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6128+
« on: 13:38, 25 May 12 »
chaps need advice

I've got a chance of getting a 6128+, it comes with the proper monitor but no burning rubber cartrige although it has been shown working with pang

is it worth buying (and how much do you reckon it's worth), is it possible to do a clone cartrige for the basic?




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Re: 6128+
« Reply #1 on: 13:51, 25 May 12 »
The cartridges often show up on ebay pretty cheaply. Without any cartridge at all, the machine is useless but you could always buy a GX4000 game to test the machine with.

My gut feeling is that even if it's broken, it'll be worth something to someone here...

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Re: 6128+
« Reply #2 on: 13:55, 25 May 12 »
Go for it. The cartridges are easy to get, the Plus machine is the difficult part.

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Re: 6128+
« Reply #3 on: 13:57, 25 May 12 »
cheers chaps, I'm considering giving it one last punt

tbh I have a 464 and I only want a 6128 (plus or not), just being a 6128plus I really really want it
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Re: 6128+
« Reply #4 on: 13:57, 25 May 12 »
Hey, is it the one that was mentioned before, on Ebay? Looks good, and you can source some BASIC cartridge probably... They usually go for more than 100GBP...

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Re: 6128+
« Reply #5 on: 14:00, 25 May 12 »
Hey, is it the one that was mentioned before, on Ebay? Looks good, and you can source some BASIC cartridge probably... They usually go for more than 100GBP...

could well be, I'm pretty new to the Amstrad scene so I haven't really read the forums much
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Re: 6128+
« Reply #6 on: 14:26, 25 May 12 »
damn someone looks like they've put a big bid on it  :o

I could cry I really could, I only want a 6128 to play R-Type on  :( could have bought a cpc6128 with monitor, load of games and the amstrad printer for £80 a couple of weeks ago but i let my mate have it instead how dumb was that
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Re: 6128+
« Reply #7 on: 14:31, 25 May 12 »
That's life. They usually go for rather large amounts of money. You could try buying one on ebay.fr they go for less there.

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Re: 6128+
« Reply #8 on: 14:37, 25 May 12 »
That's life. They usually go for rather large amounts of money. You could try buying one on ebay.fr they go for less there.

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good idea, guys thanks for all the feedback it's really helped
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Re: 6128+
« Reply #9 on: 15:25, 25 May 12 »
well took a deep breath went upto £134 and let go, didn't get it bit gutted but hey that's life

now back to my search for a decent 6128 (plus or not)  :D
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Re: 6128+
« Reply #10 on: 15:39, 25 May 12 »
if the machines has no Basic cartridge, you can argue for a cheaper price, but on eBay you can't really argue...


the Basic cartridge should be the one to fit the keyboards... English, Spanish or French mostly.

as worse you can find the cheaper GX4000 game you can find and cannibalize it...


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haha this is crazy...

The sad part is that "many" are sold in France for quite cheap, but those guy often don't want to send it and you'll have to come to take it yourself.

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Re: 6128+
« Reply #11 on: 16:04, 25 May 12 »
My 6128+ came from ebay.fr and cost €46. He wanted €70 to post it to Germany and I think he was a bit pissed off, when I gave him a French address to send it to :D

Of course I swapped the Keyboard later and the cartridge EPROM was swapped to match.

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Re: 6128+
« Reply #12 on: 16:08, 25 May 12 »
could have bought a cpc6128 with monitor, load of games and the amstrad printer for £80 a couple of weeks ago
Keep at it. A lot of 6128s have sold on ebay in recent weeks for about £40 including postage.

EDIT: I should add that this is a lot less than the normal price, but it's pretty easy to get a good condition 6128 for about £60 tops.

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Re: 6128+
« Reply #13 on: 16:14, 25 May 12 »
if the machines has no Basic cartridge, you can argue for a cheaper price, but on eBay you can't really argue...


the Basic cartridge should be the one to fit the keyboards... English, Spanish or French mostly.

as worse you can find the cheaper GX4000 game you can find and cannibalize it...

haha this is crazy...

The sad part is that "many" are sold in France for quite cheap, but those guy often don't want to send it and you'll have to come to take it yourself.

Thing is he never listed that the cartridge was missing, I found that out after a few emails the picture on the listing didn't show any output on the monitor although he did put up a link to a picture of it running a pang cart. I have looked at getting a GX4000 but I'll need to read up on cannibalising which sound an iteresting idea. I have had a look on ebay.fr, an azerty version is an idea especially if i use an english firmware and swap the keys around.

TBH all I want is a 128k machine to go along side my 464 and I've got a 3.5 " to stick on it already!
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Re: 6128+
« Reply #14 on: 16:19, 25 May 12 »
Keep at it. A lot of 6128s have sold on ebay in recent weeks for about £40 including postage.

EDIT: I should add that this is a lot less than the normal price, but it's pretty easy to get a good condition 6128 for about £60 tops.

yeh seen quite a few and missed out as i didn't keep an eye on them, one went for just over £26 the other day what a bargain
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Re: 6128+
« Reply #15 on: 16:49, 25 May 12 »
A stock CPC6128 is often like 20-40€uros in France... (with colour monitor)

Some try to sell them for more, and can't.

I think there is one sold in my town for this price...

http://www.leboncoin.fr/informatique/263306040.htm?ca=22_s

town is "Valence" and I live here...

There's also a 6128PLUS sold near where I live, but it is 80€uros... which is quite expensive I think.

http://www.leboncoin.fr/informatique/287455069.htm?ca=22_s

And he says :
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ne sait plus le code d acces mais en bon etat prix ferme
he can't remember the Access code ? I think he simply no more have the Basic Cartridge...
"Prix ferme" sounds like "no negociation"... (firm price)

Perhaps i could argue to get it for less if it doesn't have the cartridge...

But i have no freaking money at the moment... and already have enough PLUS machines, just hope the guy won't put it into the Trashcan.

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Re: 6128+
« Reply #16 on: 17:41, 25 May 12 »
I'm surprised nobody uttered the "But" word in the French CPC case: AZERTY keyboard.


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Re: 6128+
« Reply #17 on: 20:21, 25 May 12 »
well just picked up a GX4000 for £13.25, may be doing a bit of modding
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Re: 6128+
« Reply #18 on: 21:12, 25 May 12 »
Nice job. ;)

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Re: 6128+
« Reply #19 on: 00:10, 22 June 12 »
I remember that 6128+ put a few bids in when it was on the £80 mark but it just went too high! Unfortunately saving up for a wedding and buying expensive computers isn't entirely compatible. I think it went for £136 in the end!

I think getting a basic cartridge wouldn't be too hard afaik if you get another game first you can desolder the chip and replace it with a EPROM containing the game and basic dump - available with the WinAPE emulator. I think the copy protection chip doesn't care what's burnt on the ROM....?
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Re: 6128+
« Reply #20 on: 10:44, 22 June 12 »
The ACID (protection chip) is always the same no matter what software is on the cartridge.

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Re: 6128+
« Reply #21 on: 16:18, 22 June 12 »
In that case all you need is to burn the cartridge file that comes with WinAPE (CPC_PLUS.CPR in the ROM directory) to a 128KB EPROM and I think you're good to go!


I just had a look and GX4000 Tennis Cup is going on EBay at a buy it now price of £12.00 plus £2.50 UK postage which I reckon is worth a stab - then all you need to do is find someone willing to burn the file to an EPROM, pull the cartridge apart and de-solder the existing chip, install a socket and plug in your EPROM.

I suspect the ROM chip is 28pins - but having never seen one I don't know....
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Re: 6128+
« Reply #22 on: 16:22, 22 June 12 »
CPR files need to be converted first, but otherwise yes. That's all you need to do. But Burning Rubber Cartridges are much more common and cheaper, so I wouldn't destroy a Tennis Cartridge to create a Burning rubber one.

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Re: 6128+
« Reply #23 on: 17:56, 22 June 12 »
I guess I'm just not a great tennis fan ;)!
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Re: 6128+
« Reply #24 on: 19:29, 22 June 12 »
Like this one:
 
Amstrad gx4000 Burnin Rubber cartridge | eBay
 
Although I already have a 6128+ I was tempted by this ad but is a little too far away...
 
http://www.adverts.ie/other-consoles-games/amstrad-6128-plus-game/1578485