After the Ubi Soft gun for 217 Euros on Ebay, here it is a DK'Tronics 256 Ko silicon disk for 323 pounds.
I was interested in it, but I had to change my mind :-).
Build your own AMX Compatible Mouse Adapter
You can now build for about 8 € your own AMX Compatible Mouse Adapter which let you use any PS2 or USB mouse using a USB to PS/2
adapter plug (no bluetooth USB mouses though), and use any AMX compatible Amstrad CPC software like advanced OCP art studio, FutureOS or SymbOS.
a batch of 25 Symbiface II is available
This weekend Dr.Zed brought Prodatron a batch of the SYMBiFACE II card (25 pieces) including cables with edge connectors. So you can order it
again! At the moment Prodatron can't ship centronics connector cables, but he hopes to have them at the end of december from Dr.Zed. You can mail him at jmika [a t] prodatron [d o t] net.
the disk drive is dead, hail to the disk drive
Since the announce of the last french CPC meeting in May 209 organized by Eliot, I learned that he uses a disk drive replacement based on SD cards. But there are some others too, but
one isnt finished atm, and for the 2 others, the most difficult part is to get one, unless you are good at making your own :
HxC Floppy Emulator, there is an USB version (CPC is connected to a PC) and a standalone sdcard version(which supports writing). The author may
create a batch of these sdcards cards soon, more informations when I have some,
In fact, there is a 4th one, made by RAM7 based on USB key, that he showed to the last meeting, but I have no more informations about it.
Stelladaptator 2600 to USB interface
Seen on the comp.sys.amstrad.8bit newsgroup : the Stelladaptator allows the use of standard Atari 2600-compatible
controllers, including joysticks (like the one used on Amstrad CPC), paddles, and driving controllers, with modern computers running Windows, Macintosh, or Linux operating systems. Any Atari
2600-compatible joystick, when plugged into your computer through the Stelladaptor will behave as a normal joystick. This allows the use of classic Atari controllers with any software that will work with
an 8-direction digital joystick controller (left, right, up, down, and diagonals).
Symbiface II status by Dr Zed
Dr Zed has given informations about the Symbiface II status. Bugs were discovered at the Castlemeeting 2006. He is now only waiting for PCB he ordered (3 weeks) to start really the production.