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Re: Parados for 464 users with DDI-1 drive
« Reply #25 on: 15:13, 09 August 12 »
Sorry, I can't answer that one as I was thinking exactly the same thing. Surely it would be make more sense to add a standard ROMBoard with more slots, than modify a DDI-1. Admittedly, IanS did kind of mention, that he only did it for the challenge.

Regarding the other "Why?" - Electrons, copper... Expect a rather long PM from me - Pages 1 to 87 will begin with the structure of an atom, charged particles and energy levels and we'll progress from there in the following 50 PMs.

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Re: Parados for 464 users with DDI-1 drive
« Reply #26 on: 15:19, 09 August 12 »
My question was, "why do it".
I'm still not sure of the questions you are asking.


It allows a 464 user with a DDI-1 to install 3 extra rom images with minimal cost and without extra boxes connected to the back of the machine. Having more roms available is better but I find protext, maxam and utopia a useful minimum.

I did it because TFM/FS asked if it could be done, and it seemed an interesting idea.

Does that answer your question?
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Re: Parados for 464 users with DDI-1 drive
« Reply #27 on: 15:22, 09 August 12 »
I'm sorry, I don't believe in tiny things making the word go round. I can send you the first chapters of the Holy Books, but maybe I should gently introduce you to the Truth before moving on to Genesis.


As to the why; yeah, he kind of did, but I was asking because if I am to write an article I needed to understand and explain what we're trying to do with the guide!


Ah, IanS, thanks, that's more than clear :)
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Re: Parados for 464 users with DDI-1 drive
« Reply #28 on: 23:31, 12 August 12 »
Always a plesure to meet humble people  :laugh: :P ;)
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Re: Parados for 464 users with DDI-1 drive
« Reply #29 on: 22:46, 18 September 12 »
Ok, friends... it took me a while, but I found some time to give it a try. Taking all this informations an putting a page together.
 
DDI-1 with 64 KB - CPCWiki
 
It's far from perfect, but at least a start  :)
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Re: Parados for 464 users with DDI-1 drive
« Reply #30 on: 22:52, 18 September 12 »
Nice page, but the Schematic and IC pictures are way too big, you should reduce them in size a bit, down to 600 or so.

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Re: Parados for 464 users with DDI-1 drive
« Reply #31 on: 22:58, 18 September 12 »
Thanks & Done! Everybody feel free to improove that page. I also don't know it the text is understandable to everybody.
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Re: Parados for 464 users with DDI-1 drive
« Reply #32 on: 15:06, 21 September 12 »
I saw this in the Recent Changes feed, good work, thanks for it!


And, well, it's a collaborative place, everyone can resize a pic or two :p
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Re: Parados for 464 users with DDI-1 drive
« Reply #33 on: 15:33, 21 September 12 »
And, well, it's a collaborative place, everyone can resize a pic or two :p

I didn't want to start fiddling with the page, while it was probably still being fine-tuned by TFM.

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Re: Parados for 464 users with DDI-1 drive
« Reply #34 on: 15:42, 21 September 12 »
Yeah, I know what you mean, I had the same doubts a long time ago but then, unable to keep track of new pages I assumed a more heavy-handed approach.
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Re: Parados for 464 users with DDI-1 drive
« Reply #35 on: 20:22, 21 September 12 »
@Gryzor: Of course :)
 
I didn't want to start fiddling with the page, while it was probably still being fine-tuned by TFM.

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Oh no, you do fantastic pages!!! Really, feel free! I can't wait to see your LowerROM page soon  ;)
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Re: Parados for 464 users with DDI-1 drive
« Reply #36 on: 16:27, 25 September 12 »

 
Oh no, you do fantastic pages!!! Really, feel free! I can't wait to see your LowerROM page soon  ;)

Yeah, I was looking for that a few days back, and I could have *sworn* I had seen it before! :D
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Re: Parados for 464 users with DDI-1 drive
« Reply #37 on: 16:47, 25 September 12 »
Are you suggesting there was copying and pasting involved? :D

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Re: Parados for 464 users with DDI-1 drive
« Reply #38 on: 16:49, 25 September 12 »
Cutting, maybe. Nothing was pasted though.
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Re: Parados for 464 users with DDI-1 drive
« Reply #39 on: 21:39, 25 September 12 »
Isn't that the sense of a good thread? To make ultimatively a wiki page out of it? IMHO that's what should happen more often  :)
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Re: Parados for 464 users with DDI-1 drive
« Reply #40 on: 11:37, 03 October 12 »
Quote from: TFM/FS
Isn't that the sense of a good thread? To make ultimatively a wiki page out of it? IMHO that's what should happen more often 
Good idea, but taking everything from a thread and putting it into a readable article is not a simple task...
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Re: Parados for 464 users with DDI-1 drive
« Reply #41 on: 01:51, 04 October 12 »
So true! Therefore I usually leave my fingers off  :P
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Re: Parados for 464 users with DDI-1 drive
« Reply #42 on: 12:40, 26 November 12 »
hi to all


this is a nice result of the project that is been discussed,this conversion was done for me by IAN S, cheers ian


i have had installed installed the rom parados, maxam, utopia and locksmith


i also had him to make me a switchable rom for my 464 so i now have best of both worlds this on my 464 and bryce's megaflash and lowerrom board on my 6128













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Re: Parados for 464 users with DDI-1 drive
« Reply #43 on: 13:12, 26 November 12 »
Niiice! Where are you going to mount the switch?
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Re: Parados for 464 users with DDI-1 drive
« Reply #44 on: 13:37, 26 November 12 »
Very neat & tidy work by "IanS"  8)
Sounds like you have a nice setup now buzby.
 
Cheers,
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Re: Parados for 464 users with DDI-1 drive
« Reply #45 on: 13:58, 26 November 12 »
Yeah, neat work, especially the "Dead Cockroach" solution on the DDI-1.

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Re: Parados for 464 users with DDI-1 drive
« Reply #46 on: 14:28, 26 November 12 »
It maybe isn't clear from the pics, but the eprom in the DDI-1 still has all it's pins, and with the two pin connector (green) it can fairly easily be removed, erased and reprogrammed. Not as good as a flash solution, but not bad.
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Re: Parados for 464 users with DDI-1 drive
« Reply #47 on: 14:42, 26 November 12 »
I noticed that, but would it not have been easier to solder the wires directly to the EPROM socket on the other side of the PCB?

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Re: Parados for 464 users with DDI-1 drive
« Reply #48 on: 15:19, 26 November 12 »
It would have required more cut tracks, and I was trying to do as little permanant damage to the interface as possible.
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Re: Parados for 464 users with DDI-1 drive
« Reply #49 on: 01:38, 27 November 12 »
Very neat & tidy work by "IanS"  8)
Sounds like you have a nice setup now buzby.
 
Cheers,
Shane


yes thanks shane "ians" was kind enough to do me this mod and i have a great setup now both with my 464 and my 6128 with bryce's hardware.


i wanted the ddi modded that way so i could use it on the 464 with my rombo rombox and it has freed me up 4 spaces now as the roms i now have in the ddi i used to use in the rombo as i have quite a few roms sitting around. also with the dual os rom in the 464 i belive i can now use roms 8 to 15 in the rombo when switced to the 6128 os......................... if i have explained myself right lol

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