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Offline zhulien

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Re: Amstrad CPC WiFi
« Reply #2425 on: 19:04, 17 April 19 »
Hi Duke,


I am coding the front end of 8bitology.net (first cut in BASIC so it provides everyone with an example of how to use it).  If I do a |httpget,"http://8bitology.net/ws.php?function=system_getapiversion" - it saves the the response as ws.php.  I am guessing |httpget is assuming I want to save a file of the same name I am getting a bunch of data from? 


Would you mind to add a second optional parameter to specify the local CPC filename the response would save it? and a third parameters 1 or 0 to indicate whether you want it silent or verbose (echo file downloaded on the screen)?


Also there doesn't appear to be any timeout?  if you hit an invalid url it will sit forever i think.


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Re: Amstrad CPC WiFi
« Reply #2426 on: 19:56, 17 April 19 »
Sounds sensible. Will see what I can do with the next update.

I am coding the front end of 8bitology.net (first cut in BASIC so it provides everyone with an example of how to use it).  If I do a |httpget,"http://8bitology.net/ws.php?function=system_getapiversion" - it saves the the response as ws.php.  I am guessing |httpget is assuming I want to save a file of the same name I am getting a bunch of data from? 


Would you mind to add a second optional parameter to specify the local CPC filename the response would save it? and a third parameters 1 or 0 to indicate whether you want it silent or verbose (echo file downloaded on the screen)?


Also there doesn't appear to be any timeout?  if you hit an invalid url it will sit forever i think.

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Re: Amstrad CPC WiFi
« Reply #2427 on: 23:56, 17 April 19 »
Hi DukeI tried to use the ROM with the M4 but my CPC+ hangs
I use the M4 next to a regular BurninRubber cartridge
Is there any "normal" configuration i may use?
I mean, what are the settings for a raw configuration without additionnal ROM etc?
Thanks
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Re: Amstrad CPC WiFi
« Reply #2428 on: 00:01, 18 April 19 »
Now that you've mentioned burning rubber, is it possible to boot the plus with just the M4?
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Re: Amstrad CPC WiFi
« Reply #2429 on: 09:24, 18 April 19 »
Hi DukeI tried to use the ROM with the M4 but my CPC+ hangs
I use the M4 next to a regular BurninRubber cartridge
Is there any "normal" configuration i may use?
I mean, what are the settings for a raw configuration without additionnal ROM etc?
Thanks

Default settings will work fine. Just unplug the microSD to see if it boots up with default settings.
You can delete m4/romslots.bin & m4/romconfig.bin to bring it back to default.
Are you trying to replace lower/upper & amsdos or something else?
Now that you've mentioned burning rubber, is it possible to boot the plus with just the M4?
No you will need acid chip connected via the cartridge port (in theory you can do without the actual rom chip on the cartridge).

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Re: Amstrad CPC WiFi
« Reply #2430 on: 09:27, 18 April 19 »
Default settings will work fine. Just unplug the microSD to see if it boots up with default settings.
You can delete m4/romslots.bin & m4/romconfig.bin to bring it back to default.
Are you trying to replace lower/upper & amsdos or something else?No you will need acid chip connected via the cartridge port (in theory you can do without the actual rom chip on the cartridge).
No i was not trying to replace low/up/amsdos but i think i override anyway one of them  >:(

Thanks i will try soon what you advised me (remove the config file)
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Re: Amstrad CPC WiFi
« Reply #2431 on: 12:38, 18 April 19 »
That's funny, C64 has a sid and CPC has acid.

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Re: Amstrad CPC WiFi
« Reply #2432 on: 00:38, 28 April 19 »
Hi all,
I am using an M4 with 2.05B12 and trying to load YANCC with |romup and it seems to result in corrupt text in the rom slot with |m4help and a non-functioning rom.
I ran the config.bas to create the configured rom (basically all N options) and then |fcp those over to the m4 so i can |romup them which seem to succeed but an M4 reset shows the corrupt text in the rom slot with |m4help and neither commands works.

I tried slots 1, 2, 11 and 12 out of interest but YANCC-CO.rom and Launch.rom both do not seem to install correctly.
Any one else tried to install YANCC140418b with 2.05B12???
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Re: Amstrad CPC WiFi
« Reply #2433 on: 11:18, 28 April 19 »
Dumb question, if the M4 had an ESP32, could the additionnal RAM be used as a RAM drive and/or a Dk'tronics RAM expansion ?


If the answer is yes, it would need additionnal time and  work (not always easy to find) for you, but the additionnal cost should be minor ?

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Re: Amstrad CPC WiFi
« Reply #2434 on: 12:31, 28 April 19 »
It may be possible, then again there would probably be easier paths to adding (cheap) ram expansion to M4 board.
And yeah as you mention time and effort needed.

Dumb question, if the M4 had an ESP32, could the additionnal RAM be used as a RAM drive and/or a Dk'tronics RAM expansion ?


If the answer is yes, it would need additionnal time and  work (not always easy to find) for you, but the additionnal cost should be minor ?

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Re: Amstrad CPC WiFi
« Reply #2435 on: 10:12, 29 April 19 »
DUKE> Your M4 is fantastic for games but need at least 128ko built in of memory for the guys using Symbos and other CPC OS.perhaps for a new M5 board!  ;D
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Re: Amstrad CPC WiFi
« Reply #2436 on: 10:33, 29 April 19 »
True, I have a train behind my cpc just for more ram.
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Re: Amstrad CPC WiFi
« Reply #2437 on: 13:57, 29 April 19 »
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Re: Amstrad CPC WiFi
« Reply #2438 on: 16:08, 29 April 19 »
No you will need acid chip connected via the cartridge port (in theory you can do without the actual rom chip on the cartridge).

This theory is good. I have an internal acid in my 6128plus (thanks @Bryce) and I can boot that without any issue using just the m4 and no cartridge.


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Re: Amstrad CPC WiFi
« Reply #2439 on: 18:53, 29 April 19 »
DUKE> Your M4 is fantastic for games but need at least 128ko built in of memory for the guys using Symbos and other CPC OS.perhaps for a new M5 board!  ;D
Other OS? Well, FutureOS runs very well on any CPC with 128 KB. Even with 64 KB, but I would suggest to have 128 KB at least.
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With the lower ROM for FutureOS I have troubles, it starts up at about 50% of the time. Can somebody confirm or dismiss my experiences?

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Re: Amstrad CPC WiFi
« Reply #2440 on: 18:41, 02 May 19 »
I think it would be really nice to have a built in command for writing .dsk directly to floppy..


There is a discussion here: [size=78%]http://www.cpcwiki.eu/forum/applications/dsk-to-floppy-via-m4-board/new/#new[/size], but I got lost along the way..




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Re: Amstrad CPC WiFi
« Reply #2441 on: 18:44, 02 May 19 »
Hi


You can use M4 front end to write back dsk to floppy

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Re: Amstrad CPC WiFi
« Reply #2442 on: 15:16, 04 May 19 »
Hi folks!


I just discovered that there's a 3D printer at my workplace, and decided to print me a case for my M4.


It turned out gorgeous, so here are some pictures!


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Re: Amstrad CPC WiFi
« Reply #2443 on: 16:10, 04 May 19 »
Nice colour... Is your workspace is designing sextoys?  ;D
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Re: Amstrad CPC WiFi
« Reply #2444 on: 16:17, 04 May 19 »
Search for images on Google of "Candy Crush Soda Saga" and you'll see why the colour...  ;D

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Re: Amstrad CPC WiFi
« Reply #2445 on: 17:32, 04 May 19 »
Hehe!  ;D
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Re: Amstrad CPC WiFi
« Reply #2446 on: 11:11, 05 May 19 »
For the 'Poor Mans' version...I did this a couple of weeks ago.

At work I found an old DDS cartridge in a drawer (from the late nineties I think).

The case for the cartridge is a perfect fit for the original size M4 board.

All I did was cut a slot for the WiFi module and the SD card, then found a plastic cap to 'extend' the reset button...5 minutes work all up.

 

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