[Coco] CoCo emulation on a Compaq Internet Appliance?
joef6809 at gmail.com
Mon Oct 22 03:50:56 EDT 2007
Just bought the one on Ebay. didn't get as nice a deal as you did but hey.
>From what I've been reading its not CE but I could be wrong, when I get it
I'll figure it out. There IS an older verison of VCC called POCO that was
Windows CE but I haven't worked on it in a while. If it is CE guess whats
getting pulled out or "retirement". Anyway when toys and time arrive I'll
Frankly though with only 266Mhz to play with I'm thinking Keil's emulator
would probably do a better job than VCC assuming it can boot dos. On the
other hand an AMD 266 would be a socket 7 CPU with a 4X multiplyer. Might be
upgradable If not to the full 100Mhz FSB at least an 83 Mhz overclock. Or
perhaps a higher Multiplyer if the board really won't go higher that 66.
Never seen one yet though. Again I'll need to muck around and let you know.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Roger Taylor" <operator at coco3.com>
To: "CoCoList for Color Computer Enthusiasts" <coco at maltedmedia.com>
Sent: Sunday, October 21, 2007 11:24 PM
Subject: Re: [Coco] CoCo emulation on a Compaq Internet Appliance?
> At 10:42 PM 10/21/2007, you wrote:
>>I had one of those. I used a 64 MB CF card as HD.
>>Booted DOS, and loaded ... I believe it was JV's emulator.
>>The lack of function keys (and some others) in the IR keyboard can be a
>>factor, but ...
>>Can be used, and takes a lot less room than an extra PC for emulation....
>>and old DOS games :-)
>>PS remember to setup the "BLASTER" variable in the AUTOEXEC.BAT file
> Man, that is good news. Why didn't you announce this to the group, as
> it's an amazing trick and probably the coolest compact computer device
> ever to pretend to be a CoCo. This thing has only one cord (the power
> The display is also 800x600 which makes it ideal. If Keil's or JVC's
> emulator can be reassembled to handle the USB ports or some kind of
> CompactFlash-to-IDE adaptor, maybe more is possible. I'm just guessing at
> all this right now. Anyway, with a larger CF card, maybe even a 1g, 4g,
> or 8g, it can be filled with CoCo disk, tape, and ROM Pak image with
> plenty to spare... or better yet... NitrOS-9 ?! After all, what hardware
> ports are needed anyway when the disks, tapes, and ROM Paks are on the CF
> card... ah, joysticks... and that's where maybe USB support might be
> needed. Other than that, it should make a good self-contained CoCo box.
> I might get with you when I obtain a CF card soon in case I can't get the
> system to boot from it. I see some BIOS settings for Drive A, Drive C,
> and some IDE settines.
> I tried to plug my USB mouse in the back, and it worked right then... no
> driver problems or complaining. I'm sure my USB keyboard would work as
> well, which should have all of what Keil's emulator needs?
> I'd rather put a small copy of Linux on it and play around first, but for
> the CoCo emulation I'd like to try the VCC emulator if it will run from
> Windows (CE?). I think maybe because the model # starts with CE that it
> might be running the small Windows CE version. I'm not sure what can be
> done with that.
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