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Re: HxC manager program
« Reply #15 on: 2018.July.19. 11:13:26 »
Zozo(and others, but mainly...) has improved very much the computer with his EXOS and EXDOS revisions, adding new characteristics and compatibility  with new hardware without losing(incrementing...) the old exciting feelings when managing this lovable computer.

@Pear: Unfortunately I do not ave the tools to flash the rom my self. What do I need?

@Zozo: What would be your recommendation for the optimal layout/content of the ROM? I know it is up to individual taste any suggestions?

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Re: HxC manager program
« Reply #16 on: 2018.July.19. 11:16:06 »
If it's a one-time thing, I'll prepare the right ROM for you.
Buying tools makes sense when you are going to start playing at the max :ds_icon_cheesygrin:

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Re: HxC manager program
« Reply #17 on: 2018.July.19. 12:04:16 »
@Zozo: What would be your recommendation for the optimal layout/content of the ROM? I know it is up to individual taste any suggestions?
EXDOS+HXC, EPDOS 1.7/Z, Iview from the latest Multiplay pack, Zozotools 1.9
At this point 128K used.
For the remaining space (128K), you can select some more what you prefer:
Other programing languages: IS-Lisp, IS-Forth, Hisoft Pascal
Assembler/Monitor programs: ASMON, FENAS, HEASS
Your favorite games: Nodes, Raid, Beach Head, Sorcery, Eat-it-up, Cyclone, etc

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Re: HxC manager program
« Reply #18 on: 2018.July.19. 12:36:05 »
I was writing this while Zozo...

If you mount a big FlashRom, you will have room for a lot of valuable Roms.

A must for you can be the Danish Rom, a modification done on your own country on classic times. Probably you have heard about it.

We have already talked here about Epdos, that has a Rom version, but you also have all the classic programming languages, like Forth, Lisp and HiSoft Pascal among several assemblers like Asmon/Genmon, Heass and  Fenas.

There are other Rom utilities, like ZozoTools(worth if you have a RTC installed, but with  a lot other applications inside), File/Iview, HxC, all intended to make the use of the Enterprise more enjoyable, with several music players and graphic screen launchers. EDCW is a mouse controlled windows like environment that has some sound applications in it.

Of course you have some games on Rom, like Paszians(a solitaire cards game with mouse control...) and Kaszino, but also a way to put standard games on Rom.

But the most surprising Roms are SPEMU, SPEMU128, CPCEMU, able to emulate other machines with high compatibility.
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Re: HxC manager program
« Reply #19 on: 2018.July.19. 14:00:47 »
@All: Thank you for all the very good suggestions/recommandations :-D

Is there a place where I can get all the latest versions of the files mentioned or is Google my friend? :-)

@Pear: I think I will take you up on your offer to burn this first 256K. :smt038

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Re: HxC manager program
« Reply #20 on: 2018.July.19. 14:10:10 »
Prepare a list of what do you want to find in the ROM.

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Re: HxC manager program
« Reply #21 on: 2018.July.19. 15:32:40 »
Is there a place where I can get all the latest versions of the files mentioned or is Google my friend? :-)
This is the first 128K, what I recommended.
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Re: HxC manager program
« Reply #22 on: 2018.July.19. 18:10:22 »
This is the first 128K, what I recommended.
(Attachment Link)

@ZoZo: Super recommendations. Thank you! :-)

@Pear: Besides the one recommended by ZoZo (for the first 128K) I would like (in that order):

Danish character rom
SPEMU
SPEMU128
CPCEMU
Basic Exension I.-IV. version 2.0 (the updated version of the one from BoxSoft)
ASMON
Games: OTW128, Sorcery, Eat-it-up, Cyclone

If room:
ZZzzip
Hisoft Pascal
IS-Lisp
IS-Forth

I have written you a personal message regarding payment etc.

Thank you very much :-)
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Re: HxC manager program
« Reply #23 on: 2018.July.19. 19:24:56 »
May I ask for ROMs links ?

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Re: HxC manager program
« Reply #24 on: 2018.July.19. 20:17:20 »
This list about 2-3x many than the IC capacity :oops:

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Re: HxC manager program
« Reply #25 on: 2018.July.19. 20:40:40 »
This list about 2-3x many than the IC capacity :oops:

I had that feeling :-)

If there is enough room for your list plus until basic extensions then I am very happy :-D.
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Re: HxC manager program
« Reply #26 on: 2018.July.19. 21:59:54 »
To John:  Zozo means that you would need double or triple than that capacity(256KB) to put all these Roms...

Take in account that the minimum space that takes a Rom is 16KB, but there are 32KB, 48KB and 64KB Roms.

You must select carefully what to put inside.

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To Pear: What is the maximum  capacity of the possible installable FlashRom chip on your compact EXDOS?

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Re: HxC manager program
« Reply #27 on: 2018.July.20. 06:10:17 »
In the socket can be mounted a chip with a capacity of up to 512KB, but the supported area is limited to 256KB.

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Re: HxC manager program
« Reply #28 on: 2018.July.20. 07:18:11 »
While you get your FlashRom you still can simulate the HxC.Rom loading the EPDOS as a system extension.

Download this compacted file. Select  the EPD17Z12.EXT file in it and put it on the floppy image file. Put also the HXC.Rom file on the floppy image file.

Then start the Enterprise and select the floppy image file on the HxC. Then, from Basic, write:

 :LOAD EPD17Z12.EXT
 :LROM HXC.ROM

After this your system will think that it has physically installed that Rom, until a hard reset occurs.

You even can write the commands on the EXDOS.INI batch file to do the things automatically at start.

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Re: HxC manager program
« Reply #29 on: 2018.July.20. 07:32:17 »
Thank you @all for all your help :-)

If there is room for a 256K (working) IC I would like to have installed:

The list from ZoZo - it should amount to 128K according to him self

And then:

SPEMU
SPEMU128
CPCEMU

And if there is room:

Basic Exension I.-IV. version 2.0 (the updated version of the one from BoxSoft)

That should fit on a 256K. Sorry about getting carried away with all my wishes. :smt043