[Coco] VCC hdbdw3bc3.rom files

Nick Marentes nickma at optusnet.com.au
Wed Jul 6 17:44:55 EDT 2016

A suggestion...

Why not have VCC packaged and designed to run as a standard disk based 
system with just the standard ROMS included? This will make it easier 
for novices and newcomers to get up to speed.

The additional ROMS and multitude VHD configurations can be on the 
official VCC website (with official VCC release version) for experts to 
download. These can then be categorized and documented clearly on the 
website without the need to understand cryptic filenames or have to read 
additional document files. (Who reads manuals right?)

It's all about user friendliness. Let's not "OS9'ify" a great emulator 
and keep an easy to use system...easy.

This I feel satisfies both novices and experts alike.


On 7/07/2016 3:44 AM, Salvador Garcia via Coco wrote:
> Hi all,
> Motivated by CoCoFEST and Steve's emulator videos I went ahead and installed VCC 2.01 with Drivewire 4 (using DECB). All went well and I am documenting what I have done; however, I have a question. When setting up the Becker port I need to select an external ROM within the FD-502 floppy controller configuration.
> When looking at the files included with VCC I see four similar ROM files for HDBDW:
> hdbdw3bc3.rom
> hdbdw3bck.rom
> hdbdw3bck w-offset 5A000.rom
> hdbdw3bc3 w-offset 5A000.rom
> From the documentation that I found, it seems that those with the 5A000 offset are for use with NitrOS9 and those without it are for DECB. Further, those ending with bck are for the COCO 1 and 2 while those ending with b3 are for the CoCo 3. Is this correct? Thanks all! Salvador

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