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Cartridge Expanders, Ultimate-1541-II, Cynthcart, Datel Midi [message #389007] Fri, 29 November 2019 14:23 Go to next message
Anonymous
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Originally posted by: Mike Horgan

Hi There,

I'd like to be able to use a Datel Midi interface cartridge alongside an Ultimate-1541-II for cynthcart.

It appears cynthcart's prg ought to be able to run from the U-1541, but I suppose it could alternatively be a third cartridge.

I'm evaluating either the X-Pander 3 from RETRO innovations, or the Mini X-Pander+ by Arkanix Labs.

My preference would be:
U-1541 (running cynthcart.prg)
Datel Midi cartridge
on the Mini X-Pander

-or-

U-1541 (running cynthcart.prg)
Datel Midi cartridge
on the X-Pander 3

Alternatively:
U-1541 (switched off, but plugged in)
Cynthcart cartridge
Datel Midi cartridge
on the X-Pander 3

I'm wondering if anyone can offer experience or rationale for why any of the above will/won't work.

Cheers!
--mike
Re: Cartridge Expanders, Ultimate-1541-II, Cynthcart, Datel Midi [message #389540 is a reply to message #389007] Sat, 04 January 2020 19:16 Go to previous message
Anonymous
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Originally posted by: Mike Horgan

Update:

It works!
You can combine:
- X-Pander 3
- Datel MIDI interface
- Ultimate 1541 - II+

For the Datel, set the DIP switches ON for IO1, IO2, and both POWER. All others OFF.
For the Ultimate:
- set the DIPs to all on
- disable any cartridge emulation
- disable RAM expansion unit
- in Audio config, don't have any SIDs in $DE00 to $DFFF





On Friday, November 29, 2019 at 2:23:52 PM UTC-5, Mike Horgan wrote:
> Hi There,
>
> I'd like to be able to use a Datel Midi interface cartridge alongside an Ultimate-1541-II for cynthcart.
>
> It appears cynthcart's prg ought to be able to run from the U-1541, but I suppose it could alternatively be a third cartridge.
>
> I'm evaluating either the X-Pander 3 from RETRO innovations, or the Mini X-Pander+ by Arkanix Labs.
>
> My preference would be:
> U-1541 (running cynthcart.prg)
> Datel Midi cartridge
> on the Mini X-Pander
>
> -or-
>
> U-1541 (running cynthcart.prg)
> Datel Midi cartridge
> on the X-Pander 3
>
> Alternatively:
> U-1541 (switched off, but plugged in)
> Cynthcart cartridge
> Datel Midi cartridge
> on the X-Pander 3
>
> I'm wondering if anyone can offer experience or rationale for why any of the above will/won't work.
>
> Cheers!
> --mike
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