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Re: X-MEM, a new memory expansion for all CPC.
« Reply #425 on: 18:55, 22 January 15 »
The site is blocked here, can somebody please upload?

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Re: X-MEM, a new memory expansion for all CPC.
« Reply #426 on: 20:45, 22 January 15 »
It look that download was removed to fix some things.
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Re: X-MEM, a new memory expansion for all CPC.
« Reply #427 on: 21:08, 22 January 15 »
Hi! Thanks for sending me the FLASHER.  :)  It looks really great! But yes, it doesn't show the list of ROM properly, so I hope we get an update soon! Great look though!  :)
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Re: X-MEM, a new memory expansion for all CPC.
« Reply #428 on: 21:45, 22 January 15 »
Look to be put online by mistake... It was for a private test.  :-\
(not a final version. Please, don't use it if you made the download)
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Re: X-MEM, a new memory expansion for all CPC.
« Reply #429 on: 22:00, 22 January 15 »
He can take a look at the ROManager 1.8 to see how to find ROM name addresses and so on. But I guess it's more fun for him to do everything by himself. At least I would do it that way. We can look forward to a really beautiful FLASHER tool, it seems to contain all needed functions.  :)
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Re: X-MEM, a new memory expansion for all CPC.
« Reply #430 on: 20:02, 23 January 15 »
This looks lovely indeed :)

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Re: X-MEM, a new memory expansion for all CPC.
« Reply #431 on: 21:08, 04 February 15 »
Look to be put online by mistake... It was for a private test.  :-\
(not a final version. Please, don't use it if you made the download)
Hi,
It seems to be released now :)


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Re: X-MEM, a new memory expansion for all CPC.
« Reply #432 on: 23:45, 04 February 15 »
Can you please upload it here. I can not access this site from USA. (suxx).
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Re: X-MEM, a new memory expansion for all CPC.
« Reply #433 on: 23:51, 04 February 15 »
Here it is

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Re: X-MEM, a new memory expansion for all CPC.
« Reply #434 on: 23:53, 04 February 15 »
Thanks!!!  :) :) :)


EDIT: Sadly it's still buggy in showing the ROM list (main menu).

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Re: X-MEM, a new memory expansion for all CPC.
« Reply #435 on: 00:09, 05 February 15 »
And it does not seem to work at all on a plus
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Re: X-MEM, a new memory expansion for all CPC.
« Reply #436 on: 14:48, 05 February 15 »
Finally been able to order my mother x4 and x-mem boards today. Hopefully it won't be too long before TotO can build them and send them out to me  :)

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Re: X-MEM, a new memory expansion for all CPC.
« Reply #437 on: 12:56, 11 March 15 »
Received my Mother X4 and X-Mem in the post this morning. I am impressed with the quality of your work Tot0. Thank you for your time and trouble in producing them for the benefit of us all  :)


I have a quick question though. Do I have to actually install any X-Mem software first, or do you ship it 'ready to run' as such? I only ask, as I have quickly tried it out once and all appeared ok. However when I tried it again, my 6128 just hung. I have a switchable Amsdos/Parados ROM that Bryce made for me, installed in the 6128's mainboard, as a replacement for Amsdos. It doesn't matter what DOS it is set to, I still get the same problem of the CPC hanging. Also I couldn't get into Parados using the |drive command when the X-Mem worked briefly the first time. The 6128 just came back saying "bad command"


Any ideas of what the problem might be?

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Re: X-MEM, a new memory expansion for all CPC.
« Reply #438 on: 13:46, 11 March 15 »
Thank you for your kind message.

If all worked the first time, strange that no more work. Please, try the X-MEM alone to see if all goes fine.
By default, all the switch are set to the right. The board is programmed with FW3.15 + EXP ROM, with QWERTY keyboard and 448K RAM Drive.

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Re: X-MEM, a new memory expansion for all CPC.
« Reply #439 on: 14:02, 11 March 15 »
Ok Tot0 I will try the X-MEM alone. I forgot to add that I have a 3.5 inch drive as a second drive, powered from the 5v power supply from  my CTM-644 monitor. Do you think that that could be affecting it at all? Also, I couldn't call up Parados the first time either, using the |drive command.
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Re: X-MEM, a new memory expansion for all CPC.
« Reply #440 on: 14:34, 11 March 15 »
Yes, it should be the problem. The +5V line is not intended to be used with a floppy drive.
You may try to add a +5V PSU to the MotherX4 for testing. (or unplug the floppy drive power to see if the CPC boot again)

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Re: X-MEM, a new memory expansion for all CPC.
« Reply #441 on: 15:29, 11 March 15 »
Ok will try that as well, as I have a separate spare 5v supply of the correct rating that I can use. Although the monitor does seem quite happy with supplying the 3.5 inch disc drive and CPC on it's own, without the mother x4 board and x-mem plugged in as well ???


Thanks for your help and advice so far Tot0

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Re: X-MEM, a new memory expansion for all CPC.
« Reply #442 on: 16:12, 11 March 15 »
Also I couldn't get into Parados using the |drive command when the X-Mem worked briefly the first time. The 6128 just came back saying "bad command"


Any ideas of what the problem might be?
For the bad command, its because the provided lower/basic ROM does not pass |drive on to parados. If you search the thread you will find a fixed version attached here somewhere. If you cannot find it I'll dump it from my xmem tonight, but I a playing house removal guy today.
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Re: X-MEM, a new memory expansion for all CPC.
« Reply #443 on: 17:28, 11 March 15 »
Ahh I see. Thanks Craig. I will have a look through the thread to see if I can find it.


Next stupid question: Can I erase just one ROM image at a time from the X-MEM, or do I have to eraser the whole lot in one go? What program do I use and how do I do it? Sorry for asking, but I can seem to find how to do it in either of the get started notices.

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Re: X-MEM, a new memory expansion for all CPC.
« Reply #444 on: 17:40, 11 March 15 »
Ahh I see. Thanks Craig. I will have a look through the thread to see if I can find it.


Next stupid question: Can I erase just one ROM image at a time from the X-MEM, or do I have to eraser the whole lot in one go? What program do I use and how do I do it? Sorry for asking, but I can seem to find how to do it in either of the get started notices.
the flasher on the disc will let you do it.
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Re: X-MEM, a new memory expansion for all CPC.
« Reply #445 on: 17:49, 11 March 15 »
I have found the bug fix dump on this thread  :)


I did see the flasher tool on the disc Craig. However I am still not sure how I erase one/all of the ROM'S? What command do I use and what exactly do I type??


Sorry for being so thick, but this is all new to me.

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Re: X-MEM, a new memory expansion for all CPC.
« Reply #446 on: 17:58, 11 March 15 »
I did see the flasher tool on the disc Craig. However I am still not sure how I erase one/all of the ROM'S? What command do I use and what exactly do I type??

Hi there!  :)

Maybe I can help you a little bit with the X-MEM.... I created a ROManager for it, which contains a lot of functionality. And of course things like erasing single ROMs. The DSK can be found here:

http://futureos.cpc-live.com/files/ROManager_1.87.zip

The DSK has a .TXT file which gives you additional information to the online help of the application.


Well, I have to admit that (at the moment) it only runs under FutureOS, which can be found here:

http://futureos.cpc-live.com/files/FutureOS_System_.8_Preview!!!.zip




Also check the CPCWiki for "ROManager" if you like.

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Re: X-MEM, a new memory expansion for all CPC.
« Reply #447 on: 18:10, 11 March 15 »
Thanks for the tip and pointer TFM. I will have a look at it and FutureOS later, once I have had a chance to become familiar with and used to the X-MEM.


In the meantime, does anybody know how I use the flasher tool that comes with the X-MEM disc, to erase a single ROM image? I.E what command do I use?

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Re: X-MEM, a new memory expansion for all CPC.
« Reply #448 on: 18:22, 11 March 15 »
Yes, it should be the problem. The +5V line is not intended to be used with a floppy drive.
You may try to add a +5V PSU to the MotherX4 for testing. (or unplug the floppy drive power to see if the CPC boot again)


Right. I've powered the external 3.5 inch floppy drive on it's own with my 5v psu, plugged the X-MEM in on it's own and it all seems to be working fine. The only thing that I haven't tried is powering the external floppy drive on it's own, with the X-MEM plugged into the Mother X4 board. This is because I am worried that I will bend a pin again on one end of the X-MEM connector, as it seems very hard to line them up with the pins on the Mother X4 connector.


Thanks again anyway Tot0.

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Re: X-MEM, a new memory expansion for all CPC.
« Reply #449 on: 20:22, 11 March 15 »
I have found the bug fix dump on this thread  :)


I did see the flasher tool on the disc Craig. However I am still not sure how I erase one/all of the ROM'S? What command do I use and what exactly do I type??


Sorry for being so thick, but this is all new to me.
OK, so you run flasher, and it loads to a screen that lists all the room slots. To delete a specific slot (eg 10) simply type

del 10.

Slot 10 will then be deleted.

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