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PlayCity aka CTC-AY (MX4) for August !!!
« on: 15:29, 07 July 14 »
Dear CPC friends,

With the great success of the MotherX4 and X-MEM, I'm proud to announce you that the prototype board known as CTC-AY and shown at the previous ReSeT party will come true in MX4 format next month! :)

It's new name: PlayCity (plAY-CT)
The work on the auto-boot part of the X-MEM and his RAM support for all CPC allow the new CTC-AY to work together with it!

Here the main features of this board:
- 6 audio channels sound with programmable frequency. (stereo line out and speaker mono mix in)
- 4 counter/timer channels for programmable interrupt. (including NMI)
- IM2 vectorized interrupt support
- Raster lines interrupt support
- CRTC hardware CURSOR
...

Here the, confidential, well know developers board for illustration:

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Here the link to pre-order the final board:
PlayCity MX4 Board - Cent Pour Cent
« Last Edit: 21:14, 27 August 14 by TotO »
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Re: PlayCity aka CTC-AY (MX4) for August !!!
« Reply #1 on: 15:36, 07 July 14 »
Ilarie, ilarie, ooooh oooh ooooh  ;D ;D ;D

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Re: PlayCity aka CTC-AY (MX4) for August !!!
« Reply #2 on: 15:45, 07 July 14 »
That's a pretty tight layout, maybe we should start a competition for who can cram the most hardware onto a standard X4 sized PCB? How about the PlayCity + X-Mem on one board using a bigger CPLD and all SMD parts?

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Re: PlayCity aka CTC-AY (MX4) for August !!!
« Reply #3 on: 15:54, 07 July 14 »
Haha!

The X-MEM already merge the ROM board and the RAM board from the same size. :D
I have definitively tried to fit the CTC-AY too... It's not possible with classic parts.
But, yes, it should be possible with SMD and merging (the splited) CPLD schematic.
For information, the final board layout is more "spacious" than the developer one.

You should try to build an FDC board in MX4 format for 464 users too... ;)
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Re: PlayCity aka CTC-AY (MX4) for August !!!
« Reply #4 on: 15:58, 07 July 14 »
You are wasting a lot of the boards potential by only putting components on one side of the board.  ;D

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Re: PlayCity aka CTC-AY (MX4) for August !!!
« Reply #5 on: 16:01, 07 July 14 »
You should try to build an FDC board in MX4 format for 464 users too... ;)

My (still not built) FDC board is MX4 format :) My MegaFlash was too, I even have a MegaFlash with 90° header which is installed on my MX4.

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Re: PlayCity aka CTC-AY (MX4) for August !!!
« Reply #6 on: 16:03, 07 July 14 »
@steve : Sorry, they are not 4 layers rooted for allowing that.  ;D
(and I don't speak about the final price...)
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Re: PlayCity aka CTC-AY (MX4) for August !!!
« Reply #7 on: 16:04, 07 July 14 »
My (still not built) FDC board is MX4 format :)
Great!!!
I got a tips for you so! :)
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Re: PlayCity aka CTC-AY (MX4) for August !!!
« Reply #8 on: 17:42, 07 July 14 »
Great news and very good job as we used to see now !!
Hope that the board will come with a "demonstration" on the disc , as shown at the ReSeT ;)
 

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Re: PlayCity aka CTC-AY (MX4) for August !!!
« Reply #9 on: 18:08, 07 July 14 »
count me in for one unit!!

I've been waiting news about this for months!


I want to see the demostration shown on the ReSeT party, is there any footage of this?




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Re: PlayCity aka CTC-AY (MX4) for August !!!
« Reply #10 on: 18:16, 07 July 14 »
Ilarie, ilarie, ooooh oooh ooooh  ;D ;D ;D

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Re: PlayCity aka CTC-AY (MX4) for August !!!
« Reply #11 on: 18:23, 07 July 14 »
Aw, come on man!!! We don't have time to buy them all at this rate!!!

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Re: PlayCity aka CTC-AY (MX4) for August !!!
« Reply #12 on: 19:51, 07 July 14 »
I want to see the demostration shown on the ReSeT party, is there any footage of this?
No, but I should record a video and add it on Youtube.

Here some raster of N lines done by simply programming the CTC... No CPU time wasted.


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Re: PlayCity aka CTC-AY (MX4) for August !!!
« Reply #13 on: 13:28, 08 July 14 »
Sure, it can play audio too...  ;D
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Re: PlayCity aka CTC-AY (MX4) for August !!!
« Reply #14 on: 13:35, 08 July 14 »
Been waiting so long for this!


Now I just need to find some spare cash...

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Re: PlayCity aka CTC-AY (MX4) for August !!!
« Reply #15 on: 18:39, 08 July 14 »
Please, push the volume because recording with an iPhone is a shit !  ;D 

www.youtube.com/watch?v=64uUrU33vXw
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Re: PlayCity aka CTC-AY (MX4) for August !!!
« Reply #16 on: 18:51, 08 July 14 »
What happen if you press F0???  ;D ;D ;D

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Re: PlayCity aka CTC-AY (MX4) for August !!!
« Reply #17 on: 18:55, 08 July 14 »
Madone! Nerd programmer never expect that.  :-\
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Re: PlayCity aka CTC-AY (MX4) for August !!!
« Reply #18 on: 19:00, 08 July 14 »
What happen if you press F0???  ;D ;D ;D

A nice 3D racing game appears... Quite an achievement for a CPC though...

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Re: PlayCity aka CTC-AY (MX4) for August !!!
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Re: PlayCity aka CTC-AY (MX4) for August !!!
« Reply #20 on: 23:25, 08 July 14 »
Toto: No I understand why you ask me to buy motherX4... I will as soon the audio card will be available...

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Re: PlayCity aka CTC-AY (MX4) for August !!!
« Reply #21 on: 23:32, 08 July 14 »
Sounds awesome! Please do a video where we can hear more of the demo tracks!

With the internal AY you have 9 channels of sound!?


Need a mixer too I guess...

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Re: PlayCity aka CTC-AY (MX4) for August !!!
« Reply #22 on: 23:59, 08 July 14 »
With the internal AY you have 9 channels of sound!?
Absolutely. Now, there is not real interest to handle that has that will waste the CPU time won by using the PlayCity.
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Re: PlayCity aka CTC-AY (MX4) for August !!!
« Reply #23 on: 00:04, 09 July 14 »
Absolutely. Now, there is not real interest to handle that has that will waste the CPU time won by using the PlayCity.


Ah, ok - makes sense. Would still be cool for music demos though.

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Re: PlayCity aka CTC-AY (MX4) for August !!!
« Reply #24 on: 00:59, 09 July 14 »
Well, a 9 channels music player is possible, somebody need to code it, of course :)

I converted the TS player from ZX for the ReSeT party demo disk.

Markus must be in the Germany celebration, because it's rare that he has not uploaded in this thread the special version of JavaCPC (press F1 for Help) that he made it, the sound is not 100% exact (because it was a fast hack for being able to code the demo disk and without him, it would not be possible to do it in time :)),  but everybody can hear how the board sound.