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SD2IEC adapted to work with Arduino mega 2560, with some other nice additions.
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sd2iec - a controller/interface adapting storage devices to the CBM serial bus Copyright (C) 2007-2014 Ingo Korb <firstname.lastname@example.org> Parts based on code from others, see comments in main.c for details. JiffyDos send based on code by M.Kiesel Fat LFN support and lots of other ideas+code by Jim Brain Final Cartridge III fastloader support by Thomas Giesel IEEE488 support by Nils Eilers Free software under GPL version 2 ONLY, see comments in main.c and COPYING for details. FIXME:This file still needs to be expanded. A lot. FIXME: sprinkle mentions of IEEE488 where appropiate Deprecation notices =================== The following feature(s) will be removed in the next release: - M2I support M2I support has been redundant since the introduction of transparent P00 support. To continue to use your M2I-format software, convert your files to P00 format (e.g. with m2itopc64.c) and set your device to extension mode 2 (XE2). Introduction: ============= sd2iec is firmware, used in hardware designs like MMC2IEC, SD2IEC, or uIEC, that allows the Commodore serial bus to access removable storage devices (MMC, SD, CF) - think of it as a 1541 with a modern storage medium instead of disks. The project was inspired by (and uses a few bits of code from) MMC2IEC by Lars Pontoppidan and once ran on the same hardware before it grew too big for the ATmega32 used there. Currently, the firmware provide good DOS and file-level compatibility with CBM drives, but much work remains. Unless specifically noted, anything that tries to execute code on the 1541 will not work, this includes every software fastloader.  Homepage: http://pontoppidan.info/lars/index.php?proj=mmc2iec Please note: Whenever this file talks about "D64 images" the text applies to all Dxx image types, i.e. D64/D71/D81/DNP unless specifically noted. If you are the author of a program that needs to detect sd2iec for some reason, DO NOT use M-R for this purpose. Use the UI command instead and check the message you get for "sd2iec" and "uiec" instead. Supported commands: =================== - General notes: Any command not listed below is currently not supported. - Directory filters: To show only directories, both =B (CMD-compatible) and =D can be used. On a real Commodore drive D matches everything. To include hidden files in the directory, use *=H - on a 1541 this doesn't do anything. sd2iec marks hidden files with an H after the lock mark, i.e. "PRG<H" or "PRG H". CMD-style "short" and "long" directory listings with timestamps are supported ("$=T"), including timestamp filters. Please read a CMD manual for the syntax until this file is updated. - Partition directory: The CMD-style partition directory ($=P) is supported, including filters ($=P:S*). All partitions are listed with type "FAT", although this could change to "NAT" later for compatibility. - CD/MD/RD: Subdirectory access is compatible to the syntax used by the CMD drives, although drive/partition numbers are completely ignored. Quick syntax overview: CD:_ changes into the parent dir (_ is the left arrow on the C64) CD_ dito CD:foo changes into foo CD/foo dito CD//foo changes into \foo CD/foo/:bar changes into foo\bar CD/foo/bar dito You can use wildcards anywhere in the path. To change into an M2I or D64 image the image file must be the last component in the path, either after a slash or a colon character. MD uses a syntax similiar to CD and will create the directory listed after the colon (:) relative to any directory listed before it. MD/foo/:bar creates bar in foo MD//foo/:bar creates bar in \foo RD can only remove subdirectories of the current directory. RD:foo deletes foo CD is also used to mount/unmount image files. Just change into them as if they were a directory and use CD:_ (left arrow on the C64) to leave. Please note that image files are detected by file extension and file size and there is no reliable way to see if a file is a valid image file. - CP, C<Shift-P> This changes the current partition, see "Partitions" below for details. - C: File copy command, should be CMD compatible. The syntax is C[partition][path]:targetname=[[partition][path]:]sourcename[,[[p][p]:]sourcename...] You can use this command to copy multiple files into a single target file in which case all source files will be appended into the target file. Parsing restarts for every source file name which means that every source name is assumed to be relative to the current directory. You can use wildcards in the source names, but only the first file matching will be copied. Copying REL files should work, but isn't tested well. Mixing REL and non-REL files in an append operation isn't supported. - D Direct sector access, this is a command group introduced by sd2iec. Some Commodore drives use D for disk duplication between two drives in the same unit, an attempt to use that command with sd2iec should result in an error message. D has three subcommands: DI (Info), DR (Read) and DW (Write). Each of those commands requires a buffer to be opened (similiar to U1/U2), but due to the larger sector size of the storage devices used by sd2iec it needs to be a large buffer of size 2 (512 bytes) or larger. The exception is the DI command with page set to 0, its result will always fir into a standard 256 byte buffer. If you try to use one of the commands with a buffer that is too small a new error message is returned, "78,BUFFER TOO SMALL,00,00". In the following paragraphs the secondary address that was used to open the buffer is called "bufchan". - DI In BASIC notation the command format is "DI"+chr$(bufchan)+chr$(device)+chr$(page) "device" is the number of the physical device to be queried, "page" the information page to be retrieved. Currently the only page implemented is page 0 which will return the following data structure: 1 byte : Number of valid bytes in this structure This includes this byte and is meant to provide backwards compatibility if this structure is extended at a later time. New fields will always be added to the end so old programs can still read the fields they know about. 1 byte : Highest diskinfo page supported Always 0 for now, will increase if more information pages are added (planned: Complete ATA IDENTIFY output for IDE and CSD for SD) 1 byte : Disk type This field identifies the device type, currently implemented values are: 0 IDE 2 SD 3 (reserved) 1 byte : Sector size divided by 256 This field holds the sector size of the storage device divided by 256. 4 bytes: Number of sectors on the device A little-endian (same byte order as the 6502) value of the number of sectors on the storage device. If there is ever a need to increase the reported capacity beyond 2TB (for 512 byte sectors) this field will return 0 and a 64-bit value will be added to this diskinfo page. If you want to determine if there is a device that responds to a given number, read info page 0 for it. If there is no device present that corresponds to the number you will see a DRIVE NOT READY error on the error channel and the "number of valid bytes" entry in the structure will be 0. Do not assume that device numbers are stable between releases and do not assume that they are continuous either. To scan for all present devices you should query at least 0-7 for now, but this limit may increase in later releases. - DR/DW In BASIC notation the command format would be "DR"+chr$(bufchan)+chr$(device) +chr$(sector AND 255) +chr$((sector/256) AND 255) +chr$((sector/65536) AND 255) +chr$((sector/16777216) AND 255) (or "DW" instead of "DR) but this won't work on the C64 because AND does not accept parameters larger than 32767. The principle should be clear though, the last four bytes are a 32 bit sector number in little-endian byte order. DR reads the sector to the buffer, DW writes the contents of the buffer to the sector. Both commands will update the error channel if an error occurs, for DR the 20,READ ERROR was chosen to represent read errors; for write problems during DW it sets 25,WRITE ERROR for errors and 26,WRITE PROTECT ON if the device is read-only. - G-P Get partition info, see CMD FD/HD manual for details. The reported information is partially faked, feedback is welcome. - P Positioning doesn't just work for REL files but also for regular files on a FAT partition. When used for regular files the format is "P"+chr$(channel)+chr$(lo)+chr$(midlo)+chr$(midhi)+chr$(hi) which will seek to the 0-based offset hi*2^24+midhi*65536+256*midlo+lo in the file. If you send less than four bytes for the offset, the missing bytes are assumed to be zero. - N: Format works only if a D64 image is already mounted. This command will be ignored for DNP images unless the current directory is the root directory of the DNP image. - R Renaming files should work the same as it does on CMD drives, although the errors flagged for invalid characters in the name may differ. - S: Name matching is fully supported, directories are ignored. Scratching of multiple files separated by , is also supported with no limit to the number of files except for the maximum command line length (usually 100 to 120 characters). - T-R and T-W If your hardware features RTC support the commands T-R (time read) and T-W (time write) are available. If the RTC isn't present, both commands return 30,SYNTAX ERROR,00,00; if the RTC is present but not set correctly T-R will return 31,SYNTAX ERROR,00,00. Both commands expect a fourth character that specifies the time format to be used. T-W expects that the new time follows that character with no space or other characters inbetween. For the A, B and D formats, the expected input format is exactly the same as returned by T-R with the same format character; for the I format the day of week is ignored and calculated based on the date instead. The possible formats are: - "A"SCII: "SUN. 01/20/08 01:23:45 PM"+CHR$(13) The day-of-week string can be any of "SUN.", "MON.", "TUES", "WED.", "THUR", "FRI.", "SAT.". The year field is modulo 100. - "B"CD or "D"ecimal: Both these formats use 9 bytes to specify the time. For BCD everything is BCD-encoded, for Decimal the numbers are sent/parsed as-is. Byte 0: Day of the week (0 for sunday) 1: Year (modulo 100 for BCD; -1900 for Decimal, i.e. 108 for 2008) 2: Month (1-based) 3: Day (1-based) 4: Hour (1-12) 5: Minute (0-59) 6: Second (0-59) 7: AM/PM-Flag (0 is AM, everything else is PM) 8: CHR$(13) When the time is set a year less than 80 is interpreted as 20xx. - "I"SO 8601 subset: "2008-01-20T13:23:45 SUN"+CHR$(13) This format complies with ISO 8601 and adds a day of week abbreviation using the same table as the A format, but omitting the fourth character. When it is used with T-W, anything beyond the seconds field is ignored and the day of week is calculated based on the specified date. The year must always be specified including the century if this format is used to set the time. To save space, sd2iec only accepts this particular date/time representation when setting the time with T-WI and no other ISo 8601-compliant representation. - U0 Device address changing with "U0>"+chr$(new address) is supported, other U0 commands are currently not implemented. - U1/U2/B-R/B-W Block reading and writing is fully supported while a D64 image is mounted. - B-P Supported, not checked against the original rom at all. - UI+/UI- Switching the slightly faster bus protocol for the VC20 on and off works, it hasn't been tested much though. - UI/UJ Soft/Hard reset - UI just sets the "73,..." message on the error channel, UJ closes all active buffers but doesn't reset the current directory, mounted image, swap list or anything else. - U<Shift-J> Real hard reset - this command causes a restart of the AVR processor (skipping the bootloader if installed). <Shift-J> is character code 202. - X: Extended commands. If you use JiffyDOS, you can send them by using @"X..." - without quotes you'll just receive an error. - XEnum Sets the "file extension mode". This setting controls if files on FAT are written with an x00 header and extension or not. Possible values for num are: 0: Never write x00 format files. 1: Write x00 format files for SEQ/USR/REL, but not for PRG 2: Always write x00 format files. 3: Use SEQ/USR/REL file extensions, no x00 header 4: Same as 3, but also for PRG If you set mode 3 or 4, extension hiding is automatically enabled. This setting can be saved in the EEPROM using XW, the default value is 1. For compatibility with existing programs that write D64 files, PRG files that have D64, D41, D71, D81, DNP or M2I as an extension will always be written without an x00 header and without any additional PRG file extension. - XE+/XE- Enable/disable extension hiding. If enabled, files in FAT with a PRG/SEQ/USR/REL extension will have their extension removed and the file type changed to the type specified by the file extension - e.g. APPLICATION.PRG will become a PRG file named "APPLICATION", "README.SEQ" will become a SEQ file named "README". This flag can be saved in the EEPROM using XW, the default value is disabled (-). - XInum Switches the display mode for mountables files (i.e. disk images and M2I). num can be 0, in which case the file will be shown with its normal type in the directory or 1 which will show all mountable files as DIRectory entries (but they can still be accessed as files too) or 2 in which case they will show up twice - once with its normal type and once as directory. The default value is 0 and this setting can be stored permanently using XW. It may be useful to set it to 1 or 2 when using software that was originally written for CMD devices and which wouldn't recognize disk images/M2I files as mountable on its own. However, due to limitations of the current implementation of the CD command such software may still fail to mount a disk image with this option enabled. - X*+/X*- Enable/disable 1581-style * matching. If enabled, characters after a * will be matched against the end of the file name. If disabled, any characters after a * will be ignored. This flag can be saved in the EEPROM using XW, the default value is enabled (+). - XDdrv=val Configure drives. On ATA-based units or units with multiple drive types, this command can be used to enable or reorder the drives. drv is the drive slot (0-7), while val is one of: 0: Master ATA device 1: Slave ATA device 4: Primary SD/MMC device 5: Secondary SD/MMC device 6: (reserved) 15: no device Note that only devices supported by the specific hardware can be selected. Unsupported device types will return an error if requested. Also, note that you cannot select a device in multiple drive slots. Finally, while it is possible to re-order ATA devices using this functionality, it is strongly discouraged. Use the master/slave jumpers on the ATA devices instead. To reset the drive configuration, set all drive slots to "no device". This value can be permanently saved in the EEPROM using XW. XD? View the current drive configuration. Example result: "03,D:00=04:01=00:02=01,10,01". The track indicates the current device address, while the sector indicates extended drive configuration status information. - X X without any following characters reports the current state of all extended parameters via the error channel, similiar to DolphinDOS. Example result: "03,J-:C152:E01+:B+:*+,08,00" The track indicates the current device address. - XS:name Set up a swap list - see "Changing Disk Images" below. XS Disable swap list - XR:name Set the file used for file-based M-R emulation. XR Disable file-based M-R emulation. See "M-R, M-W, M-E" below. This setting can be permanently saved in the EEPROM using XW. - XW Store configuration to EEPROM This commands stores the current configuration in the EEPROM. It will automatically be read when the AVR is reset, so any changes you made will persist even after turning off the hardware. The stored configuration include the extension mode, drive configuration and the current device address. If you have changed the device address by software, sd2iec will power up with that address unless you have changed the device address jumpers (if available) to a different setting than the one active at the time the configuration was saved. You can think of this feature as changing the meaning of one specific setting of the jumpers to a different address if this sounds logical enough to you. The "hardware overrides software overrides hardware" priority was chosen to allow accessing sd2iec even when it is soft- configured for a device number that is already taken by another device on the bus without having to remove that device to reconfigure sd2iec (e.g. when using a C128D). - X? Extended version query This commands returns the extended version string which consists of the version, the processor type set at build time and the suffix of the configuration file (usually corresponds to the short name of the hardware sd2iec was compiled for). - M-R, M-W, M-E When no file is set up using XR, M-R will check a small internal table of common drive-detection addresses and return data that forces most of the supported fast loaders into a compatible mode (e.g. 1541 mode for Dreamload and ULoad Model 3, disabled fastloader for Action Replay 6). If the address is not recognized, more-or-less random data will be returned. Unfortunately GEOS reads rather large parts of the drive rom using M-R to detect the drive, which cannot be reasonably added into the internal table. To enable the GEOS drive detection to work properly with sd2iec and to allow switching between 1541/71/81 modes, file-based M-R emulation has been implemented. If a file has been set up as M-R data source using the XR command, its contents will be returned for M-R commands that try to read an address in the range of $8000-$ffff. The rom file should be a copy of the rom contents of a 1541/71/81 drive (any headers will be skipped automatically), its name must be 16 characters or less. When an M-R command is received, the file will be searched in three locations on the storage medium: 1) in the current directory of the current partition 2) in the root directory of the current partition 3) in the root directory of the first partition The internal emulation table will be used if the file wasn't found in any of those locations or an error occured while reading it. Please be aware that the rom file is ONLY used for M-R commands. Except for some very specific situations where drive detection fails (e.g. GEOS) it will probably decrease compatibility of sd2iec because most of the implemented fast loaders will only recognize the 1541 variation of the loader. Memory writing knows about the address used for changing the device address on a 1541 and will change the address of sd2iec to the requested value. It will also check if the transmitted data corresponds to any of the known software fastloaders so the correct emulation code can be used when M-E is called. Large buffers: ============== To support commands which directly access the storage devices support for larger buffers was added. A large buffer can be allocated by opening a file named "##<d>" (exactly three characters" with <d> replaced by a single digit specifying the number of 256-byte buffers to be chained into one large buffer - e.g. "##2" for a 512 byte buffer, "##4" for 1024 bytes etc. Unlike a standard buffer where the read/write pointer is set to byte 1, a large buffer will start with the r/w pointer pointing to byte 0 because that seems to be more sensible to the author. If there aren't enough free buffers to support the size you requested a 70,NO CHANNEL message is set in the error channel and no file is opened. If the file name isn't exactly three bytes long a standard buffer ("#") will be allocated instead for compatibility. The B-P command supports a third parameter that holds the high byte of the buffer position, For example, "B-P 9 4 1" positions to byte 260 (1*256+4) of the buffer on secondary address 9. Long File Names: ================ Long file names (i.e names not within the 8.3 limits) are supported on FAT, but for compatibility reasons the 8.3 name is used if the long name exceeds 16 characters. If you use anything but ASCII characters on the PC or their PETSCII equivalents on the Commodore you may get strange characters on the other system because the LFN use unicode characters on disk, but sd2iec parses only the low byte of each character in the name. EEPROM file system ================== *WARNING*: The EEPROM file system is a newly-implemented file system that may still contain bugs. Do not store data on it that you cannot affort to lose. Always make sure that you have a backup. Also, the format may change in later releases, so please expect that the partition may need to be erased in the future. Devices running sd2iec always have an EEPROM to store the system configuration, but on some devices this EEPROM is much larger than required. To utilize the empty space on these devices (currently any microcontroller with at least 128K of flash), a special EEPROM file system has been implemented. This can for example be used to store a small file browser or fast loader so it can be used independent of the storage medium that is currently inserted. The EEPROM file system will always register itself on the last partition number (see "Partitions" below). You can check the list of partitions ("$=P") to find the current partition number of the EEPROM file system or use the alias function (see below) to access it. To simplify calculations, block numbers on the EEPROMFS are calculated using 256 bytes per block instead of the usual 254 bytes as used by Commodore drives. Internally, the allocation is even more fine-grained (using 64 byte sectors), which means that the number of free blocks shown on an empty file system may be less than the sum of the number of blocks of all files on a full file system. The EEPROM file system does not support subdirectories. It can be formatted using the N: command as usual, but the disk name and ID are ignored. The capacity of the EEPROM file system varies between devices: On AVR devices it is 3.25 KBytes and at most 8 files can be stored on it. On a2iec, the file system can hold 7 KBytes and at most 16 files can be stored on it. The actual number of files that can be stored depends on the length of the files, longer files need more than one directory entry. Partitions: =========== sd2iec features a multi-partition support similiar to that of the CMD drives. The partitions (which may be on separate drives for some hardware configurations) are accessed using the drive number of the commands sent from the computer and are numbered starting with 1. Partition 0 is a special case: Because most software doesn't support drive numbers or always sends drive number 0, this partition points to the currently selected partition. By default, accesses to partition 0 will access partition 1, this can be changed by sending "CP<num>" over the command channel with <num> being an ASCII number from 1 to 255. "C<Shift-P" (0x42 0xd0) works the same, but expects a binary partition number as the third character of the command. To allow a "stable" access to the EEPROM file system no matter how many partitions are currently available, a special character has been introduced that will always access the EEPROM file system (if available). When sd2iec sees a "!" character where it expects a partition number and the "!" character is directly followed by a colon (i.e. "!:"), it will access the EEPROMFS if available. Direct access using the assigned partition number is of course still available. Additionally "$!" will always load the directory of the EEPROM file system partition (if available), similar to "$1" to "$9" for partitions 1 to 9. Software fastloaders: ===================== Note: Using sd2iec without an external crystal or similiar precise clock source is not a supported configuration. If you try that anyway, be prepared to suffer from random data corruption. You have been warned. Some fastloader implementations will actively refuse to work if you use an unsuitable clock source. Turbodisk --------- Turbodisk is detected by the CRC of its 493 byte long floppy code and the M-E address 0x0303. The same code seems to be used under various names, among them "Turbodisk" (both 2.1 and 2.2) and "Fast-Load". It is not known if there is an NTSC-compatible version of this fastloader. Final Cartridge III ------------------- Both the fast loader and the fast saver of Final Cartridge III are supported. The FC3 is both PAL and NTSC compatible. The slightly different fastloader used for files freezed with the FC3 is also supported. EXOS V3 and The Beast System ---------------------------- Both supported, the loader used by these kernals is very similiar to the FC3 fast loader. Action Replay 6 --------------- The AR6 reads a byte from the drive rom to check which fastloader it should use. When file-based M-R emulation is disabled sd2iec returns a value that should force the cartridge to use the standard kernal loader instead of its many fastloaders/-savers. This means that accessind sd2iec with file-based rom emulation enabled will fail because the cartridge will enable fastloader that will probably not be recognized. Currently the only recognized AR6 fastloader and fastsaver are the ones for the 1581. Dreamload --------- Dreamload uses direct track/sector access, so it is only supported on D64 or similiar disk image formats. As sd2iec has to wait for commands from the C64 constantly the disk change buttons may become unresponsive, try multiple times if you need to. Dreamload is a "captive" fastloader, sd2iec stay in Dreamload mode until it receives a "quit loader" command from the C64. To force sd2iec to resume normal operation, hold the disk change button until the red LED turns on (just like sleep mode). Please note that Dreamload does not work with more than one device on the serial bus due to the way it uses the ATN line. ULoad Model 3 ------------- ULoad Model 3 uses direct track/sector access, so it is only supported on D64 or similiar disk image formats. Currently there is exactly one supported variant of ULoad Model 3, which is the one used by Ultima 3 Gold. There are no other known variants at this time, but this may change. If you are a coder and want to use ULoad Model 3 in your own program, either configure it to produce the same drive code as U3Gold or contact me so we can work out a way to trigger ULoad M3 support without uploading any drive code at all. G.I. Joe Loader --------------- Said to be the most-ripped IRQ loader. Unfortunately this is a "captive" fastloader similiar to dreamload (but not restricted to disk images because it is file name-based) and there is no reliable way to detect if the computer has been reset to switch back to the standard protocol. To exit this loader, hold down the disk change button until the red LED turns on, just like sleep mode. Epyx FastLoad Cartridge ----------------------- ONLY the fast loader from this cartridge is supported, no disk editor/copier/whatever functions. GEOS ---- GEOS 2.0 can be booted from D64 images made from original disks as well as D41/71/81 images created using geoMakeBoot (make sure to Configure the system for a 1541/1571/1581 before using geoMakeBoot). When file-based M-R emulation is disabled, GEOS may detect sd2iec as a 1541 or 1581, depending on the version of Configure used. This may cause the system to fail to boot, e.g. if sd2iec is detected as a 1581 while booting from a D64 disk image. It is recommended to set up file- based M-R emulation when using GEOS to avoid these problems. GEOS 1.3 may or may not work - it boots, but wasn't tested in-depth. Gateway seems to work but was not tested beyond booting it from a D64 image. Using the buttons for changing the current disk image is supported, but do make sure that you only access disk images that the drive type that is selected in GEOS would support (i.e. D64 for a 1541, D64/D71 for a 1571 and D81 for a 1581). Wheels ------ Wheels can be booted from any disk image type it supports. The correct rom emulation file (XR) MUST be set, especially for CMD HD emulation. Do not use the disk change feature to change disk images when HD emulation is in use - Wheels does not check for disk changes on that drive! For other drive types the restrictions on disk image type of GEOS also apply to Wheels. ELoad Version 1 --------------- This loader was made for EasyProg but may also be used in other programs. It detects and supports the sd2iec natively. Maniac Mansion -------------- Original versions of Maniac Mansion have an additional copy protection check that is not supported by sd2iec. Please use a cracked version instead - the ones from Gamebase 64 seem to work. Please remember to add an empty D64 for the save/load disk to your swaplist if you want to save your game. The game uses a captive loader that unfortunately cannot detect if it should exit automatically - to resume normal operation, you need to hold down the NEXT button until the red LED turns on. Zak McKracken ------------- Same as Maniac Mansion, but this game only has a code list protection, so images of original disks should work fine. JiffyDOS: ========= The JiffyDOS protocol has very relaxed timing constraints compared to Turbodisk, but still not as relaxed as the standard Commodore IEC protocol. x00 files: ========== P00/S00/U00/R00 files are transparently supported, that means they show up in the directory listing with their internal file name instead of the FAT file name. Renaming them only changes the internal name. The XE command defines if x00 extensions are used when writing files, by default sd2iec uses them for SEQ/USR/REL files but not for PRG. Parsing of x00 files is always enabled even when writing them is not. x00 files are recognized by checking both the extension of the file (P/S/U/R with a two-digit suffix) and the header signature. Disk Images: ============ Disk images are recognized by their file extension (.D64, .D41, .D71, .D81, .DNP) and their file size (must be one of 174848, 175531, 349696, 351062, 819200 or a multiple of 65536 for DNP). If the image has an error info block appended it will be used to simulate read errors. Writing to a sector with an error will always work, but it will not clear the indicated error. D81 images with error info blocks are not supported. Warning: There is at least one program out there (DirMaster v2.1/Style by THE WIZ) which generates broken DNP files. The usual symptom is that moving from a subdirectory that was created with this program back to its parent directory using CD:_ (left arrow) sets the current directory not to the parent directory, but to an incorrect sector instead. A workaround for this problem in sd2iec would require an unreasonable amount of system resources, so it is recommended to avoid creating subdirectories with this version of DirMaster. It is possible to fix this problem using a hex editor, but the exact process is beyond the scope of this document. M2I files: ========== NOTICE: Support for M2I files will be removed in the next release, see the deprecation notices at the top of this file for advice. M2I files are fully supported. sd2iec supports SEQ and USR files in this format in addition to PRG and DEL which were already implemented in MMC2IEC. For compatibility reasons the file type is not checked when opening files. Inside an M2I file the files are always shown as 0 (DEL) or 1 blocks because calling stat for every file was slowing down the directory listing too much. For compatibility with existing M2I files the data files do not use P00 headers even when the file type is SEQ or USR. REL files: ========== Partial REL file support is implemented. It should work fine for existing files, but creating new files and/or adding records to existing files may fail. REL files in disk images are not supported yet, only as files on a FAT medium. When x00 support is disabled the first byte of a REL file is assumed to be the record length. Changing Disk Images ==================== Because some programs require more than one disk side there is support for changing the currently mounted disk image with two buttons called NEXT and PREV connected to the AVR. If your circuit doesn't have disk change pins/buttons you might be able to add it yourself. In all cases the buttons need to connect the given pins of the chip to ground. - For the original MMC2IEC ("larsp"): The NEXT button is in input PA4, the PREV button is on PA5. PA4 is pin 36 on the DIL version of the controller or pin 33 on the surface-mount version. PA5 is pin 35 on DIL, pin 32 on SMD. - For Shadowolf's MMC2IEC 1.x PCBs ("sw1"): The NExT button is on input PC4, the PREV button is on PC3. PC4 is pin 26 on the DIL version of the controller or pin 23 on the surface-mount version. PC3 is pin 25 on DIL, pin 22 on SMD. - For Shadowolf's sd2iec 1.x PCBs ("sw2"): The two required pins are available on the pin header which runs parallel to the long side of the board. In the documentation of the board, the NEXT button is named "DISKSWITCH", the PREV button is named "RESERVE". - Any other circuit without disk change pin on a convenient connector somewhere and no button dedicated to that function: Please check with the supplier of the board and read config.h in the sources to find out how to connect it. To use this functionality, you can either create a swap list file yourself or let sd2iec create one for you. Creating a swap list -------------------- A swap list is a text file with one line per disk image or directory you want to be able to change into. You are not limited to using disk images, a swap list file may also refer to standard directories on the SD card or anything else the CD command of sd2iec will accept. The swap list file is relatively tolerant against multiple styles of line-endings, sd2iec should be able to parse the file no matter if you create it on a Windows system, Unix or even the C64 itself - as a side effect, empty lines are also ignored. By default sd2iec assumes that the file is encoded in ASCII (for files created on a PC or similar), but if the first line of the file exactly reads "#PETSCII" (in hex: 23 50 45 54 53 43 49 49), file names are assumed to be encoded in PETSCII instead and this marker line is skipped. An example swap list file could look like this: === example 1 === FOO.D64 BAR.D64 BAZ.D64 === end of example 1 === === example 2 === //NEATGAME/:DISK1A.D64 //NEATGAME/:DISK1B.D64 //NEATGAME/:DISK2A.D64 //NEATGAME/:DISK2B.D64 === end of example 2 === The swap list is enabled by sending "XS:filename" over the command channel with filename being the name of the swap list. A list activated in this way stays active until you explicitly disable it again by sending "XS" on the command channel or you manually activate another swap list with "XS:otherfilename". Since the manual activation of swap lists is still a bit of a hassle, sd2iec will automatically try to activate a swap list named "AUTOSWAP.LST" in the current directory if you use the disk change buttons while no swap list is active. A swap list enabled in this way behaves almost exactly as a swap list enabled with XS, but it auto-deactivates when a CD (change directory) command is received by sd2iec. This way a different AUTOSWAP.LST file is always correctly recognized after you have changed into a different directory. sd2iec can even auto-generate a swap list for you that contains all disk images (e.g. D64/D71/D81/DNP) in the current directory if no AUTOSWAP.LST is present in this directory. To do so, change into the directory that you want scanned and use the HOME function (see below). sd2iec will then create a file called AUTOSWAP.GEN and activate it as if it was the standard AUTOSWAP.LST, including its auto-deactivation features. The AUTOSWAP.GEN file will never be recognized the same way as AUTOSWAP.LST, so you will need to either rename the file (R:AUTOSWAP.LST=AUTOSWAP.GEN) or ask sd2iec to generate it again by using the HOME function in the same directory if you want to use it again. This mode of operation was chosen to avoid the accidental destruction of pre-existing AUTOSWAP.LST files and to allow sd2iec to recognize newly-added disk images in the directory without manually removing the generated swap list. Please note that using the swap-list auto generation feature will currently leave an empty AUTOSWAP.GEN file on the card if no disk images were found. This may be fixed in the future. Using a swap list ----------------- Navigation in a swap list is really simple: Press the NEXT button to activate the next line of the file or the PREV button to activate the previous line of the file. Both of these buttons wrap to the other end of the file if they hit the beginning/end of the list. You can also hit both buttons together to trigger the HOME function which jumps to the first entry of the swap list. sd2iec will confirm each of these three actions with a specific flashing pattern on the device's LEDs. The pattern first flashed both the red and green LEDs on for a short moment, then it flashes either one or both of them. For the NEXT function, the green LED flashes; for the PREV function the red LED flashes and for HOME both LEDs flash. If any of these three functions is activated without an active swap list and sd2iec finds an AUTOSWAP.LST file, they will all be treated as the HOME function: The first line of the file is active and the red and green LEDs both flash twice. The same happens when an AUTOSWAP.GEN file is created, although the flashing pattern may not be very discernible because of the preceding card activity. Sleep Mode: =========== If you hold the disk change button down for two seconds, sd2iec will enter "sleep mode". In this mode it doesn't listen to the bus at all until you hold down the disk change button for two seconds again which resumes normal operation. Sleep mode allows you to keep sd2iec connected to the serial bus even when you load something from a different drive that uses a fast loader that doesn't work with more than one device on the bus. While sleep mode is active, the red LED will be on and the green LED will be off. Card detection test: ==================== Because some SD slots seem to suffer from bad/unreliable card detect switches a test mode for this has been implemented on the units that have SD card support. If you hold down the PREV button during powerup, the red (dirty) LED will reflect the card detect status - if the LED is on the card detect switch is closed. Please note that this does not indicate successful communication with the card but merely that the mechanical switch in the SD card slot is closed. On units with two sd2iec-controlled LEDs, the green (busy) LED will indicate the state of the write protect switch - if the LED is lit, the write protection is on. Due to the way the write protect notch works on SD cards, the indication is only valid when the card is fully inserted into the slot. To exit from the diagnostic mode, power-cycle the device or push the NEXT button once. Other important notes: ====================== - When you hold down the disk change (forward) button during power on the software will use default values instead of those stored in the EEPROM. - File overwrite (@foo) is implemented by deleting the file first. - File sizes in the directory are in blocks (of 254 bytes), but the blocks free message actually reports free clusters. It is a compromise of compatibility, accuracy and code size. - If known, the low byte of the next line link pointer of the directory listing will be set to (filesize MOD 254)+2, so you can calculate the true size of the file if required. The 2 is added so it can never be mistaken for an end marker (0) or for the default value (1, used by at least the 1541 and 1571 disk drives). - If your hardware supports more than one SD card, changing either one will reset the current partition to 1 and the current directory of all partitions to the root drive. Doing this just for the card that was changed would cause lots of problems if the number of partitions on the previous and the newly inserted cards are different. Compilation notes: ================== sd2iec requires avr-libc version 1.6.x. sd2iec is set up to be compiled in multiple configurations, controlled by configuration files. By default the Makefile looks for a file named 'config', but you can override it by providing the name on the make command line with "make CONFIG=filename[,filename...]". An example configuration file named "config-example" is provided with the source code, as well as abridged files corresponding to the release binaries. If you want to compile sd2iec for a custom hardware you may have to edit config.h too to change the port definitions. MEGA2560 / Arduino considerations --------------------------------- A separate configuration has been added for the mega2560, this enables the Arduino community to easily use sd2iec with a regular Arduino or clone together with an sd-card shield. To avoid flashing the arduino bootloader (which is not really needed or recommended since the stock one works just fine) and make things a little easier a separate flash_arduino.sh script has been added in the scripts folder. This script assumes by default to use the avrdude tool in the avr toolchain, but the path's can be easily changed to point out the toolchain root in the Arduino SDK. The script expects the board to show up on /dev/ttyACM0. It is possible that root access is required. The default assumption of the MEGA2560 is that no LEDs or extra push-buttons has been added to the board. This however can be easily added by simply changing the commented-out suggested GPIO's in the archconfig.h for this purpose. That way, drive activity and error LED's can be functional, same goes for a floppy switching button for M2I or D64 disks. For the SD-card shield it should be connected to the Arduino ICSP header (located at the middle of the board). The shield also expects GND, probably 3V and also 5V to be connected. Some boards also expects the chip select pin (SS) to be connected. There is one special case added for that in the config2560 already, but there are probably other shield out there that expects a different pin for that. * The IEC wires can be changed, but the default ones for mega2560 are recommended to use: SRQ goes to PD0 (marked 21) CLOCK goes to PD1 (marked 20) DATA goes to PD2 (marked 19) ATN goes to PD3 (marked 18). GND goes to any GND (you can find multiple grounds on the board, there's one located next to pin #53). The RESET pin can be skipped, sd2iec doesn't need this for full operation.