Thanks to Julio Marchi for this space in MSX All
 

SLOT View

  Navigate throught MSX slots and sub-slots in a quick and easy way.


1. Description

  Slot View project aims at providing an useful MSX tool where it is possible to access any MSX memory address on screen. Slot view makes possible to visualize all 16 primary slot pages and 64 pages between primary and secondary slots.

  Programmed in Assembly, it's light and fast to use and do not require MSX-DOS to run.
2. Tests

  Some tests were performed on a real MSX using a slot expansor made by Ademir Carchano, having some cartridges attatched on it.

  Clique here for more datais about the tests.
3. User instructions
  The program runs in any MSX computer.

  From MSX Basic environment, load the binary program as follows:

  bload"sview1.bin",r

  The keys and their respect functions:

Key Function
Up arrow  Move back one block of memory.
Down arrow  Move foward one block of memory.
Left arrow  Move back five blocks of memory.
Right arrow  Move foward five block of memory.
P  Change to the next page.
S  Change to next slot.
U  Change to the next subslot.
ESC  Exit the program, returning to Basic.


4. Downloads
  Program download

Program Launch Source
1.0 04/09/05 source
Beta 4 03/30/05 source
Beta 3 07/25/04 source
Beta 2 07/20/04 X
Beta 1 07/20/04 X

  License: GNU-GPL version 3.x - http://www.gnu.org/licenses/gpl-3.0.txt


  Program history and versions

Version Release date Details
1.0 April 2005 Progress:
- Memory navigation: 100%
- Page navigation: 100%
- Slot navigation: 100%
- Subslot navigation: 100%

Modifications:
- Now is possible to achieve any MSX subslot.
Beta 4 March 2005 Progress:
- Memory navigation: 100%
- Page navigation: 100%
- Slot navigation: 100%
- Subslot navigation: 95%

Modifications:
- Turbo-R bug fix.

Known bugs:
- If RAM has subslots, system hangs when subslots are changed.
Beta 3 July 2004 Progress:
- Memory navigation: 100%
- Page navigation: 100%
- Slot navigation: 100%
- Subslot navigation: 95%

Modifications:
- ROM subslots navigation now is possible !!

Known bugs:
- If RAM has subslots, system hangs when subslots are changed.
Beta 2 July 2004 Progress:
- Memory navigation: 100%
- Page navigation: 100%
- Slot navigation: 100%
- Subslot navigation: 0%

Modifications:
- System halt problem fixed. Now is possible to navigate through all 16 primary slots. Thanks to Adriano Cunha for helping.
Beta 1 July 2004 Progress:
- Memory navigation: 100%
- Page navigation: 100%
- Slot navigation: 100%
- Subslot navigation: 0%

Known bugs:
- The MSX hangs when an inactive slot is accessed. The program is currently not able to identify these slots.
- The subslots are not available.



Marcelo Silveira
Systems and Computing Engineer
Expert in Image Processing and Artificial Intelligence
© MarMSX 1999-2020