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Demos / Diashow by 'The Highlander'
« Last post by ComSoft6128 on Yesterday at 18:46 »

Short (only five Mode 2 digitized screens) B&W German slideshow likely from the late Eighties.
The screens have been compressed from the standard CPC 17K files down to between 3K - 7K.
With 134K free on the disc I wonder why so few?
Two of the screens show Depeche Mode band members and screen three is Siouxsie Sioux.


Not emulated - original hardware and software.
Please note that  the aspect ratio for this YouTube video is 16:9 but the CPC monitor
has an aspect ratio of 4:3 so you may wish to adjust your viewing device accordingly.

General Discussion - Introductions / Re: Please buy this for me :D
« Last post by eto on Yesterday at 17:44 »
well... at least it is highly unlikely he will sell this game until January ;-)

btw: I can't find the listing on Ebay.
Hardware related / CTM640/644 component Help!
« Last post by pledg on Yesterday at 17:36 »

I need to replace a failed D510 on a CTM640 monitor it's listed as SR2M Zener Diode on the parts list.

Is there a modern equivalent part?

Would an R2KY be a good replacement? or an UF2002



Alcon2020 and my game compilations use the ROM number range &80 - &9F
So, it needs your ROM board to translate these numbers to the range &00-&1F in order to work. That should be easy, just ignoring the most significant bit.

That said, to make Alcon2020 work you need to map the slot &00 to lower and the rest to upper. That simple.
tried so far, ALCON2020, SpaceM, Klax, FutureOS.
To install FutureOS on an EPROM card it's important to recognize that the ROM numbers are fixed. The installer DSK allows to adapt the ROM numbers. Then you can burn the data on EPROMs and use it.

For the Cartridge of FutureOS the ROM numbers are also fixed. In addition it does use features of the 6128plus. So it will not run on the regular CPC6128.

Let me help if I can help any further.  :) :) :)
News & Events / Re: #CPCRetroDev 2021
« Last post by awergh on Yesterday at 16:10 »
Only two weeks to go!, curious to know how many people here are working on a game this year.
News & Events / Re: #CPCRetroDev 2021
« Last post by Gryzor on Yesterday at 15:50 »
That looks damn good for a BASIC program! Now if someone could convert it to something faster...
General Discussion - Introductions / Re: Please buy this for me :D
« Last post by Gryzor on Yesterday at 15:49 »
Thanks, eto, much appreciated :) It appears the situation is more complicated. Here are the countries the seller has *excluded* even though they ship "globally":

Angola, Burundi, Benin, Burkina Faso, Botswana, Central African Republic, Côte d'Ivoire (Ivory Coast), Cameroon, Congo, Democratic Republic of the, Congo, Republic of the, Comoros, Cape Verde Islands, Djibouti, Algeria, Eritrea, Western Sahara, Gabon Republic, Ghana, Guinea, Gambia, Guinea-Bissau, Equatorial Guinea, Liberia, Libya, Lesotho, Morocco, Madagascar, Mali, Mozambique, Mauritania, Mauritius, Malawi, Mayotte, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Reunion, Rwanda, Senegal, Saint Helena, Sierra Leone, Somalia, Swaziland, Seychelles, Chad, Togo, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Afghanistan, Armenia, Azerbaijan Republic, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Maldives, Mongolia, Nepal, Pakistan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Aruba, Anguilla, Netherlands Antilles, Antigua and Barbuda, Bahamas, Belize, Barbados, Costa Rica, Cayman Islands, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Guadeloupe, Grenada, Guatemala, Honduras, Haiti, Jamaica, Saint Kitts-Nevis, Saint Lucia, Montserrat, Martinique, Nicaragua, Panama, Puerto Rico, El Salvador, Turks and Caicos Islands, Trinidad and Tobago, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, British Virgin Islands, Albania, Andorra, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Belarus, Switzerland, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Germany, Denmark, Spain, Estonia, Finland, France, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Greece, Croatia, Republic of, Hungary, Ireland, Iceland, Italy, Jersey, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Latvia, Monaco, Moldova, Macedonia, Malta, Montenegro, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russian Federation, Svalbard and Jan Mayen, San Marino, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Sweden, Ukraine, Vatican City State, Bahrain, Jordan, Oman, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, Yemen, Bermuda, Saint Pierre and Miquelon, American Samoa, Cook Islands, Fiji, Micronesia, Guam, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, New Caledonia, Niue, Nauru, Palau, Papua New Guinea, French Polynesia, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Tuvalu, Vanuatu, Wallis and Futuna, Western Samoa, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas), French Guiana, Guyana, Peru, Paraguay, Suriname, Uruguay, Venezuela, Brunei Darussalam, Indonesia, Cambodia, Laos, Macau, Malaysia

...and the list of the allowed countries:

Hong Kong
Korea, South
New Zealand
South Africa
Sri Lanka
United Arab Emirates
United Kingdom
United States
Virgin Islands (U.S.)

Go figure... :(
News & Events / Re: #CPCRetroDev 2021
« Last post by XeNoMoRPH on Yesterday at 14:15 »
Amstrad CPC hardware / Re: Raspberry Pi on CPC
« Last post by zhulien on Yesterday at 12:25 »

Level Converter 4 maps the control signals of the CPC bus to the Pi as follows:

MREQ to the Pi's BCM24  one way to Pi
RD to the Pi's BCM25  one way to Pi
WR to the Pi's BCM26  one way to Pi
BRST to the PI's BCM8  one way to CPC
RAMDIS to the PI's BCM27  one way to CPC

Is there any dangers in mapping these right away?
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