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Turbo Basic XL 1.5 on Atarimax 8 Mb cartridge?

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For future reference, a CAR file is the ROM's binary image with a 16 byte header at the front which simply needs stripping off, e.g. with a command line tool, hex edit etc.

Within Altirra you can also use the menu "File / Save Firmware / Save Cartridge..." menu with the CAR loaded and in the resulting dialog changes the "Save as Type" to "Raw cartridge image (*.bin)".

That file can then be flashed via the Maxflash Cartridge Studio's flashing tool, e.g. either using "Tools / Convert BIN to ATR programming image" or direct using the USB cartridge via one of the "Cartridge / Program" options.

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Thanks again, Mr Robot!

 

Trying to import the files to the Atarimax Workbook, the flash tool shows following error messages:

 

[User Interface] Error loading file "Turbo BASIC XL, v1.5 (1985)(Happy Computer) [64K].bin" for slot #1, Unable to identify file:

Turbo BASIC XL, v1.5 (1985)(Happy Computer) [64K].bin

Not a known or supported image.
[User Interface] Error loading file "Turbo BASIC XL+Compiler+Runtime+Linker  [64K].bin" for slot #1, Unable to identify file:

Turbo BASIC XL+Compiler+Runtime+Linker  [64K].bin

Not a known or supported image.
[User Interface] Error loading file "Turbo BASIC XL+Compiler+Runtime+Linker, v1.5  [64K].bin" for slot #1, Unable to identify file:

Turbo BASIC XL+Compiler+Runtime+Linker, v1.5  [64K].bin

Not a known or supported image.

 

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Thank you, Wrathchild! Will try the Altirra method

 

Edit: stripping off the header within Altirra worked fine to get the bin file, which still brings up the same error message as above when trying to import the file to the workbook

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Because that's exactly what I did (just not in Altirra)!

 

Maybe this will help

    Name:     Turbo BASIC XL+Compiler+Runtime+Linker  [64K].bin
    File:     512K Cart
    Type:     Turbo BASIC XL+Compiler+Runtime+Linker, MegaCart 512KB Cartridge
    CRC32:    File: a8d93af0 / Data: a8d93af0
    
    Name:     Turbo BASIC XL, v1.5 (1985)(Happy Computer) [64K].bin
    File:     64K Cart
    Type:     Turbo BASIC XL, XEGS 64KB Switchable Cartridge
    CRC32:    File: 7e8f3337 / Data: 7e8f3337
    
    Name:     Turbo BASIC XL+Compiler+Runtime+Linker, v1.5  [64K].bin
    File:     256K Cart
    Type:     Turbo BASIC XL+Compiler+Runtime+Linker, SIC! 256KB Cartridge
    CRC32:    File: 6b2d1ea4 / Data: 6b2d1ea4

 

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1 hour ago, Mr Robot said:

Maybe this will help

    Name:     Turbo BASIC XL+Compiler+Runtime+Linker  [64K].bin
    File:     512K Cart
    Type:     Turbo BASIC XL+Compiler+Runtime+Linker, MegaCart 512KB Cartridge
    CRC32:    File: a8d93af0 / Data: a8d93af0
    
    Name:     Turbo BASIC XL, v1.5 (1985)(Happy Computer) [64K].bin
    File:     64K Cart
    Type:     Turbo BASIC XL, XEGS 64KB Switchable Cartridge
    CRC32:    File: 7e8f3337 / Data: 7e8f3337
    
    Name:     Turbo BASIC XL+Compiler+Runtime+Linker, v1.5  [64K].bin
    File:     256K Cart
    Type:     Turbo BASIC XL+Compiler+Runtime+Linker, SIC! 256KB Cartridge
    CRC32:    File: 6b2d1ea4 / Data: 6b2d1ea4

 

errr... I don't get it 😭 maybe because it's too hot today 😅

 

Edit: no matter what I try, the flash tool won't let me import any of the bin files to the workbook

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You don't import them into a workbook as they are cartridge images for the full cartridge, so you'd use one of the menu options I've suggested instead.

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34 minutes ago, Wrathchild said:

You don't import them into a workbook as they are cartridge images for the full cartridge, so you'd use one of the menu options I've suggested instead.

 

I tried all menu options, no success. I don't know, what I'm doing wrong here

Just to be sure, I'm talking about the Maxflash Cartridge Studio as flash tool

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I haven't looked into this really, if it's a straight bin there shouldn't be a problem, more unlikely is if it has the banking layout changed for each type listed you would have to convert the banking scheme to do it.

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Instead of importing the bin files I tried:

 

Menu > Tools > Convert Bin to ATR Programming Image > Maxflash 8mbit Flash Cartridge

 

...still won't work, because full 8 Mbit bin file expected.

 

 

If anyone has an ATR Programming Image of this one (for the Atarimax 8 Mbit cartridge):

    Name:     Turbo BASIC XL+Compiler+Runtime+Linker, v1.5  [64K].bin
    File:     256K Cart
    Type:     Turbo BASIC XL+Compiler+Runtime+Linker, SIC! 256KB Cartridge
    CRC32:    File: 6b2d1ea4 / Data: 6b2d1ea4

...or of any of the other two versions, I would be very glad to get if, if possible

 

 

I still don't know, why the bin files won't be accepted by the Maxflash Cartridge Studio

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As those images are for a different bank switching model they won't work.

 

If a 128KB (1Mbit) AtariMax cart image could be produced then often repeating that 8 times to make an 1024KB (8Mbit) image will work.

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3 hours ago, WIZARD.NC8 said:

 

If anyone has an ATR Programming Image of this one (for the Atarimax 8 Mbit cartridge):

    Name:     Turbo BASIC XL+Compiler+Runtime+Linker, v1.5  [64K].bin
    File:     256K Cart
    Type:     Turbo BASIC XL+Compiler+Runtime+Linker, SIC! 256KB Cartridge
    CRC32:    File: 6b2d1ea4 / Data: 6b2d1ea4

...or of any of the other two versions, I would be very glad to get if, if possible

 

 

That is one of the three files I gave you.

 

I don't have a maxflash cart, it seems pretty limited. Have you thought about getting an AVG cart or something?

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8 minutes ago, Mr Robot said:

That is one of the three files I gave you.

 

I don't have a maxflash cart, it seems pretty limited. Have you thought about getting an AVG cart or something?

 

Yeah, it's one of the three files you gave me, out of the three I like it most - thanks again!

 

Other cartridges than an Atarimax is no option - if it won't work on an Atarimax cartridge, ok, then I have to accept it

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10 hours ago, Wrathchild said:

As those images are for a different bank switching model they won't work.

 

If a 128KB (1Mbit) AtariMax cart image could be produced then often repeating that 8 times to make an 1024KB (8Mbit) image will work.

 

Okay, I see. If anyone comes across any Turbo Basic XL 1.5 ATR Programming Image for Atarimax cartridges, then please call me.

 

Thanks all for replying

greetz

 

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22 minutes ago, WIZARD.NC8 said:

 

Okay, I see. If anyone comes across any Turbo Basic XL 1.5 ATR Programming Image for Atarimax cartridges, then please call me.

 

Thanks all for replying

greetz

 

Have you even tried to use a regular Turbobasic executable in the Studio software.  I have one in an AtariMax 1mb cartridge ..

 

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1 hour ago, rdea6 said:

Have you even tried to use a regular Turbobasic executable in the Studio software.  I have one in an AtariMax 1mb cartridge ..

 

If you could provide the executable file or ATR flash image I could go for a try to repeat it to 8Mb

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1 hour ago, Wrathchild said:

You could give Avery's Extended Basic a go instead?

 

Here's the 1Mbit image repeated into an 8Mbit one which you should be able to flash.

atxbasic8mb.zip 236.21 kB · 0 downloads

 

It has to be TB XL 1.5 (for nostalgic reasons) on Atarimax 8Mb cartridge, or nothing. Still, I thank you for your effort, Wrathchild! cheers

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2 hours ago, rdea6 said:

Have you even tried to use a regular Turbobasic executable in the Studio software.  I have one in an AtariMax 1mb cartridge ..

 

Hi Roy-

Presume you mean the 800 (Frost) Basic?  Afaik, no one has been successful putting TBXL in an Atarimax cart. It's been several years, but I couldn't get it to work.  I did get the Sparta version working with a small version of Mydos (3.07 IIRC).

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2 hours ago, Larry said:

Hi Roy-

Presume you mean the 800 (Frost) Basic?  Afaik, no one has been successful putting TBXL in an Atarimax cart. It's been several years, but I couldn't get it to work.  I did get the Sparta version working with a small version of Mydos (3.07 IIRC).

Yes Larry,

It was tb32q SpartaDos version.

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