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By mars2000you

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06-09-2021, 17:16

I've started to create separate pages for each issue of Backup Katsuyou Technique. It will allow to give more details and to better separate the info part and the software part.

Temporarily, the infos about the content of issues without dedicated page will remain on the Category page.

By gdx

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07-09-2021, 16:46

I prefer to see the main content on one page because it's easier to find something we're looking for.
This does not preclude making also a page detailed for each number. These pages can include the link to Generation MSX for example because it is not really useful to put it in the table.
We can also remove the names of the authors from the table to gain readability.
I had also put the number and the date in the same column to save space for texts and because it doesn't help to make two columns for that.

By mars2000you

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07-09-2021, 17:54

I think both approaches are complementary.

I will re-introduce the info about main content later. I think your idea to remove the authors names is appropriate to get a more easily readable page.

I will keep the apart number column because it is used for the link to the dedicated page about an issue.

By mars2000you

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11-09-2021, 11:54

gdx wrote:

In fact, it would even be more precise. CALL DSKO and CALL DSKI don't work properly on FAT16.

I've just added a note for these instructions. (in a similar way to the precisions I give when some instructions are limited to one or several screen modes).

mars2000you wrote:

In this case, what about the other extensions with disk instructions, especially Disk Basic of course???? I am still searching for Wiki coherency, SCC-BASIC being one of the less used extensions.

I am not a FAT16 expert. So what about DSKI$() and DSKO$, on which CALL DSKO and CALL DSKI are based? It is the question I have in mind when I talk here about Wiki coherency....

By gdx

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12-09-2021, 02:12

These instructions works but it can't access all sectors because they have become too many on large partitions. Look at the sector read and write descriptions in the Nextor documentation.

By mars2000you

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12-09-2021, 10:32

Actually, NEXTOR in MSX-DO2 mode allows to access any drive sector, not only the first 65536 sectors, with these instructions. See https://github.com/Konamiman/Nextor/blob/v2.1/docs/Nextor%20...

I will update the Disk BASIC section of the Wiki later. The original instructions were not designed for FAT16.

By gdx

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12-09-2021, 10:51

Ok, now the DSKI$ and DSKO$ commands support fully FAT16 unlike patched DOS2 or old Nextor versions. Main Bios routines are therefore probably the only ones that cannot do it.

By mars2000you

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12-09-2021, 13:27

Actually since Nextor 2.0 Beta 1 - see history: https://github.com/Konamiman/Nextor/blob/v2.0/docs/Nextor%20...

By gdx

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20-09-2021, 10:18

About Backup Katsuyou Technique, I think it's not a good idea to separate the programs from articles.

By mars2000you

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20-09-2021, 11:20

Simple programs without a long article are not "general info" but only software, at least from my point of view. I have always followed this guide line in all the pages about magazines and diskmagazines without receiving any complaint.

The fact that you need to precise "program by" is already an indication their place is only in the Software part, on the pages dedicated to a specific issue.

Only the general "Category" page requires to include them with all what is really info or program with long article. Making the same on the dedicated pages is absurd, as it is repeating twice the same thing for these programs (with less details in the info part).

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