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Nomad
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fuse microdrives & rom.

Post by Nomad » Sun Jan 28, 2018 1:42 am

So I want to set up a bank of 8 microdrives, how do I do this in fuse - I keep getting an error when I try and use the --interface1 switch. It says there is no if1-2.rom I found the rom on the net but where is the fuse rom directory under linux? Do I just drop it into the rom directory or do I need to edit .fuserc also?

Was the microdrive fully implemented in fuse?

Update:

Ok so the problem I was having is that fuse is not really fuse in pacman .. its fuse-emulator :lol: thats why Ql didn't work.

after that it was all peachy - for the curious the roms are in /usr/share/fuse but yaourt & pacman see the package as fuse-emulator.

So loaded the if1-2.rom and seems to be working fine.

One followup question - is there a utility or a way I can get fuse to generate microdrives with data from the PC? What I want to do is assemble a bin file and create a micrdrive similar to what pasmo does with --tapbas /tzxbas.
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Re: fuse microdrives & rom.

Post by serbalgi » Sun Jan 28, 2018 9:33 pm

Nomad wrote:
Sun Jan 28, 2018 1:42 am
One followup question - is there a utility or a way I can get fuse to generate microdrives with data from the PC? What I want to do is assemble a bin file and create a micrdrive similar to what pasmo does with --tapbas /tzxbas.
I've never done this, but there are some tools that look useful: mdr-cruncher or bintomdr.
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Re: fuse microdrives & rom.

Post by Nomad » Fri Feb 02, 2018 2:48 am

serbalgi wrote:
Sun Jan 28, 2018 9:33 pm

I've never done this, but there are some tools that look useful: mdr-cruncher or bintomdr.
Excellent, thanks dude. I will try this out today, being able to look at the script will give me the low down on how the drive image was actually generated.
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Re: fuse microdrives & rom.

Post by Nomad » Tue Feb 13, 2018 12:29 pm

Ok for anyone following in my footsteps..

The Interface I has some of the best books written for the whole of the spectrum. They are of surprisingly high quality. Especially the pan book on the microdrive/interface I. That answered pretty much every question you could have about writing programs to use them as data storage devices or use the network/rs232.

The issue comes with how well fuse can emulate the device. Microdrive is emulated perfectly so far as I can tell, even the assembly hooks seem to work just fine.

What I am wondering is if its possible to set up a rs232 connection to the pc via emulation so the pc can be used as a server machine for the emulated system. That way I can write a listener program just to wait on the spectrum signal, then send back a bunch of data or vice versa. But I am not sure if fuse supports this.
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Re: fuse microdrives & rom.

Post by mattsteel » Sat Apr 20, 2019 4:49 pm

Hello,

if you're interested to my "mdr-cruncher", I just put at https://github.com/mattsteeldue/zxmdr/r ... /tag/v.1.0 the current stable version.
Regards.
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