LPE-MMC-V6 and DRSDMMC driver

by Ramones on 07-01-2008, 12:28
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Hardware manufacturer Leonardo Padial Ortiz has released a new board for our MSX: the LPE-MMC-V6, a massive storing device, a MultiMedia Card and SD Card controller.

Features include:

  • High speed read/write access.
  • Compatible with all the MSX computers: MSX, MSX2, MSX2+ and MSX Turbo R.
  • It doesn't need any external power supply.
  • 2 MMC/SD card controllers.
  • Kralizec's DRLPSDMMC compatible.

There are different versions on sale:

  • Basic version: LPE-MMC-V6 for €60
  • Version with slot expander connector: LPE-MMCEXP-V6 for €70 (no slot expander included, only the connector)
  • LPE-MMCEXP-V6 slot expander: LPE-3SLTEXP-V6 for €70
  • Plain cable for LPE-MMCEXP-V6 and LPE-3SLTEXP-V6 connexion for €6
  • 4Mb RAM memory mapper version:LPE-MMC4MB2EXP-V6 for €120
  • Board with embedded slot expander (no cable needed): LPE-MMCEXP-V6 + LPE-3SLTEXP-V6 for €130

Regarding the LPE-MMC-V6 driver, DRSDMMC from Kralizec: The SDMMC Driver consists of a BIOS, tools and a set of programs intended for handling the LPE-MMC-V4/6 board. The board uses MultiMedia Card and SD Card as massive storing devices in the MSX computers family. Get the driver here!

Features include:

  • Compatible with any MSX computer with a minimum of 16k RAM.
  • Support of DOS1, DOS2 or higher partitions in both FAT12 and FAT16.
  • Embedded MSXDOS 2.31 Kernel inside the System. Fully functional in MSX1.
  • Internal set of tools. No need of external tools to work.
  • Tools available using CALL command in BASIC. (Format, partition changing, card swapping).
  • Support of any MMC/SD card from 4 Mb to 2 Gb.
  • DSK file(s) emulation as extended partition and boot.
  • Possibility of disabling all system interfaces during the BOOT DSK emulation.
  • No need of use tools as IMPROVE to emulate DSK files.
  • Support of card Hot-Swapping.
  • Possibility of using memory mappers in MSX1 without needing the driver installation.
  • Possibility of using the bigger memory mapper as the main one in Turbo R and 2+ Panasonic MSX computers in DOS1 and DOS2.31.
  • Compatible with Okei's FAT16 driver.
  • Use of Shortcut keys to avoid disk booting, force the DOS2 for ROM games which require disk access, avoid the system...
  • Easy-of-use GUI, 100% MSX1 compatible.
  • Functional from any slot/subslot, primary or extended. No interference with other disk interfaces.
  • Boot system from a FAT16 partition allowed.
  • Can use any other OS FAT12/FAT16 formatted cards.
  • Compatible with driver LPEMMC-formatted cards.

To order any of these products, contact Leonardo Padial Ortiz.

Relevant link: Leonardo Padial Ortiz website

Comments (12)

By konamiman

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07-01-2008, 12:37

Card reader + 4M RAM... how is this achieved? Multi-slot emulation as in the original Dumas project?

By Ramones

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07-01-2008, 12:51

Yes Nestor.

And... the next version with ethernet 100% compatible with InterNestor Lite. xDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD

(es broma, es broma).

Is a slotexpander, of course: Slot x-0 SD/MMC Reader, and slot x-1, 4Mb memory.

By konamiman

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07-01-2008, 14:54

"And... the next version with ethernet 100% compatible with InterNestor Lite"

Why not? Put an Ethernet controller, include an Ethernet UNAPI compatible BIOS and hop! You are InterNestor compatible. Smile

By SaebaMSX

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07-01-2008, 15:41

Wake up, Nestor!

A new card + memory appears, Imanok does not code games using nestorbasic anymore... what's next? Tongue

By Yukio

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07-01-2008, 23:51

Me, me ...

Cool! Card reader and 4MB RAM ... Is this legal stuff?
Anyway, it should work great!!!

I think that anyone could sell "MSX" compatible stuff if their don't stick to use the official logo.
Running Naked in a Field of Flowers

By Ramones

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08-01-2008, 00:05

Perfectly Legal. Smile

Slot X-0 : Card Reader
Slot X-1 : 4 Mb Ram.

Of course, this does not work in an slot expander, since the card takes built-in one internally.

By dvik

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08-01-2008, 01:00

Very impressive hardware. Great job Big smile

By rolins

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10-01-2008, 03:04

Awesome Big smile

Question: Will this board fit in a MSX slot? The width seems a little long.

By jltursan

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10-01-2008, 10:27

The card is already finished and for sure it fits, I've seen it in action and if I'm not wrong the basic version fits inside a Konami/ASCII cart (if you drill the card holes, of course).

By rolins

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10-01-2008, 17:42

Thanks jltursan.

One more question: The features says "Embedded MSXDOS 2.31 Kernel inside the System. Fully functional in MSX1." Does this mean I can run MSXDos 2.31 on my MSX2+ with only 64k ram?

By Ramones

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10-01-2008, 19:30

"
One more question: The features says "Embedded MSXDOS 2.31 Kernel inside the System. Fully functional in MSX1." Does this mean I can run MSXDos 2.31 on my MSX2+ with only 64k ram?"

No. You need 128k Ram for use MSXDOS2. In MSX1, 2,2+ or Turbo R.

By Yukio

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11-01-2008, 01:56

One more question: The features says "Embedded MSXDOS 2.31 Kernel inside the System. Fully functional in MSX1." Does this mean I can run MSXDos 2.31 on my MSX2+ with only 64k ram?

I think that ASCII MSX-DOS2 ROM cartridge comes with 256KB Memory Mapper RAM inside. If you need more than version 2.20 ...

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