RULEZ!CHARGE (download your DSK from Internet to your CPC)

Started by TotO, 11:29, 02 September 15

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TotO

CPC Rulez has just opened a beta for its Rulez!Charge program.
For peoples who known Amcharge (Minitel), Rulez!Charge is a modern way (Internet) to download and write DSK from your CPC.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?=34&v=9AsvBM4q6kI
It require a serial interface (like CPC/Mini Booster) and a PC as gateway.
All should work like magic if you are using a bluetooth connection.  ;D
"You make one mistake in your life and the internet will never let you live it down" (Keith Goodyer)

CraigsBar

WOW, looks amazing, Where do we get in on the Beta Program... Sorry my french is limited to Cullinary :(

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TotO

I'm eating chouquettes and croissants for waiting the link to download it...  ;D
"You make one mistake in your life and the internet will never let you live it down" (Keith Goodyer)

Kris

Really great news! I'm really restless to test it :)

HAL6128

...so the CPC is able to download content from Internet?
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TotO

Yes. I have updated the first post to be more understandable.  8)
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HAL6128

What comfortable idea!

Just another question (has nothing to do with that topic): would the PC be able to act as a HTML Server (prepare the data for the CPC to save CPU power) and sent it in the same principle (as a "Gateway") to the CPC just to view the content?
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TotO

Sure it should be possible.
I have already spoke about that in the past for a web brower and a doom game.
"You make one mistake in your life and the internet will never let you live it down" (Keith Goodyer)

TFM

You got a like for posting that. But I don't see the advantage over having a Mini-Booster and using Write DSK with it. Sorry, I guess I miss the point. :-X
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Prodatron

It seems to take more than 1 minute to write 2 tracks (9KB), which is less than 150bytes/second (including disc writing), is this already the final speed?
I never had a look at the Arkos Write DSK, was it the same speed?

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TFM

Quote from: Prodatron on 18:21, 02 September 15
It seems to take more than 1 minute to write 2 tracks (9KB), which is less than 150bytes/second (including disc writing), is this already the final speed?
I never had a look at the Arkos Write DSK, was it the same speed?

No, that writes with usual speed.


EDIT: Looks like the "Reading" needs the most time.
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ronaldo

Maybe read/write can be improved using an HD or an X-MASS

TFM

Quote from: ronaldo on 21:24, 02 September 15
Maybe read/write can be improved using an HD or an X-MASS


How should that work? A track usually (Data format) only has 4.5 KB. For writing to a physical disc the FDC is all that counts. For reading data the Mini-Booster transfer rate and the speed in which the PC sends data are the decision makers.


Even if you would buffer data on hard-disc, at the end it still needs to be written to disc. No gain.


Or maybe I don't get what's actually happening here.
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TotO

Quote from: TFM on 18:07, 02 September 15I don't see the advantage over having a Mini-Booster and using Write DSK with it. Sorry, I guess I miss the point. :-X
Hey! You no more have to use a PC for the firsts steps... (except if you already own all the CPC softwares on it)
Here, you use the CPC for searching, downloading and writing the files from Internet to a floppy.
"You make one mistake in your life and the internet will never let you live it down" (Keith Goodyer)

MacDeath

So my DB9 - DIN5 Amscharge cable is now totally useless ?
And I don't even have to use my Minitel ?



more seriously... some "mobile phone application could come handy.
more phones support bluetooth and get some internet thing.

Anyone for the WinPhone or Android killer app ?
perhaps iOS ?

pelrun

Quote from: Prodatron on 18:21, 02 September 15
It seems to take more than 1 minute to write 2 tracks (9KB), which is less than 150bytes/second (including disc writing)


That's gotta be wrong; even my DSK2CDT2DISC managed 15seconds or better per track, and it was loading them from tape!

GOB

Quote from: HAL 6128 on 16:34, 02 September 15
What comfortable idea!

Just another question (has nothing to do with that topic): would the PC be able to act as a HTML Server (prepare the data for the CPC to save CPU power) and sent it in the same principle (as a "Gateway") to the CPC just to view the content?

Use your PC... why try to display something on CPC he can not do it alone...

TotO

Without Minitel, a CPC alone was not able to download softwares in 80's = no Amcharge.
Using a Server (PC or anything else) as gateway is what does all computers to access networks, play games, ...
The CPC had enough things to process to not waste its CPU time. Things Network applications not Demo!
"You make one mistake in your life and the internet will never let you live it down" (Keith Goodyer)

TFM

Well, as long as I can take the USB cable and don't have to use Bleu Dents  ;)
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TFM

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angelcaio

Maybe it's "a bit" slow, but it's amazing to download from the website directly with the CPC. ... Although with a little help from a pc.

https://youtu.be/BEhPWeC9VJE


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VincentGR

Totally forgot about this.
Does it work with an M4?

GUNHED

No, it's for RS232, CPC-Booster and Mini-Booster... But... does somebody know a link to the latest version?
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