New release of EightyOne available

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Re: New release of EightyOne available

Post by siggi » Thu Nov 23, 2017 10:02 pm

Is there a version (maybe very old), which runs with WIN98SE?
I have revived my old Toshiba Libretto 100CT (which has been used for several years as router for my ZX81 web-server) and would like to use it with EO. I am sure, it is fast enough (166 MHz) to emulate a 3,25 MHz Zeddy (maybe not for a 20 MhZ Zeddy :lol: )

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Re: New release of EightyOne available

Post by zx81jens » Thu Nov 23, 2017 10:27 pm

Try this...
EightyOne V0.43a.zip
(1.67 MiB) Downloaded 30 times
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Re: New release of EightyOne available

Post by siggi » Fri Nov 24, 2017 9:21 am

Tried: does not crash on start :mrgreen:
But it wants to have a "DirectDraw.dll"(probably "DirectX 9.0c (June 2006)"). The links to a WIN98 DLL version I already found point to "file not found" or "timeout". :roll:
Its is much easier to run an old Zeddy than to run a much newer (old) PC :roll:

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Re: New release of EightyOne available

Post by Paul » Fri Nov 24, 2017 10:03 am

siggi wrote:
Fri Nov 24, 2017 9:21 am
Its is much easier to run an old Zeddy than to run a much newer (old) PC :roll:
I never saw any reason to keep old windows machines. Just got rid of them.
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Re: New release of EightyOne available

Post by siggi » Sat Nov 25, 2017 1:16 pm

siggi wrote:
Fri Nov 24, 2017 9:21 am
Tried: does not crash on start :mrgreen:
But it wants to have a "DirectDraw.dll"(probably "DirectX 9.0c (June 2006)"). The links to a WIN98 DLL version I already found point to "file not found" or "timeout". :roll:
After having installed DirectX 9.0c EO 0.43 starts up and now craches with an illegal instuction :ugeek:
But EO 0.52 works :mrgreen:

Here is the result:


Left: Libretto 100 CT, running EO 0.52
166 MHz -> approx 10 frames/sec :roll:

Right: ZX81 (ZXNU)
3.25 MHz -> 50 frames/sec :mrgreen:

Libretto-vs-ZX81.jpg
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Re: New release of EightyOne available

Post by Moggy » Sat Nov 25, 2017 2:10 pm

I can't speak about Eighty One but I did run the emulator Xtender quite successfully on an even older Toshiba laptop running Windows 3:11Windows for work-groups and Nocash on a 486DX with the same operating system.

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Re: New release of EightyOne available

Post by Fruitcake » Mon Nov 27, 2017 1:58 am

On SourceForge I collated all the versions of EightyOne (and their source) I had collected over the years and also those I could find scattered across the Internet. Although I doubted anyone would ever have a use for these very old versions, it seems a shame to lose them. However, the set is far from complete, so if anyone has other old versions filed away then please send them to me and I can add to the SourceForge archive.

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Re: New release of EightyOne available

Post by Moggy » Tue Dec 19, 2017 3:23 pm

Just downloaded V1.8 And for some strange reason I'm unable to get rid of those horrible grey horizontal lines which I think are supposed to emulate old CRT TV's.(they certainly don't)

Tried the F9 key (TV emulation) but no joy now stumped, ideas anyone?

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Re: New release of EightyOne available

Post by sirmorris » Tue Dec 19, 2017 5:14 pm

Hmm dunno. You might try deleting the old preferences file. There haven't been any changes that should affect this but there is a lot of magical pixie dust holding EO together in parts so I shouldn't be surprised.
--=== ZXpand+ ... A more moderner all-in-one upgrade solution for ZX81 ===--
* SD/MMC storage * 32K Hires-capable RAM * AY sound chip * Joystick port * Serial *
* BASIC enhancements - plug & play * Reset button * Auto-boot facility *

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Re: New release of EightyOne available

Post by Moggy » Tue Dec 19, 2017 5:17 pm

Nope fresh installation on a pc that's never seen Eighty One so no file to delete.

Not a deal breaker will just revert back to 1.7.

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