[Coco] MESS mouse and keyboard question

Robert Gault robert.gault at worldnet.att.net
Wed Oct 29 16:32:01 EST 2003

There are some bugs in NitrOS-9 (recent versions) which prevent the joystick
functions from working correctly. I can't tell you which NitrOS-9 versions work
but for them to work, MESS must be configured correctly by selecting the mouse
function in the gui.

To use your PC mouse as the Coco joystick you must turn off the MESS gui menu
bar (toggles with ScrollLock key). Switching between the keyboard mouse and
joystick is done with the CTRL+HOME keys. This assumes you have a version of
NitrOS-9 that functions correctly.

As for switching screens with a "natural" key selection, this may be a MESS bug.
I can't find any key that works. Emulated keyboard switches with the HOME key.

James Goff wrote:
> Greetings all,
> I am taking a fresh look at MESS and its coco emulation.  I have MESS
> 0.74 and the coco3h.zip bios.  I am running nitros09 3.01.01 and so far
> it works great.
> What do you need to do to use your pc's mouse to act as a coco mouse on
> a hi-res controller.  I am using Mess's GUI and haven't been able to
> find a way to enable the mouse as either a joystick or a hires mouse
> under os9.
> Second question is when using the natural keyboard instead of emulated
> what key do you press to switch screens under OS9.
> I know that there are several MESS users on this list so am hoping to
> get a quick answer.  I have searched that archives of the old COCO list
> and also the forum at MESS.org.
> Thanks
> James
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