[Coco] DeskMate 3 & Multi-Vue

Willard Goosey goosey at virgo.sdc.org
Sat Aug 5 05:02:45 EDT 2006

>From: Leon Howell <puritan_2076 at yahoo.com>
>Date: Fri, 4 Aug 2006 14:59:50 +0000 (UTC)
>How do I get DeskMate 3 to start from NitrOS-9 or Multi-Vue?
There are two ways.

1) (The way I do it) Build a boot disk with term_vdg and vdgint.  Run
   Deskmate from the vdg window.  This boot disk will also run all the
   vdg games.

2) Build a boot disk with vdgint and the vX vdg window descritpors.
   There's a file on RTSI with patches to run Deskmate from Multi-Vue.
   Essentially a more complex version of the first way, you choose a
   window descriptor to mark as a vdg window (Use one of the /vX
   descriptors, but this is an older patch set that predates NitrOS.)
   Then all the DM programs are patched to run on that window instead
   of /term.  Since the window path is still hardcoded, you can't run
   more than one copy of Deskmate at the same time. ;-)

BTW the Glenside Y2K patch set includes a patch for DMTIM so that
Deskmate will deal with the new millennium.

Willard Goosey  goosey at sdc.org
Socorro, New Mexico, USA
"I've never been to Contempt!  Isn't that somewhere in New Mexico?"
   --- Yacko

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