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#1 aftyde OFFLINE  

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Posted Fri Sep 27, 2013 6:15 PM

Hi All, I have a P-GRAM+ card that I've just revived and was wondering if anyone has been able to get RXB working with it and how? When I use the P-Gram+ software to save a cart, it saves up to 5 files GRAM 3 GRAM 4 GRAM 5 GRAM 6 GRAM 7 and up to two RAM banks... RAM Bank 1 RAM Bank 2 So, if I try to load Extended Basic, it loads.... (in this order) RAM Bank 2 RAM Bank 1 GRAM 6 GRAM 5 GRAM 4 GRAM 3 I've looked at the P-Gram+ docs here but seem to lack the TI expertise to figure out which RXB files to map to which PGRAM files. The PGRAM files are unhelpfully organized... for example, extended basic saves (meaning, I used PGRAM to save the cart to disk) as... EB EB1 EB2 EB3 EB4 EB5 All are 9K files. Frustrating... :)

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Posted Sat Sep 28, 2013 5:17 PM

A alternate method is to compile RXB from scratch using the Source files I included in RXB 2012.

 

My GPLHOW2 demos show how to use all the tools I use.

 

And some of the Youtube videos I have posted explain how to run each one individually.

 

http://www.youtube.c...h?v=-V2s_nL9NyI

 

I should have added this also:

 

http://www.youtube.c...h?v=MaO_GRoaDV4


Edited by RXB, Sat Sep 28, 2013 5:37 PM.


#3 Gazoo OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Sep 29, 2013 7:21 AM

Hi All, I have a P-GRAM+ card that I've just revived and was wondering if anyone has been able to get RXB working with it and how? When I use the P-Gram+ software to save a cart, it saves up to 5 files GRAM 3 GRAM 4 GRAM 5 GRAM 6 GRAM 7 and up to two RAM banks... RAM Bank 1 RAM Bank 2 So, if I try to load Extended Basic, it loads.... (in this order) RAM Bank 2 RAM Bank 1 GRAM 6 GRAM 5 GRAM 4 GRAM 3 I've looked at the P-Gram+ docs here but seem to lack the TI expertise to figure out which RXB files to map to which PGRAM files. The PGRAM files are unhelpfully organized... for example, extended basic saves (meaning, I used PGRAM to save the cart to disk) as... EB EB1 EB2 EB3 EB4 EB5 All are 9K files. Frustrating... :)

It's not real clear what exactly the problem is you're having. The files should load as-is.

Do the files you have not have the proper headers? If that's the case, look at the Pgram manual pages 31 and 32. Add the proper headers if they're not there.

 

Gazoo



#4 aftyde OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Sep 29, 2013 8:54 AM

Apologies - I don't know which RXB files to load, or how to load them.  I'm hoping someone who has RXB working on a P-GRAM+ card can respond and tell me how they did it.  I am familiar with that section of the manual but lack the skills to know how to modify the RXB binaries.  It's been 32 years since I was down and dirty with the TI - and even then I was limited to Extended Basic and some compiling / basic assembly.

 

Even if I were able to compile it - loading it in the context of the P-GRAM card is way beyond my abilities.  (at the moment)

 

Cheers, Arthur...

 

It's not real clear what exactly the problem is you're having. The files should load as-is.

Do the files you have not have the proper headers? If that's the case, look at the Pgram manual pages 31 and 32. Add the proper headers if they're not there.

 

Gazoo

 



#5 RXB OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Sep 30, 2013 4:36 PM

As Gazoo said and the videos on Youtube I posted shows other ways to check the header and how to edit them.

 

The file order that RXB loads are:

 

Address        = Filename

---------------------------------

ROM Page 0 =  RXB

ROM page 1 =  RXB1

 

GRAM bank 7 = RXB2

GRAM bank 6 = RXB3

GRAM bank 5 = RXB4

GRAM bank 4 = RXB5

GRAM bank 3 = RXB6

 

I am including a copy of RXB with the ROMs  and GROMs that load in the order you see above.

(works for all GRAM devices ever made as all use the GRAM Kracker format)

 

Rich

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Edited by RXB, Mon Sep 30, 2013 4:40 PM.






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