Amstrad CPC 664 (solved)

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Amstrad CPC 664 (solved)

Postby SchneiderCPC664 » Sat Nov 04, 2017 1:35 am

When I change the ROM file from 6128 to 664 "Syntax Error" printed out in a loop (and scrolls down the display) and I can't stop it.
Is the core not compatible with the 664 OS?
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Re: Amstrad CPC 664

Postby DanyPPC » Sat Nov 04, 2017 8:09 am

I think the Amstrad FPGA Core support only 6128 model.

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Re: Amstrad CPC 664

Postby SchneiderCPC664 » Mon Nov 06, 2017 6:20 pm

Perhaps a small core change can resolve this issue?
The startup screen text „Amstrad 64kB...“ displays well but after that the syntax error message displays endless.
The 6128 rom runs fine but the 664 startup screen is for nostalgic memories. :wink:

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Re: Amstrad CPC 664

Postby DanyPPC » Mon Nov 06, 2017 7:37 pm

This is a question for the author of the core.

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Re: Amstrad CPC 664

Postby SchneiderCPC664 » Tue Nov 07, 2017 7:25 am

Oh no....I didn‘t replaced the CPC 664 BASIC-ROM file ...that was the problem! :oops:

I‘m in (CPC)heaven :D :D :D :D :D

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Re: Amstrad CPC 664

Postby FatRakoon » Tue Nov 07, 2017 7:35 am

Ah, I loved the 664.
Quite a rare model, the 6128 just seemed the better and more popular option, so I think in many ways the 664 just seemed to be in a no mans land really... The price was too much for just a disk when all the games in shops were tape. The 6128 was seemingly worth the extra because it was a more Professional machine!

Either way, I loved the Amstrads. I think that when it comes to programming with BASIC on the 8-bits, the Commodore C16 & Plus/4 was by far the best, with the Amstrads a close second.
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Re: Amstrad CPC 664

Postby SchneiderCPC664 » Wed Nov 08, 2017 7:22 am

The CPC 664 has the separated numblock and cursor keys from the 464 and the floppy disk and BASIC 1.1. from the 6128 - best of both worlds :D
I didn‘t know the C16 BASIC but the CPC BASIC is my favorit on 8-bit computers. Many commands for graphics, sound, interrupts etc. and 80 characters per line on screen.

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Re: Amstrad CPC 664

Postby FatRakoon » Wed Nov 08, 2017 1:26 pm

Yes the 664 was basically the 464 but with disk instead of tape. The 464 had red and green extra keys while the 664 had blue and the cursors were different shape, but other than that, they were the same machine, and yes the 6128 had a single whole keyboard while theothers had seperates cursors and numerics.
Im sure the 6128 had the cursors positioned on the lower of the keyboard cos the others had them on the upper half.

Oh and yeah, 80 column screen meant the Display was superior and made it ( the disk based amstrads ) a vastly superior business machine than any other 8 bit in my opinion. ( Sinclair QL anyone ? - LOL )

The Basic language built-in to the CPC was indeed amazing and very powerful.
I would also like to add that the built in Basic of the CBM16 and the Plus/4 was also extremely powerful.

I might add, that I was very much into the Commodore over the Amstrads and while I did have a play with the basic, I never truly go into it all that deeplyand so I wont argue which one is better, but, if I had to chose one, then I would say that the Commodore was superior.... Not the VIC range, that was awful, just the C16&Plus/4.
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