[Coladam] ADAMEm/SDL 1.8

Joe Blenkle jblenkle at sacnews.net
Wed Jan 12 17:01:26 CET 2011


Sounds like we need an easy to use front end for it..like ADAMem has with 
ADAMemMam...for us dummies out here...

Joe B.

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Geoff Oltmans" <oltmansg at bellsouth.net>
To: "Joe Blenkle" <jblenkle at sacnews.net>
Cc: <coladam at adamcon.org>
Sent: Wednesday, January 12, 2011 5:48 AM
Subject: Re: [Coladam] ADAMEm/SDL 1.8


Well, there are a few differences between this one and the DOS version. 
Firstly, the program runs natively under Windows and Mac OS X instead of 
being run through a dos VM like Dosbox or (if it works for you) the DOS 
prompt (which Windows 95/XP is a VM itself).

It should support all the command line switches that the DOS program 
supports if you run it from the command line, including loading cartridge 
images and disk/ddp images, and then a few extra new ones:

-harddisk <filename> or -hd <filename> will specify the file to use for hard 
disk emulation.
-exprom or -er <filename> specifies the filename of the slot 2 boot rom. I 
have successfully used the PM IDE boot rom with this to boot to the hard 
disk directly
-scale2x or -2x will start the emulator with scale2x turned on. This is a 
scaling algorithm to smooth out the video at higher resolutions

If no filename is specified for the hard disk file or expansion rom it will 
look for hdisk.img and exp.rom respectively from the same directly the 
program is launched in.

For the hard disk image, you need to create a hard disk file from scratch. I 
don't include a utility for this yet. From a linux or OSX machine you can 
create one using dd. dd if=/dev/zero of=hdisk.img -count 131072 will create 
a disk image that's 64MB large. You then have to use the PM IDE setup 
utilities to partition the file as you would a normal hard drive and load 
software to it.

Apparently I neglected to include these in the -help output, but they do 
work from the CLI.


On Jan 12, 2011, at 12:24 AM, Joe Blenkle wrote:

> Looks good so far, but perhaps a dumb question...
>
> What exactly does it do? Just boot to SmartWriter?
>
> thanks
>
> Joe B.
>
>
> ----- Original Message ----- From: "Geoff Oltmans" 
> <oltmansg at bellsouth.net>
> To: <coladam at adamcon.org>
> Sent: Tuesday, January 11, 2011 7:51 PM
> Subject: [Coladam] ADAMEm/SDL 1.8
>
>
>> Hey all:
>>
>> Due to all the crappy weather we've had around here (7" of snow two days 
>> ago and 3" over Christmas!) and some downtime between now and Christmas, 
>> I've had the chance to do some fixing to ADAMEm/SDL! Doug Slopsema fixed 
>> the project so that it will compile using Visual C++ instead of gnu gcc 
>> under MinGW, and a few improvements have been made in the interim:
>>
>> Powermate IDE emulation has been added
>> center slot boot roms supported
>> scale2x support
>> rudimentary support for MIDIMite apps (just enough to get stuff like 
>> SEQuel to start up)
>> OS X menus and GUI
>> sound support
>>
>> Visit my web page to download... let me know what you think. The 
>> downloads include the Win32 binary (thanks Doug S) and OS X universal 
>> binaries, as well as the source code.
>>
>> http://bellsouthpwp2.net/o/l/oltmansg/adam/adamem.html
>>
>>
>>
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