TZXDuino 1.16 In TZXDuino 1.15.3 I added a bug that lowered the volume of some Spectrum TZX files and all ZX80/81 TZX, O, and P files so they didn't work for many people. I fixed this for 1.16. You can download TZXDuino 1.16 from here. TZXDuino 1.17 The MAXDuino team added ORIC TAP playback functionality to their firmware which I have adapted to TZXDuino. I don't have an Oric Atmos to test it on so I have been recording the playback and loading on Oricutron and everything I have tried has worked. Obviously things may be different on a real machine. Team MAXDuino have also added a speed up function for Oric TAP files which I will add to TZXDuino 1.18 but so far I have been unable to get it to work correctly. You can download TZXDuino 1.17 from here. And finally there is the updated instruction manual which now tells you how to access Turbo mode for the Electron, ZX80, and ZX81. It also says for Oric but that has not been implemented yet. You can download the pdf of v1.2 fo
I've been regularly checking for updates, interesting on the whole custom PCB and now Maple Mini. Fun times ahead.ReplyDelete
Anyway, back on track. I saw a CASDuino update so upgraded :)
I checked it was working first on my MSX HX-10 then unpacked and fired up the Dragon64 :) :)
And, drum-roll... got the following games loaded:
Boulder Clash 2, Hungry Horace, Colossal Cave, Jet Set Willy, Chuckie Egg, Manic Miner & Phantom Slayer.
Basically anything I downloaded from:
Out of the games I loaded there must be ones over the previous time limit where the previous firmware stopped?
- So well done ;)
It turns out that previous versions were exceedingly close but we weren't emptying the buffer enough at the end of the file. There also seems to be an issue with timing that needs to be perfected but we are finally getting there.ReplyDelete
It is good that there is light at the end of the tunnel! -your hard work is appreciated.ReplyDelete
The last game I tried was 'Ball Dozer by Kouga'. This one seemed a little odd. There was a title screen with scrolling text but I noticed the text had stopped. I looked down at the LCD and the Tape had stopped. I pressed 'Play' and the text carried on scrolling. I kept overriding the 'Pause' but a junk screen finally was shown.
I ran out of time, but I will try loading this one with 'Motor Control Off' to see if there is any difference.
I am not saying I want to play Ball Dozer, just in my testing it has shown slightly different behaviour to the other .CAS I have tried.
I will try and get a 'Top 10 or 20' Dragon games and see if I can load them all. It is great now I have a chance to play some ;)
Please let us know of any failures you have so we can look into improving the compatibility.ReplyDelete
ok so far i have got invaders and hungry horace to load.ReplyDelete