maestro wrote on 2020-02-01, 20:10:
Does anyone have experience with the HP 100LX/200LX and the Roland SCP-55? I'm a big fan of these palmtops and was wondering how well the SCP-55 works on them. Any information would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!
I have used the SCP-55 on my 200LX with the 3rd party enabler listed on the first page.
That link is down sadly, but you can still find the file at https://www.vector.co.jp/download/file/dos/ut … l/fh026698.html
I'll also attach it here:
There's one issue with the card, it draws a lot more current than what the 200LX can provide, check the readme below for details.
One solution to this would be to use a pcmcia extender or port doubler with its own power supply I suppose.
Or you could use a MIDI device with a serial port cable, such as the Roland PMA-5 or a Yamaha MU5 if you need a small device that works on battery, or a regular SC-55 if you don't mind being stuck to a desk...
Apart from that small power problem, it works perfectly fine at port 330h and you can use it with any software you want (that will run on the palmtop).
What do you want to use it for?
Enabler for the SCP-55
● This software
This software, pocket computer journal issue Mon 12 (Co., Ltd. Engineering) has been posted on the SCP card MIDI instruments on Roland HP200LX-55 is intended to be used.
In use, it has the following notes on the read, please use.
SCP-55 Current consumption is 360mA when the operation has gotten Toka. In HP200LX, the maximum current that can flow through the PCMCIA slot is a 150mA, and over-specification.
Therefore, when using the AC adapter is mandatory. If you use a mobile if you want, you let the battery terminal 8 AC adapter, you can work.
Here, the instrument to operate continuously, gradually thin LCD screen, a phenomenon that can occur is turned off. In such case, the power may not be re-entrant. Wait a while, turn the power switch back and out the card.
The use of SCP55 card is HP200LX, HP, Roland also not guarantee. Should the card, even if the body is broken HP200LX, and the author, the editorial is not guaranteed. We ask that you use at your own risk.
Moreover, in this regard, HP, Roland has to ask us, please.
And practical thinking, please be considered experimental, so to speak.
● How to use
From the command line of DOS,
And by the resident. Now, SCP-part MIDI device 55, MPU-401 as a compatible and is connected to the I / O port (I / O port address = 330h ~).
If moving the appropriate playback software, sounds from the card.
For more information about the program, please read the relevant article.
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