… or how my Amstrad runs on 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 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 the 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 actually to 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.
The 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 looking for various info on the Internetz, I 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 ;>
Loading stuff off Youtube?!
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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