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December 2017

  • Bill Brendling has released an updated version of his port of MEMU for Raspberry Pi - MEMU-Pi


November 2017


October 2017

  • Did a couple of repairs on another Memotech user's computers - benefiting us both
    • System 1 - With a clock and sound problem, also upgraded the onboard RAM from 32 to 64k
    • System 2 - With a keyboard sense chip problem
  • Started a page for copies of the Danish MTX User Club magazine (courtesy of Lars Jørgensen)
  • Memofest 2017 was hosted by Martin Allcorn in Hastings on 14th October - read the report here


September 2017

  • Nothing to report


August 2017

  • Timo Soilamaa is continuing to develop his ROM loader to allow unmodified MSX games ROMs to run on the MTX
    • It is still a work in progress, but, now runs on real MTX hardware, as well as MEMU - check it out here
  • Martin Allcorn in hosting Memofest 2017 on the 14th October in Hastings, UK
  • Courtesy of an eBay seller, I have uploaded a better quality scan of "Memotechniques" from "Personal Computer News", Issue 46, from January 28 1984 - see the Reviews page


July 2017

  • I have just completed a quite interesting repair on the MTX500 given to me by Wolfgang Joerger. As well as the almost obligatory VRAM fault, the machine had a failed TMS-4764 Mask ROM - direct replacements for these devices are not available - read how I resolved the issue here.


June 2017

  • Although not Memotech related, David Kimberlin-Wyer has contributed an article on how to replace the internals of a failed PSU in a Tatung Einstein TC-01 with an alternative open frame PSU.


May 2017

  • In a similar way to my "one-off" CFX Special, David Kimberlin-Wyer has provided details of how he modified one of Andy's memory boards and his MAGROM board to allow both to be installed inside his MTX.


April 2017


March 2017


February 2017

  • Having had a few "notes of interest", I ordered another run of MAGROM boards - Version 1.1


January 2017

  • "Another year over. And a new one just begun."
  • The distributor of the MTX User's Club Germany has now put copies of the MTX-Info magazine on line
  • Posted a copy of the original CP/M ROM from the FDX SM1 Interface board
  • Another generous donation from a, or should I say an "ex", Memotech owner from Germany!
    • Wolfgang Joerger has just sent me a 64K "MTX500" with Twin Floppy FDX
    • It is in great condition and early indications are that it is fully functional - more details soon
  • Bill Brendling has reverse engineered the FDX CP/M 80 Column card driver - full details here
  • Status update for MTXPlus+ posted
  • A slight distraction to other activities, but there has been some renewed interest in MAGROM . . . .
    • If there is enough demand, I will get some more boards made, if you are interested, drop me an e-mail


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