Category Archives: Amstrad

Introducing the ‘Just CPC 2’ for Amstrad CPC 464

Introduction I ordered the Just CPC 2 from SellMyRetro some time ago and it turned up relatively quickly considering it was built by hand. It was nicely packaged, and more importantly it was very nicely wrapped with loads of protective … Continue reading

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First looks at the DDI5 for Amstrad CPC 464

Introduction Anyone who is active in the Amstrad scene today should be aware of the myriad of 3rd party retro hardware available today for their Amstrad CPC’s, and the DDI interfaces from Piotr Bugaj (Zaxon) are no exception. He has … Continue reading

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A quick look at the CPCuiTape

Introduction It’s amazing the number of active hardware projects available for the CPC computers today, we are literally spoiled for choice and there are some very clever people out there designing new hardware toys for us to play with. One … Continue reading

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Video: first looks at the 464 +

In this video I unpack a 464 + which  I bought recently, and then I attempt to connect it up, I also test it with a Dandanator Elite +. Give it a look and a like 🙂 To connect the … Continue reading

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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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