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Re: X-MASS, a mass-storage expansion for all CPC.
« Reply #50 on: 00:32, 22 December 14 »
Thumb up to TotO for this new and very usefull extension!
128 Mb is more than enough to help native CPC developers... For example, it will be possible with this extension to easily manage the "include" fonction of the Orgams incoming assembler. It will also allow to organize our projects into structured directories... So it's the perfect complement of the X-MEM!

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Re: X-MASS, a mass-storage expansion for all CPC.
« Reply #51 on: 13:49, 31 December 14 »
Some X-MASS sent today...  ;D

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Re: X-MASS, a mass-storage expansion for all CPC.
« Reply #52 on: 13:57, 31 December 14 »
It's so coooooool !  :P
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Re: X-MASS, a mass-storage expansion for all CPC.
« Reply #53 on: 10:09, 02 January 15 »
Shiny!!!

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Re: X-MASS, a mass-storage expansion for all CPC.
« Reply #54 on: 21:03, 02 January 15 »
Officially in waiting mode...

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Re: X-MASS, a mass-storage expansion for all CPC.
« Reply #55 on: 19:32, 05 January 15 »
Pics look awesome!  ;D ;D ;D  Ok TotO, I'm back from Mexico! Can't wait to get one  :) :) :) :) :) :) :)
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Re: X-MASS, a mass-storage expansion for all CPC.
« Reply #56 on: 07:01, 06 January 15 »
Can't use WinAPE for test too, as no harddrive image work properly.

Hard drive images should work, but they are my own IDE format, not compatible with VHD. I've had them working in SymbOS a number of times. You can also mount any FAT partition.

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Re: X-MASS, a mass-storage expansion for all CPC.
« Reply #57 on: 10:00, 06 January 15 »
Sure, it should. But, sadly it don't.  :(
All the harddrive programs/tests done by SyX for making our ROM, fail on WinAPE and work on a real CPC.
So I have to test myself as SyX have not received its X-MASS again... (it's why, that slowdown the ROM development)

i.e. geting the drive ID, reading or writing a sector. (that are IDE low level commands and not FAT related)
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Re: X-MASS, a mass-storage expansion for all CPC.
« Reply #58 on: 11:48, 06 January 15 »
Well, order placed for X-MASS, X-MEM and Mother X4. :) Time to take this to the next level.  8)

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Re: X-MASS, a mass-storage expansion for all CPC.
« Reply #59 on: 12:24, 06 January 15 »
All the harddrive programs/tests done by SyX for making our ROM, fail on WinAPE and work on a real CPC.

i.e. geting the drive ID, reading or writing a sector. (that are IDE low level commands and not FAT related)

I know the Drive ID doesn't work, SymbOS didn't require it, but all read sector and write sector commands should work, only in LBA mode currently.

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Re: X-MASS, a mass-storage expansion for all CPC.
« Reply #60 on: 13:51, 06 January 15 »
I know the Drive ID doesn't work, SymbOS didn't require it
OK, that explain why that not work with the X-MASS.

but all read sector and write sector commands should work, only in LBA mode currently.
We are only using LBA mode. So, it's strange. I will see with SyX.
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Re: X-MASS, a mass-storage expansion for all CPC.
« Reply #61 on: 16:14, 07 January 15 »
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Re: X-MASS, a mass-storage expansion for all CPC.
« Reply #62 on: 16:19, 07 January 15 »
Finally a dream comes true!!!!  :P :P :P Congratulation again!!

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Re: X-MASS, a mass-storage expansion for all CPC.
« Reply #63 on: 16:44, 07 January 15 »
So I have to test myself as SyX have not received its X-MASS again... (it's why, that slowdown the ROM development)
And this nerd was visitting the family (spanish and brazillian) since 1st of december until yesterday, i have coded more z80 in airports than in home in the last months xDDD... and this week we are moving to the new flat and prying the samba postal service doesn't delay too much, because if Carnival starts, then it will work exactly like postal service during a Zombi Apocalyptic :P... i have the feeling that the first version of the rom will be finished, before i can touch the prototype xDDD

But don't worry, in the moment we have a functional version and we are not too far from it, we will release the first beta for people can fill my mailbox with bug reports xDDD

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Re: X-MASS, a mass-storage expansion for all CPC.
« Reply #64 on: 17:20, 07 January 15 »
in the moment we have a functional version and we are not too far from it, we will release the first beta for people can fill my mailbox with bug reports xDDD

If i recall correctly, this rom is compatible with SF2?


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Re: X-MASS, a mass-storage expansion for all CPC.
« Reply #65 on: 17:45, 07 January 15 »
@SyX, what a great work (and a good story)!!  :D :D You have my full respect for writing the first available FAT implementation for AMSDOS ever in history!

@Joseman, if SyX didn't include a dongle, it should  ;D

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Re: X-MASS, a mass-storage expansion for all CPC.
« Reply #66 on: 18:04, 07 January 15 »
@SyX Thank you so much! I lack words to express how great your work is. I would even propose you for the CPC Nobel price category OS & DOS. And you would be the winner by far.

What nobody ever could do before: YOU DID IT!!! :) :) :)

The first time ever we can use FAT under the native CPC-OS. No need for other stuff anylonger! Yay! Compatibility rulez!

Also all the poor SF2 owners waiting for FAT for the native OS will now after 10 years have the chance to use the SF2 with all regular CPC programs!!!


Thank you so much!!!

I can't wait to use it the first time in my life!
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Re: X-MASS, a mass-storage expansion for all CPC.
« Reply #67 on: 20:31, 07 January 15 »
Great Work !!!!


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Re: X-MASS, a mass-storage expansion for all CPC.
« Reply #68 on: 02:16, 08 January 15 »
We are only using LBA mode. So, it's strange. I will see with SyX.

Can you send me the working ROM as pictured above and I'll see if I can get it to work (and fix any WinAPE bugs for the upcoming release).

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Re: X-MASS, a mass-storage expansion for all CPC.
« Reply #69 on: 09:12, 08 January 15 »
Nice work TotO and SyX!

I was wondering what are my options for getting stuff onto the flash drive?

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Re: X-MASS, a mass-storage expansion for all CPC.
« Reply #70 on: 20:23, 08 January 15 »
load and save commands! Or connect it to a PC and fill it with all kind of stuff. (I'm guessing).  :)
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Re: X-MASS, a mass-storage expansion for all CPC.
« Reply #71 on: 22:11, 08 January 15 »
Sorry to interrupt but i have a question. You say it doesn't work with dsk (ok it is normal i understand) But what do you mean by "single files" ?
i'm not sure to understand. Can you give an example ? Thanks  :D

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Re: X-MASS, a mass-storage expansion for all CPC.
« Reply #72 on: 23:15, 08 January 15 »
Hi talrek, I'm pretty sure the "single files" simply means that the structure on the X-MASS needs to look like it would on a normal floppy disk.
So if you place a .dsk file on it then the X-MASS cannot mount it (open it up and view the files).
The files need to be in "extracted" form if you like, and all the files that make up a program need to be copied onto the X-MASS.

Hope I made sense.

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Re: X-MASS, a mass-storage expansion for all CPC.
« Reply #73 on: 23:18, 08 January 15 »
Exactly.  8)
See the X-MASS on CPC like a harddrive on a PC, with all things that can be done compared to a PC w/O harddrive.  ;D
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Re: X-MASS, a mass-storage expansion for all CPC.
« Reply #74 on: 23:19, 08 January 15 »
IIRC then there are some DSK utilities (like DSK-CPC) which can access an DSK and extract files. The question is why the heck should one use DSKs on a CPC except for making a real disc once.

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