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by LoadError
Sat Feb 24, 2018 10:00 am
Forum: Hardware and Tech
Topic: High density
Replies: 6
Views: 135

Re: High density

Is there anything that was not discussed before on these boards? :lol:
I am relieved... and the drive is still working OK today. Thanks
The only drawback is I have broken the seals. I have voided the 1989 warranty :lol:
by LoadError
Fri Feb 23, 2018 3:06 pm
Forum: Hardware and Tech
Topic: High density
Replies: 6
Views: 135

Re: High density

Oh no!!! I may have already, then :oops: Before I realized I was using the wrong media, I formatted more than a dozen HDs... :oops: Then today I found some old DDs and wanted to transfer them to D64 files in order to reuse them. I successfully copied a few with CBM Transfer, then I started having er...
by LoadError
Fri Feb 23, 2018 8:20 am
Forum: Emulation and Cross Development
Topic: Symbolic keyboard map for XVIC - Italian
Replies: 16
Views: 297

Re: Symbolic keyboard map for XVIC - Italian

This solution is similar to what is used in the italian symbolic key layout for x64, which I don't recall where I got from. I am working at my version of the x64 keyboard anyway, to match the xvic one. Once done, I'll give a whistle.
by LoadError
Fri Feb 23, 2018 5:42 am
Forum: Emulation and Cross Development
Topic: Symbolic keyboard map for XVIC - Italian
Replies: 16
Views: 297

Re: Symbolic keyboard map for XVIC - Italian

I've decided to map three Commodore keys to unused keys, to solve the problem with the inability to access some PETSCII symbols due to the Italian keyboard layout: F9 doubles as + F10 doubles as £ F11 doubles as * This way you can get the symbolic intuitive key layout and still be able to access the...
by LoadError
Fri Feb 23, 2018 2:58 am
Forum: Hardware and Tech
Topic: High density
Replies: 6
Views: 135

High density

I bought a ZoomFloppy and recorded a batch of disks on my Oceanic OC-118 drive, with my VIC-20 game Pyrotech on them. I used a batch of new 5.25" unmarked disks I found in a closet; I don't remember where I got them from. I did have some problems as it sometimes required more than one attempt t...
by LoadError
Thu Feb 22, 2018 7:11 am
Forum: Hardware and Tech
Topic: JiffyDOS on Oceanic OC-118 aka Excelerator+
Replies: 7
Views: 153

Re: JiffyDOS on Oceanic OC-118 aka Excelerator+

I've found this rather unnerving page: https://groups.google.com/forum/#!topic/zoomfloppy-users/QqU70vj9c0s They are saying that the ZoomFloppy can't use any speed loader or native DOS burst since it can't execute 6502 code. Is it so? Am I stuck with stock CBM speeds whenever I am using ZoomFloppy, ...
by LoadError
Tue Feb 20, 2018 1:16 pm
Forum: Emulation and Cross Development
Topic: Symbolic keyboard map for XVIC - Italian
Replies: 16
Views: 297

Re: Symbolic keyboard map for XVIC - Italian

There are a few issues to figure out before it can be committed to VICE. 1) in some cases I had to define two symbols (one not shifted and one shifted) for keys that, in the Commodore keyboard, have a single symbol and a PETSCII symbol. One such example is the " ' "/" ? " key whi...
by LoadError
Mon Feb 19, 2018 3:36 pm
Forum: Emulation and Cross Development
Topic: Symbolic keyboard map for XVIC - Italian
Replies: 16
Views: 297

Re: Symbolic keyboard map for XVIC - Italian

Another thing I realized is that whenever you define a symbol you don't need to also define the SHIFTed symbol if it matches the Commodore keyboard. I.e. you don't have to define SHIFT+1 in the Italian keyboard, as it's "!" both in the Italian keyboard and on the Commodore keyboard. Hence ...
by LoadError
Mon Feb 19, 2018 3:19 pm
Forum: Hardware and Tech
Topic: JiffyDOS on Oceanic OC-118 aka Excelerator+
Replies: 7
Views: 153

Re: JiffyDOS on Oceanic OC-118 aka Excelerator+

Actually, the question can be expanded/morphed into a more generic one: which fast load methods are available in VICE using a ZoomFloppy/XUM1541 interface and a 1541 type drive? None of the fast loader cartridges I tried in x64 worked (by working I mean "it loaded the game from the real drive a...
by LoadError
Mon Feb 19, 2018 4:49 am
Forum: Hardware and Tech
Topic: JiffyDOS on Oceanic OC-118 aka Excelerator+
Replies: 7
Views: 153

Re: JiffyDOS on Oceanic OC-118 aka Excelerator+

OK, so if I were to connect my drive to a JiffyDOS equipped C64 (or VIC-20) it would seamlessly switch to JiffyDOS operations, right?
And what about VICE, are the JiffyDOS ROMs even available as dumps, and would they work in VICE with a physical drive?
by LoadError
Sun Feb 18, 2018 2:57 pm
Forum: Hardware and Tech
Topic: JiffyDOS on Oceanic OC-118 aka Excelerator+
Replies: 7
Views: 153

Re: JiffyDOS on Oceanic OC-118 aka Excelerator+

To be pedantically precise, my drive is not truly an Oceanic OC-118 Excelerator+, rather a clone of it, labeled "KY-1000" (no brand). I bought it new around 1989 in Italy for the nominal equivalent of 120 Euros. It is identical to the OC-118, and the user manual is also identical (I found ...
by LoadError
Sun Feb 18, 2018 10:00 am
Forum: Hardware and Tech
Topic: JiffyDOS on Oceanic OC-118 aka Excelerator+
Replies: 7
Views: 153

Re: JiffyDOS on Oceanic OC-118 aka Excelerator+

eslapion wrote:On a drive equipped with JiffyDOS, it reads: "73,JIFFYDOS 5.0 1541,00,00"


That is indeed the output of "cbmctrl status 8" after powerup.
by LoadError
Sun Feb 18, 2018 6:30 am
Forum: Hardware and Tech
Topic: JiffyDOS on Oceanic OC-118 aka Excelerator+
Replies: 7
Views: 153

JiffyDOS on Oceanic OC-118 aka Excelerator+

I have one of these floppy drives, which were basically 1541 clones with an external power supply. This drive apparently ships with a JiffyDOS 5.0 ROM and a second socket that can be populated with an alternative ROM and activated with a dip switch. I used the drive with my stock C64 back in the day...
by LoadError
Sun Feb 18, 2018 3:07 am
Forum: Games
Topic: New Release: Exit Plan Z 2
Replies: 17
Views: 755

Re: New Release: Exit Plan Z 2

Massive improvement.
by LoadError
Sat Feb 17, 2018 9:41 am
Forum: Hardware and Tech
Topic: ZoomFloppy woes
Replies: 5
Views: 159

Re: ZoomFloppy woes

I've got most issues worked out. Some of my disks were bad, and that explains the erratic behaviour. The issue with "Rename" and "Scratch" not working seems to be tied to how the files are named; I've found out that if the files are named normally (no uppercase letters, which app...

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