NEXTOR and NOWIND

By Robosoft

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23-02-2020, 12:35

Does anyone know if it's possible to write the nextor kernel rom into the Nowind interface ?
Nowind works fine with Nextor, i am using a carnivore /nowind setup on my Turbo-R, but want to use the carnivore in my other MSX, and getting a cartridge slot free.

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By spacemoai1973

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23-02-2020, 13:43

You'll have to write a Nextor driver for the Nowind for that to work. Nowind firmware is open source, so the answer to your question is a tentative yes.

By Manel46

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23-02-2020, 14:29

Not if I understand the issue.
I use Nowind with MFR SCC + SD 512KBs of ram, in my TR ST, both to flash roms, and to load programs in "msx dos" or basic.
This interface (MFR) uses Nextor.

By Robosoft

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23-02-2020, 20:09

The nowind interface has a built in dos2 rom wich it uses on any MSX without built in dos2.
On a Turbo-R it is disabled, and uses the built in dos2.3.
I want to replace the Nowind dos2 rom with the Nextor firmware rom, and disable the Turbo-r dos2.3

By ToriHino

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23-02-2020, 20:34

spacemoai1973 wrote:

You'll have to write a Nextor driver for the Nowind for that to work. Nowind firmware is open source, so the answer to your question is a tentative yes.

Do you have a link to that? I can find this.

It does contain the nowind.rom file and a quick scan shows that indeed part of it is the DOS2 rom, however not the sources to build the rom file.

By spacemoai1973

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23-02-2020, 22:15

How about clicking "source" on that page you linked to? The complete subversion repository is right there.

By ToriHino

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23-02-2020, 23:04

Oops thanks, somehow missed that second source link Tongue

By Manuel

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23-02-2020, 23:02

Click on "Source"...?

EDIT: Oh, sorry, forgot to refresh page and replied before seeing new replies Tongue

By ToriHino

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24-02-2020, 01:00

Hmm first problem: looks like the nowind code does not fit next to the first page of Nextor. The code size is about ~0x700 bytes long, Nextor only has about ~0x400 bytes left in page 0 (where the DOS22 rom has about 0xD10 bytes free, starting at 0x32f0 until 0x3FFF).

By Robosoft

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24-02-2020, 11:19

@ToriHino :

Found this Page

By ToriHino

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24-02-2020, 18:53

Robosoft wrote:

@ToriHino :

Found this Page

Looks like that is a copy of the same sources as found in the earlier link.