VICMIDI release date?

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Re: VICMIDI release date?

Postby alterus » Wed Oct 19, 2016 12:52 am

Hi, I was wondering if there has been any progress on creating instructions for putting together our own program compilations for the VIC MIDI? Its a great product, but its a shame that there seems to be very little support for it... I'd certainly use mine more if I could actually put the programs I want on the thing....

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Re: VICMIDI release date?

Postby alterus » Fri Nov 18, 2016 3:57 pm

Any help on the building our own cart image please? Is this information provided in another place for the Ultimem? I'm sure owners of the Ultimem also would also like to build their own software collections.

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Re: VICMIDI release date?

Postby alterus » Wed Nov 30, 2016 5:32 pm

No one knows? Shitty deals...

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Re: VICMIDI release date?

Postby brain » Wed Nov 30, 2016 11:42 pm

Since I didn't write the code, I needed to contact Marko Makela about it. It took a bit for the response, and I apologize. He did respond, and he appears to be working on a more complete howto, but he sent this quick list of notes, which I will share here:

Read the files prg.txt and filelist.txt. Open one of these files in a text editor and save as myfiles.txt (or some other name).

Edit the file. Try to follow the existing format, because the parser is not very forgiving and it does not have much diagnostics. Finally, save the file.

In the shell, execute the following commands:
makecart menu.img ultimem.img 524288 < myfiles.txt
flash4file ultimem.img ultimem.bin

Then, make the file ultimem.bin accessible to a Vic-20 somehow and use flash4file.prg to copy the contents of ultimem.bin to the UltiMem flash memory. As a result, the contents of the flash memory should correspond to the file ultimem.img (which you could test in VICE by invoking xvic -ultimme ultimem.img).

If you have 8MiB flash on board, replace the 524288 with 8388608 to generate a larger image.

The file menu.img is the auto-starting menu firmware corresponding to the source code menu.s. The file names myfiles.txt, ultimem.img, ultimem.bin can be chosen freely.


Let me know if this helps.

Jim

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Re: VICMIDI release date?

Postby alterus » Thu Dec 01, 2016 5:52 pm

Thanks for that Jim!

Question though, where do we find the files this refers to? Specifically the files prg.txt and filelist.txt and makecart command.

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Re: VICMIDI release date?

Postby brain » Thu Dec 01, 2016 5:57 pm


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Re: VICMIDI release date?

Postby R'zo » Wed May 31, 2017 7:30 pm

Any word on a cart case for the vic midi cart yet?
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Re: VICMIDI release date?

Postby brain » Wed May 31, 2017 10:45 pm

Not yet. I bought a 3D printer to design a case, but am still learning the CAD SW.

Jim


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