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CPC Rulez has just opened a beta for its Rulez!Charge program.
For peoples who known Amcharge (Minitel), Rulez!Charge is a modern way (Internet) to download and write DSK from your CPC.

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?t=34&v=9AsvBM4q6kI[/youtube]
It require a serial interface (like CPC/Mini Booster) and a PC as gateway.
All should work like magic if you are using a bluetooth connection.  ;D
« Last Edit: 15:53, 02 September 15 by TotO »
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Re: RULEZ!CHARGE (download your DSK from Internet to your CPC)
« Reply #1 on: 12:31, 02 September 15 »
WOW, looks amazing, Where do we get in on the Beta Program... Sorry my french is limited to Cullinary :(


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Re: RULEZ!CHARGE (download your DSK from Internet to your CPC)
« Reply #2 on: 12:42, 02 September 15 »
I'm eating chouquettes and croissants for waiting the link to download it...  ;D
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Re: RULEZ!CHARGE (download your DSK from Internet to your CPC)
« Reply #3 on: 15:32, 02 September 15 »
Really great news! I'm really restless to test it :)
 

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Re: RULEZ!CHARGE (download your DSK from Internet to your CPC)
« Reply #4 on: 15:36, 02 September 15 »
...so the CPC is able to download content from Internet?
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Re: RULEZ!CHARGE (download your DSK from Internet to your CPC)
« Reply #5 on: 15:50, 02 September 15 »
Yes. I have updated the first post to be more understandable.  8)
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Re: RULEZ!CHARGE (download your DSK from Internet to your CPC)
« Reply #6 on: 15:52, 02 September 15 »
Magic!!!  :-X
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Re: RULEZ!CHARGE (download your DSK from Internet to your CPC)
« Reply #7 on: 16:34, 02 September 15 »
What comfortable idea!

Just another question (has nothing to do with that topic): would the PC be able to act as a HTML Server (prepare the data for the CPC to save CPU power) and sent it in the same principle (as a "Gateway") to the CPC just to view the content?
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Re: RULEZ!CHARGE (download your DSK from Internet to your CPC)
« Reply #8 on: 16:51, 02 September 15 »
Sure it should be possible.
I have already spoke about that in the past for a web brower and a doom game.
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Re: RULEZ!CHARGE (download your DSK from Internet to your CPC)
« Reply #9 on: 18:07, 02 September 15 »
You got a like for posting that. But I don't see the advantage over having a Mini-Booster and using Write DSK with it. Sorry, I guess I miss the point. :-X
« Last Edit: 18:10, 02 September 15 by TFM »
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Re: RULEZ!CHARGE (download your DSK from Internet to your CPC)
« Reply #10 on: 18:21, 02 September 15 »
It seems to take more than 1 minute to write 2 tracks (9KB), which is less than 150bytes/second (including disc writing), is this already the final speed?
I never had a look at the Arkos Write DSK, was it the same speed?

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Re: RULEZ!CHARGE (download your DSK from Internet to your CPC)
« Reply #11 on: 18:42, 02 September 15 »
It seems to take more than 1 minute to write 2 tracks (9KB), which is less than 150bytes/second (including disc writing), is this already the final speed?
I never had a look at the Arkos Write DSK, was it the same speed?

No, that writes with usual speed.


EDIT: Looks like the "Reading" needs the most time.
« Last Edit: 18:45, 02 September 15 by TFM »
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Re: RULEZ!CHARGE (download your DSK from Internet to your CPC)
« Reply #12 on: 21:24, 02 September 15 »
Maybe read/write can be improved using an HD or an X-MASS

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Re: RULEZ!CHARGE (download your DSK from Internet to your CPC)
« Reply #13 on: 21:51, 02 September 15 »
Maybe read/write can be improved using an HD or an X-MASS


How should that work? A track usually (Data format) only has 4.5 KB. For writing to a physical disc the FDC is all that counts. For reading data the Mini-Booster transfer rate and the speed in which the PC sends data are the decision makers.


Even if you would buffer data on hard-disc, at the end it still needs to be written to disc. No gain.


Or maybe I don't get what's actually happening here.
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Re: RULEZ!CHARGE (download your DSK from Internet to your CPC)
« Reply #14 on: 23:51, 02 September 15 »
I don't see the advantage over having a Mini-Booster and using Write DSK with it. Sorry, I guess I miss the point. :-X
Hey! You no more have to use a PC for the firsts steps... (except if you already own all the CPC softwares on it)
Here, you use the CPC for searching, downloading and writing the files from Internet to a floppy.
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Re: RULEZ!CHARGE (download your DSK from Internet to your CPC)
« Reply #15 on: 01:02, 03 September 15 »
So my DB9 - DIN5 Amscharge cable is now totally useless ?
And I don't even have to use my Minitel ?



more seriously... some "mobile phone application could come handy.
more phones support bluetooth and get some internet thing.

Anyone for the WinPhone or Android killer app ?
perhaps iOS ?
« Last Edit: 01:04, 03 September 15 by MacDeath »

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Re: RULEZ!CHARGE (download your DSK from Internet to your CPC)
« Reply #16 on: 08:27, 03 September 15 »
It seems to take more than 1 minute to write 2 tracks (9KB), which is less than 150bytes/second (including disc writing)


That's gotta be wrong; even my DSK2CDT2DISC managed 15seconds or better per track, and it was loading them from tape!
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Re: RULEZ!CHARGE (download your DSK from Internet to your CPC)
« Reply #17 on: 13:25, 03 September 15 »
What comfortable idea!

Just another question (has nothing to do with that topic): would the PC be able to act as a HTML Server (prepare the data for the CPC to save CPU power) and sent it in the same principle (as a "Gateway") to the CPC just to view the content?

Use your PC... why try to display something on CPC he can not do it alone...

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Re: RULEZ!CHARGE (download your DSK from Internet to your CPC)
« Reply #18 on: 14:08, 03 September 15 »
Without Minitel, a CPC alone was not able to download softwares in 80's = no Amcharge.
Using a Server (PC or anything else) as gateway is what does all computers to access networks, play games, ...
The CPC had enough things to process to not waste its CPU time. Things Network applications not Demo!
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Re: RULEZ!CHARGE (download your DSK from Internet to your CPC)
« Reply #19 on: 19:18, 03 September 15 »
Well, as long as I can take the USB cable and don't have to use Bleu Dents  ;)
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Re: RULEZ!CHARGE (download your DSK from Internet to your CPC)
« Reply #20 on: 19:52, 03 September 15 »
You mean "dents bleues", n'est-ce pas ?
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Re: RULEZ!CHARGE (download your DSK from Internet to your CPC)
« Reply #21 on: 19:56, 03 September 15 »
Qui, c'est frai!  :)
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