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Offline Gryzor

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Re: COMAL80
« Reply #25 on: 19:58, 30 July 09 »
Of course you can man, that's the point (and the spirit!): everyone can :D

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Re: COMAL80
« Reply #26 on: 22:56, 30 July 09 »
FYI

Working versions of Comal for Win32, MsDOS and Linux are all available in the single download at:

http://www.josvisser.nl/opencomal/opencomal-0.2.6.tar.gz
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Re: COMAL80
« Reply #27 on: 19:57, 19 January 10 »
Funny to see a post from 2009 about this very old piece of software.

I actually have a couple of the old ROM based amstrad COMAL still - I tried to get the roms read into files and wanted to see whether I could get a Amstrad emulator to work with theese ROMs.

If anybody want to give it a try, let me know and I will see if I can find the ROM files agian.

/Freddy

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Re: COMAL80
« Reply #28 on: 21:17, 19 January 10 »
Hello Freddy!

It would be very nice to have the rom version of COMAL80 as I've read that it was enhanced.

If you don't have the rom dumps but the rom chips, I can dump them for you.

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Re: COMAL80
« Reply #29 on: 01:34, 20 January 10 »
Hi Freddy!

Are you the "Freddy Kristiansen"?   :)

Nice of you to drop in!

It would be extremely interesting to get hold of the Comal80 roms as it seems no body has a copy anymore, and the roms are therefore missing in any archive.

Is it the normal version or the advanced version (3 roms) mentioned in "Amstradbladet"?

Regards,
Ygdrazil

Funny to see a post from 2009 about this very old piece of software.

I actually have a couple of the old ROM based amstrad COMAL still - I tried to get the roms read into files and wanted to see whether I could get a Amstrad emulator to work with theese ROMs.

If anybody want to give it a try, let me know and I will see if I can find the ROM files agian.

/Freddy

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Re: COMAL80
« Reply #30 on: 23:47, 09 May 12 »
Did somebody ever get those COMAL ROMs ???
 
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Re: COMAL80
« Reply #31 on: 20:17, 11 May 12 »

Hi guys,


I’m new to the forum, but not to the CPC.


After having gained some experience on the ZX Spectrum in 1984/85, I bought my first CPC (Schneider CPC464) in 1985, soon followed by the CPC664. On this machine I did a lot of programming, mainly in BASIC, and it served me well unto 1992, when I bought my first Macintosh (the Macintosh Classic). I now work on a MacBook Pro 13”, with of course Richard Bannister’s Arnold installed. It’s hard to get rid of good habits.


Now sometime ago I wanted to do some programming in COMAL (the best of both worlds - BASIC and Pascal) and I was happy to find COMAL on CPCWiki <http://cpcwiki.eu/index.php/Comal80>;, both the original Danish version and the English translation.


Since I don’t speak Danish, the Danish version was not practical, so I downloaded the English version (Comal80eng). This version doesn’t download as a .dsk, but as a text file, which is no problem as such, but I noticed that Arnold can’t load/read the disk.


So I made a hex dump and saw that the disk creator is WinCPC32 and that the disk appears to have a non standard format fill byte: instead of &E5, a strange &C3 &A5 - apparently a double byte.


I have no idea what this means or which program or emulator has done this, but I wonder if any of you is willing and able to correct this error (?) in any way, or to transfer the programs to a standard disk image, so that I can use the English version of COMAL.


The new disk could then be uploaded to CPCWiki. And hopefully the COMAL ROMs will be here soon.




Thanx in advance,


Bert


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Re: COMAL80
« Reply #32 on: 22:23, 11 May 12 »
Hi Bert, and welcome to the forum!


I just tried the english version and work fine for me. The dsk file has the usual 194816 byte size, and loads just dandy on WinAPE.


Which browser are you using?

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Re: COMAL80
« Reply #33 on: 12:22, 12 May 12 »

Hello Rob,


Thanks for your reply.


Your suspicion (if I may call it thus) was right: the problem with the unreadable disk was caused by iCab, my default browser, which may have a text encoding problem. I’ve reported this the Alexander Clauss, the developer of iCab.


Immediately after I had read your reply, I downloaded the disk with Safari, and the problem did not occur: Arnold now happily opens the disk.


Thanks again for directing me in the right direction.


Cheers,


Bert