[Coco] Any stock CoCo is DriveWire-ready out-of-the-box --Eureka!

Christian Lesage hyperfrog at gmail.com
Wed Dec 23 16:26:03 EST 2009

It is indeed not complete yet, but we do have all the pieces. I wouldn't 
send HDB-DOS in DATA statements, because it would be very slow, 
especially since the DLOAD code works in ASCII mode when dealing with 
BASIC files. I'm not even sure there would be enough free RAM to do so. 
Instead, I would send a short patch that would completely restore the 
functionality of the DLOAD and DLOADM commands. That patch could also be 
used to bump the baud rate to 9600. Then, I would use the DLOADM command 
to download HDB-DOS, and it would be much faster that way.


Boisy G. Pitre wrote:
> Christian,
> I would include it in the list, but as-is, it's incomplete.  Don't get me wrong, it's a neat solution but it still requires (a) the BASIC program to send and (b) a method of sending it.  The BASIC program could be the HDB-DOS or DW3DOS program in DATA statements; then there is modifying the server to actually acknowledge this mode and send the data at 1200 baud.
> Boisy

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