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Updated Bjl Loader Program

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Zerosquare    10

(old posts are there, I chose to create a new topic to have a central location for download and comments)

 

I've just updated my modified version of Bastian Schick's and friends BJL uploader program, called lo_inp, which supports Windows NT/2000/XP. Support for Linux has been (re)-added (by special request from SebRmv ;), and minor tweaks have been made.

 

Enjoy, and please give feedback !

lo_inp.zip

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ovalbugmann    0

Thanks Zerosquare!, I'm just now getting used to using bjl and learning about programming the Jaguar and I am sure this will be of great use to me under Windows XP & 98 which is what I have right now. Although there are advantages, of course, to using either a Felix, Rapier or Alpine development system like probably debugging, I'm intrigued with how Matthias uses only BJL to develop such highly polished titles as Double Feature #1.

 

Your work is really appreciated! :D

 

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ggn    0

Bumping an old thread, I know, but I just tested it on my old winxp box and the 8bit loader worked without errors, so thanks :)

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Orion_    1

I tried it under Windows 7 64bits and it didn't worked at first.

I had to update the inpout32.dll file with a more updated one.

Just download this package http://www.highrez.co.uk/scripts/download....=InpOutBinaries

Start the "InstallDriver.exe" file in the Win32 folder.

Replace the dll file from lo_inp by the one in the Win32 folder of the package (it's compatible 32/64bits)

 

I recently found out that virtualjaguar only support .abs file with header, and not .bin file with no header.

But lo_inp doesn't support .abs file (it doesn't find any header)

So I was wondering if the .abs file support can be added ? Has anyone some abs header information ?

 

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SCPCD    0

ABS header :

 

- Magic Number = 0x601B

- TEXT segment size (4 Bytes)

- DATA segment size (4 Bytes)

- BSS segment size (4 Bytes)

- Symbol table size (4 Bytes)

- ? (4 Bytes)

- TEXT base address (4 Bytes)

- Flags = 0xFFFF

- DATA base address (4 Bytes)

- BSS base address (4 Bytes)

 

;)

 

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Orion_    1

I was wondering, if a website with all the resources for jag dev exist ?

Some years ago I was a bit confused, and didn't know where to start or where to find all the docs and dev tools

There should be a page with all the link to lo_inp for BJL transfer, sln and smac for deving on modern OSs, link to tutorials and jagv8 doc etc...

That would be nice for newcomers

 

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Orion_    1

oh well ... nevermind ... Nice job Zerosquare :)

 

By the way, I just tested my new version of lo_inp, it worked with some .abs file I tried !

I hope I didn't do any mistake in the code ^^

I just UPXed the executable because my antivirus program was detecting a virus in the original exe file ... (heuristic detection sux :/)

 

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Orion_    1

CAREFUL: IT DOESN'T WORK !!

 

I thought I had a bug yesterday in my program, but it was my new version of lo_inp that wasn't working, it seems not to transfer the whole program and datas are missing at the end !

I don't know why, maybe if someone find where I did a mistake, the code I added is at the end of the file in the function relocate.

 

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ggn    0

Bumpety bump :)

 

Since I'm in the process of adding BJL support to JiFFI I thought I'd get the uploader from this thread for tests. Then I noticed Orion_'s abs enabled version which would suit my purposes better.

 

CAREFUL: IT DOESN'T WORK !!

 

I thought I had a bug yesterday in my program, but it was my new version of lo_inp that wasn't working, it seems not to transfer the whole program and datas are missing at the end !

I don't know why, maybe if someone find where I did a mistake, the code I added is at the end of the file in the function relocate.

 

Just had a look at the code - might I suggest uploading the whole file minus the header (which is $a8 bytes for $601b coff header and $24 bytes for $150 abs header)? Perhaps the header has wrong sizes stored! I'd test if I could, but no PC with parallel cable here!

 

(BTW the BJL uploader for ST that I patched for COFF some time ago does exactly this and works fine)

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