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DivIDE 2k20 AY


DivIDE 2k20 AY

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       DivIDE 2k20 is a COMPACT FLASH interface which takes your ZX Spectrum computing to a whole new level. As the time takes its toll on ageing media such as audio tapes or diskettes, many ZX Spectrum enthusiasts simply stick to emulation for better reliability and comfort. With divIDE you can put your software collection to a CompactFlash card and experience your favourite games, demos and utilities the way the were meant to be run - and even better. (Velesoft)

 

Divide 2k20 is step forward comparing to  2k14 revision (available HERE) :

  • powerfull CPLD 
  • 4 layers pcb
  • ROHS compliant
  • bulit in 2  joystick ports working in 4 modes:
    • JOY 1 - KEMPSTON/Sincair 2 ( keys 6,7,8,9,0) / Protek (AGF/Cursor keys)
    • JOY 2  - Sinclair 1 (keys 1,2,3,4,5) 
  • firmware flashable slots ( FatWare, Esxdos, Demfir, Diagnorom)  selectable with dip switch
  • SMD elements - low power consumption
  • 2 joystick ports 
  • AY sound generator with ABC/ACB selector -
  • Beeper sound on both channels - NEW - MOVIE 
  • 2 pcbs piggyback`ed (main divide and joystick adapter) 
  • stereo jack sound output 
  • 2 joysticks ports top addon\
  • RAPID FIRE add-on pcb - hardware autofire with adjustable frequency

 

DISCLAIMER : for 128 +2, +3 consider passthrough version, avalibale HERE

 

Before computers starts  / power on/  you can select joystick port  mode (ONLY FOR JOY port1):

  • KEMPSTON MODE  MODE 0 - deafult - no action required
    • LED1 indicates joystick action in port 1
    • LED2 indicates josytick action in port 2

 

  • SINCLAIR2 MODE  MODE 1- to switch joystick port to SINCLAIR2 mode, move joystick and hold UP/DOWN, then turn on computer
    • LED1 ON
    • LED2 indicates joystick action in port 1 and 2

 

 

  • PROTEK MODE  MODE 2 - tto switch joystick port to PROTEK/AGF/CURSOR  mode, move joystick and hold LEFT/RIGHT, then turn on computer
    • LED1 indicates joystick action in port 1 and 2
    • LED2 ON

 

 

WARNING:

Joy port2 is always mapped to SINCLAIR 1 inteface, know from Zx128+2 (1,2,3,4,5 for left, right, up, down and fire)

 

 

 

 


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Q. How to prepare a CF CARD ?

A. There must be one ACTIVE partition on your CF card! This is very important!!! If I may suggest something, the best way to do this is to use WINDOWS XP instalalation CDROM and Bill`s FDISK.

 

  1. In your PC BIOS, disable all hard drives - VERY IMPORTANT!

  2. Plug USB CF CARD Reader to your computer

  3. Boot your PC from Windows XP installation CD.

  4. Few seconds later you will have the posibility to erase all present partitons on the CF card - Do it! Remember - this operation will completly destroy any data on your card.

  5. Make a new partition

  6. Exit the installer!

  7. In BIOS enable all your hard drives and start WINDOWS

  8. Format your CF Card/Divide hard disk using FAT16

  9. Put whatever you want on the newly formatted card. Divide handles: *.sna, *.z80 and *.tap files.

 

 

Q. Not all games work - is anything wrong with Divide?

ANo, but there are a couple of things worth remembering when you use it.

 There are a lot of badly or incorrectly ripped Spectrum games floating around the Internet. If you try a game and it doesn't work, don’t assume it’s the fault of your hardware, it could simply be a faulty file. If it works on your emulator, it won't necessarily work on the DivIDE. Small number of games need a simple compatibility fix. Jetpack, for instance, will not run properly until you execute this command before typing the usual LOAD “”. If you have a game that seems to load but then crashes, try the following.

  1. Press “Extend Mode”.
  2. Press “Symbol Shift” and “O” (to get the word OUT).
  3. Type “32765,48 then press Enter (so the full command is “OUT 32765,48″, without the quotation marks, of course).
  4. The Spectrum should say “OK” and a few other numbers, now try loading your game.

 

 

Fatware controls:

  • NMI - enter disk browser
  • UP/DOWN - move cursor
  • ENTER - select item
  • BREAK - cancel/exit window
  • R + NMI - reset

 

Browser-specific controls:

  • EDIT - change volume
  • SHIFT + ENTER - select TAP and reset (in browser)
  • SHIFT + R - reset (in browser)

 

 

Please, refer also to DIVIDE 2k14 manual 

 

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