[Coco] [Color Computer] Problem with files .arc an tc3.bin

Benoit Bleau benbleau at gmail.com
Sun Feb 26 12:47:46 EST 2006

Pierre,  Tu peut utiliser l'utilitaire "imgtool" qui vient avec Mess 
(www.mess.org)  pour créer une image de  floppy que Mess peut utiliser.
La page web de Nitros9 spécifie que tc3.bin (RS-DOS) , AR et LHA (OS9) 
sont des programmes coco .  Pour les utiliser sur un vrai coco, il te 
faut trouver le moyen de les transférer.  Je vois 2 possibilités:
    1- utiliser un programme de terminal et transférer les programmes 
par RS232 entre le coco et un PC, ou encore
    2- crée une image de floppy  avec imgtool, puis utilise DSKINI pour 
créer un vrai floppy.
         http://www.nitros9.org/dsk.html donne les instructions pour le 

Note que tu doit être en MS-DOS (un floppy rescue de Win98 fait 
l'affaire)  pour utiliser DSKINI.

For the non-French speaking audience :)
Pierre, you can use the imgtool from Mess to create a floppy image to 
use with Mess. The Nitros9 web page says that tc3.bin (RS-DOS) , AR and 
LHA (OS9) are coco programs.  If you want to use them on a real coco, 
you need to find a way to transfer them. I see 2 ways of doing that:
    1. use a terminal program and transfer through RS-232 between a coco 
and a PC, or
    2. create a floppy image with imgtool, then use DSKINI to create a 
real floppy.
        This page http://www.nitros9.org/dsk.html gives the instructions 
to do this.
Note: You need to be in MS-DOS (a win98 rescue disk should do) in order 
to use DSKINI.


Neil Morrison wrote:
> You have to use a Coco de-arc program on a Coco or on a simulator. No IBM 
> type program will do it.
> Vous devez employer un programme de 'compress de Color Computer' sur un 
> Color Computer ou sur un simulateur. Aucun d'IBM type programme le fera.
> Neil
> (Wasn't there a MSDOS version? Can't remember).
> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: "Pierre Fortin" <pierrefortin at altern.org>
>> Hello with all,
>> Sorry, I use a translator French into English.
>> How to make to decompress the arc files site
>> http://nitros9.stg.net/coco_game_list.html like the file
>> http://nitros9.stg.net/arena.arc for example. I downloaded prog
>> "TC3.BIN" and I am not able to make it function under windowsxp. In a
>> MS-DOS window under winxp that does not function.
>> Does Y have to you it another way of making?
>> Thank you to help me.
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