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Old 20 January 2020, 09:23   #6161
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@005AGIMA - what's the plan for Xmas 2020?!
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Old 20 January 2020, 11:30   #6162
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I got a 'bluepill' developer board, to run Greaseweazle and dump some floppy disks

On the plus side, I ended up making a simple frontend for windows.

On the minus side: lots of my disks seem to have errors
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Old 20 January 2020, 11:31   #6163
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Ooh care to share front end?
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Old 20 January 2020, 13:12   #6164
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Sure.
https://github.com/M1kerochip/LaunchGreaseWeazle

It's on the releases tab. It's just a quick vb.net program. Sources are there, if anyone wants to make it better!

I use it to dump, then launch aufit.exe
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Old 20 January 2020, 13:20   #6165
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Thank you! I was considering using VB to do something like GUI and you have options to select directory, filename, COM port and whether you want to read/write.

I may still do it when I get the chance and if I can figure out how to use it lol. Only seen basic tutorial online as to how to use it.
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Old 20 January 2020, 14:12   #6166
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How to use Greaseweazle?

Download and install python. (There's a link in the frontend if you want it).
Make sure to add it to your path.

Download and unzip Greaseweazle.

Connect the drive to the board. (Which kind of drive are you using?)
Connect the board to the PC.

You can now either run the front end, or, run it from the command line.

If it's command line, open a command line, and change to the folder with the gw.py file in it, from the unzipped greaseweazle.

then type:

python gw.py read nameofmydisk.scp COM1

or whatever com port the device is on.

To use the frontend,

point to the gw.py script.
point to the python.exe
pick your com port from the dropdown.
Set your name, system etc etc.
Pick your save folder.
click read.
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Old 20 January 2020, 14:20   #6167
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Another GUI for Greaseweazle:
https://desertsagesolutions.com/greaseweazlegui/

(didn't try any yet since I'm still waiting for my Blue Pill board but feel free to report back if its rubbish :-))
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Old 20 January 2020, 14:38   #6168
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How to use Greaseweazle?
Thank you for the nice tutorial but I was referring to VB lol.

BTW, check my thread on GW and it might be worth copying over the tutorial on that thread?



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Another GUI for Greaseweazle:
https://desertsagesolutions.com/greaseweazlegui/

(didn't try any yet since I'm still waiting for my Blue Pill board but feel free to report back if its rubbish :-))
Thank you... I may give both of these a bash later today if I get a chance.
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Old 21 January 2020, 14:25   #6169
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These two wrapped games from John / Amigos podcast on weekend:

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Theme Park Mystery: Variations On A Theme is one bizarre game
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Old 10 February 2020, 14:38   #6171
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By the end of January, I had received my scanline generator from some UK eBay vendor (I'll post a link to the item on eBay, if you're interested). I use it in conjunction with my VGA box to display proper component signal from the "FAT" PS2 on my 22'' CRT Diamond Pro. I took pictures of Mortal Kombat Mystification / Deception checkerboard with and without the generated scanlines (adjustment knob is set to big scanlines, but I usually use small ones, they're more subtle). Very neat effect, see for yourself :





and if you wonder how the device looks like :



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Old 10 February 2020, 22:53   #6172
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I'll post a link to the item on eBay, if you're interested
Please do! I'm sure thats one I was going to make but if they're available cheaply enough I'll just buy one.
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Old 11 February 2020, 01:14   #6173
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All right then, here is a link to buy a similar item, more specifically the version bearing the neon colored insulated cover. Additional cost amounts to £3.81 for the added bonus of getting that yellow plastic cover. It will be packaged and dispatched from within the French Alps, E.U. .

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8Bitdo SF30 PRO Bluetooth Gamepad for my Note 10 plus.
Hey long time no see. Nice pad by the way, I use on my retropie (housed in retroflag SNES case)
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