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Are you interested in buying a 3D-printed case for the cartridge? Hoe many units? (only vote if you want one or more!)

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Offline gerald

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Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
« Reply #1375 on: 22:36, 23 February 17 »
@gerald : I am using the coolnovelties cable that works with the 464+ and the power supply that comes with it.
I connect it to the monitor output from the gx4000 and the power input where the monitor would connect if it was used with gx4000 (the 5v power on the gx4000). Will this give the correct colour output?
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Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
« Reply #1376 on: 22:39, 23 February 17 »
Yeah, but he's in the US, so his TV doesn't have SCART, so he's better off looking for a decent solution that he can connect to the monitor port RGB.
Correct.
Now reading he's post, I am not sure he's using the RGB output at all, but the composite output (PAL).
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Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
« Reply #1377 on: 22:43, 23 February 17 »
Yes, he says he's using a SCART to AV adapter, which is usually just a straight connection to pin 19 of the SCART connector.

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Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
« Reply #1378 on: 00:51, 24 February 17 »

Hi Retrografx16,
         any 5VDC PSU with the correct polarity, connector and enough amps can be used to power the GX4000. Just buy one locally.

Can your TV display PAL or is it an NTSC only TV? Does your TV have S-Video or any other inputs you could use? AV can work but it won't be a very good picture even if you get the colour to work.

Bryce.


Yes it's NTSC only.. already tried S-video, got no sound, AV has clear sound and is grey scaled color. Would you happen to have a link to an Amazon or Ebay page selling the power supply I would need to power it when using the Multicart, once I order the cart I'll need to power the system so I won't damage anything.
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Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
« Reply #1379 on: 01:06, 24 February 17 »

Yes, he says he's using a SCART to AV adapter, which is usually just a straight connection to pin 19 of the SCART connector.


That's Right I am Using SCART to AV with the 19 pin..
The original RF adaptor that came with it would not connect to any US style TV, So I am using the SCART. Also, I have too many systems hooked up to my other 3 newer TV's.. I have it hooked up in my temperature controlled garage to an older analog TV, where I have 5 other systems hooked up. I have tried using the normal RF adaptor a few different types, no results.


Thanks everyone for your input! it's greatly appreciated!
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Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
« Reply #1380 on: 03:17, 24 February 17 »
Here's a photo of the SCART to AV I'm using;[attachimg=1]

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Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
« Reply #1381 on: 10:07, 24 February 17 »
Maybe a DIY SCART to VGA adaptor with an included LM1881 sync separator and audio over cinch would be an appropriate solution for hooking up the GX4000 to your newer TVs?

Something like that:

« Last Edit: 10:20, 24 February 17 by n00b »
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Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
« Reply #1382 on: 17:01, 25 February 17 »
That will only work if the TV has VGA and it accepts a 15kHz signal. A lot of assumptions there.

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Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
« Reply #1383 on: 19:06, 02 March 17 »
Hello.

I am interested in buying a c4cpc. Are there any available?
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Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
« Reply #1384 on: 04:08, 03 March 17 »
So I have my Cart arriving in a few days, I've seen the main web page describing cart set up, my main question is how many roms can I put per folder?  Apologies if this has been asked thousands of times
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Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
« Reply #1385 on: 03:55, 17 March 17 »

Hi.
I am interested in buying a C4CPC.
Is available?
I await news.
Thanks.
 :) :)
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Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
« Reply #1386 on: 16:12, 21 March 17 »
@gerald, from a question at the Facebook group about redumping the nocart games back to A: drive at the CPC+...


Is possible, with the adecuate changes, from the selector menu to load an util to RAM, load a CPR with the nocart game and run the util which should be firmware independent and dump the CPR back to the floppy drive?


The other way will be a more elaborated AMSDOS patch that supports ROM as A: and floppy as B: and using the free space of no LOGO code to put there an RSX disk copy util...


I know that this is a very different use of the cart than the original design , but maybe can be a useful unprotected dsk dumper...
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Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
« Reply #1387 on: 16:48, 21 March 17 »
Wouldn't it be easier to just add support for .dsk files on the SD card (as data files), and have a cartridge app that lets you select a .dsk file (like the C4 launch app), that then writes it to the floppy drive?


I assume that's the intention behind the request anyway?
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Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
« Reply #1388 on: 18:18, 21 March 17 »
Wouldn't it be easier to just add support for .dsk files on the SD card (as data files), and have a cartridge app that lets you select a .dsk file (like the C4 launch app), that then writes it to the floppy drive?


I assume that's the intention behind the request anyway?
I think so  ;)
This is possible, I've that on my (looooong) TODO list (McKlain talked about that times ago). Just had no time to implement it.
We can extend that to .sna support (however it may not work due to ROM), and .cdt (for masochist that prefer slow tape to CPR  :laugh: )
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Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
« Reply #1389 on: 18:19, 21 March 17 »
Well, both ideas require the DSK info is fitted into ROM pages, and the nocart are allready converted.


What I don't know is how much of the cart firmware has to be changed to allow direct DSK read to rom pages, and the nocart dump should work just changing the selector image.


Anyway @gerald will tell if all this is possible, and if is or not too hard to make.
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Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
« Reply #1390 on: 18:23, 21 March 17 »
I think so  ;)
This is possible, I've that on my (looooong) TODO list (McKlain talked about that times ago). Just had no time to implement it.
We can extend that to .sna support (however it may not work due to ROM), and .cdt (for masochist that prefer slow tape to CPR  :laugh: )
I think that will require the C4CPC MCU read and convert DSK/SNA to rom pages and some firmware/basic/amsdos combo. SNA can be much easier, also...

Anyway glad to see you have all that at your ToDo list!!!
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Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
« Reply #1391 on: 00:05, 12 April 17 »
Please put me on the waiting list for the next batch!
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Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
« Reply #1392 on: 23:48, 14 April 17 »
DSK support sounds like the ultimate feature.I would really like rick dangerous 128+ playable through c4cpc cartridge.
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Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
« Reply #1393 on: 01:04, 30 April 17 »
I'd also like to be put on the waiting list as well please, having finally bought a GX4000 after 27 years of waiting!
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Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
« Reply #1394 on: 12:48, 04 May 17 »
Hello !
I'm a new fan of Amstrad CPC, i own a CPC464, CPC464Plus and recently i purchased  a CPC6128Plus which i intend to expand with an internal Gotek Drive Emulator (HxC firmware)
and possibly a new C4CPC Cartridge.


I'm really interested in buying a C4CPC cartridge for my 6128 system.


I would be happy to add to the booking list.


Thank you very much,
Danilo


Sorry for my poor english.
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Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
« Reply #1395 on: 18:30, 09 May 17 »
Hi! I just saw that I need an USB cable for updating the C4CPC, right? Where can I buy one? Thanks for your help.
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Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
« Reply #1396 on: 18:39, 09 May 17 »
It's a mini-USB port AFAICS.


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Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
« Reply #1397 on: 15:48, 10 May 17 »
Thanks!

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Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
« Reply #1398 on: 17:18, 12 May 17 »
Finally, thanks to Gerald, i received my personal C4CPC Cartidge.
I'm very happy ! The Cart is a wonderful piece for my Amstrad CPC Plus, simply to use with a fast loader for every cpr file i selected.


I's a must to have for any Amstrad CPC Plus user !  :) :) :)


Thank you very much Gerald, you are a Great !


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Re: CPC Plus cartridge replacement : one more
« Reply #1399 on: 17:22, 12 May 17 »
Now i'm waiting for the C4CPC 3D Case, just ordered the last week.
So that i can complete my cartridge  ;)
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