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Re: questions concerning locomotive basic
« Reply #25 on: 21:30, 13 March 21 »
Well, if it is about Locomotive Basic why bother about "CPCBASIC" ?
Just paste your source to winape (CTRL-F11), save it to dsk 'save "blabla.bas"' or tape image and transfer this to CPC ?




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Re: questions concerning locomotive basic
« Reply #26 on: 09:39, 14 March 21 »
ok so I managed to save/read from tape/wav file but i can't turn it over to dsk usage.

I create a new blank disk in drive A and then type CAT but says "read fail retry ignore cancel".

When I type "save "blank.bas" it prompts to press rec and play, which means it's still turned to the tape. How do I turn it to disk usage? Please be specific.

And with |cpm i get

Failed to load boot sector
This error shows that the command has failed and the program can't be started using the "|CPM" command.

What is going on ?
Thank you
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Re: questions concerning locomotive basic
« Reply #27 on: 11:58, 14 March 21 »
Hi.
Typing |CPM. tries to boot from a SYSTEM disc, you can't use a blank disc.


Load your tape program then type this:


|DISC.OUT
SAVE"  blank.bas"


Let me know what happens.


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Re: questions concerning locomotive basic
« Reply #28 on: 14:52, 14 March 21 »
it says DRIVE A DISC MISSING


and then I go "new blank disc" and it again says DRIVE A READ FAIL

No matter if I load my tape program as you said, or do it from scratch, I get the same results.

Saving/loading tapes works.

Saving/loading discs doesn't.

Have I done something in the settings of winape ?
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Re: questions concerning locomotive basic
« Reply #29 on: 17:03, 14 March 21 »
Try save it in this dsk blank file
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Re: questions concerning locomotive basic
« Reply #30 on: 17:22, 14 March 21 »


the bot will reply now only when the user presses enter, and i want "i am ok" to be displayed letter by letter with a small delay
My method for adding delay generally (maybe my method is not so right - sure there are better ways) is just:
FOR D= 1 to 1000:next d
You can change 1000 to whatever you like, depending on how mych delay you want
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Re: questions concerning locomotive basic
« Reply #31 on: 18:32, 14 March 21 »
I think it worked Greak maestro.


What is the difference of this disk you sent in comparison to creating a "new blank disc" ?


Also, what is cartridge ? Some slot at the back of the cpc where you can storage data ? Like a disc/tape alternative ?
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Re: questions concerning locomotive basic
« Reply #32 on: 18:38, 14 March 21 »
I think it worked Greak maestro.


What is the difference of this disk you sent in comparison to creating a "new blank disc" ?


Also, what is cartridge ? Some slot at the back of the cpc where you can storage data ? Like a disc/tape alternative ?
Dont know exactly the difference, but i had the same problem. So, I created a blank disk by downloading a simple BASIC game disk, deleted the game, and kept this empty disk in order to copy-paste and create others.


As i know catridge is a way of storing data, such as disks and tapes, but in a shape that for example gameboy cassettes were (In Greek we calll it both Κασέτα).
Maybe 6128 plus had catridges?
« Last Edit: 18:40, 14 March 21 by skylas »
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Re: questions concerning locomotive basic
« Reply #33 on: 18:40, 14 March 21 »
and another question...

I know how to load/run a *.bas game in Winape.

I know how to load/run a *.dsk game in Winape.

How tha fak do I load a game that has a 3DQUASAR and 3DQUASAR.BIN file ?

Obviously I need to type run"3DQUASAR

But how do I load it ? Since it's not in a tape and not in a dsk... and there is no simple option to load a directory where those files are located... ?? A bloody ridle. For a stupid guy (me).
« Last Edit: 18:43, 14 March 21 by xubuntu »
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Re: questions concerning locomotive basic
« Reply #34 on: 19:14, 14 March 21 »
I know only of .BAS files, but maybe this helps?
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Re: questions concerning locomotive basic
« Reply #35 on: 01:59, 15 March 21 »
Winape....

1) Drive A:
2) New Blank Disc - give it a name
3) Format Disc Image - select type of disc - all discs need to be formatted before use, in real life and in the WinApe world.
4) use disc - save load/whatever

You can then also select Edit Disc and drag and drop files form your windows file selector.
« Last Edit: 02:07, 15 March 21 by goksteroo »

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Re: questions concerning locomotive basic
« Reply #36 on: 07:51, 15 March 21 »
I told you I was stupid. Didn't I? It's a great thing to know thyself.

Goksteroo I was hoping that you will step in with an answer.

Skylas forgot to thank you too, thanks !

Goksteroo, final question (for this week)..

How do I load a program that does NOT have a dsk nor a wav in winape ?

This CPC GAMES CD Is unfuckingbelievably exciting, if I only knew how to run them. :-X
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Re: questions concerning locomotive basic
« Reply #37 on: 13:28, 15 March 21 »
I only download .DSK for use on WinApe - and they can also be used with a Gotek like device on a real CPC. I've sent you a private message.
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Re: questions concerning locomotive basic
« Reply #38 on: 20:54, 15 March 21 »
I told you I was stupid. Didn't I? It's a great thing to know thyself.


Goksteroo, final question (for this week)..

How do I load a program that does NOT have a dsk nor a wav in winape ?

This CPC GAMES CD Is unfuckingbelievably exciting, if I only knew how to run them. :-X

You can find an explanation here.

http://www.cpcwiki.eu/index.php/CPCGamesCD-CPCLoader


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Re: questions concerning locomotive basic
« Reply #39 on: 08:03, 16 March 21 »
ok I suppose with that tool I create dsk files from folders that contain the game in bin/other format, right ?
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