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Hi,

 

I prepared a version 5.1 with all the features recently developed by @13Leader plus the following ones:

 

The first slot widget has 2 new icons:

  • a Shield icon
  • an OS-B icon

 

drivewidget.thumb.png.2c56e4232ae8ae52c9879a8ea5c2cca7.png

 

Let's start with the OS-B icon.

This feature is useful for people having an Atari with no internal OS-B system.

People owning an Atari with an Ultimate 1MB do not need this feature.

For the others, when you need to boot a game requiring the OS-B, then you have to set Translator in D1:, boot the Atari, then replace the Translator with the game and press a key on the Atari.

That's tedious.

The OS-B button is here to make the process easier:

Now you can select a disk image and, if you want it to run with OS-B, just press the OS-B button and voila. RespeQt will do everything.

When you boot the Atari, your preferred Translator will load in the Atari and once the Translator is loaded, just press SELECT or whatever key is expected and RespeQt will automatically 'remove' the Translator and switch to the game.

How does it work ?

You need to choose which Translator to use in the Options dialog box in the OS-B emulation section.

osb.thumb.png.b3b66e5f80288882279aa23d5b1ce714.png

As you can see there is an option to detect the string 'OS-B' in the file name so that the OS-B icon in the drive slot is automatically checked.

 

Now the shield button.

This is almost the same feature but for your favorite tool disk that you boot very often.

The use case is a copier that you often map in slot D1: to copy real floppies to ATR or the other way.

But it can be any other software of your choice.

The idea is that each time you click on the shield icon, the current disk image is replaced by your favorite tool disk.

If you click again, the favorite tool disk is unmounted and the original disk image comes back in the slot.

Your favorite tool disk is defined in the Options dialog in the Favorite tool disk section:

tool.thumb.png.012004dbcb0f4b40b75b3ec65693c8e0.png

The main difference with the OS-B is that nothing is automatic.

You have to click on the icon to switch to your favorite disk and click again to revert to the original disk image.

 

As you can see there are now a lot of icons on the toolbar.

And it can be too much for some users.

So I added another item in the Options dialog box named Icon visibility to remove the unneeded icons:

icons.thumb.png.64435fcdc063cf4f430ecd241ad476f0.png

As explained in the screen, you can still right-click on a slot and access these features in the contextual menu.

 

Both options are only for slot D1:

 

I prepared windows versions

- 32bit for @Kyle22

- 64bit for the others...

The packaging has changed (folder organization) so I hope the binaries will work for you...

 

RespeQt-r5.1-32bits.zip RespeQt-r5.1-64bits.zip

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Very cool!   Is the source on the development branch?  I will like to merge it with my repro. 

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20 minutes ago, 13Leader said:

Very cool!   Is the source on the development branch?  I will like to merge it with my repro

Yes, of course.

 

Do you have something new to push?

Or any new feature planned?

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3 minutes ago, Roydea6 said:

Missing some folders..64 bit version..

Sorry,

Please go to the RespeQt folder containing the RespeQt.exe

Inside this folder, unzip the following archive

platforms.zip

And tell me if it is OK.

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works ok now  I was just going to copy the folder from the DEV -64 installation to this folder.

 

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Thanks for the update, but please be aware that I must drop to divisor 2 for it to work. It used to work well at divisor 0.

 

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15 hours ago, ebiguy said:

Yes, of course.

 

Do you have something new to push?

Or any new feature planned?

 

Not really.   Just want to keep my local git in sync.   I do have a little one-liner fix to push but no biggie.    Will keep you posted. 

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17 hours ago, Kyle22 said:

It used to work well at divisor 0.

Do you know which version was OK?

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4 hours ago, ebiguy said:

Thanks to @13Leader and @JoSch, here is a new version which fixes the following bugs

- the icon was missing for the boot exe option

- the option 'Display SIO protocol' was not working

- the state of the 'Next Side' icon was not handle correctly.

 

RespeQt-r5.1-64bits.zip 11.73 MB · 6 downloads RespeQt-r5.1-32bits.zip 10.79 MB · 5 downloads

Great Thanks!  I will pull it into my git today!

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On 3/8/2020 at 9:11 PM, ebiguy said:

Yes, of course.

 

Do you have something new to push?

Or any new feature planned?

Where exactly do I get the source code to this version r5.1?

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6 hours ago, atarixle said:

Where exactly do I get the source code to this version r5.1?

 

The repository is https://github.com/ebiguy/RespeQt

and the branch is develop.

 

May I ask if you plan to contribute?

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On 3/11/2020 at 8:57 AM, ebiguy said:

Thanks to @13Leader and @JoSch, here is a new version which fixes the following bugs

- the icon was missing for the boot exe option

- the option 'Display SIO protocol' was not working

- the state of the 'Next Side' icon was not handle correctly.

 

RespeQt-r5.1-64bits.zip 11.73 MB · 17 downloads RespeQt-r5.1-32bits.zip 10.79 MB · 12 downloads

Is it me or Boot Atari Executable icon is still missing?

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18 hours ago, Philsan said:

Is it me or Boot Atari Executable icon is still missing?

Yes, it seems there is a problem with the 32bit version under a 64bit OS.

If I run the 32bit binary under WinXP, the icon is there - no problem.

If I run the same 32bit binary under Windows 10, this icon is missing.

But the icon is OK with the 64bit binary under Windows 10.

I don't know why the icon disappear in the configuration 32bit binary under 64bit OS.

But is it really a problem?

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64bit W10 and 64bit binary: no icon.

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I downloaded the 64bit version from this thread and launched it. The icon is there.

Any feedbacks from other users?

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5 hours ago, ebiguy said:

I downloaded the 64bit version from this thread and launched it. The icon is there.

Any feedbacks from other users?

I see it too :) 

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What if someone (like me) has a cheap USB -> SIO cable that disconnects every time I bump it, or even TURN ON THE FLUORESCENT TUBE above it (so I can see)?

Is it possible for RespeQt to auto-restart SIO emulation if the connection is dropped?

 

This is a BIG problem for me.

 

Edit: The BBS clock starts to drift if this is not working.

 

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yes, there should be tic box to auto restart emulation...

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I designed the "Boot Atari executable" icon therefore the program considers that I do not need to see it. 🤣

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