Any New Quick Tips for GR8NET Cart

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Por sdsnatcher73

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15-08-2021, 06:09

You have to set a default mapper using _netcfg and save with _netsave. You can try which mapper suits you with _netsetmap.

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Paragon (1144)

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15-08-2021, 10:08

_netsetmap(24):_netsave to boot with Nextor

Por amang

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15-08-2021, 14:26

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_netsetmap(24):_netsave to boot with Nextor

I did that before, but somehow it is not saved and when I rebooted, it went straight to BASIC prompt.

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You have to set a default mapper using _netcfg and save with _netsave. You can try which mapper suits you with _netsetmap.

Thanks for this method. I played around with the "Target Mapper Mode" and changed it to "24". It now booted straight to DOS prompt. Smile

I still don't understand one thing: I set the target mapper mode to 24. During booting process, why does the status shows "Target mapper -> 18"?

Por amang

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15-08-2021, 14:33

I tried launching a test sample .rom game file (Burger King) with Sofarun, but somehow the game didn't start and it went straight to BASIC prompt with "Syntax error" message. I tried two different sources of the same game file but it keeps giving me the same error message. What does the error message mean?

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Paragon (1144)

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15-08-2021, 15:19

In the meanwhile you solve the direct dos boot, I suggest you this (I use it often):
https://www.msx.org/news/en/gr8net-connects-your-msx-to-the-...
I also use this (mainly the graphical version):
https://msxhub.com/HUB

Por amang

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15-08-2021, 16:42

Thank you for the invaluable resources! Smile

Por Eugeny_Brychkov

Paragon (1184)

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17-08-2021, 17:12

amang][quote wrote:

I still don't understand one thing: I set the target mapper mode to 24. During booting process, why does the status shows "Target mapper -> 18"?

18 is a hexadecimal representation for decimal 24. And I agree, it is misleading. But it is rather debug output and that's why I did not deal with converting it to decimal.

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17-08-2021, 18:21

just thought - maybe adding '&H' prefix, '0x' prefix, '#' or '$' prefix, or 'H' suffix when printing would reduce confusion? all those are generally associated with hexadecimal values

Por amang

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18-08-2021, 09:07

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18 is a hexadecimal representation for decimal 24.

Ahh... that explains. Thanks!

I read from the wiki page that GR8NET cart consists of 1024k in RAM. Whenever I boot up my MSX, it shows "Main RAM: 64k", instead of "Video RAM" or "User RAM". Are there any differences to these four types of RAMs??

How sufficient is 64k of RAM on my MSX in terms of just for playing games? Do I need more if I plan to, say browse BBS, or using Symbos?

Por Eugeny_Brychkov

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18-08-2021, 09:24

amang wrote:

it shows "Main RAM: 64k"

Your machine either has hard-coded value of 64K, or reports internal mapper RAM size. If you run TESTRAM.COM you will see that RAM is 512k and it is located in other (sub) slot than built-in RAM. This is normal for machines, if I am not mistaken, up to MSX2. Starting MSX2+ the BIOS searches for all the available RAM in all slots and displays cumulative amount of RAM.

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