Front-end for M4 board in ROM

Started by abalore, 21:08, 20 December 18

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francouai

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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francois

XeNoMoRPH

Quote from: francouai 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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abalore

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.


Abalore




Kris

Great update & improvement  :o

francouai

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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francois

abalore

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Quote from: francouai 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.


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


Where n is 128 for F0, 129 for F1, and so on... 

Jungsi

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.

abalore

Quote from: Jungsi 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.


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


Abalore

abalore

Here is a small update that makes the DSK2Disc feature compatible with PCW discs too.




francouai

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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francois

Syncmaster319

Quote from: francouai 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!



Long filenames would be amazing.  Great software!

abalore

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.


Abalore




XeNoMoRPH

The Ultimate Frontend for M4  :o
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villain

Quote from: abalore on 17:00, 02 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. :-)

GUNHED

You can sort it by copying it to another device and then back.  :)
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abalore

Quote from: villain on 21:06, 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.

abalore

#41
This is Imperial Mahjong written using M4FE and running from disk.


villain

Quote from: abalore on 22:12, 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...

abalore

Quote from: villain on 23:26, 03 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.




villain

Quote from: abalore on 00:42, 04 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

abalore

Quote from: villain on 17:21, 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.




GUNHED

Awesome! Now a help page could be a great thing.  ;) :) :) :)
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http://futureos.cpc-live.com/files/LambdaSpeak_RSX_by_TFM.zip --> Get the RSX-ROM for LambdaSpeak :-) (Updated: 2021.12.26)

abalore

Quote from: GUNHED on 22:48, 05 January 19
Awesome! Now a help page could be a great thing.  ;) :) :) :)


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

VincentGR

Just a guide in the wiki would be great  ;D

GUNHED

Quote from: abalore on 00:25, 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.  :)
http://futureos.de --> Get the revolutionary FutureOS (Update: 2022.03.09)
http://futureos.cpc-live.com/files/LambdaSpeak_RSX_by_TFM.zip --> Get the RSX-ROM for LambdaSpeak :-) (Updated: 2021.12.26)

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