Cool! Not that I've ever used it, but just booted it into simcoupe and it
worked instantly J
However - after skimming through the manual - how do I read from a .cpm
image (using simcoupe)? I opened the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy .cpm
as floppy 2.
256 entries of ?????.??? files are shown
256 Files, 706k free.
That disk doesn't appear to be fat12/16/32 formatted.
On another note - how does it play with z88dk - which has a CPM target?
(which I've also never really used since I don't do C, but it fascinates me
and I had some fun getting it to build).
From: owner-sam-us...@nvg.ntnu.no [mailto:owner-sam-us...@nvg.ntnu.no] On
Behalf Of Chris Pile
Sent: woensdag 28 mei 2014 22:29
Subject: Pro-DOS v2.0 (CP/M 2.2) released
Some of you may remember last year I mentioned I was rewriting Pro-DOS?
Well, it's now finished and Steve (SPT) has kindly provided a permanent
home for it on his Pro-DOS website. You can grab a copy of v2.0 here:
I've tried to make v2.0 look and feel more professional and polished than
its older relative, and several areas dealing with CP/M 2.2 compatibility
have been improved. A large portion of the rewrite was spent developing
"official" mass-storage support for the ATOM-Lite and Trinity interfaces.
Much needed attention was given to the performance and responsiveness too,
which was an area that has been begging for a kick up the arse since 1991!
There is now no reason to use Pro-DOS <= v1.9. Pro-DOS v2.0 was designed
to supersede all previous versions, including the "unofficial" ATOM-Lite
(AL-Patch) version. Pro-DOS v2.0 is now the "official" ATOM-Lite (CF) and
Trinity (MMC/SD/SDHC) version.
Inside the release .ZIP you will find a .DSK image and also a .PDF copy of
the user manual. The user manual has also received a complete rewrite, so
please take the time to read it as there are a number of additional features
found in Pro-DOS v2.0 not found in previous versions. Most of the features
will not be immediately obvious until you read the manual!
Apologies if the user manual is a little difficult to read or grammatically
awkward. I'm a not a user-manual author, which will become all too clear!
However, I hope the information is clear enough to introduce the additional
features Pro-DOS v2.0 has to offer over its predecessor.
Here is a list of "highlights" taken from the updated user manual:
* Better CP/M 2.2 compatibility
* Up to eight simultaneously visible disk drives - Drives A: through
* CompactFlash support using the ATOM-Lite (right-hand drive bay)
* Dual CF adapter support in the ATOM-Lite - seen as two separate
* MMC/SD/SDHC flash support using Quazar's Trinity Ethernet Interface
* 100% compatible with the AL-Patch format used by AL-Pro-DOS v1.9
* Pro-DOS can optionally boot from its own format 720k CP/M disks
* If your SAM has an AL-BOOT ROM Pro-DOS can also boot from CF cards
* Up to 64-Gigabytes (65535 logical disks) on CF/MMC/SD/SDHC cards
* Will use any external RAM packs to provide up to four 1MB RAM Drives
* Improved performance, with particular attention paid to screen
* More accurate Heath/Zenith H19/Z19/DEC VT52 terminal emulation
* Better command-line editing functions
* Command-line can accept user areas - so DIR A4:*.COM is valid
* Can simultaneously change drives and user areas at the command
* MS-DOS-like command history buffer for the eight most recent
* Retro green-screen look with funky flashing cursor - changeable of
* Will save/restore your chosen screen colours to/from the Trinity
* System bell sound makes a better "ding" and no longer pauses the
* The DIR command now outputs in alphabetically sorted columns
* Better memory use to allow v2.0 to retain v1.9's internal RAM Drive
* A large (63238 byte) Transient Program Area for external programs
* The separate system files disk used by v1.9 is no longer required
* All system files are pre-installed to the internal RAM Drive at boot
* COPY and DUMP commands are now built-in, and not external programs
* All internal commands accept wildcards, including REName and COPY
* Ability to software-swap a pair of drives, so A: can be B: and vice
* FATREAD.COM for importing files from PC formatted FAT12/16/32 media
v2.0 is more like the version I should have written back in 1991! And with
that in mind it's probably time to move on to other (more fun) SAM projects!