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I have an Editor/Assembler cart that says Super 8K on it. It's supposed to be a Super Cart, but I'm not sure how you check as it boots up like a regular E/A cart. Is there a way to check how much memory is available so I can see if the 8K is there?

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Put the attached disk in drive 1. Choose Editor Assembler from the TI menu.

Choose option 5.

When asked for a program name, type DSK1.DOS and press enter.

 

If you have Ram at c>6000, 4ADOS will run. If you end up with Alice in Neverneverland. it's not a Supercart.

 

Gazoo

 

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Gazoo's way is good, but if you can't get the program transferred to a TI disk, you can test with a simple BASIC program:

10 CALL INIT

20 FOR I=25476 TO 32767

30 CALL LOAD(I,123)

40 CALL PEEK(I,X)

50 IF X=123 THEN 70

60 PRINT "FAILED"

61 END

70 NEXT I

80 PRINT "PASSED"

90 END

(I haven't tested this but it should work)

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Gazoo's way is good, but if you can't get the program transferred to a TI disk, you can test with a simple BASIC program:

10 CALL INIT

20 FOR I=25476 TO 32767

30 CALL LOAD(I,123)

40 CALL PEEK(I,X)

50 IF X=123 THEN 70

60 PRINT "FAILED"

61 END

70 NEXT I

80 PRINT "PASSED"

90 END

(I haven't tested this but it should work)

 

Did you intentionally start above >6000 in 20 or are you, perhaps, dyslexic?

 

...lee

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Hmmm, for giggles I tried this in Classic 99, I get the fail...

... but I've been able to run the original E/A 3 version of 4A DOS under Classic99 just fine.

 

puzzled-smiley-emoticon.gif

 

It runs fine for me in Classic99. You do have the E/A cartridge selected in the “cartridge-->apps” menu, right?

 

...lee

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20 FOR I=24576 TO 32767

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This takes an awfully long time to complete. It would probably be sufficient to test just one or, perhaps, the first and last locations in the 24576 – 32767 (>6000 – >7FFF) range. If there is no RAM in that range, it should fail on the first write/read cycle. Changing line 20 to

20 FOR I=24576 TO 32767 STEP 8191

will do the trick.

 

...lee

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  • 10 months later...

4A DOS is self-loading. I'll look through my files after dinner and post a copy of it here. In the mean time the documentation can be download << HERE >>

 

Yes it is. Perhaps I should have more specific - I thought there was a version that could be loaded into the Supercarts RAM and remain resident there (and retained in power off) like other Supercart utilities. :)

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Okay dinner is going to be a little late so here it is....

 

It's an E/A "OPTION 3" program.

Type in DSK1.DOS once it's loaded the DSK1.DOS will disappear. Then RESET the computer and it'll be ready to run.

If your the battery in your SuperCart is good, the program will remain in memory.

 

BTW - be sure that the CHARA1 file is on DSK1 as well, because if it's not all you will get is a blank blue screen.

 

HAVE FUN!

 

 

4ADOS.zip

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