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#1 atrax27407 ONLINE  

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Posted Tue Jan 8, 2019 10:22 AM

I'm having yet another "senior moment". There is a program out there that converts a D/V80 file into an executable XB program. I have it somewhere in my library but I'm unable to recall the name. Does anyone know what the name of the program might be or have a copy handy that they could upload?



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Posted Tue Jan 8, 2019 10:38 AM

I'm having yet another "senior moment". There is a program out there that converts a D/V80 file into an executable XB program. I have it somewhere in my library but I'm unable to recall the name. Does anyone know what the name of the program might be or have a copy handy that they could upload?

 

What does “executable XB program” mean?

 

...lee



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Posted Tue Jan 8, 2019 11:21 AM

Either a regular XB program or a D/V163 merge type file.


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Posted Tue Jan 8, 2019 11:26 AM

I have and have used two different programs:

 

BASIC BUILDER by Paolo Bagnaresi

QS-CONVERT by Quality 99 Software

 

Give me a bit and I'll try and dig them up.

 

I'm still wanting PSYBORG by TImagination.



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Posted Tue Jan 8, 2019 11:33 AM

Either a regular XB program or a D/V163 merge type file.

 

...so, converting from LIST format to SAVE format, right?

 

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Posted Tue Jan 8, 2019 11:40 AM

also textloader (attached)

 

          TEXTLOADER  is  a machine language routine which reads a
          text file (such as might be created by TI-WRITER)  and  loads.
          each  line  into  the  Extended  BASIC  command  interpreter..
          TEXTLOADER preprocesses the lines of  text  and  ignores  the
          following:.
               1) Leading and trailing spaces.
               2) Lines whose first non-space character is a remark (!).
               3) Carriage returns and any characters following them.
               4) The TAB record written to text files by some editors.
               Another  special  character is the 'required space' code.
          denoted by '^'.  This code is only active at  the  end  of  a.
          line  and  signals  the loader that a space should be written.
          there.  Any preceeding spaces will  also  be  written.   This.
          feature  is useful for ensuring a space between the last word.
          of a line and the first word of the next line..
               TEXTLOADER  runs  until  1)  you  press  the  CLEAR  key
          (FCTN-4),  2) there are no more lines of text or 3) the first.
          three non-space characters in a line are RUN or OLD..
               Three  options  let  you  select  between  batch  files,.
          loading  a  new  program  from text, or merging program lines.
          into an existing program.  Two other routines provide a  help.
          menu  and let you continue processing if you halted execution.
          with the CLEAR key (FCTN-4)..
               Minimum requirements include an  Extended  BASIC  module.
          and  memory expansion.  Any display, variable 80 files - such.
          as  disk  files  and  RS232/PIO  files  -  may   be   loaded..
          Compatibility  with  MYARC and New Horizon RAM disks has been.
          checked..
               This program taps directly into  certain  areas  of  the.
          Extended  BASIC  module  and may therefore not work with your.
          particular module.  It does  work  well  with  TI's  Extended.
          BASIC  version 110 and MICROPAL's Extended BASIC version 110..



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Posted Tue Jan 8, 2019 11:41 AM

That's correct Lee - They convert a DV/80 file to program.

 

Attached File  CONVERTERS.DSK   90KB   11 downloads

 

 



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Posted Tue Jan 8, 2019 11:50 AM

I'm still waiting and hoping for the day when I can upload an Extended BASIC program to an Internet website, and automatically download a converted E/A 5 or BIN image. 

I KNOW it's possible, it's just not been done.... YET!



#9 atrax27407 ONLINE  

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Posted Tue Jan 8, 2019 12:02 PM

Thanks everyone!



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Posted Tue Jan 8, 2019 5:26 PM

Either a regular XB program or a D/V163 merge type file.

LOL RXB also has IV254 format down two 1K XB programs which defaults at smaller to Program Image XB Programs.

Then there is BLOAD or BSAVE which is 8K Program Image files of lower 8K for Assembly or Data use.

 

Next RXB version reduced them to 4K chunks that can be loaded/saved anywhere in 32K, so even loading multiple XB programs in same 32K

thus change a few pointers and you should be able to run multiple XB programs from another RXB only feature USER.

 

CALL USER runs DV80 files that are like DOS batch files, thus CALL USER("path.dv80filename") could load multiple XB programs

into Lower 8K (Assembly) and load small XB programs almost 4K each and run all of them from that 1 DV80 file.

 

Recently added pointer changers like CALL PRAM to change memory pointer location, CALL VDPSTACK to change VDPSTACK location.

 

Wish others would take advantage of all this effort I have put into RXB.

 

When was TEXTLOADER created as RXB has had CALL USER since 2000 to run TEXT BATCH files?


Edited by RXB, Tue Jan 8, 2019 5:32 PM.


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Posted Tue Jan 8, 2019 6:17 PM

It looks like 1985 or 1986 from a review in MICROpendium.



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Posted Tue Jan 8, 2019 6:54 PM

It looks like 1985 or 1986 from a review in MICROpendium.

Wow I got the idea from looking at Windows DOS and went from there....






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