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Offline sirmorris

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Chip(tune)tastic!
« on: September 27, 2011, 09:59:59 PM »
It was a difficult birth - but worth it :)

Announcing ZXpand-AY!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gNq9HPoj5GI

(Apologies for the roughness of the video - I'm too excited to fix it ;¬)
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Re: Chip(tune)tastic!
« Reply #1 on: September 28, 2011, 06:43:06 AM »
vangelis?

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Re: Chip(tune)tastic!
« Reply #2 on: September 28, 2011, 07:09:57 AM »
Chipgelis!
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Re: Chip(tune)tastic!
« Reply #3 on: September 28, 2011, 08:42:58 AM »
You clever clever man! :) Put RCM down for one! :)

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Re: Chip(tune)tastic!
« Reply #4 on: September 28, 2011, 09:35:32 AM »
:D

Now on with the game hacking!

QS Defender already has sound support. The QS sound board was memory mapped but I suspect a wee while with a hex editor should sort that little matter out...

The joystick port should add some value too. The V4+ ROMs have support for reading the joystick with INKEY$ as well as directly. You can configure the keys which the INKEY$ faker returns - by default they're the cursor keys - so games which use the INKEY$ function will work out of the box. Like 3D Monster Maze ;)

The row of header sockets at the bottom of the board is the AY's IO lines. Parallel printers anyone?

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Re: Chip(tune)tastic!
« Reply #5 on: September 28, 2011, 10:56:54 AM »
AWESOME !!  ;D

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Re: Chip(tune)tastic!
« Reply #6 on: September 28, 2011, 03:58:49 PM »
Hi all

To support this Andy Rea from the ZX81 forum has ,with the Authors permission,
adapted Sergey Bulbas PT3 player created an STC file player and is currently writing a tracker program similar to the ones used on the Speccy, for the Zeddy!!! (clever  little bugger :D)

The PT3 player is great, I altered My copy slightly so that it can play a fixed amount of each of the 1000 plus song files in its directory before stepping automatically to the next one,so You can pick favourites, for example, without listening to each one all the way through.

SD card reader ,composite video out plus Hires capability, auto tape conversion, now sound and a joystick port,
and, thanks to a nice ROM and firmware update By Sir Morris ,the ZXpand can now auto run a program at bootup/reset.

Not bad for a thirty year old door wedge!!

Moggy
« Last Edit: September 28, 2011, 04:07:37 PM by moggy »