Hi From JohnK in London - Camputers Lynx Collector

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Re: Hi From JohnK in London - Camputers Lynx Collector

Mensajepor Tromax » 29 Dic 2020 18:29

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Welcome JohnK

I really like the lynx, even more I have the lynx I and II, I hope one day to buy in an everdrive and change the screen, but not everything with everything, it is the dilemma when it is a multi-system of computers or videocomputer -drinks

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Re: Hi From JohnK in London - Camputers Lynx Collector

Mensajepor Silicebit » 29 Dic 2020 19:36

Hi Tromax! In this thread we are speaking about Camputers Lynx 8 bit computers, not about ATARI Lynx consoles. ;-) Do you have any Camputers Lynx computer?
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Re: Hi From JohnK in London - Camputers Lynx Collector

Mensajepor Silicebit » 29 Dic 2020 19:38

Welcome at yout home John! :-)
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Re: Hi From JohnK in London - Camputers Lynx Collector

Mensajepor Silicebit » 29 Dic 2020 19:57

jltursan escribió:
JohnK escribió:
jltursan escribió:That sounds really exciting!, some of us are still dreaming with a 128K Lynx recreation... ;-)


What do you mean by a "128K Lynx recreation"? Do you have a 128K Lynx already?

Sadly not -no
Years ago there was some interest about trying to create a new Lynx 128K PCB. Frank's site mentioned this project and some of us let our imagination fly too much...:roll:

GERBER files for Lynx 48K PCB are available, but not available for Lynx 128K. :-(

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Re: Hi From JohnK in London - Camputers Lynx Collector

Mensajepor jltursan » 29 Dic 2020 21:08

This is the Frank's 128K project page: Building a 128K; but as JohnK mentioned, it must be one of the unpopulated PCBs he has. It would be great to have it routed, compared with schematics (IIRC 128K schematics are available) and documented :-)

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Re: Hi From JohnK in London - Camputers Lynx Collector

Mensajepor Tromax » 29 Dic 2020 21:23

Silicebit escribió:Hi Tromax! In this thread we are speaking about Camputers Lynx 8 bit computers, not about ATARI Lynx consoles. ;-) Do you have any Camputers Lynx computer?


Hi Silicebit

I misunderstood, sorry :( lynx computers I don't have
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Re: Hi From JohnK in London - Camputers Lynx Collector

Mensajepor garillete » 29 Dic 2020 21:53

Well... Atari Lynx have 64 Kb and better graphics but less Keys and no text adventures for example.... :-)

Camputers Lynx 128 KB Schematics are available here

https://github.com/ukscone/Camputers-Ly ... Schematics

but gerbers isn´t available or I can´t found it...

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Re: Hi From JohnK in London - Camputers Lynx Collector

Mensajepor SLD-SNaKe » 29 Dic 2020 22:40

Tromax escribió:I really like the lynx, even more I have the lynx I and II, I hope one day to buy in an everdrive and change the screen, but not everything with everything, it is the dilemma when it is a multi-system of computers or videocomputer -drinks


I also got confused with the Atari Lynx when I arrived at Retrowiki :D

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Re: Hi From JohnK in London - Camputers Lynx Collector

Mensajepor JohnK » 30 Dic 2020 01:05

Tromax escribió:Welcome JohnK

I really like the lynx, even more I have the lynx I and II, I hope one day to buy in an everdrive and change the screen, but not everything with everything, it is the dilemma when it is a multi-system of computers or videocomputer -drinks



Cracking collection you have, David!

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Re: Hi From JohnK in London - Camputers Lynx Collector

Mensajepor JohnK » 30 Dic 2020 01:07

Silicebit escribió:Hi Tromax! In this thread we are speaking about Camputers Lynx 8 bit computers, not about ATARI Lynx consoles. ;-) Do you have any Camputers Lynx computer?


He was being humourous!

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Re: Hi From JohnK in London - Camputers Lynx Collector

Mensajepor JohnK » 30 Dic 2020 01:12

garillete escribió:Well... Atari Lynx have 64 Kb and better graphics but less Keys and no text adventures for example.... :-)

Camputers Lynx 128 KB Schematics are available here

https://github.com/ukscone/Camputers-Ly ... Schematics

but gerbers isn´t available or I can´t found it...


That's Russell's Github page. Many of those scans I did over a decade ago, including the 128Ks. I now have higher quality blueprints which I'll endeavour to scan and release.

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Re: Hi From JohnK in London - Camputers Lynx Collector

Mensajepor Tromax » 30 Dic 2020 10:11

JohnK escribió:
Tromax escribió:Welcome JohnK

I really like the lynx, even more I have the lynx I and II, I hope one day to buy in an everdrive and change the screen, but not everything with everything, it is the dilemma when it is a multi-system of computers or videocomputer -drinks



Cracking collection you have, David!


Thanks JohnK -drinks
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Re: Hi From JohnK in London - Camputers Lynx Collector

Mensajepor Silicebit » 30 Dic 2020 11:11

Tromax escribió:... lynx computers I don't have

Pity you don't have one. The Camputers Lynx is a great computer, but like a real lynx, very dificult to catch. :-D
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Re: Hi From JohnK in London - Camputers Lynx Collector

Mensajepor Tromax » 30 Dic 2020 11:19

Silicebit escribió:
Tromax escribió:... lynx computers I don't have

Pity you don't have one. The Camputers Lynx is a great computer, but like real lynx, very dificult to catch. :-D


Hi Silicebit -drinks


I already imagine that it is not easy, well I have or I think I have a virtue xD and it is called "patience" ;)
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Re: Hi From JohnK in London - Camputers Lynx Collector

Mensajepor kokkiklhs » 30 Dic 2020 12:05

Welcome, JohnK!
Another Lynx 48 owner here, but without PSU and too lazy to build one, so dunno yet if it's working.. :D
Very strange computer this one, apart of rare... I have played a little with the nice PALE emulator, but all I realized is that this thing is slooooowwww... Anyway I like it, as I know a little of ZX81 (painfully slow sometimes) and I'm also a Spectrum veteran, and the Lynx gaming software reminds me a lot of Spectrum, at least as far as I've seen it up to now...

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Re: Hi From JohnK in London - Camputers Lynx Collector

Mensajepor jltursan » 30 Dic 2020 12:53

Very strange computer this one, apart of rare... I have played a little with the nice PALE emulator, but all I realized is that this thing is slooooowwww...

The classic "how to get the most of your...." perfectly applies here, the Lynx is slow as is; but with the right programming it could feel a lot faster. Check games like JSW, it has a lot of moving sprites using the three color planes and despite this, it's perfectly playable or the same Scorpion ROM, makes the Lynx interface a lot more friendly.
This subject deserves a new thread, someday... :-)

Having said that, you must to build or get a PSU for your Lynx!. With a picoPSU is really easy to build a powerful replacement.

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Re: Hi From JohnK in London - Camputers Lynx Collector

Mensajepor kokkiklhs » 30 Dic 2020 13:39

jltursan escribió:
Very strange computer this one, apart of rare... I have played a little with the nice PALE emulator, but all I realized is that this thing is slooooowwww...

The classic "how to get the most of your...." perfectly applies here, the Lynx is slow as is; but with the right programming it could feel a lot faster. Check games like JSW, it has a lot of moving sprites using the three color planes and despite this, it's perfectly playable or the same Scorpion ROM, makes the Lynx interface a lot more friendly.
This subject deserves a new thread, someday... :-)

Having said that, you must to build or get a PSU for your Lynx!. With a picoPSU is really easy to build a powerful replacement.


I see and I believe you, it's just that I don't know this particular machine as well as I know others (in fact I have almost ZERO using experience of the Lynx..) But you're right, things like this are to be discussed in another thread, let's not hijack the welcoming of JohnK...
As for the PSU, I have here everything needed to build one out of an ATX pc PSU, but can't get myself to start it... It''s that damn COVID thing situation, so much free time but no concentration to start such a simple project... -banghead


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