More Fixed DTV games Oct 17, 2008 8:40:54 GMT -5
Post by spiff on Oct 17, 2008 8:40:54 GMT -5
Good point. In fact I had been thinking about converting the repository to PRG-format (in the Zips). I know that I originally stated that this would help ensure the dtv-patched versions do not end up in regular C64 archives. But I guess this is not really a concern; there are plenty of DTV programs distributed as PRGs, so whether the repository does it one way or another does not matter much. I have also had a few people ask me how to get the programs on their DTV without putting them in the flash. This is a good reason for having just plain PRG's in the archive zips.
And the original reason for not embedding dtvpack in dtvmkfs was to use the format Hideki used in his tool. But as I have previously said, I haven't heard about anyone still using this tool, so I guess support for it can be dropped now.
1570: I know you suggested using the PRGs instead of DTV a long time ago. At that point I had my reasons (as stated above), but apparently these are no longer valid, so I admit to have changed my mind.
Keeping the support for the dtvpacked format still allows a little extra possibilities, such as having stored prgs (dtvpack -0). I also have support for RAW files, with the only difference being that the directory listing I generate has the file size calculated for dtvpacked files (so it shows the block count in uncompressed size).