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Octoate's News - QuickCMD v2.2
« on: 18:00, 18 September 11 »
QuickCMD v2.2
18 September 2011, 5:00 pm

Norecess released a new version of his shell-like user interface and improved it even more. You can download it, as always, from Norecess’ homepage.

Changes:
  • Added support for Bryce’s MegaFlash
  • Renamed RO and RW commands to READONLY and READWRITE
  • Removed CRTC command
  • Reset screen to QuickCMD’s default if external RSX changed video mode
  • DELROM now clears a rom with &FF value (was using &00)
  • Fixed: was overwriting first byte after HIMEM
  • Fixed: not assuming anymore than Amsdos area is always at &A700
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Re: Octoate's News - QuickCMD v2.2
« Reply #1 on: 12:40, 19 September 11 »
I've tried out the MegaFlash commands, works great, thanks Norecess,

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Re: Octoate's News - QuickCMD v2.2
« Reply #2 on: 20:02, 19 September 11 »
Does the hf version contain both dsk files and the ROM?

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Re: Octoate's News - QuickCMD v2.2
« Reply #3 on: 02:20, 20 September 11 »
QuickCMD is only a ROM. The DSK and HFE contains the ROM file.

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Re: Octoate's News - QuickCMD v2.2
« Reply #4 on: 05:51, 20 September 11 »
Now C works (at least: no crash). But if you use XD-DOS as DOS then the CAT command crashes the CPC.
 
Well, one other question? Why ist RO and RW replaced by thes loooooong commands? That's a lot of typing letters.
 
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Re: Octoate's News - QuickCMD v2.2
« Reply #5 on: 11:46, 20 September 11 »
Thanks for the new version norecess, works well on my emulator and real Plus.

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Re: Octoate's News - QuickCMD v2.2
« Reply #6 on: 14:35, 20 September 11 »
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Now C works (at least: no crash). But if you use XD-DOS as DOS then the CAT command crashes the CPC.

I never heard about XD-DOS, but reading from cpc wiki I guess it's a new format for discs ?
I focused on supporting all the following formats.. give me technical info (sectors-track, sector ids, directories) about XD-DOS and it may be possible support it as well.


Format   Capacity   Directories   Type   Sectors/Track   Sector IDs
PARADOS 80   396k   128   SS   10   &91-&9A
PARADOS 41   203k   64   SS   10   &81-&8A
PARADOS 40D   396k   128   DS   10   &A1-&AA
ROMDOS D1   716k   128   DS   9   &01-&09
ROMDOS D2   712k   256   DS   9   &21-&29
ROMDOS D10   796k   128   DS   10   &11-&1A
ROMDOS D20   792k   256   DS   10   &31-&3A
ROMDOS D40   396k   128   SS   10   &51-&5A
S-DOS   396k   128   SS   10   &71-&7A
DATA (SS 40)   178k   64   SS   9   &C1-&C9
DATA (DS 40)   356k   64   DS   9   &C1-&C9 E
DATA (SS 80)   356k   64   SS   9   &C1-&C9 E
DATA (DS 80)   716k   64   DS   9   &C1-&C9 E
SYSTEM (SS 40)   169k   64   SS   9   &41-&49
SYSTEM (DS 40)   346k   64   DS   9   &41-&49 E
SYSTEM (SS 80)   346k   64   SS   9   &41-&49 E
SYSTEM (DS 80)   704k   64   DS   9   &41-&49 E
IBM (SS 40)   169k   64   SS   8   &01-&08
IBM (DS 40)   346k   64   DS   8   &01-&08 E
IBM (SS 80)   346k   64   SS   8   &01-&08 E
IBM (DS 80)   704k   64   DS   8   &01-&08 E
ULTRAFORM   203k   64   SS   9   &10-&19


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Why ist RO and RW replaced by thes loooooong commands? That's a lot of typing letters

You are talking about READONLY and READWRITE commands.
All commands were self-explicit, excepted those 2 ones. I always typed HELP command before using them :)
« Last Edit: 14:37, 20 September 11 by norecess »

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Re: Octoate's News - QuickCMD v2.2
« Reply #7 on: 21:20, 20 September 11 »

I never heard about XD-DOS, but reading from cpc wiki I guess it's a new format for discs ?
Hehe, well, more an 90ies one ;-) XD-DOS is/was in Germany that was ParaDOS is/was in the UK.
But XD-DOS (see CPC Wiki) is usually extremely compatible. Maybe I have had too much ROMs connected, I'll check as soon as possible.
 

You are talking about READONLY and READWRITE commands.
All commands were self-explicit, excepted those 2 ones. I always typed HELP command before using them :)
IMHO, it would be good to have RW and RO as shortcuts, just for being more quick.
 
It's great to see that you expand QCMD more and more  ;) ;) ;)
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Re: Octoate's News - QuickCMD v2.2
« Reply #8 on: 21:42, 20 September 11 »
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It's great to see that you expand QCMD more and more


Yeah be careful, one day it could be a complete OS replacement..... kidding  ;)

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Re: Octoate's News - QuickCMD v2.2
« Reply #9 on: 07:17, 21 September 11 »

Yeah be careful, one day it could be a complete OS replacement..... kidding  ;)
Hey, why not? I started FutureOS the same way (FutureOS was grown up from the machine monitor which is now part of it ;) .
Well, you remember the good old MCP started as chess program.
And even SymbOS started as a Mine-Sweeper Clone  :P
 
With QCMD you are not that far away from an OS, you're a very good programmer, I hope you will have enough time (critical factor!) ... and some real competition would be appreciated  8)
 
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Re: Octoate's News - QuickCMD v2.2
« Reply #10 on: 13:15, 21 September 11 »
Like I told you.. I was kidding.  :)


I really feel like an OS replacement is not necessary, my approach is more like a new layer on top of the existing (AmsDOS).

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Re: Octoate's News - QuickCMD v2.2
« Reply #11 on: 17:58, 21 September 11 »
Well, from where you are to a top-half-screen file selector is not a long way... ;)

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Re: Octoate's News - QuickCMD v2.2
« Reply #12 on: 18:04, 21 September 11 »
Stop dreaming guys.. this will never happens.  ;)

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Re: Octoate's News - QuickCMD v2.2
« Reply #13 on: 18:28, 21 September 11 »
I had a dream....

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Re: Octoate's News - QuickCMD v2.2
« Reply #14 on: 22:06, 21 September 11 »
Well, from where you are to a top-half-screen file selector is not a long way... ;)
Neither for norecess nor for me, but for other  ;) :laugh:
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Re: Octoate's News - QuickCMD v2.2
« Reply #15 on: 22:21, 21 September 11 »
Stop dreaming guys.. this will never happens.  ;)


Not sure I would want it too either...


I love QuickCMD and it has become part of my everyday CPC usage very quickly, and I like the way it complements BASIC and AMSDOS without interfering with them.


Again, really great work norecess  :)

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Re: Octoate's News - QuickCMD v2.2
« Reply #16 on: 10:10, 22 September 11 »

Not sure I would want it too either...


I love QuickCMD and it has become part of my everyday CPC usage very quickly, and I like the way it complements BASIC and AMSDOS without interfering with them.


Again, really great work norecess  :)

Well, it could be hidden and called with a keypress. There's always a solution :)

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Re: Octoate's News - QuickCMD v2.2
« Reply #17 on: 03:07, 23 September 11 »
Also - IMHO - it would be great to be able to activate QCMD just by entering !Q
Yes, I'm damn lazy in typing, therefore I don't produce software where you must type much ,-)
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Re: Octoate's News - QuickCMD v2.2
« Reply #18 on: 08:57, 23 September 11 »
Also - IMHO - it would be great to be able to activate QCMD just by entering !Q

+1. It's a tool that's used often, so it'd be good. Plus, IIRC, the ROM reports that the command is |QuickCMD (that's what Maxam says, anyhow). I spent a good few minutes trying to figure out what was going wrong.



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Re: Octoate's News - QuickCMD v2.2
« Reply #19 on: 12:33, 23 September 11 »
Also - IMHO - it would be great to be able to activate QCMD just by entering !Q
Try with CTRL+TAB !!


By the way, norecess, the problems I had are fixed in this version :)


Great job !!

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Re: Octoate's News - QuickCMD v2.2
« Reply #20 on: 14:34, 23 September 11 »
I will change the RSX to |Q in next release. This has been already suggested in the past so I guess it would be appreciated :)


Glad it works well for all of you. Seems that keeping focus is finally paying off  :)

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Re: Octoate's News - QuickCMD v2.2
« Reply #21 on: 17:16, 23 September 11 »
CTRL+TAB was good.
Using "|Q" look like a drive selection. For me, it's not accurate.
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Re: Octoate's News - QuickCMD v2.2
« Reply #22 on: 18:35, 23 September 11 »
CTRL+TAB was good.
Using "|Q" look like a drive selection. For me, it's not accurate.

Well, that's a good argument but which kind of drive it would be, a Q-drive from Startrek  :laugh:  Be carful with that Q's. In addition to name a USB drive !U would make sense, but ....
If I type !M then I do start Maxam and not my memrory-drive (because it has !C). so !Q is fine. And if you read the RSX command as IQ then this command is quick, neat, usefull and funny too  ;D
But hey, I don't mind  :) :) :)
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Re: Octoate's News - QuickCMD v2.2
« Reply #23 on: 18:48, 23 September 11 »
CTRL+TAB is STILL good. hey :)

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Re: Octoate's News - QuickCMD v2.2
« Reply #24 on: 12:18, 24 September 11 »
Miquelsky, Ctrl-TAB is just awesome, I had missed that when reading the manual.  Simply great!!!