X-Magazine MIA?

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X-Magazine MIA?

Post by pavero » Tue Jul 10, 2018 9:08 pm

Is this magazine MIA?

https://spectrumcomputing.co.uk/index.p ... x-magazine

If so, I can upload all issues in D80 format. ;-)
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Re: X-Magazine MIA?

Post by PeterJ » Tue Jul 10, 2018 9:23 pm

Yes please!
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Re: X-Magazine MIA?

Post by pavero » Wed Jul 11, 2018 7:40 pm

Here you go ...

http://maps.speccy.cz/temp/xmagazine.zip
(screenshots also included)

Original Publisher: Jaroslav Směták
Message Language: Czech
Machine Type: Spectrum 48K/128K

X-Magazine 20
Original Release Year: 2002 (not 2000)
https://spectrumcomputing.co.uk/index.p ... 6&id=32512
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Re: X-Magazine MIA?

Post by pavero » Wed Jul 11, 2018 7:41 pm

(You can run D80 files in FUSE emulator.)
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Re: X-Magazine MIA?

Post by R-Tape » Wed Jul 11, 2018 9:24 pm

Nice one Pav.

Thanks a lot for the effort on the screenshots, I can add those easily.
pavero wrote:
Wed Jul 11, 2018 7:41 pm
(You can run D80 files in FUSE emulator.)
I can't get Fuse, Spin nor Spectaculator to recognise d80. What am I doing wrong?

Can this file format be converted to one already recognised by ZXDB? (And easy for most to open)
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Re: X-Magazine MIA?

Post by Alessandro » Wed Jul 11, 2018 9:42 pm

D80 is the Didaktik M/Kompakt disk format. You will need to emulate that machine as well in order to run it. I did it years ago with RealSpectrum for DOS, which emulates it natively, but today you would need to use DOSBox to run it.

On the other hand, I don't see how Fuse could emulate the Didaktik. There's even no option in the machine menu.
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Re: X-Magazine MIA?

Post by pavero » Wed Jul 11, 2018 9:53 pm

Only FUSE can handle D80 format. (and old RealSpectrum, how Alessandro said)

Here is a solution for FUSE emulator.
1) At first you need to download proper ROM File: http://maps.speccy.cz/temp/didaktik80.rom
2) Set this ROM file in the emulator (Options/Select ROMS / Peripheral ROMS / Didaktik 80)
3) Select Spectrum 48K model (F9)
4) Check Didaktik 80 interface (Options / Peripherals / Disk / Didaktik 80 Interface)
5) Open D80 file (File / Open )
6) Reset computer (F5)
7) Type RUN + ENTER
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Re: X-Magazine MIA?

Post by pavero » Wed Jul 11, 2018 9:56 pm

R-Tape wrote:
Wed Jul 11, 2018 9:24 pm
Can this file format be converted to one already recognised by ZXDB? (And easy for most to open)
It wouldn't be easy, you would need to rewrite all basic loaders and then we wouldn't have original software anymore. :)
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Re: X-Magazine MIA?

Post by Alessandro » Wed Jul 11, 2018 11:02 pm

If you wish to fully emulate the Didaktik Kompakt in Fuse (thanks Pavel for pointing that out!) you should navigate to Select ROMs > Machine ROMs > Spectrum 48K and choose this file - this is the 16K ROM image of the DK's operative system.
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Re: X-Magazine MIA?

Post by djnzx48 » Thu Jul 12, 2018 12:20 am

@Alessandro You don't need to use DOSBox to run RealSpectrum any more, there's a version I use that runs on modern Windows. I think this site is where I got it from.
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