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Re: SymbiFace3 is near your Enterprise...
« Reply #135 on: 2020.March.14. 21:32:24 »
I think it is a good idea.

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Re: SymbiFace3 is near your Enterprise...
« Reply #136 on: 2020.March.16. 10:30:32 »
In order to make work the SF3 with the new adapter, a simple lead has to be sold:
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Re: SymbiFace3 is near your Enterprise...
« Reply #137 on: 2020.March.16. 10:42:52 »
GREAT!

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Re: SymbiFace3 is near your Enterprise...
« Reply #138 on: 2020.April.01. 11:51:02 »
Zozo, now, if you want, the next step is to try the SF3 MIDI.

Hans is now trying proper MC6850 emulation on the MSX, later on the EP, but by now we can play with the modified ScoreTrack Rom.

First, you must update the SF3 with the attached DFU file, then do the CPLD update.

Load the Strack3.Rom to the SF3 SD card, and add an entry on the SF3_EP.INI file:

ROM[#06]  =SD:strack3.rom

This will inject the modified ScoreTrac Rom on segments 06 and 07, so you couldn't use the SD cartridge due to clash of Roms.

You only will have external drives to launch programs. Load all the ScoreTrack songs(.SGN), the DAVE.ENV file and the attached SYNTH.BAS listing on the external drive.

Restart the Enterprise+SF3. Then RUN "SYNTH.BAS". The listing will put the SF3 on SYNTH mode and lauch the ScoreTrack Rom, so any try of sending midi data to the emulated MIDI adapter will go to the MP3 chip acting like a General Midi instrument. You will not need external Midi equipment to hear the ScoreTrack songs.

Once inside ScoreTrack you can move with the joystick and Space bar. At the extreme left, press the "Integrated Circuit" symbol button to swap from Dave sound to MIDI OUT(the 5 pin Din symbol) and then press the "floppy" symbol button to load a song.

First do a DIR, and then select a .SGN file. The song will be loaded, and you only have to press the play button.(Some songs only make some notes and stop.)

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There is another mode, MIDI, that makes real IN and OUT from outside of the SF3, but it needs a circuit and connectors to be created, and also external Midi equipment. But my experience is that the new internal Midi instrument is as good or better than the GM instrument that Windows provides.

This will open the door to convert a Midi program from CPC or MSX, or to finish the ScoreTrack program, making it able to record an incoming Midi stream or being Midi file compatible.

But first is needed the correct MC6850 emulation, to not reinvent the wheel.

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Edit:  I forgot to mention that, on the SYNTH mode the SF3 also accepts data on the MIDI IN connector(when available), so I can send a song from a PC or from the MSX I have at the side of the Enterprise....

The SF3 has a diagnosis serial port that is used to send or receive Midi messages. This is the schematic:

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Re: SymbiFace3 is near your Enterprise...
« Reply #139 on: 2020.April.01. 17:27:04 »
Zozo, now, if you want, the next step is to try the SF3 MIDI.
Thanks!

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This will inject the modified ScoreTrac Rom on segments 06 and 07, so you couldn't use the SD cartridge due to clash of Roms.
This is the right time of your external cartridge adapter :ds_icon_cheesygrin:

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You will not need external Midi equipment to hear the ScoreTrack songs.
Great! :smt038

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Re: SymbiFace3 is near your Enterprise...
« Reply #140 on: 2020.April.01. 17:56:53 »
Please use the provided Strac3.Rom, not the Strack2.Rom  modified by IstvanV. The two versions use different ports.

Yes! you are right, you can use the external cartridge adapter designed by you... I only was its maker.

When you have all joined and working, I think that the occasion deserves a video, I can do it if you can't.
« Last Edit: 2020.April.01. 18:06:37 by gflorez »