ZXPand Organizer

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GCHarder
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ZXPand Organizer

Post by GCHarder » Tue Oct 01, 2019 11:03 pm

Hi All;

ZXPand Organizer is a program that allows a ZX-81 with ZXPand
or ZXPand+ interface to create a "project" of related files. It
is a way of organizing files on the SD card, or emulator that
supports the ZXPand. It is very similar, in some ways, to an old
style MS-DOS frontend.

See the enclosed "xtras\readme.txt" for more information.

Hardware demo videos...

Part 1

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xdvum6KEz_o&t=15s

Part 2

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f7NYO7OTBhw

Regards;

Greg

Updated 10/16/19
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Re: ZXPand Organizer

Post by Moggy » Tue Oct 01, 2019 11:40 pm

Excellent work Greg, a really useful bit of kit and informative videos. :D

Small query about the second video. Racconerie is one of my favourite Matt Westcott tunes but couldn't help notice it playing faster than normal for a real ZX81. Was this for time constraints so as to fit with the video?
If not I'm curious about your AY set up for this recording.


Regards.

Moggy.
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Re: ZXPand Organizer

Post by GCHarder » Tue Oct 01, 2019 11:59 pm

Don't know what to tell you. The videos are from a real ZX81 (Timex Sinclair 1000 and ZXPand+). I just fed the data to Andy's player, didn't adjust any AY values. It could be the cheap camera, which was recording at 10FPS. Could also be a PAL vs NTSC thing.

Regards;

Greg

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Re: ZXPand Organizer

Post by XavSnap » Wed Oct 02, 2019 8:01 am

Hi,

Cool, Great job Greg !

:geek:

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Re: ZXPand Organizer

Post by Moggy » Wed Oct 02, 2019 2:42 pm

GCHarder wrote:
Tue Oct 01, 2019 11:59 pm
Don't know what to tell you. The videos are from a real ZX81 (Timex Sinclair 1000 and ZXPand+). I just fed the data to Andy's player, didn't adjust any AY values. It could be the cheap camera, which was recording at 10FPS. Could also be a PAL vs NTSC thing.

Regards;

Greg
Thanks for quick response Greg. The PAL/NTSC thing makes sense.

Again great work and a welcome addition to Xpand software.

Regards.

Moggy.

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Re: ZXPand Organizer

Post by nollkolltroll » Wed Oct 02, 2019 4:16 pm

Nice utility! Will be a bit of work to do some tests, but very good looking when done.
/Adam

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Re: ZXPand Organizer

Post by mrtinb » Wed Oct 02, 2019 7:56 pm

Just the software I was looking for. I was thinking about hacking VU-File to launch programs, but this is much better.

I miss a feature so I don’t have to edit the content from BASIC. And to rearrange would be nice as well.

Great job. Again, exactly what I was looking for.
Martin
ZX81, Lambda 8300, Commodore 64, Mac G4 Cube

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Re: ZXPand Organizer

Post by GCHarder » Sat Oct 05, 2019 8:03 pm

More sample projects...

HogRogProg collection

viewtopic.php?f=4&t=2867&p=30734&hilit= ... rog#p30734

Benhams Tops/Disks

viewtopic.php?f=11&t=1705&p=17620&hilit=benham#p17620

Regards;

Greg

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Re: ZXPand Organizer

Post by tdg8934 » Mon Oct 14, 2019 11:35 pm

Greg,

I have downloaded the ZIP file and saved it into a directory on my SD card called "Org".

On the ZXPand I enter "CAT ">Org" and then CAT so I can see the P files and associated directories.

I do a LOAD "MYPROJ" and the program loads and autoruns with a 3/470 break in the bottom left corner. Program is stopped with the SAMPLE PROJECT menu drawn but no files shown.

I do a LIST and see a 0 REM
I do a LIST 10 and see:

10 GOTO 8E3
100 LET I=USR 16616
:

I do a GOTO 10 and it again shows what happened when I did a LOAD "MYPROJ" with the stopped SAMPLE PROJECT menu and the 3/470 break.
The same happens when I do a LOAD "SP8303"
What am I missing here?
Thanks - Tim

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Re: ZXPand Organizer

Post by GCHarder » Tue Oct 15, 2019 3:37 am

The program uses memory location 49151 to keep track of the last item selected from the list. It checks this location on start up and moves the pointer to that item in the list. For some reason your system at start up has a high value stored there so your getting a subscript out of range error. I'll incorporate a check for this condition and post an update, in the meantime just POKE 49151,0 before startup should stop the error.

Regards;

Greg

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