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Offline PandMonium

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Re: mictlantecuhtle WIP
« Reply #30 on: August 27, 2012, 06:16:38 PM »
Great work and thanks for giving me that info ;)

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Re: mictlantecuhtle WIP
« Reply #31 on: August 27, 2012, 07:33:46 PM »
Excellent stuff indeed...

Will take a look at these shortly.

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Re: mictlantecuhtle WIP
« Reply #32 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.

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Re: mictlantecuhtle WIP
« Reply #33 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...

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Re: mictlantecuhtle WIP
« Reply #34 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.

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Re: mictlantecuhtle WIP
« Reply #35 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!

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Re: mictlantecuhtle WIP
« Reply #36 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

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Re: mictlantecuhtle WIP
« Reply #37 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.

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Re: mictlantecuhtle WIP
« Reply #38 on: September 16, 2012, 12:05:04 PM »
Thanks for the heads up Zandro.

Welcome to the forum BTW!   :)

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Re: mictlantecuhtle WIP
« Reply #39 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)

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Re: mictlantecuhtle WIP
« Reply #40 on: May 18, 2013, 03:38:41 AM »
wow lots of work! It's great to have you back :)

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Re: mictlantecuhtle WIP
« Reply #41 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.

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Re: mictlantecuhtle WIP
« Reply #42 on: March 05, 2017, 03:31:45 PM »
Nice to see more activity! Looking forward for more.  O0

Offline Duncan Twain

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Re: mictlantecuhtle WIP
« Reply #43 on: March 05, 2017, 06:11:34 PM »
Indeed ;)

Offline mictlantecuhtle

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Re: mictlantecuhtle WIP
« Reply #44 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.