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Surgery of a modded CPC with 2 CRTC
26 June 2011, 4:50 pm

Surgery of a modded CPC with 2 CRTC

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Re: Genesis8 - Surgery of a modded CPC with 2 CRTC
« Reply #1 on: 02:38, 27 June 11 »
So if you could find someone to heavily mod your Amstrad CPC, what would you add inside your CPC ?

I vote for :

- remove 3" drive, add a real 3,5" and a HxC emulator drive
- add memory (how much can a CPC handle to the maximum ?)
- add a silicon drive
- A/B switch for the 3,5" and HxC emulator drive
- reset switch
- digiblaster + VN96
- rombox (what would be the best method to choose wich ROMs must be active ?)
- more ideas to come

Dont be shy, also states what you would add outside the CPC (to the expansion port...) like a CPC Booster.
« Last Edit: 03:16, 27 June 11 by genesis8 »
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Re: Genesis8 - Surgery of a modded CPC with 2 CRTC
« Reply #2 on: 02:50, 27 June 11 »
How does such a dual CRTC work ?

Aren't there conflicts or does it simply enable to have all trick from both models ?

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Re: Genesis8 - Surgery of a modded CPC with 2 CRTC
« Reply #3 on: 03:13, 27 June 11 »
How does such a dual CRTC work ?

Aren't there conflicts or does it simply enable to have all trick from both models ?

A switch permits to choose one of the 2 available.
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Re: Genesis8 - Surgery of a modded CPC with 2 CRTC
« Reply #4 on: 05:04, 27 June 11 »
If I could find someone to do the design work, I would replace the PCB in my cpc464 with one that had a Z80180 processor, 4MB or 8MB ram and a hard disk in place of the floppy, it might also have an Ethernet port, 2 x AY-3-8910, RTC, light pen socket and speech synthesiser.
The OS would be Symbos with Amsdos and CP/M compatibility, and be able to copy from cassette to hard disk.

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Re: Genesis8 - Surgery of a modded CPC with 2 CRTC
« Reply #5 on: 16:50, 27 June 11 »
What does the second CRTC do that the first one does not, and how common are the inferior chips.

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Re: Genesis8 - Surgery of a modded CPC with 2 CRTC
« Reply #6 on: 16:53, 27 June 11 »
What does the second CRTC do that the first one does not, and how common are the inferior chips.


Differences between CRTC types.


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Re: Genesis8 - Surgery of a modded CPC with 2 CRTC
« Reply #7 on: 18:42, 27 June 11 »
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A switch permits to choose one of the 2 available.
Epic!  :D