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Posted by AussieSmitty   (12 posts)  [Biography] bio
Date Thu 11 Dec 2014 11:28 AM (UTC)
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I was reading with interest the post from a couple of years back 'a blast from the past'. I have a working C64 and would like to do some programming using G-Pascal but have only managed to get hold of the base product code.
When available commercially the full disk contained 14 additional programs, including a DEMO, SPRITE EDITOR, CENTRONICS PRINT (I actually have a working parallel port printer), SUB HUNT example arcade game, etc.
Just wondering if anyone knows where I could get hold of either a copy of the floppy disk (yes I have a working disk drive) or the .D64 file image of this complete version?
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Posted by Nick Gammon   Australia  (23,016 posts)  [Biography] bio   Forum Administrator
Date Reply #1 on Sun 21 Dec 2014 04:18 AM (UTC)
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I sent one to someone a while back to have it converted to a file but I don't think I received the file.

- Nick Gammon

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Posted by AussieSmitty   (12 posts)  [Biography] bio
Date Reply #2 on Tue 23 Dec 2014 03:27 AM (UTC)
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Good news. I found an original disk and it looks like all the files are on it. I am in the process of recovering the programs and creating a .D64 image of the whole disk. My floppy drive is having issues reading some of the files so I may not be able to get all the programs, but should be able to get most.

Once I have the complete .D64 file done, I'll send you a copy.
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Posted by Nick Gammon   Australia  (23,016 posts)  [Biography] bio   Forum Administrator
Date Reply #3 on Tue 23 Dec 2014 04:16 AM (UTC)
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Thanks!

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Posted by AussieSmitty   (12 posts)  [Biography] bio
Date Reply #4 on Mon 29 Dec 2014 12:56 AM (UTC)
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Hi Nick,

OK, I managed to create a .D64 image using a previous .D64 image that only had the G-PASCAL.PRG program on it (version 3.0 Ser# 5060). Basically, I loaded each program I could and used G-Pascal to save to the .D64 'floppy'.

Here is what I managed to add:

adventure
bitmapped text
demo
centronics print
modem64
news
number game
paint multi
paint single
runtime create
sound editor
sprite editor
sub hunt
word wrap

Note: While 'number game' loads, compiles and runs without errors, no matter what I enter as a response the the initial prompt 'Your guess?', all I get is 'Illegal input, try again', which may imply issues with the source?

There are 3 other files that I have not been able to copy across:

prime numbers - While I can load this, it wouldn't compile as the file is corrupted.

runtime object - I was able to load this file and it appears to be OK, but I was unable to use G-Pascal to save this with the regular save command. Maybe I need another way of saving this file as I don't think it's an actual G-Pascal program file?

news file_ - The underscore is to indicate the file name has a trailing space character. Again, I don't know how to load or save this file as I don't think it is a G-Pascal file. My guess is that this is a data file that loads when news.prg is compiled and run?


My goal is to get these last remaining 3 files onto the same .D64 'floppy' (as well as fix the number game). I found the source code for prime numbers and 'guess the number' game in G-Pascal news, so I could hand type these but that will take some time.

It seems the most challenging will be the 'runtime object' and 'news file ' files, as my suspicion are these are sequential files (not programs) and need to be copied in a different way (that I haven't figured out yet how to do).

Maybe the 'news file ' may not be that important, as I suspect this is just text that is found in the news letters published separately?

Anyway, Nick, let me know where to send the .D64 'floppy' file to.

Regards,
Steve
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Posted by Nick Gammon   Australia  (23,016 posts)  [Biography] bio   Forum Administrator
Date Reply #5 on Mon 29 Dec 2014 03:57 AM (UTC)
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I sent you a PM which hopefully you got.

- Nick Gammon

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Posted by AussieSmitty   (12 posts)  [Biography] bio
Date Reply #6 on Mon 29 Dec 2014 04:26 AM (UTC)

Amended on Mon 29 Dec 2014 04:30 AM (UTC) by AussieSmitty

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Got your PM, and have sent you the .D64 'floppy' file.

Let me know how you go, and in the meantime, enjoy the holidays.

Regards,
Steve
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Posted by AussieSmitty   (12 posts)  [Biography] bio
Date Reply #7 on Mon 29 Dec 2014 09:38 PM (UTC)
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Number Game issue solved. It was working properly, it's just I didn't know that the game involves trying to guess a 4 digit number sequence (like Master Mind game).

Now to just get Prime Numbers, Runtime Object and 'News File ' copied over successfully and we'll have a full original G-Pascal disk.
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Posted by Nick Gammon   Australia  (23,016 posts)  [Biography] bio   Forum Administrator
Date Reply #8 on Mon 29 Dec 2014 10:50 PM (UTC)
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The file mentioned in http://www.gammon.com.au/forum/?id=11203&reply=4#reply4 did not contain those extra files, I gather?

- Nick Gammon

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Posted by AussieSmitty   (12 posts)  [Biography] bio
Date Reply #9 on Mon 29 Dec 2014 11:24 PM (UTC)
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Hi Nick,

The .D64 image 'G-Pascal_v3.0' provided at the link:

http://www.gammon.com.au/GPascal/G-Pascal_v3.0.d64

Only contained the g-pascal.prg program.

The one I emailed you has all the files per my previous message above.

Steve
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Posted by Nick Gammon   Australia  (23,016 posts)  [Biography] bio   Forum Administrator
Date Reply #10 on Tue 30 Dec 2014 01:19 AM (UTC)
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Ok, I thought that might be it.

- Nick Gammon

www.gammon.com.au, www.mushclient.com
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Posted by Nick Gammon   Australia  (23,016 posts)  [Biography] bio   Forum Administrator
Date Reply #11 on Thu 08 Jan 2015 12:11 AM (UTC)
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Seems to work OK. See: http://www.gammon.com.au/forum/?id=11203&reply=17#reply17

- Nick Gammon

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Posted by Nick Gammon   Australia  (23,016 posts)  [Biography] bio   Forum Administrator
Date Reply #12 on Fri 09 Jan 2015 05:24 AM (UTC)
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Quote:

runtime object - I was able to load this file and it appears to be OK, but I was unable to use G-Pascal to save this with the regular save command. Maybe I need another way of saving this file as I don't think it's an actual G-Pascal program file?


See the G-Pascal News edition 1. It mentions there how to use the runtime system.

- Nick Gammon

www.gammon.com.au, www.mushclient.com
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