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GohanX
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« on: June 22, 2012, 01:41:24 PM »

Just got my FDS system yesterday, which works beautifully, and I thought I would try FDSloadr with the eventual goal of using Disk Keeper to write my own disks. As a test, I downloaded a few FDS images, and FDSloadr recognizes them as valid images. When I hook the RAM adapter cable up the FDS will start loading, and FDSloadr shows that it is transferring, but right before it finishes it throws a Error 27 code. Does anyone have any ideas on what I need to check? Here are my ideas:

Check the cable, obviously, but I'm pretty sure I got this right since FDSloadr has no trouble recognizing the RAM adapter

It could be the computer itself. I'm using an old Athlon 1.8 using a MS DOS boot disk, perhaps FDSloadr either doesn't like the computer since it's too new or has a crappy parallel port, or doesn't like that I'm using a floppy boot disk instead of having DOS actually installed.

Or, there could be something wrong with the images themselves, but FDSloadr doesn't seem to mind.
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« Reply #1 on: June 22, 2012, 03:22:05 PM »

what is your cable length?
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« Reply #2 on: June 22, 2012, 06:48:16 PM »

It's pretty short, 3 feet maybe? It was a cable to an old parallel port scanner that I had never used.
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« Reply #3 on: June 22, 2012, 08:36:49 PM »

1. Make sure that your unit is properly moded. 7201 chip + power board mod.
2. Some people have problems when they boot from a disk, try a bootable usb disk (it worked for me)
3. Test your cable. Is it working to play games?
4. This is how it worked for me:
a. fdsloadr + disk keeper rom
b. when "insert game" exit fdsloadr, starr fdsloadr + game
c. when "insert blanK" connect cable to disk unit and insert a disk. Now disk keeper will copy 1/2 of the side.
d. "insert game" again. don't connect cable to pc! exit fdsloadr, start again fdslodr + game.Now change cable.
e. when "insert blanK" connect cable to disk unit and insert a disk.
f. end
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« Reply #4 on: June 22, 2012, 08:46:20 PM »

It looks like the problem was the computer itself. I borrowed an old 333 mhz machine from work and fdsloader worked the very first time.

Thanks for the suggestions!
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« Reply #5 on: June 23, 2012, 08:09:50 AM »

It looks like the problem was the computer itself.
wrong! The ancient and obsolete software is the real problem.

i wonder why nobody adopt the fdsloadr for the modern PCs and software.
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« Reply #6 on: June 23, 2012, 01:04:46 PM »

Agreed. While on the subject my fdsloadr cable pin 1 on the pc side popped off
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« Reply #7 on: June 23, 2012, 05:54:03 PM »

It would be great to see an usb version.
As a side note, fdsloadr it's working great on a newer pc (3500 cpu), but it's not working on an old laptop (thinkpad 380d - 150mhz cpu, 48 ram). The point is that not any old pc will work.
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« Reply #8 on: June 23, 2012, 10:18:49 PM »

It would be great to see an usb version.
PIC/Atmega based controller?
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« Reply #9 on: June 24, 2012, 07:44:03 AM »

It would be great to see an usb version.
PIC/Atmega based controller?
i love atmega. Smiley
and want to play with FDS Ram adapter.
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YoshiFan501
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« Reply #10 on: June 24, 2012, 04:17:13 PM »

i got 2 arduinos i can test out with
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« Reply #11 on: June 24, 2012, 05:59:04 PM »

i got 2 arduinos i can test out with
and what are you going to test?

let us know if you succeed in some data transmitting to RAM Adapter Smiley

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