First post, by radiance32
It's the new guy with the HP200LX videos again 😀
I've been playing around with a serdaco COVOX clone (the CVX4) with one of my 200LX Palmtop PCs,
and I've had some great results with Mod Master, which I found through this forum in it's thread:
GLX Player the only XT player ? Check Mod Master...
This is a nifty bit of software, much better than GLX imo... (another 8086 and up MOD file player)
I tried GLX first (found it online with a google search),
and it worked somewhat but was unstable, it would hang/lock up halfway during playback and at other seemingly random moments...
It played the MODs, but there was no display as the interface doesn't support CGA graphics...
Then, I found this thread and I downloaded the latest beta 26 of Mod Master, and it's WAY better 😉
I've uploaded 2 videos to youtube of Mod Master playing two 4 track MOD files,
using a parallel port PCMCIA card and a Serdaco CVX4 Covox-clone,
I've attached the links to the youtube videos to this post.
I soldered a 32MHz oscillator crystal in this unit,
so the Hornet SOC's CPU (80186) is running at 16MHz, twice as fast as a stock ~7.91MHz 200LX.
I've got a stable playback of 4 channel MOD files at 28KHz 8-bit mono...
I've tried 30Khz but that's just a tad too much and the audio starts to stutter...
For 8 bit audio, it sounds pretty good, somewhat comparable to regular audio cassettte 😉
It's a real drain on the batteries though, the double speed CPU, the optical serial mouse AND
the CVX4 are all powered from the 200LX's main 2 AA batteries,
and with this setup, I reckon the batteries drain at 2x to 3x the normal speed...
Anyways, If I load a bunch of MODs on my 200LX, I'll have a "27-year-old MP3 player-like device" that fits in your pocket...
(if you have very large pockets that is, with the parallel cable and CVX4 and all... 🤣 😀 )
Hope you like the videos, I just downloaded a few random MOD files,
if you have any really good ones (MOD files), please post a link so I can listen 😀
Here are the youtube videos of Mod Master in action!:
Mod Master playing a Drum & Bass mod file I found online on the CVX4...
Mod Master playing a techno mod file I found online on the CVX4...
PS: I've also got some videos of serdaco's OPL3LPT (adlib compatible LPT soundcard)
running some games on the HP 200LX, check them out here:
HP200LX early 90's Palmtop PC with Adlib sound games videos