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Latest News - February 2019

  • It's been a while . . . . .
  • Apologies for the lack of updates, things have been pretty busy here - with no Memotech news to report
  • Still, I'm back on the case now - more updates soon (ish!), including a new "pet" project from Martin
  • Posted a copy of the long missing Composer by Xaviersine (Courtesy of Bill Brendling)
  • Converted Paul Daniels' MTX Gamebase V0.2 to .Zip from .7z as my ISP now blocks .7z files

 

January 2019

  • Nothing to report

 

December 2018

  • Nothing to report

 

November 2018

 

October 2018

  • Memofest 2018 was held on 13th October at Martin's place in Hastings - see the event report for details

 

September 2018

  • Memofest 2018 will be held on 13th October, as last year, it is being hosted by Martin Allcorn in Hastings
    • See the Memorum post and contact Martin if you are interested in attending

 

August 2018

 

July 2018

  • The MTX PC Keyboard Interface is now available to purchase. I have redone the web page and added an updated section from Bill Brendling on the Parallax Propeller code that runs the interface. (Thanks Bill!)

 

June 2018

  • Nothing to report

 

May 2018

  • Arto Kivimäki has generously donated an MTX500. It was quite expensive to ship it from Finland, but as I did not have an MTX with a language ROM, it was worth it. As well as the Finnish keyboard and language ROM, the machine came with a copy of the MTX Operator's guide translated into Finnish in Finland.
  • Details of the "new MTX hardware interface" are now available . . . .
    • MTX PC Keyboard Interface
      • It is a small internal PCB that attaches to the keyboard header on the MTX computer board and allows a PC keyboard (PS/2 or USB) to be used alongside, or instead of, your existing MTX keyboard.

 

April 2018

  • Not many web updates I'm afraid, but things have been happening on the MTX front . . .  .
  • The "new MTX hardware interface" is progressing - more details shortly
  • Memotech disk controller (FDX/SDX) USB Floppy Drive emulator available . . .
    • Do you have a Memotech disk controller (FDX/SDX) with unreliable drives ? It is now possible to replace the floppy disk drive(s) with a Gotek USB floppy drive emulator thanks to OpenSource firmware released by Keir Fraser. I have added one to one of my FDXs and it is working well - all for under £15 !

 

March 2018

  • Nothing to report

 

February 2018

  • Phil Fagan has generously donated an MTX500 owned by his late brother, purchased when he was serving his apprenticeship, c.1983. The machine came in it's original box and polys, along with all of the original paperwork. It is in pristine condition and is the best MTX500 that I have - thanks a lot Phil !
  • Exciting (not really "exciting", but it is hopefully of interest) new MTX hardware interface coming soon . . . .
  • Paul Daniels has released an update to his MTX Development Tools - MTXShell

 

January 2018

  • Nothing to report

 

 

 

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