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In short no, no CAR or XEX version because really S.A.M. really is just a machine language module with an API that you can control from your own programs. The original S.A.M. disk just contains example programs in BASIC that do just that...

 

Of course you could always include it in a program of your own and put THAT on a cart or executable file...

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A Xex version might be possible to make. Combining the Atari BAsic rom file, patch it with the SAM main software. Run the XEX, get the READY prompt. and voilas , you can make your programs using the SAM software.

 

and CSAVE/CLOAD them. Dont know how to integrate a dos into XEX.

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Interesting. I have an old tape. It's a SAM version (chilean pirates)
Maybe someone can extract something from the CAS file and try to create the XEX / ROM / CAR...

 

Here is the CAS file:

SAM.rar

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http://www.retrobits.net/atari/sam.shtml

 

 

With all the info about S.A.M.

 

I'm confused:

 

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The autorun.sys file is the binary. Then we have the "xex" file. Right?

 

I tried to convert it to ROM/CAR, but I failed.

 

 

Interesting. I have an old tape. It's a SAM version (chilean pirates)

Maybe someone can extract something from the CAS file and try to create the XEX / ROM / CAR...

 

Here is the CAS file:

attachicon.gifSAM.rar

 

A spanish version?. I tried to use my bas files, but I failed.

 

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A spanish version?. I tried to use my bas files, but I failed.

 

 

Don't use SAM$. You should use VOZ$.

Look:

 

10 DIM VOZ$(255)

20 VOZ=8192

30 P=8209

40 V=8208

50 VOZ$="PLAH6NEH6TAH6"

60 POKE V,100

70 POKE P,70

80 X=USR(VOZ)

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Interesting. I have an old tape. It's a SAM version (chilean pirates)

Maybe someone can extract something from the CAS file and try to create the XEX / ROM / CAR...

 

Here is the CAS file:

attachicon.gifSAM.rar

 

 

Thanks to vitoco for the xex file:

 

SAM.XEX

 

Something to try:

DIGAUD.BAS

EJEMPLO.BAS

sam.atr

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Here's a copy of the demonstration disk put out by Don't Ask Software back in the day showcasing SAM along with some of their other products if anyone needs it. SAM singing the US national anthem always made me laugh! This disk needs to be booted with Basic enabled. It runs in Altirra but crashed out Atari800WinPlus.

 

Don't Ask Demo Disk.ATR

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I can't convert sam.xex to rom/car file. Possible?

There are several ways this could be done.

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1. Disassemble it, and reassemble the code to the address you want in the cart. But this would be so a cart based game could use it. With some bank switching you might be about to run the code on the cart and save some system RAM with a little more code.

2. Grab the binary, make it data on the cart, and have the program on the cart copy it to the original address and boot the system with it already loaded. You would need to add some code to set up memory the way SAM does when it loads. This is what I did when I moved the ADAM IDE driver ROM to a Colecovision cart image. I spent more time learning about the ADAM than actually writing the code.

3. Create a DOS driver that can boot from the cart and load any program from the cart as if it were on a disk. This could be pretty useful but I don't know if such a thing exists.

 

 

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Hi all,

 

I am looking for this basic utility that helps you easily manage the voice in SAM. I had another similar but with more options but I lost it😅

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Regards
 

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On 7/24/2017 at 10:47 AM, DGS-Atari said:

Here's a copy of the demonstration disk put out by Don't Ask Software back in the day showcasing SAM along with some of their other products if anyone needs it.

This disk is very weird. Do you remember where it came from or how it came into existence?

 

  1. It is enhaced density and dated 1983. ED was released only in late 83.
  2. It contains the copy protection code from S.A.M. but has the relevant parts NOPed out which makes it seem like a crack.
  3. Other parts of the protection have not been replaced which makes it seem not to be a crack.
  4. The title screen is loaded in a way which hardly any cracker would chose.
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On 3/24/2020 at 9:21 PM, DjayBee said:

This disk is very weird. Do you remember where it came from or how it came into existence?

 

  1. It is enhaced density and dated 1983. ED was released only in late 83.
  2. It contains the copy protection code from S.A.M. but has the relevant parts NOPed out which makes it seem like a crack.
  3. Other parts of the protection have not been replaced which makes it seem not to be a crack.
  4. The title screen is loaded in a way which hardly any cracker would chose.

Sorry, I can't remember to be honest. I used to get a lot of stuff sent to me from other libraries in the States back in the day, which is probably where it came from.

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