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where can I find the French Basic ROMs ?
« on: 05:09, 30 November 12 »
While doing some clean up and ordering my computer, I found out i don't have the French Roms files so i can't get Winape to actually handle well my azerty keyboard...

Looking at this page :
ROM Table - CPCWiki

The CPC 6128 Basic French says "link missing"... WTF ? its not like the French CPC is hard to find nor it is not the most available...

Also do you have some hints to set Winape so he handle betterly the azerty ?
where should I put the Roms ? what is the best full package ?

Where to find all those ?

thx.

Post Edition : ok I found out the whole "ROM" themed pages where severly lacking in Categories and sub categories hence a poor visibility in the Wiki...
I added a bunch of categories to the Expension ROM and ROM pages...


I mean, basically a ROM is a very important part of the machine, touching software, Hardware, mass media storage, OS, internal components...

Also Is there even a "RAM" page ?
RAM cards of course, RAM themed pages but not a simple "RAM" page...
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Re: where can I find the French Basic ROMs ?
« Reply #1 on: 06:45, 30 November 12 »
I have had these for a fair while...and don't remember where I got them.
But anyway, hope they are what you are after  ;)

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Re: where can I find the French Basic ROMs ?
« Reply #2 on: 14:45, 30 November 12 »
Thanks to you, I guess they should then also be linked on the ROM table page...

ok nice,n ow my Winape is in azerty at last !
But I think there was a recently patched OS which corrects the French version so the " | " is displayed instead of a "├╣"...
I will check this too...


Also I found this topic, somewhat related :
http://www.cpcwiki.eu/forum/emulators/french-keyboard-support-for-cpc()-emulators-for-pc-please/
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Re: where can I find the French Basic ROMs ?
« Reply #3 on: 16:27, 30 November 12 »
OK, I just updated the Wiki ROM table to include the French & Spanish ROM's (just found I had the Spanish ones as well and they were also missing on the ROM table).
 
ROM Table - CPCWiki
 
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Re: where can I find the French Basic ROMs ?
« Reply #4 on: 16:34, 30 November 12 »
You did well my friend. :)

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Re: where can I find the French Basic ROMs ?
« Reply #5 on: 16:45, 30 November 12 »
OK I know this is blasphemy...but have you seen the Commodore 64 replica ROMs...just for fun  :P


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Re: where can I find the French Basic ROMs ?
« Reply #6 on: 16:51, 30 November 12 »
Yes, I think Markus uses these in his CPC :D

Thanks for adding the two ROMs. The list is looking quite complete at this stage. although I'd like some of the software hackers to add some more games. I really like having a few games on my MegaFlash, for instant call-up.

Are the C64 ROMs in the ROM Table? If not, add them too.

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Re: where can I find the French Basic ROMs ?
« Reply #7 on: 17:03, 30 November 12 »
Yes, I think Markus uses these in his CPC :D

Thanks for adding the two ROMs. The list is looking quite complete at this stage. although I'd like some of the software hackers to add some more games. I really like having a few games on my MegaFlash, for instant call-up.

Are the C64 ROMs in the ROM Table? If not, add them too.

Bryce.
any in particular?

I've got a plan for a read-only rom filesystem which may help with this and I have a rom game in development (ok, it'll be on tape and disk too, but it's small enough to fit into a rom as well AND actually RUN from the ROM too, not download itself into ram).
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Re: where can I find the French Basic ROMs ?
« Reply #8 on: 17:06, 30 November 12 »
Are the C64 ROMs in the ROM Table? If not, add them too.
Bryce.

OK, there was a spot that had "CPC 464 modified OS" but no link...so I uploaded the C64 replica ROM's and used that spot.

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Re: where can I find the French Basic ROMs ?
« Reply #9 on: 17:25, 30 November 12 »
Also added the Danish, French (AZERTY), and Spanish 464 OS ROMs.
 
And now it's time for bed...after 2AM down under...
 
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Re: where can I find the French Basic ROMs ?
« Reply #10 on: 17:58, 30 November 12 »
Quote
Thanks for adding the two ROMs. The list is looking quite complete at this stage. although I'd like some of the software hackers to add some more games. I really like having a few games on my MegaFlash, for instant call-up.
Perhaps if the Spanish CPC Game industry tried harder into ROM versions instead of 464 tape versions... :laugh:


Lots of advantages in ROM based games... prime one being actually "added memory capacity" as the Datas would no more be stored in RAM and then the 664 and 464 versions could be more like a 128K version.
= you can double buffer and overscan like a pork!
= you can compress some datas.
= no more tape loading, still tapes versions could be sold but would need to be "installed" on a ROM (or HDD) like it was often done on PC.



I really believe some thing is cruelly missing for the CPC...


Imagine a "RAMdisk-ROM-HDD emulator", quite like the HxC FloppyDisk emulator...
You would use a mundane USB key, and filling ROMs slots would be easy as cake if done well, also this would democratize the "HDD" so open a whole new era for streaming videos and sounds on CPC..


(while at it, also add some RAM on such card, real time clock, Blitter and extra soundcard, Math co processor, ethernet plug and coffee maker) 8)
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Re: where can I find the French Basic ROMs ?
« Reply #11 on: 05:10, 01 December 12 »

Looking at this page :
ROM Table - CPCWiki

The CPC 6128 Basic French says "link missing"... WTF ? its not like the French CPC is hard to find nor it is not the most available...



Hi MacDeath, I just noticed that the AZERTY ROM is on  the "Genesis8" site.
 
http://www.genesis8bit.fr/frontend/roms.php
 
You could have got this from a trusted French source instead of rely on a dodgy* Australian.  ;D
Although this is probably where I got it from years ago.  ;)
 
Definition for dodgy: "of uncertain outcome; especially fraught with risk."
"sneeky, scandalous, shiesty, shifty."
 
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Re: where can I find the French Basic ROMs ?
« Reply #12 on: 13:11, 01 December 12 »
JavaCPC also includes these ROMs.
They can be found in system/cpc/rom/ (At least the 6128 Roms: OSES.ROM = Spanish 6128 OS, OSFR.ROM = French 6128 OS, BASIC-C64.ROM + OS-C64.ROM = 6128 ROMs with C64 startup screen modified by me)

JavaCPC has a feature to localize the system roms. (6128 Roms, English, Spanish, French) so the emulator should always have the best config for the user.

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Re: where can I find the French Basic ROMs ?
« Reply #13 on: 19:24, 01 December 12 »
Gimme a break, Schlager-lieber and Crocodile Dundee... :P  You are all bier-belly-ed and should got into delicate wines instead...**
Impossible pas Fran├žais, but this may need some extra delay. ::)



I actually lurked a little more and found a few other sources but sometimes it is good to simply ask, as I pointed out some missing stuff at some CPCwiki's pages concerning the whole ROM service*.


*pun!


Thx anyway.




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Re: where can I find the French Basic ROMs ?
« Reply #14 on: 01:28, 02 December 12 »
Am glad you realised I was Joking, and definately did not mean you should have looked before asking.
I have got to be careful how my humour comes across in a post.
 
I was simply poking fun at the Australian origins of convicts and so called dodgy* people.  ;D
 
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Re: where can I find the French Basic ROMs ?
« Reply #15 on: 02:08, 02 December 12 »
Don't worry, I'm not the serious type.


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Re: where can I find the French Basic ROMs ?
« Reply #16 on: 17:27, 04 December 12 »
The page looks fantastic; thanks for your hard work guys!

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Re: where can I find the French Basic ROMs ?
« Reply #17 on: 00:02, 05 December 12 »
This reminds us... where are the Danish ROMs ?


I know there are a few Danish users here... Could they dump the ROMs ? would be nice, fun and somewhat usefull... (not even Salami nor salmon related, Danish friends)