Mallard BASIC-80 Version 1.48

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Mr Emmanuel Roche, France

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Aug 19, 2009, 2:39:40 AM8/19/09
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I have exchanged 6 messages with Steve Denson. He told me that, as far
as he knows, the last version of Mallard BASIC-80 was 1.47, for the
PcW10.

However, here's a letter from the October 1993 edition of PCW Plus:

< This information about Mallard BASIC version 1.48 - apparently the
< version supplied with the new PcW10s - may prove to be useful.
<
< There is only one change from version 1.47, which involves 8 bytes,
and is
< an additional error check for FETCHKEY$. However, this simple change
< affects most other locations, and POKEs in Tipoff articles and
Streamlined
< BASIC, for example, will need amendment.
<
< However, this isn't as bad as it seems. Any reference from 256 to
9141
< will work identically to the corresponding POKE for Mallard 1.47.
Any
< reference from 9142 to the end of BASIC (programs now start at
31945) must
< be increased by 8 from the version 1.47 POKE. The arguments of the
POKEs
< are not affected unless they are references to 2 byte addresses - in
which
< case the same rules apply.
<
< Geoffrey Childs, Gloucestershire

(The magazine also included a screenshot of the Mallard 1.48 startup
screen:

Mallard-80 BASIC with Jetsam Version 1.48
(c) Copyright 1984 Locomotive Software Ltd
All rights reserved

31034 free bytes

Ok
)

So, is anybody out there who has this rarity?

Yours Sincerely,
Mr. Emmanuel Roche, France

Javier

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Aug 24, 2009, 4:44:25 PM8/24/09
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Hello, you're lucky, here it is:

http://www.megaupload.com/?d=G5VZN1G0

Regards, Javier.


On Aug 19, 8:39 am, "Mr Emmanuel Roche, France" <roche...@laposte.net>
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Mr Emmanuel Roche, France

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Aug 27, 2009, 2:49:28 AM8/27/09
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Hello, Javier!

> Hello, you're lucky, here it is:

Excuse my dumb question: I followed the link, waited 45 seconds, then
downloaded a RAR file. This file contains 2 DSK files.

Now, I could find no README file, so what is the format of those DSK
files? Should they be used with JOYCE, the PCW emulator? If so, how to
read them and save them in ZIP files?

Another question: is there such a file, but this time containing CP/M
Plus Version 1.15?

John Elliott

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Aug 27, 2009, 5:18:47 PM8/27/09
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Mr Emmanuel Roche, France <roch...@laposte.net> wrote:
: Excuse my dumb question: I followed the link, waited 45 seconds, then

: downloaded a RAR file. This file contains 2 DSK files.

: Now, I could find no README file, so what is the format of those DSK
: files? Should they be used with JOYCE, the PCW emulator? If so, how to
: read them and save them in ZIP files?

I was able to boot them in JOYCE. You could then use the EXPORT utility in
JOYCE to get individual files out. Or you could use something like cpmtools
to get at the contents.

--
John Elliott

Thinks: This is what a nice clean life leads to. Hmm, why did I ever lead one?
-- Bluebottle, in the Goon Show

Mr Emmanuel Roche, France

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Aug 28, 2009, 1:21:53 AM8/28/09
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Hello, John!

>   I was able to boot them in JOYCE. You could then use the EXPORT utility in
> JOYCE to get individual files out. Or you could use something like cpmtools
> to get at the contents.

Are you the only to use this DSK file format, with your JOYCE
emulator?

Or, is there several DSK file formats, out there?

John Elliott

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Aug 28, 2009, 4:56:46 AM8/28/09
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Mr Emmanuel Roche, France <roch...@laposte.net> wrote:
: Are you the only to use this DSK file format, with your JOYCE
: emulator?

No; it originates with the CPC emulator CPCEMU, and is used by various
other CPC and Spectrum emulators as well.

: Or, is there several DSK file formats, out there?

There are. You can tell if a DSK is in the CPCEMU format by looking at the
first record. A CPCEMU-format DSK will start either with "MV - CPCEMU
Disk-File" or "EXTENDED CPC DSK FILE".

Katzy

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Sep 2, 2009, 7:16:05 AM9/2/09
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Hello John.

John Elliott wrote in message ...


>Mr Emmanuel Roche, France <roch...@laposte.net> wrote:
>: Excuse my dumb question: I followed the link, waited 45 seconds, then
>: downloaded a RAR file. This file contains 2 DSK files.
>
>: Now, I could find no README file, so what is the format of those DSK
>: files? Should they be used with JOYCE, the PCW emulator? If so, how to
>: read them and save them in ZIP files?
>
> I was able to boot them in JOYCE. You could then use the EXPORT utility in
>JOYCE to get individual files out. Or you could use something like cpmtools
>to get at the contents.

Can you tell how to use the EXPORT utility in JOYCE to get individual files
out of a .dsk image?

Bye, Katzy.


John Elliott

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Sep 2, 2009, 3:21:35 PM9/2/09
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Katzy <ka...@noname.at.all> wrote:
: Can you tell how to use the EXPORT utility in JOYCE to get individual files

: out of a .dsk image?

EXPORT.COM is supplied on the UTILS.DSK file. So you could, for example,
insert UTILS.DSK in the emulated drive B:, and then type

B:EXPORT RAMTEST.COM

If you want to send it to somewhere other than the current directory, you
can also use longer forms of the command:

B:EXPORT C:/PATH/RAMTEST.COM

B:EXPORT C:/PATH/RAMTEST.BIN=RAMTEST.COM

Katzy

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Sep 2, 2009, 4:34:00 PM9/2/09
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Hello John

John Elliott wrote in message ...

>Katzy <ka...@noname.at.all> wrote:
>: Can you tell how to use the EXPORT utility in JOYCE to get individual files
>: out of a .dsk image?
>
> EXPORT.COM is supplied on the UTILS.DSK file.

Thank you. Going to try it out.

Greetz, Katzy.


Katzy

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Sep 4, 2009, 9:47:05 AM9/4/09
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Hello.

Katzy wrote in message ...

That works perfect, a whole disc with *.*

Thanks again.

Bye, Katzy.


mario...@gmail.com

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