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That´s a great story!


And don't worry. Sooner as you imagine, you'll be posting quite often here to share more nice stories, ask questions about your machines and hanging out with the nice people from the forum.


Bienvenue!
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Technical Support / Re: Memory problem? with a 6128
« Last post by gerald on Today at 21:34 »
Can you double check the connection to the RAM ?
All pin should be connected to the RAM device below, except DIN and DOUT.
DIN (pin 2) and DOUT (pin 14) should be connected to the RAM device on the left (IC119, 2nd bank)

oups, just see that you connected DOUT to the chip below, which is wrong.
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Hello !


I'm KailoKyra, from France :) .
I've been lurking for quite a while, mostly by stumbling accross the forum while searching for various things.


I bought two CPCs (a 464 and a 6128) and a consequent box of stuff (games, manuals, floppies...) around 2005 in flea market for peanuts.
I was in sixth grade at the time, and instantly enjoyed that computer, especially the 464. Being used to "modern" hardware (My first machines being a Mac Color Classic and a 486 later, followed by a PII), it had something mystic. Loading and saving stuff from tapes, typing programs and seeing the thing come alive :) .


I fiddled a lot with it, typed listings found on the internet, made some small BASIC programs, and took a liking to programming thanks to it.
I went on to other adventures on more modern hardware after (Darkbasic, C...), but still kept testing stuff downloaded on the internet, followed tutorials on phenixinformatique and so on.....
I managed to get hold of other computers from that era, before and after, but the CPC have a special place in my heart. :D


I especially appreciate all of the conservation and classification efforts that are made by the community for this computer. As well as all the new softs, and hardware... It's great. :)


I went to the Revision 2018 to discover how was a demoparty, where I was kindly introduced to some people here, and also went to the Reset #30 (Where I also enjoyed meeting new people again in a more relaxed environnement !  ;D )


I will probably not post a lot, but will definitely read !
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Technical Support / Re: Memory problem? with a 6128
« Last post by angelcaio on Today at 20:53 »
Hi. Today I have finally armed myself with courage and the help of a friend with more pulse and skill than me.
We have de solder the chip IC127 (with some difficulty) and we have mounted a socket in its place.


Then we have measured the continuity and we have found some pins that did not add value and we have made some bridges, we have measured again with the multimeter and in all there was voltage already.

We have inserted the memory chip but now only a green screen appears with the dark border.

Can it be the chip ?. They are the same timing as the rest and I have tried the two that I bought with the same result.
Any ideas?
Thanks in advance.


Enviado desde mi iPad utilizando Tapatalk
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Here is a small update to.....

" Into The Eagle's Nest ".

I've made a couple of changes to @Urusergi tape version of the game.

I've changed the look of the Trainer, made it stop on the title screen.

You can now use Joypad 1 Button 2 to pause / unpause.

Quit game with console pause button.

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Applications / Re: iMPdos - Public Edition
« Last post by Ast on Today at 19:28 »
New iMPdos update (version 170718a World Cup)
with Following stuffs :
- Real Ko displayed with CAT command
Added 2 news commands (waiting since 1985 ?)
- |rfile,"newfile","oldfile" allows you to rename a file on your xMass
- |dfile,"newdir","olddir" allows you to rename a dir on your xMass

Have a good day !
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Technical Support / Re: 6128 screen has lost vertical sync?
« Last post by nockieboy on Today at 18:46 »
Validation process stared a while ago ;)
But I found an issue on the re-implementation running some demo, and still did not find the time to find the issue  :-[


Ah hot damn... looks like I'll have to source an original, and the few expired (but cached by Google) sales pages I've found online seem to show a steep rise in prices of the chips.  Think I might as well look for a replacement 6128 entirely...  :-[


In the meantime, I'll try to find the time to pin down exactly where the problem is, but it's looking likely to be the 40010.
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Technical Support / Re: 6128 screen has lost vertical sync?
« Last post by gerald on Today at 18:24 »
Oh yeah, forgot that one, but it doesn't look like anyone has ever confirmed its function.

Bryce.
Validation process stared a while ago ;)
But I found an issue on the re-implementation running some demo, and still did not find the time to find the issue  :-[
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You can install a variable resistor in there and adjust the motor with it  :laugh:
There's already one in there, it's just not doing what it should. However, the drive has a bit of a history. The lid is missing off the top and someone tried to fix, well I'm not sure what they tried, but they managed to break a corner off the PCB and rip some tracks off too, so the motors current random results isn't suprising.

@kris: With your drive you may have dry joints to the index sensor. Usually directly at the socket on the main floppy PCB. This will cause the exact symptoms you are describing.

Bryce.

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ROM 7 swapped and upper RAM has also passed all tests, so I can declare this board as finished, now I just need to take a look at the crazy 3in drive you sent me. It spins at 565rpm no matter what adjustments you make :D

Bryce.

I would be interested in your findings about this drive if you are successfull to fix it ;)
I still have a CPC6128 with a strange drive behaviour (measure with RPM software give results from 300 to 600 RPM on a cycling manner).
Thank you
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