Beta version of new Basilisk II GUI

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Re: Beta version of new Basilisk II GUI

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Right... that's why my copy works on Catalina -- I compiled it on Catalina.

It'd be really nice to have something where we can copy files out of an HFS volume onto the host; hopefully someone can fork it and pick that up :)

Meanwhile, a DMG is probably a good idea; it should be by someone who can notarize it though
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The copy I have, version 1.0.0b and working in Catalina, was build in 2013. I now also found it, same build, as it was probably offered at the time by sentient06 on a DMG, nicely done with the Application folder alias.

It is certainly useful for creating disk image files for use with the Mac emulators.
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Re: Beta version of new Basilisk II GUI

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Hi,

i have a problem with the Basilisk II GUI
I can not choose a file when i want to add a file to the Volumes List.
They all greyed out.

What can i do ?

Thanks a lot for help.

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Re: Beta version of new Basilisk II GUI

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Only disk image files should be added to the volumes list. This GUI will allow adding files that have a known disk image file extension. Extensions .dmg .img .dsk .iso .cdr .toast will work, maybe more.
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Re: Beta version of new Basilisk II GUI

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Thanks for your message.

I solved the problem.

Thanks a lot.

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Re: Beta version of new Basilisk II GUI

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What other disk formats should I add to the GUI?

May as well update that if I add the new icon.

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Edit: currently accepts the following:

["img", "dmg", "dsk", "image", "cdr", "iso", "toast", "sparsebundle", "sparse"]
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dc42, hfv, hvf, hfs, ndif

Most of those extensions are rarely used... but why not?
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adespoton wrote:dc42, hfv, hvf, hfs, ndif

Most of those extensions are rarely used... but why not?
Thanks, I've added those and a bunch of "new" features, just waiting for Ronald to test it to his satisfaction and release it.
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You may want to include .dk0 through .dk9 as well, as these are used by Mini vMac for autoloading images.

Oh, and did someone end up adding the bin/cue code to BII? If so, you'll want to include .cue as an accepted format too.
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All those exotic image formats, are they HFS (or HFS+ for Mac OS 8.1) formatted disk images that will be mounted in BasiliskII when added to the volumes list (added as "disk" in the prefs file)? If not, then they should not be added to the collection that the BasiliskII GUI will recognise.
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As far as the ones I've suggested, they're all container formats that can contain HFS partitions. In the case of cue of course, it's usually used for mixed mode CDs that may have HFS, ISO-9660 and/or red book audio partitions. The other formats are almost universally limited to HFS and HFS+ partitions, although they can technically handle ProDOS and FAT as well.
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Re: Beta version of new Basilisk II GUI

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Posted a new Basilisk II GUI version 0.15 beta. See first post in this topic: https://www.emaculation.com/forum/viewt ... =6&t=10454
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Ronald P. Regensburg wrote:Posted a new Basilisk II GUI version 0.15 beta. See first post in this topic: https://www.emaculation.com/forum/viewt ... =6&t=10454
Thanks Ronald,

It might be an idea to keep a copy of version 0.14f which seemed stable around just in case.

Some release notes:

A: Added Start button functionality... at Ronald's request it default's to assuming you have the GUI in the same folder as the BasiliskII.app. However two notes about this:

1. Ronald said that worked fine for him in Catalina, but in Mojave I noticed this for the path to BasiliskII.app:

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 /private/var/folder/kp/blablablabla/AppTranslocation/<SERIAL NUMBER>/d/BasiliskII.app
2. If you use the "other folder" option and just type "BasiliskII.app" with no path, it will launch it if it's installed, at least on 10.13.

B: Added some experimental GUI preferences, accessible by pressing the gear button.

C: Added the ability to create a basic blank unformatted image to the GUI using the "Create..." button. As Ronald has mentioned in his post it's NOT feature packed. There will be a new one in a future release.

D: If you're new to using this app, I encourage you to press the "Beta" button before using the app.
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munkymajic wrote:

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 /private/var/folder/kp/blablablabla/AppTranslocation/<SERIAL NUMBER>/d/BasiliskII.app
Ah, yes. That can happen (since Sierra) when you try to launch an application (in this case BasiliskII) from the .dmg on which it is distributed or from the location or folder in which it is extracted from a downloaded (.zip) archive. The user needs to actively move or copy the application to the desired location before launching it for the first time. You may have tried to launch a copy of BasiliskII that way. It would then have quit on launch and be quarantined, resulting in the path above.

The solution is usually to make a copy of the application in a different location, e.g. the Desktop, delete the original, and move the copy back to where the original was, in this case the folder where both BasiliskII and the Basilisk II GUI reside.
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Yeah that's what I did on my Mojave test, I just unzipped it and ran it without moving it.

Good to know if you move it, it works. Thanks Ronald.
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It is a security feature in Sierra and later macOS to make sure a downloaded application will not run unless it is intentionally installed by the user.
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Hopefully this is the best place to pots this request:

Is it possible to have some of the more recent features added to the GUI?

- integer/nearest scaling
- ability to use negative amounts for mouse scroll

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Re: Beta version of new Basilisk II GUI

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New GUI features will only be available in this new beta GUI. The developer (munkymajic) is very busy and new features will come slowly. I hope that the possibility to enter a negative value for "Lines to Scroll" will be available in the next beta version.

The "Advanced features" settings will have to be entered in the prefs file manually for now, as described in the setup manual. I hope munkymajic will at least make it in a next version such that the manually entered items are not deleted when the GUI is used to change and save other settings as will happen now.
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Ronald P. Regensburg wrote: Fri Mar 05, 2021 4:24 pmI hope munkymajic will at least make it in a next version such that the manually entered items are not deleted when the GUI is used to change and save other settings as will happen now.
That would be a great compromise. Thanks
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Re: Beta version of new Basilisk II GUI

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gingerbeardman wrote: Fri Mar 05, 2021 2:09 pm Hopefully this is the best place to pots this request:
Yes this is the right place to make to feature requests.

I'm discussing the best way to add the advanced feature options to the GUI with Ronald.

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- drag an item onto the volume list to add it
- press delete/backspace on a volume list item to delete it
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I suppose these are feature requests.

Other features, like a better Create function and not deleting advanced settings, are more important at this stage.

But you can already drag the volumes in the list to change the order.
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> But you can already drag the volumes in the list to change the order.

Sure, I'm asking to be able to drag a disk from Finder onto the Basilisk II GUI window to add it. Rather than click the Add button and find the file using the file selector.
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Yes, I understood that. Just mentioned that dragging to change the order inside the list possible.
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Re: Beta version of new Basilisk II GUI

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Posted the new 0.18 version with improved Create feature.
See first post in this topic.
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