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Re: Cumana Reborn DSK support

Posted: Sat Feb 20, 2021 1:50 pm
by Dbug
I get it that it's often a question of signal, what I don't get is why it's so consistent in what works or not.

If it was really weak signals, then some games would sometimes work, sometimes don't work, sometimes random errors.

My experience is exactly the same as Bieno:
- Some of the HFE files always run
- Some just fail to boot at all (generally get stuck after the boot sequence)

Re: Cumana Reborn DSK support

Posted: Sat Feb 20, 2021 2:03 pm
by Symoon
Could it be something with the acess to the USB disk?
Did you try with a single HFE that works on the USB key, then deleting it and replacing it with a HFE that previously didn't work?

Re: Cumana Reborn DSK support

Posted: Sat Feb 20, 2021 2:58 pm
by ibisum
Hmm... could it be something in FAT32, i.e. GPT vs. MBR? Actually, doesn't FAT16 work, anyway, and be less fuss?

Maybe try to format the USB stick in Linux, versus Windows? Could be the 'quick-format' techniques in use on either platform are futzing up the Cumana firmware ..

Re: Cumana Reborn DSK support

Posted: Sat Feb 20, 2021 5:16 pm
by Dbug
Possibly, but the sticks were provided by the seller, and other people are saying that the default files work.
On the stick I got, my Oric Tech demo just freezes on startup

Re: Cumana Reborn DSK support

Posted: Mon Feb 22, 2021 8:30 am
by Bieno
Piotr answered my email and I have been talking to him.
The Barbitoric demo also works and I hope it draws positive conclusions that will solve these problems for us.

Re: Cumana Reborn DSK support

Posted: Mon Feb 22, 2021 8:55 am
by Dbug
Bieno wrote:
Mon Feb 22, 2021 8:30 am
Piotr answered my email and I have been talking to him.
The Barbitoric demo also works and I hope it draws positive conclusions that will solve these problems for us.
If you manage to get it all solved, please give a summary of what was done so I can try with mine :)

Re: Cumana Reborn DSK support

Posted: Mon Feb 22, 2021 1:29 pm
by Chema
Bieno wrote:
Mon Feb 22, 2021 8:30 am
Piotr answered my email and I have been talking to him.
The Barbitoric demo also works and I hope it draws positive conclusions that will solve these problems for us.
Great! Keep us informed :)