PRG Starter (v2.4.6)

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Postby Boray » Sun May 30, 2010 5:24 am

V2.1 has now been downloaded as many times as V2.0 was downloaded (33 times), but it took less that half of the time to come up to that. (4 downloads a day).

Total number of downloads is 177. Total number of money donations: 4. Total amount of money donated: $45. Thanks again to the donors!
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Postby nbla000 » Tue Jun 01, 2010 3:34 am

Boray wrote:This is puzzling. I'm not sure if you understood me. I will post a couple of troubleshooting questions for you.

I sent you reply via email btw I identified the problem but I don't know if is my problem..

All details in my mail.
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Postby Boray » Tue Jun 01, 2010 4:58 am

I have put in an extra Windows XP setup note on the "Download" page now:
http://user.tninet.se/~jad615g/prgstarter/

Thanks for your help!
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Postby nbla000 » Tue Jun 01, 2010 5:48 am

Boray wrote:Thanks for your help!

Nothing :wink:

Your program is very useful, I hope you will add support for tap files too.
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Postby rhurst » Tue Jun 01, 2010 12:20 pm

After playing with Boray's 2.1, I tweaked this VICE run command-line version for Linux to integrate dialog prompts (using zenity) and, if applicable, with floppy disk inspection (using c1541). For example, you might launch a binary which resolves to more than 1 possible match (i.e., PET or VIC 20 with +3k memory), you will get prompted like:
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For floppy images:

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$ run vic20.d64

**** Commodore VIC 20 disk archive ****

xvic -autostart "vic20.d64":goleft > /dev/null
READY.

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And finally:

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$ run mega-cart.rom

**** Commodore VIC 20 with Mega-Cart ****

xvic -mcnvramfile mega-cart.nv -mcnvramwriteback -cartmega "mega-cart.rom" > /dev/null
READY.

... and other such binaries that its AI can figure out completely will launch without any user intervention.

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$ run quikman+8k.prg

**** Commodore VIC 20 ML program with 8kb memory expansion ****

xvic -memory all "quikman+8k.prg" > /dev/null
READY.
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Postby Jeff-20 » Tue Jun 01, 2010 10:45 pm

Great selection! :lol: That reminds me. I haven't posted some of those games here yet. I'll do that now.
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Postby Boray » Wed Jun 02, 2010 3:27 am

Robert, Did you improve on your version for the fun of it or do you feel there is something missing in my version?
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Postby Boray » Wed Jun 02, 2010 3:48 am

PRG Starter, and an interview with me in Commodore Free magazine:
http://www.commodorefree.com/magazine/v ... l#ARTICLE7
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Postby Boray » Wed Jun 02, 2010 2:44 pm

Tap tap tap... I'm tapping around here...
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Postby nbla000 » Thu Jun 03, 2010 3:24 am

Boray wrote:Tap tap tap... I'm tapping around here...

LOL :lol:
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Postby Boray » Mon Jun 07, 2010 5:53 am

PRG Starter V2.2 - Now with TAP support:
http://user.tninet.se/~jad615g/prgstarter/

Please read the release notes!
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Postby nbla000 » Mon Jun 07, 2010 6:36 am

Thank you very much for TAP support.

There is a way to autostart them after LOAD without type RUN ?

I guess it's a VICE question but there is a parameter to auto RUN TAP files like PRG/D64 images ?
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Postby Boray » Mon Jun 07, 2010 7:07 am

Most of them autostarts to my experience but you have to type RUN on some of them.
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Postby Boray » Mon Jun 07, 2010 5:31 pm

2.2.1: Added YAPE support on request by Plus/4 users...
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Postby Boray » Fri Jun 25, 2010 5:05 pm

V2.3 With improved Tap support:
http://user.tninet.se/~jad615g/prgstarter/

The contents of taps are now read and analysed. You can also save out prg and seq files from taps! Probably the fastest tap->prg conversion tool around. It's a matter of milliseconds...
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