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by Symoon
Sun Sep 03, 2017 12:26 pm
Forum: Tape and floppy disk converters
Topic: Progress bar loading
Replies: 18
Views: 1043

Re: Progress bar loading

Currenly working at ISS idea.
Should work with 12 extra bytes only!
by Symoon
Sat Sep 02, 2017 7:41 pm
Forum: Tape and floppy disk converters
Topic: FloppyBuilder evolution
Replies: 73
Views: 15140

Re: FloppyBuilder evolution

Yes, I'd say so. What I'd do is: -Correct the number of zeros in the header. -Correct the $22 instead of $4e error -Correct the loop so it does not produce extra DRQ (inside the loop it should be set DRQ, Pause, read data register, store, decrement counter) -Probably force a card update (flush) aft...
by Symoon
Sat Sep 02, 2017 6:06 pm
Forum: Tape and floppy disk converters
Topic: FloppyBuilder evolution
Replies: 73
Views: 15140

Re: FloppyBuilder evolution

@Symoon give it a try, but no need for you to modify the disk image. Just check what happens to discard it is only a timing issue in my unit. Ok, it took a while to find back a machine that worked with the Cumulus but finally I could do the test (on an Oric-1!), and... After a few disk flashes, I g...
by Symoon
Sat Sep 02, 2017 8:57 am
Forum: Tape and floppy disk converters
Topic: FloppyBuilder evolution
Replies: 73
Views: 15140

Re: FloppyBuilder evolution

Symoon... you might have pinpointed the issue!!! Cool if it can lead to something! That's luck, I got the idea because I was fighting with my progress bar code and some similar issues (decrease first then stop and loop, or decrease after, and so on ;) ) I don't know if I would be able to do it toda...
by Symoon
Fri Sep 01, 2017 11:47 pm
Forum: Tape and floppy disk converters
Topic: Progress bar loading
Replies: 18
Views: 1043

Re: Progress bar loading

Finally, after chasing the (hopefully) last bugs, there it is. Read the docs and have fun ;) Progress-v1.1.zip Feedback appreciated. For instance, do we really need the start/end boundaries? Their management takes about 12% of the code - nothing wrong with this version, but it could be saved for fur...
by Symoon
Fri Sep 01, 2017 7:33 pm
Forum: Tape and floppy disk converters
Topic: FloppyBuilder evolution
Replies: 73
Views: 15140

Re: FloppyBuilder evolution

Forgive me in advance if the question is stupid, because I feel faaaaar away from what you're explaining here (never had a look at any code for Cumulus and my C language has become weak) while (cnt) { (...) wait_for_next_byte(); cnt --; (...) } The fact that the system waits for the next byte BEFORE...
by Symoon
Fri Sep 01, 2017 12:57 pm
Forum: Tape and floppy disk converters
Topic: FloppyBuilder evolution
Replies: 73
Views: 15140

Re: FloppyBuilder evolution

Chema wrote:
Thu Aug 31, 2017 1:53 pm
If anybody can do a quick test with his Cumulus, just to discard it is my unit only (I played with the firmware in the past, who knows...), I'd appreciate it.
I'm travelling tomorrow and should be able to test tomorrow night or Sunday morning.
by Symoon
Thu Aug 31, 2017 2:56 pm
Forum: Tape and floppy disk converters
Topic: Progress bar loading
Replies: 18
Views: 1043

Re: Progress bar loading

I second Chema on many missed opportunities that would have made life much easier on Oric ;) It would be handy to know how much is left to load - i.e a countdown rather than a count up. Or something like percentage shown. Would that sort of thing be possible or is there too little room? If you look ...
by Symoon
Thu Aug 31, 2017 5:55 am
Forum: Tape and floppy disk converters
Topic: FloppyBuilder evolution
Replies: 73
Views: 15140

Re: FloppyBuilder evolution

You can take any of the floppy images I posted and try yourself. If you see the flashing disk and the screen ends pitch black, it worked. If you see a red line at the bottom, it failed. Ah, thanks. I tried running a DSK file with Euphoric yesterday, saw the flashing loading disk but wasn't sure tha...
by Symoon
Thu Aug 31, 2017 5:41 am
Forum: Tape and floppy disk converters
Topic: Progress bar loading
Replies: 18
Views: 1043

Re: Progress bar loading

Very true about the Hires screen loading not really needing a progress bar. But you can: 1- load a Hires screen 2- then load a big program => for the 2nd program, the progress bar could be useful, and in Hires screen. :mrgreen: Anyway, I'm currently cleaning the source code and writing a doc before ...
by Symoon
Wed Aug 30, 2017 10:52 pm
Forum: Tape and floppy disk converters
Topic: FloppyBuilder evolution
Replies: 73
Views: 15140

Re: FloppyBuilder evolution

Ouch, this Cumulus #00 bug is dirty :shock: I see no other difference than #22/#4E (and the two extra #22) with what would be a Sedoric disk structure. Here's how I see things: the problem can be in your test program (sorry ;) ), on FloppyBuilder with the identified #22/#4E difference giving unexpec...
by Symoon
Wed Aug 30, 2017 10:20 pm
Forum: Tape and floppy disk converters
Topic: FloppyBuilder evolution
Replies: 73
Views: 15140

Re: FloppyBuilder evolution

Actually E122 seems to be the sector CRC; I don't know how to calculate it but this is my interpretation of what I see around offset #1060: in Cumulus DSK, there are 2 bytes at #22 and 6 bytes at #00 missing in the "gaps" between sectors, so the sector datas begins 8 bytes earlier and end with a nor...
by Symoon
Wed Aug 30, 2017 9:51 pm
Forum: Tape and floppy disk converters
Topic: FloppyBuilder evolution
Replies: 73
Views: 15140

Re: FloppyBuilder evolution

I second Dbug in trying to fix things one by one. 1st difference we noticed, let's try to check if it changes anything. I tried to look anyway at the DSK files, as you explained the interleaves are very different one from the other, with a different amount of #22, a different amound of #00. But I al...
by Symoon
Wed Aug 30, 2017 6:28 pm
Forum: Tape and floppy disk converters
Topic: Progress bar loading
Replies: 18
Views: 1043

Re: Progress bar loading

Interesting idea. It doesn't say Searching or Loading on the status bar so why not put the display up there out of the way of the main screen ? It doesn't here because it's a HIRES screen loading ;) Searching and Loading are still there in TEXT mode. I first planned having the progress bar up there...
by Symoon
Wed Aug 30, 2017 3:40 pm
Forum: Games
Topic: Development of Blake's 7 (was OASIS development)
Replies: 563
Views: 120787

Re: Development of Blake's 7 (was OASIS development)

I was thinking about speed problems you had a while ago... Can't recall if it was related to sectors or tracks, but IIRC FloppyBuilder was much slower than a Sedoric disk... About "FloppyBuilder was much slower than a Sedoric disk", could you explain this ? FloppyBuilder must be quicker than sedori...