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Other retro / Re: Jason Kelk (TMR) has passed away
« Last post by SkulleateR on Today at 13:43 »
so sad .... R.I.P  :(
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General Discussion - Introductions / Re: Bonjour, and good-bye?
« Last post by eto on Today at 12:31 »
Now that you've seen the future can I downgrade again?

Yes, sure... I will be there anyway eventually.
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General Discussion - Introductions / Re: Bonjour, and good-bye?
« Last post by Gryzor on Today at 12:24 »
There's an honest man :)
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Can you please set my post count to "6128" ? Thx  8)


 :P :P :P :P :P :P :P :P :P :P :P :P :P :P :P :P :P :P :P :P :P :P :P :P :P


PS : Nevermind, I'll get there myself ;)  ;D
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General Discussion - Introductions / Re: Bonjour, and good-bye?
« Last post by Gryzor on Today at 12:12 »
Now that you've seen the future can I downgrade again? :D

And if people make up their mind about the scale I'll be happy to oblige.
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Other retro / Re: Jason Kelk (TMR) has passed away
« Last post by XeNoMoRPH on Today at 12:06 »
rip  :(
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General Discussion - Introductions / Re: Bonjour, and good-bye?
« Last post by eto on Today at 12:02 »
Or... let's see if what I just did worked.

;-)
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General Discussion - Introductions / Re: Bonjour, and good-bye?
« Last post by Gryzor on Today at 12:00 »
Try the Hall of Shame, and lets test the anti-bot defenses :D

Or... let's see if what I just did worked.
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I think the utilities dsk2image and image2dsk mustn't be as RSX command using ROM memory. If there was memory to spare, yeah.
Image2disk is an rsx command (|DSK)  even from the first firmware release. I manage to make ~1kb of free space in microcontroller program memory, which i can use to add the recent reverse "Disk2image" utility as an rsx command too.

I dont't know why you need a DSK file previously, I think you can create it on execution time.
You need to have a ready made proper dsk image (e.g. of DATA, SYSTEM or IBM format, which use different sector code numbers) because,
 the Disk2image utility only copies the raw sector data to the corresponding positions of the image file, it DOESN'T create a NEW image!
This would require a lot more code and effort, as structure of a dsk image is rather complex: https://www.cpcwiki.eu/index.php/Format:DSK_disk_image_file_format
But even so, you can just copy all the pre-made dsk images to your usb flash drive, run the utility, and make up to 9 backups of disks in a row, in just a few minutes (it takes only 40seconds to get each disk image)! Then, you can copy your backup images from the usb stick and rewrite the same images to backup other disks.
Practically this might be even easier and faster compared to giving an image file name for each disk (if utility could create one)...  ;D
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The converted cpr's will run and work ok, but the keys have been remapped to make it GX4000 friendly, so you might not be able to use the keyboard to play the game, or redefine the keys you wish or enter your name in the high score table etc.

Depends! This is not the case if you are using a gamepad or two-button joystick on the CPC. I don't like normal joysticks anymore and only use gamepads or an arcade joystick with 2 buttons, so the modified CPR is perfect. And since highscore tables can't be saved anyway on a CPR (and rarely aren't at all) this is not really important.
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