Euphoric to start in disk mode

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Euphoric to start in disk mode

Post by Colchemy » Wed Mar 06, 2013 6:24 pm

Hi Folks,
When starting Euphoric by double clicking) from Windows 98 or XL, and pressing F1, I am getting only the tape option and not the disk insert / eject option I seem to remember. I need to access my disk images. I also seem to remember you could double click a .tape or .dsk file and Euphoric ran automatically, which does not happen on my system. OK, it's been a long time and maybe my stupidity, but what am I failing to do. I seem to remember installing Euphoric, which also is not happening on my system (maybe I am using the wrong file?).
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Re: Euphoric to start in disk mode

Post by Chema » Wed Mar 06, 2013 7:15 pm

Mmm... not sure. The official Windows/DOS release is here. As the readme file says, once unzipped into the destination folder, run setup.js. There is also a utility for configuring the emulator (configuratoric)

However consider that Euphoric is a DOS program. This release will add the shortcuts and icons so you can double click on .dsk or .tap files to launch Euphoric. It worked perfectly up to Windows 98 (I think). With more modern Windows it will most likely give you problems. That is why we use it from DOSBox nowadays. Or use Oricutron, which is multiplatform.

The initial setup can be changed in euphoric.ini, where you can specify the default hardware you want to use. This can be configured using configuratoric or by hand. Also you can change this hardware with the menu system (F1) or with the parameters.

euphoric -t will launch Telestrat emulation
euphoric -1 will launch Oric-1 emulation
euphoric -d :will emulate an Oric with a Microdisc controller
...
(see the manual.htm file)

If you run euphoric with a disk image as parameter it will automatically use disk emulation.

Hope this helps...

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Re: Euphoric to start in disk mode

Post by Colchemy » Wed Mar 13, 2013 6:18 pm

Thanks Chema,
I have got most of it going, but the sound won't work. On loading Euphoric, I get an incorrect blaster variable message. What should the settings be for SET BLASTER= ?
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Re: Euphoric to start in disk mode

Post by Chema » Wed Mar 13, 2013 7:49 pm

Mmmm... BLASTER was an environment variable for setting the base address and IRQ of the SoundBlaster soundcard.

If you are running on Windows directly (no DosBox) I guess you should explore the properties of the euphoric.exe file and see what options you have under compatibility or something similar.

I don't have a Windows 98 at hand to test, but there should be a way to emulate SoundBlaster sound for programs running in DOS mode. Or maybe this is related to the XP era...

Anyway the help file of Euphoric states:
SoundBlaster: to have sound, your machine must have hardware which is compatible with legacy ISA SoundBlaster cards. If Euphoric fails to initialise your card, it is because the card is not truly compatible. If you have good emulation, that works as well (the Gravis UltraSound for example). But you won’t get sound if you are using a Windows system based on NT technology, or if your Soundcard does not have DOS drivers

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Re: Euphoric to start in disk mode

Post by Dbug » Wed Mar 13, 2013 10:03 pm

I'm pretty sure that DosBox by default emulate a basic SoundBlaster card.
In my own config files I have the following:

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[mixer]
nosound=false
rate=22050
blocksize=2048
prebuffer=10

[sblaster]
sbtype=sb16
sbbase=220
irq=7
dma=1
hdma=5
mixer=true
oplmode=auto
oplrate=22050
You can find the full dosbox.conf in the OSDK\Euphoric folder.

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