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Re: The compatibility of the M4 card...
« Reply #50 on: 19:16, 25 January 21 »
That sounds good, then this build of M4 firmware should be just fine to use:
https://www.cpcwiki.eu/forum/applications/impdraw-v2-0/msg180479/#msg180479
Well, not the newest firmware, but I go back to it and let you know how it works.  :)  Thanks for pointing me there.  :)

@Duke : This firmware works flawless with M4 and FutureOS on the 6128plus. Can I please put it into the FutureOS distribution?
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Re: The compatibility of the M4 card...
« Reply #51 on: 19:44, 25 January 21 »
Well, not the newest firmware, but I go back to it and let you know how it works.  :)  Thanks for pointing me there.  :)

@Duke : This firmware works flawless with M4 and FutureOS on the 6128plus. Can I please put it into the FutureOS distribution?

Yes, of course.

I forget what was changed between beta 2 and 3, probably nothing too significant anyway.
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Re: The compatibility of the M4 card...
« Reply #52 on: 19:45, 25 January 21 »
Thanks a lot.  :)
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Re: The compatibility of the M4 card...
« Reply #53 on: 15:56, 12 May 21 »
Another game for the incompatibility list is "Ninja Carnage", as it uses specialized FDC code.
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Re: The compatibility of the M4 card...
« Reply #54 on: 19:01, 22 May 21 »
There is R-Type 128 in the archive! :-) Thank you so much Mr. DVG  :)
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Re: The compatibility of the M4 card...
« Reply #55 on: 02:28, 15 November 21 »
Hi Duke, please, when I use the romup464.bin I get basic 1.1 and lowrom in english, how can i get the spanish layout?, if I use the m4low-sp.bin I get spanish but romnumber changes to 6 and I lose compatibility with games, If I change rom number to 7 the m4 board don't work.
I only made an english build for CPC basic 1.1, the other installers are meant for CPC6128 and using the modified lowerrom which needs M4 rom in slot 6.
You can manually upload the Basic 1.1 and Lowerrom from a Spanish CPC 6128 instead.
If I find some time later, I will compile a spanish version aswell.
Same situation here. @Duke, I would also be grateful for the modified spanish ROM.
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Re: The compatibility of the M4 card...
« Reply #56 on: 20:49, 16 November 21 »
Same situation here. @Duke, I would also be grateful for the modified spanish ROM.

Here you go (attached, unzip to microSD and run"romup464.bin").  - I did not test it, so please let me know if it works or not :)
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Re: The compatibility of the M4 card...
« Reply #57 on: 10:58, 17 November 21 »
Here you go (attached, unzip to microSD and run"romup464.bin").  - I did not test it, so please let me know if it works or not :)
I have just tested it.
I had my 464 with English modified ROM and M4 already on slot 7 (as done by original ROMUP464.bin). I copied newer file (using same name ROMUP464.bin) and run it. It worked like a charm. Modified spanish ROM (working with multiload games).

Then I reset m4 by removing romslots.bin and romconfig.big in M4 folder. Verified that I was back to BASIC 1.0 and M4 ROM at slot 6 (default). First try I do not know what I did wrong but executing RUN"ROMUP464 did nothing. I repeated the process starting with English ROMUP464 and then again with Spanish ROMUP464 both from clean situation. Both times it worked well.

So it works great. Now I can play any game. A good game to test is Terminator II from http://cngsoft.no-ip.org/cpc_lzx.htm. I say it is good as it uses multiload. It even makes you reload first phase if you die there too  :o . I remember it being a pain in the neck to play on tape due to this. With unmodified lower rom and/or M4 rom on slot 6 it starts tape (you can hear the click of the relay) and nothing is loaded beyond start screen. With modified OS ROM and M4 rom on slot 7 it works perfect. You can see messages regarding TAPE access (turn it over, loading) for a few seconds and then you can start playing.

As a side note it would be great to make Spanish ROMUP464 version also available from your site and document it on your manual for others to come (you know that Spanish CPC legion is not a small one).

Thank you very much for everything @Duke  ;)
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Re: The compatibility of the M4 card...
« Reply #58 on: 12:08, 17 November 21 »
With regards to the original thread topic - A while back, I compiled a small list of games for the usifac2 which I believe will also work on the M4
https://www.cpcwiki.eu/forum/games/usifac-ii-direct-load-games/msg207736/#msg207736


You're welcome to add them to your bundle if you so desire :)
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Re: The compatibility of the M4 card...
« Reply #59 on: 19:55, 17 November 21 »
By the way I do not know if it is due to the ROM upgrade or what but many subdirectories and paths have been messed up. Has someone else experienced this?

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