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Amstrad CPC hardware / Re: CPC 464 Keyboard Problem
« Last post by DoctorCPC on Yesterday at 23:56 »
Just one of the flat(ordinary) keys is missing in the cpc 6128. i can not use cad programme. im very busy working day in weekdays. but good idea for exact solution. cause all of the cpc users need 3d model keycaps for replacement keycaps. so its too hard for me now. my profession is software development. first of all i try to handmade solution but if i dont solve this problem, i can use free cad. thanks rpalmer. It's cheaper to buy a new cpc 464 but my way is the real solution for CPC 464.
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Amstrad CPC hardware / Re: CPC 464 Keyboard Problem
« Last post by rpalmer on Yesterday at 23:43 »
another problem I have is with cpc 6128. I'm missing a key on my english version cpc 6128 keyboard. this key is straight ones. but I couldn't find a 3d model of the key for the english cpc 6128 anywhere.
What can i do?

Which key on the keyboard is the problem for the 6128?
Are you able to use a CAD program to model your own key cap replacement?

I would look to FreeCAD as it is open source. It may take a while to get use to its interface, but can be good enough to get the job done and there are youtube vids to get an idea of how to use the program.

Also all keys on the CPCs have springs, so if you missing them you will need to source them from somewhere.

rpalmer
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Programming / Re: How to convert sndh files to arkos tracker files?
« Last post by tronic on Yesterday at 23:42 »
thank you very much tronic! your answer is perfect, it helped me a lot. I finally managed to play some music on my cpc.

One more thing.
From point 3. (see above, once .ym is exported) Arkos Tracker comes with an option (Tools->YM analyzer) that deals with ym formats.
In fact, with this option you can read/play/import a small portion of the ym music from one channel (A,B or C), and so then (re)using it as instruments into arkos tracker.
It's a kind of way for "ripping" instruments from the original (sndh) music or simply to "see/hear" how it is done.

Have a try...

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Hardware related / Re: An Ebay bargain ...
« Last post by gerald on Yesterday at 23:07 »
But there is supposed to be a spring between the peg and the wedge or beneath the wedge?
Yes, there is a tiny spring !
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thank you very much tronic! your answer is perfect, it helped me a lot. I finally managed to play some music on my cpc.
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Games / Re: Galactic Tomb is done !!!
« Last post by XeNoMoRPH on Yesterday at 21:59 »

https://youtu.be/JXqwSGGTfhU


First vĂ­deo from Siemb chronicles , from Espsoft,


Minute:02:39:56
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Hardware related / Re: An Ebay bargain ...
« Last post by thomas on Yesterday at 21:36 »
Making progress with the case.
However, the pause button is not fixed yet: I have the wedge and my Roomba picked up this tiny plug, which I later noticed can be seen being stuck in one of the case slits in the picture of my first post (I lost it without noticing ...)!
 
:-)

But there is supposed to be a spring between the peg and the wedge or beneath the wedge? (one YTer I don't remember right now has made a video about that mechanism; I'll have to check!)

- thomas

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Programming / Re: How to convert sndh files to arkos tracker files?
« Last post by tronic on Yesterday at 20:04 »
thank you pulkomandy for your answer. Do you know a tool to make a ym register dump from a sndh file?

Hi,
You can "for example" do that :

1. Get a .sndh filemusic (tons there : http://sndh.atari.org/download.php)
2. Get ayemul : https://bulba.untergrund.net/emulator_e.htm
3. Play/Convert/export sndh filemusic with ayemul to ym6 format (.ym)
4. Uncompress (use 7zip or lha or...) the generated ym6 (.ym) file because it's compressed, usually with lha - You get then a "Ay_Emul.ym" file.
5. Use a tool to "transform" this uncompressed "Ay_Emul.ym" to ayc format :
 - What's ayc : http://www.cpcwiki.eu/index.php/AYC
 - Toolz for doing that :
 a) https://cpcrulez.fr/emulateurs_UTIL-MUSIC-YMCruncher.htm (windows)
 b) https://cpcrulez.fr/coding_src-music-kitay.htm (on cpc)
6. You get now an "Ay_Emul.ayc" that can be play on cpc with the AYC player
7. Player+song (assemble/run with winape emulator)

Link to all of that, there (zip file) : https://uptobox.com/e4sslnma0xzj

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[edit] Forgot link to explain what is ym6 format, there : http://leonard.oxg.free.fr/ymformat.html
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Amstrad CPC hardware / Re: Plus2CPC. Plus cartridge slot for the CPC
« Last post by abalore on Yesterday at 19:46 »
STL files for enclosure available in project site:
https://abalore.com/plus2cpc.html

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If you are not in a hurry this one normally works fine...


https://www.befr.ebay.be/itm/293044385661



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