[Coco] Nitros9 Questions - new Nitros9 user
Boisy G. Pitre
boisy at boisypitre.com
Wed Jul 14 09:36:28 EDT 2004
On Jul 14, 2004, at 7:37 AM, Charlie wrote:
> I have Nitros9 installed on my COCO3 with a B&B hardrive controller. I
> have made my own custom boot disk and everything boots up fine and
> seems to be working.
Congratulations! It's a big step to get this far on your own.
> I have a couple of questions.
> 1st, The distribution Nitros9 disk boots with a 80 collum white text
> screen when you type dos. My custom boot disk stays in the 32
> character screen. Not a big deal. I just thought the white boot screen
> was cool and was wondering why the custom boot disk doesn't have it.
> Of course when Nitros9 is running it goes to the regular Black on
> Green 80 character screen. Whats the best way to make that default to
> white on black?
I presume you used the 'mb' script to make your custom boot disk? In
the script, look for rel_32 and replace it with rel_80.
> Can someone explain to me how to create windows. I read the PDF file,
> but I must admit, I'm lost. What used to work in my old OS-9 startup
> file to create a couple windows for me at boot up locks Nitros9 up
> solid. How would I create an 80,40, and 32 collum window? I'm not
> interested in windows on windows, just seperate full screen windows
> with a shell. I really need a 32 collum window to play Kings Quest 3
Please post the commands that you type which locks up NitrOS-9. That
should never happen, and if it is, then it is a bug and we need to
track it down.
> xmode /w4 type01
> Shell i+/w4&
> That would normaly make my 32 collum window in os9.
xmode /w4 typ=01
If you look in the standard.bl file, you'll see a section for VDGInt as
well as its descriptors (v1, v2, v3, etc.) Be sure to uncomment these
out and they should work fine.
> Last question (for now). I use Ed to edit text files and I noticed
> under Nitros9 that my joystick isnt working as a mouse pointer
> anymore. If I can get a 32 collum text screen to start KQ3 I'll see if
> the joysticks are working at all.
Are you sure you are using joydrv_joy.sb in your standard.bl file?
What program or test are you using to determine that the joystick isn't
Again, if this is the case, then it's a bug, and we need to fix it.
So what are your impressions of NitrOS-9? How painful was it to go to
a custom boot disk. Did you find the scripts to be a big help?
Also, are you using the 6809 or 6309 version?
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