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Re: Amstrad CPC WiFi
« Reply #1490 on: 00:48, 13 April 17 »
I do a little correction on the buffer to store directory data, and some other memory issues, if anybody think is better read direct from the disk and dont store it on an array, i'll change the way my app use directory data.


Thank you very much for your feedbak, and sorry for my very bad english.


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Re: Amstrad CPC WiFi
« Reply #1491 on: 00:00, 17 April 17 »

Awesome work as ever! Can't wait to try it out!


Finally found time to try this out after seeing the video of Overflow's new intro from Revision 2017. As I thought it would be it's awesome to upload files so easily and run them but I have found that it doesn't always seem to work. For example I extracted the file to run Overflow's new intro (http://quasar.cpcscene.net/lib/exe/fetch.php?media=tmp:logon_s_run_-_3d_meets_the_aging_bits.zip) using WinApe and uploaded it to a new Demos folder. I then refreshed the directory listing and clicked 'Run' next to the 'LOGON'S' file name. My 6128 Plus resets but the intro doesn't start it simply returns to the basic prompt.


If I try another intro "Battro" but Batman Group all works as it should do.


Tried switching the ROM from slot 6 to 7 but it makes no difference I'm afraid.


Appreciate it's still in beta but thought I should offer some feedback as I noticed. Also now I've tried using it I actually think being able to browse in to DSK images would be v useful!  :-[

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Re: Amstrad CPC WiFi
« Reply #1492 on: 00:52, 17 April 17 »

Finally found time to try this out after seeing the video of Overflow's new intro from Revision 2017. As I thought it would be it's awesome to upload files so easily and run them but I have found that it doesn't always seem to work. For example I extracted the file to run Overflow's new intro (http://quasar.cpcscene.net/lib/exe/fetch.php?media=tmp:logon_s_run_-_3d_meets_the_aging_bits.zip) using WinApe and uploaded it to a new Demos folder. I then refreshed the directory listing and clicked 'Run' next to the 'LOGON'S' file name. My 6128 Plus resets but the intro doesn't start it simply returns to the basic prompt.


If I try another intro "Battro" but Batman Group all works as it should do.


Tried switching the ROM from slot 6 to 7 but it makes no difference I'm afraid.


Appreciate it's still in beta but thought I should offer some feedback as I noticed. Also now I've tried using it I actually think being able to browse in to DSK images would be v useful!  :-[

Yes, thanks. I noticed this too, this morning when I tried overflows new demo (runs fine from the cpc itself btw). I think it is because of the ' character in the filename, probably some html character translation I need to add for that too. Will be fixed in next firmware.
For what it's worth if you use beta 2, you don't need to extract the .DSK's you can just CD into them and run directly aswell.


For v2.0.3 beta #2 look here: http://www.cpcwiki.eu/forum/amstrad-cpc-hardware/amstrad-cpc-wifi/msg143262/#msg143262   you can browse & run files inside DSK or CPR DSK's with it.

As for the problem SOS reported earlier, this was because of DSK having "Read only" system attribute set, so if you get a weird error cd'ing into a dsk make sure the "Read Only" attribute is turned off.
I will add a check for it in next firmware so in those cases they will be opened in "write protected" mode.
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Re: Amstrad CPC WiFi
« Reply #1493 on: 02:22, 17 April 17 »

Yes, thanks. I noticed this too, this morning when I tried overflows new demo (runs fine from the cpc itself btw). I think it is because of the ' character in the filename, probably some html character translation I need to add for that too. Will be fixed in next firmware.
For what it's worth if you use beta 2, you don't need to extract the .DSK's you can just CD into them and run directly aswell.


For v2.0.3 beta #2 look here: http://www.cpcwiki.eu/forum/amstrad-cpc-hardware/amstrad-cpc-wifi/msg143262/#msg143262   you can browse & run files inside DSK or CPR DSK's with it.

As for the problem SOS reported earlier, this was because of DSK having "Read only" system attribute set, so if you get a weird error cd'ing into a dsk make sure the "Read Only" attribute is turned off.
I will add a check for it in next firmware so in those cases they will be opened in "write protected" mode.


Thanks for the update, I didn't quite look hard enough to see if you'd updated since the original post about this.


Interestingly after updating to Beta 2 and trying to launch Overflow's new intro via MS Edge it is now working! Still doesn't work via Chrome though so def looks like it's something around HTML handling which defers in various browsers. I have another example which starts with a # "Barbar" by Benediction which doesn't work from either browser.




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Re: Amstrad CPC WiFi
« Reply #1494 on: 02:47, 17 April 17 »

Thanks for the update, I didn't quite look hard enough to see if you'd updated since the original post about this.


Interestingly after updating to Beta 2 and trying to launch Overflow's new intro via MS Edge it is now working! Still doesn't work via Chrome though so def looks like it's something around HTML handling which defers in various browsers. I have another example which starts with a # "Barbar" by Benediction which doesn't work from either browser.

Noted, will check, it's probably all the symbolic characters causing problems depending on the browser. I did only add the most obvious, like &/-/+/ /... 

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Re: Amstrad CPC WiFi
« Reply #1495 on: 15:03, 18 April 17 »
Yes, thanks. I noticed this too, this morning when I tried overflows new demo (runs fine from the cpc itself btw). I think it is because of the ' character in the filename, probably some html character translation I need to add for that too. Will be fixed in next firmware.
For what it's worth if you use beta 2, you don't need to extract the .DSK's you can just CD into them and run directly aswell.


For v2.0.3 beta #2 look here: http://www.cpcwiki.eu/forum/amstrad-cpc-hardware/amstrad-cpc-wifi/msg143262/#msg143262   you can browse & run files inside DSK or CPR DSK's with it.

As for the problem SOS reported earlier, this was because of DSK having "Read only" system attribute set, so if you get a weird error cd'ing into a dsk make sure the "Read Only" attribute is turned off.
I will add a check for it in next firmware so in those cases they will be opened in "write protected" mode.
Really? I have the dsk on both of my m4 boards and I can |cd into it and run this awesome Logon system demo with no issues.

M4 running 2.0.2 at the moment.

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Re: Amstrad CPC WiFi
« Reply #1496 on: 15:07, 18 April 17 »
Really? I have the dsk on both of my m4 boards and I can |cd into it and run this awesome Logon system demo with no issues.

M4 running 2.0.2 at the moment.
This was just via the web interface rather than |cd in to the DSK which as you say works just fine.

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Re: Amstrad CPC WiFi
« Reply #1497 on: 15:51, 18 April 17 »
I upgraded flawlessly yesterday to 2.0.2 and I looooooooooooooooooooooove the |FCP command!


For a start, I uploaded the 3 games from 4mhz.es for use with mass storage devices and found that "Adios A La Casta Episode 2" hangs after the loading screen.


I asked Javier Navarro about it and they work for him but he has not the latest firmware installed on his M4.


Download link here.

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Re: Amstrad CPC WiFi
« Reply #1498 on: 16:56, 18 April 17 »
I'd love  2 new commands, one to list the files in a dsk without having to |cd into it.... And one to extract files from a dsk including wildcards ☺️

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Re: Amstrad CPC WiFi
« Reply #1499 on: 19:28, 18 April 17 »


I upgraded flawlessly yesterday to 2.0.2 and I looooooooooooooooooooooove the |FCP command!


For a start, I uploaded the 3 games from 4mhz.es for use with mass storage devices and found that "Adios A La Casta Episode 2" hangs after the loading screen.


I asked Javier Navarro about it and they work for him but he has not the latest firmware installed on his M4.


Download link here.



I've just extracted all 3 of these DSK files these using WinApe to new sub-directories for each and they seem to work fine for me too. I'm running the latest Beta.