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Messages - gflorez

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Interface / Re: Internal memory expansion plus USB
« on: Yesterday at 14:25 »
Great idea! I wait expectantly.

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Hardware / Re: SymbiFace3 is near your Enterprise...
« on: 2021.March.01. 16:48:27 »
I have published two new short videos about the SF3 development. This time is again about Midi, but with a difference. Scoretrack, the program inside the Rom of the never released Enterprise MIDI cartridge interface, was able to play some already made songs(MIDI OUT), but has limited use because its editor is broken, and we don't have an external song converter for it.

Then I thought about some software from CPC or MSX, but first their standard MIDI interfaces have to be emulated by the SF3.

Starting from the CPC scene, there are some MIDI interfaces, but only one is totally documented and with software: EMR Miditrack Performer, with the same UART chip used than the Enterprise MIDI interface attempt.

Some weeks ago Hans managed to emulate the EMR CPC interface on the SF3, so I asked Hans the same on the Enterprise SF3. Then I passed the EMR Miditrack Performer software to Geco, that has managed to convert it at least to work on his own CPCemu. This is what you will see on the videos, Hans&Geco's magic.

The program is slightly faster on the Enterprise, about a 13%, so I have modified the beats per second on it to test it at the side of the CPC...

Don't expect a complete sequencer/player on it..... only weights 8KB, but what it intents to do is correctly done. It works like a cassette player recorder, but for Midi streams instead of sounds. But it can record 8 different tracks, and also mix incoming midi with the data in memory, so it can give a lot of entertainment.

On the other side... again its files aren't standard Midi files, you can't play here your collection of Midi songs. But.... you can record them instead, and then save the songs as EMR files. I have already made the test and it saves  the incoming song.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fHJ694FttD4

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LtfeFkSeBTs

I hope that Geco's next step with the software would be a real conversion.




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Illesztések / Re: SD-kártya interface cartridge-ben
« on: 2021.February.26. 20:36:42 »
6Mhz helyett keressen 10Mhz-t. Ha feloldja a Z80-at a NYÁK-ról, az a fél munka, hogy túlhúzza az EP-t.

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Instead of a 6Mhz look for a 10Mhz. Un-soldering the Z80 from the PCB is half the work to make an overclock on your EP....

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Hardware / Re: SymbiFace3 is near your Enterprise...
« on: 2021.February.23. 21:26:53 »
Yes, it needs to connect to the rear of the SF3, sorry....

Hans has designed it to sit on one of the slots on the Bus expander(CPC or EP), but it only draws +5v and ground from the slot. I think it can work even with 3X1,5v cells or with an external +5v power supply. It is a good idea to put it on a box near the SF3 adapter.

Fist I will try the PCB on a little batch of 5 interfaces, if it is error free, Hans will release the gerbers(the PCB design to order from China).  

We think it is the best solution, because it is easy to build and the parts can be found on every country. We all will save on shipping.

Maybe Zozo wants to produce the Midi interface for  Hungarian users. I will make it for the Spanish and near countries users and Hans for the rest.

Of course, other solutions will be welcomed.

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Interface / Re: Internal memory expansion
« on: 2021.February.18. 20:23:31 »
Great!

Thanks for being so kindly sharing your work.

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Hardware / Re: SymbiFace3 is near your Enterprise...
« on: 2021.February.15. 11:42:00 »
I have promoted the last beta update to official, because it fixed one elusive error on Tutus' SF3 after some months of tests and shipping from Hungary to The Netherlands and then return to Zozo's place.

As always, you can find the link to download it on the TMTLogic web page, Support.

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Games / Re: Games for IS-DOS
« on: 2021.February.13. 22:33:09 »
64 columns give us a clue of the original computer to which these versions were tailored.

I have searched and I have found the TRS-80 and the Exidy Sorcerer.

But I also found this assertion:"The original video displays for S-100 machines were normally 64x24 or 25. Practically every machine used this mode. 80-columns did not appear until well after CP/M was widely used."

Of course, on that web page there is somebody denying it.

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Games / Re: Games for IS-DOS
« on: 2021.February.13. 11:05:56 »
I always thought that using the pound symbol was a nice characteristic of the computer. As nice as the channel concept, that I discovered by first time on the EP.

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Games / Re: Games for IS-DOS
« on: 2021.February.13. 10:24:14 »
Thinking about what you(a British man) is proposing us about abandoning the £ could sound weird on other context...

I am accustomed to use the pound symbol to manage channels on the EP, and \ on directories, instead the Ñ, that I set on the ESP.ROM.

I can live with my contradictions....

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Games / Re: Games for IS-DOS
« on: 2021.February.12. 23:20:36 »
May be first defining the characters with a Basic program and then entering IS-DOS.

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Programming / Re: Improving IS-DOS
« on: 2021.February.12. 21:29:32 »
I think, from my characteristic ignorance..., It is good to gain enhanced execution compatibility and fixed errors on Is-DOS, but why not better put the rest of the effort on making good batch processing commands on EXDOS?. I mean, conditional commands to tailor the boot process like we really want.

And about the mentioned TSR or RSX commands, EXOS has system extensions to do similar things, and they work even inside IS-DOS. System vars are also supported on the EXDOS batch processing, but with limited use.

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Játékok / Re: Találd ki a kép alapján a játék nevét
« on: 2021.February.11. 17:20:21 »
Yes, very easy...

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Játékok / Re: Találd ki a kép alapján a játék nevét
« on: 2021.February.11. 17:07:56 »
Easy:


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Játékok / Re: Találd ki a kép alapján a játék nevét
« on: 2021.February.11. 16:50:54 »
Abadía del crimen.


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Programming / Re: Mapping and disassembling C64's Maniac Mansion
« on: 2021.February.01. 15:17:02 »
Yes, you are right... Sometimes I seem new on Enterprise....

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