[Coco] Programs for NitrOS-9
gene.heskett at verizon.net
Tue Apr 29 14:37:21 EDT 2008
On Tuesday 29 April 2008, Diego Barizo wrote:
>I was thinking more on programs that run in OS-9, but not on NitrOS-9.
That should work, with possibly a <10% speed improvement.
>Maybe it's just that I haven't been able to get them to run...
>Most of the times I just try booting from NOS-9, and try to load the
>program from the original application disk, that probably came with a
>customized boot for OS-9.
That is quite often the case, there might be drivers in their customized boot
that are not in your nitros9 boot. vfy or ident should show those diffs
though, and another boot might be constructed to add the missing stuff.
ISTR there was a 1 byte patch to runb that played a minor role in this too,
but I can't recall the details now. Perhaps someone else can find that?
>Allen Huffman wrote:
>> On Apr 28, 2008, at 11:48 PM, Diego Barizo wrote:
>>> That's why I would like to add a list of 3rd party software that runs
>>> in NitrOS-9 (not just OS-9, it has to run in NitrOS-9).
>> Is there such a thing as a program that only worked under NitrOS9? My
>> Invaders09 game used a system call added to the NitrOS9 kernel for
>> graphics modes (not sure if this was ever made for stock OS-9 or not)
>> but would fall back to other methods if it didn't work. But beyond
>> something like that, I don't know if there was ever anything specific
>> -- NitrOS9 was just supposed to be a faster OS-9.
>> -- Allen
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