But according to the guide I needed a 5V power supply, so at first I had to use the 5V connection from the Amstrad, but if I did that my Amstrad wouldn't power up and I couldn't use the power in line connection either from the HxC as one side of the connections is different. Unstocking a stock HxC Stock HxC straight from Lotharek ; Btw. As a first test we loaded up the awesome Batman demo, which sounded and looked fantastic. For me that's still a yes, however if you have lots of retro computers and not worried about the added cost and messing about setting it up for each system, then the HxC is good enough. Finally I am at a stage when I can give this device the proper play test, of which I have been looking forward to for some time.
But I ran into problems of which I mentioned above. Internal floppy failed me, so fixed belt with a bit of bike tubing. My River Scroll Demo, including source code along with some other half cooked bits of code. It just kept on coming up as Drive A: disc missing. It will work with most of the software for the computer, but if you use it with newer productions like demos e. . Huge update again, see whats-new.
Would I recommend this over a HxC? But here is our first issue and one that would become a problem during the later testing stage. This manager software enables the gamer to select each game file to a disk slot on the hardware device. Thus the Amstrad machines were different from some of their competitors: they were more polished, more appliances than experimental tools. Fixed bugs in the assembler listing dialog. The closest Amstrad Space Invaders to the original arcade machine. Did I have to have the switches up or down, jumper 1 up or jumper 2 down? Short story Recently, I decided that I need to buy a larger Hard Drive.
After the game test, I was about to say everything was working sweet and the review was almost done. So making sure the configuration files such as Autoboot. Used by many of my source files, including Frogger. Power connector needed a small mod too. You can probably just make out the connections, but unlike the last time when we struggled to work out what button did what, Zaxon aka Piotr has listened to our concerns and not only done an online picture guide, but has also linked to the software and set up an online support.
A couple of days later. It would probably give the C64 a run for its money in modern attachments. Sure enough as I expected really, it worked great! But we do have to be thankful for the HxC and the creator as the compatibility with so many systems and the firmware used for these Piotr devices is just mind blowing. Like selling a part of myself and my childhood. For a full list, see the included whats-new.
Factor in the cost of all the parts and the frustrations, it took awhile to be happy with it, even though I am now, as it works as it should. I have the replacement part now but not the room on the bench cos other projects. Which means when you press the disk change buttons on top of the addon you can swap between each saved disk to be played and not have to worry about all that annoying disk swapping. I've found a cool looking unit on eBay. A 34 pin cable adapter was required to connect HxC to original cable without cutting it. The result is a very usable retro computer, without too much in the way of wanton remodeling.
But here comes the positives, and this comes down to accessibility, ease of use and cost. Full source code to Xexor. This is an unusual home computer from the 8-bit era and his write-up is as much a teardown as it is a howto. I'm not certain this is the correct final version. I turned it off and on again, still the same thing.
So I decided to run a different game this time and picked the awesome Pacman, sure enough for the most part it worked fine. An arcade accurate game of Frogger for the Amstrad Plus machines. However, keycaps needed a solid de-yellowing treatment. The source code to the Wolfenstein 3D ray casting demo I created originally in 2002. I should probably fix that. Just turning off the computer and on again, it could no longer read the hardware emulator. Now I'm not sure why the power supply would make a difference as it was by specification in the buying guide and powered my Amstrad 6128 all these months without fault It is the recommended one for this Amstrad 6128 and is 5V.
So what do I think of it overall? Unlike the two devices Piotr sells for the Amstrad, the HxC isn't specific to this hardware, which means it wont be just a connect and go affair. This was lacking in the 464 hardware review, that needed deeper software delving to be set up. But as soon as I switched the Amstrad off and on and to play another game No reset switch? It was kinda exotic in my country back in a day. Next, I had to mod an original 34 pin floppy cable. I had wordprocessing, databases, compiler, spellcheck instantly available 2 seconds after power-on. Who could have clicked it?!! The source code for Frogger.