English Amiga Board


Go Back   English Amiga Board > Main > Retrogaming General Discussion

 
 
Thread Tools
Old 27 March 2009, 12:37   #21
AlfaRomeo
A1200 040 SAM440EP 667
AlfaRomeo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Lisbon / Portugal
Posts: 775
Hi guys,
Do you know ZxMatrix? What do you think about it?
Itīs better to invest my few € in ZxMatrix or DivIDE adapter to my +3?
And..anyone knows where I can buy ZxMatrix?
AlfaRomeo is offline  
AdSense AdSense  
Old 27 March 2009, 12:51   #22
AmigaFriend
Registered User
AmigaFriend's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: CLI
Posts: 1,464
For ZxMatrix you can contact Cookie in the WordOfSpectum forums.

He is the original maker.

http://www.worldofspectrum.org/forum...light=zxmatrix
AmigaFriend is offline  
Old 27 March 2009, 15:07   #23
AlfaRomeo
A1200 040 SAM440EP 667
AlfaRomeo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Lisbon / Portugal
Posts: 775
Thanks xpect
AlfaRomeo is offline  
Old 27 March 2009, 15:45   #24
Interceptor
Moderator
Interceptor's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2002
Location: Essex, UK
Posts: 400
i got a ZXCF running residos, i found on the whole that the divide route was way too expensive just to beef up a rather worthless speccy.

however, residos currently lacks (teh last time i checked) long file name support, so the games are kinda hard to negotiate around really. thats the only issue i have with it.

i have that running on a black +2
Interceptor is offline  
Old 27 March 2009, 19:20   #25
Akira
Registered User

Akira's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2001
Location: New York
Posts: 18,304
That ZXCF doesn't look way less expensive than DIVIDE, if you buy the DIVIDE kit it's actually cheaper, I believe!
Akira is offline  
Old 27 March 2009, 19:22   #26
Interceptor
Moderator
Interceptor's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2002
Location: Essex, UK
Posts: 400
http://user.tninet.se/~vjz762w/zxcfplus.html
Interceptor is offline  
Old 27 March 2009, 20:08   #27
cv643d
Registered User
cv643d's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: Stockholm/Sweden
Age: 39
Posts: 726
I have the ZXCF, had it since 2003, once in an +3. Then I sold it and kept the ZXCF.

Its fine, but I would prefer a menu instead of "DOS".
cv643d is offline  
Old 27 March 2009, 20:51   #28
Charlie
. . Mouse . .
Charlie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Nowhere
Age: 49
Posts: 1,792
What an awesome spectrum!
I wonder if you could get SymbOS working on such a machine..?

I hope you have fun Zetr0 & do keep us posted.

BTW: There are other platforms that could really benefit from the experience of a hardware Guru.
Charlie is offline  
Old 27 March 2009, 21:04   #29
CU_AMiGA
Banned
CU_AMiGA's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: Exeter
Age: 32
Posts: 959
my rubber 48k has that s video mod. anyone else have this too? its a nice little mod!
CU_AMiGA is offline  
Old 27 March 2009, 22:55   #30
Antiriad
The Sacred Armour Of
Antiriad's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: Sussex, UK
Age: 38
Posts: 1,141
Presumably something like any of these things could be made for an Amstrad CPC?
Antiriad is offline  
Old 27 March 2009, 23:54   #31
Interceptor
Moderator
Interceptor's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2002
Location: Essex, UK
Posts: 400
yeah, i recall the ZXCF not really saving me much money in the end, but i'm not unhappy with it.

i wasnt prepared to make a divide kit at the time.

the divide offered in the UK was a divide+ and not only was it expensive but it was also on a loooooooooong waiting list.


i do think there is a similar device on the cpc and i remember that being both rare and expensive too. keep me posted if you find anything interesting, my cpc 6128+ needs much love
Interceptor is offline  
Old 28 March 2009, 00:39   #32
Akira
Registered User

Akira's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2001
Location: New York
Posts: 18,304
Quote:
Originally Posted by Interceptor View Post
i do think there is a similar device on the cpc and i remember that being both rare and expensive too. keep me posted if you find anything interesting, my cpc 6128+ needs much love
Hey, same here!
Akira is offline  
Old 28 March 2009, 11:40   #33
ref
Registered User
ref's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: helsinki/finland
Posts: 105
I finally got a +3, it's very easy to add an ide harddisk to it, just uptade the roms and wire a 8bit interface. that's all.

http://www.worldofspectrum.org/zxplus3e

there are only 4 components on the simple ide board:
http://www.worldofspectrum.org/zxplu...ce.html#simple
(actually it's 3 but you'll need a 100nf cap to make it stable anyway).

Well I also interested getting a ZXmatrix+zxusb soon.
ref is offline  
Old 28 March 2009, 18:37   #34
Anemos
70X7
Anemos's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Ἑλλάς
Posts: 1,073
Quote:
Originally Posted by Hungry Horace View Post
i'm very jealous of Anemos' speccy!

to Zetr0 - all the best advise (divIDE, world of speccy) has already been given, although you may want to look into +3e roms too.

Are we looking at a grey +2 or a black +2A Zetr0?
For my friend Horace ..

[ Show youtube player ]
Anemos is offline  
Old 28 March 2009, 23:48   #35
Interceptor
Moderator
Interceptor's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2002
Location: Essex, UK
Posts: 400
i think what i also forgot to mention was that i wanted to mount the interface internally, i dont like gadgets hanging out the back.

here is what the zxcf+ looks like in my machine...

there is also a small switch and nmi button under the lip of the left of the machine, pretty much unnoticable unless you look for it.


from the outside it looks like a normal +2.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	DSCN2245.JPG
Views:	191
Size:	298.9 KB
ID:	20862  
Interceptor is offline  
Old 29 March 2009, 03:48   #36
Zetr0
Ya' like it Retr0?
Zetr0's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: United Kingdom
Age: 43
Posts: 9,769
@Interceptor,

Now thats a nice bit of hackery sir!

can one still use the Interface bus for say the DivIDE as well ? (i really want to add a top loading CDROM instead of the tape deck

also curious as to why you didnt remove the RF unit and put in a simple Composite Video out instead ?

still LOVIN' the Hackery!
Zetr0 is offline  
Old 29 March 2009, 05:29   #37
Akira
Registered User

Akira's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2001
Location: New York
Posts: 18,304
That looks like toooo much cabling for my liking!

I am actually eyeing the ZXMMC device, I have a worry though: It slots on the ZX80, but I do not think I can fit it inside the +3 and let the SD card peek to the outside... so I might need to make a ribbon cable modification or something :/

Anybody has a ZXMMC?
Akira is offline  
Old 30 March 2009, 00:13   #38
cv643d
Registered User
cv643d's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: Stockholm/Sweden
Age: 39
Posts: 726
Actually I think you can mount the ZXCF on the external port, you just have to wire up the right wire to a female connector.
cv643d is offline  
Old 30 March 2009, 00:44   #39
Rabbit80
Its hard being famous!
Rabbit80's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Gateway to the dales, UK
Age: 37
Posts: 637
Yummy - Spectrum Porn... wheres my tissues?
Rabbit80 is offline  
Old 31 March 2009, 23:52   #40
Yoto
1 Potato to Spamīem all!
Yoto's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Lost in a Wine Country
Age: 41
Posts: 572
For anyone who may care, thereīs a excellent free Spectrum 48K,128 +2 and +3emulator for the Pocket PC called Pocket Clive, iīve added the link.
http://pocketclive.emuunlim.com/
Yoto is offline  
AdSense AdSense  
 


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
My Spectrum +3e =D fitzsteve Retrogaming General Discussion 5 10 February 2013 02:11
Best Spectrum emulator crispywotsits Retrogaming General Discussion 22 05 October 2012 10:57
Turrican II on ZX spectrum Mendel Retrogaming General Discussion 13 07 August 2012 02:04
Codemasters CD Games Pack (ZX Spectrum) - games on CD for a Spectrum! :O laffer Retrogaming General Discussion 62 24 May 2010 13:04
Spectrum Hungry Horace Retrogaming General Discussion 41 11 January 2008 01:41

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT +2. The time now is 07:04.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Page generated in 0.26862 seconds with 12 queries