Updated version of DskTool

Por tcruise

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24-10-2010, 12:29

I have upgraded and recompiled the DSK creation and modification utility DskTool originally created by Ricardo Bittencourt.
Excellent utility, but last version was published in 1998 and the Windows version was only compiled for 16-bit Windows. Fine until the emergence of 64 bit Windows (now my primary development environment). Now while virtual machines are fun and all, it would be nice for such a tool just run in a current environment.
So I went through the code, fixed a memory leak Smile and swapped it over to use the 32 bit Windows API.
You can download it from www.electricadventures.net/downloads/DskTool.1.12.zip.
The ZIP file contains the new executable and source files. If your machine does not already contain the VC10 runtime libraries you will need to download a copy.
Also spent the weekend looking at various C cross compilers along with the Eclipse IDE. I settled on Z88dk, not only easier to setup, but has some decent MSX libraries already. Plus the web site is excellent!

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Por Huey

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24-10-2010, 15:43

Thanks! Good news.

Por marlon-B

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29-10-2010, 10:53

your efforts are very much appreciated !

thanks Cool

Por snout

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29-10-2010, 14:43

tcruise: could we add this updated tool to our downloads corner?

Por tcruise

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30-10-2010, 10:13

tcruise: could we add this updated tool to our downloads corner?
Yep no problem at all. Let me know if you need anything else. I will be updated more cross development and other MSX utlity builds as I encounter them, to ensure they support the newer Windows platforms. This will ensure that some of the tools don't become unusable.

Por Manuel

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30-10-2010, 11:07

It would be nice to port them to non-Windows environments as well Tongue

Por tcruise

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31-10-2010, 03:07

It would be nice to port them to non-Windows environments as well Tongue
Don't have a problem with that either, as refreshing the brain in that area at the moment too.
Any particular suggestions of applications that need to be refreshed, or while I am there any suggestions of windows/linux tools in general. Those sort of things really don't take me long to put together (depending on access to the appropriate low level technical detail of course i.e. like the DSK file structure from DskTool).

Por snout

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01-11-2010, 12:22

Newspost on the new DSKtool right here. Please do keep us informed on new developments! :)

Por HansO

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01-11-2010, 17:44

Works fine on Windows 7 64 bit as command line tool. Thanks!

The missing DLL MSVCR100.DLL was not that easy to find (not on the Microsoft site?) but this http://pt.sourceforge.jp/projects/sfnet_magicmover/downloads/msvcr100.dll/ was ok.

Por jr

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02-11-2010, 08:04

Huh? Just search for "visual c runtime" on the microsoft site. Or click this link for the 32bit version.

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