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Title: mictlantecuhtle WIP
Post by: mictlantecuhtle on May 08, 2011, 02:56:18 PM
Hope it's OK for me to start a new topic here.

Uploaded new versions of the Camputers Lynx Games and Demos dats.

Demos - minor cosmetic fixes. The Ubuntu archiver by default adds the file extension to the archive name, so I had a few ".tap.zip" files in there. "The Forest" changed to "Forest, The"
Games - some minor fixes (FR) -> (fr), etc., some names / publishers changed based on adverts in magazines.

Pretty much done with the Lynx at this point. I've been through all the magazines I've got and compiled a big list of all known software, as well as the type-in listings from all of them. This is in my folder on the gorski ftp as "software list.ods". There's a lot of stuff produced for it that hasn't been dumped, so I'll keep an eye out.

I've been playing around with getting the type-in listings saved to .tap files. "Rising Moon" in demos is kind of a proof of concept of this, typed by hand into PALE. The longer ones are going to have to be OCR'd, corrected and pasted into MESS (if I can get it working), as I don't fancy typing-in ~1000 lines of code by hand.
Title: Re: mictlantecuhtle WIP
Post by: Cassiel on May 08, 2011, 03:25:58 PM
Excellent work!  :)
Title: Re: mictlantecuhtle WIP
Post by: mictlantecuhtle on May 08, 2011, 05:49:11 PM
Thanks. It's a pretty small set of updates, and it took me while, but I should be quicker now I'm more confident with the TNC.

Next on my list is the Applied Technology MicroBee. I have a few disks for that and from what I can see it doesn't look like anyone's working on it currently.
Title: Re: mictlantecuhtle WIP
Post by: Cassiel on May 09, 2011, 01:17:37 AM
No, nobody's working on it atm so fill your boots!

I had renamed the four images we do have (and renamed the DAT from 'Various' to 'Operating System') I just hadn't submitted the DAT yet (was going to submit with a few other 'unmaintained' DATs ready for the next release).

I've uploaded here:
http://www.redsplinter.com/tosec/microbee.zip

but feel free to disregard/expand as you see fit.  :)
Title: Re: mictlantecuhtle WIP
Post by: mictlantecuhtle on May 13, 2011, 10:56:52 PM
Currently stalled on the Microbee due to lack of images to rename so I've been working on some other things. New dats uploaded today:

Tiki Data Kontiki & Tiki-100 - Applications
Tiki Data Kontiki & Tiki-100 - Compilations - Applications
Tiki Data Kontiki & Tiki-100 - Compilations - Games
Tiki Data Kontiki & Tiki-100 - Educational
Tiki Data Kontiki & Tiki-100 - Firmware
Tiki Data Kontiki & Tiki-100 - Games
Tiki Data Kontiki & Tiki-100 - Operating Systems

It's a new system to TOSEC, so I thought I should give a little info on it. It's a Norwegian microcomputer, mostly used in schools by the look of it (the vast majority of the software is in the "Educational" category). While it was mostly sold as the Tiki-100, early in life (and in the earliest firmware) it was sold as the "Kontiki" (thus the dual name in the dats). The reason for the name change was a legal threat from the Thor Heyerdahl Society, which owned the rights to the "Kontiki" name.

I've recently been playing around with the various Thomson systems, as I have around 700 files not in the dats (looks like a lot of them might be [a] dumps rather than brand new titles, unfortunately). I've also been going through the old dats and renaming / splitting them. There are a lot of sets which are single image sets which are part of a larger series, and I'm not entirely sure how to go about naming these. To give an example, look at this picture (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/405/0000fy.png/). I have named this as follows:
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Mathematiques CM - Mesures et Grandeurs - Aires et Volumes (1985)(Vifi Nathan)(FR)
Not sure if this is correct.
Title: Re: mictlantecuhtle WIP
Post by: mictlantecuhtle on May 20, 2011, 04:59:20 PM
Splitting / renaming the Thomson sets continues slowly - loading each tape fully to verify it is taking a fair bit of time, even sped up to ~1000%. I'm up to around G in the MO5 - Various - K7 set, so still a fair way to go (and there's still the big multi-tape sets which I've been skipping past as these are especially annoying to verify). Hopefully within the next couple of weeks I should have all the Thomson sets fully splitted and can start work on adding the new images I have.

I've temporarily removed a few sets so far, going to put my reasoning for doing so here in the hope that someone can help me with them.

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Felonies (1986)(Ere Informatique) and [a] -- both cut to a black screen a few seconds after loading, the MESS tape-loading dialog disappears (which I've not seen happen on any other image, even bad ones). MESS gives warning "the k5 has an unknown structure and may not work" but it does that for almost every image I've tested. Filenames on the tape image also look kinda weird - "?`?@?P? .  ?". Not sure this even belongs in MO5.

Frontier (198x)(CDDP) -- can get to title screen and no further. Can find no information about it at this time. Probably educational.

Game Over (1987)(FIL) -- works fine, the title screen after loading gives the game title then "Converted by James Higgins". Not sure if this needs to be added to tags or not

Ghostbuster (1989)(Christophe Lesur) changed to Ghostbusters (1989)(Lesur, Christophe)(FR)[b load twice] -- not sure how to phrase the [b] info on this. After loading into MESS and typing "LOAD", it finds "PGHOST.BAS" first. If you attempt to run at this point, it gives an error. If you type "LOAD" again, however, it loads the rest of the tape and finds "GHOST5.BAS". At this point, typing "RUN" will make the game work.
Title: Re: mictlantecuhtle WIP
Post by: mictlantecuhtle on May 30, 2011, 03:07:56 PM
So I'm nearly done splitting / renaming the existing MO5 set, just a few more ZZZ-UNKs to get through. I've been doing some reading on the compatibility of the systems, and I don't think keeping them in separate dats for MO5, MO6, etc. is the correct way. Rather, I would propose splitting the dats along system lines, as follows:

Thomson MO5, MO5E, MO5NR, MO6 & Prodest PC128 (MOx family)
Thomson TO7, TO7/70, TO8, TO8D, TO9 & TO9+ (TOx family)

System flags could then be used to mark games which are only compatible with certain systems within those families.

An example -

"Some French Game (1988)(FIL)(FR)" was written for the MO6, but is also compatible with the MO5, so no system flag is needed
"Some French Game 2 (1989)(FIL)(FR)" was written for the MO6 and is incompatible with the MO5, thus the set should be "Some French Game 2 (1989)(FIL)(MO6)(FR)"
"Some French Game 3 (1990)(FIL)(FR)" was written for the TO8 and is compatible with that and the TO9, but not the TO7, thus the set should be "Some French Game 3 (1989)(FIL)(TO8-TO9)(FR)"

Title: Re: mictlantecuhtle WIP
Post by: mictlantecuhtle on May 30, 2011, 06:00:33 PM
Completely finished with the old MO5 dats. Listed below are the moved, temporarily removed and some changes I'm not too certain about. If anyone is interested, there's a text file attached with all significant changes. Note that this is still very much WIP. I suspect many of the temporarily removed and ['b] flagged images will turn out to be compatible with one of the other MOx variants.

Thomson MO5 - Various - BIN split to

Applications - BIN (4 files)
Games - BIN (2 files)

Thomson MO5 - Various - K7 split to

Applications - K7 (53 items)
Compilations - Applications (1 item)
Compilations - Educational (2 items)
Compilations - Games (5 items)
Compilations - Various (1 item)
Covertapes (2 items)
Educational (175 items)
Games - K7 (364 items)

Moved -- note that these may be moved back if dats are split by family as suggested above
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ZZZ-UNK-animamo6 -- moved to MO6
ZZZ-UNK-aquanaut -- moved to MO6
ZZZ-UNK-bactron -- moved to MO6
ZZZ-UNK-bivouac -- moved to MO6
ZZZ-UNK-bobchev1 -- moved to MO6
ZZZ-UNK-bobjung1 -- moved to MO6
ZZZ-UNK-bobsf1 -- moved to MO6
ZZZ-UNK-bugmarch -- moved to MO6
ZZZ-UNK-businit -- moved to MO6
ZZZ-UNK-entropi -- moved to PC128
ZZZ-UNK-fbimo6 -- moved to MO6
ZZZ-UNK-flippard -- moved to PC128
ZZZ-UNK-gbereten -- moved to PC128
ZZZ-UNK-kya -- moved to MO6
ZZZ-UNK-mach3 -- moved to MO6
ZZZ-UNK-marche -- moved to MO6
ZZZ-UNK-passager -- moved to MO6
ZZZ-UNK-silentse -- moved to MO6
ZZZ-UNK-spacerac -- moved to MO6

Temporarily removed
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Cannot identify these using MESS and have not yet found any other identifying info. These will be checked with every MO5 emulator I can find, then gone through with a hex editor, then checked against emulators for other Thomson systems. I would argue for the removal of anything left after that.

Felonies (1986)(Ere Informatique) and [a] -- both cut to a black screen a few seconds after loading, the MESS tape-loading dialog disappears (which I've not seen happen on any other image, even bad ones). MESS gives warning "the k5 has an unknown structure and may not work" but it does that for almost every image I've tested. Filenames on the tape image also look kinda weird - "?`?@?P? .  ?". Not sure this even belongs in MO5.
Frontier (198x)(CDDP) - can get to title screen and no further. Can find no information about it at this time. Probably educational.
Game Over (1987)(FIL) - works fine, the title screen after loading gives the game title then "Converted by James Higgins". Not sure if this needs to be added to tags or not
Mcass (198x)(-) and Mdsk (198x)(-) - neither work, MESS gives error on loading "WARNING: this does not look like a MO or TO cassette."
T2 (198x)(-)(PD) changed to T2 (198x)(-)(FR)(PD)[b] -- contains T2.BAS and T2.BIN. Using LOAD results in an error. Using LOADM"",,R once gives an error, but using it again loads T2.BIN successfully. However, there are no visible results when running the program, and no confirmation that it actually does anything.
ZZZ-UNK-androit -- Loading with LOAD gives error 51. Loading with LOADM"",,R appears to load but continues to run beyond the length of the tape. No other identifying info at this point.
ZZZ-UNK-bobo -- as above.
ZZZ-UNK-chasseur -- Loads and runs but no title screen or other identifying information. Could change to Chasseur (19xx)(-), which is no more informative but at least avoids using ZZZ-UNK
ZZZ-UNK-crepusc -- fails to load
ZZZ-UNK-desas4 -- fails to load. "WARNING: this does not look like a MO or TO cassette". Probably part of Desassembleur - Dump et Patch v4.0 (1986)(DCsoft)
ZZZ-UNK-dieuxgli -- fails to load, loading runs longer than tape
ZZZ-UNK-dieuxmer -- as above
ZZZ-UNK-dinosaur -- as above
ZZZ-UNK-eredita -- as above
ZZZ-UNK-felonies -- see Felonies (1986)(Ere Informatique) above
ZZZ-UNK-football -- see above. Probably Football (1987)(Infogrames)[b]
ZZZ-UNK-heritag2 -- see above
ZZZ-UNK-Martiens -- runs with LOADM"",,R, but crashes out and corrupts the screen after ~2mins of loading. Probably belongs to one of the other systems.
ZZZ-UNK-menace -- loads, error on running. may be "Menace sur l'Arctique" from CHIP.
ZZZ-UNK-minediam -- fails to load, etc.
ZZZ-UNK-music3v -- loads, error on running. Most likely "Music 3V" from Loriciels
ZZZ-UNK-prohibfr -- see ZZZ-UNK-crepusc, etc.
ZZZ-UNK-prohibit -- as above
ZZZ-UNK-saphir -- as above
ZZZ-UNK-scarfi -- as above
ZZZ-UNK-snaky -- gives error while loading. Probably "Snaky" from 1990 (publisher unknown)
ZZZ-UNK-sorcery -- fails to load, etc.
ZZZ-UNK-sortileg -- as above
ZZZ-UNK-stade2 -- as above
ZZZ-UNK-tbzzz -- error while loading
ZZZ-UNK-tetris -- as above. could be any one of four known Tetris titles.
ZZZ-UNK-vampire -- see ZZZ-UNK-sorcery, etc. Probably "Vampire" from Infogrames

Uncertain changes
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Histogra (1985)(FIL) changed to Histogrammes (1985)(FIL)(FR) -- While "Histogra" is the title given on the loading screen, along with the FIL copyright notice, when the programme fully loads the title screen gives the title as "Histogrammes". A lot of the CNDP images share this issue

Espagnol (19xx)(-) changed to Espagnol (198x)(Nathan)(FR)[m single tape] -- looks like a modified version of the existing three-tape set. Placed in Educational for now, not sure if it belongs in Compilations - Educational

Ghostbuster (1989)(Christophe Lesur) changed to Ghostbusters (1989)(Lesur, Christophe)(FR)[b load twice] -- not sure how to phrase the [b] info on this. After loading into MESS and typing "LOAD", it finds "PGHOST.BAS" first. If you attempt to run at this point, it gives an error. If you type "LOAD" again, however, it loads the rest of the tape and finds "GHOST5.BAS". At this point, typing "RUN" will make the game work.

Multiplication (1985)(Cedic-Nathan)(FR) changed to Mathematiques Calculs - Multiplication (1985)(Cedic-Nathan)(FR)[m title screen]I -- looks to be the same program as this (http://dcmoto.free.fr/programmes/maths-calculs-multiplication/index.html) minus the title screen and with a different copyright notice. Suspect this may be a TO7 release modified for MO5, but cannot back that up with evidence yet.

Navire (1985)(USTL) to Navire (1985-09-13)(USTL - IREM)(FR) -- this should maybe be Collection USTL-IREM Serie I - Navire (1985-09-13)(USTL - IREM)(FR)

Pacman 2 (1985)(Remi Coulom)(PD) changed to Pac-man v2 (1998-06-06)(Coulom, Remi)(FR)(PD) -- the dcmoto site suggests this is Pacman 2 (1985)(DCsoft), but I can see no evidence for that in the image itself and considering how badly they got the date wrong (despite showing a screenshot of the loading screen with version and date) I'm not willing to trust any of the other info on this.

Pourcentages (198x)(-)(PD) changed to Pourcentages (198x)(-)(FR)(PD)[b] -- crashes when you select "Intrus" from the menu. Not sure if this is a bad dump or simply a buggy program.

Renegade (1988)(Ocean)(Tape 1 of 2) changed to Renegade (1988)(Wise Owl Software)(Tape 1 of 2) -- Ocean made the original, Wise Owl did the conversion for MO5. dcmoto site suggests FIL released this, but offers no evidence for it.

Reverse (198x)(Sylvain Huet-Daniel Coulom)(PD) changed to Reverse (198x)(Gasoline Software)(FR)(PD)[h Coulom, Daniel] -- title screen reads "REVERSE par Sylvain HUET & GASOLINE SOFTWARE. Adapte pour MO5 par Daniel Coulom"

Roger & Paulo (1985)(Infogrames)[b] changed to Roger et Paulo (1984)(Infogrames)(FR)[MLOAD"",,R] -- some few cassettes have BIN files rather than BAS files on them and need to be loaded with MLOAD"",,R not LOAD (the cause of the [b] tag, I would guess).

Satel (1985)(CNDP) changed to Simulation de l'Evolution d'Un Objet dans un Champ de Gravitation (1985)(CNDP)(FR) -- not sure if I've got the capitalisation right on all the words.

Sich Vorstellen (1985)(FIL) changed to Sich Vorstellen (1985)(FIL)(FR)(fr-de) -- not sure of the language tags on this one. It's a piece of educational software for teaching German, with a brief bit of French followed entirely by German.

ZZZ-UNK-assimil1 changed to Nouvel Espagnol Sans Peine, Le (1985)(Assimil)(FR)(Part 1-2 of 8) -- not sure on the Media Type tags here. This consists of four images, containing two lessons each. As far as I can tell, per this image (http://dcmoto.free.fr/programmes/assimil-espagnol/c2.png), this originally came on 8 cassettes (or possibly 4 double-sided cassettes, my French isn't very good). Not sure if these should be, eg. (Tape 1-2 of 8), (Tape 1 of 4)(Side A & Side B). Used (Part 1-2 of 8) just now.

ZZZ-UNK-basicsp changed to Auto-initiation au Basic MO5 (1984)(To Tek)(Tape 1 of X)(FR) -- title screen lists this as "Cassette 1 - du chapitre 1 au chapitre 6". Don't know how many other tapes are in the series and do not have any images for them.

ZZZ-UNK-pcuser9 changed to PC User #9 Cassette (1987)(PC User)(IT)[b] -- may belong to PC128. MESS only reports seeing two files: "MENU.BAS" and "AGENDA.BAS", where the menu seems to offer four games (Agenda, Blackjack,Mortaio,PCSimon). Possibly a [u] dump?

ZZZ-UNK-pilote changed to Pilot (1984)(Infogrames)(FR) -- not 100% on this one. Cover scan (http://dcmoto.free.fr/programmes/pilot/c1.jpg) says "Pilot", title screen (http://dcmoto.free.fr/programmes/pilot/01.png) says "Pilote"

ZZZ-UNK-rangerdesnombres-carremagique changed to Mathematiques Calculs - Ranger des Nombres & Carre Magique (1985)(Nathan Ecoles)(FR) -- not sure if this should be Mathematiques Calculs - Ranger des Nombres & Mathematiques Calculs - Carre Magique (1985)(Vifi-Nathan)(FR)

ZZZ-UNK-reverse changed to Reverse (198x)(Gasoline Software)(FR)(PD)[a][h Coulom, Daniel] -- see above for further details
Title: Re: mictlantecuhtle WIP
Post by: mictlantecuhtle on June 13, 2011, 04:15:32 PM
Latest updates:

Realised I was talking out of my backside about the compatibility of the systems, so they'll stay split into MO5, MO6, etc., with some system flags being used as necessary (for example, for MO5 NanoReseau disks or PC128 tapes). One other change - all the "BIN" dats for MO5 are now "M5". This is in line both with what MESS expects for this type of file (it accepts either M5 or ROM extensions, but I don't like ROM) and with the original hardware (MEMO5 for MO5 / MEMO7 for TO7). Latest dats and new files are in my FTP folder.

A quick rundown of the new dats:

Thomson MO5 - Applications - K7
Thomson MO5 - Applications - M5
Thomson MO5 - Applications - QD
Thomson MO5 - Applications - WAV
Thomson MO5 - Compilations - Applications
Thomson MO5 - Compilations - Educational
Thomson MO5 - Compilations - Games
Thomson MO5 - Compilations - Various
Thomson MO5 - Educational - K7
Thomson MO5 - Educational - M5
Thomson MO5 - Games - K7
Thomson MO5 - Games - M5
Thomson MO5 - Games - WAV
Thomson MO5 - Operating Systems - FD
Thomson MO5 - Operating Systems - QD

New files as follows:

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Source: GoodMO5 (K7)
---------------
Androides (1985)(Infogrames)(FR)[LOADM'''',,R]
Game Over (1987)(FIL)(FR)[a]

Source: Christophe's Lair (K7)
-------------------------
3D Fight (1986)(Loriciels)(FR)[b2]
Crystann (1985)(Loriciels)(FR)[a]
Dossier Boerhaave (1986)(Infogrames)(FR)[copy protection] --
Dossier Boerhaave (1986)(Infogrames)(FR)[h dcmo5]  -- all three temporarily removed for testing with dcmo5
Dossier Boerhaave (1986)(Infogrames)(FR)[h dcmo5, dcmo6]  --

Source: dcmoto.free.fr (WAV)
----------------------
3D Fight (1986)(Loriciels)(FR)
5eme Axe, Le (1985)(Loriciels)(FR)[LOADM]
Androides Editeur (1985)(Infogrames)(FR)[LOADM'''',,R]
Androides (1985)(Infogrames)(FR)[LOADM'''',,R]
Brain Power (1987)(SoftBook)(FR)
Crystann (1985)(Loriciels)(FR)
Cyberlab (1984)(To Tek)(FR)
Dieux du Stade II, Les (1986)(Infogrames)(FR)[LOADM]
Eliminator (1984)(Loriciels)(FR)
Flipper (1984-10)(Loriciels)(FR)
Heritage, L' (1986)(Infogrames)(FR)[LOADM'''',,R]
Karate (1985)(Infogrames)(FR)[LOADM'''',,R]
Mine aux Diamants, La (1986)(Infogrames)(FR)[LOADM'''',,R]
Pulsar II (1984)(Loriciels)(FR)
Saphir (1986)(Infogrames)(FR)[LOADM]
Sapiens (1986)(Loriciels)(FR)[LOADM]
Sorcery (1986)(Virgin Games)(FR)[LOADM]
Sortileges (1986)(Infogrames)(FR)[LOADM]
Super Ski (198x)(Microids)[b]
Vol Solo (1985)(FIL)(FR)
Yeti (1984)(Loriciels)(FR)

Source: dcmoto.free.fr (FD)
----------------------
3'5 Disk BASIC v1.0 (1985)(Microsoft)[3.5'']
MO5 Disk BASIC v1.0 (1984)(Microsoft)[5.25'' SD]
MO5 Disk BASIC v1.1 (1985)(Microsoft)[5.25'' DD]

Source: dcmoto.free.fr (QD)
----------------------
MO5 QDD Disk BASIC v1.0 (1985)(Microsoft)
Jane (1985)(Thomson)(FR)[aide]
Jane (1985)(Thomson)(FR)[systeme]
Jane (1985)(Thomson)(FR)[donnees]

Source: dcmoto.free.fr (M5)
----------------------
6809 Language Module v1.0 (1984)(Microsoft)[a]
6809 MacroAssembler v3.6 (1984)(Microsoft)[h Prehisto]
Agenda (1984)(Answare)(FR)
Airbus (1984)(Vifi-Nathan)(FR)
Carnet d'Adresses (1984)(Answare)(FR)
Colorcalc (1985)(FIL)(FR)
Colorpaint (1985)(Thomson)(FR)
Controle Aerien (1984)(Vifi Nathan)
Enigmatika (1984)(Answare)(FR)
Gemini (1982)(Vifi-Nathan)(FR)
Glouton (1986)(Hebdogiciel)(FR)[a]
Grille, La (1985)(ASELEC)(FR)
Jane (1985)(Thomson)(FR)
LSEG-EDL v3.2 (1985)(ASELEC)(FR)
Maison d'Amedee, La (1984)(ASELEC)(FR)
Melimemot (1983)(Vifi-Nathan)(FR)
Melodia (1982)(Vifi-Nathan)(FR)
Motus (1982)(Vifi-Nathan)(FR)
Peche a la Barre, La (1984)(ASELEC)(FR)
Pictor (1983)(Vifi-Nathan)(FR)
Trap (1982)(Vifi-Nathan)(FR)
Tridi444 (1982)(Vifi-Nathan)(FR)

Still another ~400 K7 files to add  ;D
Title: Re: mictlantecuhtle WIP
Post by: Cassiel on June 15, 2011, 01:39:01 PM
Are M5 versus BIN/ROM definitely the same though? M5 don't have an added header or something like that do they?

Re DAT names, remember file format needs bracketing, e.g [WAV], [M5] etc.

Good work though  :)
Title: Re: mictlantecuhtle WIP
Post by: mictlantecuhtle on June 21, 2011, 05:33:57 PM
RE: BIN / M5 / ROM

As far as I'm aware they're exactly the same thing, just named differently. I'm not 100% sure how to tell, but MESS doesn't complain when loading .BIN files renamed to .M5, and the .BIN files from the old TOSEC dat and .ROM and .M5 files I've found elsewhere look very much the same in a hex editor (I haven't checked everything this way yet, but I had a look at "6809 Language Module 1.0 (1984)(Microsoft)(en)", which was renamed from the old Various - BIN dat, and "6809 Language Module 1.0 (1984)(Microsoft)(en)[a]", which was found elsewhere in .ROM format. There are no immediately obvious distinctions between them and, like I say, MESS will load both without a whisper of complaint.
Title: Re: mictlantecuhtle WIP
Post by: Cassiel on August 12, 2011, 12:43:05 AM
I've (finally!) deep checked your 'Camputers Lynx' and 'Tiki Data' DATs and added them to the pile for the next release.

I had to correct some of the headers, and I had to make a few corrections to file extension cases. Nothing major.

I have moved your originals on the FTP to a separate folder, and re-uploaded these amended ones.

The only major issue I found is with the 'Camputers Lynx - Demos' DAT. It would appear 4 images have been removed. Can you you let me know this is?
Title: Re: mictlantecuhtle WIP
Post by: Cassiel on August 12, 2011, 04:52:26 PM
How 'WIP' are your Thompson DATs?

With the work done so far, can they reasonably replace the current DATs if we include them in the next release?

(I know you still have lots of images you want to add)
Title: Re: mictlantecuhtle WIP
Post by: mictlantecuhtle on August 12, 2011, 05:37:13 PM
Re: Camputers Lynx dats (from my notes in the thread "Some newbie questions")

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SimDisc (19xx)(Death Todd)
SimDisc (19xx)(Death Todd)[a] -- cannot get any of these to work in PALE, on any system, unsure whether all should be flagged as [b]
SimDisc (19xx)(Death Todd)[b]
Wowee (19xx)(-) -- doesn't seem to do anything, is only 14 bytes in size. I would argue for removal.

Re: Thomson dats - I've only worked on MO5 so far, but those dats should reasonably replace the old dats. They have everything from the old set (minus a few files temporarily removed for checking) plus a bunch of new stuff (WAV, QD, etc.). Ideally, I'd like to finish up work on the current batch of K7 files I'm renaming (about 100 to go) and do some quick checks and that should be MO5 ~99% done. That should be done by Sunday at the latest.
Title: Re: mictlantecuhtle WIP
Post by: Cassiel on August 12, 2011, 06:41:14 PM
Re Camputers Lynx

SimDisc: I guess a 'b' flag is appropriate for all three. They look like there's 'something' there at least.
Wowee: See what you mean. Looks like nothing/garbage. Happy to dump.

Re Thomson MO5

That's excellent news..... I'll wait till you happy with what you got then check the DATs. The next release won't be quite yet (still waiting on Aral's PIX DATs) so there's time.

Thanks for all your work so far.
Title: Re: mictlantecuhtle WIP
Post by: mictlantecuhtle on August 23, 2011, 01:13:28 PM
Heh, so much for "done by Sunday"  ::). Real life always manages to intervene at the worst time. Finally got these checked and datted, hopefully everything should be in order (although given my record so far I fully expect something to be horribly wrong). Some files were removed from the previous dats, as noted below

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Malediction de Thaar, La (198x) (Coktel Vision) [a1] -- does not work in either MESS or dcmo5. A quick scan with a hex editor reveals "THAARTO7.BAS". Will check when I get round to the TO7 files.
Premier pas vers le Basic [1-2] (1984)(Vifi-Nathan)(FR) -- need more work to discover how these correspond to the physical tapes (i.e. are these Tapes 1/2 of Volume 1/2, Side A/B of Volume 1: Tape 1, etc.

None of these work in either MESS or dcmo5. Examination with hex editor reveals lots of "DCMO6" strings. Will check along with MO6 files.
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ZZZ-UNK-androit
ZZZ-UNK-bobo
ZZZ-UNK-crepusc
ZZZ-UNK-desas4
ZZZ-UNK-dieuxmer
ZZZ-UNK-football
ZZZ-UNK-felonies
ZZZ-UNK-eredita
ZZZ-UNK-menace
ZZZ-UNK-minediam
ZZZ-UNK-music3v
ZZZ-UNK-prohibfr
ZZZ-UNK-prohibit
ZZZ-UNK-saphir
ZZZ-UNK-snaky
ZZZ-UNK-sorcery
ZZZ-UNK-sortileg
ZZZ-UNK-stade2
ZZZ-UNK-tbzzz
ZZZ-UNK-tetris
ZZZ-UNK-vampire

None of these have any clear indication of belonging to another system (some even have "DCMO5" strings in them), but all throw errors identical to those when trying to run e.g. MO6 software on an MO5. 99% sure these belong to one of the other systems.
Code: [Select]
ZZZ-UNK-dieuxgli
ZZZ-UNK-dinosaur
ZZZ-UNK-heritag2
ZZZ-UNK-Martiens
ZZZ-UNK-scarfi

Full list of the updated dats:


Thomson MO5 - Applications - K7 (TOSEC-v2011-08-23_CM)
Thomson MO5 - Applications - M5 (TOSEC-v2011-08-23_CM)
Thomson MO5 - Applications - QD (TOSEC-v2011-08-23_CM)
Thomson MO5 - Applications - WAV (TOSEC-v2011-08-23_CM)
Thomson MO5 - Compilations - Applications (TOSEC-v2011-08-23_CM)
Thomson MO5 - Compilations - Educational (TOSEC-v2011-08-23_CM)
Thomson MO5 - Compilations - Games (TOSEC-v2011-08-23_CM)
Thomson MO5 - Compilations - Various (TOSEC-v2011-08-23_CM)
Thomson MO5 - Covertapes (TOSEC-v2011-08-23_CM)
Thomson MO5 - Educational - K7 (TOSEC-v2011-08-23_CM)
Thomson MO5 - Educational - M5 (TOSEC-v2011-08-23_CM)
Thomson MO5 - Games - FD (TOSEC-v2011-08-23_CM)
Thomson MO5 - Games - K7 (TOSEC-v2011-08-23_CM)
Thomson MO5 - Games - M5 (TOSEC-v2011-08-23_CM)
Thomson MO5 - Games - QD (TOSEC-v2011-08-23_CM)
Thomson MO5 - Games - WAV (TOSEC-v2011-08-23_CM)
Thomson MO5 - Operating Systems - FD (TOSEC-v2011-08-23_CM)
Thomson MO5 - Operating Systems - QD (TOSEC-v2011-08-23_CM)

Edited to add: Have added the three SimDisc files back in to the Camputers Lynx - Demos dat for now.
Title: Re: mictlantecuhtle WIP
Post by: Cassiel on August 23, 2011, 01:20:17 PM
Good stuff!

I'll take a look and let you know of any issues.

FYI - we're aiming for a mid to end September release (depending on TKaos/Aral) so you should see these released soon  :)
Title: Re: mictlantecuhtle WIP
Post by: mictlantecuhtle on August 23, 2011, 07:02:37 PM
Cool  :)

Just noticed one issue myself - I managed to copy-paste the wrong headers into Applications - [K7], cause I'm smart like that. Have uploaded the fixed version.

Hopefully I'll be able to at least check and split the remaining Thomson dats before then, even if I don't get round to adding any new files.
Title: Re: mictlantecuhtle WIP
Post by: mictlantecuhtle on August 28, 2011, 12:32:41 AM
Just finished sorting the TO7 files, will upload the dats tomorrow once I've checked them over. Now split into the following:

Thomson TO7 - Applications - [K7]
Thomson TO7 - Applications - [M7]
Thomson TO7 - Demos - [K7]
Thomson TO7 - Educational - [K7]
Thomson TO7 - Educational - [M7]
Thomson TO7 - Games - [K7]
Thomson TO7 - Games - [M7]

One new system flag - (TO7-70)
Title: Re: mictlantecuhtle WIP
Post by: Cassiel on August 28, 2011, 07:39:57 PM
Re Thompson MO5

All headers corrected (spotted some more issues) and reuploaded to FTP.

I also spotted a couple of TDE errors which I corrected in DAT since they were simple. Has anyone shared the TOSEC Dat Explorer (TDE) with you? This is the tool we use to check for TNC compliance (I realise that last sentence may sound sarcastic, but honestly isn't my intention!  :)  ).
Title: Re: mictlantecuhtle WIP
Post by: mictlantecuhtle on August 28, 2011, 08:54:50 PM
TO7 dats now uploaded.

I'm not 100% sure how the headers should look. I've been copy-pasting from older dats and modifying as appropriate, but I think I may be getting the "category" bit in particular entirely wrong.

Yeah, I'm aware of TDE but as I'm currently running Ubuntu and I can't get it to work under Wine, I haven't been able to use it. On my todo list is to write a basic TNC compliance checker in Java for my own personal use (and to share, obviously, if it's not too awfully hacked together and if it would be of interest to anyone else).

Not taken as sarcastic at all  :). I apologise for the extra work involved in checking my dats. I am interested to know what I got wrong. I suspect there may have been at least one duplicate file, given the number of [aX] and [bX] files I added.
Title: Re: mictlantecuhtle WIP
Post by: Cassiel on August 31, 2011, 04:35:08 PM
Re Thompson TO7

A few corrections:
- Some DAT's renamed to append '(TOSEC-v2011-08-28_CM)' to all.
- Renamed (and updated header) for 'Thomson TO7 - Demos - [K7]' to remove '[K7]'. The file extension only needs to be included if there are other DATs of the same category with different file formats.
- Removed (en) from 'Thomson TO7 - Applications - [M7]' where no Country flag exists. If there's no Country flag set, it is considered the image is in English by default (see 'Language' section in TNC).

All updated and reuploaded to FTP.

No major problems apart from those. One question though: why was 'Malediction de Thaar, La (198x)(Coktel Vision).k7' removed? Another one that's not the correct platform for the DAT (i.e. not TO7)?

Hope that helps re specific errors!

PS: no sweat re headers, I realise it's a PITA doing them manually. You'll just get used to it, then we'll extend them from the release after this one onwards... LOL
Title: Re: mictlantecuhtle WIP
Post by: mictlantecuhtle on September 06, 2011, 12:55:08 PM
Re: Malediction de Thaar. Managed to miss that one somehow. Has been renamed to Malediction de Thaar, La (1986)(Coktel Vision)(FR) and added to the appropriate dat.

Re: (en) flag in Applications - [M7]. Those should have had the country flag as well, have (re)added (FR)(en) to the appropriate entries (6809 Language Module, Basic v1.0 and Basic 128 v1.0). The publisher names for Basic and Basic 128 have also been changed to Thomson and To Tek respectively, based on box / cart pictures on the dcmoto site.
Title: Re: mictlantecuhtle WIP
Post by: mictlantecuhtle on November 13, 2011, 06:50:35 PM
Been working on the Thomson TO8, it's now split as follows:

Thomson TO8 - Applications
Thomson TO8 - Compilations - Applications
Thomson TO8 - Compilations - Educational
Thomson TO8 - Compilations - Games
Thomson TO8 - Compilations - Various
Thomson TO8 - Demos
Thomson TO8 - Games
Thomson TO8 - Miscellaneous

Moved
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ZZZ-UNK-UNK-ctrlto9p -- renamed to Controle T09+ (19xx)(Cofadel Service)(FR) and moved to new dat Thomson TO9+ - Applications

Removed
--------------
Compilation Disk num 07 (198x)(-)
ZZZ-UNK-UNK-Exempl1 ['b]
ZZZ-UNK-UNK-quad ['b]
ZZZ-UNK-UNK-spin

All four removed disks have a bad file structure and are basically worthless junk as far as I can tell (not only do they fail to boot / run, they tend to crash the emulated system and no meaningful information can be found with a hex editor)

While I know we are aiming to reduce the number of ZZZ-UNK- files, I have added this to several of the compilation disks. These all seem to be homemade compilations (some of them are literally just disk images full of MO5 / MO6 basic files) with no title or identifying information that I can find. My thinking is that at least the ZZZ-UNK- tag marks them out as completely unknown and therefore a priority for identification (should any useful info come to light), whereas the existing "Compilation Disk 04 (19xx)(-)" names are misleading and may cause them to be passed over.

One other minor issue I'm not sure about is that some disk images contain both a TO8 / TO9 / TO9+ version and an MO6 version of the same software. I've been tagging these with [includes MO6 version] in the more info field, but I'm not sure if this is the best way to deal with them.
Title: Re: mictlantecuhtle WIP
Post by: mictlantecuhtle on November 13, 2011, 11:07:57 PM
Just hacked together a quick tool in Python to check for duplicate CRCs in datfiles and it flagged up a few in the MO5 dats. The following duplicate files will be removed:

Applications - K7

Chardata (198x)(PD)[a] -- dupe of Chardata (198x)(PD)
Educational - K7
En Allant a l'Ecole Cycliste (1985)(Cedic)(FR)(Tape 1 of 2)[a] -- dupe of En Allant a l'Ecole Cycliste (1985)(Cedic)(FR)(Tape 1 of 2)
En Allant a l'Ecole Cycliste (1985)(Cedic)(FR)(Tape 2 of 2)[a] -- dupe of En Allant a l'Ecole Cycliste (1985)(Cedic)(FR)(Tape 2 of 2)
Frontier (198x)(CDDP)(FR)[b2] -- dupe of Frontier (198x)(CDDP)(FR)['b]
Games - K7
Stone Zone (198x)(SoftBook)(FR)[a2] -- dupe of Stone Zone (198x)(SoftBook)(FR)[a]

Apologies for that, bit of a screwup on my part  :-[
Title: Re: mictlantecuhtle WIP
Post by: PandMonium on November 15, 2011, 06:23:45 PM
Well that happens, btw try to also match md5 or sha1 and not only crc32.
Title: Re: mictlantecuhtle WIP
Post by: mictlantecuhtle on November 17, 2011, 10:58:50 PM
Yeah, sha1 and md5 matching is added now as well. I just happened to be testing it on the MO5 dats and it flagged those up, so I checked (they all matched md5 / sha1 as well).

More news on the MO5 dats (been trying to clear out the last of the miscellaneous bits and pieces of MO5 stuff I have lying around).

58 more files added, as follows:

Code: [Select]
Applications - FD: 1
Applications - K7: 3
Compilations - Educational: 22 (see below)
Compilations - Games: 2
Demos: 1
Educational - FD: 3
Educational - K7: 10 (see below)
Games - FD: 1
Games - K7: 15

10 files have been moved from Educational to Compilations - Educational after further testing:
Code: [Select]
Anglais - Volume 4 - Le Groupe Nominal 1 (1984)(Vifi-Nathan)(FR) -- renamed to Anglais - Volume 4 - Le Groupe Nominal 1 & 2 (1984)(Vifi-Nathan)(FR) and moved to Compilations - Educational

Mathematiques Calculs - Invasion des Chiffres (1984)(Nathan Ecoles)(FR)[a] -- renamed to Mathematiques Calculs - Invasion des Chiffres & Multiplication (1984)(Nathan Ecoles)(FR) and moved to Compilations - Educational

Mathematiques CE - Rangements et Reperages - Avant et Apres (1985)(Vifi-Nathan)(FR) -- renamed to Mathematiques CE - Rangements et Reperages - Avant et Apres & Combinaisons (1985)(Vifi-Nathan)(FR) and moved to Compilations - Educational. [a] renamed to main.

Mathematiques CE - Rangements et Reperages - Produits et Surfaces (1985)(Vifi-Nathan)(FR) -- renamed to Mathematiques CE - Rangements et Reperages - Produits et Surfaces & Quadrillage (1985)(Vifi-Nathan)(FR) and moved to Compilations - Educational. [a] renamed to main.

Mathematiques CE-CM - Geometrie - Angles (1985)(Vifi-Nathan)(FR)[a] -- renamed to Mathematiques CE-CM - Geometrie - Angles & Golf (1985)(Vifi-Nathan)(FR) and moved to Compilations - Educational. [a2] renamed to [a]

Mathematiques CM1 - Orde de Grandeur (1985)(Nathan Ecoles)(FR)[a] -- renamed to Mathematiques CM1 - Orde de Grandeur & Lecture-Ecriture d'Un Nombre (1985)(Nathan Ecoles)(FR) and moved to Compilations - Educational. [a2] renamed to [a]

Mathematiques CP - Chiffres et Formes - Moins, Autant, Plus (1985)(Vifi-Nathan)(FR) -- renamed to Mathematiques CP - Chiffres et Formes - Moins, Autant, Plus & Compter (1985)(Vifi-Nathan)(FR) and moved to Compilations - Educational. [a] set renamed to main

Mathematiques CP - Chiffres et Formes - Promenade (1985)(Vifi-Nathan)(FR) -- renamed to Mathematiques CP - Chiffres et Formes - Promenade & Puzzle (1985)(Vifi-Nathan)(FR) and moved to Compilations - Educational. [a] renamed to main

Mathematiques CP-CE - Tables et Frises - Frises (1985)(Vifi-Nathan)(FR) -- renamed to Mathematiques CP-CE - Tables et Frises - Frises & Symetries et Translations (1985)(Vifi-Nathan)(FR) and moved to Compilations - Educational. [a] renamed to main.

Mathematiques CP-CE - Tables et Frises - Tables d'Operations (1985)(Vifi-Nathan)(FR) -- renamed to Mathematiques CP-CE - Tables et Frises - Tables d'Operations & Classement (1985)(Vifi-Nathan)(FR) and moved to Compilations - Educational. [a] renamed to main.
Title: Re: mictlantecuhtle WIP
Post by: mictlantecuhtle on August 19, 2012, 06:45:51 PM
Long time no update. Here's what I've been doing recently (dats, etc. will uploaded shortly):

New dats

Apple III - Collections - WAP III SIG Public Domain Library - 184 files
Apple III - Operating Systems - 5 files
Bondwell 12 - Operating Systems - 1 file
Casio PV-2000 - Games - 5 files
GamePark GP32 - Applications - [FPK] - 6 files
GamePark GP32 - Applications - [FXE] - 80 files
GamePark GP32 - Applications - [GXB] - 7 files
GamePark GP32 - Applications - Multi-file - 82 files
GamePark GP32 - Demos - [FPK] - 1 file
GamePark GP32 - Demos - [GXB] - 8 files
GamePark GP32 - Demos - Multi-file - 9 files
GamePark GP32 - Firmware - 7 files
GamePark GP32 - Games - [FPK] - 5 files
GamePark GP32 - Games - [FXE] - 103 files
GamePark GP32 - Games - [GXB] - 2 files
GamePark GP32 - Games - Multi-file - 61 files
GamePark GP32 - Games - [SMC] - 2 files
GamePark GP32 - Operating Systems - 5 files
Thomson MO5 - Applications - [FD] - 1 file
Thomson MO5 - Applications - [SAP] - 1 file
Thomson MO5 - Demos - 1 file
Thomson MO5 - Educational - [FD] - 3 files
Thomson MO5 - Educational - [WAV] - 27 files
Thomson MO5 - Games - [SAP] - 1 file
Thomson MO5 - Operating Systems - [SAP] - 1 file
Thomson TO7 - Operating Systems - [FD] - 2 files
Thomson TO7 - Operating Systems - [QD] - 1 file
Thomson TO9+ - Applications - 1 file

I've also been renaming a few files for the AT&T 3B1 (Unix PC), Applied Technology Microbee and APF Imagination Machine, but don't have those sorted into dats yet.

Updated dats

Apple III - Applications - 10 additions
Thomson MO5 - Applications - [K7] - 2 renamed, 4 additions
Thomson MO5 - Applications - [M5] - 1 addition
Thomson MO5 - Applications - [WAV] - 1 renamed, 1 addition
Thomson MO5 - Compilations - Educational - 22 additions
Thomson MO5 - Compilations - Games - 2 additions
Thomson MO5 - Educational - [K7] - 10 moved to Compilations - Educational, 11 renamed, 20 additions
Thomson MO5 - Games - [FD] - 1 renamed, 1 addition
Thomson MO5 - Games - [K7] - 18 renamed, 23 additions
Thomson MO5 - Games - [M5] - 1 addition
Thomson TO8 - Various - Split into appropriate dats. Seem to remember adding lots of files to these, can't be bothered checking right now.
Title: Re: mictlantecuhtle WIP
Post by: Cassiel on August 19, 2012, 06:57:57 PM
And he's back!

F me... that's a veritable bounty of goodness. Well done you! Looking forward to checking out the actual DATs....

(man I loved my GP32...)

Title: Re: mictlantecuhtle WIP
Post by: mictlantecuhtle on August 27, 2012, 03:15:10 PM
Dats and files now uploaded

Just a heads up, there are a couple of new systems, countries & languages included in these.

Systems
-------------
(BLU+) - The backlit unit of the GP32.
(NLU-FLU) - The no light and frontlit unit of the GP32.

Countries
--------------
(AD) - Andorra

Languages
----------------
(ca) - Catalan

Also added three more dats, this time for the Xircom REX 6000. These are:

Xircom REX 6000 - Demos - 6 files
Xircom REX 6000 - Games - 45 files
Xircom REX 6000 - Utilities - 85 files
Title: Re: mictlantecuhtle WIP
Post by: PandMonium on August 27, 2012, 06:16:38 PM
Great work and thanks for giving me that info ;)
Title: Re: mictlantecuhtle WIP
Post by: Cassiel on August 27, 2012, 07:33:46 PM
Excellent stuff indeed...

Will take a look at these shortly.
Title: Re: mictlantecuhtle WIP
Post by: Cassiel on September 15, 2012, 10:59:59 AM
Well that 'shortly' ended up getting much delayed!

A couple of things I've had to correct in the DATs I included:
- remember to include "_CM" in the DAT file name, right at the end
- Apple III - Collections - WAP III SIG Public Domain Library -> you can't have (disk 1 of 1)(side)(media name), so I had to change a couple of those
- for some reason, all entries started with <tab><space>" rather than <tab>". Maybe you using DAT generator other than CMP? I changed them anyway as it pisses the TDE verifier right off...  :)

Additionally, "Applied Technology Microbee - Educational (TOSEC-v2012-08-27)" is blank? Only a header included.
Title: Re: mictlantecuhtle WIP
Post by: Cassiel on September 15, 2012, 11:09:04 AM
Also, I'm sincerely sorry about this but I've had to leave out you new 'Xircom REX 6000' and SOME of your GP32 DATs for now.

Looking at GP32 especially, I really think we (as a project) need to come up with some much better 'rules' regarding how we treat actual media images versus raw executable files (and their supporting files). This is something that's been a bit to lax and messy since the start and looking at all the GP32 stuff (a handheld I know very well) its just screams out that this needs looking at. I REALLY want that to be in place before going mad including (the many many) softwares I know are out their for GP32.

Ideally I would have discussed this with you waaay before prepping a pack, but as you can see getting this release out the door is a bit of a rush this time, normally this would (hopefully) have been spotted way earlier.

Let's look at this again before the release after this one...
Title: Re: mictlantecuhtle WIP
Post by: mictlantecuhtle on September 15, 2012, 12:15:27 PM
No problem, I understand it's a difficult one. Might be best to just leave the GP32 stuff out entirely until we have a system for dealing with it. Maybe the "Games - [SMC]" dat would be alright, as those are media images.

Re: Applied Technology Microbee - Educational - fixed it and new dat uploaded.

The <tab><space> thing is entirely my fault - I'm using a little python script to generate dats from an existing folder structure and accidentally included an extra space. Should be sorted for the next batch, although the fixed Microbee dat might still have that issue.
Title: Re: mictlantecuhtle WIP
Post by: Cassiel on September 15, 2012, 06:00:52 PM
No problem, I understand it's a difficult one. Might be best to just leave the GP32 stuff out entirely until we have a system for dealing with it. Maybe the "Games - [SMC]" dat would be alright, as those are media images.

I've included FPK and SMC for now (since these are install packages and SD card images respectfully), it's all the 'raw' DATs that are of concern.

Re: Applied Technology Microbee - Educational - fixed it and new dat uploaded.

Excellent... since tiny, can still squeak into release. Minimal issue since have to now correct a few other things. FYI... should be a capital 'B' in MicroBee (I missed this, but luckily PandMonium had his detective eyes on!)

The <tab><space> thing is entirely my fault - I'm using a little python script to generate dats from an existing folder structure and accidentally included an extra space. Should be sorted for the next batch, although the fixed Microbee dat might still have that issue.

OK, good stuff... incidentally, that's the sort of thing that might be good to share if it in a robust state. Anything to make processes around renaming/DATing more efficient will only be encouraged here!
Title: Re: mictlantecuhtle WIP
Post by: PandMonium on September 15, 2012, 07:51:39 PM
I totally agree, at least available for our members but one day some tools might even be made public in the download section :P
Title: Re: mictlantecuhtle WIP
Post by: Zandro on September 16, 2012, 05:28:58 AM
Regarding:
Apple II Emulation Mode Disk #2 (1995-01-15)(WAP III SIG)(PD)(Side A)[3EMM-02]
This may be Side B, while Side A hasn't been added. Please verify from your source.
Title: Re: mictlantecuhtle WIP
Post by: Cassiel on September 16, 2012, 12:05:04 PM
Thanks for the heads up Zandro.

Welcome to the forum BTW!   :)
Title: Re: mictlantecuhtle WIP
Post by: mictlantecuhtle on May 17, 2013, 08:05:58 PM
So.. it's been a while since I've posted here. Finally have working internet at home, and I've been busy in my absence.

I apologise if I've stepped on anyone's toes with some of these updates - I've had to work from my existing piles of unrenamed files for various systems and for those systems for which I have working emulators (or, in the case of systems in MESS, which I can get working without access to documentation). I did aim to work on stuff which hasn't been updated in a while.

New Dats

Aamber Pegasus - Applications - 40 files
Aamber Pegasus - Games - 10 files
Amstrad CPC - Educational - 9 files
APF Imagination Machine - Applications - 7 files
APF Imagination Machine - Educational - 2 files
APF Imagination Machine - Games - 18 files
Apple II - Collections - Big Red Computer Club - 6 files
Apple II - Compilations - Applications [DSK] - 71 files
Apple II - Compilations - Games [DO] - 2 files
Apple II - Compilations - Various - 5 files
Apple II - Operating Systems [DSK] - 3 files
Bondwell Bondwell-12 - Operating Systems - 1 file
Casio Loopy - Games - 6 files
Casio PV-2000 - Games - 5 files
John L. Weinrich 4004 Nixie Clock - Games - 1 file
NEC PC-Engine & TurboGrafx 16 - Applications - 5 files
Nintendo Game Boy - Applications - 6 files

Updates / Changes

Amstrad CPC - Applications [DSK] (+14)
Amstrad CPC - Demos (+4)
Apple II - Applications [DO] (+42)
Apple II - Applications [DSK] (+107)
Apple II - Compilations - Applications [DO] (+1)
Apple II - Compilations - Games [DSK] (+2)
Apple II - Demos [DO] (+5)
Apple II - Demos [DSK] (+18)
Apple II - Docs [DSK] (+25)
Apple II - Educational [DO] (+4)
Apple II - Educational [DSK] (+56)
Apple II - Games [DO] (+67)
Apple II - Games [DSK] (+44)
Apple II - Magazines [DSK] (+13)
Apple II - Operating Systems [DO] (+1)
Atari 2600 & VCS - Applications (+12)
Atari 2600 & VCS - Demos (+43)
Atari 2600 & VCS - Educational (+1)
Atari 2600 & VCS - Games (+710)
Bandai WonderSwan Color - Demos (+1)
Bandai WonderSwan Color - Games (+3)
NEC PC-Engine & TurboGrafx 16 - Games (+299)
Nintendo Game Boy - Demos (+5)
Nintendo Game Boy - Firmware (+1)
Nintendo Game Boy - Games (+606)
Sega 32X - Games (+3)
Sharp MZ-700 - Applications (+7)
Sharp MZ-700 - Games (+9)

Other

Interact Family Computer - Various (split)
Mattel Aquarius (split)
Mattel Intellivision (split)
Title: Re: mictlantecuhtle WIP
Post by: PandMonium on May 18, 2013, 03:38:41 AM
wow lots of work! It's great to have you back :)
Title: Re: mictlantecuhtle WIP
Post by: mictlantecuhtle on March 05, 2017, 01:22:02 AM
I am returned! Still need to dig out the correct power supply for my old external HD, so a bunch of work above may be sadly lost.

Slowly getting back into the swing of things, so here's what's happening:

New

Thomson TO9 - Applications (3 files)
Thomson TO9 - Compilations - Games (1 file)
Thomson TO9 - Educations (7 files)
Thomson TO9 - Games (3 files)
Thomson TO9+ - Applications [FD] (1 file)

Updated

Thomson TO8 - Games [FD] (+1)
Thomson TO9+ - Applications [SAP] (renamed dat & 1 file)

Not the greatest progress, but with ~5 years since I last even looked at the Thomson stuff (let alone everything else) there will be plenty more to come.
Title: Re: mictlantecuhtle WIP
Post by: Maddog on March 05, 2017, 03:31:45 PM
Nice to see more activity! Looking forward for more.  O0
Title: Re: mictlantecuhtle WIP
Post by: Duncan Twain on March 05, 2017, 06:11:34 PM
Indeed ;)
Title: Re: mictlantecuhtle WIP
Post by: mictlantecuhtle on March 05, 2017, 09:46:21 PM
Thanks guys. After a bit more work on the TO8 / TO8(D) / TO9 / TO9+, I'm inclined to combine these into single dats, rather than per-system.

Quite simply, almost all software is compatible with all machines (a few rare exceptions), to the extent that many of the boxes / disks explicitly identify as being for TO8, TO9 and TO9+ (see e.g. http://dcmoto.free.fr/programmes/androides/d1.jpg). Going to take a bit of time to reorganise and combine before I introduce anything else new, will likely need to introduce some new system flags to help identify the software which is only for one specific system.

Happy to hold off if anyone has objections, but it seems the best approach to me.
Title: Re: mictlantecuhtle WIP
Post by: mictlantecuhtle on March 17, 2017, 07:41:05 PM
Still plugging away - current WIP for Thomson TO8, TO8D, TO9, TO9+ stands as follows:

Applications [FD] - 28
Applications [K7] - 1
Compilations - Applications [FD] - 2
Compilations - Educational [FD] - 2
Compilations - Games [FD] - 55
Coverdisks - 4
Diskmags [FD] - 10
Demos [FD] - 10
Educational [FD] - 55
Games [FD] - 104
Games [K7] - 5
System [FD] - 1

Bit of a backlog after 5 years of inactivity - at latest count ~4GB / 5,000 new files still to be looked at, and I'm just grabbing another cache of old files from an FTP. Guaranteed there will be a significant amount of duplication across various sites / archives, but there should be plenty to keep me out of trouble for a while
Title: Re: mictlantecuhtle WIP
Post by: mictlantecuhtle on March 19, 2017, 01:00:01 PM
Clearing out some other folders, couple of updates / other new dats:

Altos Computer Systems ACS-186, 586 & 986 - Applications +10
Altos Computer Systems ACS-186, 586 & 986 - Operating Systems +5
Altos Computer Systems ACS-686 - Operating Systems New - 5 files
Altos Computer Systems ACS-8600 - Applications New - 1 file
Altos Computer Systems ACS-8600 - Operating Systems New - 1 file
Altos Computer Systems Series 5 - Applications [IMD] New - 5 files
Altos Computer Systems Series 5 - Firmware New - 2 files
Altos Computer Systems Series 5 - Operating Systems [IMD] New - 4 files
Compugraphic MCS-10 - Applications New - 4 files
Control Data Corporation CDC 110 - Applications New - 15 files
Control Data Corporation CDC 110 - Operating Systems New - 2 files
Convergent Technologies MiniFrame - Applications - New - 2 files
Gould K105-D Logic Analyzer - Applications New - 7 files
Gould K105-D Logic Analyzer - Operating Systems New - 2 files
Gould K115 Logic Analyzer - Operating Systems New - 1 file
Gould K450 Logic Analyzer - Operating Systems New - 1 files
Title: Re: mictlantecuhtle WIP
Post by: mictlantecuhtle on March 22, 2017, 10:13:17 PM
Been diving through Bitsavers and a couple of others...

Alspa Computers ALSPA - Operating Systems
Burroughs B1000 Series - Various
Convergent Technologies AWS NGEN Workstation - Applications [IMA]
Convergent Technologies AWS NGEN Workstation - Applications [IMD]
Convergent Technologies AWS NGEN Workstation - Applications [IMG]
Convergent Technologies AWS NGEN Workstation - Applications [IMG]
Convergent Technologies AWS NGEN Workstation - Compilations - Applications [IMA]
Convergent Technologies AWS NGEN Workstation - Compilations - Applications [IMG]
Convergent Technologies AWS NGEN Workstation - Compilations - Games [IMA}
Convergent Technologies AWS NGEN Workstation - Compilations - Games [IMG]
Convergent Technologies AWS NGEN Workstation - Docs [IMA]
Convergent Technologies AWS NGEN Workstation - Operating Systems [IMA]
Convergent Technologies AWS NGEN Workstation - Operating Systems [IMD]
Convergent Technologies AWS NGEN Workstation - Operating Systems [IMG]
Convergent Technologies AWS NGEN Workstation - Operating Systems [RAW]
Didact Esselte 100 - Demos
Ferguson Big Board II - Collections - User Disk
Ferguson Big Board II - System
Ferguson Big Board II - Various
Hewlett-Packard 4951C & 4952A - Applications
Hewlett-Packard 16500A - Games
IBM 1620 - Games
IBM 1620 - Sources
IBM System-360 - Applications
IBM System-360 - Operating Systems
Megatel Quark - Sources [DMK]
Megatel Quark - Sources [IMD]
Megatel Quark - System [DMK]
Megatel Quark - System [IMD]
Megatel Quark - Utilities [DMK]
Megatel Quark - Utilities [IMD]
Micro Craft Dimension 68000 - System
Micro Craft Dimension 68000 - Utilities
Motorola EXORciser - System
Motorola EXORciser - Utilities
Motorola EXORciser - Various
NorthStar Horizon - Collections - NSSE
NorthStar Horizon - Collections - NSUG
NorthStar Horizon - Compilations - Games
NorthStar Horizon - System
NorthStar Horizon - Utilities
NorthStar Horizon - Various
Nuclear Data ND4410 & ND4420 - Utilities

One small addition to Thomson TO8 - Demos, as well - the latest (2017!) release from PULS
Title: Re: mictlantecuhtle WIP
Post by: Maddog on March 23, 2017, 05:58:23 PM
I'll be damned if I have ever heard of 9/10 of all these systems! Congratulations, your efforts are definitely not going to waste!  :)
Title: Re: mictlantecuhtle WIP
Post by: mictlantecuhtle on March 23, 2017, 11:15:36 PM
Cheers Maddog! I should emphasise that I am no expert here, and that I know very little about a lot of these systems as well. In some cases, I don't have much to go on other than that Bitsavers have got disk images / tape dumps and scans of the labels, and I've done enough digging around to verify the names of the systems.

Planning to do a full breakdown of what some of these systems are around release time, with links to info, scans of ads, etc. There's some really interesting stuff in there. The Micro Craft Dimension is a particular favourite - with coprocessor boards it could apparently run IBM MS-DOS, CP/M, Apple II and UNIX software - http://www.atarimagazines.com/creative/v11n4/38_Dimension_a_68000_muscle.php
Title: Re: mictlantecuhtle WIP
Post by: mictlantecuhtle on April 02, 2017, 09:27:01 PM
It continues...

Tektronix 405x Series - Utilities
Tektronix 4100 Series - System [DSK]
Tektronix 4100 Series - System [IMD]
Tektronix 4100 Series - Utilities [DSK]
Tektronix 4100 Series - Utilities [IMD]
Tektronix 4400 Series - System
Tektronix 4400 Series - Utilities
TeleVideo Systems TS-802 & TS-802H - System
TeleVideo Systems TS-802 & TS-802H - Utilities
TeleVideo Systems TS-803, TS-803H & TPC-1 - Fonts
TeleVideo Systems TS-803, TS-803H & TPC-1 - Sources
TeleVideo Systems TS-803, TS-803H & TPC-1 - System
TeleVideo Systems TS-803, TS-803H & TPC-1 - Utilities
TeleVideo Systems TS-806 - System
Terak 8510A & 8600 - Operating Systems
Terak 8510A & 8600 - Utilities
UNIVAC Series 90 - Operating Systems
Xerox 820 - Operating Systems
Xerox 820 - Utilities
Xerox 820-II - Operating Systems
Xerox 820-II - Utilities
Xerox 820-II - Various
Xerox 860 - Fonts
Xerox 860 - System
Xerox 860 - Utilities
Xerox 1108 - Sources
Xerox 1108 - System [DMK]
Xerox 1108 - System [IMD]
Xerox 1186 - Docs
Xerox 1186 - Fonts
Xerox 1186 - Sources
Xerox 1186 - System [DMK]
Xerox 1186 - System [IMD]
Xerox 1186 - Utilities [DMK]
Xerox 1186 - Utilities [IMD]
Xerox 6085 - Fonts
Xerox 6085 - System [DMK]
Xerox 6085 - System [IMD]
Xerox 6085 - Utilities
Zilog MCZ-2 - Operating Systems
Zilog MCZ-2 - Utilities
Title: Re: mictlantecuhtle WIP
Post by: mictlantecuhtle on April 17, 2017, 12:09:52 PM
FAO @PandMonium

DATs to be removed

Thomson TO8 - Compilations - Applications (TOSEC-v2012-08-27_CM)
Thomson TO8 - Compilations - Educational (TOSEC-v2012-08-27_CM)
Thomson TO8 - Compilations - Various (TOSEC-v2012-08-27_CM)
Thomson TO8 - Games - [FD] (TOSEC-v2012-08-27_CM)
Thomson TO8 - Games - [SAP] (TOSEC-v2014-10-28_CM)
Thomson TO8 - Miscellaneous (TOSEC-v2012-08-27_CM)

These have all been merged into the appropriate Thomson TO8, TO8D, TO9, TO9+ ... dats.

Altos Computer Systems Series 5 - Applications (TOSEC-v2015-05-07_CM)

This is now Altos Computer Systems Series 5 - Applications [TD0] (TOSEC-v2017-03-18)

New systems

4170 -- Tektronix 4170
90-30 -- UNIVAC 90/30
HP4952 Rev. A.02.00 -- Hewlett-Packard HP4952
TO8 -- Thomson TO8
TO8D - Thomson TO8D
TO9+ - Thomson TO9+
TPC-1 - TeleVideo Systems TPC-1
TS-802H - TeleVideo Systems TS-802H
TS-803 - TeleVideo Systems TS-803
TS-803H - TeleVideo Systems TS-803H

Updates to existing dats

Altos Computer Systems ACS-186, 586 & 986 - Applications (TOSEC-v2017-04-12)
Altos Computer Systems ACS-186, 586 & 986 - Operating Systems (TOSEC-v2017-04-12)


Other than the above, everything in mine should be new.
Title: Re: mictlantecuhtle WIP
Post by: PandMonium on April 23, 2017, 12:15:49 AM
Excelent work @mictlantecuhtle
Title: Re: mictlantecuhtle WIP
Post by: mictlantecuhtle on May 16, 2017, 09:56:11 PM
Continuing to plug away at Thomson TO8 etc., getting towards the end of one set of files but plenty more to come yet!

As palate cleansers in between the Thomson work, continuing to clear out other folders and have the following new dats for next release:

Acorn Archimedes - Compilations - Games - [JFD]
Acorn Archimedes - Games - [JFD]
Acorn Atom - Games - [CSW]
Acorn Atom - Games - [DSK]
Acorn Atom - Games - [TAP]
Acorn Atom - Games - [UEF]
Acorn Atom - Games - [WAV]
Title: Re: mictlantecuhtle WIP
Post by: mictlantecuhtle on May 24, 2017, 09:37:54 PM
Massive announcement, ladies and gentlemen. Skyrim will be included in the next TOSEC dats!


































Just perhaps not the version you were expecting

(http://i.imgur.com/k70JJ4v.png)

You heard it here first - Skyrim for the TO8 coming soon to a TOSEC dat near you!
Title: Re: mictlantecuhtle WIP
Post by: Maddog on June 04, 2017, 12:02:53 PM
LOL, can't wait for that one!!!
Title: Re: mictlantecuhtle WIP
Post by: mictlantecuhtle on June 25, 2017, 07:49:39 PM
Something of a small birthday treat for myself, having recently turned [redacted].

The Sega Megadrive was the first console I ever owned, and it's got a special place in my heart to this day. While I love working on obscure systems I've never encountered (and likely never will encounter) in real life, it made me sad to see the Genesis / Megadrive dats languishing.

So, over the past month, I've done a bit of work. I'm pleased to let you all know that as of the next release there should be 879 new files in the Genesis / MD dats.

This is very much just a first step, and should bring those dats more or less up to date with the known dumps for the system. Next phase (already begun) is working slowly through the dats and adding more accurate publisher / date info, correctly marking pirate carts, etc. I've also created a new "Compilations" dat, which has several new additions and I'm slowly moving compilation carts across to that as well.

As with all the work TOSEC does, this is nowhere near done. There are literally thousands if not tens of thousands of hacks, translations, etc. out there still to be found, properly renamed and added, not to mention a whole lot of retail carts, protos etc. for which dumps have yet to be 100% verified. This is very much a first step towards modernising the Sega dats.

I can't speak for the whole team, but I certainly would welcome help from other people with an interest in this (or any other) system. It's taken me the best part of a month, working in my free time, to add what are (for the most part) easily checked / verified, known dumps of retail carts and known protos. Getting through all the other stuff out there - some of which will require deep research to identify beyond "yet another unknown Sonic hack" / "misc unlabeled proto" - could take years. More eyes on this stuff, more people submitting corrections and additions, all helps things along.

There will be mistakes in these dats, there will be missing info. If you can help, let me know - I want these dats (and everything else in TOSEC) to be the best they can be.
Title: Re: mictlantecuhtle WIP
Post by: mictlantecuhtle on June 26, 2017, 07:57:12 PM
Just a wee addendum to the above - if anyone's interested, there's still plenty of low-hanging fruit out there. Most of the console dats need to be brought up-to-date with No-Intro / MAME software lists, for example, and a lot of that stuff is really well-documented (certainly the MAME XMLs tend to contain quite a few notes as to what's known vs. unverified). Even on the computer side of things, which tends to be a bit more fragmented and hard to verify, I've been religiously grabbing the Apple II 4am cracks (to give one example) from archive.org with the intention of doing something with them at some point, and you basically couldn't ask for a better documented and verified set of disk dumps.

Essentially, if you want to get involved, there's no barrier to entry for a lot of this stuff. Hell, I don't even speak French beyond a basic high school level, and I've managed to dig through a lot of the (almost exclusively French) Thomson stuff. Admittedly, some of the Asian stuff and the Russian / Eastern European stuff could really use the attention of someone who knows the language / culture / history, but beyond that basically pick a system you like the look of and crack at it. There's plenty to go around.

Don't worry about making mistakes either - the team here is excellent and has always been on hand to help with stupid questions (and, some years into this, I still have a lot of stupid questions!). Nothing is unfixable, either - I've had quite a few little errors from the last release spotted by eagle-eyed helpers, and all that will be fixed next time around.

I believe the tradition is to finish with a call to action, so here it is - get involved!
Title: Re: mictlantecuhtle WIP
Post by: mictlantecuhtle on June 27, 2017, 10:57:15 PM
Working through the MD / Genesis dats to update with accurate release dates, publisher info, etc. Going to use this to log the stuff that's getting moved about.

Note that I have just included the first entry for each set of files e.g. Arcade Classics (1996)(Sega)(US) being moved also counts the h/h2 files.

Moved from Games to Compilations
Code: [Select]
12 in 1 (19xx)(-)[p]
3 in 1 (19xx)(-)[p]
4 in 1 (19xx)(-)[p]
Arcade Classics (1996)(Sega)(US)

Moved from Games to Educational
Code: [Select]
Barney's Hide &amp; Seek Game (1993-06-01)(Sega)(US)
Title: Re: mictlantecuhtle WIP
Post by: mictlantecuhtle on June 28, 2017, 10:50:28 PM
I feel like I've been banging on about this for a while, so last post on this subject for a while, but tonight's endeavours should give a short example of the kind of time-consuming stuff I was talking about in earlier posts.

Working my way through the Genesis games dat, I come to "CrazyBus v0.1 (2004)(Maneiro, Tom)(es)(PD)", and notice that almost all the versions are listed simply as either 2004 or 2005. A bit of Googling takes me to an old DevSter news archive (http://devster.monkeeh.com/news2004.html). This looks to have more-or-less accurate release dates for v0.3 and v0.8, but not much else. So far so good, but the DAT will look a bit weird with just a few of the versions having proper release dates.

But of course there's a link to the site - which is down (as one might expect from a 2004-era PD Genesis site). Off to web.archive.org we go, last great refuge of historical dumpster-divers. A quick look through the various saved pages reveals that v0.7 definitely appears sometime between August and October 2004. Not great info, but provisionally mark v0.7 as 2004-10.

Sometimes, though, sometimes - not nearly often enough - archive.org preserves the binary files as well as the web pages. Hoping against hope, I try a few download links - and they work! Not all of them, but hopefully across all the saved versions of the site there might be something. Luck holds out, and a number of the various source code releases have working download links.

Nothing guaranteed yet, but a quick trawl through the archives reveals that... yes, the v1.1 source has a history.txt file, containing exact release dates all the way back to v0.1! We have our data!

I'm sure this doesn't sound like much, but it's taken at least a couple of hours to dig out accurate release info for a few versions of a measly PD rom that almost nobody cares about. And yet, I can't describe how satisfying it feels to know that that work has led from this:

Code: [Select]
CrazyBus v0.1 (2004)(Maneiro, Tom)(es)(PD)
CrazyBus v0.2 (2004)(Maneiro, Tom)(es)(PD)
CrazyBus v0.3 (2004)(Maneiro, Tom)(es)(PD)
CrazyBus v0.4 (2004)(Maneiro, Tom)(es)(PD)
CrazyBus v0.5 (2004)(Maneiro, Tom)(es)(PD)
CrazyBus v0.6 (2004)(Maneiro, Tom)(es)(PD)
CrazyBus v0.7 (2004)(Maneiro, Tom)(es)(PD)
CrazyBus v0.8 (2004)(Maneiro, Tom)(es)(PD)
CrazyBus v1.0 (2005)(Maneiro, Tom)(es)(PD)

To this:

Code: [Select]
CrazyBus v0.1 (2004-08)(Maneiro, Tom)(VE)(PD)
CrazyBus v0.2 (2004-08)(Maneiro, Tom)(VE)(PD)
CrazyBus v0.3 (2004-08-16)(Maneiro, Tom)(VE)(PD)
CrazyBus v0.4 (2004-08-19)(Maneiro, Tom)(VE)(PD)
CrazyBus v0.5 (2004-08-20)(Maneiro, Tom)(VE)(PD)
CrazyBus v0.6 (2004-08-22)(Maneiro, Tom)(VE)(PD)
CrazyBus v0.7 (2004-08-24)(Maneiro, Tom)(VE)(PD)
CrazyBus v0.8 (2004-11-27)(Maneiro, Tom)(VE)(PD)
CrazyBus v1.0 (2005-09-09)(Maneiro, Tom)(VE)(PD)

I've also got what looks like a never-included v1.1 release (from the version history, 0.9 appears to have been skipped entirely) and, as you can see, have verified the country of origin as well (Venezuela - note to @PandMonium that we need a new country code in TNC).

The one thing I haven't yet been able to verify, annoyingly, is the correct spelling of the guy's name! DevSter has it as both "Maneiro" and "Maniero", and I haven't found any attribution yet in his own files to confirm either way.

As promised, last time I'll bang on about it for a while, but this is the kind of stuff that takes up the time and can really benefit from having an extra pair of hands or two. Hopefully you've all enjoyed a little insight into where all these name / date / etc. changes come from with each new release
Title: Re: mictlantecuhtle WIP
Post by: mictlantecuhtle on July 05, 2017, 09:45:50 PM
Currently working off public wi-fi until I can get a connection sorted in my new house, so calling a freeze on my dats as is, ready for the next release.

A couple of new dats, lots of additions to Genesis / MD as previously discussed, and a few fixes to some other dats thanks to help from various other contributors.

New
Acorn Archimedes - Compilations - Games - [JFD] (TOSEC-v2017-07-05_CM)
Acorn Archimedes - Games - [JFD] (TOSEC-v2017-07-05_CM)
Acorn Atom - Games - [CSW] (TOSEC-v2017-07-05_CM)
Acorn Atom - Games - [DSK] (TOSEC-v2017-07-05_CM)
Acorn Atom - Games - [TAP] (TOSEC-v2017-07-05_CM)
Acorn Atom - Games - [UEF] (TOSEC-v2017-07-05_CM)
Acorn Atom - Games - [WAV] (TOSEC-v2017-07-05_CM)

Fixed

Altos Computer Systems ACS-186, 586, 686 & 986 - Applications (TOSEC-v2017-07-05_CM)
Altos Computer Systems ACS-186, 586, 686 & 986 - Operating Systems (TOSEC-v2017-07-05_CM)
Altos Computer Systems ACS-8600 - Applications (TOSEC-v2017-07-05_CM)
Altos Computer Systems ACS-8600 - Operating Systems (TOSEC-v2017-07-05_CM)
Ferguson Big Board II - System (TOSEC-v2017-07-05_CM)
Thomson MO6 - Games (TOSEC-v2017-05-29_CM)
Thomson TO8, TO8D, TO9, TO9+ - Compilations - Various - [SAP] (TOSEC-v2017-07-05_CM)

Updated

Sega Mega Drive & Genesis - Applications (TOSEC-v2017-06-25_CM)
Sega Mega Drive & Genesis - Compilations (TOSEC-v2017-06-25_CM)
Sega Mega Drive & Genesis - Educational (TOSEC-v2017-06-25_CM)
Sega Mega Drive & Genesis - Games (TOSEC-v2017-06-25_CM)
Thomson TO8, TO8D, TO9, TO9+ - Applications - [FD] (TOSEC-v2017-07-05_CM)
Thomson TO8, TO8D, TO9, TO9+ - Compilations - Applications - [FD] (TOSEC-v2017-07-05_CM)
Thomson TO8, TO8D, TO9, TO9+ - Compilations - Educational - [FD] (TOSEC-v2017-07-05_CM)
Thomson TO8, TO8D, TO9, TO9+ - Compilations - Games - [FD] (TOSEC-v2017-07-05_CM)
Thomson TO8, TO8D, TO9, TO9+ - Compilations - Various - [FD] (TOSEC-v2017-07-05_CM)
Thomson TO8, TO8D, TO9, TO9+ - Demos - [FD] (TOSEC-v2017-07-05_CM)
Thomson TO8, TO8D, TO9, TO9+ - Diskmags - [FD] (TOSEC-v2017-07-05_CM)
Thomson TO8, TO8D, TO9, TO9+ - Educational - [FD] (TOSEC-v2017-07-05_CM)
Thomson TO8, TO8D, TO9, TO9+ - Games - [FD] (TOSEC-v2017-07-05_CM)
Thomson TO8, TO8D, TO9, TO9+ - Games - [K7] (TOSEC-v2017-07-05_CM)
Thomson TO8, TO8D, TO9, TO9+ - Games - [QD] (TOSEC-v2017-07-05_CM)

Removed

Altos Computer Systems 686 - Applications (replaced with 186, 586, 686 & 986)
Altos Computer Systems 686 - Operating Systems (replaced with 186, 586, 686 & 986)
Altos Computer Systems ACS-6800 - Applications (replaced with 8600)
Altos Computer Systems ACS-6800 - Operating Systems (replaced with 8600)
Thomson MO6 - Various (replaced with Games)
Thomson TO8, TO8D, TO9, TO9+ - Compilations - Various (replaced with Various - [SAP])
Title: Re: mictlantecuhtle WIP
Post by: mictlantecuhtle on July 25, 2017, 09:41:00 PM
So much for the freeze... a few other bits and bobs

New
Advanced Computer Design PDQ-3 - Applications
Advanced Computer Design PDQ-3 - Compilations - Games
Advanced Computer Design PDQ-3 - System
Advanced Computer Design PDQ-3 - Various
AMPRO Computers Little Board Z80 - Applications
AMPRO Computers Little Board Z80 - Sources
AMPRO Computers Little Board Z80 - System
AT&T 3B20 - Applications
Bally Professional Arcade & Astrocade - Applications - [PRG]
Bally Professional Arcade & Astrocade - Applications - [WAV]
Bally Professional Arcade & Astrocade - Compilations - Demos - [PRG]
Bally Professional Arcade & Astrocade - Compilations - Demos - [WAV]
Bally Professional Arcade & Astrocade - Compilations - Games - [PRG]
Bally Professional Arcade & Astrocade - Compilations - Games - [WAV]
Bally Professional Arcade & Astrocade - Compilations - Various - [PRG]
Bally Professional Arcade & Astrocade - Compilations - Various - [WAV]
Bally Professional Arcade & Astrocade - Demos - [PRG]
Bally Professional Arcade & Astrocade - Demos - [WAV]
Bally Professional Arcade & Astrocade - Educational - [PRG]
Bally Professional Arcade & Astrocade - Educational - [WAV]
Bally Professional Arcade & Astrocade - Games - [PRG]
Bally Professional Arcade & Astrocade - Games - [WAV]
Bally Professional Arcade & Astrocade - Various - [PRG]
Bally Professional Arcade & Astrocade - Various - [WAV]

Updated
Bally Professional Arcade & Astrocade - Applications - [BIN]
Bally Professional Arcade & Astrocade - Educational - [BIN]
Bally Professional Arcade & Astrocade - Games - [BIN]

Removed
Bally Professional Arcade & Astrocade - Applications (now Applications - BIN)
Bally Professional Arcade & Astrocade - Educational (now Educational - BIN)
Bally Professional Arcade & Astrocade - Games (now Games - BIN)
Title: Re: mictlantecuhtle WIP
Post by: mictlantecuhtle on July 26, 2017, 05:10:40 PM
Can't edit the above for some reason, so FAO @panda

New flags

Two new system flags, both for Bally Astrocade - (3159) and (3164)
Title: Re: mictlantecuhtle WIP
Post by: mictlantecuhtle on August 17, 2017, 10:58:34 AM
Been a little while since my last update, but work has been continuing. So far, for the next update you can expect:

- Loads of additions to the Bally dats
- A fairly major renaming of files in the Genesis / Megadrive dats (mostly fixing publishers and release dates)
- A number of additions to Genesis / MD (mostly protos)
- A few additions to 32X (mostly protos)
- Lots of mostly TW / KR dumps added to the SMS / GG / SG-1000 dats
- A new Sega Visual Memory System dat (firmware), including one only dumped this year
- Probably more?
Title: Re: mictlantecuhtle WIP
Post by: mictlantecuhtle on March 04, 2018, 07:29:15 PM
Little update...

New
Acorn Atom - Applications - [UEF]
Acorn Atom - Compilations - Games - [UEF]
Acorn Atom - Educational - [UEF]
ACT Apricot PC-Xi - Demos
ACT Apricot PC-Xi - Games
ACT Apricot PC-Xi - Operating Systems
AEG Olympia Olytext 20 - Firmware
APF Imagination Machine - Compilations - Games
APF Imagination Machine - Compilations - Various
APF Imagination Machine - Demos
APF M-1000 - Applications
APF M-1000 - Compilations - Games
APF M-1000 - Demos
APF M-1000 - Games
Apple II - Applications - [2MG]
Apple II - Compilations - Educational - [DSK]
Apple II - Educational - [2MG]
Apple II - Sources - [2MG]
Aquaplus P-ECE - Games
Atari 8-bit - Applications - [BIN]
Atari 8-bit - Applications - [XFD]
Atari 8-bit - Compilations - Games - [BIN]
Atari 8-bit - Educational - [BIN]
Atari 8-bit - Games - [XFD]
Bondwell 2 - Applications - [IMD]
Bondwell 2 - Operating Systems - [IMD]
Bondwell 14 - Applications
Bondwell 14 - Operating Systems
Casio Loopy - Games - Multipart
Coleco ColecoVision ADAM - Applications - [BIN]
Coleco ColecoVision ADAM - Applications - [ROM]
Coleco ColecoVision ADAM - Miscellaneous - [DDP]
Commodore BX256-80HP - Applications
Commodore BX256-80HP - Operating Systems
Dragon Data Dragon Alpha - Applications
Dragon Data Dragon Alpha - Demos
Dragon Data Dragon Alpha - Operating Systems
Dragon Data Dragon Beta - Applications
Dragon Data Dragon Beta - Demos
Dragon Data Dragon Beta - Operating Systems
Fairchild VES & Channel F - Compilations - Games
Fujitsu FM77-AV - Games - [IMD]
Fujitsu FM77-AV - Games - [RAW]
Fujitsu FM77-AV - Games - [TD0]
Luxor ABC-80 - Applications - [IMD]
Luxor ABC-80 - Demos - [DSK]
Luxor ABC-80 - Demos - [TD0]
Luxor ABC-80 - Demos - [WAV]
Luxor ABC-80 - System - [IMG]
Luxor ABC-80 - System - [TD0]
Luxor ABC-800 - Applications - [TD0]
Luxor ABC-800 - Demos - [TD0]
Luxor ABC-800 - Educational
Luxor ABC-800 - Operating Systems
Luxor ABC-806 - Applications
Luxor ABC-806 - Operating Systems
Luxor ABC-1600 - Operating Systems
Matra Hachette Alice 32 - Applications - [CAS]
Matra Hachette Alice 32 - Applications - [K7]
Matra Hachette Alice 32 - Compilations - Games
Matra Hachette Alice 32 - Educational
Matra Hachette Alice 32 - Games - [K7]
Matra Hachette Alice 90 - Applications
Matra Hachette Alice 90 - Games
NCR Decision Mate V - Applications - [CQI]
NCR Decision Mate V - Applications - [MFI]
NCR Decision Mate V - Operating Systems - [CQI]
NCR Decision Mate V - Operating Systems - [MFI]
NEC Advanced Personal Computer - Applications
NEC Advanced Personal Computer - Compilations - Applications
NEC Advanced Personal Computer - Demos
NEC Advanced Personal Computer - Docs
NEC Advanced Personal Computer - Operating Systems
NEC Advanced Personal Computer - Sources
NEC PC-88 VA - Games - [RAW]
NEC PC-9801 - Games - [D88]
NEC PC-9801 - Games - [IMG]
NEC PC-9801 - Games - [RAW]
Nintendo Famicom Disk System - Applications
Nintendo Famicom Disk System - Coverdisks
Nintendo Famicom Disk System - Educational
NorthStar Advantage - Applications
NorthStar Advantage - Collections - North Star Computer Society
NorthStar Advantage - Operating Systems
Otrona Attache - Operating Systems
Patisonic Aleste 520EX - Applications
Patisonic Aleste 520EX - Compilations - Games
Patisonic Aleste 520EX - Operating Systems
Rockwell AIM65 - Applications
Sharp X1 - Games - [WAV]
Sharp X68000 - Games - [RAW]
Telcon Zorba - Applications
Telcon Zorba - Compilations - Applications
Telcon Zorba - Compilations - Public Domain
Telcon Zorba - Firmware
Telcon Zorba - Operating Systems
VEB Mikroelektronik Erfurt Chess-Master Diamond - Modules
Yamaha Copera - Educational

Updated
Acorn Atom - Games - [DSK]
Acorn Atom - Games - [UEF]
APF Imagination Machine - Applications
APF Imagination Machine - Educational
APF Imagination Machine - Games
Apple II - Applications - [DSK]
Apple II - Applications - [PO]
Apple II - Compilations - Games - [DSK]
Apple II - Demos - [DSK]
Apple II - Educational - [DSK]
Apple II - Games - [DSK]
Atari 8-bit - Applications - [ATR]
Atari 8-bit - Demos - [ATR]
Atari 8-bit - Games - [ATR]
Atari 8-bit - Games - [BIN]
Atari 8-bit - Operating Systems
Bondwell 12 - Operating Systems
Casio Loopy - Games - [BIN]
Coleco ColecoVision ADAM - Applications - [DDP]
Coleco ColecoVision ADAM - Games - [DDP]
Fairchild VES & Channel F - Demos
Fairchild VES & Channel F - Games
Nintendo Famicom Disk System - Demos
Nintendo Famicom Disk System - Games
Sega Genesis - Applications
Sega Genesis - Demos
Sega Genesis - Games

Renamed dats

Bondwell 2 - Applications -- >Bondwell 2 - Applications - [TD0]
Bondwell 2 - Operating Systems --> Bondwell 2 - Operating Systems - [TD0]
Casio Loopy - Games (TOSEC-v2014-01-18_CM) split to BIN and multipart
Luxor ABC-800 - Demos --> Luxor ABC-800 - Demos - [BAS]
Matra Hachette Alice 32 - Games --> Matra Hachette Alice 32 - Games - [WAV]
NEC PC-88VA - Games --> NEC PC-88VA - Games - [D88]
NEC PC-9801 - Games --> NEC PC-9801 - Games - [FDD]
Sharp X68000 - Games --> Sharp X68000 - Games - [DIM]
Title: Re: mictlantecuhtle WIP
Post by: mictlantecuhtle on August 13, 2020, 09:36:01 PM
Been a while since I've done a WIP post and looking back at the volume of previous ones it scares me how much free time I used to have to work on this stuff! Still, the progress always continues slowly but surely and as well as the more major work I've been trying to do in cleaning up and rationalising the Apple II dats, I'm continuing to add some more obscure systems and fix up some of our last remaining "Various" dats.

A focus over the last few days has been the EACA Colour Genie 2000 and despite not really knowing anything about the machine until this week, I've kind of fallen for it a little bit. There's something quite charming about it, and they say a picture is worth a thousand words so here are a few images that will hopefully cast some light on this little piece of computing history.

(https://i.imgur.com/mvOs3VP.png)
(https://i.imgur.com/2DbLITF.png)
(https://i.imgur.com/b9EVJy3.png)
(https://i.imgur.com/VpEPdiY.png)
(https://i.imgur.com/GHKS1cP.png)
(https://i.imgur.com/S3ezVg1.png)
(https://i.imgur.com/pa3QhNa.png)
(https://i.imgur.com/iUPijJ6.png)