Update of FutureOS (CPC6128 and 6128Plus)

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Update of FutureOS (CPC6128 and 6128Plus)

Post by TFM » Mon Aug 31, 2015 6:33 pm

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What's new?


Update / Change log
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I. FutureOS
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- Update of the Documentation
- New expanded automatic installer created:
- supports choice of number system (hexadecimal or decimal)
- Allows to select a ROM number for the Dobbertin / dxs RTC
- New OS functions: RBB_8, RBB_16, ZEIBI, ZEIBJ, GET_DIR, R_RTC
RB_8, RB_16, B8DIN, B16DIN, E2XRAM, FER7F added
- Enhancements for Monitor TV and LCD TV
- Bit 0 of config variable KF_CPC decides if UI works in HEX or DEZ
- IDE Icon disappears in SPARtan mode (when not used)
- Hot keys for the Desktop added :-)
- FDC error tolerance increased
- Expanded TYPE Icon functionality:
- Added ability to show regular 17 KB and compressed OCP screens
- Enhanced management of the CPC Mini-Booster and the MultiPlay card
- Spanish and French language interface improved
- Some Bugs in format function cured
- Error message for File-Copy added
- OS function LADE_N expanded: Set 8. bit of drive number
to ignore file header and load according to user data
- OS functions ICON6ON and ICON3ON expanded
- They now work with all (MODE 2: 6-104) values for columns
- RRB0 corrected, generates free E-RAM instead of Short-Time-Memory
- REName corrected, will save lower RAM
- Read DIR related bugs killed
- Better VN96 support
- Some more bugs killed

II. Wallpapers
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- Automatic display of OK Icon in SPARtan mode added
- Added a second disc with just a few but nice Wallpapers

III. CBM - Application Shell
============================
- Devices can be selected (A-M) and their DIRectories can be read
without the need to return to the Desktop. This file overworked
Restart restaurates SP save. File selector ESC makes warm start.
- Hot keys added
- X-Menue added, more functionality

IV. ROManager 2.14
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- Function added to ReRead DIRectories
- Static display of time and day at menu entry
- bugs killed
- Support for CP/M Graduate software E-ROMs enhanced

V. Applications
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- "Little Help" / "Kl.Info-Sys" updated
- Update of "Konfig OS" / "Config OS"

VI. CP/M Plus ROMs
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- ROMs and documentation on FutureOS homepage now

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Re: Update of FutureOS (CPC6128 and 6128Plus)

Post by TFM » Sat Sep 24, 2016 6:12 pm

New update available at: http://www.futureos.de

What's new?
- 6128 Plus version: ROM D optimized.
- Bugfix in |FDESK command
- Extra E-RAM of X-MEM (64 KB internal) can be used now (640 KB! Not 576KB) with X-MEM via &7EC4-7
- MultiPlay support added
- Installer updated
- Bug in OS function GET_DIR corrected
- ROM applications can now be called using the RUN icon
FutureOS eXpansion ROM Mangement enhanced
- API expanded: External ROMs can now call OS functions directly from Exp.ROM to FutureOS ROMs A-D
- Albireo detection added (scans for both main chips)
- Time and Date can now be shown optional as characters at bottom of screen instead of icons (nice in SPARtan mode imho)
- Hotkey "B" / Fire 2 (not 0 or 1!) added: Moves mouse arrow to next file, but without tagging (problems with Plus)
- Switch SPARtan mode on by default
- The "Show picture" function now starts in MODE 0 and 80 x 25 character mode
- Hotkey "J" added to Jump to file section in Desktop
- OS/API entry KLICK will now reset SP to &BFF8, stability improved
- ROM C compacted
- Efficient PlayCity autodetection added
- Documentation updated: printer management, E-RAM management

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Re: Update of FutureOS (CPC6128 and 6128Plus)

Post by TFM » Fri Sep 22, 2017 1:14 pm

There is a bug fix for CPC owners using the Dobbertin HD20 hard-disc. If you have such a system email me for an update. At the moment it's not enough for a new full release. But there shall be a big one next year :)

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Re: Update of FutureOS (CPC6128 and 6128Plus)

Post by TFM » Wed Aug 07, 2019 9:53 pm

As promised, here comes the update (link, www.FutureOS.de)

- LambdaSpeak speech support added to OS.
- Clear screen first when starting up, and save RAM bytes &8FFE and &8FFF at start up.
- LambdaSpeak III support enhanced.
- Design of some icons opened up
- Read / write function for LambdaSpeak III RTC added. Support in FutureOS integrated
- Added: Automatic detection of serial interfaces from Schneider, Amstrad, Pace and the USIfAC
- File-Interface improved. Before, in very few cases the wrong page of file was shown. Corrected!
- The SF2 RTC can now be kept in Binary-Mode; this will NOT be changed by OS if ROM A &C114 Bit 2 is set
- Disc-Copy enhanced, ROM A optimized
- Using Disc-Copy the Source and Target drives are now shown as icons after their selection
- SF3 mouse support added. Combined SF2/SF3 mouse support enhanced. Wheel scrolls DIRectory pages now
- Two Discs with Wallpapers added (Disc V and VI: Wallpapers from the biggest Sci-Fi series of the world)
- SF3 write date function enhanced
- If FutureOS ROMs are present ROM A will switch PEN 1 to color 25 (before it was 18). Green friendly ;-)

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