… or how my Amstrad loads youtube
Photo of the week
This time I present you a photo titled “The great chase of a 1337 h4x0r !”
Obviously, this had to be a 1337 hacker inside purple Lanos since her/his car was speeding 14Tb/s through a snow-covered road and I couldn’t catch up with him (most probably because of my dog sledding team was hungry, lol).
Amstrad no.1 – My Amy 464
Finally, I’ve got my Amstrad CPC464 from < INSERT OBVIOUS BIDDING PORTAL NAME >
I had all necessary cabling already done during Schneider project so I’ve quickly hooked it up to PSU and a monitor aaaaaand…..
….it worked !!111!one!eleven1.
… but it was back to mint condition after a short while
Now, it would be great to actually load something up.
But how? I didn’t have any cassettes from retro-times.
I’ve hooked it all up to an MP3 player and started tests.
Above wouldn’t be possible without some amazing software projects that are very helpful with converting CDT files to WAV/MP3. CDT2WAV authored by Markus Hofmann was extremely useful. Markus, thanks for this project 🙂
Anyway, while I was looking for various info on the Internetz, I’ve found a video of someone loading a game through an MP3 player – Bruce Lee.
A cunning plan was born :>
Black aaaaaader !! black aaaaader !!
…. naaah, not that cunning ;>
I was curious if it will work with real hardware and I gave it a go.
Here is a video of this test.
PS. these videos feat. special pissing effects in the background ;P … and no it wasn’t me ;P
HA! Can your Amstrad load a youtube video ?! Can it ?! … evil laughter follows …
PART TWO with two other 464 repairs is still loading (no, not from youtube ;P) so stay tuned 🙂
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