... or how my Amstrad load 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 a 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 :)