[Coco] Digger3 not booting?

Arthur Flexser flexser at fiu.edu
Sun Dec 9 18:55:09 EST 2018

I remember that there was a game from Computerware called Mr. Dig.  A
friend of mine ran into grief because the game instructions on the diskette
said to insert it in Drive 0.  He put it in Drive 1 and used a DRIVE 1
instruction instead.  The game checked Drive 0, didn't find what it
expected, and trashed the disk in Drive 0 by writing BUY YOUR OWN over all
the entries in the directory.  My friend lost a bunch of irreplaceable
software that was on his Drive 0 diskette, and all Computerware would do
was offer to replace the game.

So, it may be that something like this is going on with the Digger3 demo.
Can you try running it from Drive 0?


On Sun, Dec 9, 2018 at 4:52 PM Robert Gault <robert.gault at att.net> wrote:

> Here is the result of further testing on a 512k Coco3 with a Disto Super
> Controller II using Disk
> Basic 2.1.
> The game disk was loaded into Drivewire and copied over to a 2.5" MF2DD
> disk formatted on the Coco
> in disk 1. This disk was selected with DRIVE1, the game started with
> LOADM"D3", and seemed to run
> normally.
> Given the above, it is likely that the SDC hardware is causing a problem.
> Robert
> rietveld rietveld wrote:
> > I cant get Digger3 Demo to run on my Disto 2MB coco3
> >
> > I trried running "D3" from both SDC and physical floppy
> >
> > All I get is a black screen with the SDC, and non stop disk spinning
> with a real floppy?
> >
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