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avatar_cpcitor
News & Events / Re: Zilog stops manufacturing ...
Last post by cpcitor - Yesterday at 23:56
Quote from: chinnyhill10 on Yesterday at 15:11It's not a huge problem. Stocks won't be running low any time soon. So many have been made in fact I doubt we'll see a shortage in our lifetimes.

I agree. This is not a practical problem. I would be tempted to compare this to (like: a smaller case of) having a machine that behaves exactly like a CPC for all practical purposes, but doesn't have the same appearance. It would not be the real thing. "Oh you mean like a Schneider CPC." Oh. Well... never mind.

Moreover, the Z80 in the real CPCs weren't made by Zilog anyway, right.  ;)
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avatar_Jean-Marie
Games / Re: Pinball Magic 2024 (WIP)
Last post by Jean-Marie - Yesterday at 23:14
A small update where I changed the background color of table 7, from "swamp green" to sky blue.
Plus a few more minor optimizations.
Alternate download link.
#3
avatar_flibblesan
Amstrad CPC hardware / Re: Amstrad CPC WiFi
Last post by flibblesan - Yesterday at 22:39
Well done for fixing it. Good lad!
#4
Quote from: McArti0 on Yesterday at 17:31much better will be to buy Dandanator with test of components.

now we have 1.4v on D0. test it again and see if READY is 0
I seem to be very good at buying the wrong things (RAM, oscilloscope) at the wrong times. 😅

Ran the test again. With 1.4v on D0, READY (pin22 on 40010) is 0.
#5
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Emulatoren / JavaCPC Problem
Last post by Gauntlet - Yesterday at 20:43
Hallo!

Ich habe da ein kleines Problem mit dem JavaCPC-Emulator (Desktop).
Er zeigt mir neuerdings den Monitor mit der ROM nicht mehr an bzw. sehe ich dort nur ein schwarzes Bild. (siehe Anhang)
Desweiteren kann ich über das Menü den Emulator nicht mehr beenden.
Ich muss hier leider den Taskmanager benutzen.
Ein neues herunterladen von JavaCPC und JavaCPC Online Setup inkl. der Ausführung hat leider nicht zum gewünschten Erfolg geführt.

Vielleicht hat einer ja die Lösung für mich?!

Besten Dank
LG
#6
much better will be to buy Dandanator with test of components.

now we have 1.4v on D0. test it again and see if READY is 0
#7
avatar_Herman
GFX + Tunes / Re: Requesting feedback on mus...
Last post by Herman - Yesterday at 16:16
Good work!
Thanks to Mr. Lou & the helpers here for sharing your background knowledge with us.
#8
avatar_mr_lou
GFX + Tunes / Re: Requesting feedback on mus...
Last post by mr_lou - Yesterday at 15:54
Hm, for some reason it didn't include my screenshot, so uploading here.
#9
avatar_mr_lou
GFX + Tunes / Re: Requesting feedback on mus...
Last post by mr_lou - Yesterday at 15:50
Well, my little converter tool is progressing slowly.

I have converted another track of mine: "Bottled Bubbles" - https://indiegamemusic.com/5852

The zip file containing the Arkos Tracker 1 version also contains an Amstrad CPC DSK file with an executable preview, so you can listen to it on your Amstrad CPC (or emulator) to hear how it sounds like, and as a kind of demonstration that the track does actually play on a real CPC.




The two DSK files are attached here for your convenience. Feedback and suggestions are welcome!

If anyone is asking "What's the point of all of this?", the answer is simple: It is merely to provide music to CPC gamedevs. Hopefully inspiring them to get busy coding some (more) games.
Have long wanted to make more CPC music, and this little tool makes it easier for me to do so. Simple as that. I hope someone out there will appreciate the effort. (I also hope other CPC musicians will post their tracks to IGM).

I should also mention licenses briefly, since many people tend to completely overcomplicate those. Licenses are simple: Tracks might be available with a freeware license. That means you may be allowed to use the track completely free of charge - provided your game is also available completely free of charge.
If you plan on making a little bit of pocket money on your game, then look for tracks available with a non-exclusive resale license. These tracks are available for use for a one-time royalty-free € 5-20 EUR.
Regardless of license type, you need to ask the authors permission to use the track(s).

Thanks to Targhan for the help so far.
#10
Quote from: McArti0 on Yesterday at 12:49This is an indication that after a certain point there are no writes to GA 40010.

Do I need to check traces and signals now?

You have done an amazing job guiding me with a multimeter, but I expect the oscilloscope to arrive in 5 days. I hope that helps to find the fault (or faults).
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