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  • MakingOf.pdf 3.96M
  • phX.dsk 838.25K
  • phX.hfe 1.92M
  • phX.nfo 4.03K

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                                                 a -= CONDENSE =- production
														  
                                               started in 2013, finished in March 2018
										
                                              first presented at Revision 2018, Germany			

	
	
Credits:

    Programming by NoRecess (http://norecess.cpcscene.net)
    Visuals by Ced
    Audio by Factor6
    Disc loader by Arnoldemu (http://www.cpctech.org.uk/)
    
Thanks to our friends TotO, Fra, Overflow and Longshot for their support while creating phX
Thanks to Offset, Zik and Roudoudou for the video capture

Don't forget to read the making-of for more details about the demo!


Requirements:
  * Any CRTC types excepted CRTC 2
  * 128kb of RAM
  * An external 3.5" disc drive (or modded with an internal 3.5" disc drive)
  

Files:
- Double sided floppy version (DSK file format):
  * phX.dsk
- Double sided floppy version (HxC Floppy Emulator):  
  * phX.hfe
  
  
To experience phX you need:

- OPTION 1 (Emulator)
  Recommended emulator is WinAPE (http://www.winape.net/)
  * Installation steps:
  1. Launch WinAPE
  2. Amstrad "Classic" (Old) version 
    Make sure to have the following configuration  
    * General / CRTC Type = 1 - UM6845R
    * General / Fast Disc Emulation = OFF
    * Display / ON-Screen Drive LED = ON
    * Display / Linear palette = ON
  3. Select phX.dsk image
  4. Run"phX

- OPTION 2 (On a real machine)
  A CPC with a HxC Floppy Emulator (http://hxc2001.free.fr/floppy_drive_emulator/)
  * Installation steps:  
  1. Copy the .hfe file onto your SDCard. 
  2. Put the SDCard into the HxC Floppy Emulator
  3. Select AUTOBOOT.HFE (press middle button for 2 seconds to select its disk image)
  4. Launch HxC Manager
  5. Select phX.hfe disc image you put into the SDCard
  6. Quit HxC Manager
  7. Select right slot for phX.hfe
  8. Run"phX
  
- OPTION 3 (On a real machine)
  A CPC with a 3.5" disc drive:
  * a blank 3.5" disc (preferably a Double Density - DD disc),
  * an older style PC with at least Windows XP, an internal 3.5" disc drive 
    and on-board floppy disc controller
  * CPCDiscXP utility
    The recommended version is the one that came with Orion Prime.
    http://orion.cpcscene.com/
    Other versions are here, but use at least v2.3:
    http://www.cpcmania.com/cpcdiskxp/cpcdiskxp.htm
  * Installation steps:
    1. Run CPCDiskXP
    2. Choose "DSK File->Disk" on the main window.
    3. A dialog will open. Click on Open and pick the phX.dsk
    4. Tick "Use Dsk GAP Information instead of calculating it"
    5. Tick "Write DSK Side 1" and "Write DSK Side 2"
    6. Click on Write Disk, the dsk should now be written to a real 3.5" disk.
       Check it is writing all 80 tracks and both sides.  
    7. When it's done, insert disk into CPC drive
    8. Run"phX
  Note: some users reported success using SamDisk (http://simonowen.com/samdisk/)
    with the following command: SAMDISK PHX.DSK A: