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Re: SymbiFace3 is near your Enterprise...
« Reply #90 on: 2019.October.27. 17:46:29 »
this week I will test version SF3V221.
Specially made for the Z80 which is critical with TTL levels.
a 74hct245 has been added
Great! Results will be interesting!

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Re: SymbiFace3 is near your Enterprise...
« Reply #91 on: 2019.November.20. 18:08:37 »
Hans continue adding new features to SF3, this time TMTnet, a net protocol based on a server:

Sorry, the names of the pictures are swapped.
« Last Edit: 2019.November.20. 19:54:55 by gflorez »

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Re: SymbiFace3 is near your Enterprise...
« Reply #92 on: 2019.November.20. 23:36:02 »
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Re: SymbiFace3 is near your Enterprise...
« Reply #93 on: 2019.November.22. 10:39:34 »
Related with SF3 but not with Ep, I have made 2 videos of the card playing MP3 files on a Philips NMS8250 MSX2 computer I have borrowed from a friend.

The procedure is the same as with the EP, an straight adapter is used to connect the CPC header to the MSX slot, and the CPLD on the SF3 is reprogrammed to change some lines.

https://www.dropbox.com/s/4utz6j9k8vt70km/SF3%20SymAmp%20MSX.mp4?dl=0

https://www.dropbox.com/s/b6md2u6ftqzn8bt/SF3%20Basic%20player%20in%20MSX.mp4?dl=0

This is the third computer that will use the SF3, the last on development will be the Amstrad PCW.

The four versions of Basic are different, being the Amstrad CPC and the MSX ones the more similar.

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Re: SymbiFace3 is near your Enterprise...
« Reply #94 on: 2019.November.22. 11:13:13 »
Related with SF3 but not with Ep, I have made 2 videos of the card playing MP3 files on a Philips NMS8250 MSX2 computer I have borrowed from a friend.
This is great!
Next time in your videos you can tell something in Spanish in connection with the content of the video. :D
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Re: SymbiFace3 is near your Enterprise...
« Reply #95 on: 2019.November.22. 20:37:21 »
Está bien, lo haré.... Pero vas a ser el único que lo va a apreciar.

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Ok, I will do.... But you will be the only one who will appreciate it.

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Re: SymbiFace3 is near your Enterprise...
« Reply #96 on: 2019.November.22. 20:48:28 »
Está bien, lo haré....
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Ok, I will do....
Thank you! Muchas gracias!
But it is enough to do it in your next video if you feel like.
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Re: SymbiFace3 is near your Enterprise...
« Reply #97 on: 2019.December.13. 19:01:59 »
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Here you can see a simple chat application made in Basic that takes advantage of TMTnet, a net protocol for 8 bit machines designed by Hans, being in development for at least 16 years....

On the image you can see 2 text columns, being the left one the text I type locally, and the right one the text received from other TMTnet user, including myself. All characters go and return from a server on the Netherlands in real time, but for what I can see, the only speed limitation can be IS-BASIC.

I have associated to every user one of the 4 palettes that TEXT 80 has. On the picture you can see my Enterprise receiving its own text and the text from a MSX computer I have at the side. Yes, I am abusing the SF3 dose..... now I have 2 of them...

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Soon I will have the design of the definitive Enterprise SF3 adapters, and Hans is now starting to make a new SF3 batch.

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Re: SymbiFace3 is near your Enterprise...
« Reply #98 on: 2019.December.13. 19:12:26 »
Here you can see a simple chat application made in Basic that takes advantage of TMTnet
This seems really cool! Will we be able to chat using the EP128emu some time?
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Re: SymbiFace3 is near your Enterprise...
« Reply #99 on: 2019.December.13. 19:25:25 »
Yes, my EP can stay days connected to the Server. On a future, sharing of files will be also possible.

Sorry, I have misunderstood your question. I think that  SF3 simulation is not viable, but maybe somebody makes a TMTnet app for the PC.
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Re: SymbiFace3 is near your Enterprise...
« Reply #100 on: 2019.December.13. 19:33:57 »
The way to connect to TMTnet is by means of an user number and a password provided by Hans.

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Re: SymbiFace3 is near your Enterprise...
« Reply #101 on: 2019.December.14. 17:42:54 »
I think that  SF3 simulation is not viable...
How so? The whole Enterprise computer with Z80, custom ICs, PAL display effects and artefacts, as well as WD-1772 and floppy drives can be emulated. Why not SF3?

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Re: SymbiFace3 is near your Enterprise...
« Reply #102 on: 2019.December.14. 20:44:34 »
You are right, probably it can be emulated on its final form, but SF3 is constantly evolving, and it is formed by a CPLD(Complex Programmable Logic Device) and a lot of modules(Sound, RTC, Wifi, USB, Memory) on a I2C bus governed by an ARM processor with its own program.

SF3 is like killing fleas with cannon shots, a lot more powerful than the machines on which it can be connected. But its main characteristic, what makes it less "emulable" is that it is not made with fixed electronics, at least the CPLD, the Arm and the Wifi module(also based on Arm) can be updated with new firmware.

Think on a new fascinating and necessary characteristic for the SF3 and Hans will struggle to put it inside(but first he has to finish the interfacing on the 4 computers).

For example, on the CPC side there is a development to install disk images, it will be the Arm code who will move the "disk image engine". We "Enterprisers" don't need such thing, the Enterprise doesn't have protection schemes on commercial disks(neither even commercial disks....). We have always managed plain files. On the SD we have files, not images, and the HxC and Gotek floppy emulators have not been very successful on the Enterprise user base.

Every computer(CPC, EP, MSX and PCW) has its own CPLD and ARM firmware. Some characteristics are shared, others not.


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Re: SymbiFace3 is near your Enterprise...
« Reply #103 on: 2019.December.15. 04:53:40 »
If TMT functions properly, an explanation is provided on how to use this on the arduino PC and other systems.
this will be very limited. as @gflorez already wrote. TMTnet is deeply integrated into the hardware and firmware.

the firmware is updated on average every 2 days.


Now we have a lot of fun testing.
communication with TMTnet is easy.
every user has a unique number with password.
there are 2 status bits for tx rx
io address for setting or reading userId
io address for data read write

beta testing is up to 60 users.
then newer version of TMTnet, 16000 accounts can be created.
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Re: SymbiFace3 is near your Enterprise...
« Reply #104 on: 2019.December.15. 13:54:38 »
I don't really understand...
Can't the NET on the SF3 card be used and programmed freely?
Is TNTNET a closed system?
Please also write it down for non-professionals. Many users are amateurs on the topic! :(
I think it's important for you to sell these cards!

On the other hand, Enterpress magazine would be happy to write about this development.
Let's hope this happens, unlike other dead improvements!
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