DiskView
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DiskView 1 - intro screen

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Description

It's a disk editor for MSX2 first created by Steven van Loef, then extended by the MSX Software Team (MST). Only FAT12 is supported by this utility.

Versions

DiskView 2 - intro screen

A patch was published in MSX Computer Magazine 38 and the corresponding MCMD37 disk.

  • Version 2.1 can be found
    • on the MCCM Millenium Disk 1 (Software/Copyrght/MCCM/DISKVW.DI1)
    • on NYYRIKKI website

An IPS patch can be found on MSX IPS Patch Archive.

Configuration

DiskView version 1 is provided with DVINST, a tool to select the foreground and background colors for the main part of the screen, the status sections and the error messages. All the changes will be saved in the .COM file.

For version 2 of DiskView, NYYRIKKI has created a similar tool: DV-INST.BAS. Besides the mentioned colors, the tool allows to change the startup speed of DiskView.

Command

Effect

Launches a disk editor (FAT12 only).

Syntax

DISKVIEW or DISKVW (according the name of the .COM file)

Usage

This command does not take parameters.

Functions keys in View mode

DiskView - View mode
  • F1 = Change active drive
  • F2 = Read a specified sector
  • F3 = Read the sectors of a specified file (ESC to quit the file selection screen)
  • F4 = Read the boot sector (sector 0)
  • F5 = Read the FAT sectors
  • F6 = Read the Directory sectors
  • F7 = Go to Edit mode
  • F8 = Read new disk inserted in currently active drive
  • F9 (only version 2) = Go to FAT or Directory Edit mode (after F5 or F6)
  • F10 = Quit DiskView

Function keys in Edit mode

DiskView - Edit mode
  • F1 = Go to previous half sector
  • F2 = Go to next half sector
  • F3 = Go to a specified sector
  • F4 = Make changes in the hexadecimal part of the screen
  • F5 = Make changes in the ASCII part of the screen
  • F6 = Update the disk by saving the changes made on screen
  • F7 = Restore the disk by cancelling the changes made on screen
  • F10 = Go back to View mode

Function keys in FAT Edit mode (only version 2)

DiskView - FAT Edit mode
  • F1 = Write a cluster as 'FREE FAT'
  • F2 = Write a cluster as 'EOF' (End Of File)
  • F3 = Write a cluster as 'BAD'
  • F4 = Write a value in a cluster
  • F6 = Update FAT with the changes made on screen
  • F7 = Restore FAT by cancelling the changes made on screen
  • F10 = Go back to FAT View mode

Function keys in Directory Edit mode (only version 2)

DiskView - Directory Edit mode
  • F1 = Go to previous screen page of the directory
  • F2 = Go to next screen page of the directory
  • F3 = Clear entry in directory
  • F4 = Edit entry in directory
  • F5 = Restore entry in directory
  • F6 = Update directory with the changes made on screen
  • F7 = Restore directory by cancelling the changes made on screen
  • F10 = Go back to Directory View mode

Environment

  • MSX2 and higher
  • MSX-DOS 1 / MSX-DOS 2 / Nextor