1. Do I have to enable the toolkit every time I power it up? (type run at boot) or is that a one time thing?
2. I got a .MDR of a random game to try out. I dropped it on the root of the SD card and that didn't work. If I look for all files, it shows, but doesn't recognize it if I try to load it. I thought maybe I had to have a directory, so I made a directory (GAMES) and dropped it in there, but still same result.
How do I actually load the . mdr file? I thought it was .ld"gamename" or .ld"gamename.mdr" but neither works. what's the secret sauce? I realize its simple, but not if you've never used this stuff!
I'll be quite chuffed to finally load off the vdrive onto a real speccy (instead of an emulator). Once I can do that, I'm on to writing some games in .asm (moving up from doing the same on the zx81)
You have to also make sure you are in the directory that the .mdv file is contained within, with the .cd command.
And you have to specify the virtual drive number, so .ld 1 "name"
Manual is here, is does take a bit of getting used to:
https://vdrivezx.files.wordpress.com/20 ... -v1-16.pdf
With no SD card in the vdrive, reboot the Spectrum and enter RUN (the keyword).
Or, is there perhaps an image already assigned to vdrive 1?
The .ld 1 "filename" is what should assign the image to vdrive 1. Assming the file is on the root of the SD card and you haven't changed directories. Have you initialised the SD card? That will format it and setup the config file.... only then can can put the .mdr files onto it.