[Coco] Printing from Disk Extended Color Basic (via Drivewire)

Bill Pierce ooogalapasooo at aol.com
Sat Dec 31 16:42:00 EST 2016

It worked on hdbdos for dw on a Coco 3 without the speed poke because that version of hdbdos ALWAYS runs in double speed to achieve the the 115k dw4 baud rate. On the Coco 1 & 2 version of DW hdbdos, you would need the poke as they do not run in double speed since they lose video at high speed.



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-----Original Message-----
From: Robert Gault <robert.gault at att.net>
To: CoCoList for Color Computer Enthusiasts <coco at maltedmedia.com>
Sent: Sat, Dec 31, 2016 3:05 pm
Subject: Re: [Coco] Printing from Disk Extended Color Basic (via Drivewire)

Melanie and John Mark Mobley wrote:> Steps on how to list a program from the CoCos bit-banger serial:> 1) set up the drivewire server> 2) power on the CoCo 3> 3) load program from drivewire> 4) poke 65496,0: rem this should turn of turbo mode and make the serial port> 600 baud> 5) close the drivewire server on you PC> 6) open a terminal program and use the serial port used by drivewire> 7) set the baud rate to 600bps,No parity, 8 data bits, and 1 stop bit> 8) tell the terminal program to save/capture to disk/file> 9) on the CoCo type LLIST> 10) on the PC with the terminal program in focus hold down the spacebar> 11) when the listing is done release the spacebar> 12) stop capture to file.> 13) view the file> 14) write me back and thank me>> Note holding the spacebar tells the CoCo that the printer is ready.>> If this does not work try a different baud rate or different number of data> bits.>> John Mark Mobley>>>John,That worked with the Windows Hyperterminal program and DW HDBDOS running on a Coco3 without the POKE&HFFD8,0. Terminal program had the baud rate set at 1200.Robert-- Coco mailing listCoco at maltedmedia.comhttps://pairlist5.pair.net/mailman/listinfo/coco

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