[Coco] Still having newbie issues
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Wed Jul 9 21:06:53 EDT 2014
Another alternative to disk edtasm is patched edtasm (cart version converted to disk). I'm pretty sure it works with RSDOS disk basic... maybe not ??
I remember having to use it instead of regular disk version for some reason.
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From: Greg Law <glaw at live.com>
To: CoCoList for Color Computer Enthusiasts <coco at maltedmedia.com>
Sent: Wed, Jul 9, 2014 8:37 pm
Subject: Re: [Coco] Still having newbie issues
Stephen Pereira wrote:
> Hello again, all,
> I am still having a problem with two programs that I can get to work on
> the VCC emulator, running on my MacBook Pro in Windows XP on Parallels,
> but I cannot get them to work on my physical system. One program is Zork
> I, and the other is Disk EDTASM. Both of these .DSK files have been
> downloaded from the Color Computer Archive.
> My physical system is a CoCo 3, recently purchased from Cloud-9. I made
> up an EPROM cartridge, and I have HDB-DOS in EPROM, also purchased from
> Cloud-9. I am using Drivewire 3 at the moment, served up on a Dell Mini
> laptop running Windows XP. Everything works great in this setup, but I am
> stymied by the fact that I cannot get these two programs to work, even
> though both do work just fine with the VCC emulator.
> I even went and purchased a Tandy FD-500 floppy disk controller ($50 plus
> $10 shipping on eBay) so that I could power up with Disk Extended Color
> Basic to start, then CLOADM HDB-DOS into my machine so I would have all
> the original CoCo ROMs in place, and HDB-DOS in RAM. Still no dice.
> I realize this is a trivial thing in the big picture, but why can I get
> Zork II and Zork III to run fine (now that I have my EPROM cartridge
> properly configured and running correctly) but not Zork I? What is it
> about my setup that I cannot run Disk EDTASM?
> I would greatly appreciate any ideas that you folks might be able to
> offer. Thanks, in advance, for all your attention and assistance!
Disk EDTASM loads its own version of DOS into memory and bypasses the ROM
code, so this is likely why it doesn't work. I can't remember the name of it
offhand, but if you dump the BIN file you'll see the name in there
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