[Coco] MAME and it's hard disk interface
tlindner at macmess.org
Fri Feb 16 19:15:49 EST 2018
On Fri, Feb 16, 2018 at 3:28 PM, phil pt <ptaylor2446 at gmail.com> wrote:
> Question: Does Mame the coco emulator support hardddrives?
A little better: Does the CoCo driver in the MAME emulator support hard drives?
But it doesn't emulate any known system.
If you execute the following command:
./mame64 coco3 -listmedia
You'll see two "harddisk" options.
You'll start MAME with a command like this to attach a hard disk image:
./mame64 coco3 -hard1 bigdisk.img
There is an driver in the NitrOS-9 repository called emudisk.dr (and
it's supporting descriptors: h0.dd, h1.dd and dd.dd) that will access
the image thru the emudisk interface.
The image format is a raw data, no structor, no header, no footer. The
emulator support reading and writing 256 byte sized chunks.
I don't know if there is a HDBDOS version that supports this interface.
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