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8 hours ago, patjomki said:

What is the latest version of the!cart config software? I have a version that says (c) 2014-2017 Hiassoft & mega-hz, software version: 2017-09-24

This is the info Box of my version:grafik.png.ded503e029f6835f1c0f0d6cc0d3b501.png

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Reading through the documentation for Exporting a Workbook, I see:

 

Export Format Description Supported Flash Types
BIN Cartridge Image Single plain binary cartridge file without header information with exactly the size specified by the flash type. Can be used directly to burn or flash the cartridge file to a physical cartridge with an arbitrary eprommer or flasher. You can also run the cartridge file in an emulator like Atari800, Atari800Win or Altirra. The emulator will try to detect the cartridge type from the ROM size and content. In case of doubt the emulator will prompt you for the correct cartridge type every time you open they cartridge file. Therefore using the "CAR Cartridge Image" export instead in recommended in this case. AtariMax 128k
AtariMax 1MB
The!Cart 128MB
User Defined
CAR Cartridge Image Single extended binary cartridge file with header information. Can be used directly run the cartridge file in an emulator like Atari800, Atari800Win or Altirra. The emulator will detect the cartridge type directly from the header, so you don't have to select in when opening the cartridge file. AtariMax 128k
AtariMax 1MB
The!Cart 128MB
User Defined

 

But when I make I workbook, even a small one of a single 8K cart, I can only get a successful export of .CAR or .BIN to the The!Cart format.  If I select from Workbook Options- AtariMax 1MB, or User Defined / XEGS 1MB the exported BIN or CAR image will not load in Altirra 4.0 - I get a crashed system, sometimes garbage.  

My goal was to make a menu driven multicart by burning an EPROM and putting it in an XEGS banking board (Bryan Edwaard of UAV fame made one) - so I really need a BIN.  

 

Any help to see if it's possible would be appreciated!

 

 

 

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13 hours ago, cbelcher said:

 

My goal was to make a menu driven multicart by burning an EPROM and putting it in an XEGS banking board (Bryan Edwaard of UAV fame made one) - so I really need a BIN.  

Any help to see if it's possible would be appreciated!

 

Based on the question I'm not sure if this would be your own menu and ROM content and which bank size and cartridge sizes you're aiming at. I'd be creating own selection screen and include the ROM banks in the code. This can all be done rather easily in assembly with MADS. ... if you are an assembly programmer :-). If not you can sent a PM.

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The!Cart Studio Update 2023-05-20 Available for Testing

 

Thanks to a limitless time budget here at H.A.T.Z. (Hunsrücker Atari Tage Zweitausend, small Atari 8-bit party in South Germany) I was finally able to bring everything back to a clean state after a long time. New Java version, new Eclipse version. See commit history The change from 14.10.2020 fixed the ATR handling for some images, but caused other errors. I finally found a solution for that. Also the new menu from HomeSoft has a number of changes that made it incompatible with the current logic. Now more entries fit on one disc, because 256 bytes are used for the directory sectors. Now works as far as I could test it. All entries appears in the search and can be started directly from there. Now more entries fit on one disc, because 256 bytes are used for the directory sectors.

 

The new daily version is available here for testing. I'm looking forward to your feedback.
https://www.wudsn.com/productions/atari800/thecartstudio-daily/thecartstudio.zip

https://www.wudsn.com/productions/atari800/thecartstudio-daily/help/TheCartStudio.html

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Beware: I just was notified, that the HTML help contains the download link to the old/stable version!
I've added the correct link explicitly above.

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JAC!

Is there a way to do a search with the "-" symbol?

For example, to search for all the  Pac-Man games.

The only way I can see them all is to search "Pac" but then I get a lot of other listings I don't want.

I think you reserved the "-" symbol for UP one selection on the menu.

Typing "Pacman" or "Pac man" will not display "Pac-man" games.

 

Thanks in advance for all the work you've done on this project,

Doug

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On 5/30/2023 at 10:56 PM, FULS said:

JAC!

Is there a way to do a search with the "-" symbol?

I think you reserved the "-" symbol for UP one selection on the menu.

https://github.com/wudsn/thecartstudio/issues/2
Currently the cursor keys "+-=*" are handled no matter if Control is pressed is not. This is different from the normal OS behavior. I think it would be OK to handle them only with Control held down, like the OS does. 

 

Opinions?

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22 hours ago, JAC! said:

https://github.com/wudsn/thecartstudio/issues/2
Currently the cursor keys "+-=*" are handled no matter if Control is pressed is not. This is different from the normal OS behavior. I think it would be OK to handle them only with Control held down, like the OS does. 

 

Opinions?

I agree. Only move if the CONTROL key is held down, otherwise if CONTROL is not held down print the character to the screen.

 

Also, on the Menu of THE CART! the first Genres is "All". Could that position on the Genres menu be user defined like the others I create, possibly where somebody would prefer it displayed last.

 

Thanks again,

Doug

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