[Coco] The Beta Test release of MShell

Bill Pierce ooogalapasooo at aol.com
Sun May 15 21:57:09 EDT 2016

Bob the "hires interface" code is still there. What is being discussed (and I missed as well) is Nick's "software hires" code that reads STANDARD joysticks to a higher resolution. It's really cool. It read all 640 hires positions with a standard tandy joystick and No interface needed. It was written to replace RSDOS joy reads, but no OS9 version has been done yet. There's a question of timing taking too long for OS9's interrupts, but I think it can be done. Here's a link to the code:




Bill Pierce
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-----Original Message-----
From: Bob Devries <devries.bob at gmail.com>
To: CoCoList for Color Computer Enthusiasts <coco at maltedmedia.com>
Sent: Sun, May 15, 2016 7:42 pm
Subject: Re: [Coco] The Beta Test release of MShell

I can't understand why the hi-res code was REMOVED from Nitros9. It always worked well before?Regards, Bob DevriesDalby, QLD, AustraliaOn 2016-05-16 4:20 AM, David Ladd wrote:> On Sun, May 15, 2016 at 2:19 AM, Bill Pierce via Coco <coco at maltedmedia.com>> wrote:>>> 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>> "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: 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>> mailing list> Coco at maltedmedia.com>>> https://pairlist5.pair.net/mailman/listinfo/coco>-- 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>>>-- Coco mailing listCoco at maltedmedia.comhttps://pairlist5.pair.net/mailman/listinfo/coco

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