Archive

Archive for the ‘Sinclair Cartridges’ Category

A new donation from Fabio B. (Frater Sinister)

August 1st, 2014 No comments

I thank Fabio B. (Frater Sinister) for the donation.

Donated item:

  • 1 x Sinclair ZX Spectrum 48k
  • 1 x Sinclair ZX Spectrum + PSU (50% Boxed)
  • 1 x Sinclair Thermal Printer
  • 1 x Sinclair ZX Interface 1
  • 4 x Sinclair Microdrive Boxed
  • 1 x Interface Midi Master for Amiga 500/2000
  • 1 x Vic-20 Cartridge VIC-1941 (Number Nabber / Shape Grabber)
  • 1 x Vic-20 Cartridge VIC-1922 (Cosmic Cruncher)
  • 1 x Harey Alien Invaders Handheld game
  • 4 x IC Motorola 68000
  • 1 x IC MOS 5719 (Amiga Gary)
  • 2 x IC CGS 5719 (Amiga Gary)
  • 3 x IC CGS 8362 (Amiga Super Denise)
  • 1 x IC CGS 8364 (Amiga Paula)
  • 2 x IC MOS 8364 (Amiga Paula)
  • 5 x IC CGS 8520 (Amiga CIA)
  • 1 x IC MOS 8520 (Amiga CIA)
  • 2 x IC Amiga Kickstart ROM v1.3

Divide 57c in KIT *updated*

August 21st, 2009 2 comments

Divide 57c

Autopsy:

On the last Photo you see two Divide Interfaces. On the left, the PCB Green color, is the Original from DivIde Homepage , On the right, the PCB Red color, is a “clone” from Ebay.

Both working good, but the Divide “clone” has stopped to work after two weeks, chip ram 62256 is broken. Some components of Divide “clone” are differents from the Original Divide interface. like: some values of resistors.

Here it’s the correct picture of solder side on DivIDE 57c. (thanks to Valesoft)

from Divide homepage:

divIDE is an ATA (IDE) interface which takes your ZX Spectrum computing to a whole new level. As the time takes its toll on ageing media such as audio tapes or diskettes, many ZX Spectrum enthusiasts simply stick to emulation for better reliability and comfort.

With divIDE you can put your software collection to a hard disk, CD-ROM or even CompactFlash card and experience your favourite games, demos and utilities the way the were meant to be run – and even better. Using existing firmwares, many users find their Speccy box again a live platform – time for you to make the switch?

Features:

  • divIDE uses full 16 bits of ATA bus.
  • divIDE works on all ZX Spectrum flavours (16, 48, 48+, 128, +2, +2A, +3 and clones)
  • Thanks to divIDE’s onboard logic, theoretical transfer speed is 218 KB/sec (determined by the latency of INI/OUTI instructions).
  • divIDE has 8 KB of shadow flash ROM that hosts operating system core, leaving your original ZX Spectrum ROM intact. Additional 32 KB of RAM accessible as 8 KB memory banks are present.
  • divIDE’s auto-mapping feature transparently maps shadow ROM at important entry points, enabling standard tape emulation, BASIC extensions, NMI menu and DISCiPLE/+D or BetaDisk emulation.
  • divIDE’s MAPRAM feature helps developers and users to test new software without the need of reflashing their working system in shadow ROM. It can also emulate another 8 KB of ROM if necessary.
  • divIDE works with all ATA-compatible devices (there are no known compatibility issues).
  • Available software supports widely used emulator formats (TAP, SNA, Z80, SCR). Just download your all-time favourite games from the web and play!

source: divide homepage divide forum papayalabs.co.uk

Unboxing DivIDE M’ / R’ Gal Chip (allram Support)

August 8th, 2009 2 comments
Unboxing new Gal's for my Divide

Unboxing:

The divIDE interface with new M’/R’GAL chip support also 16kB allram mode similas as MB02+ interface.

Divide 57c / 1GB CompactFlash for Sinclair Spectrum (all models)

July 17th, 2009 No comments

Divide 57c

Autopsy:

from Divide homepage:

divIDE is an ATA (IDE) interface which takes your ZX Spectrum computing to a whole new level. As the time takes its toll on ageing media such as audio tapes or diskettes, many ZX Spectrum enthusiasts simply stick to emulation for better reliability and comfort.

With divIDE you can put your software collection to a hard disk, CD-ROM or even CompactFlash card and experience your favourite games, demos and utilities the way the were meant to be run – and even better. Using existing firmwares, many users find their Speccy box again a live platform – time for you to make the switch?

Features:

  • divIDE uses full 16 bits of ATA bus.
  • divIDE works on all ZX Spectrum flavours (16, 48, 48+, 128, +2, +2A, +3 and clones)
  • Thanks to divIDE’s onboard logic, theoretical transfer speed is 218 KB/sec (determined by the latency of INI/OUTI instructions).
  • divIDE has 8 KB of shadow flash ROM that hosts operating system core, leaving your original ZX Spectrum ROM intact. Additional 32 KB of RAM accessible as 8 KB memory banks are present.
  • divIDE’s auto-mapping feature transparently maps shadow ROM at important entry points, enabling standard tape emulation, BASIC extensions, NMI menu and DISCiPLE/+D or BetaDisk emulation.
  • divIDE’s MAPRAM feature helps developers and users to test new software without the need of reflashing their working system in shadow ROM. It can also emulate another 8 KB of ROM if necessary.
  • divIDE works with all ATA-compatible devices (there are no known compatibility issues).
  • Available software supports widely used emulator formats (TAP, SNA, Z80, SCR). Just download your all-time favourite games from the web and play!

source: divide homepage divide forum