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Re: X-MASS, a mass-storage expansion for all CPC.
« Reply #25 on: 10:07, 15 December 14 »
I have edited the previous post. It should be possible after tests will be done.
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Re: X-MASS, a mass-storage expansion for all CPC.
« Reply #26 on: 10:24, 15 December 14 »
Sure, because copying just a few hundreds is not piracy :p


As long as they are single files, it's not piracy  :laugh:

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Re: X-MASS, a mass-storage expansion for all CPC.
« Reply #27 on: 12:29, 15 December 14 »
Great! That will complete the collection.


I am wondering what project we can do with this. Maybe something like this for a start? [Touhou] Bad Apple!! - Sega Megadrive / Genesis version - YouTube

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Re: X-MASS, a mass-storage expansion for all CPC.
« Reply #28 on: 12:42, 15 December 14 »
May be... I know this Steph's video. A nice guy! :)
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Re: X-MASS, a mass-storage expansion for all CPC.
« Reply #29 on: 12:46, 15 December 14 »
I think that those kind of productions on the cpc are @Devilmarkus speciality. Just let him get an X-MASS and wait  :laugh:

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Re: X-MASS, a mass-storage expansion for all CPC.
« Reply #30 on: 14:48, 15 December 14 »
Those useless streaming annimations took less space on youtube...  :-\
Back to the topic!  8)
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Re: X-MASS, a mass-storage expansion for all CPC.
« Reply #31 on: 23:03, 15 December 14 »
Please keep cool with me for the delay ; I will do the best during the holidays. :D (if some goblins should help me)

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Re: X-MASS, a mass-storage expansion for all CPC.
« Reply #32 on: 00:31, 16 December 14 »
Not CPC-Power, but CPCGamesCD.... ;)


Will fit easily. Just put more than one game on a DSK. That already saves 70% space.  :)
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Re: X-MASS, a mass-storage expansion for all CPC.
« Reply #33 on: 20:53, 16 December 14 »
TotO - Do you try and take payment for any orders placed straight away, or do you wait until you have made the order up and then take payment for it?

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Re: X-MASS, a mass-storage expansion for all CPC.
« Reply #34 on: 21:10, 16 December 14 »
To make things simple for everyone, the preorder is made on the centpourcent.net website only.
You have to pay to open a preorder and allow to buy the needed parts to build your boards.
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Re: X-MASS, a mass-storage expansion for all CPC.
« Reply #35 on: 21:12, 16 December 14 »
For CPC Tape users, the X-MASS speed is around 1 300 000 bauds.
For CPC Floppy users, the X-MASS speed is around 160KBs.


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Re: X-MASS, a mass-storage expansion for all CPC.
« Reply #36 on: 21:18, 16 December 14 »
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Re: X-MASS, a mass-storage expansion for all CPC.
« Reply #37 on: 21:21, 16 December 14 »
To make things simple for everyone, the preorder is made on the centpourcent.net website only.
You have to pay to open a preorder and allow to buy the needed parts to build your boards.


Thanks for the quick reply TotO. I only asked, as I didn't want to try and order some boards if you took payment straight away and I didn't have the money in my account.

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Re: X-MASS, a mass-storage expansion for all CPC.
« Reply #38 on: 12:40, 17 December 14 »
So, will it be accessed like AMSDOS loading files?
Or can it be seen like a huge memory, asking for bytes on the fly?


I am still wondering about what one can do with it.
Store many files for future loading? Generate massive amount of precalced data? Something else?

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Re: X-MASS, a mass-storage expansion for all CPC.
« Reply #39 on: 14:19, 17 December 14 »
It's a hard drive like on any computer.
You can read and write files like you already do with AMSDOS for floppies.
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Re: X-MASS, a mass-storage expansion for all CPC.
« Reply #40 on: 16:32, 17 December 14 »
Ok. As the x-mass is compatible with the symbiface ide devices does this mean that the amsdos Rom will also work on a symbiface drives?

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Re: X-MASS, a mass-storage expansion for all CPC.
« Reply #41 on: 16:39, 17 December 14 »
I think I didn't get it first. With just a 464 it won't be usefull. Copy files from the .DSK require more hardware that I don't have.

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Re: X-MASS, a mass-storage expansion for all CPC.
« Reply #42 on: 16:42, 17 December 14 »

Ok. As the x-mass is compatible with the symbiface ide devices does this mean that the amsdos Rom will also work on a symbiface drives?
It should, but I can't confirm that actually.
Can't use WinAPE for test too, as no harddrive image work properly.
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Re: X-MASS, a mass-storage expansion for all CPC.
« Reply #43 on: 17:11, 17 December 14 »
If you have a Rom image I can test it for you in my symbiface.

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Re: X-MASS, a mass-storage expansion for all CPC.
« Reply #44 on: 05:11, 21 December 14 »
Can I use 40 Pin D.O.M's with the X-Mass as i have some.


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Re: X-MASS, a mass-storage expansion for all CPC.
« Reply #45 on: 13:42, 21 December 14 »
Can I use 40 Pin D.O.M's with the X-Mass as i have some.


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With an adaptor and an external power supply I don't see why not. But initially at least I am gonna stick with the one that TotO has tested and provides.

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Re: X-MASS, a mass-storage expansion for all CPC.
« Reply #46 on: 14:19, 21 December 14 »
Same here for the biginning.  ;)
128mb should be enough for the usual programs.

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Re: X-MASS, a mass-storage expansion for all CPC.
« Reply #47 on: 15:37, 21 December 14 »
128MB is 134 217 768 bytes. (one billion bits)
The CPC is orriginaly a 8bit computer with 64K RAM a 4MHz CPU and some hundred bytes storages.

100MB was the hard drive capacity used 10 years later on 16/32bit PC 486DX2@66MHz with 4MB RAM.
With DOS/Windows, many programs and games...

So, it should be time to start to make programs now if you want to upgrade it! ;)

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Re: X-MASS, a mass-storage expansion for all CPC.
« Reply #48 on: 15:47, 21 December 14 »
any news about the release date of ACMEDOS ROM ?

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Re: X-MASS, a mass-storage expansion for all CPC.
« Reply #49 on: 15:52, 21 December 14 »
When it will be finished.  8)
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