Category Archives: Amstrad

Video: Using an M4 board on an Amstrad CPC 464

Introduction I’ve already blogged about how you can connect to Wi-Fi using the M4 board and copy games and load ROMs, and here’s a video showing you how to do that from scratch.

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Adding ROMS to the M4 board

Introduction In a previous post I looked at the M4 board from Spinpoint, please check that out and get your CPC connected to Wi-Fi before trying this part. A ROM (Read Only Memory) is a dedicated chip that stores programs … Continue reading

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First looks at the M4 board for Amstrad CPC

Introduction I’ve seen people referring to the M4 board on various forums and facebook groups so I was intrigued and wanted to see what the fuss was all about. I mean, think about it, an internet connection via Wi-Fi on … Continue reading

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Video: Fixing a loose power connector and LED on an Amstrad CPC 464

In this video I show you how I fixed a loose power connector and dead LED on a CPC 464, I also explain a brief story about why this one is coloured the way it is.

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Video: Loading Amstrad diagnostics on a Dandanator

Introduction If you’ve seen my previous blog post about loading games onto a Dandanator mini, then you are ready to also change the extra rom on the Dandanator and instead, load the new Amstrad Diagnostics from Noel’s retro lab. I … Continue reading

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First looks at the Amstrad Dandanator Elite + from Rancanuo Team

Introduction Anyone that has been reading my posts or who has seen my videos about the Dandanator Mini from HobbyRetro will know straight away how excited I was about the technology, for such a small device it delivers a whole … Continue reading

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Loading games onto an Amstrad CPC Dandanator Mini

Introduction I got my Dandanator a few weeks ago and already it’s helped me diagnose faulty RAM on one of my CPC 664’s. It came pre-loaded with some games but I’d like to understand how to re-program it with some … Continue reading

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Ram tests and more with the Dandanator from Hobby Retro

Introduction I’ve heard a lot about the Dandanator from various websites so decided to get myself one. This device is designed by a very clever guy called Daniel Leon and is available as an open source project for anyone to … Continue reading

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Disassembling my old code part 6 – Processing disc activities

Introduction This is part 6 of a blog series I’m doing to catalog some of the programs I wrote back in 1988, starting with a disc sector editor I wrote called Disced. I’m doing this because I like doing it, … Continue reading

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Disassembling my old code from 1988 – part 4

Introduction This is part 4 of a blog series I’m doing to catalog my adventures through some of the programs I wrote back in 1988. If you missed the previous parts, they are listed below. Disassembling my old code part … Continue reading

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