Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.


Author Topic: Searching for expansion cover and more ... (Read 3166 times)

Offline Retrofan

  • Newbie
  • Posts: 5
  • Country: de
  • OS:
  • Mac OS X 10.6.8 Mac OS X 10.6.8
  • Browser:
  • Safari 5.1.7 Safari 5.1.7
    • View Profile
Searching for expansion cover and more ...
« on: 2012.October.22. 18:50:23 »
Hi, I'm new at Enterprise Forever. I have an Enterprise sixty four without any cables or extensions (internal joystick is ok, machine is optical in good condition). I will buy a cheap power supply (9V/2A) at eBay and I have a TV cable already, so I can use the machine. 

What I "need" is the cover for the expansion port and probably the basic cartridge. Do somebody have this two things for me?

Offline Tuby128

  • EP lover
  • *
  • Posts: 920
  • Country: hu
  • OS:
  • Windows XP Windows XP
  • Browser:
  • Firefox 3.6.25 Firefox 3.6.25
    • View Profile
Re: Searching for expansion cover and more ...
« Reply #1 on: 2012.October.23. 00:03:58 »
If you want to use your third-party power supply, check the polarity, before you blow up your computer. By EP64 is the plug polarity is reversed. That means the plug's edge is positiv and the hole is negative. This is the opposite of common power supplies.

Offline szipucsu

  • EP addict
  • *
  • Posts: 7476
  • Country: hu
  • OS:
  • Windows XP Windows XP
  • Browser:
  • Firefox 16.0 Firefox 16.0
    • View Profile
    • Webnyelv.hu - Tanuljunk nyelveket!
Re: Searching for expansion cover and more ...
« Reply #2 on: 2012.October.23. 10:09:25 »
Quote
By EP64 the plug polarity is reversed.
Not only at the EP64, but EP128 too, isn't it?
SOUND SOURCE 3,STYLE 16,LEFT 16,RIGHT 64,SYNC 2
SOUND SOURCE 2,STYLE 128,PITCH 25.2,SYNC 2
SOUND PITCH 25,SYNC 2
Videos
OPEL #1:"Audi(o):" ACCESS DENIED

Offline Tuby128

  • EP lover
  • *
  • Posts: 920
  • Country: hu
  • OS:
  • Windows XP Windows XP
  • Browser:
  • Firefox 3.6.23 Firefox 3.6.23
    • View Profile
Re: Searching for expansion cover and more ...
« Reply #3 on: 2012.October.23. 14:41:52 »
Of course, Szipucsu. Anyway, is your modified power supply working well? Had you any problem with it?

Offline szipucsu

  • EP addict
  • *
  • Posts: 7476
  • Country: hu
  • OS:
  • Windows XP Windows XP
  • Browser:
  • Firefox 16.0 Firefox 16.0
    • View Profile
    • Webnyelv.hu - Tanuljunk nyelveket!
Re: Searching for expansion cover and more ...
« Reply #4 on: 2012.October.23. 22:49:36 »
Quote
Of course, Szipucsu. Anyway, is your modified power supply working well? Had you any problem with it?
Yes, it works perfectly! :ds_icon_cheesygrin:

(Now I see Retrofan has EP64, that's why you answered concerning the EP64, not the EP128.)

Retrofan, you can use EP without a basic cartridge only for games, can't you? As I know, you can load the basic extension from tape, too. Its content has been saved and uploaded to the net, if I don't err.
SOUND SOURCE 3,STYLE 16,LEFT 16,RIGHT 64,SYNC 2
SOUND SOURCE 2,STYLE 128,PITCH 25.2,SYNC 2
SOUND PITCH 25,SYNC 2
Videos
OPEL #1:"Audi(o):" ACCESS DENIED

Offline Retrofan

  • Newbie
  • Posts: 5
  • Country: de
  • OS:
  • Mac OS X 10.6.8 Mac OS X 10.6.8
  • Browser:
  • Safari 5.1.7 Safari 5.1.7
    • View Profile
Re: Searching for expansion cover and more ...
« Reply #5 on: 2012.October.24. 14:53:19 »
Thank for your answers. Luckily I already know the reversed polarity of the EP and I used a universal power supply for testing the computer. It works. Good news, that I do not need the basic cart for programming but it would be nice to have it, the same with the cover for the expansion slot. It would make the computer more complete. Are this parts common or rare?

Offline szipucsu

  • EP addict
  • *
  • Posts: 7476
  • Country: hu
  • OS:
  • Windows XP Windows XP
  • Browser:
  • Firefox 16.0 Firefox 16.0
    • View Profile
    • Webnyelv.hu - Tanuljunk nyelveket!
Re: Searching for expansion cover and more ...
« Reply #6 on: 2012.October.24. 15:57:48 »
I think it's almost impossible to get a cover. As for me, I don't know if I still have it. But maybe one of the forum members would give it to you as people don't really need it, I think. :)
A basic cartridge is more common, you might find one on the e-bay or on the vatera ("Hungarian e-bay"). But mostly full configurations are sold.
SOUND SOURCE 3,STYLE 16,LEFT 16,RIGHT 64,SYNC 2
SOUND SOURCE 2,STYLE 128,PITCH 25.2,SYNC 2
SOUND PITCH 25,SYNC 2
Videos
OPEL #1:"Audi(o):" ACCESS DENIED

Offline Tuby128

  • EP lover
  • *
  • Posts: 920
  • Country: hu
  • OS:
  • Windows XP Windows XP
  • Browser:
  • Firefox 3.6.27 Firefox 3.6.27
    • View Profile
Re: Searching for expansion cover and more ...
« Reply #7 on: 2012.October.24. 21:37:06 »
Ein originelles EP Basic Cartridge ist sehr selten. Ich denke alle Teile von Enterprise heutzutage ist schwer zu finden.
Retrofan, wozu brauchst du die Basic cartridge? Wenn du nur mit dem IS-BASIC beschäftigen willst es ist kein Problem einen Leiterplatte mit dem entschpechende EPROM IC aufbauen (leider ohne Gehäuse).  Aber wenn du deine EP komplett aufbauen willst, das wird schwer sein. Wie Szipucsu vorher geschrieben hat, im Internet gibt es nur noch vollständige Konfigurationen zu Verkauf. Was ich noch vorschlagen kann, probier mal auf der Website ebay.co.uk suchen.

Offline Retrofan

  • Newbie
  • Posts: 5
  • Country: de
  • OS:
  • Mac OS X 10.6.8 Mac OS X 10.6.8
  • Browser:
  • Safari 5.1.7 Safari 5.1.7
    • View Profile
Re: Searching for expansion cover and more ...
« Reply #8 on: 2012.October.27. 00:38:16 »
@szipucsu: Thank you for the suggestion with vatera. And if someone here doesn't need the expansion cover: I want it!

@ Tuby128: Woher sprichst du so gut deutsch, wenn du aus England kommst? Hauptsächlich wollte ich meinen Enterprise einfach nur komplettieren. Wenn schon das Netzteil nicht original ist, wollte ich wenigstens den offenen Expansion Port schließen und zusätzlich das Basic Modul eingesteckt haben. ebay.co.uk werde ich auch mal probieren. Ein Gesamtpaket werde ich mir wohl nicht mehr kaufen, denn mein EP64 ist bis auf das fehlende Zubehör in sehr gutem Zustand. Wenn ich die anderen Sachen nicht bekomme, ist es ja auch nicht schlimm. Funktionieren tut er jetzt ja auch so.


Is there a common modern connector, that fits in the EP monitor port? I want to solder a monitor cable. 

Offline Zozosoft

  • EP addict
  • *
  • Posts: 13177
  • Country: hu
  • OS:
  • Windows 7/Server 2008 R2 Windows 7/Server 2008 R2
  • Browser:
  • Firefox 16.0 Firefox 16.0
    • View Profile
    • http://enterprise.iko.hu/
Re: Searching for expansion cover and more ...
« Reply #9 on: 2012.October.27. 09:22:20 »
Quote
Is there a common modern connector, that fits in the EP monitor port? I want to solder a monitor cable.
Buy one long edge connector, for example this. And cut for the proper length, it is enougth least for monitor plus two joysticks.

Pinouts and cable connections.

Offline szipucsu

  • EP addict
  • *
  • Posts: 7476
  • Country: hu
  • OS:
  • Windows XP Windows XP
  • Browser:
  • Firefox 16.0 Firefox 16.0
    • View Profile
    • Webnyelv.hu - Tanuljunk nyelveket!
Re: Searching for expansion cover and more ...
« Reply #10 on: 2012.October.27. 21:04:10 »
Quote
@ Tuby128: Woher sprichst du so gut deutsch, wenn du aus England kommst?
Er kommt aus Ungarn, er spricht ungarisch als Muttersprache, aber er spricht auch deutsch sehr gut. (Es ist aber möglich, dass er jetzt in England ist, ich weiß nichts darüber.)
SOUND SOURCE 3,STYLE 16,LEFT 16,RIGHT 64,SYNC 2
SOUND SOURCE 2,STYLE 128,PITCH 25.2,SYNC 2
SOUND PITCH 25,SYNC 2
Videos
OPEL #1:"Audi(o):" ACCESS DENIED

Offline Retrofan

  • Newbie
  • Posts: 5
  • Country: de
  • OS:
  • Mac OS X 10.6.8 Mac OS X 10.6.8
  • Browser:
  • Safari 5.1.7 Safari 5.1.7
    • View Profile
Re: Searching for expansion cover and more ...
« Reply #11 on: 2012.November.05. 11:45:24 »
Buy one long edge connector


Thank you. I found an old FMF-connector in my cable box and I will cut it off.


Er kommt aus Ungarn [...]. (Es ist aber möglich, dass er jetzt in England ist, ich weiß nichts darüber.)


Ich kam auf England, weil eine englische Fahne in seinem links angezeigten Kurzprofil zu sehen ist. Apropos Kurzprofil: Gibt es einen bekannten Grund, warum mein Avatar verschwunden sein könnte?


Another Question: I want to run software on my EP64 but I don't have a diskdrive or something like that. I think it's the best solution to simulate a cassette player with my PC. Is there a PC-software, that converts EP-binaries to WAV/Sound-Output?

Offline Zozosoft

  • EP addict
  • *
  • Posts: 13177
  • Country: hu
  • OS:
  • Windows XP Windows XP
  • Browser:
  • Firefox 16.0 Firefox 16.0
    • View Profile
    • http://enterprise.iko.hu/
Re: Searching for expansion cover and more ...
« Reply #12 on: 2012.November.05. 11:54:48 »
Quote
Another Question: I want to run software on my EP64 but I don't have a diskdrive or something like that. I think it's the best solution to simulate a cassette player with my PC. Is there a PC-software, that converts EP-binaries to WAV/Sound-Output?
MrPrise wrote a great sw called TAPir
I uploaded here a complete package with the neccessary DLL files. Just start the TAPIR.EXE
« Last Edit: 2012.November.05. 13:14:50 by szipucsu »

Offline Retrofan

  • Newbie
  • Posts: 5
  • Country: de
  • OS:
  • Mac OS X 10.6.8 Mac OS X 10.6.8
  • Browser:
  • Safari 5.1.7 Safari 5.1.7
    • View Profile
Re: Searching for expansion cover and more ...
« Reply #13 on: 2012.November.06. 02:13:57 »
i downloaded it. Thank you.