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4 hours ago, jedimatt42 said:

If you can point we at this software I can see what it is doing.. I know I've tested TI's Editor Assembler, but I do all my assembly with xdt99... So I've never tried the RAG stuff.

I've renamed them from their original form of RAGASM and RAGAS"N"

Fyi, I run these from classic 99 and never had trouble. I've also run this From ti peb floppy and gotek as well and seem ok .

 

 

RAG RAH

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14 hours ago, jedimatt42 said:

These xb embedded EA5 loaders of old used sector io, which TIPI does not do. This never made sense as there is the much easier direct block read operation they could have used without having to decode the directory structure themselves.

Although not directly related to the EA5 loaders,  the historical reasons for using sector IO to decode the directory structures (catalog the files) were that sector IO was faster and it removed the hassle of dealing with records and floating point numbers.  Nearly all disk managers including Myarc's MDM5 (for the HFDC) relied upon direct sector IO.  And while they are still viable programs, we have moved beyond that with programs like DM2K. 

 

 

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1 hour ago, InsaneMultitasker said:

Although not directly related to the EA5 loaders,  the historical reasons for using sector IO to decode the directory structures (catalog the files) were that sector IO was faster and it removed the hassle of dealing with records and floating point numbers.  Nearly all disk managers including Myarc's MDM5 (for the HFDC) relied upon direct sector IO.  And while they are still viable programs, we have moved beyond that with programs like DM2K. 

 

 

The cases I was referring to are not disk managers. Or even catalog listers.

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21 hours ago, arcadeshopper said:

http://ftp.whtech.com/Users/Gregory%20McGill/INFOCOMLOADER/

We found this issue early in TIPI testing and determined that was the loader as Matt said above here is a loader that works fine.

 

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That did not work unfortunately. That's OK though. I just ended up creating a script to replace the LOAD program which launches the appropriate interpreter from TIPI as Matt suggested, and that works just fine.

 

I should mention that the readkey scripting command needs to be in lower case unlike the other commands which don't care. This tripped me up for a while and it's not mentioned in the wiki...

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3 hours ago, Vorticon said:

That did not work unfortunately. That's OK though. I just ended up creating a script to replace the LOAD program which launches the appropriate interpreter from TIPI as Matt suggested, and that works just fine.

 

I should mention that the readkey scripting command needs to be in lower case unlike the other commands which don't care. This tripped me up for a while and it's not mentioned in the wiki...

For the reader, readkey is a command in ForceCommand. Nothing to do with TIPI in particular.

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That did not work unfortunately. That's OK though. I just ended up creating a script to replace the LOAD program which launches the appropriate interpreter from TIPI as Matt suggested, and that works just fine.
 
I should mention that the readkey scripting command needs to be in lower case unlike the other commands which don't care. This tripped me up for a while and it's not mentioned in the wiki...
Ok I looked and it looks like I uploaded the wrong file I'll get that fixed and update you when it is

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