[Coco] Emulator

Lothan lothan at newsguy.com
Sun Sep 6 22:36:59 EDT 2009

The Development System is on RTSI in /OS9/OS9_6X09/PROG/DevSys_2_2.lzh.

There's also a file in OS9/OS9_6X09 named cocoos9.dsk that contains Basic09, 
the C compiler, RMA, RLink, RDump, dasm, and dynamite among other things.

From: "Wayne Campbell" <asa.rand at yahoo.com>
Sent: Sunday, September 06, 2009 6:11 PM
To: "CoCoList for Color Computer Enthusiasts" <coco at maltedmedia.com>
Subject: Re: [Coco] Emulator

> Paul Fitch wrote:
>>Wayne, I run VCC 1.4 on my home XP Professional system (32bit) and on my 
>>Home netbook (also 32bit).  With no issues.  I've also not found the 
>>set for Nitros to be "less" useful than the stock OS-9 utils.  IMO, they 
>>much better.  Of course, when compared to the 68k versions, where 
>>the OS-9 Lvl 2 utils do have less functionality.  I've always believed it
>>was a size/space thing.
> This is very interesting. I assumed Vcc didn't run when I tried it because 
> it was treated by XP the same way all other 16-bit programs I've tried to 
> run were treated. The window closes faster than it opens. Are there any 
> special settings or anything I should know about when installing it? I 
> don't recall seeing anything in the documentation that suggested special 
> settings...
> As to NitrOS-9, perhaps it is better than it used to be. Maybe it's just 
> my memory being faulty, but I could swear that many of the basic commands 
> included with OS-9 Level II as having parameter options that are absent in 
> the version of NitrOS-9 I have. Then there's the fact that the .os9 image 
> for the 80-track version of the /dd descriptor doesn't include the /d1 or 
> /d2 descriptors for 80-track drives. I have found nothing on the images 
> supplied that will allow me to use the default descriptors for those 
> drives to build a custom bootfile either.
> I would much rather have the original OS-9 level II disk and the 
> development system disk. At least then I would be able to isolate problems 
> as being related to MESS, and not the OS or Basic09.
> Wayne
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