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Re: Front-end for M4 board in ROM
« Reply #25 on: 08:45, 28 December 18 »
the DSKtoDisc is great!
I have now to find a full unpacked Games pack to install on my M4 board. (any idea?)
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Re: Front-end for M4 board in ROM
« Reply #26 on: 09:01, 28 December 18 »
the DSKtoDisc is great!
I have now to find a full unpacked Games pack to install on my M4 board. (any idea?)
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Re: Front-end for M4 board in ROM
« Reply #27 on: 19:03, 28 December 18 »
New version v1.9:


- Improved navigation. When you move down at the end of the list you go to the next page. Similar behavior when you move up at the beginning.
- Added compatibility with BASIC v2 models: CPC472 and CPC664.
- Custom text font added, with regular and bold variants.
- Current directory is checked to be a DSK before running the DSK2Disc feature.


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Re: Front-end for M4 board in ROM
« Reply #28 on: 20:09, 28 December 18 »
Great update & improvement  :o

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Re: Front-end for M4 board in ROM
« Reply #29 on: 09:56, 29 December 18 »
I'm thinking to configure one of the PF keys of my CPC to launch directly ùM4FE. but I can't recall how to configure it on BASIC.  :doh: I'm using the  AUTOEXEC.BAS.
 
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Re: Front-end for M4 board in ROM
« Reply #30 on: 13:02, 29 December 18 »
I'm thinking to configure one of the PF keys of my CPC to launch directly ùM4FE. but I can't recall how to configure it on BASIC.  :doh: I'm using the  AUTOEXEC.BAS.


KEY n,"|M4FE"+CHR$(13)


Where n is 128 for F0, 129 for F1, and so on... 
« Last Edit: 13:04, 29 December 18 by abalore »

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Re: Front-end for M4 board in ROM
« Reply #31 on: 17:19, 29 December 18 »
Thanks for this solution - good work. In combination with the autoexec.bas this is my now my main solution for starting games :-)


Is there the possibility for doing disk to dsk? Would be great for backup of old disks.

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Re: Front-end for M4 board in ROM
« Reply #32 on: 21:44, 29 December 18 »
Thanks for this solution - good work. In combination with the autoexec.bas this is my now my main solution for starting games :-)


Is there the possibility for doing disk to dsk? Would be great for backup of old disks.


Transferring discs to DSKs is not a current feature of the app, but it's interesting and I'll consider to add it in a future version.




By the way, here is the latest update with new options in the DSK2Disc feature:


- Support for both DATA and SYSTEM formats.
- Selectable destination drive (A or B).
- "Format" option, to prevent errors when DSK and disc formats don't match.
- "Verify" option, to check the disc on the fly.


Also, now you must trigger the DSK2Disc feature from the upper level directory, not from inside the DSK.


In my tests, I got the following transferring times:


- Format:Y  Verify:Y        59 seconds
- Format:N  Verify:Y        43 seconds
- Format:Y  Verify:N        43 seconds
- Format:N  Verify:N       26 seconds


That's all. This is a "content complete" version according to current app design. After some time of optimization and bug-fixing I'll release the 2.0 which may be considered as definitive.


All bug reports, opinions, suggestions, claims, threatens and insults will be welcome


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Re: Front-end for M4 board in ROM
« Reply #33 on: 03:18, 30 December 18 »
Here is a small update that makes the DSK2Disc feature compatible with PCW discs too.




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Re: Front-end for M4 board in ROM
« Reply #34 on: 09:33, 30 December 18 »
Can you please works on the Long filenames ?I see you have changer the shortcut color keys from yellow to full dark. it was better before!
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Re: Front-end for M4 board in ROM
« Reply #35 on: 11:36, 31 December 18 »
Can you please works on the Long filenames ?I see you have changer the shortcut color keys from yellow to full dark. it was better before!



Long filenames would be amazing.  Great software!

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Re: Front-end for M4 board in ROM
« Reply #36 on: 17:00, 02 January 19 »
Here is the 1.9.6 version.


The DSK2Disc feature has been greatly improved. It supports a wide range of DSK files: standard, bootable, PCW disc images, and many non-standard formats and sector sizes.


Currently I'm writing my own low level FDC routines to bypass the AMSDOS limitations, so in next version the DSK support will likely be universal.


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Re: Front-end for M4 board in ROM
« Reply #37 on: 19:40, 02 January 19 »
The Ultimate Frontend for M4  :o

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Re: Front-end for M4 board in ROM
« Reply #38 on: 21:06, 03 January 19 »

Currently I'm writing my own low level FDC routines to bypass the AMSDOS limitations, so in next version the DSK support will likely be universal.

Will this make it possible to write Imperial Mahjong on disk?

Btw... Would it be possible to sort the root directory in alphabetical order? There's quite a mess on my SD card. :-)

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Re: Front-end for M4 board in ROM
« Reply #39 on: 21:54, 03 January 19 »
You can sort it by copying it to another device and then back.  :)
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Re: Front-end for M4 board in ROM
« Reply #40 on: 22:08, 03 January 19 »
Will this make it possible to write Imperial Mahjong on disk?

Btw... Would it be possible to sort the root directory in alphabetical order? There's quite a mess on my SD card. :-)


You can write Imperial Mahjong already with the current version and it works.

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Re: Front-end for M4 board in ROM
« Reply #41 on: 22:12, 03 January 19 »
This is Imperial Mahjong written using M4FE and running from disk.

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Re: Front-end for M4 board in ROM
« Reply #42 on: 23:26, 03 January 19 »
This is Imperial Mahjong written using M4FE and running from disk.
Tried this several times with different disks, always got a read fail. Other dsks worked without problems. Going to download the image again and try it with another CPC...

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Re: Front-end for M4 board in ROM
« Reply #43 on: 00:42, 04 January 19 »
Tried this several times with different disks, always got a read fail. Other dsks worked without problems. Going to download the image again and try it with another CPC...




Please try this very latest version, maybe there is a subtle change in disc management that makes the difference. If that's the case, sorry about that.




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Re: Front-end for M4 board in ROM
« Reply #44 on: 17:21, 05 January 19 »

Please try this very latest version, maybe there is a subtle change in disc management that makes the difference. If that's the case, sorry about that.
Tried it. Didn't work on the first try, had a write fail when the transfer was almost finished. But on the second try suddenly everything was fine. Played Mahjong for almost one hour. Thanks again for this very neat tool. :-D

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Re: Front-end for M4 board in ROM
« Reply #45 on: 21:26, 05 January 19 »
Tried it. Didn't work on the first try, had a write fail when the transfer was almost finished. But on the second try suddenly everything was fine. Played Mahjong for almost one hour. Thanks again for this very neat tool. :-D


I'm glad to hear that.


Here is a new version that features support for long names. It requires the M4 firmware v205b8 or higher.




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Re: Front-end for M4 board in ROM
« Reply #46 on: 22:48, 05 January 19 »
Awesome! Now a help page could be a great thing.  ;) :) :) :)
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Re: Front-end for M4 board in ROM
« Reply #47 on: 00:25, 06 January 19 »
Awesome! Now a help page could be a great thing.  ;) :) :) :)


Do you mean a web site or something in the app itself?

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Re: Front-end for M4 board in ROM
« Reply #48 on: 00:26, 06 January 19 »
Just a guide in the wiki would be great  ;D
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Re: Front-end for M4 board in ROM
« Reply #49 on: 15:35, 06 January 19 »

Do you mean a web site or something in the app itself?


In the app itself, but only if there is enough space in the ROM. Again: Great work, well polished and fast.  :)
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