Someone gave me an idea to document the firmware feature differences that the TZX_Tools firmware tool supports. TBH It is a good idea so we can dispel the myths and views on the different firmware as they all do something a little different. From this table, you can see why I prefer MaxDuino. Even more than my own firmware Digiwavuino. I’m sure over time I’ll have to update it and I’m sure there will be 1 or 2 incorrect entries but this is my view on the features.
FYI TZX_Tools is a tool that allows for simple updating of devices running the below firmware.
|DYNAMIC SCREEN DETECTION||N||N||N||N||Y|
|DYNAMIC SD DETECTION||Y||N||N||N||Y|
|CHANGE SD CARD WITHOUT RESET||N||N||N||N||Y|
|REMOTE JACK FOR MULTILOAD||Y||Y||Y||Y||Y|
|MUTLILOAD GAME SUPPORT FOR ZX SPECTRUM||Y||N||N||N||N|
|ARDUINO NANO EVERY||Y||N||N||N||N|
|STORE LOGO IN EEPROM||Y||N||N||N||N|
|ENCHANCED SDFAT SUPPORT||Y||N||N||N||N|
I realized very early on, that people wanting to update their TZXduino, MaxDuino, CASduino, or ArduiTape would struggle if they had no experience with the Arduino programming tool. So I built a FREE tool to do that for you in a way to give back to the Retro Community. Watch the video below and CLICK HERE if you want to download the tool.
We’ve been busy bees and developed an alternative solution for those wanting to keep Retro Computers alive by playing games and apps digitally through the audio ports originally designed for a tape deck.
DigiWavuino is an Arduino wav player designed for playing back Retro Computers games and app files that come in wav file format. It differs from other similar projects like ArduiTape or CASDuino in that it was developed with Arduino boards that have a DAC port like Arduino DUE or Arduino Zero. This is a must for those Retro Computers that are sensitive about audio quality. The previous projects played audio through a PWM port instead of a DAC. Retro Computers like the Sharp MZ700 will not load games that have been played through a PWM port.. So enter DigiWavuino.