Loadsparameter file from disk or tape. If the filename has prefix "T." - then loads from tape and if the file has prefix "E." - from disk device 8. Example: if your Action Replay ENHANCEMENT DISK in drive 8, and you enter "E.SS" as filename you will load & run SCENE STEALER prg (this program enables view, find & save freezed characters from memory). You may write some parameter files, if you think able to do this. Please notice, the parameter file needn't any memory from your program and Mk6 saves it to hidden (Mk6) memory location for later use (see Z hotkey above).
TURBO LINKER (L)
Reenables different turbo programs of Mk6 by changing LOAD ($330) and SAVE ($332) vectors. Here some trick if prg crashes after running from FASTLOAD. NORMAL RESET (F1 or CTRL+RESET) then FREEZE, TURBO LINKER, device (8), ANY KEY, RESTART PROGRAM. After that 90% of programs runs well.
This key you couldn't see before you load any parameter file (if you loaded one, you may see after letter Z the name of parameter file (e.g. E.SS). With this hotkey you could restart your parameter file without reloading it.
NOVA TRANSFER TO DISK
This not function on Mk6. Check out Action Replay PARAMETER disk.
FASTLOAD turbo drivers & interfaces
The FASTSAVE & DISKCOPY uses interleave 8. The WARP*25 uses interleave 2. The WARP*25 files approx. 6% longer than normal files, because one disk block contains only 240 bytes (instead of 254). Disk keeping WARP*25 files can't copied by normal DISKCOPY because WARP blocks will be marked with ERROR#23. The CENTRONICS interface emulates channel 4 & 5 of serial printers. If you have both serial & centronics printers, the first have higher prior (use ONLINE button of printers if necessary). Without secondary addr your printer emulates MPS801 characters. But with secondary address 9 on CENTRONICS, you will open transparent (native) mode of your printer. FASTLOAD & TOOLKIT ================== FASTLOAD commands ----------------- %filename - loads program as LOAD"filename",x,1:RUN ^filename - loads program as LOAD"filename",x:RUN (bug in Mk's manual) If your filename in save "*" your program will be save as unnamed (you may not load it, but scratch it). x means actual device. Floppy commands ---------------
@=8 or @=9 - changes internal device number of actual device
@H:diskname,id - you may see changes after @I (bug in Mk6)
@R*=filename - makes your file unnamed
@S:filename - deletes your WARP*25 file too (you don't need specify it with ,W)
Different number notations in TOOLKIT mode
You may convert numbers in range of floating point numbers of BASIC. Try: ? $4E65DF,%101010101111110100110101010,&343245325254124
@K+ or @K-
Turns on/off FREEZE TURBO. FREEZE TURBO (by name) used automatically after FREEZE. Slower as normal DISK TURBO, but don't blanks screen and works in all memory (TOOLKIT default:off). Never turn on DISK TURBO in freeze mode (it kills your prg area $0000-$09FF). The TOOLKIT command OFF turns off both turbo.
Prints a text or control code (0-65535) in low-high order. Colon and semicolon may be used as seperators.
Turns off/on auto line feed for printer (default:off).
CBM Dummy command (for future extensions). In early Mk-s it was ZAP command, which RESET-s computer.
Before numbers the "+" prefix means decimal numbers (0-255). You may also use words, if you enter two "+" prefixed numbers in High/Low order. In commands "-" sign after first address means that command will be executed continuously (up to $FFFF). * Turns between RAM and ROM configurations (the prompt always indicates actual mode). In FREEZE you have doubled another memory area: $0000-$09FF. Normal prompt (.) indicates your program area, but reverse prompt the Mk6 work area.
@BR xx yy zz and @BR xx yy zz
In FREEZE you could view/modify diskblocks without any loose of your program in memory if you turn mode * and use address zz=09 ($0900).
@P or @MP or @BP
Functions as @P in TOOLKIT.
You may use all different number notations and BASIC commands but nor any TOOLKIT commands. Only first command will be executed.
If you want save $FFFF addr too, you must enter yyyy=$0000. Never try to access location $DE00-$DEFF, because internal configuration register latch up by any read or write command.