[Coco] The Beta Test release of MShell

David Ladd davidwladd at gmail.com
Sun May 15 14:20:36 EDT 2016

On Sun, May 15, 2016 at 2:19 AM, Bill Pierce via Coco <coco at maltedmedia.com>

> I'm not sure how Gary implemented the joystick routines. If he emulated
> the coco joysticks so that RSDOS games can be played unmodified, then the
> OS9 mouse/Joystick should "Just Work". If it takes modification for RSDOS
> games as well, then the OS9 driver would also have to be modified (which
> should not be too big of a task).

​The thing is Travis was asking about the Hi-Res code that was released to
everyone not long ago that does not require the Hi-Res joystick adapter to
get the Hi-Res positioning.

That was the reason I stated that code would have to be put into its own
version of Joydrv for NitrOS-9.​

> As a sidenote, MShell if fully functional straight out of the box with
> keyboard only as well. All the keycodes (and directions) are in the
> included text file when you download MShell. MShell has been tested on the
> CocoFPGA at 25mhz and was reported to work fine. I hope to (maybe) get a
> CocoFPGA soon, and when I do, I will be glad to help get the drivers and
> all straightened out.
> Bill Pierce
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: David Ladd <davidwladd at gmail.com>
> To: CoCoList for Color Computer Enthusiasts <coco at maltedmedia.com>
> Sent: Sat, May 14, 2016 10:02 pm
> Subject: Re: [Coco] The Beta Test release of MShell
> On Sat, May 14, 2016 at 8:46 PM, Travis Poppe <travispoppe at gmail.com>
> wrote:> Curious if the new software hi-res joystick code might ever be>
> incorporated with MShell, or OS-9 in general? Maybe this is something> that
> could be turned into a module that introduces software hi-res for> all
> existing NitrOS-9 applications or something?>​Travis, a new NitrOS-9 module
> would need to be used with the updated codeto do this.  MShell should be
> using normal OS-9 calls for it'smouse/joystick input routines.​>> I have no
> idea what the technical details are like, but that would be> pretty neat.>>
> Best regards,> --> Travis Poppe> IRC: tlp on irc.freenode.net>> --> Coco
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