M4 Board – Guides/Setup/Help!

As have been drawn to my attention, many M4 board owners are asking for easier documentation than my crude instructions here.

Fortunately several great people have created helpful guides, reviews and documentation already. A huge THANK YOU guys!

First a series of excellent articles in Spanish from AUAmstrad website/group:
https://auamstrad.es/hardware/m4-board-configuracion/
https://auamstrad.es/hardware/m4-board-gestores/
https://auamstrad.es/hardware/m4-board-hack-menu/
https://auamstrad.es/hardware/m4-board/

First look and adding ROMS to the M4 board on Amstrad noob (added 2021-04-23):
https://www.amstrad-noob.com/2021/04/23/first-looks-at-the-m4-board-for-amstrad-cpc/
https://www.amstrad-noob.com/2021/04/23/adding-roms-to-the-m4-board/

Videos:
In Greek by Vincent GR:


Review by Chinnyvision in English:


In Germany from Jungsis corner:


Review and early setup by Am Strad in English:


And a guide in Spanish by Professor Retroman, that I linked to before:

Video for using the M4 board by Amstrad-noob.com in English (added 2021-04-23):



Also Mr. DVG over at the cpcwiki forums compiled a collection of 1300 games tested and working with M4 board!

If I forgot or missed a useful resource, please do not hesitate to make a comment, so I can add it to this post.

Thanks again, all of you for your dedication, hard work and support!

71 thoughts on “M4 Board – Guides/Setup/Help!”

  1. Hi Duke,
    Thank you for making this wonder my deepest admiration!
    I would like to order one for my CPC6128 plus if possible, could you please tell me how?
    Regards.

  2. Hi Duke.
    I’m insteresting with the latest version of M4 for my Amstrad CPC 6128 (not “plus” !) with a Centronic connector.
    Can you contact me please ?
    Thanks.

  3. Hi Duke
    Please let me know how o order one M4 board for an Amstrad CPC-6128 computer.
    Best regards

  4. Hi Duke

    I would like to know how to order one M4 board for an Amstrad CPC-6128 computer.

    Best regards

  5. ——– Translator GOOGLE:
    Hello Duke.
    I would like to order an M4 card.
    Can you tell me how to do it for France?
    Thank you
    cordially
    ———Original:
    Bonjour Duke.
    Je voudrais commander une carte M4.
    Pouvez vous me dire comment faire pour la France?
    Merci
    Cordialement

    1. Email was sent.
      Same to everyone else who commented.
      If you did not receive my email, check your SPAM/JUNK folder.
      Or write me here again.

  6. Hi Duke, I didn’t know how to find you, I would need to buy an M4 with wifi and sd for Spain, would it be possible?

  7. Hello Duke!

    I Want one M4, it looks really good and I’m building my Amstrad collection, and this will to wonders.

    Please contact-me, I left two messages because I think I put my email wrong at the first time.

    1. Hi

      I already emailed you at that email address (same as before).
      Please check your JUNK/SPAM folder if you have one.

      You can also just email me direct at duke(a)spinpoint.org

      Regards,
      Duke

  8. Hello!

    I want to buy one M4 board wifi/sud card to use with my Amstrad CPC 6128.

    Thanks you
    Fab

  9. Hello Duke

    Very impressive and fantastic board! Nice grate job!
    I am interested in one M4.

  10. I would very much like to purchase an M4 Board with Edge connector for my CPC6128.

    I’m in the UK so could you please send me a price?

    1. I already sent you an email 2nd of April, please check your junk / spam folder.

      I will forward it again.

      Regards,
      Duke

  11. Hi Duke,

    I would like to get one M4 for my CPC if possible. Could you tell me price and shipping costs to Spain, please?? Thank you!!

  12. Hi, I’d like to get one of the M4 boards for a CPC 6128 Plus.

    I’m in the UK.

    Thanks.

  13. Hi,

    Jumping back to Amstrad world and c programming … need your board.
    I will use it for either 464 (basic) or 6128 plus

    Leaving in Finland.

    Please contact me for price and shipping.

    Great job!

  14. Hello Duke.
    I would like too to order an M4 card.
    Can you tell me how to proceed for France?
    Thank you

  15. Hello,

    Congratulations, you have done an incredible work.

    I would like to know how to order one M4 board for a CPC 464 computer
    to Spain.

    Thank you!

  16. Hi Duke. I’m sure you’re very busy with requests like this, but I would be very interesting in buying an M4 board for my 6128, and also an Imperium Solo.

    If they are still available, please could you send me details on how to order one from you?

    Thanks very much,
    Steve

    1. They are still available, lead time is about 5-6 weeks after order confirmation before I can have them ready.
      Email sent.

  17. Hi Duke,

    I’d like to buy a M4 for my UK CPC6128 with edge connector (Not Plus). Please email me details. Thanks.

  18. Hi, is there a terminal program usable with M4? Which escape/control-sequence are eventually supported?

  19. Hi Duke, I would really like to order one for my 6128. Postage to Australia please.

    Awesome project!!!

  20. Hi there,

    I have a standard cpc 464, I’m interested in one of these but afraid I’ma little out of my depth. It’s just to play games from on sd card that I need it for?

    Not sure what connector I’d need too sorry?
    Thanks

  21. Hi. Looks great, I can’t find a buy page. So could I get some more info on buying/shipping ?

    Thanks!

    1. Yes, sorry there is no buy page, people just message me here and I email them back with the info’s.

      You’ll receive an email shortly.

  22. Hi Duke,
    The M4Board is incredible! I would be highly interested in buying one board, for a 6128Plus.
    Best regards
    Nicolas

  23. Hello

    I would like to get one, but I haven’t found a form to order one.

    You can write me.

    1. Hi

      There isn’t any form. You just put a message here and I email you back.

      Will email shortly.

      Regards,
      Duke

  24. Hello!
    I just discovered and started reading about M4 board and I like also to get one for my CPC 6128.

    Many many thanks!

  25. Hi Duke,

    I’d love to own one of your M4 Boards, could you let me know how I can order please?

  26. I am interested in one of those M4 boards. It’s for a CPC6128 with edge connectors. PLS contact me.

  27. Hi Duke
    I’m also interested in a M4 board. Being new to the Amstrad computers: I’m currently owning a CPC464 but want to add a CPC6128 to my collection later this year. Is it possible to connect this board to the CPC464 and also the 6128, or do I need some adapter?
    Looking forward hearing from you…
    Regards

    1. If the new CPC6128 is a regular Amstrad then it uses same connector as a CPC464. If it is a Schneider CPC6128 or a Amstrad 6128 PLUS they use centronics connector.

      If you stick with option 1, what you need is:

      M4 board with EDGE connector

      For option 2 (to work on both EDGE and Centronics connector), you will need:

      M4 board with IDC connector
      IDC to Centronics Cable
      IDC to EDGE adapter

      Email sent.

  28. Hi there!
    I have seen your M4 Board wifi/sd for Amstrad trought AUA web with a friend, and we want to buy you one or two of these boards.
    And, do you have the MX4 board too?
    Can you sell and send to spain? Do you know how much it cost aprox?
    Thanks for your time,
    best regards

    1. It doesn’t look like it, I am afraid.
      The chip shortage hit the smaller guys the most, there are no available chips at all :/

  29. I’d also be interested in an M4 board, for use on a Plus machine. Guess I’ll just leave this comment here and hope that the chip shortage eases up and another run gets made at some point in the near future 🙂

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