despite all my efforts, my programmer is...dead, i failed in resurrecting it...
So i ordered a new one... please be patient, it arrives  8)

Stay tuned  :P
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Re: MultiFace II clone
« Reply #97 on: 21:11, 04 April 15 »
I have hundreds of 27c128 s spare. If you need anything burning just let me know.

Really thank you. Burning eprom, programming pics or xilinx devices are not a problem, i have all the needed stuff. I need only a new Gal programmer  ;D ;D
But really thank you for your offer !!

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Re: MultiFace II clone
« Reply #98 on: 09:44, 05 April 15 »
Wow, I would like one as well from the next batch with Centronics-cable!
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Re: MultiFace II clone
« Reply #99 on: 10:26, 05 April 15 »
Hi talrek,
I'm also interested in one from the next Batch please.
Thanks.

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