The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy .cpm is a disk formatted to the cp/m
format.

 

Best version to play with pro-dos is hitc128.com

 

Steve(spt)

 

 

From: owner-sam-us...@nvg.ntnu.no [mailto:owner-sam-us...@nvg.ntnu.no] On
Behalf Of Stefan Drissen
Sent: 28 May 2014 23:38
To: sam-users@nvg.ntnu.no
Subject: RE: Pro-DOS v2.0 (CP/M 2.2) released

 

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.

 

A0>B:

B0>DIR

 

256 entries of ?????.??? files are shown

256 Files, 706k free.

 

B0>A:

A0>fatread b:

 

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).

 

Cheers,

 

 

Stefan

 

 

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
To: sam-users@nvg.ntnu.no
Subject: Pro-DOS v2.0 (CP/M 2.2) released

 

Hi Folks,
 
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:
 
http://www.samcoupe-pro-dos.co.uk/index.html
<http://www.samcoupe-pro-dos.co.uk> 
 
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
to H:
*       CompactFlash support using the ATOM-Lite (right-hand drive bay)
*       Dual CF adapter support in the ATOM-Lite - seen as two separate
drives
*       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
output
*       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
prompt
*       MS-DOS-like command history buffer for the eight most recent
commands
*       Retro green-screen look with funky flashing cursor - changeable of
course!
*       Will save/restore your chosen screen colours to/from the Trinity
EEPROM
*       System bell sound makes a better "ding" and no longer pauses the
system
*       The DIR command now outputs in alphabetically sorted columns
*       Better memory use to allow v2.0 to retain v1.9's internal RAM Drive
sizes
*       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
versa
*       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!
  
Cheers,
Chris.

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