Music Quest MPU clone cards, anyone interested in them?

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Re: Music Quest MPU clone cards, anyone interested in them?

Postby stamasd » 2015-9-24 @ 19:13

keropi wrote:When I make the AmiBay sales thread


Will this be available outside of amibay at all? I can't register at amibay, have been trying for a few months but for some reason it won't let me; I tried contacting admin@amibay.com numerous times but I never got a reply. I don't think anyone reads those messages. At this point I pretty much wrote it off.

So, will it be available by any other means? FWIW I am a member in good standing over at VCF.
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Re: Music Quest MPU clone cards, anyone interested in them?

Postby keropi » 2015-9-24 @ 20:00

^ what was your username ? I can approve your account. Admin emails do get read , I guess it was just bad luck.
There are cases that the system auto-disqualifies you if you are behind proxies, unresovable IPs, state completely wrong location etc etc, just security measures since AmiBay is a trading site. Send me your username and I'll sort it out ;)
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Re: Music Quest MPU clone cards, anyone interested in them?

Postby stamasd » 2015-9-24 @ 20:11

keropi wrote:^ what was your username ? I can approve your account. Admin emails do get read , I guess it was just bad luck.
There are cases that the system auto-disqualifies you if you are behind proxies, unresovable IPs, state completely wrong location etc etc, just security measures since AmiBay is a trading site. Send me your username and I'll sort it out ;)


Same username as here. Email: username at yahoo.
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Re: Music Quest MPU clone cards, anyone interested in them?

Postby keropi » 2015-9-24 @ 20:23

^ done!
please do update your exact location in your profile, that's most likely the reason the system did not let you in :)
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Re: Music Quest MPU clone cards, anyone interested in them?

Postby stamasd » 2015-9-24 @ 22:24

keropi wrote:^ done!
please do update your exact location in your profile, that's most likely the reason the system did not let you in :)

Thanks! I couldn't update it while it wouldn't allow me to even access my profile. :)
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Re: Music Quest MPU clone cards, anyone interested in them?

Postby PhilsComputerLab » 2015-9-24 @ 22:31

keropi wrote:... well theoretically you can add whatever extra you want LOL
At this point though the clone card will remain a 1:1 one of the original. IMHO addind a wavetable header would be nice but all decent daughterboards nowdays cost more (often way more!) than their external-unit counterpart, take for example the SCB-55 and SC-55 ... not to mention the sc-55 looks cooler :cool:

Now as for a small update on the project, I just finished testing the crap out of the 1st assembled clone (left is original , right is clone). I got some more pcbs and received yesterday almost all needed parts to build them :) - just waiting for some midi plugs to complete the breakout cables.
When I make the AmiBay sales thread you'll be able to see a couple of youtube videos I'll upload demonstrating some "difficult" intelligent mode games working fine: wing commander, gateway and laser squad. (I just took some quick videos with my phone camera - don't expect 1080p video with 192khz sound LOL)
All will be sorted during the weekend , expect a pic with a small mpu army :lol: :lol: :lol:


Well done! Amazing to see this project becoming a reality!
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Re: Music Quest MPU clone cards, anyone interested in them?

Postby Ticondrius » 2015-9-24 @ 23:14

Link to sales?
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Re: Music Quest MPU clone cards, anyone interested in them?

Postby PeterLI » 2015-9-25 @ 11:39

Keep an eye out on AmiBay.
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Re: Music Quest MPU clone cards, anyone interested in them?

Postby keropi » 2015-9-25 @ 15:28

^ yep, it will be there soon
for the moment I made some quick videos showing some of the "demanding mpu" games working along with a couple normal ones... nothing special , just stuff running with the clone card

Gateway
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Wing Commander
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Re: Music Quest MPU clone cards, anyone interested in them?

Postby keropi » 2015-9-25 @ 19:09

just uploaded another vid, this time it's Paku Paku with MT-32 sounds running from floppy on my Acer XT pc: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mwjbNjiJ20w LOL
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Re: Music Quest MPU clone cards, anyone interested in them?

Postby keropi » 2015-9-29 @ 11:33

assembling/testing done , all that remains are for the midi plugs to arrive... :dead:

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Re: Music Quest MPU clone cards, anyone interested in them?

Postby stamasd » 2015-9-29 @ 23:19

Can I call dibs? :)
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Re: Music Quest MPU clone cards, anyone interested in them?

Postby dogchainx » 2015-9-30 @ 23:45

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Re: Music Quest MPU clone cards, anyone interested in them?

Postby alexanrs » 2015-9-30 @ 23:48

New and shiny retro-hardware =)
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Re: Music Quest MPU clone cards, anyone interested in them?

Postby Ticondrius » 2015-10-01 @ 19:18

I have registered on amibay. Same username as here. Please authorize me so I can buy one of these cards.
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Re: Music Quest MPU clone cards, anyone interested in them?

Postby keropi » 2015-10-01 @ 19:42

^ allright done!

just an update though, although the cards are ready I am still waiting for the brackets and midi female plugs to arrive ... I won't put up a sales thread until I have complete cards to sell. If the stuff arrives then it's only 30mins of work to complete everything... :)
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Re: Music Quest MPU clone cards, anyone interested in them?

Postby Artex » 2015-10-01 @ 20:15

Nice work on this!!
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Re: Music Quest MPU clone cards, anyone interested in them?

Postby keropi » 2015-10-02 @ 08:37

thanks all for the kind words :blush:

more stuff arrive, more pictures to follow... this is basically the complete card that will be send out:

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Re: Music Quest MPU clone cards, anyone interested in them?

Postby PhilsComputerLab » 2015-10-02 @ 09:33

Beautiful!
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Re: Music Quest MPU clone cards, anyone interested in them?

Postby bjt » 2015-10-02 @ 09:39

These look really great, well done!
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