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Latest News - May 2022

  • Work is continuing on development of the proposed MFX
  • The MFX overview page has had a minor update; the "mystery enhancement" can now be revealed.
  • A recent glut of MTX sales on eBay, likely stimulated by the "lockdown blues" suffered by retro computer enthusiasts, has led to renewed interest in CFX and MAGROM. I still have a number of PCBs and most components in stock, if you are interested in buying one or both of these devices, please get in touch.
  • Added a screenshot of the additional MAGROM games available with Version 2 of the MAGROM ROM. Existing MAGROM users with MTX512 or better machines can install this ROM on their existing MAGROM board. Users can either download the ROM themselves, or get one from me for a small charge to cover the cost of the ROM and P&P.

 

 

April 2022

  • Work has started on the design of a new SD card based expansion for the MTX, the Multi-Function eXpansion card, (MFX). If this exercise does lead to a new product, it is likely quite a few months away from being available, but we'll see . . . . In the meantime, please don't ask about availability and/or price - at this point, I really have no idea, but just wanted to give folks a little advance notification that there may be some good news on the horizon!

 

March 2022

  • Things have been pretty quiet here for a while - real life getting in the way again . . .  however, some news . . .
  • Thanks to a generous donation from Paul Smith, I am now the proud owner of a NewWord ROM board and a HiSoft Pascal ROM board (V1.4) - thanks a lot Paul!

 

February 2022

  • Nothing to report

 

January 2022

  • Nothing to report

 

December 2021

  • Nothing to report

 

November 2021

  • Due to popular demand (OK, Martin asked), I have made access to the pages on disassembling Memotech hardware more obvious and linked to them from the Repairs index page
  • Added some info to my MTX PSU page to document the internal fuse fitted to some MTX PSUs supplied to Europe. The presence of this fuse makes no sense to me - if you can explain it, please let me know.

 

October 2021

  • Nothing to report

 

September 2021

  • Martin has provided a Bug fix for the CFX-II ROM

 

August 2021

  • Nothing to report

 

July 2021

  • Nothing to report

 

June 2021

  • Added another game disassembly from Martin - Goldmine
  • Bill Brendling has ported Z-Machine (an interpreter for Infocom text adventures) to the MTX. Bill's description of the process and links to download it are available here.

 

May 2021

  • Posted a copy of Martin's upgraded version of his Z80 assembler for RISCOS
  • Martin has also started to share some disassembled code from MTX games that he has worked on. I have created a new page for them here. They should be instructive for novice, or even experienced, Z80/MTX programmers. If anyone else has similar stuff to share, please let me know and I will add it to the page.
  • Added Martin's latest program disassembly (Toado)
  • Added Martin's source and listing files for Text Mode Invaders, released at Memofest 2014
  • Added a new game, "Minesweeper", developed for MSX and ported to MTX by Under4mhz
  • Added a new game, "Vexed", developed for MSX and ported to MTX by Under4mhz
  • Added a new game, "Klondike Solitaire", developed for MSX and ported to MTX by Under4mhz

 

April 2021

  • Updated MTX Sales page to reflect recent increases in eBay prices for MTX
  • Updated MTX Survey page and associated statistics
  • Added some information about the workings of the piggy-back language ROMs to the keyboard page, based on Martin's disassembly of a couple of the ROMs
  • Added high res scans of the Chess, Draughts and Toado posters scanned by Mikael Anker Madsen and uploaded to archive.org by Claus. Available here on my Nick Mynheer artwork page

 

March 2021

  •  Nothing to report

 

February 2021

  • Another item for the collection! Jonas O'Brien in Norway recently advertised a Norbit Elektronikk Toolbox '85 on eBay but decided to donate it to me instead. The similar looking Toolbox '84 was advertised for use with MTX. The '85 has a slightly different lead and I/O sockets, but otherwise looks identical. Jonas also sent me an unmarked unit with the same lead and sockets as the '84 model for the MTX. Sadly, I don't have any documentation for it, but it's a great find!
  • Now that the much improved ReSource is available, I will make the original version of The Source available on request to anyone that can provide other Memotech documentation that is not already on the site - contact me if this applies to you.

 

January 2021

  • Expanding on Martin's original, Bill Brendling has contributed updates to ReSource
  • Another update to ReSource, this time by Martin, adding the details of his Diagnostic ROM board
  • Posted a review of the MTX500 from What Micro? of March 1984 (Courtesy of Rob Green)

 

 

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