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Reply 380 of 390, by appiah4

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root42 wrote on 2023-11-19, 18:40:

I Broke A Vintage Floppy Drive Motor

My Commodore 8050 drive died two months ago, while being attached to a IEEE-USB interface. It seems the read-head of drive 0 was driven too far. After fixing that issue, I noticed that drive 1 wasn’t formatting disks — again. Suspecting that the DC motor for the drive might have an issue, I wanted to open it up to do maintenance. A bad decision…

https://youtu.be/cC9CUfoK_Go

I read the description of this video and it made me sad enough to not want to watch it.. 🤣! I'll watch it tonight on the way home I think. Cheers!

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Reply 381 of 390, by adalbert

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How to create Windows 3.11 C++ applications in a relatively easy way (while retaining cross-platform capabilities): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d6L272OApVg

Repair/electronic stuff videos: https://www.youtube.com/c/adalbertfix
ISA Wi-fi + USB in T3200SXC: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WX30t3lYezs
GUI programming for Windows 3.11 (the easy way): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d6L272OApVg

Reply 382 of 390, by root42

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adalbert wrote on 2023-11-20, 13:03:

How to create Windows 3.11 C++ applications in a relatively easy way (while retaining cross-platform capabilities): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d6L272OApVg

It has a happy end. 😁 But I learned what NOT to do, without really proper equipment like mechanical tools...

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Reply 383 of 390, by root42

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ZoomFloppy+OpenCBM+8050

The main issue with the Commodore 8050 and 8250 drives is: How do you get data onto them? The units use 100tpi floppy drives that are incompatible to the regular 48tpi and 96tpi disk drives used in the 1541 and in PC DD and HD drives. So there is no chance using those. However there is the ZoomFloppy, which is an implementation of the XUM1541 interface and it comes with an optional IEE488 plug! We can attach the 8050 to that, and use the OpenCBM tools to read and write data to and from the floppies.

https://youtu.be/GhEqdP73-cc

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Reply 385 of 390, by root42

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The PicoGUS 2 0

Ian Scott, also known as polpo, has upgraded his Raspberry Pico based Gravis Ultrasound clone to version 2.0. It can now be fully factory assembled, and has WaveBlaster support as well as a new design. Let’s test drive the card and see what it can do!

https://youtu.be/aeejxbaAQ4g

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Reply 387 of 390, by RetroGC

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HI,

here's my channel, until now all about videogames music . I'm try ing (as this is an hobby for me) to remaster and enhance videogame's soundtrack . Whenever possible, recording process has been done using real (ane sometime modded) hardware instead of emulators.

https://www.youtube.com/@RetroGamesClub

Aldo

My Videogames Music Channel:
https://www.youtube.com/c/RetroGamesClub

Reply 388 of 390, by root42

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Let's Code MS DOS 0x26: AdLib Drum Machine

Programming the OPL2 FM chip on the original AdLib card can be a bit tedious. Join me in this episode to learn how to program the drums on the AdLib card to create a simple sequencer or drum machine. In the future we will also look at the melodic instruments, but for now we try to create some nice percussion!

https://youtu.be/kP2B9a7Btpk

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Reply 389 of 390, by root42

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And the second installment is here:

Let's Code MS DOS 0x27: AdLib OPL2 Melodic Programming

We continue our quest to learn the secrets of the AdLib sound card and its Yamaha OPL2 FM synthesizer. Last time we did the drum programming, but this time we learn how to code melodic instruments and how to play notes.

https://youtu.be/y3aihO0pw8A

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Reply 390 of 390, by appiah4

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I really appreciate your Assembly videos. I really ought to download and archive them.. They will make a fun retirement project 😀

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