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Using the EQU >2100 gave me the same results, basically a reboot occurs and a discolored border. So apparently my util isn't sitting where it normally does after my copy of utils from. >2000->2398 is still missing something, because that's all I'm copying and putting back via my program at load time.  But I can just as well use the sound table as mentioned earlier, just needs to beep.

 

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The sound file did work, but the frequency is off a bit..I'll have to try to find a way to change it.

Done..I see how that works

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Here is the EA Notes cart.

Im just about to start writing code for the bank switching that has to happen..

But I needed a case..AND I'm pondering a label scheme.

The reason for the case is that I cannot find switches that fit in a regular cart case properly after using ic sockets on my board. But I'll never solder a component in a board unless necessary. I've got 3 types of switches that I tried and all those types didn't work either. And no room to just wire in the switches and place the switches in other places in a cart. They all seem restricted due to the sockets.

 

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I have attached wires to the switches on boards I've assembled to allow modified placement of the switches. I've also used some much smaller switches, although I don't have a source for them at the moment.

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Yeah, tried running wire to an area but still ran short of space with regular Cart. 

On another note, do you know a way I can put a trickle charger on the board for the 2032 NiCad 3.0v? I'd like to drop that on the board if it doesn't take much. Overnight I'm losing half a V. With the cart unplugged, another cart had a 0 V left on the battery. I made a quick and dirty charger that brings the V back to 3.0 but it's not retaining much when the cart is unplugged as well.

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Ok, here's an update to E/A Notes

I'm just now getting to map out the pages, then I need to get my F3, F8 editing keys finished, (as that's been a while now). And then I'll start on the"Sister" program, which basically allows printing, file I/O and other stuff.. BUT this would just allow note taking in a quick, disk unnecessary situation and port it to a cart in 24K style. And hopefully retrieve it later with the sister program, "E/A has a sis"

And yeah...

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Carts made and being tested..

Program still in the works

 

 

 

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So today is the 13th and I have ALL but 1 of th editing keys complete!

I now have to create an F2 key. You know, where you press Fnctn 2 and the cursor continues to travel to the right pushing the rest of the chars with it as you press a key OTHER than enter OR a directional key do that you can insert a character or word..

So im now trying to come up with how to make it ..(it's an assy program btw)

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So today is the 13th and I have ALL but 1 editing keys complete! I have to create an F2 key. You know, where you press Fnctn 2 and the cursor continues to travel to the right as you press a key OTHER than enter OR a directional key.

So im now trying to come up with how to make it ..(it's an assy program btw)

What I've done is find the beginning line that the cursor is at and store that, then I stored the ending line location where the cursor is, I then counted between cursor and it's end of line. I then subtracted 1 and stored that number in R2. I did a vmbr I placed a blank space at R0 Location and incremented R0 and did a vmbw. I flagged f2l(storage byte) to 1, then anytime my routine that places a char on the screen via keyboard it places the new char but continues the preceding routine I just outlined..

testing time...

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I've not used my SuperCart since the FlashROM & FinalGROM came out.  I've lost track of all my programs for it and I think I've even forgotten how to load it. 

(Use it or lose it).

 

I seem to remember 4/A DOS, a couple of menu programs and Remind-ME! being the main programs I used it for.  Was there anything else?

 

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I'm not sure, but something tells me their was another..did you know, someone can push an 7k program into the cart then at bootup push that program into high ram and run it? Bypassing floppy loads.

It has to reserve 1k for utils from the E/A cart and another 300 or so bytes for the actual MENU loader. This way you wouldn't need to write your utils you can still use those from the CART. Keeping in mind the E/A GROM is located on the PCB.

I've finally learned, with everyone's help, how to achieve that. Ive almost completed my first cart program.

 

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Ok so the E/A Notes program is complete.

              Now it needs a name.

Owen suggested SuperNotes, but I don't think it deserves super yet..there is another companion program that will aid this program because it sits in High Ram and can be quite large, it will handle printing, moving data from dsk to cart and cart to DSK, and possibly to CS1.

So I will end up with a mini and Max version of the same program when finished.

Any ideas on a name or acronym?

 

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And arcade shopper has been out of supercart boards now for a month.. just when I need to get a couple..

that's how things go, I struggle for two months on the code, and now I can't find boards, I tried using the game carts, but was not successful, so these boards that James makes are fantastic, when they are around and you can find them...I'll go look on eBay..hmmm

 

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I'm thinking of this as a name: 

E/A SuperNotes Express

And E/A SuperNotes AMS Max 

Or something in the mix with or without the E/A??

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The only "mix" that came to mind for me was to mention the SC itself, because E/A is a given.

 

SuperCart: Notes Express

SuperCart: Notes Express AMS+

 

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So we're celebrating the 39th year of SUPERCART technology.

Or something close, I thought I'd do a video of SUPERNotes Express, I guess that's the name..then I'll start building

The SAMS vers.. and call it

SUPER Notes AMS Pro..

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On 1/18/2020 at 12:17 PM, GDMike said:

 

I was reading this, and Stuart, you've been tremendously helpful these years in all aspects of this computer, and so has Lee and James, and so many others BUT after finishing what I set out to do, an editor that reads/Writes to supercart, I want to see if I can do another feat. I want to read/Write text from Tipi via PC stored and move it to my SuperNotes cartridge.

I'm gonna start here, and try to understand how, first reading the headers in the DSR to verify a Tipi exists. Then I dunno what to do, but I guess I'll try to figure it out...

But to me this would be the best SuperCart text deliverer ever!!

http://www.stuartconner.me.uk/ti/ti.htm

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On 1/18/2020 at 12:17 PM, GDMike said:

I was able to turn on the cards using Stuart's code, but I was trying to read the name list @>4004 and after reading 20 bytes, I only got garbage, then I turned the card off with SBZ 0

How do I read the name of the card at a particular CRU address?

 

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Did you look at [http://www.stuartconner.me.uk/ti/ti.htm#tipi_network_socket_interface], scroll down to:

 

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*Find CRU address of TIPI device.
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That code will find the CRU address of the TIPI.

(Code is largely based on code I found elsewhere)

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Yes, I learned how to turn a or all cards on and off, thank you!!

So I just wrote a simple program to turn on a card I knew existed, and read @>4004 for 20 bytes as I thought that might work..but, nahh..

On 1/18/2020 at 12:17 PM, GDMike said:

I was able to turn on the cards using Stuart's code, but I was trying to read the name list @>4004 and after reading 20 bytes, I only got garbage, then I turned the card off with SBZ 0

How do I read the name of the card at a particular CRU address?

 

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