Tired of pressing reset button!

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By MSX Resource Center

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18-09-2003, 10:12

When I work (ehm, play) on MSX, I'm compelled to reset if I want to change to another application.
Isn't there any utility that can be set up as a hot key to press to return to DOS or BASIC?

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By SjaaQ

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18-09-2003, 10:34

I thought the reset button was pretty hot already Wink

Anyway, a hotkey does not exist, and a TSR or something would be usefull since most games disable the complete BIOS (and interrupts) so the TSR won't work...

By anonymous

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18-09-2003, 16:34

I thought the reset button was pretty hot already Wink

Anyway, a hotkey does not exist, and a TSR or something would be usefull since most games disable the complete BIOS (and interrupts) so the TSR won't work...

Actually there is.

Use POKE &HFBB0,1 before starting a program. Then, you can use GRAPH+STOP to quit any program and return to BASIC.
However, text mode will not be automatically initialised, so you will have to press SHIFT+HOME (to clear the screen) and type SCREEN0 blindly.

By Sander

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18-09-2003, 17:11

However, this implies pressing 26 keys more (including the return keys) Smile

By anonymous

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18-09-2003, 19:33

Yeah, but if you can type fast, it's faster than waiting for the MSX Startup screen Smile

By Necron

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18-09-2003, 19:40

Not fast, but REALLY fast, you mean.. Smile

By ro

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18-09-2003, 20:15

wait a minute, you probably want to return to the DOS enviroment too, eh
another few keys to strike...

_system[ret]

thaz 8 more... now, you REALLY have to be ULTRA FAST!

(btw. what if all foreground and background colours would both be, oh I dunno, black.. would 'screen 0' fix this?? so, a few keys more SHIFT+F1 (color 15,4,4) Wink )

By NYYRIKKI

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18-09-2003, 20:17


Use POKE &HFBB0,1 before starting a program.

Actually this does not work too well as many program loaders start with POKE &HFBB0,0TongueOKE &HFBB1,1 that disables it again.

Then, you can use GRAPH+STOP to quit any program and return to BASIC.

The correct key combination is: CTRL + SHIFT + GRAPH + KANA lock | CODE

However, text mode will not be automatically initialised, so you will have to press SHIFT+HOME (to clear the screen) and type SCREEN0 blindly.

Actually if you don't hold this combination, but just hit it fast, the text mode will be initialised. You can learn that with little practise. Smile

If you play DSK games on HDDEMU, there is also possibility to activate return to DOS key combination.

~NYYRIKKI

By anonymous

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18-09-2003, 23:05

Actually this does not work too well as many program loaders start with POKE &HFBB0,0TongueOKE &HFBB1,1 that disables it again.I think this is not common practice for normal programs. Only 'scene' programs, AFAIK.

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Then, you can use GRAPH+STOP to quit any program and return to BASIC.
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The correct key combination is: CTRL + SHIFT + GRAPH + KANA lock | CODE

Thanks! I was already doubting it ^^;
I haven't used it in a LONG time, my memory is a bit rusty Tongue

By mars2000you

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12-11-2004, 23:48

Stop to press the RESET button .... and solve this Quiz :

http://www.msx.org/forumtopic4018.html

:)

By snout

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13-11-2004, 00:19

Euhm.. mars2000you.. we get your point about the quiz thing... Wink

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