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2022-08-13 16:13
DeeKay

Registered: Nov 2002
Posts: 352
Small Filebrowser with fastloader for Pi1541

Hello all!
Since I'm using my Handheld 64 with Pi1541 and I am neither willing to JiffyDOS it nor have a utility cart plugged in at all times, I am wondering why nobody married the Pi1541 FB64 (the modded one from the Pi1541-homepage) with a fast and small software fastloader such as "25x Turbo" (25 X Turbo) to include that in the FB64 binary and run it just before loading whatever is chosen to load from FB64. There really is no need to use slooooow ROM loading a la SD2IEC when the Pi1541 can handle fast loaders, is there?

Now, while we're at it, adding a simple "N:Newdisk" DOS command feature to create and mount new .d64s right in FB64 (default behaviour when it's in SD2IEC mode!) would seem like a really useful addition, too, and maybe possibly delete and rename, too!...

Any takers here? ;-) I tried to convince a few people like Bitbreaker, GRG and FieserWolf to do it, but that didn't go anywhere because neither of them have a Pi1541....

P.S: "Dir Plus" from boray.se actually does the .d64 creation, rename and delete and even move on Pi1541, but unfortunately not the speedloader bit. Also it's like 100 blocks big, so utterly unuseable as an FB64 alternative!...
 
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2022-09-25 12:21
DeeKay

Registered: Nov 2002
Posts: 352
okay, i tested, 25x Turbo loads the standard mem range only max without the VIC area, i.e. 202 blocks max (from $0801) or up to $cfff..
2022-09-25 13:41
DeeKay

Registered: Nov 2002
Posts: 352
There ya go: https://csdb.dk/release/?id=223021&show=summary#summary
2022-09-25 15:21
DeeKay

Registered: Nov 2002
Posts: 352
I finally managed to clock Mafiosino fastloader 2.1 btw, I'm seeing an 18.2x speedup (28 blocks/s or 7.1 kb/s) on One-Der, really good.. But then again it's almost 3x the size of 25x Turbo..

On a sidenote, for all Pi1541 owners here, I also went back to Pi1541 kernel v1.23 btw (from v1.24) on Matthias' (Uni64 guy) recommendation, The F20 Lethargy demo works perfectly with that (crashes on v1.24) and it's supposed to be the most bugfree version..
Deus Ex Machina diskchange still doesn't work though.. Quite possible that we,did the same there as in Krestology and used the write protect light barrier to start reading and that Pi1541 does not emulate this, will check with Krestology..
2022-09-26 01:09
TSM

Registered: Jan 2007
Posts: 41
Quoting DeeKay
TSM: I tried out your patched Krestage on my handheld, it works like a charm. The only thing I noticed is that it crashes when it starts again with the first part, right after the part started. But the unpatched original already does that. Dunno if this is a Pi1541 issue or my handheld, can anyone confirm this?

I made some tests in VICE but couldn't reproduce the problem. The demo always restarts correctly. I put the browser on the disk and used it to launch the demo (a couple of memory locations need to be altered since it's not a Pi1541).
Does it crash as well if you use the physical buttons to mount the image?
2022-09-26 06:46
DeeKay

Registered: Nov 2002
Posts: 352
Quote: Quoting DeeKay
TSM: I tried out your patched Krestage on my handheld, it works like a charm. The only thing I noticed is that it crashes when it starts again with the first part, right after the part started. But the unpatched original already does that. Dunno if this is a Pi1541 issue or my handheld, can anyone confirm this?

I made some tests in VICE but couldn't reproduce the problem. The demo always restarts correctly. I put the browser on the disk and used it to launch the demo (a couple of memory locations need to be altered since it's not a Pi1541).
Does it crash as well if you use the physical buttons to mount the image?


Yes, as said ("sidenote" ;-) these are all Pi1541 issues and have nothing to do with FB64 Turbo, no worries!
I meanwhile checked Krestology, and that works (I know we did the lightswitch thing there cause I came up with the idea, not sure about Deus, on which Graham did all the linking and loader stuff!), so it's probably not that...

P.S.: It doesn't crash, it just doesn't register the diskchange!
2022-09-26 13:13
DeeKay

Registered: Nov 2002
Posts: 352
TSM: Can you post the link in the Lemon64 forum, too? Just so people know that it's been finalized/released!...
2022-09-26 16:13
TSM

Registered: Jan 2007
Posts: 41
Quote: TSM: Can you post the link in the Lemon64 forum, too? Just so people know that it's been finalized/released!...

Done!
2022-09-29 17:07
DeeKay

Registered: Nov 2002
Posts: 352
Quote: Done!

Tjenks!
2022-09-29 19:57
Tom-Cat

Registered: Apr 2003
Posts: 20
Deus ex machina disk change doesn't work when using JiffyDos ...
2022-10-05 17:51
DeeKay

Registered: Nov 2002
Posts: 352
Quote: Deus ex machina disk change doesn't work when using JiffyDos ...

It does not work when using Pi1541, period! ;-) No matter what DOS you use!...
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