[Coco] Re: 32 col vdg
robert.gault at worldnet.att.net
Mon Oct 30 19:53:17 EST 2006
Leon Howell wrote:
> Robert Gault <robert.gault at ...> writes:
>>Chester A Patterson wrote:
>>>How do I boot up NOS9 with a standard 32 column vdg term (and/or make
>>>windows) where I can use KQ3, Liesure Suit Larry, Robot Odyssey,
>>>Deskmate3 and whatever else like these? Thanks. (Showing my years away
>>Any window can be changed to a vdg type with xmode if it has not been
>>xmode /w# par=1 pag=16
>>where # is the number of a non-initialized window, will make that window
>>a vdg type. Then:
>>iniz /w#; shell i=/w#&
>>will activate the window and start a shell in it.
> Ok, suppose I actualy manage to get makeboot and a modified standard.bl to
> produce a bootable disk (yeah, right!) with v1-v7 in OS9Boot. Should'nt I be
> able to put /v# in the parameter line of the AIF? Better yet, in the AIF
> there's a line for the window type, like 7 (or was it 8?) for 40X25-16. Isn't
> there a code for VDG window? Couldn't it be used in the AIF?
> OTOH maybe I havn't got a stinking clue what I'm talking about. If only I had
> a manual...
That's an interesting question. I have not tested the possibility but
doubt that it will work.
The aif file derives its definitions from the OS-9 system call DWSET.
If your read the description of DWSET you will find the following styles
for a window:
$FF currently displayed screen
$00 process's current screen
$01 40x24 text
$02 80x24 text
$05 640x192x2 graphics
$06 320x192x4 graphics
$07 640x192x4 graphics
$08 320x192x16 graphics
There is no option here for a vdg window type and therefore the should
not be in an aif file.
Again I've not tested this but I don't think you can run MultiVue from a
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