New File Browser for ZX-UNO

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Re: New File Browser for ZX-UNO

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bob_fossil wrote:
Sun May 24, 2020 3:05 pm
v0.07
  • Initial support for saving snapshots in NMI. Shift + S now saves a 48k/128k .SNA file.
  • Initial support for POKEs in NMI. Shift + K lets you enter up to 8 POKES which are then applied when you exit.
  • Added support for X8 (28mhz) turbo mode on ZX-UNO (needs EXP27 core). Thanks to azesmbog for supplying the register information to enable this.
  • Shift + U now attaches a .TRD file to a virtual device (0-3). The attached devices are shown as 0123 in the bottom status line when attached.
  • Rewrote .SNA / .Z80 loading code to work more like the original esxdos NMI to fix reported issues.
  • Added setting 'Remember last folder' to BRWSCFG. If you're several levels deep in a folder tree, when you navigate to the parent folder, the highlight will be put on the folder you were just inside rather than back at the start of the entries for that folder.
  • Added additional delay for keypresses when moving the selection and not scrolling to make it less 'twitchy'.
  • Shift + L will now exit the browser and auto type the selected filename into BASIC (.dot command only).
  • Shift + F will now show information about the selected file.
  • Shift + I / O will attach the selected .TAP file to tape input / output.
Download.
Amazing work, really appreciated 👍snapshot saving was the only thing making me switch back to the original NMI now its not needed. Dropping back to basic is a really handy thing to have too...

Edit: unfortunately I cant download/test it as my broadband has been out since yesterday ☹

As soon as I'm back up and running (I'm told wednesday) I will give some feedback..
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Re: New File Browser for ZX-UNO

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I managed to download from a laptop onto a USB stick and transfer it over, it works a treat :D

All the issues I had have been rectified and am a very happy bunny :D

I like the way you can label the .sna files, very handy.
The poke function is also a handy feature, I have all the crash back issues so I will definitely be trying them out at some point and will report back with feedback once tested.

I don't know hard it would be, but could you add a sort/view option to the files i.e by alphabetical or maybe date added?

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Re: New File Browser for ZX-UNO

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My dream would still be:
mark, change drive (how Dr. Slumps NMI.SYS "button U"), then insert => then we would have a whole manager :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

Well, even version 0.8.8 cannot call commands, when you are on hd1, nor can you copy files from hd0 to hd1 :oops:
One version could, but I think it was before version 080 ?

I am also not satisfied with anything ;)
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Re: New File Browser for ZX-UNO

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I wanted to report that the snapshots created with the last version in nmi mode don't work on my real Spectrum +3. If I try to load them from the browser (both normal and nmi mode) or Dr. Slump's nmi the game isn't restored and I get random results.
About the file info I only see the 8.3 filename. Is that its intended behaviour? File size info would be nice.
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Re: New File Browser for ZX-UNO

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I tried a save and then reload on my hardware +2 and it worked fine, will test a few more later just to be sure.

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Re: New File Browser for ZX-UNO

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pjrodriguez wrote:
Tue May 26, 2020 8:13 am
I wanted to report that the snapshots created with the last version in nmi mode don't work on my real Spectrum +3. If I try to load them from the browser (both normal and nmi mode) or Dr. Slump's nmi the game isn't restored and I get random results.
About the file info I only see the 8.3 filename. Is that its intended behaviour? File size info would be nice.
What games were you trying to snapshot? Where they 48k only games or 128k versions? 48k .sna files are 49179 bytes and 128 .sna files are 131103 bytes long. Are the files the correct size? Any chance you could create two snapshots of a game causing you issues at the same point - once using my NMI and the other with Dr Slump's NMI and make the files available somewhere so I can play spot the difference?

Currently the file info only shows the 8.3 filename. File size is on my to do list.
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I've tested some 128k snapshots and through an hex dump I can see that the first bytes are the contents of the directory where the snapshot was created, which proves that something is miscalculated when they are saved on my real Spectrum +3. I guess that the reasons can be that I am using a card with two partitions or that the device attached to my Spectrum is a DivMMC Enjoy mini (not the pro mini currently on sale). How can I upload one of the wrong snapshots if you want to test it? By the way, the snapshots are the right size and the snapshots created using Dr Slump's nmi work flawlessly.
Maybe for the same reason Shift+N to load the old nmi handler doesn't work either, it resets the machine.
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ok, I've tested a snap of Cybernoid 2 in 48k and 128k and they both work fine. links below to the files,

also, just a note, once you start to type a file name you are unable to delete characters using the delete key, is this intentional?

just for reference, I'm using a Divmmc future with 0.86 firmware on a hardware +2 with a non-partitioned 14gb sd card with the latest NMI.

https://www.dropbox.com/s/jlnskjhybclfm ... S.SNA?dl=0

https://www.dropbox.com/s/43awgy4nzxlbc ... E.SNA?dl=0
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Re: New File Browser for ZX-UNO

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pjrodriguez wrote:
Tue May 26, 2020 1:35 pm
I've tested some 128k snapshots and through an hex dump I can see that the first bytes are the contents of the directory where the snapshot was created, which proves that something is miscalculated when they are saved on my real Spectrum +3. I guess that the reasons can be that I am using a card with two partitions or that the device attached to my Spectrum is a DivMMC Enjoy mini (not the pro mini currently on sale). How can I upload one of the wrong snapshots if you want to test it? By the way, the snapshots are the right size and the snapshots created using Dr Slump's nmi work flawlessly.
Maybe for the same reason Shift+N to load the old nmi handler doesn't work either, it resets the machine.
You can upload the snapshots to Dropbox or Google Drive. Do snapshots saved with the default NMI work correctly on your setup?
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Re: New File Browser for ZX-UNO

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keithshaw3 wrote:
Tue May 26, 2020 2:04 pm
ok, I've tested a snap of Cybernoid 2 in 48k and 128k and they both work fine. links below to the files,

also, just a note, once you start to type a file name you are unable to delete characters using the delete key, is this intentional?

just for reference, I'm using a Divmmc future with 0.86 firmware on a hardware +2 with a non-partitioned 14gb sd card with the latest NMI.

https://www.dropbox.com/s/jlnskjhybclfm ... S.SNA?dl=0

https://www.dropbox.com/s/43awgy4nzxlbc ... E.SNA?dl=0
You can press delete when entering filenames. Just verified this in SpecEmu and my ZX-UNO.
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