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Originally Posted by Just Desserts
So basically, you didn't submit your files the correct way (code AT mamedev.org), you posted in a forum that is next to impossible to register on these days, you posted about a system that only a couple people on these forums have interest in, and then you waited only two days before pulling down the files in a huff, like some kind of toddler throwing a tantrum? God, the people in your life must hate you.

So basically I was correct to remove my files since:

- I didn't submit my files the correct way.
- I posted in a forum that is next to impossible to register on these days.
- I posted about a system that only a couple people on these forums have interest in...

Originally Posted by Just Desserts
God, the people in your life must hate you.

The people in my life must... whaaa!? I remove some files, and you post how people in my life must HATE me?

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You have overreacted, please calm down, get the files back online and be patient.

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indeed, I think you overestimate how many people are actively working on the project, and how much time they have.

it is a little worrying, as I've stated elsewhere, as really we do need more people monitoring places for new dumps, resources etc. but as we don't sometimes things can be slow to process.

there are some dumps in other threads here that I have an interest in too, but haven't had time to look at (eg. the new dumps from BeckieRGB) doesn't mean nobody cares, just means everybody is busy working on something already

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Please join me all in a rousing chorus of "Oh when the bytes come marching in ..." Do not hate the vertical video, it allows me to show both the screen and the contraption that holds the chip grin

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This is the MFA computer doing (almost) what it was designed for: Helping people find their way into computer land with very hands-on methods.

The machine was expanded with a second parallel output card to have enough outputs for the nine address lines of the 2513 chargen ROM. Going through all three bit row addresses for each six bit character address, I then read the incoming data and saved it to a file on the MFA, transferred it to the PC and converted it to the BIN format that is used by the equivalent character generator in the Apple 1 driver: each five bit word is expanded to an eight bit byte with the top three bits set to zero. You can see the bottom right LED flashing although there's no cable connected - I thought first that I had to toggle the Output Inhibit aka Chip Enable line for each row, but in the end it was enough to pull it to GND. Thank goodness there were no timings to be observed.

This archive contains the ITT2020's ROMs and character ROM, this one for my Apple ][ with its language card. There are comments in the Apple 2 driver that might be resolved by these dumps. This particular machine has a lowercase chargen mod, both ROMs are dumped.


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That's AWESOME! Great blinkenlights too smile

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Originally Posted by Just Desserts
God, the people in your life must hate you.

Someone said I overreacted (the hypocrisy) when I removed my files, and maybe that is true, but saying people in my life must hate me (nice way to use God btw) was inappropriate. Constructive criticism is one thing, but personal attacks are unacceptable.

I have many more dumps I would like to submit (maybe not the correct way), but unless this issue is resolved, my future contributions to Mame is over.

If this can not be resolved, so be it. It's up to you.

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Well, first I've seen of this. I would be adding your contribution about now, except that the files are not available.

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Thank you Robbbert for teaching me how to load .bin files.


Thanks.

Maybe you could send me a PM. Just remember it can take a few weeks sometimes to get an answer.

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Originally Posted by Anon01
I have many more dumps I would like to submit (maybe not the correct way), but unless this issue is resolved, my future contributions to Mame is over.

If this can not be resolved, so be it. It's up to you.


I don't understand what a "resolution" is here.

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Originally Posted by Anon01
I have many more dumps I would like to submit (maybe not the correct way), but unless this issue is resolved, my future contributions to Mame is over.

If this can not be resolved, so be it. It's up to you.


I don't understand what a "resolution" is here.

Just Desserts can answer that question.

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Originally Posted by Robbbert
Well, first I've seen of this. I would be adding your contribution about now, except that the files are not available.

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Thank you Robbbert for teaching me how to load .bin files.


Thanks.

Maybe you could send me a PM. Just remember it can take a few weeks sometimes to get an answer.

Thanks for your willingness to help. I wish I had your leet programing / hacking skills. Always been a fan.

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