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Re: SVN builds - new driver flood [Re: Anna Wu] #76042 01/11/12 06:31 AM
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That screenshot of Windows running on the 386 driver appears to have about 8mb? I can get this driver, as well as the 286 and 486 to accept this much RAM all the way up 15mb, but no higher. Here is what I've tried:

- Created the ini for the driver, and in it, under the ramsize option, put in say 16M, saved it and loaded the driver, but when I do this, the driver (except the 586) it will show only 640k.

- When I use the command line: mess64 at486 -ramsize 16M, I get the same error.

Re: SVN builds - new driver flood [Re: MikeAbson] #76047 01/11/12 10:15 AM
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Yes, clearly, it doesn't work with 16MB or more, but less does. Also note that the 286 only has a 24-bit address bus, it can't address more than 16MB, anyway. Eventually, I'll remove the non-working options.


- Barry Rodewald
Re: SVN builds - new driver flood [Re: Anna Wu] #76048 01/11/12 01:56 PM
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For the record, rev.13977 also fixes loading A2600 tapes from softlist.

Now launching e.g.
Code:
mess a2600 -cass survival


automounts the Supercharger cart and allows you to play Survival Island smile

later ingame (or if you try to use one of the passwords to start advanced sections of the game), when you are prompted to "press play" again you just have to enter the file manager and mount the correspondent parts.

many thanks to Micko for fixing softlist handling of tapes wink

Re: SVN builds - new driver flood [Re: Anna Wu] #76049 01/11/12 06:26 PM
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So, let's do a recap about ct486 emulation (or in other words, a ToDo list):

1) floppy auto-boot doesn't work for whatever reason, so you can't install any OS as per now (you have to "kludge" the hard disk by loading that into atvga first);
2) No ISA support, that means no adlib etc.;
3) Text programs such as DOS edit or QBASIC fails in exiting with a weird syntax error, this should be easy to fix by comparing the code with atvga I think.
4) Turbo C++ doesn't work at all, last time I've tried it died with an "Unhandled exception" / "Selector is out of GDT bounds", program itself could be very useful for HW testing (there's also ASM in there).
5) MAME 0.01 and test-i386 doesn't work due of DPMI fault, they loves to write data at invalid addresses via an invalid pointer.
6) Last but not least (for now), anything that uses DOS/16M has an annoying "random" bug that corrupts the program flow at some point, I know it's random because I've tested Doom to death and the only real result I've noticed so far is that it never ever crashes at the same point (and if you overclock main CPU it tends to do more than default).

Re: SVN builds - new driver flood [Re: Anna Wu] #76050 01/11/12 06:53 PM
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The '\' character doesn't appear to be mapped correctly in DOS when I use the 'at386' or 'at486' drivers.

If I type:

cd\wolf

I get:

cdwolf

If I use the left arrow key then I can get a '\' character to appear but the directory is not displayed when I change to another directory.

In other words:

cd\wolf3d (then press 'Enter')

shows

C>

even though I am now in the 'wolf3d' directory.

Re: SVN builds - new driver flood [Re: Anna Wu] #76051 01/11/12 06:57 PM
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Why isn't there ISA support? It should be just a matter of hooking up that device.

Re: SVN builds - new driver flood [Re: R. Belmont] #76052 01/11/12 07:00 PM
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Spanky, remember that these fancy new keyboards have more keys than back then. Use the num pad for arrows and Home, Ins, Del, etc.

Re: SVN builds - new driver flood [Re: Dr. Spankenstein] #76053 01/11/12 07:16 PM
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To show the path in the prompt, try the following:

PROMPT $P$G

Re: SVN builds - new driver flood [Re: Anna Wu] #76054 01/11/12 07:16 PM
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Quote:

Spanky, remember that these fancy new keyboards have more keys than back then. Use the num pad for arrows and Home, Ins, Del, etc.


You're absolutely right but unfortunately my numeric pad doesn't accommodate a '\' key frown



Does anyone else have the directory problem?

EDIT: Just read the post above after posting. laugh

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Re: SVN builds - new driver flood [Re: R. Belmont] #76056 01/11/12 07:59 PM
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Originally Posted By R. Belmont
Why isn't there ISA support? It should be just a matter of hooking up that device.


Yes, I've tried without luck, but tbh I haven't tried too hard. smile

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