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Hello to all here in this phantastic forum,

 

today it is time to share a small programm to access a lot of games and applications in an easy way.

 

I named the program "Mega Menu"

 

it is currently in German but I add a manual in English and it works only with a TIPI system from 1.0betav34 and RXB.
So I know I have much room for improvements.

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But the program is not just another menu program.
- It shows date and time from the tipi system

- The program shows the RXB version used

- There are three screen displays with 30 menu entries each

- It shows the mapped folders to the drives DSK1, DSK2 and DSK3

- Use CTRL + 1 to 3 to change the drive mapping from every screen

- Use CTRL + D to catalog DSK1 - 3

- Use CTRL + C to configure your own programs in the selection screen or make a individual submenu

 

For more informations please read the MEGA MENU Manual

MegaMenu_Manual.pdf

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See the attached zip file with the MEGA MENU program and a copy of some games and applications I got from this forum.

 

To install the program please unzip the file in your TIPI folder.

 

This will add some subfolders named in the manual.

 

MMTIPI.zip

 

Enjoy the program and have fun trying it out

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Looks like a finalgrom is inching its way closer to the top of my "buy me next!" list so i can run a copy of rxb.

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MEGA MENU v1.8 - Update: Apr/14/2019

 

Today I release the version 1.8 beta of my menu program.

MM18.zip

 

and the updated documentation:

MegaMenu18.pdf

 

 

To install the updated version without trouble, please copy the new files from the MM18.zip file into the TIPI.MM folder. Your entire menu configuration is retained.

 

Changes to the last version 1.4 are:

- multilingualism for English and German
Now it is easy to create other language files maybe in Italian, Spanish or French.
If you look at the new updated MM18.dsk, there are some new files:
1. MM-SETUP setup for language, language-file, printer and screen copy counter
2. MM-GER German language file
3. MM-ENG English language file

- new menu screen commands CTRL+P for print screen and CTRL+S for save screen

- Speech Synthesizer support for program start, print menu screen and save menu screen
I added that because the load time and the screen dump times have become very long. I hope that
will improve a lot if I can compile the main program.

 

TIP: If you edit the language file with EDIT40 and add your name at position “T002$:” after the colon
you have a personalized menu system with your name in the greeting line.

 

Here is the complete package with all programs in DSSD 80 TRACK disk image files.

An Overview of the DSK content and the copy paths is in the pdf on page 10!

MM18_disk_images.zip

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MEGA MENU v2.16 - new version - Mai/08/2019

 

Hello,

 

Today I present my new version of the MEGA MENU program.

The program now runs with a standard XB cartridge and the main program is compiled with Senior_Falcon’s XB256 compiler. The speed of the program is quite acceptable (I think!).

 

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New in Version 2.16
- You can use Mega Menu with standard XB and hopefully with all XB cartridges
- CTRL+T starts the SETUP program
You can change the language between English and German with the built-in setup program and you can
configure the printer and the file number for saving a menu screen to disk.

- Extentions in the MM config menu:
- You can specify the boot drive from which the program should start. Default is DSK1.
- The path of the program is the default DSK1 mapping for tipi. That can be changed.
- For each menu item you can specify a path for DSK1, DSK2 and DSK3 individually.
- For using in standard XB and for an EA3 program now a LINKNAME can be configured
- The main program and the setup program are compiled with the XBGDP, the Extended Basic Game
Developer Package Version “Isabella”, provided from Senior_Falcon.
- The Mega Menu program package in the ZIP file installs only one directory "TIPI.MM." in the TIPI main
path. All other directories are created under "TIPI.MM.P.XXX". Thus, the program package can be easily
tested and, if desired, also removed.

 

Attached is the complete MM package with the program files and the DEMO programs.
For installation, all files are simply unpacked into the TIPI directory.
"TIPI.MM" contains the Mega Menu programs
"TIPI.MM.P" contains the DEMO program folder and programs

MM216.zip

 

 

Here is the new manual:

MegaMenu-216.pdf

 

 

And here is the complete package with all programs in DSSD 80 TRACK disk image files.

An Overview of the DSK content and the copy paths is in the pdf on page 14!

MM216-DISKS.zip

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Yes! :thumbsup: I have been waiting for a version of this that will work with normal XB! :-D

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Hello,

 

MEGA MENU v2.47  -  New version:  Dec/12/2019

 

Today I present my new version of the MEGA MENU program.

 

New in version 2.47
- Additional support for alarming. Remind Alarm is a new function of the MEGA MENU program. This
  function complements the calendar program REMIND ME (by John A. Johnson).
- New and fast HELP-Screens for the MEGA MENU program and the Remind Alarm function.
- Some changes for better reliability, e.g. Error Handling
- Extension of the setup program for the configuration of Remind Alarm.
-  Mega Menu now works in classic99. However, only DSK1, DSK2 and DSK3 are supported.

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The alarm function in the MEGA MENU program

How do I use this new feature?

Use your Remind Me program for your appointments. Make an entry with the time you want to be notified and enter a short comment. Save your entries before quitting the program!              
If you then work with the MEGA MENU program, the program waits for your selection and works as usual.

Approximately three minutes after you start the MEGA MENU program, the program will search your Remind Me program calendar file. If an entry exists, it will be signaled in a calendar icon on the menu screen.
With CTRL + E you can view the calendar entries.

If the program in the Remind Me file of the current month finds a left-aligned time entry at the position of the current day and the time is almost reached or the time is in the past,
the program screen changes to the alarm screen and displays the time and comment, you entered in the program Remind Me.

The alarm screen plays a small sequence of sounds until you press the ENTER key and confirm the alarm.

If an alarm has been acknowledged, Mega Menu marks this in the Remind Me file with a "-" after the time entry. If the program Mega Menu is restarted, there will be no new alarm for this entry.

 

With CTRL + E you can show the marker in the Mega Menu or you can look in the program Remind Me.

 

Attached is the complete MM package with the program files and the DEMO programs.
For installation, all files are simply unpacked into the TIPI directory.
"TIPI.MM" contains the Mega Menu programs
"TIPI.MM.P" contains the DEMO program folder and programs

 

 MM247.zip

 

Here is the new manual:

 MegaMenu-247.pdf

 

Have fun with the new Mega Menu Program and Happy Alarming!

 

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I'm still waiting for the F18a mk2 version.
Currently I am thinking of a 40 character version that I can compile with XB256.

This will be my challenge next year.

As soon as I get an mk2 extension I also want to try an 80 character version.

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If anybody will use the Mega Menu v2.47 in classic99 here is the package configured for classic99: 

 

MM247C99.zip

 

The zip file contains three folders for DSK1, DSK2 and DSK3

 

Please configure the classic 99 disks as follows:

 

DSK1 --> MM_C99_DSK1

DSK2 --> MM_C99_DSK2

DSK3 --> MM_C99_DSK3

 

Use Disk Type  "Files (FIAD)" and "allow more than 127 files"! 

 

If you select XB or RXB the program will autoload the MEGA MENU program and you can try the DEMO programs.
You can also use the REMIND ME calendar program to test the alarming function.

 

 

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On 12/12/2019 at 9:58 AM, wolhess said:

Hello,

 

MEGA MENU v2.47  -  New version:  Dec/12/2019

 

Today I present my new version of the MEGA MENU program.

 

New in version 2.47
- Additional support for alarming. Remind Alarm is a new function of the MEGA MENU program. This
  function complements the calendar program REMIND ME (by John A. Johnson).
- New and fast HELP-Screens for the MEGA MENU program and the Remind Alarm function.
- Some changes for better reliability, e.g. Error Handling
- Extension of the setup program for the configuration of Remind Alarm.
-  Mega Menu now works in classic99. However, only DSK1, DSK2 and DSK3 are supported.

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The alarm function in the MEGA MENU program

How do I use this new feature?

Use your Remind Me program for your appointments. Make an entry with the time you want to be notified and enter a short comment. Save your entries before quitting the program!              
If you then work with the MEGA MENU program, the program waits for your selection and works as usual.

Approximately three minutes after you start the MEGA MENU program, the program will search your Remind Me program calendar file. If an entry exists, it will be signaled in a calendar icon on the menu screen.
With CTRL + E you can view the calendar entries.

If the program in the Remind Me file of the current month finds a left-aligned time entry at the position of the current day and the time is almost reached or the time is in the past,
the program screen changes to the alarm screen and displays the time and comment, you entered in the program Remind Me.

The alarm screen plays a small sequence of sounds until you press the ENTER key and confirm the alarm.

If an alarm has been acknowledged, Mega Menu marks this in the Remind Me file with a "-" after the time entry. If the program Mega Menu is restarted, there will be no new alarm for this entry.

 

With CTRL + E you can show the marker in the Mega Menu or you can look in the program Remind Me.

 

Attached is the complete MM package with the program files and the DEMO programs.
For installation, all files are simply unpacked into the TIPI directory.
"TIPI.MM" contains the Mega Menu programs
"TIPI.MM.P" contains the DEMO program folder and programs

 

  MM247.zip 3.34 MB · 12 downloads

 

Here is the new manual:

  MegaMenu-247.pdf 438.56 kB · 10 downloads

 

Have fun with the new Mega Menu Program and Happy Alarming!

 

I'll check this out, it looks pretty nice.  I like the functionality with Remind ME!  

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Thank You Sir!

 

I found a failure in the MEGA MENU v2.47 TIPI package. My LOAD program for the music selection doesn't use the right path for DSK1.

 

please change the LOAD file in the folder TIPI.MM.P.MUSIK
to the correct LOAD program:

 

LOAD

 

On Monday I got my second TIPI card from arcadeshopper, so I could check on a real second TI.

 

For testing it is easy to use the classic 99 version (see post #12), if you want to test on a real TI here is

the complete package for Download with the correct LOAD file for playing music:

 

MM247A.zip

 

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Hello,

 

MEGA MENU v2.48 – New version:  Feb / 27 / 2020

In the last day’s I got some feedback from Tim (twoodland) to correct some texts in the Menga Menu program and here is the new version.

 

New in version 2.48

This version is only a maintenance release with the following fixes:
- Correction in the title screen: "TI-99 / 4a Home Computer", in v2.47 "Homecomputer" was displayed.
- Correction in the English language file "MM-ENG":
   In line 8 = variable T007$ new "loading menu-data", in v2.47 "loading menue-data" was displayed.
   In line 32 = variable T211$ new "menu-text", in v2.47 "menu-texts" was displayed in the menu config
   screen.

Many thanks to Tim (atariage user: twoodland) for giving me this suggestions!

- Fixes in the Mega Menu program loader (file: MML)
  If a menu selection was called up with a submenu and the setup program was called up with CTRL+T in  
  the submenu, an "Bad Value" error occurred in line 1040 (fixed in MML v2.48).

 

MegaMenu-248.pdf       the new manual

MM248.zip                   the complete package

MM248_DISKS.zip        the complete package in v9t9 disk images

MM248_UPDATE.zip      only the five updated files

 

Update Mega Menu from version 2.47 to 2.48

If you want to update your existing Mega Menu system from the version 2.47 to the version 2.48
you can easy unzip the file MM248_update.ZIP in your TIPI folder TIPI.MM.
This change five files in the Mega Menu root path:

                              TIPI.MM.MM
                              TIPI.MM.MM-X
                              TIPI.MM.MM-Y
                              TIPI.MM.MM-ENG
                              TIPI.MM.MM-MML

 

That’s it, enjoy the new version!

 

 

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Hi again,

 

Mega Menu Workshop #1:

How to compile the Mega Menu program?

 

For those who want to make their own changes in the mega menu program, I have prepared a small guide
here to compile the program with Harry Wilhelm's XB compiler (included in his Extended Basic Game Development Package XBGDP).

 

WS-MM-01_Mega Menu compiling instructions.pdf

 

Have fun trying!

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Hi again,

 

Mega Menu Workshop #2:

How to change some texts in the Mega Menu program?

 

For everyone who wants to change a text in the Mega Menu Program, I have created a small guide.

You can also translate all texts into another language. If somebody does that, please send me the file
and I will add it to the Mega Menu program package.

 

WS-MM-02_Mega Menu edit language file.pdf

 

Have fun changing!

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