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by stephen_usher
08 Jul 2019 23:34
Forum: GENERAL DISCUSSIONS
Topic: MTX on the road.
Replies: 6
Views: 87

Re: MTX on the road.

In case any of you want to use the displays, here they are (ODT word processor files) with "Strange Science" fixed.
by stephen_usher
08 Jul 2019 20:33
Forum: GENERAL DISCUSSIONS
Topic: MTX on the road.
Replies: 6
Views: 87

Re: MTX on the road.

I just threw something together quite quickly... (So much so I put "Strange Science" rather than "Weird Science"!)
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by stephen_usher
08 Jul 2019 19:33
Forum: GENERAL DISCUSSIONS
Topic: MTX on the road.
Replies: 6
Views: 87

MTX on the road.

This last weekend was the annual "Elite: Dangerous" community game convention and I took seven computers with me as part of the retro-gaming exhibition, including my MTX512. Given that many of the players are "84'ers", i.e. played Elite when it first came out in 1984, surprisingly few knew about of ...
by stephen_usher
23 Jun 2019 10:30
Forum: CP/M
Topic: Best text editor in CP/M
Replies: 7
Views: 167

Re: Best text editor in CP/M

You know, what would be really interesting and useful would be a non-native BASIC program editor. Being able to write MTX BASIC programs on a machine with a larger display (width and height) with a full screen editor and then save them so that the real machine can run them would make things far more...
by stephen_usher
23 Jun 2019 10:23
Forum: PROGRAMMING
Topic: Bootstrap and boot blocks
Replies: 78
Views: 972

Re: Bootstrap and boot blocks

I was wondering how long it would be until you tried to get this running on the Memotech, Alan. I miss your updates since Google+ went away. It's nice to see a bit of 'anarchy' on the board. ;-) I would imagine that the system, even on a 4MHz processor, would work better if you had more memory to pl...
by stephen_usher
16 Jun 2019 09:59
Forum: NEW HARDWARE
Topic: CFX
Replies: 56
Views: 7562

Re: CFX

Dave wrote:
15 Jun 2019 20:11
But can you RUN it after loading the .mtx?
Yes. You can edit the program and do everything normally too.
by stephen_usher
15 Jun 2019 15:43
Forum: GENERAL DISCUSSIONS
Topic: MTX 512 (debugging thread)
Replies: 48
Views: 909

Re: MTX 512 (debugging thread)

Indeed, that last method is the preferred if you don't need to save the chip. Far less potential for damaging the PCB! As for fitting the socket, or at least holding it in place whilst you turn the circuit board upside-down to solder, I use a small bit of double-sided Sellotape, enough to fit betwee...
by stephen_usher
15 Jun 2019 15:06
Forum: NEW HARDWARE
Topic: CFX
Replies: 56
Views: 7562

Re: CFX (Bug report: Build 147)

After loading a program from a .MTX file you cannot save it as a .BAS file. Example: USER MTX "KOMMAND.MTX" This doesn't auto-run but loads the BASIC program and returns to the "Ready" prompt. If you type USER SAVE "KOMMAND.BAS" system writes a file but doesn't close it or fully write the data. If y...
by stephen_usher
12 Jun 2019 12:01
Forum: GENERAL DISCUSSIONS
Topic: MTX 512 (debugging thread)
Replies: 48
Views: 909

Re: MTX 512 (debugging thread)

Dave wrote:
12 Jun 2019 11:19

(I think that Steve may have made a typo about “R10”, he may mean R62 - see this page for why
http://www.primrosebank.net/computers/m ... _power.htm, it has a VALUE of 10R)
Pause
Yep... Oops. I was using my memory on the fly. The 10R came into my brain.
by stephen_usher
12 Jun 2019 10:35
Forum: GENERAL DISCUSSIONS
Topic: MTX 512 (debugging thread)
Replies: 48
Views: 909

Re: MTX 512 (debugging thread)

Seeing as it's a problem with warming up the next course of action should be getting a can of freezer spray and trying to cool some chips down one by one to see if things change. Doing a temperature check of chip warmth is another good test. (The video processor should be hot, that's the way it is.)...