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: email@example.com 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: firstname.lastname@example.org 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.