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2021-03-06 15:58
Krill

Registered: Apr 2002
Posts: 2392
Release id #189130 : Krill's Loader, Repository Version 184

I've seen the installer print "WARNING: Buggy 1541U firmware detected. Please update." in a demo compo.

Now, i was planning to remove the workarounds for compatibility with older 1541U firmware versions in future releases of this loader.

I was under the impression that the relevant fixes have been backported to old 1541U1 firmware (they shouldn't really require any more FPGA resources)... But have they, really? =)
 
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2021-10-23 22:05
Krill

Registered: Apr 2002
Posts: 2392
Luke: Thanks for the heads-up! It appears i have fixed that mistake as well in the meanwhile. =)
 cc1541:
-       $(MAKE) -C ../$(TOOLSFOLDER)/$(CC1541SRCFOLDER)
+       $(MAKE) -C ../$(TOOLSFOLDER)/$(CC1541FOLDER)
Quoting Luke
Looking forward to the next version ;)
Oh yeah, it's long overdue. Will resume working on it after pushing out a Transwarp patch release soonish. :)

It's basically finished, but need to tidy it up a bit. Has an optional hi-score saver (built on top of a now-clean custom drive code API), new ZX0 and LZSA2 support, bumped Exomizer to v3.1, oh, and an actual file-exists call to ease disk-jockeying. :)
A lot cleaner code now, too, especially for integrating all those stream decrunchers, but that only shows when actually looking at the code. (And maybe because it makes it all a little less prone to bugs.)

Quoting Luke
Are you OK with that?
Yeah, all good. Thanks! :)
2021-10-24 00:33
Luke

Registered: Nov 2014
Posts: 7
Yeah! Great stuff. =)
2021-10-24 00:42
Krill

Registered: Apr 2002
Posts: 2392
Ah, there's also one relatively important compatibility improvement with 1541-old. :)
Main disk read+decode+checksum loop is now one cycle faster, to make up for the wobble these old belt-driven beasts exhibit (and it doesn't get better with age).
2022-08-05 10:44
Krill

Registered: Apr 2002
Posts: 2392
New version done, release soon! =)

- improved speed and tolerances
- added decompression support for ZX0-Dali, TSCrunch and LZSA2
- added hi-score saver overwriting existing save-slot files
- added file-exists API for easy multi-disk handling
- added custom drive code API
- added close-file API





2022-08-05 12:07
Smasher

Registered: Feb 2003
Posts: 501
great news!!
2022-08-05 12:25
Krill

Registered: Apr 2002
Posts: 2392
=) Next on the list is adding native 1551 support (only relevant for the Plus/4 folks, ofc.), but i'll leave that for the next release after this one.
2022-08-05 15:32
Joe

Registered: Apr 2002
Posts: 205
Awesome work!
2022-08-05 17:15
DKT

Registered: Aug 2004
Posts: 89
Hooray! \o/
Awesome new features! can't wait
2022-08-05 18:02
Perplex

Registered: Feb 2009
Posts: 245
Great news!
2022-08-06 03:33
Shocker

Registered: Jul 2005
Posts: 27
Really looking forward to this one!

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