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Amstrad CPC hardware / Re: DDI-4
« Last post by GUNHED on Today at 18:43 »
Yes, it's for a 464, I want it as single drive. But of course you can set it as A, B or even install one of each.


Ah sure! Forgot! The corona virus seems to have arrived.


However thanks a lot for the information. Wouldn't have expected that DS0 and DS1 are shorted in FD-1.
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Amstrad CPC hardware / Re: DDI-4
« Last post by abalore on Today at 18:21 »
Yes, it's for a 464, I want it as single drive. But of course you can set it as A, B or even install one of each.
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Amstrad CPC hardware / Re: DDI-4
« Last post by GUNHED on Today at 18:12 »
Shouldn't it be DS0? Or you want to have it as A drive?
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Amstrad CPC hardware / Re: DDI-4
« Last post by abalore on Today at 17:39 »
For those still interested in this issue:


I experienced the "missing disc" error in my DDI-4 with FD-1 using a 1-to-1 cable. I finally solved it, this is how:


The FD-1 has the DS0 and DS1 lines wired together, so they respond as either unit A or B depending on the cable wiring (the original DDI-1 cable has certain lines cut in each conector). The DDI-4 switches the DS0 and DS1 lines between 5V and GND (always taking opposite values) depending on the position of the ABBA switch.


So the FD-1 connected straight to the DDI-4 causes, as bad as it sounds, a short circuit, and raises the mentioned error. What I did is to remove the DS1 line from the FD-1 side connector, this solved the issue.
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Excellent news. I'm preordering now!
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General Discussion - Introductions / Re: Disczines
« Last post by Zoe Robinson on Today at 17:10 »
Okay, work on the 'zine slowed down a little because I've been so very, very ill ('flu jabs don't make you immune to all 'flu, which is really annoying). Here's the layout of the title screen so far. This menu may end up becoming two pages at this rate; just to fit the name of the games in!


There is now an off-topic page; which is in the 'regulars' section after the comic. Feel free to send in anything you fancy seeing in the 'zine, of course. For the most part, I'm hopeful of still hitting the target of releasing by the end of this week.
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I don't know about JavaCPC/Caprice32, but with XTI you can only "merge" images that are in EDSK format allready.


So before merging them, you have to convert them from DSK to EDSK, like XTI -EDSK TEST.DSK

Hope I remember this correct, last time I used this is LONG time ago  :D
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Emulators / Amstrad CPC multiple disk Merge (JavaCPC, PCXTI)
« Last post by kudrun on Today at 12:20 »

Hi there. 40 year old gamer here. I've been setting up Amstrad CPC Emulation on my PC using Capice32, but am having trouble combining / merging multiple .dsk files for the same game. Like A320 (Europe) (Disk 1 of 2).dsk and A320 (Europe) (Disk 2 of 2).dsk

I found a really old thread on here from many years ago, but am having issues following it (http://www.cpcwiki.eu/forum/applications/merge-two-dsk-files-into-double-sided-one/)

I've heard that Caprice32 has support for .m3u playlists, but I don't wont to go down this route just yet.

1) I've used JavaCPC, which will allow me to merge certain Amstrad .dsk files, but once combined, they will not open in Caprice32. Instead of it entering the "RUN"GAME NAME" to launch it, as it does with the single files, Caprice32 just auto enters "CAT". Is there a way to combine the files and have them launch as the individual files do?

2 ) I've found the Amstrad CPC Disk Image Utility "pcxti14" by Pierre Guerrier ( http://www.genesis8bit.fr/frontend/emu-uti.php ), but can't get things working. I can successfully run the Utility, through DOSBox, it shows what I need to type "XTI.exe -merge game-1.dsk game-2.dsk", but it will not merge the files. Am I doing this right?

Any help would be gratefully received.

Many thanks,

Ben
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Thanks @GUNHED but it's a collegiate work with @siko, @tronic , @Ast and @roudoudou
Of course I didn't say but to enable amstrad plus palette, add -p (for amstrad plus) to your command line.
Yours gfx may be exported in sna, dsk or just binary files.


A lot of course still remains such as :
- deltapacking (with an assembly code to give an idea).
- fix some bugs




Something else, I can't post dsk file, how can I send to the forum some examples dsk ?
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General Discussion - Introductions / Re: New user from France
« Last post by VincentGR on Today at 10:32 »
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