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Amstrad CPC hardware / Re: TechniX and MegaSound MX4 boards by ACME!
« Last post by Hergoth on 15:51, 14 June 19 »
TotO, please, add me one MegaSound!!! :P
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I have a strong memory of purchasing a cassette based magazine for the CPC464 sometime in the mid 80s. I only ever purchased one issue as I came across it in a newsagent in a different town one day. The cassette was stuck on a piece of rigid cardboard that was glossy and gave the name of the publication and the contents. I think the issue I bought was No.2 or 3. The cassette loaded with a little magazine at first and I think you could then select which program to load from a menu. I recall a simple platform game as one of the programs on the tape.


Does anyone happen to know the name of this UK cassette magazine and whether anyone has managed to create .cdt images of the whole run of issues (however many there were!)


Cheers.
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Howdy @ikonsgr and all  :)


Received my Serial Interface today , and I'm absolutely loving it. Fantastic piece of hardware.


Before I discuss a couple of quirks , I'll fully disclose the setup I'm running , just in case it's somehow relevant. Plus anyone else running this setup, or similar, should be confident that this will run on their system.


464 -> MotherX4 Board + @revaldinho memory expansion 512kb + USIFAC -> Rombo Redux Deluxe board ( numerous roms ) -> DDi-1 with Parados Rom -> x2 FD-1 Drives


Firstly , Direct Load and PC2CPC works perfectly. But the Dsk2Disk utility , I'm assuming this has been programmed for Basic 1.1??? . As line 1015 CLEAR INPUT , upset my lowly 464...lol.  All good though as I simply deleted this line and it appeared to function perfectly.

Edit : Just realised the impact of removing CLEAR INPUT. Will look into the 1.0 equivalent.

Secondly , but much more sadly :( , the windows application refused to recognise the R-Type 128k DSK , saying it wasn't AMSDOS compatible. This is only an assumption , as I don't know for certain , but I'm assuming that R-Type is designed for Parados Formats ?? . If this is the case , is it possible to have support for Parados Formatted disks included ??


The final point is trivial really , as I could probably program this myself into the BAS flle , but an option to select the destination drive ( A or B ) in DSK2DISK and PC2CPC would be nice :)
 
But otherwise I'm loving what you've done here @ikonsgr . I can write files directly to my disk drives from my PC  :D


Between you, @revaldinho and @The Equalizor its been a good couple of weeks  ;D


Cheers,
Rob
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Hardware related / Re: EME 150A in need of service / alignment
« Last post by Audronic on 12:01, 14 June 19 »
Perhaps keep the mother board and the Pressure pad etc.


Ray
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Hardware related / Re: EME 150A in need of service / alignment
« Last post by CraigsBar on 11:45, 14 June 19 »
It shifts the position of the magnet on the shaft inside the motor. The usual "no hope" issue that these drives have is that the magnet starts slipping on the shaft making them hit and miss at best. On the other drives you can easily open the motor and glue it in place, but that's not possible on the 150.

303rpm is perfect, anything between 290 and 310 is good.

Bryce.
Tested it again this morning, and it's stopped working again. One for the garbage then I guess! Fortunately I have a couple of spare 3 inch units so i'll put an eme-155 in it instead, still have the wide mouth look and LED sensors that I prefer in the fd1

Sent from my ONEPLUS A3003 using Tapatalk

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Allgemein / Re: CPC podcast deutsch - 1. Teil
« Last post by RolandRadio on 09:33, 14 June 19 »
Vielleicht hätte ja jemand Lust auf eine regelmäßige Sendung bei Roland Radio?
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Hardware related / Re: EME 150A in need of service / alignment
« Last post by Bryce on 09:30, 14 June 19 »
It shifts the position of the magnet on the shaft inside the motor. The usual "no hope" issue that these drives have is that the magnet starts slipping on the shaft making them hit and miss at best. On the other drives you can easily open the motor and glue it in place, but that's not possible on the 150.

303rpm is perfect, anything between 290 and 310 is good.

Bryce.
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Amstrad CPC hardware / Re: 40031 wanted
« Last post by gerald on 09:29, 14 June 19 »
Otherwise, may be I can buy a 16L8 on Ebay and use my Eprom programmer. I've found some code related to the 40031 on CPCwiki.
Do you think that would be a good solution?
No problem with that. I've one 6128 running like that, using a GAL16V8 and the code on the wiki. 

Just make sur you take the fixed version. https://www.cpcwiki.eu/index.php/PAL16L8
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Amstrad CPC hardware / Re: USB power supply for CPC/PLUS
« Last post by Bryce on 09:27, 14 June 19 »
Thanks for your insight, Bryce! I’ve got one of those as I was planning to make a psu for my 1541-II, but now I’m having second thoughts.


Would it help if the missing components were added?

Yes, you could easily add the components again and improve the situation. The only slight difficulty would be the inductors, as the value of these is quite critical, so you'd have to do a lot of measurements and maths to choose the right part. All the other parts don't have critical values (caps) or the part number is known (Diodes).

Bryce.
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Amstrad CPC hardware / Re: Centronic Converter
« Last post by Duke on 09:13, 14 June 19 »
Please, can you sell me one? :)
Ciao!

Sure, if you have a cable already its 4 euro + 4 euro shipping.

 
Hi!
I would also be interested in a couple of such adapters!

Same if you have cables already, I can set you up with some.

PM me for your needs.

Right now I am having difficulties getting new supplies of Centronics connectors at a reasonable price.
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