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Color 64 version 8.1 beta

Name                 Size     Description

color64v8.1-1.d64 171K Disk 1 - system files color64v8.1-2.d64 171K Disk 2 - boot files color64v8.1-3.d64 171K Disk 3 - network64 and misc

Upgrading

The files are currently intended for those already running a version 8.0 BBS. To upgrade, replace all the existing files with the new versions found on the disks (you must either remove the old file or rename it by replacing the prefix with "old" or something similar). You should back up all existing files before replacing them with the new versions. Also, be sure back up your ~bbs.parms file as well.

Next, run +setup and double check your settings. Then, select the option to save the configuration. This will upgrade your ~bbs.parms file to version 8.1. If you skip this step, then the system will fail to start and will report that the parms version is incorrect.

There's at least one new file that doesn't exist in version 8.0: "~bbs.trmml 8100" is the ML module for the term program. Thus, there's no older version to delete or rename.

The Network setup program still requires the prscrn52750 program, so if you want to set up networking be sure to copy this from the version 8.0 disk.

Notes

DO NOT TRY TO RUN VERSION 8.0 GAMES, MODULES, OR MODIFICATIONS WITH THIS VERSION. They will need to be updated to support the changes in version 8.1. Instructions on doing so are forthcoming.

The drive number and command are now specified with a new format. Instead of specifying the drive number and command on separate lines, a drive prefix and command are all on one line. For example, to use drive 0: on a 1581, and send an i0 command, the prefix/command would be

0:!i0

To use subdirectory "log" on partition 56 on a CMD HD, the prefix/command would be

56//log/:

To use LD 5, LU 3 on a Lt. Kernal hard drive, the prefix/command would be

5:!ld53