[Coco] drivewire in emulator?
aawolfe at gmail.com
Wed Jul 8 01:31:04 EDT 2009
On Wed, Jul 8, 2009 at 12:41 AM, William Schaub<wschaub at steubentech.com> wrote:
> Robert Gault wrote:
>> Aaron Wolfe wrote:
>>> I am developing software for the Drivewire interface, so it's a
>>> requirement in this particular case.
>> OK, now it all makes sense. :)
>> Aaron, the Vavasour/Collyer emulator for the Coco3 emulates a serial port
>> (I assume bit banger). There could be a problem depending on the number of
>> serial ports on your PC as one must be assigned to the emulator and another
>> to Drivewire. Then you would need to connect the two ports together with a
>> null-modem connector.
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> I still say for the project the OP is developing mounting a hard drive image
> between the emulator and a real coco runing drivewire would be perfect (I'm
> assuming he's using OS/9) he should be able to load nitros9 with drivewire
> drivers in VCC or any other suitable emulator, edit his sources and compile
> in the emulator, shut down the emulator and then mount the emulators drive
> image in the drivewire server and then boot the real coco to test his new
> drivewire extensions.
This is exactly how I am doing it now, but the switching back and
forth is very time consuming because frankly I don't know what I'm
doing yet :) Lots of trial and error, and the trials take lots of
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