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Borland Reflex Plus on Mac OS 7.5.3

Sun Feb 17, 2019 12:35 pm

Hi,

I try to run a very old database MAC program from Borland: Reflex Plus. Starting the programs blocks/freeze BasiliskII completely, no error message.
The system I run in BasiliskII is OS 7.5.3.
On my old Mac powerbook 170 the programs runs perfect and the system is also 7.5.3.

Any help suggestion is welcome.
:cry:

Re: Borland Reflex Plus on Mac OS 7.5.3

Mon Feb 18, 2019 12:38 am

What are your BII configuration settings? This is likely to do with JIT emulation or (not) ignoring specific error types.

Re: Borland Reflex Plus on Mac OS 7.5.3

Mon Feb 18, 2019 10:39 am

Hi
Thanks for the reply. These are the settings:
Mac OS Ram :512 MB
Mac Model: Mac IIci (Mac OS 7.x)
CPU: 68030
ROM File: Color Classic
Don't use CPU Idle: active
Ignore Illegal Memory Accesses: active

I used already different ROM's and RAM sizes, but this didn't solve the problem.

I hope this info helps.
Kind regards.

Re: Borland Reflex Plus on Mac OS 7.5.3

Mon Feb 18, 2019 11:47 am

Kyran, could you eventually upload your copy of Borland Reflex to Macintoshgarden, please?
Floppy images would be best, but anything else usable should do too.
Some here would give the database app a try for sure.

I would create an image of your app and the needed files with DiskCopy 6 and mount that one with MiniVMac.
A bootable 7.5.3 for MiniVMac is hosted here (5th DL): http://macintoshgarden.org/apps/macos-753-emulators

For opening your database, you might also consider the DOS sibling Borland Reflex 2.0, available at WinWorld PC.
DOS apps can be run in DOSBox or VirtualBox for example, handling files is not really comfortable, but doable.

Re: Borland Reflex Plus on Mac OS 7.5.3

Mon Feb 18, 2019 2:33 pm

Hello,

I uploaded the program to Macintosh Garden. I hope some one can help me with the issue.
Thanks.

Re: Borland Reflex Plus on Mac OS 7.5.3

Mon Feb 18, 2019 5:13 pm

MiniVMac and MiniVMac II do work well with your app and System 7.
Do you still have the help file or a sample database?
I´ll copy your app into a DiskCopy image, so it may be dropped onto the running MiniVMac screen.

Re: Borland Reflex Plus on Mac OS 7.5.3

Mon Feb 18, 2019 5:36 pm

Sorry no help files anymore, it’s all lost in history. Reflex is a ver strong and excellent datadase system.
Here is an interesting reference: https://books.google.be/books?id=BT8EAA ... us&f=false
Thanks!

Re: Borland Reflex Plus on Mac OS 7.5.3

Mon Feb 18, 2019 6:06 pm

Interesting. A friend gave me a DOS database back in the days, Clipper Database was its name methinks.
Alas, I never got far and lost interest.
So many Mac apps already lost in data nirwana, your file may be the very last one.
I did add the manual for Reflex 1.0 over at Macintoshgarden.
Maybe you could add a database file to play with, if its not confidential content?

Re: Borland Reflex Plus on Mac OS 7.5.3

Tue Feb 19, 2019 12:10 am

Back on topic, the issue is possibly the colour classic ROM; I know I had lockups like that when I used mine.

See the MacROMan github repo linked at the bottom of https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/ ... -Dk7QDyKPY if you need help.

Re: Borland Reflex Plus on Mac OS 7.5.3

Tue Feb 19, 2019 4:11 pm

I tried several ROM's all giving the same issue: starting Reflex Plus freezes the BasiliskII. Others programs runs fine.

Still hoping for a solution.

Thanks

Re: Borland Reflex Plus on Mac OS 7.5.3

Wed Feb 20, 2019 9:52 am

Seems to be an app related issue.
No dice with Basilisk II Build 142 for Windows or Fusion PC either.
As MiniVmac and MiniVMac II do work, Reflex Plus is usable at least.

Re: Borland Reflex Plus on Mac OS 7.5.3

Wed Feb 20, 2019 1:45 pm

Reflex Plus is now running in Mini vMac. Problem the screen size is very very smal, it wojld be very usefull to increase the screen size. Is this possible and how can I do this?

Re: Borland Reflex Plus on Mac OS 7.5.3

Wed Feb 20, 2019 2:40 pm

Try Control-F ("Full screen toggle") or Control-M ("Magnify toggle").
Control-H ("Help") shows all available commands.

Re: Borland Reflex Plus on Mac OS 7.5.3

Wed Feb 20, 2019 5:09 pm

Kyran wrote:Reflex Plus is now running in Mini vMac. Problem the screen size is very very smal, it wojld be very usefull to increase the screen size. Is this possible and how can I do this?


With Mini vMac, you can set a custom screen size at build time as well; I always compile a larger resolution. For System 6 and higher, any screen resolution will work with the OS (even though the original hardware didn't support it) -- for below System 6, I try to use X2 magnification mode and divide my resolution in half, as earlier OSes can behave oddly with larger screen resolutions.

Re: Borland Reflex Plus on Mac OS 7.5.3

Wed Feb 20, 2019 5:12 pm

Thanks for the info, I solved that issue: I'm making progress thanks to the help of all of you. Thanks
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