[Coco] Emulator problems
jimcox at miba51.com
Tue Aug 31 21:28:39 EDT 2004
I understand how frustrating this could be. I have a
Win98 SE system at home and will try and look at the CD I
got hopefully tonight.
I can relate to your frustration. Even though I've worked
with computers a long time, taking a step back into the
CoCo World, has been sort of frustrating to me. There is
so much to learn and relearn especially the new emulators
that are out there amd the tools to get them to work.
Please don't get too frustrated. There are a lot of good
people on this list who in time will be able to help you
(and me :)
Like I said, I'll try and look at the CD I got tonight and
see how it works. Best of luck and keep plugging at it.
On Tue, 31 Aug 2004 22:32:26 +0000 (UTC)
David J Bush <twixt at cstone.net> wrote:
>I got my CC3 emulator in the mail yesterday, August 30.
>My OS is Windows 98 SE. I have all the necessary updates
>the WindowsUpdate website.
>My drive is a CD-ROM drive. Am I supposed to have a CD-R
>to read this disc correctly?
>Under Windows, I am able to open the first folder,
>I can then open some of the sub folders such as
>"COCO Emulator docs"
>I believe I was able to read the MS Word file there,
>wasn't particularly helpful, dealing with added assembly
>When I try to read any html or pdf file, my system
>crashes so hard, I can't even reboot. I have to turn the
>When I try to open the folder "CoCo3 512k emulator v2.0"
>system hangs and probably crashes, but I have learned to
>reboot at the first sign of trouble, so I'm not sure if
>have crashed or not.
>If I try to access the disc within DOS, the folder names
>shorter and not very informative. And I sure can't read
>or pdf files (at least, not the way they were intended to
>A piece of paper that came with the CD gave me a URL.
>Here is a
>quote from the installation instructions:
>"Included in the zip is a Disk BASIC cartridge which will
>need to be
>inserted into a multi-pak slot before COCO disk can be
>Uh, this is an **emulator** here. How am I supposed to
>into a multipak slot?
>Then it tells me to execute the file "COCO" well what
>folder is it in?
>Am I supposed to search around under DOS for this file,
>truncated and confusing directory names?
>I notice there is a file "rs405eng.exe" on the disc. rs
>Radio Shack, but I'm not about to execute a file without
>telling me to. And why is winamp206.exe on the disc also?
>What do I
>need winamp for? Is this a virus?
>Someone else mentioned a FAQ. Where is this FAQ?
>Should I contact David Keil for assistance? Does he have
>an email, or
>must I use the snail mail address I got?
>So far, I'm glad no one asked me for money first.
>Thanks for any help you can provide.
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