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By mars2000you

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15-10-2020, 22:34

1985 is the corrrect year.

For ECC: you are free to change the text, I don't have a final opinion about that, except that ECC was mainy sellers and occasionally technicians (as you have clarified yourself on the AVT page).

By Briqunullus

Master (200)

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16-10-2020, 11:59

I've created a page for MF-DOS, a MSX-DOS 1 clone with subdirectory support. There's an article in the Brazilian CPU MSX magazine where the creator describes how it's done. Albeit that the description in the magazine is about external commands rather than internal ones.

It's a really neat trick and the author really knew how to use the system to its limits. I only didn't figure out what the PATH command does. And also I couldn't restore the prompt to its default value after changing it. I just don't know if a variable of some sort exists that contains the current path.

Investigating old MSX-DOS clones and versions is fun, more to come!

By fernando.collazo.5682

Master (251)

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16-10-2020, 13:45

Maybe the PATH command has the same function that MS-DOS/MSX-DOS 2:
"Sets or displays directories that will be searched for programs not in the current directory. PATH tells DOS which directories should be searched for external commands after DOS searches your working directory. DOS searches the paths in the order specified in the PATH command."

By Briqunullus

Master (200)

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16-10-2020, 14:29

Nope. It doesn't display anything. And unfortunately, setting a specific path doesn't let you run files from that directory.

By sd_snatcher

Prophet (3366)

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18-10-2020, 23:29

Here's a suggestion for that description table that the pages about each MSX computer have on the wiki: add a line to list its keyboard layout.

For example, the Panasonic FS-A1 has the old Japanese layout, while the FS-A1mkII has the "JIS" keyboard layout. The openMSX calls the old Japanese layout "ANSI-jp", but I don't see why ANSI would standardise anything related to Japanese.

I almost made a mistake here now because I didn't know that the two had different layouts.

By Takamichi

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25-10-2020, 15:19

sd_snatcher wrote:

For example, the Panasonic FS-A1 has the old Japanese layout, while the FS-A1mkII has the "JIS" keyboard layout. The openMSX calls the old Japanese layout "ANSI-jp", but I don't see why ANSI would standardise anything related to Japanese.

A Japanese keyboard with the kana characters assigned like FS-A1 and Sony HB-101 is called "50 on hairetsu" (50 sounds layout) keyboard and is translated "Japanese Syllabic Keyboard". It's like ABCDEF instead of QWERTY. It has nothing to do with the American standard ANSI, so I recommend "50 on" or "Syllabic". Details

By sd_snatcher

Prophet (3366)

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25-10-2020, 16:14

Thanks! "JP50on" is probably a good nickname to uniquely identify this layout then.

By Briqunullus

Master (200)

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26-10-2020, 13:22

I have created a page for Nike-DOS. It's still a work-in-progress, but I'm in touch with @max_iwamoto, so I'll expect to fill in the details later.

Also, I have separated the MSX-DOS 1 Programming information from the main MSX-DOS 1 page. I felt it didn't belong there anymore with all the information that has been added lately. I'll promise to improve the MSX-DOS 1 Programming page in the future. Smile

By Manuel

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26-10-2020, 23:18

Appears that the keyboardlayout bit in the PSG is actually called '50on' or 'JIS" (depending on the type) for almost forever. But Alex chose jp_ansi and jp_jis for the keyboard layout names which are used for the unicode mapping. Note sure why, I should ask him some time Smile

By Manuel

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06-11-2020, 23:28

The Philips VG 8000, where was it sold? I think I read in the Dutch magazine MCM that it was not sold in the Netherlands but it was sold in Belgium. Can someone confirm?

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