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cappy2112 at gmail.com
Sun Aug 24 21:34:59 EDT 2008
(this was accidentally save to my drafts and never got sent)
>>OK, there is a good bit of confusion on how to use Vcc. There is a pdf
>>file Welcome to Vcc.pdf that explains how to use the emulator but the
>>explanation seems to need some help.
I didn't know there was a pdf until now. It's installed in Program
Files when you run the installer.
(I have been looking for some docs for Vcc for awhile)
First of all, I'm able to boot Nitros by doing DOS 253, but i want to
understand a few things along the way.
When I boot, it shows the Nitros9 image is from 2006. It probably
makes good sense for me to make a new vhd with the 2008 version of
Does the Cloud 9 RTC pull the date/time from my Windows PC?
When I booted the vjhsd, it has the same time as my Windows system.
Obviously a soft version of the RTC can't
maintain state when Vcc isn't running.
I guess was confusing was, Slot 3 of the MPI shows a hard drive + RTC,
when in reality it is a hard drive controller emulator(not an actual
hard drive emulator).
>>So for example, if slot 4 is selected for the Cloud-9 controller then RGBDOS is active and a .vhd drive can be accessed but no floppies.
>>If the FD-502 is mounted in slot 4 and RGBDOS is selected, a .vhd image can
>>..be accessed as well as floppies but there is no RTC.
These two statements are confusing.
Is there something different about slot 4 than the other 3 slots?
>Now as NitrOS-9 is already installed along with the boot disk and LINKed
>>by the LINK.BAS program on drive 254, just enter DOS253 and NitrOS-9
Yes, this works.
>>Further as HDBDOS (Cloud-9) is modeled on RGBDOS for
>>which Boisy now own the rights, you can also get the HDBDOS docs from
>>Cloud-9 and they will match the emulator RGBDOS functions quite well.
Is there an advantage to HDBDOS over RGBDOS?
Since I'm only running emulators at this point, having a HDBdos in a
rom doesn't seem useful. Perhaps I'm wrong.
>>The helper programs included with RGBDOS, some of which are on the VCC
>>.vhd image, are self explanatory for the most part.
Since I've booted the HD, are these programs still needed?
I havent run them, because I dont know what they will do, nor do I
know which of them to run in which order.
Thanks for these explanations, it's been very interesting and helpful.
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