Play2CPC (Plus2CPC II) : Extra sound channels and rewritable cartridges

Started by abalore, 16:38, 23 November 21

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asertus

Hi, I have received my play2cpc. I have tested it with Alcon2020 but do not notice any "sound" difference from running Alcon2020 in the standard cartridge plug without play2cpc.

I run it in a 6128 plus.

I recognise I am pretty "deaf", but maybe I am doing something wrong, as the device has some switches. How should the switches be? and should I use the output in play2cpc, I actually get a very low volume there.

Anyway, for me, it is a very convenient device, as I have also a normal 6128 and a 464.

Mr. DVG

About a couple of days ago I tried to connect a C4CPC through Abalore's Play2CPC connector on an Amstrad CPC6128 (old version). The result is that in addition to not having worked, the C4CPC no longer works. Did I do something wrong? ::)

P.S. - Alcon 2020 works perfectly and is beautiful! :P

abalore

Quote from: Mr. DVG on 18:45, 14 August 22About a couple of days ago I tried to connect a C4CPC through Abalore's Play2CPC connector on an Amstrad CPC6128 (old version). The result is that in addition to not having worked, the C4CPC no longer works. Did I do something wrong? ::)

P.S. - Alcon 2020 works perfectly and is beautiful! :P

Do you have your C4CPC enclosed?

abalore

Quote from: asertus on 11:58, 10 August 22Hi, I have received my play2cpc. I have tested it with Alcon2020 but do not notice any "sound" difference from running Alcon2020 in the standard cartridge plug without play2cpc.

I run it in a 6128 plus.

I recognise I am pretty "deaf", but maybe I am doing something wrong, as the device has some switches. How should the switches be? and should I use the output in play2cpc, I actually get a very low volume there.

Anyway, for me, it is a very convenient device, as I have also a normal 6128 and a 464.

In the Plus, you have the extra channels in the Play2CPC audio connector, try connecting speakers there (pressing firmly the first time)

Mr. DVG

Quote from: abalore on 19:14, 14 August 22
Quote from: Mr. DVG on 18:45, 14 August 22About a couple of days ago I tried to connect a C4CPC through Abalore's Play2CPC connector on an Amstrad CPC6128 (old version). The result is that in addition to not having worked, the C4CPC no longer works. Did I do something wrong? ::)

P.S. - Alcon 2020 works perfectly and is beautiful! :P

Do you have your C4CPC enclosed?


The C4CPC is not mine, but a friend of mine.

abalore

I connect the C4CPC to the Play2CPC in a regular CPC6128 on a daily basis. Furthermore, I designed the Play2CPC specifically to be compatible with the C4CPC (wide power rails, customized software in both devices...) and never had a single problem.

There are, however, some basic guidelines to connect the C4CPC or any cartridge:

- Never connect with the computer powered on
- Never connect without the cartridge/C4CPC enclosure, or the Play2CPC enclosure, because it may lead to a bad alignment of the connector pins or even to be connected in reverse

You could post a close picture of the C4CPC so we can check for external signs of damage.

JayBlood

Jay

TotO

What I can say is the Play2CPC is the more impressive interface ever done to play games on CPC. It use a lot of electronics parts to allows amazing features (some used on ALCON 2020) and require real skill to be soldered by hand on both side of the PCB to fit.

Abalore do is best. We have secured all the critical parts since months to offer you the Play2CPC, but it require more time than expected to deliver it currently. We do our best to finish to ship the combo version with the ALCON 2020 second batch. Next, we will start to build the box versions and will open a dedicated website (ready since 3 months ago) with some surprises. :)
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JayBlood

Jay

TotO

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zhulien


eto

Is it possible to select a 1MHZ clock for the YMZ chips like you can do with a Play2CPC or will it be always fixed at the default 2MHz?


TotO

It is 1MHz by default, like the CPC and most programs using the PlayCity (Alcon 2020 too).
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TotO

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