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Re: DS-DOS *updated*
« Reply #15 on: March 17, 2008, 09:56:44 AM »
Gotcha. Close to what I need, but not quite there. I don't have a SLOT-2… :-[

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Re: DS-DOS *updated*
« Reply #16 on: March 17, 2008, 10:23:21 AM »
is this the actual MS-DOS ported to the DS or an adaptation for the DS made from scratch?

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Re: DS-DOS *updated*
« Reply #17 on: March 17, 2008, 11:44:58 AM »
Hey Bigburito, it's just a clone, not an emulator.

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Gotcha. Close to what I need, but not quite there. I don't have a SLOT-2…  :-[

So what you are looking for is something that can copy files from one slot-1 to a different slot-1 card?
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Re: DS-DOS *updated*
« Reply #18 on: March 17, 2008, 12:49:00 PM »
For some reason, typing any commands larger than five characters long, may break
certain commands. To fix this, press Start to restart DS-DOS (file must be named
dos.nds).

I've also encountered this problem in my app.  This is an error in PAlib keyboard functions.  When entering 'char[5]' (6th letter) the function also puts an invalid character somewhere in the string ( I think 'char[8]').  I fixed this by flushing the rest of the string once the user presses enter.  Hope that helps and good luck.

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Re: DS-DOS *updated*
« Reply #19 on: March 17, 2008, 01:01:51 PM »
Thanks everyone for your support.

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Re: DS-DOS *updated*
« Reply #20 on: March 17, 2008, 06:24:49 PM »
Hey Bigburito, it's just a clone, not an emulator.

dang well I still think this looks like a sweet app (I like text-based apps for some reason... ::sm-26.gif::)

also is there actually a DOS emulator? (want to play elder scrolls...)

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Re: DS-DOS *updated to .45*
« Reply #21 on: March 17, 2008, 08:29:37 PM »
cornaljoe:
if you specify your data as char[5] you will have the fields {0,1,2,3,4}
But its somewhere in the memory - so you have to terminate the string with a 0 after it. Meaning:
If you want 5 letters and the memory after the array is not 0 you need to specify char[6], the first 5 fields will be letters, the last one SHOULD equal to 0x00 to work with the string functions.
(Sorry for going a bit offtopic)

I also forgot to give a comment on the app in my first post - stupid me:

Well I think its not really necessary these days since we have alot of graphical options. Also typing with the touchscreen makes it hard to give fast input in my opinion. More information will follow in my full competition review =)

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Re: DS-DOS *updated to .45*
« Reply #22 on: March 17, 2008, 09:03:49 PM »
I use the command prompt in Windows XP as much as I use the graphical part, so one day I was bored and started working on this.  I understand that it isn't very useful yet, but when its done it should be.

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Re: DS-DOS *updated*
« Reply #23 on: March 18, 2008, 04:36:35 AM »
Hey Bigburito, it's just a clone, not an emulator.

So what you are looking for is something that can copy files from one slot-1 to a different slot-1 card?
Basically, yeah. I was figuring the moving file could be dropped in the buffer or something. ::sm-22.gif::

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Re: DS-DOS *updated to .45*
« Reply #24 on: March 18, 2008, 07:48:14 AM »
To do this, files would need to be fairly small, I'm guessing under 2.5MB due to RAM used and the different types of RAM on the DS, but it does seem possible.

Also, if anybody is having any problems with it, don't hesitate to PM or e-MAIL me.

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Re: DS-DOS *updated to .45*
« Reply #25 on: March 18, 2008, 07:56:32 AM »
The program I'm trying to move, DSFTP, is 608 KB, so I think it'll fit. Also, I plan to use the same card (my beloved R6) to read/write the file, so crazy DLDI switching wouldn't be an issue. Basically, I want a program that will load a file (and its own code, so it can run from there) into the RAM, and then write it to the card again, waiting for some sort of input (a button press, perhaps) so I have time to pop out the microSD card and put in a new one.

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Re: DS-DOS *updated*
« Reply #26 on: March 18, 2008, 08:04:21 AM »
dang well I still think this looks like a sweet app (I like text-based apps for some reason... ::sm-26.gif::)

also is there actually a DOS emulator? (want to play elder scrolls...)
Forgot to mention this, there is one for the PSP if you have one. I don't use it, but still…

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Re: DS-DOS *updated to .45*
« Reply #27 on: March 18, 2008, 08:47:02 AM »
Strum105 - one drawback with your slot-1 to slot-1 copying idea is that some slot-1 cards do not like being taken out and put back in again. It would limit the usefullness of the app if it didn't support a whole bunch of cards.

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Re: DS-DOS *updated*
« Reply #28 on: March 18, 2008, 09:55:08 AM »
Forgot to mention this, there is one for the PSP if you have one. I don't use it, but still…

dang! (so there isn't one on the DS? (the DS has enough power... ))

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Re: DS-DOS *updated to .45*
« Reply #29 on: March 22, 2008, 02:55:32 AM »
i think u have a big shot at winning wolped!