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Amstrad PCW to color
« on: 23:28, 11 August 17 »
Good afternoon, our friend HabiSoft, is testing a fpga board to give Amstrad PCW color. Here you have the link


[youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jdmFmiI17Kw[/youtube]&feature=youtu.be


Do you think it deserves to create a board?
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Re: Amstrad PCW to color
« Reply #1 on: 01:45, 12 August 17 »

Another new breakthrough from our friend HabiSoft

[youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0_4Uf-MJxNg[/youtube]


We can play in color any game of our Amstrad PCW
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Re: Amstrad PCW to color
« Reply #2 on: 09:29, 12 August 17 »
I guess this is different to the pcw16 or the "arnold number two" in operation?
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Re: Amstrad PCW to color
« Reply #3 on: 11:04, 12 August 17 »
The images belong to a PCW8256. This is in evidence. 16 colors can be obtained. The color change is automatic through the fpga board
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Re: Amstrad PCW to color
« Reply #4 on: 02:20, 14 August 17 »
New Amstrad PCW 8256/8512 color captures: Match Day II & Sol Negro


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Re: Amstrad PCW to color
« Reply #5 on: 12:28, 14 August 17 »
nice looks like cga

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Re: Amstrad PCW to color
« Reply #6 on: 17:27, 14 August 17 »
The soft opera games have their graphics ported just like PC-CGA

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Re: Amstrad PCW to color
« Reply #7 on: 23:45, 14 August 17 »
New color captures: Strip Poker- A gift for my friend Robcfg.

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Re: Amstrad PCW to color
« Reply #8 on: 00:27, 15 August 17 »
Haaaaahahaaa!

The pictures look good, actually... [emoji23]


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Re: Amstrad PCW to color
« Reply #9 on: 11:07, 15 August 17 »
Sabrina and Samantha don't look very comfortable lying on the floor..

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Re: Amstrad PCW to color
« Reply #10 on: 11:22, 15 August 17 »
The board looks actually great!  :) On the other hand, I can only wonder what kind of hardcore solo-party lover would find that Strip Poker videogame sexually arousing. It probably had its audience, though.

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Re: Amstrad PCW to color
« Reply #11 on: 13:00, 15 August 17 »
Our friend HabiSoft prepares the new version of the emulator CP/M Box for PCW's color. Some images.



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Re: Amstrad PCW to color
« Reply #12 on: 12:22, 16 August 17 »
Impressive stuff :)

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Re: Amstrad PCW to color
« Reply #13 on: 15:45, 16 August 17 »
is there information about how this interface operates?
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Re: Amstrad PCW to color
« Reply #14 on: 15:51, 16 August 17 »
It's still in development, but basically takes the video signal as a bitstream and every two bits give 1 of 4 color or every 4 bits give 1 of 16 colors.


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Re: Amstrad PCW to color
« Reply #15 on: 16:01, 16 August 17 »
It's still in development, but basically takes the video signal as a bitstream and every two bits give 1 of 4 color or every 4 bits give 1 of 16 colors.
When I looked at the pictures I did think it was done this way. In some of the pictures it is obvious there was some automatic method being used, because some looked like colours from "artifacts" showing hi-res pictures on a ntsc/pal display (same way PC does it).

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Re: Amstrad PCW to color
« Reply #16 on: 16:03, 16 August 17 »
It's also easy to see that the graphics were ported from CGA or EGA versions.

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Re: Amstrad PCW to color
« Reply #17 on: 17:32, 17 December 19 »
More info about Colour PCW
Please use translator (spanish forum)


http://amstrad.es/forum/viewtopic.php?f=35&t=4809


Habi CP/M Box emu with PCW Color option:


http://www.habisoft.com/pcw/



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Re: Amstrad PCW to color
« Reply #18 on: 15:57, 30 May 21 »
Well, now. Is there actually a mod that converts a PcW into a color computer?
(Saw this for the emulator, not for the real PcW). Can somebody enlighten me please?  :)
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Re: Amstrad PCW to color
« Reply #19 on: 16:18, 30 May 21 »
Long story short, it's possible to have a board connected to the expansion port with a cpld/fpga that interprets the black and white pixels as binary numbers which are indices into a programmable color table.


So, if you take every 2 pixels, you get 4 colors and half the horizontal resolution, and if you take 4 pixels, then you can have 16 colors and a quarter of the horizontal resolution.


Oh, and he added a 360x256x16 video mode using color attributes.



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Re: Amstrad PCW to color
« Reply #20 on: 17:53, 30 May 21 »
Does somebody produce / sell this GFX cards for the expansion port?
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Re: Amstrad PCW to color
« Reply #21 on: 18:29, 30 May 21 »
No one as far as I know.


@Habi did the design but I'm not sure if he finished/published it.


Time to ask him  ;D

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Re: Amstrad PCW to color
« Reply #22 on: 19:00, 31 May 21 »
Dear @Habi : Can you please enlighten us?
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Re: Amstrad PCW to color
« Reply #23 on: 12:22, 20 June 21 »
maybe you could try FPGA... (MISTer board: PCW core with audio AY and Color)


https://youtu.be/z-IoDr81xjE

I want PCW Color too... (on my real PCW)
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