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Re: X-MASS, a mass-storage expansion for all CPC.
« Reply #10 on: 22:12, 14 December 14 »
Except overclocking the CPC... No.  :P
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Re: X-MASS, a mass-storage expansion for all CPC.
« Reply #11 on: 22:27, 14 December 14 »
How fast might actually be one of those flash modules?

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Re: X-MASS, a mass-storage expansion for all CPC.
« Reply #12 on: 22:43, 14 December 14 »
100 times faster.  :laugh:  (10MB/s to 20MB/s)
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Re: X-MASS, a mass-storage expansion for all CPC.
« Reply #13 on: 22:47, 14 December 14 »
Enough for industrial use, of course  ;D

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Re: X-MASS, a mass-storage expansion for all CPC.
« Reply #14 on: 23:55, 14 December 14 »
Apologies if the following questions are beyond dumb, but as I have just acquired a CPC6128 again after 20 odd years I'm out of touch with all this new hardware  ??? .
Is the MX4 board + all 4 available boards an all-in-one solution for the CPC?
What I mean is: you mention the need for a ROM, can one of these boards hold that ROM image so I don't need another ROM board (I'm thinking the X-MEM does this?)
Can this new X-MASS hold DSK images so I can have my favorite CPC games stored, loaded and played through it? (I can only find reference to development so had to ask.)

Would the process be: use MINIBOOSTER to transfer cyberchicken DSK file from PC to X-MASS. The game loads and PLAYCITY plays cyberchickens 6 channel sound. All of this is controlled by the ROM image on the X-MEM.

Do I have this stuff right? Again apologies if this has already been covered.
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Re: X-MASS, a mass-storage expansion for all CPC.
« Reply #15 on: 00:21, 15 December 14 »

Morri, I think that for a guy who slept during 20 years, you are almost right in your awaked post! :D
Except that X-MASS not allow[nb]actually[/nb] to mount image, but you should run games avaliable is files version.
All the other things are OK.  8)
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Re: X-MASS, a mass-storage expansion for all CPC.
« Reply #16 on: 01:05, 15 December 14 »
Morri, I think that for a guy who slept during 20 years, you are almost right in your awaked post! :D
Thank you @TotO for the quick reply. I have have definitely awakened to a new age of the CPC that you have helped create!  :-*

Except that X-MASS not allow[nb]actually[/nb] to mount image, but you should run games avaliable is files version.
All the other things are OK.  8)
I'm glad I was on the right track[nb]Almost[/nb]. These "files versions" you mentioned. Is this similar to the format of the HxC or similar? Is there software to convert or a webpage for downloads?
I am sorry for these questions, but I promise once I have my head around it all, I will start saving [nb]And once I have permission from my wife[/nb] to buy the full set of your amazing work.
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Re: X-MASS, a mass-storage expansion for all CPC.
« Reply #17 on: 01:14, 15 December 14 »
I can't said more, as it is actually not defined.  ;D
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Re: X-MASS, a mass-storage expansion for all CPC.
« Reply #18 on: 09:21, 15 December 14 »
I need to do more tests before answering to you. For information, it's a 44-pins connector.


Depending on how many games can be run from files, it's be nice to have a bigger alternative...

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Re: X-MASS, a mass-storage expansion for all CPC.
« Reply #19 on: 09:29, 15 December 14 »
May be today we love to waste space with useless things, but the goal is not to put cpc-power into each CPC...  ;D
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