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Which ROM tools are you using?
« on: 11:09, 18 January 21 »
I hope the title is self-explanatory, but here is some context.
There are gazillions of ROMs for the CPC, old or new. CPCWiki does a great job listing them, but it's hard to know which one would be useful now.


So, if you can tell about the ROMs you like and why, I would greatly appreciate that.
I've seen a similar thread in the past, but I guess it's worth refreshing.
According to Nostramstradus, 2021 will be a CPC year.


I'll start:
  • Orgams. I use it for all my Z80 coding activities. Hard to beat, according to Targhan! Also comes with a very handy |BURN.
  • CubeMDos. Fat is standard (SymbOs compatible), saving is fast. I can live with the current bugs!
  • YANCC. I tend to prefer Symbos to deal with files, yet still useful from time to time (and faster to kick in than Symbos+Shell) .
  • Ovl ROM (occasional DAMS use for smart MachineCode -> Labelled Source. Also, CPCT.
  • SymbOs. Nice shell for file handling. Much interested by its network capabilities, but not exploiting them right now.
  • ImpDraw. Best bitmap tool yet!
  • Utopia. Only for Romoff / RomOn.
  • ParadosV10 for the occasional floppy/HxC copy (extremely rare).
  • CPM+ to try quickly try some CP/M tools.
  • Hackit. Extremely rare use since almost entirely superseded by Monogams.
« Last Edit: 12:49, 18 January 21 by m_dr_m »

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Re: Which ROM tools are you using?
« Reply #1 on: 12:00, 18 January 21 »
  • CubeMDos. needed for my Symfibace III
  • LambdaSpeak III RSX for use this hardware
  • M4FE Frontend Rom for the M4
  • YANNC , norton commander clon
  • Maxam Rom
  • Muzak Rom Soundtracker Player
  • os6128_mod_spanish.rom for lower rom under M4
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Re: Which ROM tools are you using?
« Reply #2 on: 22:13, 18 January 21 »
* 1: Dobbertin R-DOS to have a 444 KB RAM disc
* 2: LambdaSpeak ROM for the LS
* 3: Maxam 1.15 to have an assembler
* 4, 5: Protext (and it's expansion ROM, not used that often, but it's there)
* 5: - sometimes - V-DOS to drive my double 5,25" Vortex drive with 1,4 MB (= 2x 700)
* 6: X-DDOS to have the great !COPY command and to access my hard disc
* 6: - sometimes - M4 ROM
* 7: Amsdos/Parados
* (10, 16-18): FutureOS
* (19-22): Expansion ROMs for FutureOS, TextEditor, ROManager, Apps, Wallpaper...


Greater projects like Orgams and iMPdraw get installed temporarily, this depends what's needed in the hour of usage.  :) :) :)


 
« Last Edit: 22:15, 18 January 21 by GUNHED »
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Re: Which ROM tools are you using?
« Reply #3 on: 22:38, 18 January 21 »
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Re: Which ROM tools are you using?
« Reply #4 on: 11:34, 19 January 21 »
This was the state of play back in 95 for a combined business/games 6128 Plus.
And courtesy of repairs by @Bryce it is the state of play today :)



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uWaxjJof9_Y


For 21st century usage most of these Rom's are used for examining 25/30 year old discs/disks and file transfer from 3" to 3.5" or sometimes file transfer to Gotek.


DES - for looking thru the contents of 3.5" PCW format disks.
DosCopy - for looking thru the contents of PC format disks
Parados - mass file copying
Nirvana - for copying "naughty" formats that won't run from drive B.
CPM - guess what?
Vidi - for loading screens from some games and slideshows
Protext - used in writing the text for some of my YT videos
Utopia - romon/romoff
« Last Edit: 12:04, 19 January 21 by ComSoft6128 »

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Re: Which ROM tools are you using?
« Reply #5 on: 18:07, 19 January 21 »
Graph'OS
GOS+
Utopia
Hacker (real hardware)
Multiface.

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Re: Which ROM tools are you using?
« Reply #6 on: 10:40, 20 January 21 »
STarKos
DiscoMagic
Orgams
Roman
Targhan/Arkos

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Disark - A cross-platform Z80 disassembler/source converter
FDC Tool 1.1 - Read Amsdos files without the system

Imperial Mahjong
Orion Prime

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Re: Which ROM tools are you using?
« Reply #7 on: 11:29, 20 January 21 »


-Orgams (Best Assembler ever!)
-UniDos

-AlbiDos
-iMPdraw
-iMPdos
-Arkos ROM (Hello Targhan)
-Hackit

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Re: Which ROM tools are you using?
« Reply #8 on: 13:34, 20 January 21 »
my roms:


on my CPC Plus:
- Impdos
- Impdraw
- Orgams
- Roman
- M4 rom
- AlbiDos


on over :

- Impdos
- Impdraw
- Orgams
- FutureOS


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Re: Which ROM tools are you using?
« Reply #9 on: 13:49, 20 January 21 »
- orgams
- impdos
ouais i'm loser :)

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Re: Which ROM tools are you using?
« Reply #10 on: 17:24, 20 January 21 »
- impDOS
- impDRAW
- Orgams
- ROMAN 2.0
- RPM
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Re: Which ROM tools are you using?
« Reply #11 on: 18:52, 20 January 21 »
Happy to see impact's team use iMPdos.  :P


Anyone else ?


Just to know if i must still share future update here ? Tell me.
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Re: Which ROM tools are you using?
« Reply #12 on: 20:04, 20 January 21 »
Happy to see impact's team use iMPdos.  :P
Anyone else ?
Just to know if i must still share future update here ? Tell me.
Me, too.  :)
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