[Coco] VCC emulator on laptop?
farna at att.net
Sat Aug 4 21:55:28 EDT 2007
Thanks Joel! I'm running W98 on the old HP, so VCC won't run on it anyway. That really answers my question, or rather puts a stop to it. There's something funny about the drive controller on the old HP Omnibook I have that the Kiel and Vavasour emulators don't like. Maybe if I tried a flavor of Linux and ran MESS it would work, but I wanted something simple. I tried running the two emulators under DOS 6.22, no Windows at all. This laptop has an internal floppy OR CD. The floppy has a cable permanently attached and can be run from a port on the computer instead of in the drive bay. I installed DOS 6.22 then loaded the emulators (one at a time) from the internal floppy. Neither would run right. My intent was to write a batch file so that the emulator would run from boot, just as if it were a CoCo3 laptop. Too bad it wouldn't work due to the strange video chip!
Date: Sat, 04 Aug 2007 12:45:42 -0500
From: Joel Ewy <jcewy at swbell.net>
Frank Swygert wrote:
> > You guys have me considering trying VCC on my old HP Pentium 133
> > laptop! I tried Vavasour's and the other emulator and couldn't get
> > them to work well, but didn't try MESS. Anyone tried VCC? I think the
> > main problem with the others was something strange about the video
> > controller used in the HP (or was it drive controller?). It's old and
> > has no USB port, unfortunately. Anyone tried this on a laptop, or an
> > old Pentium (1) machine? Sounds like it's definitely the ticket for XP
> > and Vista.
You're running Win2K or XP on a P-133 laptop? I can see Win2K, maybe,
if the system has enough RAM. I have some Compaq P-133 laptops that
sound like they may be similar to your HP. One has 84M of RAM. I am
running Win 98, Debian Linux, and Damn Small Linux on them. VCC will
only run on Win2K or XP (or Vista, presumably), so I can't try it on one
of those laptops. But I have run Jeff Vavasour's CoCo 3 emulator on
one. I didn't have any problems with it.
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