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Applications / Re: Toolkit
« Last post by GeoffB17 on Today at 01:52 »
BUT?   Moonstones's 'Multi-File Utility' is available via CPCRulez, this system is JUST for copying files etc between PCW/CPC and PC format, and involves creating a special disk with a format that can be accessed by both systems.   This may NOT be the toolkit that this thread was initially about?   MFU as describes on CPCRulez does include some utilities for checking/fixing some data on the disk, esp the boot sector (?), but does NOT seem to go as far as the 'toolkit'?

Could you confirm any of the file names on the disk you have?

Geoff
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Applications / Re: Toolkit
« Last post by GeoffB17 on Today at 01:42 »
Hello Peter,

I'd be interested in seeing this system, if you'd be willing to do me a copy.   I'd send you a 3" disk.

I'd assume that 340k is for two sides, and I'd suspect that the complete package comprises two versions, one for the PCW and the other for the 6128 etc CP/M.   Various other packages I got long ago came the same way.   I'd want ONLY the PCW version, but no problem to get both in case it's no longer clear which bits go with which version?

Once I'd got it, I could post appropriate image files for others?

Geoff
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News & Events / Re: Pentomino - Collector's Edition at PolyPlay
« Last post by reidrac on Today at 01:26 »
Actually just got mine from Polyplay, thought ordered some time ago..  ;D

By the way, I wonder where these 3" discs come from. Is there any factory anywhere actually making new ones?

As far as I know, Poly Play got a big batch of old-new stock. Or at least that's what I know from when Golden Tail and Magica were published.

There's no new production of 3" disks unfortunately.
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Off topic / Re: Bought another 464
« Last post by tjohnson on Today at 01:18 »
Hi
In the end i never got it. The tracking number he gave kept showing as not picked up and after a few days of this i emailed him and he admitted he could not find it anymore and that he had another he would send with a £5 discount. I declined the offer so now i am back to the status quo.
Here is his original email - i just don't get it.

Hmmm, so a working Amstrad disappeared but then he found a broken one in it's place instead which generously he will sell for £5 less.  Probably a deal if you paid £5 in the first place, otherwise less so.

I'm having fund with an old computer I listed on ebay collection only, cash on collection that the buyer has paid with paypal.  Looks like I could get my first bit of negative feedback after 15 years on this one, as I can't accept paypal and collection.  Anyone got any advice on this?
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Off topic / Re: Bought another 464
« Last post by CPC_Fan on Today at 01:06 »
I currently just have a classic CPC 6128. Would love to have a 664 and a 6128+ as well. Unfortunately I don't have the space or the money at the moment to buy them  :(
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Hi everyone and welcome to the January 2018 edition of the "Which Is Best?" and the first of the 3rd series (started back in Dec' 2015).
Last month I placed the arcade classic Gauntlet II against Ranarama asking you which in your minds was the better game Gauntlet type game and after counting all the votes I can now reveal Ranarama is the winner with 21 votes with Gauntlet II receiving 17 votes.
I have to admit as a Ranarama fan I had a strong feeling that Gauntlet II was going to win as it is more well known amoungst gamers so to me this was quite an upset,...not taking away how good Ranarama is.

To start the 3rd series I'm going to place the two Capcom Arcade classics Ghosts 'n Goblins against Ghouls 'n Ghosts, which do you think is the better game?!, only your votes will determine that,...happy voting! :-D

Ghosts vs Ghouls:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MSBofbniiiY

Zeus.
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Games / Re: My CPC Game (kinda) related project.
« Last post by Shaun M. Neary on Yesterday at 23:14 »
Progressing nicely if I do say so myself.  :)
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News & Events / Re: Pentomino - Collector's Edition at PolyPlay
« Last post by asertus on Yesterday at 23:10 »
Actually just got mine from Polyplay, thought ordered some time ago..  ;D

By the way, I wonder where these 3" discs come from. Is there any factory anywhere actually making new ones?


Rgds


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Off topic / Re: You gotta stick with tech that works!
« Last post by tjohnson on Yesterday at 22:21 »
Surprised that they haven't gone end of life brought on when the manufacturer decided to drop support and force an upgrade.  Maybe trump will press his big red button and send a little message to rocket man before that happens.

Sent from my E5823 using Tapatalk

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Amstrad CPC hardware / Re: Gate array decapped!
« Last post by gerald on Yesterday at 22:15 »
Yeah, but if all gate arrays are the same is so strange 28710 fail in three diferent  cpcs. Maybe fault batch?
Faulty batch ? Why ?
There are obviously some dispersion in IC characteristics, but these are tested to match the manufacturer requirement.
If these have been mounted in a CPC, that mean they passed the qualification test. And the CPC is working fine with them (and without M4)
We need to identify why they fail with the M4.

What I find strange is that one guy have 3 CPC with 3 GA from the same batch  :o :laugh:
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