ron at kdomain.org
Tue Nov 29 15:00:05 EST 2016
Drivewire is the virtual disk operating system that uses a PC host to share
files and access to the clock. The Coco thinks it's talking to real
hardware, so this may be a hit or miss type of thing. I plan to test it,
but need to find those clock drivers. A quick check on the Coco Archive
did not turn up anything. I'll have to check RTSI when I get home. Not
sure where else I might be able to get them, unless someone else on this
list has them and would be willing to share.
On Tue, Nov 29, 2016 at 1:32 PM, Arthur Flexser <flexser at fiu.edu> wrote:
> I don't know what sort of real-time clock comes with Drivewire. If it
> is some version of the SmartWatch, then no problem. Even if
> DriveWire contains a different real-time clock, it should work okay if
> you put a SmartWatch under its EPROM, provided there's physical room
> for the piggyback. The SmartWatch would also work in a Rompak in a
> multipak slot. You could cannibalize a game rompack for the purpose
> if it had a 28-pin ROM in it.
> As to where you'd get the Ext. ADOS-3 SmartWatch driver, I'm not sure.
> Have you checked whether it's in the list database? The filename is
> CLOCKSW.BIN, and it should be accompanied by a Basic utility,
> SETSW.BAS (or maybe SWSET.BAS) for setting the clock.
> On Tue, Nov 29, 2016 at 11:56 AM, Ron Klein <ron at kdomain.org> wrote:
> > I wonder if the real time clock feature of Drivewire is compatible with
> > DS1216 or whatever was used in the Disto controllers? If so, it would be
> > interesting to see if Extended ADOS3 can access it, though I believe the
> > ADOS documentation mentioned a driver was required and not sure where to
> > get the driver if it is compatible.
> > Art, if you are out there, any idea?
> > Thanks!
> > -Ron
> > On Tue, Nov 29, 2016 at 10:18 AM, Rogelio Perea <os9dude at gmail.com>
> >> On Tue, Nov 29, 2016, Ron Klein wrote:
> >> Hello,
> >> >
> >> > Does anyone know if a SmartWatch (Radio Shack part # 25-1033)
> >> > equivalent/compatible offering is available by any other vendor?
> >> >
> >> That was basically the Dallas Semiconductor DS1216 in a 28 pin ROM IC
> >> socket/adapter. I bought one decades ago on clearance at Radio Shack,
> >> installed it in my FD-502 controller and despite its battery life
> >> to last 10 years, it's now into the second decade of the 21st century
> >> shows no signs of slowing down.
> >> Last year I bought a couple of DS1216 offerings on Ebay, same thing as
> >> RS part. :-)
> >> -- RP
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