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Poll: Geneve Eprom Updates (10 member(s) have cast votes)

Would you upgradge your Geneve Eprom if it had an embedded program added?

  1. EXEC? (8 votes [72.73%])

    Percentage of vote: 72.73%

  2. Another 13K program? Please describe. (3 votes [27.27%])

    Percentage of vote: 27.27%

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#1 BeeryMiller OFFLINE  

BeeryMiller

    Dragonstomper

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Posted Sat Nov 24, 2018 8:48 PM

Looking at doing something with the extra Geneve Eprom space.  It is questionable if MDOS has the free memory for the next release to accomodate some extra code.  If it does, would you upgrade your Eprom if you could have something like EXEC embedded?  So, one could at the command prompt type "TI A:\UTIL1" and load just UTIL1 with TI = EXEC already preloaded and ready for use.

 

Tim is managing MDOS and I know memory is tight, so I do not know if it will fit.  If the memory is not there, I would entertain other ideas.

 

Beery



#2 Opry99er OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat Nov 24, 2018 8:56 PM

Cool!!! You guys are discussing upgrading the actual system ROMs?

#3 Nick99 OFFLINE  

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    Space Invader

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Posted Sun Nov 25, 2018 5:52 AM

My original Geneve will need an upgrade to "keep up in the game".



#4 BeeryMiller OFFLINE  

BeeryMiller

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Posted Sun Nov 25, 2018 1:35 PM

I'm looking at adding something to the Eprom.  At this point in time, I am not sure there is enough free space in one of the XOP libraries, and/or in the Command Line Interpreter to allow an "extraction" of a program into executable memory.  I've made an inquiry with Tim to see what may exist.

 

If there is insufficient memory, then another scenario is to use the space for other code that other programs can access from MDOS.  

 

The big question is to understand if anyone would even upgrade their eprom if I modified something to be useable by others.  So, trying to gauge interest in the Geneve community. 

 

Beery



#5 fabrice montupet OFFLINE  

fabrice montupet

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Posted Wed Nov 28, 2018 1:33 PM

it could be great and very useful to have a diagnostic tool that permits to test the SRAM, CPU RAM, VDP and its DRAM, Real Time Clock, Keyboard/Joystick and Sound.






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