[Coco] VCC & Drivewire using new disk image

Bill Pierce ooogalapasooo at aol.com
Thu Jun 16 13:41:49 EDT 2016

Paulo, the newer versions of VCC have the "Becker Port" in cart format (becker.dll) and have to be inserted into the MPI, which add anothe menu selection to the "Cartridge" menu when inserted.
After much thought and to get "true" emulation, the next release will most likely move the becker port back into the main VCC module. There's even thoughts of "somehow" using the emulated "serial port" as the becker port making regulat NitrOS9_dw work with VCC. It will most likely (if it's done at all) use the beckerport addresses externally, therefore using the TCP mode of dw4, but as far as software goes, DW4 software will use the serial port like normal. We're not sure we can work this in yet, but it has been discussed.



Bill Pierce
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-----Original Message-----
From: Paulo Garcia <paulo.astuser at gmail.com>
To: CoCoList for Color Computer Enthusiasts <coco at maltedmedia.com>
Sent: Thu, Jun 16, 2016 12:47 pm
Subject: Re: [Coco] VCC & Drivewire using new disk image

Awesome information Bill.I used that starter kit because the other versions of VCC I tried didn'thave the Drivewire integration option on the configuration. I am not sureif that is now built-in, but I saw it didn't work..Only with that version from the bundle I could make it work...Thanks againPauloOn Thu, Jun 16, 2016 at 10:11 AM, Bill Pierce via Coco <coco at maltedmedia.com> wrote:> Paulo, I'm not sure but I would think you need to format the disk image> first. A non-formated disk will show as "0 Grans Free", a "DF" error is> "Disk Full".>> DSKINI X>> I don't think DW4 creates pre-formatted disks.>> Also, creating new disks in DW4 may leave you with a disk that will not> load into some emulator's emulated disk drives (due to how DW4 creates the> disk).> I prefer to use VCC's creation tool.> Go to "Cartridge/FD-502 Drive-X/Insert", navigate to where you want the> disk, type in a "non-existing" disk name. VCC will then prompt you for the> format and type. Choose "JVC", uncheck "Double Sided", & "35 Track" for> RSDOS disks, or "JVC", check "Double Sided", and select 40 or 80 track> according to your drivers.> These disk wil also NOT be formatted and you will have to format them.> These disks will load into just about anything.>> The problem with DW4's disk creation is that no matter what type/size disk> you create, it will create a "variable" sized disk (0 bytes) that "expands"> as you fill it. Some emulators will fail on a disk of the wrong physical> size. VCC creates a blank disk of the size you select.>> BTW... As stated on the Starter Kit website, those packages are exteremely> out of date and need updating. I have the updates just about ready, I just> have not had time to put the finishing touches on them and get them> uploaded.> I would download the newer VCC to replace that one. The VHDs will work the> same though the NitrOS9 portion is a little behind in updates, but will> function fine.> I should have them updated as soon as I can get a break from my latest> ventures back into the music world :-)>>>>>>> Bill Pierce> "Charlie stole the handle, and the train it won't stop going, no way to> slow down!" - Ian Anderson - Jethro Tull>>>> My Music from the Tandy/Radio Shack Color Computer 2 & 3> https://sites.google.com/site/dabarnstudio/> Co-Contributor, Co-Editor for CocoPedia> http://www.cocopedia.com/wiki/index.php/Main_Page> Global Moderator for TRS-80/Tandy Color Computer Forums> http://www.tandycoco.com/forum/>> E-Mail: ooogalapasooo at aol.com>>>>>>> -----Original Message-----> From: Paulo Garcia <paulo.astuser at gmail.com>> To: CoCoList for Color Computer Enthusiasts <coco at maltedmedia.com>> Sent: Thu, Jun 16, 2016 9:42 am> Subject: [Coco] VCC & Drivewire using new disk image>> So yesterday I was playing with VCC+Drivewire, using the "starter> kit"bundle I've got from here:> http://www.cocopedia.com/wiki/index.php/VCC_1.4.3b_and_DW4_Installation_GuideDrivewire> 4 was configured as well as VCC.To test I create a new disk image using> drivewire specific option for that.I could see if I, for example, issue a> DIR command, the read access counterin drivewire would update, but if I try> to save something using simply SAVE"NAME", I would get a DF Error.Since I> am new to this, I assume I am maybe skipping some steps?Any idea?Thanks--> --------------------------------------------Paulo-- Coco mailing listCoco> @maltedmedia.comhttps://pairlist5.pair.net/mailman/listinfo/coco>> --> Coco mailing list> Coco at maltedmedia.com> https://pairlist5.pair.net/mailman/listinfo/coco>-- --------------------------------------------Paulo-- Coco mailing listCoco at maltedmedia.comhttps://pairlist5.pair.net/mailman/listinfo/coco

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