[Coco] Drivewire for dummies?
robert.gault at worldnet.att.net
Tue Dec 22 21:56:30 EST 2009
Aaron Wolfe wrote:
> You can use DriveWire in two ways without any disk controller. One is
> to get a ROM pak with one of the DriveWire roms in it. However, there
> is another option which does not require any hardware (other than a
> coco cassette cable). Boisy has created a .WAV file of the DriveWire
> code that can be loaded via the cassette port and EXECed. You can
> play the .WAVs from your PC or an MP3 player. In this way, you
> wouldn't need any hardware at all! Maybe he can elaborate on this
OK, I was sloppy when using controller instead of ROM pack. Most users
will want the code in ROM so that hitting RESET or ALT/CTRL/RESET does
not destroy the disk software.
I had not thought to try using a .wav or .cas file to load either
Drivewire or CoCoNet. That's a very good idea if you feed the wave file
directly from the PC to the Coco's cassette jack.
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