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An Amstrad CPC 6128 dust cover ? Yes it exists and you can buy onebeing selled for 25 euros on le bon coin.
Repoker de Ases par 4Mhz is a compilation of 4Mhz's games in a cartridge, more exactly in a Dandanator, so it has a 64 Kb RAM expansion, nice for an Amstrad CPC 464.
BEWARE, there are only 150 of them, so be quick to order one.
Let's talk about something else than Amstrad 8bit computers, though we will stay in the familly to see the test of the Amstrad Emailer Plus done by ChinnyVision.
The following informations are from the Emailer Plus wikipedia page.
The Amstrad E-mailer (often stylized as E-m@iler or written as Emailer or Em@iler) is a landline phone device, launched in 2000. It is essentially a desktop telephone with an LCD screen and limited Internet dialup and email messaging capabilities. Later models (the E-m@iler Plus, released 2002, and E3 Superphone with videophone capabilities, released 2004) were notable for including the ability to play ZX Spectrum videogames, leveraging Amstrad's previous experience manufacturing Spectrum models.The keyboard or Mailboard that slid out from under the handset was similar to the original ZX Spectrum keyboard, so it was similar to playing them on the Spectrum when using the E3 Superphone with its colour screen.
The M4 Board which let you add wifi on your Amstrad CPC just got another firmware v2.0.5 beta 12.
This version corrects the loading of binary files (.BIN) after a memory instruction.
The new version of M4FE v2.0.1, a frontend for the wifi M4 board by Abalone is available. It corrects a problem with CATart not displaying correctly.
I dont know if it is possible to use Amstrad CPC+ cartridges on a Raspberry PI, but I certainly know that it is possible with MSX cartridges and this cheap computer, with the BlueBerryMSX or OpenMSX emulators.
Well, maybe I will give an idea to someone ?
The M4 Board which let you add wifi on your Amstrad CPC just got another firmware v2.0.5 beta 11.
This version corrects the loading of CPC+ cartridges which was broken by a previous beta.
The new version of M4FE v1.9.9, a frontend for the wifi M4 board by Abalone is available. It needs at least v2.0.5b8 firmware of the M4 wifi board for the support of long file names.
The M4 Board which let you add wifi on your Amstrad CPC just got another firmware v2.0.5 beta 10.
It adds the ability to launch hack menu via external button. It requires soldering two wires to the M4 PCB (the wifi module).
If you are happy not using Hack Menu or just launching it from the WEB interface, no reason to make this modification. If you decide to solder on the switch, be aware it is at your OWN risk.
Be careful not to short the wires to the metal housing of the ESP12F module. I recommend to isolate the wires at the resistor and button to avoid an accidental short.
What could you do if you had a spare PCW 8256 main board ? You could put it in a case like Sebastian Blanco did, see below.
The M4 Board which let you add wifi on your Amstrad CPC just got another firmware v2.0.5 beta 9 :
- Fix Hack menu - Flaw in IM 2 detection
- Fix Hack menu - Resume "some games" (Pinball Fantasies, atleast on my one CPC)
- Added Hack menu - AZERTY keyboard support (Huge thanks to @dxs for the painful keymap table! And thanks to @ZbyniuR for the keyboard detection method)
The new version of M4FE v1.9.8, a frontend for the wifi M4 board by Abalone is available. It needs the last firmware for the M4 : v2.0.5b8 for the support of long file names.
The M4 Board which let you add wifi on your Amstrad CPC just got another firmware v2.0.5 beta 8 :
- Fix DSK file size 0 bug
- Fix |longname / C_FSTAT bug, now (again) displaying long filenames properly
- Fix Hack menu - Slowdown keyboard reading
- Added Hack menu - Support full keyboard character set (QWERTY only for now)
- Added Hack menu - Pokes (Press ESC when done entering pokes)
- Added Hack menu - Display memory
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