New File Browser for ZX-UNO

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Luzie
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Re: New File Browser for ZX-UNO

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bob_fossil wrote:
Fri May 22, 2020 5:46 pm
Not work as it in crashes or not work as in it doesn't do anything? Did BROWSE_TEST007-1.zip work? The changes I made for BROWSE_TEST007-2.zip shouldn't have changed the NMI reloading code. I've just tried it on SpecEmu and with my ZX-UNO and it's still working for me. Remember that switching NMI only works when the browser is launched from the NMI. If you start from the .dot command, Shift + N is disabled.
Hi, it did nothing. But you supplied me with the solution: I launched it from commandline instead via NMI. Maybe you could at this as a hint into of Help-screen? :D
bob_fossil wrote:
Fri May 22, 2020 5:46 pm

I go to all the trouble of making a LFN browser and you want to see the 8.3 filename? :) It's unlikely that I'll add it in the main display. I may add a hotkey to show additional file properties - e.g. size, 8.3 filename for the selected file. Why do you need to know the 8.3 filename?
I like a quick way to find the 8.3 filename to verify I´m on the same file when using Non-LFN-aware NMI.SYS like Dr. Slumps or the Original NMI.SYS. And: File-Info via Hotkey would be absolutely sufficient for me.
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Re: New File Browser for ZX-UNO

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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.
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Re: New File Browser for ZX-UNO

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Sorry to hijack your thread with my troubles again, but I managed to brick my Uno while trying to update it to E27 (by using the ZX1 firmware from github....*eyeroll.gif*)

It is now displaying a colour pattern, with some text about Spectrum core loaded and waiting for Bios. Uto's FAQ says this is a good thing and it's possible to recover from here by using BIOS .tap file loaded via EAR. And to ask for that file in the forum. The forum is quite dead though, with one bloke telling me to read Uto's guide...surreal stuff :)

Posting on the offhand chance somebody went through this rigmarole and knows what to do next....
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Re: New File Browser for ZX-UNO

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akeley wrote:
Sun May 24, 2020 3:23 pm
Sorry to hijack your thread with my troubles again, but I managed to brick my Uno while trying to update it to E27 (by using the ZX1 firmware from github....*eyeroll.gif*)
I´m pretty sure you can find help here in the forum if you do not hijack this thread and post your problem instead in a suitable Forum section.
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Re: New File Browser for ZX-UNO

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Luzie wrote:
Sun May 24, 2020 3:36 pm
I´m pretty sure you can find help here in the forum if you do not hijack this thread and post your problem instead in a suitable Forum section.
This is the only live Uno thread on this forum I could see, with possible high-concentration of Uno users (who are otherwise a reare breed), so I though a a few unrelated posts wouldn't really cause that big a disturbance. But okay, whatever.

I must admit though, that of all my retro-purchases this is the only one I truly regret - it's been nothing but headache since day one.
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Re: New File Browser for ZX-UNO

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akeley wrote:
Sun May 24, 2020 3:58 pm
This is the only live Uno thread on this forum I could see, with possible high-concentration of Uno users (who are otherwise a reare breed), so I though a a few unrelated posts wouldn't really cause that big a disturbance. But okay, whatever.

I must admit though, that of all my retro-purchases this is the only one I truly regret - it's been nothing but headache since day one.
Ah OK. I can see your trouble with ZX-UNO. Most of it seem to be Forums/Websites in spanish language. A real problem for those not speaking this language. I think best post it in "Hardware" here. But you too have the option to send PM to someone you read here who owns a ZX-Uno. No problem.

I think you´ve see this in englisch: http://uto.speccy.org/zxunofaq_en.html#unbrick but maybe require this: http://svn.zxuno.com/svn/zxuno/stable/binaries/BIOS/
Good luck with un-bricking!
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Re: New File Browser for ZX-UNO

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The "anti-brick" mechanism in UNO is really not the best and not easiest :)

In general, I would advise buyers of UNO to immediately buy a USB Blaster Programmer)
I have restored my UNO many times and each time a little swearing (or a lot :)
If there is colored garbage on the screen and it is impossible to enter the BIOS, then the tap file will not help - only the programmer.
And then UNO is a pretty good retro computer, naturally when it works correctly :)
and I agree that updating to the latest version is not the most intuitive, and it’s very likely that everything will be broken. It was high time for the authors to release some kind of utility with one button - DO ALL!
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Re: New File Browser for ZX-UNO

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akeley wrote:
Sun May 24, 2020 3:58 pm
This is the only live Uno thread on this forum I could see, with possible high-concentration of Uno users (who are otherwise a reare breed), so I though a a few unrelated posts wouldn't really cause that big a disturbance. But okay, whatever.

You can also try the ZX-Uno Facebook group here: https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id ... &ref=br_rs
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Re: New File Browser for ZX-UNO

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azesmbog wrote:
Sun May 24, 2020 4:24 pm
In general, I would advise buyers of UNO to immediately buy a USB Blaster Programmer)
It immediately made me order a MiSTer, which is something I have been putting off doing for ages :D

Reason I'm disappointed is because I thought that while totally niche, it's still quite alive. But the forum is tumbleweed-strewn and it seems the devs have moved on to some other similar project. I'm not on fb either.
The ZX core itself is supposed to be pretty good, but the rest is half baked and abandoned, and I actually mostly wanted to use those.

Anyway...I will probably have to send it back to the dude who made it, to be reprogrammed (another expense, ugh) then sell it on. Oh well, lesson learned.

Sorry to have interrupted your thread again, @bob_fossil's work here is really great and I will come back once I have some other DIV I could try it on. Unfortunately my other one (Just Nano) also has outdated firmware and won't work with bob's browser.
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Re: New File Browser for ZX-UNO

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akeley wrote:
Sun May 24, 2020 5:23 pm
azesmbog wrote:
Sun May 24, 2020 4:24 pm
In general, I would advise buyers of UNO to immediately buy a USB Blaster Programmer)
It immediately made me order a MiSTer, which is something I have been putting off doing for ages :D
MiSTer I also have it, I think under the second honorary number, after the author’s :)
There, too, there are troubles, the project is more interesting, but much more expensive :)
I like fiddling with smaller projects like Una.
Yes, the authors abandoned something on this project, apparently did everything they wanted :)
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