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Re: Breaking Baud
« Reply #125 on: 16:00, 10 July 14 »
where did you find the components for the tape drive on the 6128PLUS ?


i really think someone with access to decently priced suppliers should assemble kits an sell them.
be it FDC+RAM kit for 464PLUS or Tape kit for 6128PLUS...

There may be easily like 25to50 users that would buy it i guess... still this makes for quite some cash to advance.
I would easily equip two or tree of my 6128PLUS with tape option... for sure.



Concerning your PLUS : how do you get the loading sound to be played ? those PLUS are not supposed to play them via the speakers if I remember correctly...
One of the thing with breaking baud is that it actually uses the loading sound with the music.

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Re: Breaking Baud
« Reply #126 on: 16:15, 10 July 14 »
Adding a tape socket to a 6128+ requires 3 components: 1x Resistor, 1x Capacitor and a socket. Total cost is about 80 cents. Total cost for "someone with connections" is about 50 cents. Would it really make sense to make kits to save 30 cents?

As far as 464+ to 6128+ conversions are concerned. I can organise parts for anyone who needs a "Kit", but getting the parts isn't the problem, it's quite an involved mod, which I wouldn't recommend to an absolute beginner.

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Re: Breaking Baud
« Reply #127 on: 16:22, 10 July 14 »
Concerning your PLUS : how do you get the loading sound to be played ? those PLUS are not supposed to play them via the speakers if I remember correctly...
You don't, as far as I know... :(

I remember the day I got my 464+ and felt all sad when I was loading my first tape on it...

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Re: Breaking Baud
« Reply #128 on: 16:42, 10 July 14 »
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I remember the day I got my 464+ and felt all sad when I was loading my first tape on it...
I remember the day I got my CPC6128 and felt all happy when I was loading my first disk on it...

 :D
but yeah, they screwed it all with no "counter" nor loading sound...
Can't you add some jumper-cables to get it right again?
I guess if you use external "tape drive" it can display its own sound, or "tape dancer/emulator" may enable to then get a jack double-plug on the MP3 and redirect it also on some speaker as well...

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Adding a tape socket to a 6128+ requires 3 components: 1x Resistor, 1x Capacitor and a socket. Total cost is about 80 cents. Total cost for "someone with connections" is about 50 cents. Would it really make sense to make kits to save 30 cents?
Really ?
I should really get into that one day then...

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Re: Breaking Baud
« Reply #129 on: 18:32, 10 July 14 »
where did you find the components for the tape drive on the 6128PLUS ?


i really think someone with access to decently priced suppliers should assemble kits an sell them.
be it FDC+RAM kit for 464PLUS or Tape kit for 6128PLUS...

There may be easily like 25to50 users that would buy it i guess... still this makes for quite some cash to advance.
I would easily equip two or tree of my 6128PLUS with tape option... for sure.



Concerning your PLUS : how do you get the loading sound to be played ? those PLUS are not supposed to play them via the speakers if I remember correctly...
One of the thing with breaking baud is that it actually uses the loading sound with the music.


I said a few posts ago I have spare components to make up a tape mod as I bought them on EBAY in large numbers.


I have....


9 spare DIN Sockets
4 spare Relays
4 spare Mobo Headers/plugs/spring crimps
99 spare resistors
99 spare capacitors


If anyone is interested in a kit, you will only need to add your own wire and de/soldering skills


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Re: Breaking Baud
« Reply #130 on: 14:56, 08 August 14 »
On my cost down :

It works... but only at 100% of my desktop PC sound! (and of course using my phone doesn't deliver enough volume).

I guess i have the same problems than CPC+

In fact i am beginning to wonder if i have not all the problems of the CPC+ without the advantages  :D (like CPC+ i don't have the sound of the tapes, but i don't kno if it's common to all 6128)

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Re: Breaking Baud
« Reply #131 on: 20:05, 08 August 14 »
I got a regular CPC6128 (main board replaced 1987, but no cost down!) with me, it seems that also the sound does not get into the inside of the CPC. I have to check again though. However this is no problem at all, would be a nice bonus. But the point is: It's great to use extra boxes for the extra sound. F.e. for "Cyber Chicken" is was planned that way. So you hear the cannons roaring from both sides as you fire from left and right. IMHO four speakers are super cool for the CPC.
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Re: Breaking Baud
« Reply #132 on: 01:48, 20 October 14 »
Hello, just wanted to say that was an excellent demo...