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Offline StarshipUK

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SD Cart for the Amstrad GX4000
« on: May 10, 2015, 03:36 AM »
Not sure if I am allowed to post this here, but there is now a SD cartridge for the Amstrad GX4000

http://cpcwiki.eu/index.php/C4CPC

They are currently getting a list or orders for a second batch.

Saw it mentioned here: http://krikzz.com/forum/index.php?topic=1486.msg18231#msg18231

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Re: SD Cart for the Amstrad GX4000
« Reply #1 on: May 10, 2015, 12:14 PM »
It dont mention a price, but bloody hell its bound to be cheaper than buying games for the sodding thing
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Re: SD Cart for the Amstrad GX4000
« Reply #2 on: May 10, 2015, 04:54 PM »
buyed today an gx4000 nos and ordered the flashcard.

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Re: SD Cart for the Amstrad GX4000
« Reply #3 on: May 10, 2015, 11:37 PM »
Price is about 60+ Euro's I believe. Seems fair enough and not excessive and looks like someone is going to make cases for a fair price too, using a 3D Printer.

As well as the original carts, it also runs all the exciting conversions now being made thanks to this being released - most of which are better than the original games released for this.

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Re: SD Cart for the Amstrad GX4000
« Reply #4 on: May 11, 2015, 12:11 AM »
Considering games cost £30+ thats fair
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Re: SD Cart for the Amstrad GX4000
« Reply #5 on: May 12, 2015, 12:57 AM »
my card arrived today, its a nice piece of PCB and works well. and yes, the price is 60 Euros + shipping.

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Re: SD Cart for the Amstrad GX4000
« Reply #6 on: May 12, 2015, 01:52 AM »
Amstrad GX4000...?  ???

I've honestly never ever heard of this thing before.

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Re: SD Cart for the Amstrad GX4000
« Reply #7 on: May 12, 2015, 02:09 AM »
Amstrad GX4000...?  ???

I've honestly never ever heard of this thing before.

It was a massive flop as they released it during the 16bit era and its an "8bit" machine
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Re: SD Cart for the Amstrad GX4000
« Reply #8 on: May 12, 2015, 09:25 AM »
Amstrad GX4000...?  ???

I've honestly never ever heard of this thing before.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amstrad_GX4000

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Re: SD Cart for the Amstrad GX4000
« Reply #9 on: May 12, 2015, 10:08 AM »
my card arrived today, its a nice piece of PCB and works well. and yes, the price is 60 Euros + shipping.

I contacted the guy building those little toys, and i'm waiting for the next batch.

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Re: SD Cart for the Amstrad GX4000
« Reply #10 on: May 12, 2015, 12:18 PM »
Amstrad GX4000...?  ???

I've honestly never ever heard of this thing before.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amstrad_GX4000

Wow. Only 15.000 units sold and 27 games made. This thing must cost a fortune.

EDIT: I was wrong. It's actually very affordable. Strange these retro prices. :P
« Last Edit: May 12, 2015, 12:19 PM by Catastrophic »

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Re: SD Cart for the Amstrad GX4000
« Reply #11 on: May 12, 2015, 01:58 PM »
It was a consleised Amstrad (apparently some way was found to play cassette gams on it)
To make matters worse THEY MADE A COMPUTER VERSION OF THE CONSOLE THAT WAS A COMPUTER
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Re: SD Cart for the Amstrad GX4000
« Reply #12 on: May 12, 2015, 05:30 PM »
Amazingly before this was announced I bought a brand new boxed never used\opened GX4000 for £42 UK Pounds (and £7 of that was postage!). It is a Spanish Import version, but no real difference to other versions except the PSU (cheap adaptor to change that to UK socket!).

With at least 40 people wanting cases made, I guess the guy has sold a lot more of these than that and it just goes to show you that there is even a demand for the more minor systems like this, although I expect Krikzz has sold thousands of carts for the more major systems in comparison.

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Re: SD Cart for the Amstrad GX4000
« Reply #13 on: May 12, 2015, 08:18 PM »
^Does he provide the 3D printer files for the cart?
3D printing places are springing up all over the place
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Re: SD Cart for the Amstrad GX4000
« Reply #14 on: May 12, 2015, 09:03 PM »
i also ordered the flashcard for 2nd batch.
and buyed new in box from dojodan amstrad gx4000.
first time i own an amstrad.