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« on: 17:01, 26 July 20 »
Is DES available yet for CPC?  I found it by accident but really like the idea - and of course, I'd like to get one.


https://auamstrad.es/des/

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« Reply #1 on: 17:55, 26 July 20 »
I honestly for a second, thought you were referring to this: https://www.cpcwiki.eu/index.php/Desktop_Environment_System  :P


But regarding the Dandanator Entertainment System, I love the concept and the Gameboy Advance format cartridges.

I think this is the best physical format for new games for the CPC going forwards, and the one that offers new possibilities in terms of available storage.I would also love to know when I can get my hands on one!
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« Reply #2 on: 11:26, 27 July 20 »
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« Reply #3 on: 14:11, 27 July 20 »
The Dandanator Mini is great, but I don't think it's a particularly cost effective way of distributing games due to the amount of hardware (CPLD, expansion connector etc) required on each cartridge.
With the DES, where the individual game carts are effectively just a flash chip on a small PCB, they should be able to be produced at an affordable price (<€5). People only need to purchase the base hardware once....
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« Reply #5 on: 12:59, 14 September 20 »
I've been building one of these, it's been challenging but quite fun...
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Re: DES
« Reply #6 on: 13:27, 14 September 20 »
This looks like a great project. I'm all for anything that can encourage the development of 512KB ROM games, which could have some really nice features and more extensive graphics and other assets.
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Re: DES
« Reply #8 on: 18:14, 30 November 20 »
This looks like a great project. I'm all for anything that can encourage the development of 512KB ROM games, which could have some really nice features and more extensive graphics and other assets.

Me too! I'd love to play those games! :D
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Re: DES
« Reply #10 on: 09:32, 02 December 20 »
thanks, can we choose the cartridge colours and also, do they all come with amsoft disc stickers?
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« Reply #11 on: 11:58, 02 December 20 »
thanks, can we choose the cartridge colours and also, do they all come with amsoft disc stickers?
The cartridges are delivered in color according to availability. DES colour, you will be able to choose the color from those available. The stickers that will go on the cartridges that we deliver with the DES are those of each game or set. The Amsoft or AUA type sticker will go with the cartridges that are later offered, they will also be available for download.
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Re: DES
« Reply #12 on: 16:59, 03 December 20 »
ah, i was hoping for blank carts for my own use, development and experimentation
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Re: DES
« Reply #13 on: 14:13, 03 June 21 »
any status updates on the DES project?


https://auamstrad.es/des/

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« Reply #14 on: 16:45, 03 June 21 »
any status updates on the DES project?


https://auamstrad.es/des/


The units of the first batch are already being shipped and are reaching their buyers
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