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Would you like a new Tecnobytes V9990 graphics card?

Yes, I want one ASAP as part of a potential next batch.
22 (56.4%)
Yes, but I am not in any hurry for one.
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I wish I can have one, but it's currently too expensive.
3 (7.7%)
Not really interested.
11 (28.2%)

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Re: Tecnobytes V9990 New Batch
« Reply #100 on: 18:07, 13 October 21 »
I don't know what shipping is, I know it is USD38 for 8 units to Melbourne, Australia - but I am not buying 8 units... it should be less than half of that for 1 unit to me.


So i can collate all your email addresses and onforward them to Rogerio of Tecnobytes so he can invoice you all,

please PM me with your:

First Name:
Last Name:
City:
Country:
email address:


Just like above so it is very clear to me and Rogerio.


For security, don't pay for anything unless it is a v9990 invoice from Tecnobytes.  I will let technobytes request your full postal addresses so you don't need to share those with me, or maybe when you pay you can provide that.


Note: we don't YET have 24 people but we are close, and it is nice of them to include the SVideo + Composite adapters as a bonus.
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Re: Technobytes V9990 New Batch
« Reply #101 on: 21:32, 13 October 21 »
The below users would like a new v9990 graphics card in Mother X4 configuration:


(Details received via PM)

  • zhulien
  • Richard_Lloyd
  • Joseman
  • Skunkfish
  • HigashiJun
  • ajcasado
  • LewisCPC
  • Edoz(MSX)
  • chilli_taff
  • DoctorCPC
  • JayBlood
  • craem
(Pending Details)

  • AnakinTF
  • Luis_CPC
  • valfac
  • vhenares
  • OncleCed
  • kawickboy
  • teopl
  • Poliander
  • Drtad


Oops… just sent you my details again haha
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Re: Tecnobytes V9990 New Batch
« Reply #102 on: 21:36, 13 October 21 »
You can up mine to two in order to make up numbers, if you like… also…


If the order is successful, is there a decent resource I can dip into regarding using the device? I understand that there is an adapter that will allow me to use MSX carts developed for the 9990 on my CPC. Would like to know what I need to do this :)
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Re: Tecnobytes V9990 New Batch
« Reply #103 on: 12:13, 14 October 21 »
LewisCPC

If I understood correctly, The version to be manufactured is v9990 with the Amstrad connector, on the other side ... you will only need an MX4 board to connect it to the CPC ... there is an adapter called AMSDAP, which is used to connect MSX hardware that uses a MSX cartridge in the CPC, such as the SE-ONE or the MSX v9990.
I imagine the v9990 board is similar to this previous one that was made:







MX4 Board

« Last Edit: 12:15, 14 October 21 by XeNoMoRPH »
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Re: Tecnobytes V9990 New Batch
« Reply #104 on: 18:19, 14 October 21 »
Tecnobytes should work in any Amstrad CPC or clone with MX4 slots, that should include:


- CPC 464, CPC 664, CPC6128, 6128Plus, 464Plus with AMSDAP or MX4 or even just a cable (but with just a cable you effectively have 1 slot)


- Just CPC (it already has 2 MX4 slots in it)



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QT6JmjpTJXI


- Just CPC 4ATX (it already has 7 MX4 slots in it)



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DykFhtNbgGk
« Last Edit: 18:23, 14 October 21 by zhulien »
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Re: Tecnobytes V9990 New Batch
« Reply #105 on: 10:43, 15 October 21 »
Hello,


I will use with Amsdap.  :)


V9990 will not single, I've a Symbiface III too.
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Re: Tecnobytes V9990 New Batch
« Reply #106 on: 22:29, 15 October 21 »
lol and I bought on ebay 🤦🏻‍♂️

what can we run on it? ;x
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Re: Tecnobytes V9990 New Batch
« Reply #107 on: 22:21, 16 October 21 »
lol and I bought on ebay 🤦🏻‍♂️

what can we run on it? ;x
Well I'm currently developing the QG9kEngine for Symbos/Quigs for V9990.... After completing flappy bird, Edo & my first little demo is going to be a micromachines type game. This is just a mice little test of large maps and scrolling.
[size=78%]
https://youtu.be/qHfNJ0ewB5w[/size]



This is cross platform with v9990 on CPC/MSX and Enterprise using symbos
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Re: Tecnobytes V9990 New Batch
« Reply #108 on: 01:19, 17 October 21 »
Seems really promising !

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Re: Tecnobytes V9990 New Batch
« Reply #109 on: 17:24, 17 October 21 »

Hi everyone below, I am still waiting for your details to be PM'd to me so we can place the order.  Please let me know also if you do NOT want to go ahead. Thanks.

@Luis_CPC
@vhenares
@OncleCed
@kawickboy
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Re: Tecnobytes V9990 New Batch
« Reply #110 on: 18:48, 17 October 21 »
Hello, I sent PM twice but I hit the envelope icon and not the correct icon, so of course you did not get it. Sorry, my fault!!

PM sent right now, if not recived please notify me. Thanks!!

(And of course, I go ahead!!)
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Re: Tecnobytes V9990 New Batch
« Reply #111 on: 19:53, 17 October 21 »

Sending

Hi everyone below, I am still waiting for your details to be PM'd to me so we can place the order.  Please let me know also if you do NOT want to go ahead. Thanks.

@Luis_CPC
@vhenares
@OncleCed
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Re: Tecnobytes V9990 New Batch
« Reply #112 on: 17:18, 18 October 21 »
Hi Everyone, we are only at 17, we need to make 24 orders for Tecnobytes.


That is 7 more (which could include the 4 who haven't PM'd me yet unless you are changing your mind - which you can).



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Re: Tecnobytes V9990 New Batch
« Reply #113 on: 23:12, 18 October 21 »
If I understood correctly, The version to be manufactured is v9990 with the Amstrad connector, on the other side ... you will only need an MX4 board to connect it to the CPC ... there is an adapter called AMSDAP, which is used to connect MSX hardware that uses a MSX cartridge in the CPC, such as the SE-ONE or the MSX v9990.
I imagine the v9990 board is similar to this previous one that was made:


Will be able to launch supported software from the Amstrad without any extras?
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Re: Tecnobytes V9990 New Batch
« Reply #114 on: 11:22, 19 October 21 »
Hi Everyone, we are only at 17, we need to make 24 orders for Tecnobytes.


That is 7 more (which could include the 4 who haven't PM'd me yet unless you are changing your mind - which you can).
If it is needed i'll buy 1 more unit (only if needed!!)
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Re: Tecnobytes V9990 New Batch
« Reply #115 on: 13:19, 21 October 21 »
Hi Everyone,


We are at 18 people (I know a couple of you have offered to buy 2 units), mention that to Tecnobytes when you place your order.


We need another 6 people so i can place the order.  Surely the ability to run Symbos with some software coming out that supports the v9990 is exciting? 



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Re: Tecnobytes V9990 New Batch
« Reply #116 on: 18:06, 21 October 21 »
Hi Everyone,


We are at 18 people (I know a couple of you have offered to buy 2 units), mention that to Tecnobytes when you place your order.


We need another 6 people so i can place the order.  Surely the ability to run Symbos with some software coming out that supports the v9990 is exciting?
I think that the batch is going to be made... only a little more patience.
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Re: Tecnobytes V9990 New Batch
« Reply #117 on: 18:13, 21 October 21 »
I think that the batch is going to be made... only a little more patience.


Just afraid the longer the wait, people will start changing their minds :D
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Re: Tecnobytes V9990 New Batch
« Reply #118 on: 18:21, 21 October 21 »

Just afraid the longer the wait, people will start changing their minds :D
With the videos of Micro Machines i doubt it!!
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Re: Tecnobytes V9990 New Batch
« Reply #119 on: 20:30, 21 October 21 »
With the videos of Micro Machines i doubt it!!
It is just a tilemap displayed from the VDP memory that scroll by moving a sprite to increment few registers. I hope that will be a game, but it is very very far to the final goal to be hyped now.
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Re: Tecnobytes V9990 New Batch
« Reply #120 on: 21:54, 21 October 21 »
It is just a tilemap displayed from the VDP memory that scroll by moving a sprite to increment few registers. I hope that will be a game, but it is very very far to the final goal to be hyped now.
Hm, why so negative about a new V9990 batch and the current developments?  :(
There are more than 40 SymbOS applications now running nice on the Graphics 9000 on CPC/MSX/Enterprise,
and one very nice looking casual full screen game (Flappy Birds) beside some more demos,
and the next one (Micro Machines) is now under construction and already in an advanced stage. Very important stuff is already working now and there is a lot of CPU time left for the remaining stuff even on a 3,5MHz system.
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Re: Tecnobytes V9990 New Batch
« Reply #121 on: 22:32, 21 October 21 »
Hm, why so negative about a new V9990 batch and the current developments?  :(
Hey, it is not negative but objective. I had prefered this VDP expansion with a video signal passthrough to display all on the CPC monitor by using /YS and a multiplexer IC. I understand that is nice for SymbOS, but I don't see any interrest except that. (much more by using V99x8)
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Re: Tecnobytes V9990 New Batch
« Reply #122 on: 23:25, 21 October 21 »
Do you think, that superimposing or signal passtrough is more easy for the 9938 compared to the 9990? Both require additional hardware to do this. I am not a hardware guy at all, so I have no idea.

But when you have a look at the Philips 8280 it's already a lot of stuff. AFAIK the 9938 can't do this without any extra hardware. So I wonder what's the issue with the 9990 compared to the 9938 regarding this?

For the V9990 it looks similiar with the Video 9000, which does superimpose as well.

Another question is:
Since the V9990 has been connected successfully to the CPC for the first time, already 4 years passed.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=plQf9_7zPSA
It is available since 4 years, fully working, and we made new software for it and can use all existing ones for SymbOS as well, so you already have a lot of 16 colour stuff on the CPC running at very high screen resolutions.
But nobody else created another video hardware during this time. Why should this happen right now?
There are probably other graphic chips, which are fine as well. From my side, it would be very easy and really cool to port and use the VDP9938 MSX screen driver to SymbOS CPC as well, if someone would build such a hardware.

But if such hardware is not available, and no one is planning to do something within a realistic time frame, it doesn't make sense to say, that the G9K is not a good solution, except you want to talk in a negative way about a current project, which already exists. But this wouldn't be nice.

The main reason for using the G9K as a new standard video card for the CPC/MSX/Enterprise (maybe even PCW in the future) regarding platform independant fullscreen games is, that's it's probably the most powerful and easy to program video card which has ever been developed for an 8bit system.

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9938 Superimposer hardware:

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Re: Tecnobytes V9990 New Batch
« Reply #123 on: 23:56, 21 October 21 »
This is another thing. I talked about the fact that using the V99x8 was compatible with SymbOS and offered the possibility of porting existing MSX games to the CPC. this was not directly related to the ability to display everything on the same screen, but is more relevant for the V9990.

I know all of these things, I saw this on the internet and at the Revision event with you. Just because I would like the V9990 card to be different doesn't mean my post is negative. I explain a point of view, that's all. Something that seems to be difficult to have for 5 years with all these social networks that only allow you to say "like" and no longer to think differently or exchange opinions without being classified or upset people.
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Re: Tecnobytes V9990 New Batch
« Reply #124 on: 00:11, 22 October 21 »
This is another thing. I talked about the fact that using the V99x8 was compatible with SymbOS and offered the possibility of porting existing MSX games to the CPC. this was not directly related to the ability to display everything on the same screen, but is more relevant for the V9990.

I know all of these things, I saw this on the internet and at the Revision event with you. Just because I would like the V9990 card to be different doesn't mean my post is negative. I explain a point of view, that's all. Something that seems to be difficult to have for 5 years with all these social networks that only allow you to say "like" and no longer to think differently or exchange opinions without being classified or upset people.
Yes but the idea of this thread is (probably now was) to get enough people together to order a batch of a card that exists... But that's been derailed. Seems the objective is to stop people ordering this real piece of hardware for an idea you have in your head.
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