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Hi from France ;)
« on: 2009.November.10. 16:00:43 »
hi there,

I'm new ep128 owner. When I had bought my first computer (amstrad cpc464) I was always looking for the elan 64 informations because of its specifications.
Today I have one.
As I have some time, I would like to know what are the tools I need to use on PC and convert the result for ep (128 or 64) ?
My 'coding' history : I had coded some demos on amiga500, a game on amiga1200 and two demos on powermac ppc and recently some tries on cpc+.

do you, coders here, code directly on ep or pc ?

I also have retro computers like QL, Coco3, MSXs, Amstrads, ...

See you and continue your great work ;)

Eric

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Re: Hi from France ;)
« Reply #1 on: 2009.November.10. 16:16:24 »
Welcome here!

Do you have a floppy disk controller for your EP? If yes then very easy to transfer files, because Enterprise is also use a standard MS-DOS compatible disk format.

I mainly use a ep128emu for developing, because it is have a professional debugger! For compiling I use a Enterprise assembler on the emulated machine :-) (This means all of my source codes can be compiled on the real machine).
And use the real machine for final testing.


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Re: Hi from France ;)
« Reply #2 on: 2009.November.10. 16:20:58 »
hi there,

I'm new ep128 owner. When I had bought my first computer (amstrad cpc464) I was always looking for the elan 64 informations because of its specifications.
Today I have one.
As I have some time, I would like to know what are the tools I need to use on PC and convert the result for ep (128 or 64) ?
My 'coding' history : I had coded some demos on amiga500, a game on amiga1200 and two demos on powermac ppc and recently some tries on cpc+.

do you, coders here, code directly on ep or pc ?

I also have retro computers like QL, Coco3, MSXs, Amstrads, ...

See you and continue your great work ;)

Eric
Welcome Eric :)

If you would like to load EP programs without Disk contoroller, you can use TAPIR (in Download section), and EPTE for this purposes.
You can make the code on PC it is more comfortable, but there are very good , and user friendly assemblers on Enterprise too (ASMON, HEASS), and it is also possible you write the code on PC, and compile it on EP :D
If you are interesting about Enterprise Technical Documentation  (EXOS) in english, I can send it to you in HTML format.

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Re: Hi from France ;)
« Reply #3 on: 2009.November.10. 16:24:58 »
If you are interesting about Enterprise Technical Documentation  (EXOS) in english, I can send it to you in HTML format.
There is it at online :)

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Re: Hi from France ;)
« Reply #4 on: 2009.November.10. 16:25:36 »
Thanks for the link ;)

Unfortunatly, I don't have a disk drive nor tape recorder...

what is your debugger / assembler / desassembler ?
what tool do you use to draw for ep ?

I saw you work on the ep part of tommygun. Is there a way to import a gif, png... picture ?
what about some other graphics conversion tools (for pc) ?
I'm going to 'code' on ep128emi


thanks again ;)

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Re: Hi from France ;)
« Reply #5 on: 2009.November.10. 16:34:13 »
Unfortunatly, I don't have a disk drive nor tape recorder...

You can also copy data from the PC to the Enterprise by connecting the sound card output to the tape input of the Enterprise, which is a standard jack connector. Then, after setting up the sound output and signal level, simply save/copy to tape in the emulator, and the real machine will load it :)

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I saw you work on the ep part of tommygun. Is there a way to import a gif, png... picture ?
what about some other graphics conversion tools (for pc) ?

There is an image converter utility called "EPimgconv" at the "Downloads/PC utils" page of this site. It is a command line program that runs on Windows and Linux, and the source code of it is also available. There are some other utilities as well for converting simple animations, sound, and compression.

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Re: Hi from France ;)
« Reply #6 on: 2009.November.10. 16:45:35 »
what is your debugger / assembler / desassembler ?

The best native (running on Enterprise) assembler is probably HEASS, but you may try others as well (for example ASMON or FENAS), or any PC to Z80 cross-assembler. For debugging, you can use the debugger of ep128emu, but there are also native monitor programs (ASMON does include one).

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what tool do you use to draw for ep ?

A number of drawing utilities that run on the EP are available, although most of these are relatively simple, and may not make full use of the capabilities of the video hardware. Another possibility is to draw pixels on the PC with any image editing software, in a way that the resulting picture can be losslessly converted to Enterprise format (using the EP palette, not too many colors in a single line, etc.) and then convert that with EPimgconv.

The various Enterprise utilities can be found here.

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Re: Hi from France ;)
« Reply #7 on: 2009.November.10. 19:31:35 »
zozosoft & IstvanV : what is your coding 'configuration' ?

I want to say : "what tools do you use to "
Code ?
Make graphics ?
compose ?


thanks again

see you ;)


ps : my ep > Model no 128 | Serial no 006627 | TV Pal Uhf
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Re: Hi from France ;)
« Reply #8 on: 2009.November.24. 20:34:42 »
I want to say : "what tools do you use to "
Code ?
Make graphics ?
compose ?
Salut Ricco
Eg. I use Context for coding :D, and SJASM for assembling it on PC, I tried pyz80 too, it is very good, but littlebit more complicated to use than SJASM, I use Inkland DZ80 for disassembling.
I use ASMEN/ASMON on Enterprise for assembling of short routines, and run them, if I know well ZOZO uses HEASS, but there is an also good Assembler/Editor/Disassembler on EP, it is called FENASS.
Make Graphics: PAINTBOX for full screen 2/4/16/256 colors pictures, AGSYS for 4 colours specified for each line, but the best what IstvanV suggested, make picture on PC, and convert it, for full screen graphics the best is EPimgconv
Compose: MUSIC BOX for normal tunes, and ROCKDIGI for MOD kind tunes, but there is also a utility to convert old style MOD's to Enterprise MBM format, it is DIGITRAX.WIN application inside EDC Windows.

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Re: Hi from France ;)
« Reply #9 on: 2009.December.03. 20:07:39 »
many thanks for your answers

see you