Re: MSX in Canada, eh?

1999-02-09 Thread Egor Voznessenski
Hello Egor, EVYou should use PR archiver on MSX - that's pure MSX archives. Where may I download the PR archiver? http://novatec.da.ru, "archive" section I'll hope that it operates under CP/M-80. Nope. Only MSXDOS. There are sources on the same site,but they are also archived with it

Re: MSX RTC: Y2K Bug?

1999-02-09 Thread Egor Voznessenski
Hi! Fortunately, the MSX's Y2K problem ain't gonna be a problem till 2079 :-) But apropos clockchip: my 8250 is having problems keeping up to date. I guess the battery will not live till the end of the year, let alone till the millenium-change :-( I know that the battery is soldered to the

Re: A question about the PSG samples

1999-02-09 Thread Egor Voznessenski
Kari Lammassaari wrote: The MSX-Audio is not only capeable to play 4-bit ad-pcm automaticly, but this can be done for 8 bit pcm is too. Not many people have used this feature, takes two times more memory for the same time and samplerate. (PCM is better than ADPCM) How? I studied Y8950

Re: A question about the PSG samples

1999-02-09 Thread Egor Voznessenski
Erik Maas wrote: The MSX-Audio is not only capeable to play 4-bit ad-pcm automaticly, but this can be done for 8 bit pcm is too. Not many people have used this feature, takes two times more memory for the same time and samplerate. (PCM is better than ADPCM) How? I studied Y8950 data sheet

Re: No competition!

1999-02-09 Thread Egor Voznessenski
Manuel Bilderbeek wrote: Hello Egor (and all readers in the mailinglist!) There's more to say about MSX Rating. For The Ultimate MSX FAQ (and also my other pages) I also have a NedStat Counter, which should work in the same way as MSX Rating. But I always have more hits on the NedStat

Re: More disk variables

1999-02-09 Thread Egor Voznessenski
Konami Man wrote: In my system (DOS 2 installed on Mega-SCSI), #F34B points ALWAYS to the same location of #F349. If I change it, the old value is restored after going BASIC and returning. And if I change #F349, #F34B is automatically modified for equaling #F349. So, reducing #F349

Re: Looking for Ram

1999-02-09 Thread Egor Voznessenski
Martial BENOIT wrote: At 00:27 26/05/98 +0200, you wrote: The problem with the MSX turbo R is that the pull-up resistors in the engine (S1990) have a too low resistance, which makes the current that high that even the low-bit produced by an Pull-up inside the engine? Sounds VERY

Re: More disk variables

1999-02-09 Thread Egor Voznessenski
Konami Man wrote: re-allocating the kernel by some kind of function isn't possible as far as I know. What about loading MSXDOS.SYS on #100 and executing? (anyway I never tested it...) In MSXDOS1 it works ok - i used this in several programs. Must also workin DOS2 - but i cannpt say for

Re: MSX Web Ring

1999-02-09 Thread Egor Voznessenski
On Wed, 21 Jan 1998 16:08:05 GMT-0300, Aleck Zander wrote: Hello MSX people from World, I have created the MSX Web Ring. This is a ring of pages that have something related with MSX computers. If you have a page like this, please add it to the ring in the follow URL

Re: Basic compiler

1999-02-09 Thread Egor Voznessenski
Hi Everyone! Beta version of the compiler is placed to the MSX section of my home pa= ge. = Feel free to download. = P.S. Bug reports and other suggestions wanted. Hi! I downloaded it and tested it with some programs. Here they are: [SNIP!] Sorry, I accidently sent this to

Basic compiler

1999-02-09 Thread Egor Voznessenski
Hi MSXers! Beta version of the compiler is placed to the MSX section of my home page. Feel free to download. P.S. Bug reports and other suggestions wanted. -- EV == Egor G. Voznessenski: tubed audiophile, MSX maniac

SOLiD Warez Stock updated - and more

1999-02-09 Thread Egor Voznessenski
Hi, MSXers! Here are two news from SOLiD: - To all of you who failed to download proggies from SOLiD Warez Stock -- the problem was in my provider's character conversion "service". I solved it by moving files to the new location. Now wverything must be OK. - I launched a hit counter service

Re: z380

1999-02-09 Thread Egor Voznessenski
Hi, Since you mailed to the msx-list, I presume you are still alive :-) What ever happened to the z380 MSX project? I haven't heard about it since the fair in Tilburg (NL) last year! Well, since everybody seems to be interested in MSX380 project here is my answer: MSX380 exists, but

Re: msx-rating

1999-02-09 Thread Egor Voznessenski
Does anybody know what has happened to the MSX-Rating System ??? It doesn't seem to function anymore ??!! Hi! The people from provider moved my server to another network, so IP address changed. This happened yesterday, and possibly most of DNS servers doesn't know the new address. This is

Valery, any nX-Mozilla-Status: 0009xt/plain; charset=koi8-r

1999-02-09 Thread Egor Voznessenski
Sorry everybody! This letter is for [EMAIL PROTECTED] Valery, did you receive my replies for your 2 last letters? If not they are possibly lost somewhere. Since you are in this list i assume you receive it. Please reply. -- EV [MSX Maniac][Pendorian Wannabe][Tubed Audiophile] [email:[EMAIL

Re: Incomplete ATA.PS ?

1999-02-09 Thread Egor Voznessenski
Egor Voznessenski wrote: The file is being uploaded (ATAROM.ZIP) But the most fresh copies of my software are ofcourse on my server: http://cisip.sonnet.ru/MSX I've tried to view and print ATA.PS using Ghostview, but the sheet seems to be incomplete. Does anyone else have a problem

Re: About FAT16: just for information

1999-02-09 Thread Egor Voznessenski
Nestor Soriano wrote: And now, please never start a discussion about "how to determine cluster size when using FAT16"! No needing for this!! ;-) Microsoft is again trying to simplify simple, as usual... The easiest way of determining cluster size is to look into boot sector at the BPB

Re: About FAT16: just for information

1999-02-09 Thread Egor Voznessenski
Nestor Soriano wrote: Some time ago I find in the Micro$oft page the following information about how to determine the cluster size, based on the disk size: Disk size FAT typeSectors per cluster - --- 0 - 15M 12 bit 8

Re: DOS2+, FAT16 etc.

1999-02-09 Thread Egor Voznessenski
I can't see any real reason for thinking this sector number standard probblem. If we use FAT16 we will also use HDD right ? Right. If we use HDD, then we probabbly don't need to read/write directly to sectors. Wrong. This is necessary for disk checking and defragmentation utilities

Re: ZD -dissasembler

1999-02-09 Thread Egor Voznessenski
J.P. Grobler, Student: Wiskunde, 9258426 wrote: Hi Could some one send me the source code for the ZD dissasembler? Hi, I'm the author. I shall put the source code for ZD to NOVATEC Archive (http://cisip.sonnet.ru/MSX/warez) in a day or two. Is there a msx dissasembler for the pc? there is

Re: Disk variables!

1999-02-09 Thread Egor Voznessenski
Konami Man wrote: Hi people! Konami Man returns again for asking for help (strange huh?). This time, concerning to the disk ROM work area (again!): 1. Can someone explain me the difference between variables HIGHMEM (#F349) and CLEAR (#F34B)? F349 points to the area NOT INCLUDING

Re: Looking for Ram (turbo-R with S1990)

1999-02-09 Thread Egor Voznessenski
Now to the point with an external mapper, all the higher bits are read as one : e.g. Internal 512 Kbyte mapper External 2048 Kbyte mapper out hfe,1 in hfe - b1111 This is with and without the external mapper! I could be wrong, but I think with a 256 kbyte turbo-R ST even bit 4

Re: Bigger sector numbers

1999-02-10 Thread Egor Voznessenski
My idea: why not indicate a big sector number with the highest bit of the drive number (passed with A register)? If passed to an older driver/part of the system, this would be read as drive number beyond 127 ('ridiculous'), and any action will surely be refused in this case, with an error

Re: Breaking the 32Mb/partition limit

1999-02-10 Thread Egor Voznessenski
Hi, everybody! You are wrong: the cluster feature is available in all the versions of MS-DOS, and of course also MSX-DOS, not only the higher than 4 versions. Indeed cluster have been used since the first DOS release. But for some reason MS-DOS introduced 32Mb partitions in version 4.0. Does

Re: A BASIC compiler

1999-02-10 Thread Egor Voznessenski
On Thu, 08 Jan 1998 22:02:47 +0100, Martial BENOIT wrote: At 13:57 08/01/98 +0100, you wrote: Hello guys, I'm new in MSX secta, but I have a crazy idea and I want to share it with the people: a brand new BASIC compiler. Think about it: a new language that handles long

RE: Color Burst (was: A question about the PSG samples)

1999-02-10 Thread Egor Voznessenski
On Tue, 23 Jun 1998 17:45:21 +0200, Erik Maas wrote: Here are some idea's about the color burst : As far as I know you can adjust the color burst phase with it. (Carrier that is send for a small time during horizontal sync to be able to demodulate the color information) If you have a RGB

Re: NOVATEC Group Schematic Archive open!

1999-02-10 Thread Egor Voznessenski
Hi! The ATASCH.ZIP and ATASOL.ZIP files have PKZIP errors. Maybe you could make new copies of these? Sorry, forgot to switch to binary FTP -- problem solved. BTW, there is still no ROM code -- it's in my othe house, i will put it on the server tomorrow. What text editor is used for the

Re: IDE driver documentation

1999-02-10 Thread Egor Voznessenski
Egor Voznessenski wrote: I _DO_ have complete, working DOS1 DISKROM source code, I even did huge modifications to it to make it more suitable for HDD Considering the amount of interest in this piece of work, you better up it to funet :-) The file is being uploaded (ATAROM.ZIP

Re: Allways just probblems...

1999-02-10 Thread Egor Voznessenski
NYYRIKKI wrote: I know, that I have only questions, that nobody can answer, but I'm trying my luck once again... I make proggram like : IN A,(#A8) PUSH AF LD A,(#) CPL PUSH AF LD A,XXX OUT (#A8),A LD A,YYY

Re: MSX1 -MSX2 compatibility

1999-02-10 Thread Egor Voznessenski
Hi MSX people, Hi! A lot of You know that MAIN ROM slot's identificator is located at 0FCC1H. In MSX2 the MAIN ROM can be in any slot, while in MSX1 it's in slot 0 or slot 0-0. Why is there this difference ? No! On MSX2 main ROM is also either in slot 0 (if slot 0 is not extended) or in

Large partition support

1999-02-10 Thread Egor Voznessenski
OK people. I am tired of speaking and added both 16bit FAT and large partition support to my DOS1 kernel tonight. Going to test this in the next few days and probably will report to you about results next week. If everything is ok, will add FAT16 to DOS2 kernel soon. -- EV [MSX

MSX Rating - Improving performance

1999-02-10 Thread Egor Voznessenski
Hello, MSXers! I checked MSX Rating service with different providers and found out that the server is really slow. The main problem is however in the slow DNS server of my provider. The solution is to change the host addtrss cisip.sonnet.ru into its IP address 195.90.162.12 This will speed up

Re: MSx Rating

1999-02-10 Thread Egor Voznessenski
Does anyone know if the MSX-Rating is down at the moment A problem at the RosNet router. (Got too drunk celebrating Russian Revolution anniversary ? :-)) Seems to be fixed now. -- EV [MSX Maniac][Pendorian Wannabe][Tubed Audiophile] [email:[EMAIL PROTECTED]] [www.glasnet.ru/~msxegor]

Re: Looking for Ram

1999-02-10 Thread Egor Voznessenski
All mappers use ports FC-FF. More than one mapper can be present in a system. When writing, no problem, all mappers accept the same value. When reading, there is a problem when two mappers want to return different values (for example because they are not equally large). No problems here.

Re: MSX380

1999-02-10 Thread Egor Voznessenski
Hi! What happened to the MSX380 project? The project (at least my one) is _very_paused_ because the guy who worked with me (hardware/PLD/PCB design) now works not in Moscow but in Geneve :-(. Until I find somebody who can substitute him, there will be no work on this project. -- Signed: Egor

Re: Looking for Ram

1999-02-10 Thread Egor Voznessenski
To solve the mapper problem by hardware is very difficult: it's located inside the S1990 MSX-engine. But only software that read mapper ports (which is illegal!) will encounter the problem. Well-written software will work with large mappers on S1990 machines. Can anyone tell me EXACTLY,

Re: Antwort: Re: Re[2]: Looking for Ram

1999-02-10 Thread Egor Voznessenski
It seems stupid, but mapper ports aren't read/write... just write. The confussion is that most MSX2 and other computers has also the read option, but it's not standart. You are wrong. Mapper ports _ARE_ R/W - this is stated in all official technical papers. If the computer or memory expansion

Re: Disk variables!

1999-02-10 Thread Egor Voznessenski
F349 points to the area NOT INCLUDING MSX-DOS slot call routinesand interrupt handling routine. F34B points below them. So, area above F349 must never be changed, but area between F34B and F349 can be changed if some precautions are taken, and MSXDOS reloaded afterwards. In my system (DOS 2

MUSIC MODULE MIDI PLAYER - followup

1999-02-10 Thread Egor Voznessenski
I found the Music Module Synth MIDI replayer! http://cisip.sonnet.ru/MSX/warez/utils/midi.com Alas one part of the sources don't read from the floppy on my PC. I'll try to read it om MSX this evening. MSX is still superior to PC... :-) I managed to read the disk no matter that it was

Re: Large partition support

1999-02-10 Thread Egor Voznessenski
Nestor Soriano wrote: If everything is ok, will add FAT16 to DOS2 kernel soon. If you do this, I'll put your name to my first son!! X-) :-) Then, maybe best solution is to create a new system call, for example with parameters: A = Drive letter B = Number of sectors to read or

Re: IDE driver documentation

1999-02-10 Thread Egor Voznessenski
Hi! Let me join this discussion So, such system software needs to be SOLID: checked, re-checked, checked again, tested, checked again, tested several times more, checked again, tested for a while, re-checked, and this for any important change you make to it. Get the idea? As a part of my

MSX RATING

1999-10-19 Thread Egor Voznessenski
on a brand new server. All members of MSX RATING, please change URLs in counter to http://195.178.221.229/rating/raing.cgi?ID=your_id The support page is not yet fully operational (http://195.178.221.229/msx/rating.htm) but i promise to bring it online this week. Enjoy, Egor Voznessenski NOVATEC GROUP

MSX RATING NEWS

1999-10-25 Thread Egor Voznessenski
Hello everybody! MSX RATING is back online. Please change URLs of your counters to: http://195.178.221.229/rating/rating.cgi?ID=your_id and the link on the counter to http://195.178.221.229/msx/rating.htm Both rating and statistics are fully operational now (report bugs, i know, there must be

NOVATEC NEWS

1999-11-17 Thread Egor Voznessenski
Hello MSX Fans! Novatec site updated: In Projects section: - Doublescan module by Max Vlassov published In Software section: - Lots of old good development packages put online, including Ada, Pascal, Refal, Micro Prolog (with sources) and others. To be added soon: - Schematic of Yamaha YIS-805