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CosmosEX with Mint or MagiC

Posted: Wed Dec 20, 2017 9:50 pm
by watzl-berg
Is there any progress concerning the use of the CosmosEX along with MINT or MagiC?

Re: CosmosEX with Mint or MagiC

Posted: Thu Dec 21, 2017 4:13 am
by mikro
Unfortunately not but it hasn't been forgotten either. Ideally someone take a look into CE driver source and figure out for *exactly* is wrong. The general idea is clear, the driver hooks on the GEMDOS trap calls which are replaced by the respective OSes but it isn't clear why it doesn't work then the driver is loaded *after* the OS is up and running.

Re: CosmosEX with Mint or MagiC

Posted: Thu Dec 21, 2017 4:21 pm
by Bikerbob
Oh, this is news to me, as I have run both MiNT and MagiC on my system using the microcosmos.

So what exactly would I find to be the issues?

James

Re: CosmosEX with Mint or MagiC

Posted: Thu Dec 21, 2017 10:19 pm
by mikro
I think the issue is in the translated mode, i.e. when you put, say, an USB stick, and want to access it as a normal GEMDOS drive.

Re: CosmosEX with Mint or MagiC

Posted: Thu Dec 21, 2017 10:31 pm
by Bikerbob
ok, so as long as I am running magiC off the SDcard, and dont try and use the translated drives I should be ok?

Does Genevia have the same issues?

James

Re: CosmosEX with Mint or MagiC

Posted: Thu Dec 21, 2017 10:34 pm
by mikro
Yeah, the RAW mode doesn't use the driver at all.

Re: CosmosEX with Mint or MagiC

Posted: Fri Dec 22, 2017 1:24 pm
by joska
Bikerbob wrote:Does Genevia have the same issues?


No, Geneva only replaces the AES, the original BIOS/XBIOS/GEMDOS is still in use so the CosmosEx driver should not be affected.

Re: CosmosEX with Mint or MagiC

Posted: Fri Dec 22, 2017 8:17 pm
by Bikerbob
So I am using a Microcosmos, with MiNT(freeMiNT) and i can access the translated drives, but I do have some funky issues where it does seem to mess up the reading and writing.. so I am assuming this is it, usually if I try and run something on it. If all i do is use them for file transfers so far so good.

have not tried with MagiC yet, I think MagiC will be the multitasking os I go with.. it just will run better on a megaSTE.

James

Re: CosmosEX with Mint or MagiC

Posted: Tue Jan 16, 2018 5:00 pm
by Bikerbob
MagiC is a 3 bomb when loading, before, or after as mentioned.

As magiC is the most viable OS given most are using 4mb and multitasking etc.. would be desirable for anyone doing more than just games, I think this is the biggest issues to be fixed with the cosmos - it is even more useful as using a translated drive with long file names, works and would be even better with magiC's abilility to use them. I know magiC is not public, but I also think it is very well documented for those programming no?

James

Re: CosmosEX with Mint or MagiC

Posted: Sun Mar 25, 2018 9:36 pm
by Bikerbob
Anyone feel like taking the mantle up on the CE_DD driver? so that we can have translated drives for MagiC.

James