SofaRun v4.0 released

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Prophet (2432)

صورة Louthrax

02-03-2019, 11:13

I just added a little extra-entry in the "Quit" menu to display the available memory (TPA and segments):

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Enlighted (5703)

صورة gdx

02-03-2019, 13:16

Nice!

I feel that the display of files is faster. Have you optimized the program or is it the New Nextor driver for Sunrise CF-IDE the benefactor?

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Prophet (2432)

صورة Louthrax

02-03-2019, 13:30

No optimizations have been done for retrieving the files from a directory or ZIP file (but moving the cursor in the browser is maybe a little bit faster).

GDX, talking about the new Nextor Sunrise CD-IDE, do you know if that can be flashed on a FunRice cartridge? I'm not event sure on how to flash that device...

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Enlighted (5703)

صورة gdx

02-03-2019, 15:52

I compared the files IDE205A.DAT with FUN250A2.DAT with a hexa editor. I noticed the following differences.

IDE205A.DAT "0F FB 06 04 36 00 23 10 FB 00" at ofset 098Dh
FUN250A2.DAT "34 00 11 0F F3 01 04 00 ED B0" at ofset 098Dh

and the title.

I do not know what that changes but it seems a minor change.

IDEFLOAD.COM used by the Fun-Rice is same. So IDEFL128.COM should work if the flash ROM size is enough. Try with a CF card of test. I think you do not risk anything. you can go back to original firmware. Just be aware that the Sunrise partitions are not supported by the Nextor driver.

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Prophet (2432)

صورة Louthrax

02-03-2019, 18:43

Thanks GDX, it works on the FunRice without any patching Smile
The only thing that is missing with Nextor-IDE now is the CD-ROM support. I had my slave CD-ROM working before with the standard FunRice firmware and IDECDEX, but IDECDEX does not work with Nextor (even if the drive is recognized at boot time by Nextor-IDE).

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Enlighted (5703)

صورة gdx

03-03-2019, 10:38

It would have been surprising that IDECDEX works with Nextor. IDECDEX needs to be adapted.

However, it's not a big loss. Nextor offers more advantages. Is it the playing of sound tracks, which interests you? Other than that I think it must be possible to emulate a CD drive with the FAT16.

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Prophet (2432)

صورة Louthrax

03-03-2019, 18:02

Hi GDX,

Yes, the main interest I had in CD-ROM was playing Knightmare Gold with the CD soudntracks Smile

The ATAPI support for Nextor-IDE is started but not usable yet, but it seems like this could work soon. That would be great (no more need for IDECDEX, more stability...). The question I have is how the support for playing soundtracks will be designed ? New MSX-DOS 2 commands maybe ? It should not be so tricky to patch Knightmare Gold for that.

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Paladin (752)

صورة alexito

04-03-2019, 01:27

Talking about CDROM that feature is what I miss a lot in now days if you decide to find MSX IDE controller is almost impossible that is why when I decide to learn how to play a CD AUDIO Tracks the first thing comes to my hands was the RARE interface called DEVELO my learning experience was very successful I had implemented CDPLAY.COM this MSXDOS Command will load 2KB (communication program using the Printer Port and 2nd Joystick Port) and tell the PCENGINE to play a CD AUDIO Track.

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Champion (365)

صورة Sebbeug

04-03-2019, 08:58

Great news!!! Merci

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Master (204)

صورة Gloriou

04-03-2019, 13:55

WoW Excellent!! Thanks (Shukran Jazeelan) Big smile

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