ZxList 6, P file to BASIC conversion app

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David G
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ZxList 6, P file to BASIC conversion app

Post by David G »

Hi team,

Been doing a few bytes of ZX81 coding recently. Zx Lister 6.0 takes a P file as input, and outputs a text file containing the BASIC listing. It's now compatible with the ZX-IDE Software Development Tool (http://sinclairzxworld.com/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=795). The output is a plain text .asm file which can be directly opened in ZX-IDE and in most cases immediately compiled & directly transferred to the emulator.
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It's an app for Windows 3.1, 95 or XP (and probably newer versions as well). The first version was originally written in 1994 in VB, if you are wondering why it is such an archaic app. Version 6 adds ZX-IDE compatibility.

ZxList6.zip is attached to this topic (Windows version). Comments are welcome.

David Gonzales

EDIT: Version 6.4 now supports disassembly of machine code found in REM statements
EDIT: Version for 64-bit/32-bit windows updated to v 6.3. Runs on Windows 2000 and newer, including WIndows XP/Vista/Windows 7
EDIT: Attachment for 16-bit now includes Cmdialog required file. Runs on Windows 3.1, Windows 95 and Windows XP, Windows 7 32-bit
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zxlist64.zip
For 32/64-bit Windows (2000 and newer)
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ZxList6.zip
For 16/32-bit Windows, with Cmdialog included
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Last edited by David G on Fri Sep 19, 2014 10:04 am, edited 12 times in total.
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Re: ZxList 6, P file to BASIC conversion app

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Hi David, Welcome aboard!

Thanks for posting this - new tools are always welcome!

C
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Re: ZxList 6, P file to BASIC conversion app

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As it's a 16 bit windows program it won't work on 64 bit windows (XP, Vista, 7, 8, 2003, 2008, 2012).

If possible it might be worth compiling a 32bit windows version that would work on 64bit windows. To be honest these days I'd make the 32bit the default windows target with a special 16 bit version if you want to run on Win 3.x.

Cheers.

Phill.
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Re: ZxList 6, P file to BASIC conversion app

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:shock:
"THE" David Gonzales !
I'm your fan...

I try to code this, in VB: http://dskcenter.free.fr/zxtools.html

Many thanks.
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Re: ZxList 6, P file to BASIC conversion app

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Hi,
Windows users (WINZ users), Download and put this VBX files in the same ZxLIST directory.
And launch it!

(work on Win7)
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Re: ZxList 6, P file to BASIC conversion app

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Thanks XavSnap.

I have now included Cmdialog.vbx in the attachment.

I had previously tried ZXTools, but wasn't able to figure out how to install it.
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Re: ZxList 6, P file to BASIC conversion app

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Installing the VBX files won't help you if it is 64 bit windows, whatever the flavor.

When running (on windows 2008 64bit) I get the following :
Screenshot of ZXlist failing to run
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Just checked on a Windows 7 64 bit and get the same error.

Cheers.

Phill.
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Re: ZxList 6, P file to BASIC conversion app

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The only way you're going to get that running under Windows 7/8 is probably using a virtual machine to run Windows XP.
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Re: ZxList 6, P file to BASIC conversion app

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poglad wrote:The only way you're going to get that running under Windows 7/8 is probably using a virtual machine to run Windows XP.
The point I was trying to make, is that the original utility which is still being worked on by it's author, is compiled as a **16 bit** windows app, this makes absolutely no sense these days, as 64 bit windows has been around for at least 10 years and most new machines are sold with 64 bit windows on.

If at all possible the original code should be ported to a version of visual basic that at least supports producing 32 bit executables. It wouldn't even cost anything** I don't think as there are versions of Visual Basic available for free now.

Yep here : http://www.visualstudio.com/en-US/produ ... express-vs

** Apart from time required to port the code, but as previously stated this makes a lot of sense now.

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Phill.
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Re: ZxList 6, P file to BASIC conversion app

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David G wrote:Thanks XavSnap.

I have now included Cmdialog.vbx in the attachment.

I had previously tried ZXTools, but wasn't able to figure out how to install it.
THIS PROGRAM IS A VB PROGRAM, YOU HAD TO INSTALL SPECIFICS
DLL TO LAUNCH THE EXE FILE !

PLEASE DOWNLOAD THE DLL PACKAGE AVAILABLE ON THE DOWNLOAD SITE.
or download it on http://dskcenter.free.fr
(It's a Visual Basic V5 Fr Runtime package ... not a Vb6 !!!)

This DLLs is used on all XavSnap's programs...
You had to install DLL once... to use all Exécutables files!
(VB81 XuR, ZxTools, CPCtoken, OricToken, DskCenter,UDGs...)
Choose a Win95 compatibility in case of 64bits Windows release.
Juste get the zipped file, unzip it in a new folder! (don't open the zip directly in the Windows explorer!)
And create a sortcut on your desktop. (in Vb81 XuR, run the "\icons\Setup_Programs_menu_links.js" Java Script program, to link P(launch),TXT(compile text to),Z81(launch),WAVs(play with) icones/files... to Vb81.)
Have fun!
Xavier
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