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GUNHED

Using an HxC floppy emulator... Did FutureOS ever tell you "disc is write protected" but it wasn't?
Here's the solution (taken from the updated FAQ):

Q: I tried to copy a file from an HxC to my 3" internal drive A. But there was a message telling me that the target disc is write protected. But the disc itself in not write protected. What's the problem?

A: That's probably a problem with the HxC's setup or the jumpers.
In the 'Setting Menu' go to option 'Write protect' and there set this option to 'Wr enable'.
Only one jumper must be set. See page 11 (2.3.3) of HxC Manual.

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GUNHED

Some nice software for the PcW inspired me to add some functionality to the character(set) editor of the text editor FutureTex for FutureOS.

Now what can it do?

= Edit complete character sets of 256 characters
= Load / Save character sets
= Edit every single character, for example:
- clear character
- fill char
- invert char
- copy char
- paste char
- exchange char (exchange actual character with the one copied before)
- rotate character (right, left, up and down)
- reload char from ROM

Do you like to see any other feature?
Please tell me.  :)

And here is a picture...
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Gryzor

That's a useful thingie.

GUNHED

Thanks a lot!  :) :) :)
Due to the snow today I had time to give it a last polish, so here the final result:
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GUNHED

Hi @XeNoMoRPH : As I remember you've been asking for Alien Wallpapers... Well, took me quite a while, but here they are: Two DSKs full with that stuff, it's on Wallpaper discs IX and X ...

(Sorry, can't make videos at the moment)
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XeNoMoRPH

#805
Quote from: GUNHED on 23:29, 23 January 22
Hi @XeNoMoRPH : As I remember you've been asking for Alien Wallpapers... Well, took me quite a while, but here they are: Two DSKs full with that stuff, it's on Wallpaper discs IX and X ...

(Sorry, can't make videos at the moment)
thx  :o :o

https://vimeo.com/669699111
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GUNHED

Some cosmetic tips and comments for general usage:  :)
- Instead of clicking again at the DIRectory icon it's enough to press Shift or Control to page the directory up and down
- If you use the Configuration utility 'Config OS' you can switch the time format form "Icons" to "small", then the time and date will be shown in small (letters) at the bottom of the Desktop. That way you see more of the wallpaper.
- If you want to see even more of the wallpaper just deactivate all drives devices (in the video above unmark the A icon for drive A) and then press litte Enter once.


And here are some pictures of FutureTex. The key matrix section was extended a bit. Here you can see the four keyboard layers: Regular, Shift, Control and Shift + Control:
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menegator

I really do love the UI, it's pure, it's 80s.


SymbOS is WOW but FutureOS is nostalgia, the feelings, the vibes of the latter are so much more potent!

GUNHED

Quote from: menegator on 23:05, 12 February 22
I really do love the UI, it's pure, it's 80s.

SymbOS is WOW but FutureOS is nostalgia, the feelings, the vibes of the latter are so much more potent!


Thanks a lot!  :) :) :)  I try to have the (G)UI as efficient and useful as possible. Personally I don't like windows that much. They are a nice effect, but eventually bring chaos on the screen. For me it's important to have everything self explaining for the user, everything in clear sight.  :)  IMHO it's better to switch screens instead of windows. Glad you like the look of FutureOS.  :) :) :)
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GUNHED

#809
At this special day eventually all the proportional mice are supported by FutureOS. Actually these are: Albireo, MultiPlay, SF2 and SF3.

The Albireo driver fits into only &81 bytes and is the fastest on CPC so far.

The MultiPlay can use the proportional mouse (or mice) at every port of both ports. Use the configuration utility to tell the OS at which port you're using a mouse or a joystick. That's more flexible compared to other solutions.

There will be no actual release, because for the next release of the OS I want to have some more features. However email (or PM) me if you want to get your update right now.

Well, I'm very glad that this is done now and got finished at such a great date (22022022).
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GUNHED

How many of you guys do actually have a BTX modul for the CPC?

Talking about this one: http://cpcrulez.fr/im4/2/btx-modul.jpg

Just thinking to use it as GFX card for the CPC.
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XeNoMoRPH

Quote from: GUNHED on 18:33, 27 February 22How many of you guys do actually have a BTX modul for the CPC?

Talking about this one: http://cpcrulez.fr/im4/2/btx-modul.jpg

Just thinking to use it as GFX card for the CPC.

the first time i see it

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GUNHED

Since there was at least some interest it was decided to upload an 'in between' update of FutureOS (see homepage link below). (Not MacDeath icons this time, only regular versioni).

What's new:
- Albireo mouse support
- MultiPlay can use a mouse at both ports. Here please use the 'Config OS' utility (see new download) to configure 'MultiPlay' = 'connected' (save configuration to ROM). Then go to 'extended options' and set the corresponding port (left or right) to 'Mouse' (again save the configuration to ROM.

Questions? Comments? Please let me know :-)
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GUNHED

MacDeath icon versions are up now too as the new documentation. Please update! New applications will love (need) it.  :) :) :)
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GUNHED

#814
Thanks to a German CPC scener we do have a new XROM with a wallpaper showing the Captain Future Crew.
After installing this ROM using ROManager you will have automatically a wallpaper set up for your FutureOS.  :)

The DSK with ROManager and the wallpaper XROM is attached...

Which picture is it?
It can be seen right at the beginning of this video:

p.s.: In case you want to use the XROM on an emulator, then you need to put the XROM at position 14 (and FutureOS at positions 10-13). Or request another ROM configuration right here.
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GUNHED

#815
Recently few updates got uploaded to the FutureOS homepage.
Nothing world-changing, but here is the list:

2022.11.22: Installation includes new XROMs and an improved installer (for M4 expansion)
2022.11.22: ROManager upgraded to version 2.4.3, better usability with mice
2022.11.19: Added some pictures to Wallpaper Disk VIII
2022.11.19: FutureTex can now be better controlled with the mouse
2022.11.17: FAQ extended
2022.11.13: System utilities extended ('Config OS' and 'Little Help')
2022.11.13: Application Source Code Update ('Config OS' and 'Little Help')

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GUNHED

Please update ROManager 2.4.3 to 2022-12-09, because there was a problem with 'Edit ROM', this came due to enhanced mouse support.

In general I overworked the download section, how do you like it?

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GUNHED

#817
Here the beta version of the M4 manager shell for FutureOS.

Please install the FutureOS first (new version needed in this case).
Use ROManager to install the M4 XROM
Install the 'FutureOS' folder on your M4 card.

Start OS and press H (or click at Mass Storage icon)

Documentation will follow. Questions and comments please right here and now.  :) :) :)
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