CX5M.net MidiSlav

By grit

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19-04-2014, 09:49

Some of you were waiting for this: I've posted the .dsk image and source file of the CX5M's MidiSlav software:

http://www.cx5m.net/midislav/

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By o.geerdink

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19-04-2014, 12:18

Thanks!

By Maggoo

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19-04-2014, 15:29

Very nice, thanks for posting it !

By Maggoo

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19-04-2014, 15:30

-duplicate post-

By jmph

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03-05-2018, 22:06

Sorry to bump an old thread, but has anyone had luck getting the disk image posted by Grit to work? I've tried writing it to two different disks (real 720k disks, single-hole) from two different PCs but no luck.

It boots to DOS fine, but several of the .DOCs are zero bytes and most files have invalid creation dates (11-01-33, or 0-01-04 which looks wrong.) When you try to run MSLAVE.COM it just stops & never loads.

Is there a different image available online that I could try out?

By Pencioner

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03-05-2018, 22:39

Be sure you have SFG-05 - it doesn't work with SFG-01 (it freezes, i think it do some SFG-05 BIOS calls, that's why, i didn't try to flash SFG-05 BIOS to MFR and try if it will work with SFG-01 or so). You should run the basic autoexec file, not a .com file, just type BASIC AUTOEXEC.BAS from command prompt (or create AUTOEXEC.BAT with this command for convenience). I has been stuck with this issue too, until i tried different things by wild guess. So at least it works, it sounds when i play something via MIDI keyboard, i can push STOP and i can go to different settings then etc but i didn't figure too much yet, need to read docs and try something more advanced once Smile But i hope it will help you to move forward...

EDIT: i copied this dsk image from mass-storage cartridge using copy720.com so it doesn't really matter that the dsk image cropped a little - it will work

EDIT2: The source file which was posted alongside the dsk image is very incomplete. I investigated (tried to compile it) - it misses over 50 symbols (labels and constants). So maybe, disassembling the actual binary from this disk can help to complete the source...

By jmph

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03-05-2018, 22:57

Oh nice, tried BASIC AUTOEXEC.BAS and it worked fine. Thanks - had no idea I was supposed to do that!

Yes, I'm running a CX5M-II with SFG-05. I'll try out the program more later & see how far I can get. Smile

I'm still wondering if the disk image is "pristine" or not or if it's someone's working disk that was written on back in the day... those file dates, the zero-byte docs, and the fact that it doesn't boot straight into the program are making me suspicious. It would be nice to have a 'reference' copy as originally shipped to compare.

By Pencioner

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03-05-2018, 23:06

jmph wrote:

I'm still wondering if the disk image is "pristine" or not or if it's someone's working disk that was written on back in the day... those file dates, the zero-byte docs, and the fact that it doesn't boot straight into the program are making me suspicious. It would be nice to have a 'reference' copy as originally shipped to compare.

I'm not sure but yeah, i see this disk contains some source codes and/or intermediate compilation results as well... so it looks like a copy of disk used in development... that's a mistery Wink But it has some software docs in files too...