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Door emul8this

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28-11-2004, 22:59

Hello everyone,

Is there are resources on MSX Basic 2? I need to comile my own stuff and I don't know how to call the floppy drive... a: [ENTER} doesn't quite seem to work but call format will destroy it... any suggestions?

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Van Sonic_aka_T

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28-11-2004, 23:06

common disk commands are:

FILES to check the files on a disk

LOAD "FILENAME.EXT" to load a BASIC file
SAVE "FILENAME.EXT" to save a BASIC file
RUN "FILENAME.EXT" to run a BASIC file

BLOAD "FILENAME.EXT" to load a binary file
BLOAD "FILENAME.EXT",R to run a binary file
BSAVE "FILENAME.EXT",start,end,exec to save a binary file

and a couple more... check the MSX FAQ for some info too... The best thing you could do is to try and buy a BASIC manual. Some appear on ebay from time to time for just a couple of bucks...

Van emul8this

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29-11-2004, 02:56

How to I see the contents of a Floppy in the internal drive?
The reason is I want to execute a program on floppy.... Thanks for the previous reply Sonic!

Van Manuel

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29-11-2004, 10:13

FILES displays the files that are on the disk (in Disk Basic).

Van wolf_

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29-11-2004, 10:54

print dskf(0)

==> shows the free space on a disk

Van emul8this

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29-11-2004, 16:17

I can show the files on the floppy but how can I run programs on the floppy then?

I tried bload "vkiller.bas",r but still will not run, get an error that cannot command is not valid something

I just want the simple ms-dos coomand> a: [enter], dir [enter] , then run my app. Simple? yet difficult

BTW where can I get the 2 disk that oriiginally came with my Turbo R ST?

Van wolf_

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29-11-2004, 16:27

basic files can be loaded using LOAD "filename.ext"

or run them directly with: RUN "filename.ext"

or LOAD "filename.ext",r

Van Haohmaru

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29-11-2004, 16:27

.BAS and .LDR files: RUN"filename.BAS" or RUN"filename.LDR"

.BIN files: BLOAD"filename.BIN",R

The turbo R ST disks can be found on [EDIT]removed due to person complaining about linking to warez site Wink[/EDIT].

You may need DCOPY to put the .DSK diskimages real MSX disks. Look around in the Forum for a topic that deals with DCOPY or check the Ultimate MSX FAQ.

Van wolf_

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29-11-2004, 16:32

oops.. f*n*t-link .. or are those disks freeware these days?

*thinks something about policies 'n stuff now ^___^

Van Sonic_aka_T

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29-11-2004, 16:36

Emul8this: read the post I made for you, it has all the answers you want. If you want something similar to MS-DOS I suggest you give MSX-DOS a try. Your Turbo-R comes fully equipped with MSX-DOS 2.30 which is freely distributable with software that requires it. Furthermore, check the MSX FAQ and the NLMSX site. Had you checked the MSX FAQ for example you would've known that vkiller.bas is a BASIC file, and from both the FAQ and my post you could've learned that BASIC files are executed with the RUN "FILENAME.EXT" command.

I think the disks that originally came with the ST are still copyrighted, so I cannot help you with that on this site (no warez). In any event, be sure to read this post tho Wink

Van Haohmaru

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29-11-2004, 16:43

Your Turbo-R comes fully equipped with MSX-DOS 2.30 which is freely distributable with software that requires it.

Oh, so MSX-DOS 2.xx is now free of copyrights? When did that happen? Wink. Oh now I see: as long as it's accompanied by software that needs MSX-DOS 2.xx to run, it's okay to copy it Wink.

I think the disks that originally came with the ST are still copyrighted, so I cannot help you with that on this site (no warez).

Okay, I removed the link in my previous post to prevent you all getting a nasty headache from seeing links to 'warez' Wink.

And speaking of linking to 'warez' - what about linking to music from copyrighted software (rearranged or original)? Sorry, but I cannot help feeling this stinks of hypocrisy.

'I don't do warez - I emulate' Wink

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