Amstrad CPC WiFi

Started by Duke, 09:36, 07 May 16

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Animalgril987

#2625
Quote from: VincentGR on 19:16, 25 February 21You have to give them a name description at the web interface before uploading.
I didn't see how to do that.




D'oh. Type it in above upload button  :picard: :picard:


All good now

sarriagf

Hi!


Your job is AMAZING!


How can I buy one???


Thanks in advance


Samuel

Duke

Quote from: sarriagf on 11:43, 04 March 21
Your job is AMAZING!


How can I buy one???
Thanks!

Read the first post in this thread:
https://www.cpcwiki.eu/forum/amstrad-cpc-hardware/amstrad-cpc-wifi/

There you see prices and options.
Lead time after ordering is about 4-5 weeks.
You can pm me with your email address and what you need, then I add you to my list.
If you are quick, you will get unit number 1001.

GUNHED

Quote from: Duke on 16:31, 04 March 21
If you are quick, you will get unit number 1001
Congratulations to make the 1000 full. It's probably over 30 years ago that an expansion for the CPC sold so well.  :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :)
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Gryzor

Really, 1000 units? I'm impressed.

VincentGR

Amazing!!!!

Duke

Quote from: GUNHED on 16:32, 04 March 21Congratulations to make the 1000 full. It's probably over 30 years ago that an expansion for the CPC sold so well.  :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :)
Thanks, it was a long run and many hours spent...

Quote from: Gryzor on 16:36, 04 March 21
Really, 1000 units? I'm impressed.
When the current orders are processed it is 1000 plus a couple of replacements,  lost packages etc.

robcfg

Well, congratulations!


For me it's simply one of the best expansions ever done for the CPC.


When I look at wifi expansions for other systems, I miss the nice touch of having the web interface and ease of use.


You should paint one of the pcbs in gold and put it on a frame to celebrate this achievement!

Gryzor

Imagine what THAT would bring on eBay :D

shifters74

And frame it nicely too  ::)
Um can i have one  ;D :laugh:
Joking aside it is the best expansion hardware for any of my retro machines - its implementation and utility are pure class.
shifters



VincentGR

Quote from: shifters74 on 10:41, 05 March 21Joking aside it is the best expansion hardware for any of my retro machines

That is what I say to everyone, perfect combo hardware/price.
If it had 512KB RAM would be a killer.

eto

Is there any emulator that at least partially emulates the M4? I just thought about playing around with the network functionality but I prefer doing that from my Laptop rather than from a real machine.

Duke

M4 Board firmware v2.0.7 released.
Download here: http://www.spinpoint.org/cpc/M4FIRM_v207.zip and unpack to root of microSD, then power cycle the CPC with microSD inserted.
You can also use |upgrade instead directly from your Amstrad.

Changes since v2.0.6:

       
  • Changed behaviour of RMR "ghost" register to support FutureOS and IMPdraw running from ROM on Amstrad PLUS.
  • Added C_ROMLOW command to map in and out lowerrom(s) on the fly.
  • NMIROM.BIN is now loaded from microSD card root by default, if present, otherwise internal HACK MENU is used.
New HACK Menu improvements by Cebe74 (Thanks!):

  • Reorganized displayed layout
  • Menu keyboard shortcuts
  • Improve memory dump feature



Quote from: eto on 11:46, 05 March 21Is there any emulator that at least partially emulates the M4? I just thought about playing around with the network functionality but I prefer doing that from my Laptop rather than from a real machine.

Unfortunately not, but you can set up a real nice remote testing system by using CPCXFER and NOTEPAD++, however no fancy source level debugging as in winape etc.

Ast

#2638
is it normal, the lights (red & blue) stay swtiched on ?impossible to reset the m4 board....  the m4 rom is not initialized.Is it possible to reset my m4 Board using another way ?
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breiztiger

thanks for last firmware

when we drag'n drop files can you refresh the directory please ?

Duke

Quote from: Ast on 13:47, 07 March 21
is it normal, the lights (red & blue) stay swtiched on ?impossible to reset the m4 board....  the m4 rom is not initialized.Is it possible to reset my m4 Board using another way ?
Copy the firmware files again to the microSD and give it enough time to update.

Quote from: breiztiger on 13:51, 07 March 21thanks for last firmware when we drag'n drop files can you refresh the directory please ?
Maybe. I seem to remember that I added the manual press on refresh because I did not have an easy solution for it. Will look again.

Animalgril987

#2641
Hi Duke.
I used |upgrade.
I got a message that the firmware had upgraded and I need to do a power cycle, which I did.
Now I get the red light flashing on the M4 and the CPC won't start unless I unplug the M4.


Alan.


Edit: does it take a looong time after the power cycle to come out CPC reset?


2nd edit: now just blue light on M4 but CPC blank screen unless I turn on without M4, or hold M4 reset button in.


3rd 3dit: unpacked the zip file to SD root using PC. Put SD back into M4 and now working ok :D


VincentGR

Once a friend had this problem, and I've figured out how to fix it.
Caution, if only Duke agrees you will proceed.
I turned the CPC on without the SD in the M4, then I inserted back the SD with the new firmware inside and did an nmi reset.

Duke

Quote from: VincentGR on 17:22, 07 March 21
Once a friend had this problem, and I've figured out how to fix it.
Caution, if only Duke agrees you will proceed.
I turned the CPC on without the SD in the M4, then I inserted back the SD with the new firmware inside and did an nmi reset.
Fine with me.
As such you can never really damage it.
M4 has a writeprotected bootloader which reads the M4FIRM.BIN and reflashes it, if found and the CRC matches. Should you turn off or take out the microSD during this, it will black screen, but you can always start the reflashing (upgrade) procedure again.
Next M4FIRM.BIN reflashes the ESP (wifi) module, again only if present and CRC is a match (same procedure as bootloader).
So you can pretty much do anything.

GUNHED

Thanks a lot for the great update - works perfect with the FutureOS version for the 6128Plus.
Happy Sunday fun!!!  :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :)
http://futureos.de --> Get the revolutionary FutureOS (Update: 2022.03.09)
http://futureos.cpc-live.com/files/LambdaSpeak_RSX_by_TFM.zip --> Get the RSX-ROM for LambdaSpeak :-) (Updated: 2021.12.26)

Ast

#2645
Quote from: Duke on 16:10, 07 March 21
Copy the firmware files again to the microSD and give it enough time to update.
Maybe. I seem to remember that I added the manual press on refresh because I did not have an easy solution for it. Will look again.


Done, but the lights stay switched on and the board is not initialized
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Quote from: Ast on 09:53, 08 March 21

Done, but the lights stay switched on and the board is not initialized
Are both files deleted from the microSD card after upgrade?
Have you tried to startup without microSD card inserted?

And what is contents of report.txt in root of microSD card?

Ast

1. Nothing has changed.
2. I tried without sd card, and the 2 leds stay swtiched on.
3. I have no « report.txt » file on my uSD card. Just files I put on it with firm and esp files on the root.
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Duke

Quote from: Ast on 11:31, 08 March 21
1. Nothing has changed.
2. I tried without sd card, and the 2 leds stay swtiched on.
3. I have no « report.txt » file on my uSD card. Just files I put on it with firm and esp files on the root.
So the files have not been deleted. Meaning it has not reflashed them.
It cannot read the microSD card... Reformat FAT32 check contacts are clean on the microSD card.

Ast

I already did that.
When i remove the uSD, and i switch on my plus, the led of the m4 stays switched on....

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