[Coco] coco on android

Aaron Wolfe aawolfe at gmail.com
Sun Nov 21 00:56:11 EST 2010

On Sat, Nov 20, 2010 at 9:17 PM, Brad Grier <bradgrier at cox.net> wrote:
> No, it's not dead. I'm close to releasing a test version. The big thing
> missing is sound. One cool thing is using the orientation sensor to emulate
> the joystick. It works great. Keyboard entry with a virtual keyboard is kind
> of a pain. I can't imagine anyone playing a game or writing a program that
> way. I want to make configurable touch points in the border area to emulate
> specific key presses (mostly for games). Still...a lot of things are
> playable now.

I think I mentioned this before, but the Apple 2 emulator for android
lets you assign keys to screen areas and it works fine for most games.
 It does not let you pop up a standard keyboard at all, which is a
shame as it breaks things like text adventures.  If it was not too
difficult to allow standard text input when desired, it would be nice
for such things.

> Another biggie before I put it on the market is how to distribute the thing
> without ROMS. Most Android emulators require you to place the files in a
> directory on the SD card. I'm thinking about grabbing them from files hosted
> on the Internet (these urls would be configurable). This would be a one-time
> deal. I've even tested automatically pulling them out of zip files stored
> out there. Not sure how that might play out but it works. It currently reads
> bins, cas, and dsk files from the Mocha site when you choose one from the
> menu. Surprisingly speedy.
> If anyone is interested in being a tester, send me an email (my address is
> on the Mocha site). I've been able to test on a Droid 2 and an HTC
> Incredible but I'll eventually need to see if it works on other phones.
> Brad
> On 11/18/2010 10:15 AM, Richard Hawk wrote:
>> I seen somebody was working on a coco emulator for android market. I have
>> been searching for it.  Is it dead? I believe it was working just couldn't
>> load .dsk images yet.  I am looking forward to it.  Will it be on android
>> market for sale or somewhere else to buy it.
>> Sent from my HTC on the Now Network from Sprint!
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