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X-MEM, a new memory expansion for all CPC.
« on: 22:41, 26 April 14 »
Hello everyone,

Like you know, I have open pre-orders about a new memory expansion for ALL CPC, some weeks ago.
The X-MEM is an all-in-one ROM/RAM board measuring the half of a 3" floppy disc!
It's compatible with the MotherX4 multi-slots. (can be used with your existing ribbon cable)



The ROM part is a flash memory than can be programmed from the CPC for adding common resident programs.
The main advantage is to allow to customize the boot by replacing the Lower/Upper ROM 0 for a full softwares compatibility.

Exemple:
- 464 with switch to BASIC 1.1 and FW3.0
- 6128 with switch to BASIC 1.0 and FW 1.0
- 6128 with switch to BASIC 1.1 and FW3.x

The RAM part is compatible with Amstrad / DK'Tronics / Dobbertin expansions.
The main advantage is to allow to handle all the PAL modes (RMR) over the 512K of memory (C0-FF).

The memory should be used as a RAM Drive C and can be shared with CP/M. (here boot from FW3.13 and CP/M ROM)
12003-1 12001-2

The X-MEM push all CPC to the same level of compatibility.
 
The package includes:
- X-MEM board
- Get started! notice
- 3" tools floppy disc

You can preorder here: CentPourCent [dot net]

I will try to add informations to this post if you ask nice questions.  ;D
I would like to thanks SyX and gerald for their precious help and support.  8)
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Re: X-MEM, a new memory expansion for all CPC.
« Reply #1 on: 23:38, 26 April 14 »
Here a video showing Discology using the X-MEM as big buffer to copy a 3"1/2 80 track floppy in one pass only.  ;D

DISCOLOGY 512K - YouTube
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Re: X-MEM, a new memory expansion for all CPC.
« Reply #2 on: 04:17, 27 April 14 »
can't wait to get my hands on mine... the 1st may in "hand-clean" ?

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Re: X-MEM, a new memory expansion for all CPC.
« Reply #3 on: 09:36, 27 April 14 »
can't wait to get my hands on mine... the 1st may in "hand-clean" ?
May be...
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Re: X-MEM, a new memory expansion for all CPC.
« Reply #4 on: 09:43, 27 April 14 »
Without surprise, you can now use SymbOS as alternative operating system on your CPC.
Sadly, SymbOS don't support the standard CP/M Ram Disc on drive C.

12005-0
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Re: X-MEM, a new memory expansion for all CPC.
« Reply #5 on: 12:28, 27 April 14 »
Can't wait to get mine :)

Any chance for a Wiki article?

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Re: X-MEM, a new memory expansion for all CPC.
« Reply #6 on: 13:19, 27 April 14 »
Can't wait to get mine :)
Any chance for a Wiki article?
May be, if someone start it... Because I'm not "wiki friendly".
(we have already spoke about that in the past)
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Re: X-MEM, a new memory expansion for all CPC.
« Reply #7 on: 13:44, 27 April 14 »
Oh yes, and as I always say, if you can write it, I can do the editing :) You can send me a PM or email; that is, if you feel like it!

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Re: X-MEM, a new memory expansion for all CPC.
« Reply #8 on: 15:00, 27 April 14 »
Well my order is in, can't wait!
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Re: X-MEM, a new memory expansion for all CPC.
« Reply #9 on: 15:01, 27 April 14 »
Does it helps for existing games? Like Black land or defender of the crown?