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Re: X-MEM, a new memory expansion for all CPC.
« Reply #675 on: 04:46, 06 January 17 »
[quote author=zhulien link=topic=9292.msg139197#msg139197 date=1483670096]
Perhaps you can try the super.rom and modified amsdos80.rom?


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do you have a link for the super.rom and modified amsdos80.rom?

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Re: X-MEM, a new memory expansion for all CPC.
« Reply #676 on: 12:23, 06 January 17 »
Just to understand correctly, what is rtc ? What CAN we do with it ?
Thanks for explanations.
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Re: X-MEM, a new memory expansion for all CPC.
« Reply #677 on: 12:39, 06 January 17 »
Just to understand correctly, what is rtc ? What CAN we do with it ?
Thanks for explanations.

RTC stands for RealTime Clock. It's a clock (ie: with the actual time, not just a ticker) that continues to run even when the computer is powered down. It's useful for many things such as putting time stamps on files when they are created/saved.

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Re: X-MEM, a new memory expansion for all CPC.
« Reply #678 on: 12:50, 06 January 17 »
Thanks for your answer !
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Re: X-MEM, a new memory expansion for all CPC.
« Reply #679 on: 01:41, 08 January 17 »

@zhulien


Bump !

[quote author=zhulien link=topic=9292.msg139197#msg139197 date=1483670096]
Perhaps you can try the super.rom and modified amsdos80.rom?


Hi Zhulien

do you have a link for the super.rom and modified amsdos80.rom?

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Re: X-MEM, a new memory expansion for all CPC.
« Reply #680 on: 09:20, 23 April 17 »
So to eradicate this bug, you just had to Reset bank by putting #c0 to port #7f before to connect Asic i/o page, am i right ?


Sorry to UP this old conversation but...


What about softwares who are using Asic when in 7FC2 (or upper equivalent)? As you cannot 7FC0 before accessing Asic, all Asic access will occur in B5 (or upper equivalent)


As a result, I made yesterday a small test. If modern extensions may be fixed in the futur, the code will run further


Code: [Select]
Asic Off

ld hl,#4000
ld bc,#7FC4
out (c),c
ld (hl),c
Asic On
ld (hl),l
Asic Off
ld a,(hl)
or a
jp z,ExpansionKO

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Re: X-MEM, a new memory expansion for all CPC.
« Reply #681 on: 13:01, 23 April 17 »
Effectively, it Would be great to fix it!


@Roudoudou : tests have been done in direct live!
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Re: X-MEM, a new memory expansion for all CPC.
« Reply #682 on: 22:22, 17 June 18 »
Late to the party: Does anyone know how to order an X-MEM board these days? The original link doesn't seem to work anymore (looks like a blank site).

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Re: X-MEM, a new memory expansion for all CPC.
« Reply #683 on: 22:43, 17 June 18 »
Late to the party: Does anyone know how to order an X-MEM board these days? The original link doesn't seem to work anymore (looks like a blank site).
Hi llopis, see in
http://amstrad.es/forum/viewtopic.php?f=36&t=4891&sid=6b2a1634ee141258c3f4e2c6a650e543&start=30


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Re: X-MEM, a new memory expansion for all CPC.
« Reply #684 on: 13:10, 16 August 18 »
Yep, in Slot 6
AMSDOS/PARADOS v1.2 is usually Slot 7?

$3FFE   $3FFD
$33      / $00 - 3.5” / 3.5”
$30      / $00 - 3.5” / 3”
$03      / $00 - 3” / 3.5”
$00      / $00 - 3” / 3”
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Re: X-MEM, a new memory expansion for all CPC.
« Reply #685 on: 14:33, 16 August 18 »
AMSDOS/PARADOS v1.2 is usually Slot 7?
Often.
Some Amstrad's doesnt allow to exchange ROM7.

When you have a mass-storage device like M4-Card or XMASS, than AMSDOS on ROM 8 could be a better idea.

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Re: X-MEM, a new memory expansion for all CPC.
« Reply #686 on: 23:19, 01 July 19 »
A litle update for the X-MEM PCB:
- add HACK pins (boot rom switch) for deported usage
- add BRST pins (reset button) for deported usage

Will allow peoples to improve the internal CPC intergration or HACKIT feature.
« Last Edit: 23:28, 01 July 19 by TotO »
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Re: X-MEM, a new memory expansion for all CPC.
« Reply #687 on: 23:47, 01 July 19 »
Is this a new version of the great X-MEM or a patch for the ones we have?  :)
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Re: X-MEM, a new memory expansion for all CPC.
« Reply #688 on: 23:56, 01 July 19 »
Version v1.8 of the PCB design. (new one)
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Re: X-MEM, a new memory expansion for all CPC.
« Reply #689 on: 02:11, 02 July 19 »
A litle update for the X-MEM PCB:
- add HACK pins (boot rom switch) for deported usage
- add BRST pins (reset button) for deported usage
Will allow peoples to improve the internal CPC intergration or HACKIT feature.


Hi Tot0
Am I able to upgrade my old boards ?
Where do I connect the wires to the New Pins ??
and ? What do the HACK and BRST pins do ? ?


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Re: X-MEM, a new memory expansion for all CPC.
« Reply #690 on: 09:35, 02 July 19 »
Hi Ray!

The BRST pins (bus reset) are just the same as the MotherX4 reset signal took from the bus to deport it using a 2-wire cable with button.
The HACK pins (hackit) are just the same as the BOOT sliding switch (CPC/ROM) from the X-MEM to deport it using a 2-wire cable with switch.

Those allows peoples using the X-MEM as "Siren Hackit" or embedded into a CPC to have easy access to the features.
It is already possible on the previous versions by soldering wires from the PCB. (require to remove the sliding switch to operate)

Just a commodity for peoples asking me that for this usage.

Thanks,

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Re: X-MEM, a new memory expansion for all CPC.
« Reply #691 on: 09:49, 02 July 19 »
Hi Ray!
The BRST pins (bus reset) are just the same as the MotherX4 reset signal took from the bus to deport it using a 2-wire cable with button.
The HACK pins (hackit) are just the same as the BOOT sliding switch (CPC/ROM) from the X-MEM to deport it using a 2-wire cable with switch.
Those allows peoples using the X-MEM as "Siren Hackit" or embedded into a CPC to have easy access to the features.
It is already possible on the previous versions by soldering wires from the PCB. (require to remove the sliding switch to operate)
Just a commodity for peoples asking me that for this usage.Thanks,TotO.

Hi Tot0

Thanks Ray
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Re: X-MEM, a new memory expansion for all CPC.
« Reply #692 on: 15:48, 02 July 19 »
To use it for the Siren Hackit I assume that one just need to fit the correct lower ROM into the X-MEM and then switch to the new lower ROM or in case of the new PCB just to press the button, right?

However where to get it?

As present a Hackit ROM which seems to be more recent than the one from CPC-Power (just took a quick look).

EDIT: Oh, crap! In this forum I can't even place a ROM here, so let me zip it...
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Re: X-MEM, a new memory expansion for all CPC.
« Reply #693 on: 17:54, 02 July 19 »

LE HACKER V4.79 * NARO (12/89) + X OR (05/92) + NULLOS CRACKER (05/92)


it's a cracked version

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Re: X-MEM, a new memory expansion for all CPC.
« Reply #694 on: 18:18, 02 July 19 »
Yes, with some more commands.
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Re: X-MEM, a new memory expansion for all CPC.
« Reply #695 on: 14:12, 02 March 21 »
I’ve got a question regarding ROM management in the X-Mem.


I had to do a re-install on my X-Mem, meaning that I had to also install all my ROMs on it. I’m using the X-Mem Flasher tool to do that. My 1-16 ROM arrangement is currently:
0 Basic
1 Fw 3.15
2 Flasher 1
3 Flasher 2
4 SymbOS 3.0A




7 CPM ROM
8 CP/M Plus
9 CP/M Plus2


I’ve had the AcmeDOS rom in slot 5 or 6. I didn’t have the actual ROM file at hand where I’ve installed it, so I downloaded the latest version.


Now, if I go and add the AcmeDOS ROM with Flasher in slot 5 or 6, it appears to load it but it doesn’t show on the list of ROMs. Instead, all the CP/M ROMs have disappeared from the list.


X-Mem monitor lists all the ROMs but it shows only rectangle characters in place of AcmeDOS ROM’s name. I first thought it might be the long name shown in Windows, but WinAPE does cut the name and Flasber shows it short, and renaming it in Windows didn’t help either.


Any ideas?

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Re: X-MEM, a new memory expansion for all CPC.
« Reply #696 on: 14:49, 02 March 21 »
Hello,

AcmeDOS is only one ROM (xmass.rom) and was used to handle the X-MASS 128MB with FAT16.
What are the files installed on slot 5 and 6? What is your usage?

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Re: X-MEM, a new memory expansion for all CPC.
« Reply #697 on: 15:42, 02 March 21 »
Slot 5 and 6 are empty. I used to have it for formatting my X-Mass DOM, although there’s no longer an imminent need to do that anymoee. I think I might actually have the ROM file you’re referring to. Thanks!

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Re: X-MEM, a new memory expansion for all CPC.
« Reply #698 on: 16:08, 02 March 21 »
How looks the ROM in an Hex-Viewer?
Something like that?

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The ROM can be loaded correctly with WinApe?

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Re: X-MEM, a new memory expansion for all CPC.
« Reply #699 on: 17:05, 02 March 21 »
I found the X-mass rom. That installed correctly and displays as ’Acme DOS’.