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Mr Robot's XEL build... Continued.

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I've completed all the soldering and stuff but I'm still not finished so I will carry on with my build progress here. 

 

I've uncased my XEL so I can make some changes.

 

 

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Still WIP but it's nearly done. 

 

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Very nice! :)

 

I see you have a VBXE in there - I've been considering one for my XLD, but ... I don't know how much NTSC-compatible software there is for it, and I have no PAL-compatible displays. I do have a GBS8220 VGA converter board that can accept an RGB signal but I haven't looked into the details with much specificity. 

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There is ~0 NTSC software for the VBXE. That doesn't mean none, There's Last Word for example, but there is almost none for PAL so it's _really_ slim pickings for NTSC.

 

The quality of the display is amazing though, and I'd have got it just for the VBXE version of Rick Dangerous when it comes out. 

 

I run mine out to a GBS8220 and into a Dell monitor, looks lovely. Now I want to hide the 8220 inside the case.

 

I also need room for a Drakaris (or whatever its name is this week) and other fun stuff 

 

 

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Yeah, realistically a Sophia DVI makes more sense than a VBXE. But that real 80-column mode is pretty cool. :) 

 

Anyway, your XEL looks great. The wiring is excellent and the internal MIDI board looks fantastic. Well-done, sir!

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Wow I dont even recognize most of what is on that. I just want to get my basic XEL to boot! :)

 

Looks fantastic though. 

 

I have built all that I can for now.. waiting to get a pic programmer and then we will see about booting this thing up!!

 

James

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It's just a VBXE, MIDI-XEL and a XEL-CFIII. My U1MB is a v1 so it's a black PCB not a Lotharek white one.

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