So I bought a Carnivore2... BUT... how do I use it ???

By Argon

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20-02-2019, 18:36

Hey.

I just received my Carnivore2, and it boots to a menu when I boot the MSX.
I can start a couple of predefined games from that menu.

In the documentation it says you need to use the c2man.exe tool to add more ROM files.
But how the f*** do I get to c2man.exe? I presume I need to boot to MSX-DOS or Nextor or something, but the manual doens't say how to do that, LOL.

Thanks for any help!

Cheers.
Kris.

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By Alexey

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20-02-2019, 18:58

Swearing will not help you to make things work, so please avoid spilling your frustration here.

You need to get the CF card with Nextor and MSX-DOS2 files to boot to DOS. Then you can download all the necessary utilities from Carnivore's repository and put them onto the card from PC using a card reader:

https://github.com/RBSC/Carnivore2/tree/master/Util

Or (better) get SofaRun and it will manage your Carnivore easily. But you will still need a CF card and a card reader to transfer the files.

Did you try to contact the people whom we authorized to produce our cartridges - 8bits4ever or Carmeloco? They should give you some valuable instructions on how to get started with the cartridge if you never dealt with such hardware before.

By Argon

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20-02-2019, 20:35

I wasn't cursing, that was just me trying to be funny :-)

The CF is formatted FAT16 and I put the files I received from 8bits4ever on it.
I can boot to Nextor Basic, but I have no idea how to boot Nextor DOS so I can use the c2man tool.

By Alexey

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20-02-2019, 21:27

Nextor Basic boots by default, but you need to boot to MSX-DOS2 to work with the tools. Does your C2 recognize the CF card when the machine boots? Did you put at least these 3 files in the root folder?

nextor.sys
msxdos2.sys
command2.com

With these 3 files you should be able to boot into MSX-DOS2 and from there you can use all *.COM tools.

By Argon

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20-02-2019, 21:32

I'm now preparing another CF card, I think the Carnivore2 has problems reading the first one I tried.

By Argon

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20-02-2019, 21:38

AHA! The second CF card works, it boots to Nextor DOS Smile

Thanks for the suggestion.

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