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Re: X-MEM, a new memory expansion for all CPC.
« Reply #325 on: 00:53, 07 August 14 »
package arrived but there was no documentation with my x-mem , mother x-something, booster and bluetooth :-( I don't even know how to plug it in :-) not a sheet of paper with someting on it :-(

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Re: X-MEM, a new memory expansion for all CPC.
« Reply #326 on: 05:04, 07 August 14 »
I believe utopia and/or protext do the same.

Protext does not, but Maxam does. And others too  ;)
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Re: X-MEM, a new memory expansion for all CPC.
« Reply #327 on: 05:05, 07 August 14 »
package arrived but there was no documentation with my x-mem , mother x-something, booster and bluetooth :-( I don't even know how to plug it in :-) not a sheet of paper with someting on it :-(


See hp or take this...  :)
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Re: X-MEM, a new memory expansion for all CPC.
« Reply #328 on: 12:59, 07 August 14 »
package arrived but there was no documentation with my x-mem , mother x-something, booster and bluetooth :-( I don't even know how to plug it in :-) not a sheet of paper with someting on it :-(
Hello,

The website asked witch package peoples want.
For peoples that not give me the information, I have sent an email to know that. (download, or 3"1/2 + paper or 3" + paper)
I send the 3" package by default if peoples not answer to my email.

I suggest that if you received nothing, it's because I have the information "download".
Now, you have my address to contact me, I answer fast and help w/o problem.

If you want them, let me know I will send you that next week.
Thank you,

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Re: X-MEM, a new memory expansion for all CPC.
« Reply #329 on: 14:47, 07 August 14 »
For peoples that not give me the information, I have sent an email to know that. (download, or 3"1/2 + paper or 3" + paper)
I send the 3" package by default if peoples not answer to my email.
Oops I guess that was me then. Still the system works as I got the mail and requested accordingly.
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Re: X-MEM, a new memory expansion for all CPC.
« Reply #330 on: 19:39, 07 August 14 »
Can I ask a few questions as a currently non hardware owner, but somebody that would at some point like to make a very large game using a 512k Rom X-Mem board


Am I correct in thinking this fits directly like a game cartridge might on another system directly onto the 464/6128 connector (I assume the + would require an additional connector)... meaning we had a base cartridge that costs just 20 euros. Any hope of a case?


If after that somebody has a PlayCity card we could take advantage of it but that would need the Mother 4 also.


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Re: X-MEM, a new memory expansion for all CPC.
« Reply #331 on: 20:53, 07 August 14 »
Received mine the day before  yesterday... Looks fine but will test after Saturday and during my vacations.
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Re: X-MEM, a new memory expansion for all CPC.
« Reply #332 on: 21:12, 07 August 14 »
Can I ask a few questions as a currently non hardware owner, but somebody that would at some point like to make a very large game using a 512k Rom X-Mem board


Am I correct in thinking this fits directly like a game cartridge might on another system directly onto the 464/6128 connector (I assume the + would require an additional connector)... meaning we had a base cartridge that costs just 20 euros. Any hope of a case?


If after that somebody has a PlayCity card we could take advantage of it but that would need the Mother 4 also.


Cheers
the xmem has a 2x25 pin connector, and as such use on any CPC needs an adaptor. Either edge or centronics connector to 2x25 way. As mine has not yet arrived I can not comment on if the 2x25 connectors as male or female.
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Re: X-MEM, a new memory expansion for all CPC.
« Reply #333 on: 21:50, 09 August 14 »
Today I connected my 6128 with XMEM. I am sorry to say that I cannot boot my cpc....
Tried everything I could (cleaning, switch, swapping cable). Doesnt boot >:(
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Re: X-MEM, a new memory expansion for all CPC.
« Reply #334 on: 22:26, 09 August 14 »
Hello everybody,

You have to know that all boards was tested before sending them. :)
If you encounter any issues, please contact me or use the support forum from CentPourCent [dot net].

Thank you,

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Re: X-MEM, a new memory expansion for all CPC.
« Reply #335 on: 19:47, 12 August 14 »

If the  CPC hardware is designed to take up to 256 external ROM ( theoretically ), then we can use 8 X-MEM boards ?
That would also bring us to 4mb of RAM, right ?
I would love to see such a "train" setup: two 4XMother and 8 X-MEM :)

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Re: X-MEM, a new memory expansion for all CPC.
« Reply #336 on: 20:22, 12 August 14 »
If the  CPC hardware is designed to take up to 256 external ROM ( theoretically ), then we can use 8 X-MEM boards ?
That would also bring us to 4mb of RAM, right ?
I would love to see such a "train" setup: two 4XMother and 8 X-MEM :)



That's not how it works. If you take the same kind of expansion twice it will cover the same RAM or ROM region twice. There is no gain.
But wait for next year... or X-MAS. Some small wishes may come true.  :)


@FGBrain: Glad that your problems are solved and everything is fine now.  :)
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Re: X-MEM, a new memory expansion for all CPC.
« Reply #337 on: 21:26, 12 August 14 »
BTW: The ROManager for the FlashGordon can also be used for the X-MEM with SST Flash Chip. But not for Winbond, such a version will be made soon.  :)
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ROManager 1.8 for X-MEM, MF and FG
« Reply #338 on: 22:57, 20 August 14 »
Hi!


I would need help to test ROManager 1.8 (FutureOS) for X-MEM (SST chip), FlashGordon and MegaFlash.


Any volunteers?

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Re: ROManager 1.8 for X-MEM, MF and FG
« Reply #339 on: 00:49, 21 August 14 »
Hi!


I would need help to test ROManager 1.8 (FutureOS) for X-MEM (SST chip), FlashGordon and MegaFlash.


Any volunteers?


If the Amsdos release is on the same version as well I'll test it here, my X-Mem is SST equipped.


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Re: X-MEM, a new memory expansion for all CPC.
« Reply #340 on: 04:40, 21 August 14 »
At the moment only the FutureOS version is ready to go. As soon as I know that it works I will also update the version for Amsdos.

If you want to check with X-MEM (SST) please have a try... Start the "-R" file, Docs are in "-ROM.TXT"

Your help is appreciated  :)

EDIT: Update added, there was the most important thing missing in non-German language interface. Sorry dear single downloader, please download again.  :)
« Last Edit: 21:13, 21 August 14 by TFM »
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Re: X-MEM, a new memory expansion for all CPC.
« Reply #341 on: 10:46, 21 August 14 »
I can't test, I have sent all the X-MEM for peoples... (mine too)  :-\

YES... 100 X-MEM boards was already build since it is available. 1 CPC user got it each day!!!  :o
Without counting all emulator users, that mean many peoples hope to get new softwares for the CPC, using those capabilities.

Nobody can ignore us, now!!!  8)
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Re: X-MEM, a new memory expansion for all CPC.
« Reply #342 on: 13:20, 21 August 14 »
Only two words : thank you!
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Re: X-MEM, a new memory expansion for all CPC.
« Reply #343 on: 17:56, 21 August 14 »
Only few words...


Thank you so much!
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Re: X-MEM, a new memory expansion for all CPC.
« Reply #344 on: 18:05, 21 August 14 »
Great work, thanks !!!  ;)

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Re: X-MEM, a new memory expansion for all CPC.
« Reply #345 on: 22:32, 22 August 14 »
At the moment only the FutureOS version is ready to go. As soon as I know that it works I will also update the version for Amsdos.
If you want to check with X-MEM (SST) please have a try... Start the "-R" file, Docs are in "-ROM.TXT"
Your help is appreciated  :)
EDIT: Update added, there was the most important thing missing in non-German language interface. Sorry dear single downloader, please download again.  :)


Anyone up for testing help? (Need testers for MegaFlash, FlashGordon and X-MEM with SST Flash).



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Re: X-MEM, a new memory expansion for all CPC.
« Reply #346 on: 00:59, 24 August 14 »
So a "MegaRAM games" can actually hope to sell 50-75 original and paid copies easily, provided all those 128k+444k users... :D

also provided it is good... ::)

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Re: X-MEM, a new memory expansion for all CPC.
« Reply #347 on: 16:08, 29 August 14 »
TotO - I was just wondering if I could order an X-Mem board with an edge connector ribbon cable at all? I only ask, as I cannot see an option to do that on the website?

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Re: X-MEM, a new memory expansion for all CPC.
« Reply #348 on: 02:03, 30 August 14 »
Hello CPC_Fan,

Originally, the fact is that I don't want to spend my time building cables with rare connectors for many peoples that will not deserve my projects... And going to miss connectors for peoples ordering for MotherX4. (that allow to plug 4 boards with only one cable)
Understand that is why I have made this choice. :)

Now... I'm going to see if I can do that for peoples ordering only 1 board. (next, MotherX4 will be provided w/o if needed)
I will let you know.
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Release ROManager 1.8

The new PnP compatible ROManager 1.8 features:
- an overworked GUI based on the new CBM interface
- Enhanced error checking
- Functions to display really all RSX of a ROM and their start address
- Hotkeys
- SDP constantly activated
- Plug & Play support for the new X-MEM (Winbond or SST), MegaFlash and FlashGordon
- and a nice Icon ;-)

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http://futureos.cpc-live.com/files/ROManager_1.8.zip



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