Re: [midatlanticretro] MBASIC HEX listing out there?
- Bill Sudbrink wrote:
B Degnan wrote:
Bill Sudbrink wrote:
Bill, I have been out sick for the past two weeks, but I just wanted you to know that I got this file, thanks. I have not been able to port it to my computer yet, but I should be able to find the right combo to do it. I did it once a year ago, I just have to re-learn what I did then. Bill Degnan
Basically (no pun intended) you need to transfer the file to the CP/M machine and then use the LOAD command. The transfer can be accomplished via PIP if you are using a computer as a terminal to the CP/M machine. You would enter the command: PIP BASIC.HEX=CON: wait a few seconds for PIP to get ready then start the text transmission. If you use hyperterm, you would use the "Transfer" menu, the "Send Text File..." selection. Depending on the speed of the CP/M machine, you may need to adjust "ASCII Setup..." (File/Properties/Settings tab/ASCII Setup button). There are two timing settings, the delay between characters and the delay after each line. If you find you miss random characters in a line, you need to adjust the character delay. If you find you miss a bunch of characters at the start of each line, you need to adjust the line delay. Once the entire file is transferred, you need to press Ctrl-Z. It can be a slightly tricky process. With some big files, I break them into pieces and then use PIP to reassemble. I have often thought it would be nice to have a terminal program that had a setting like "Do not send the next character until the current character has been echoed". That would get rid of all the timing troubles. Bill