[Coco] COCO to PC transfer and Using VCC
jcewy at swbell.net
Wed Sep 10 23:45:58 EDT 2008
You might check out the disk image called coco_archive.iso on
This is of course a CD image, which is huge, and will have to be
downloaded and burned onto a CD. It looks like there is a disk image of
Paladin's Legacy in there. The archive comes with an HTML document
which notes that that game "may not work with emulators (?)". I notice
that it is only one side of a double-sided, 35 track disk, so there may
be missing data, if you say it used two disk sides. There may be other
sources for it on the Internet.
Allan Chaney wrote:
> COCO Folks,
> At the request of my kids, I recently unpacked my old Color Computer 3 after
> almost 20 years of deep storage. I had mentioned to them that I programmed
> a video game that was published and they wanted to play it. Unbelievably
> after unpacking and cleaning everything the game still worked along with the
> COCO3, Floppy Drive and Multi-Pack.
> The game I wrote is called "Paladin's Legacy" and it was published by Sundog
> Systems in 1989. It is an RPG adventure/action game for COCO I,I and III
> with 64k and floppy drive. I would like to preserve and run the game in a
> modern PC system using VCC Emulator. After reading about VCC at
> vcc6809.bravehost.com, if I understand correctly, I should be able to run my
> game on my Windows XP PC with VCC. VCC will create a virtual disk that
> handles the floppy disk access from my game. However my problem is getting
> my game files transferred to a windows PC from the COCO. The files that
> make up my game are almost all Binary (.bin) with a few basic files. I also
> still have the source files (.asc). I don't have a PC with 5.25 floppy so I
> am unable to use VCC to read the old Tandy Floppy Drive (assuming that that
> is even possible).
> I visited www.thesvd.com and found a product called SVD (Semi-Virtual Disk)
> that will copy images of files/floppies from an old COCO to a modern Windows
> PC over RS232 (or in my case a usb-RS232 converter). I don't have a PC with
> RS232 but apparently I can use a USB-RS232 converter.
> My real question is if I buy SVD and copy the images of my game disks to my
> PC, do you think VCC will run my game? The game uses a lot of disk access
> since it's a two sided RPG. The game requires you to flip the disk when you
> enter cities and then flip back when you go back to the main world map.
> Thanks for any help anyone can offer.
> Allan Chaney
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