[Coco] I need copies of unmodified OS-9 disk images
Stephen H. Fischer
SFischer1 at Mindspring.com
Fri Feb 5 19:27:59 EST 2010
Yes Windows XP can be a pain to run MSDOS programs. That's why I have a
FAT32 partition my old laptop. I plan to boot from a floppy created by WIN
98 or ME, I forget which.
But there are alternatives which have been suggested on this list.
"DOSBOX" is one I remember, but now I am unsure with the post by John W.
Linville that says Linux.
Perhaps someone can help using a hard disk image from Jeff's emulator on
There are several programs for running MSDOS programs on Windows XP.
There even is a CoCo emulator for windows.
VCC - CoCo 3 Emulator for Windows
----- Original Message -----
From: "Wayne Campbell" <asa.rand at gmail.com>
To: "CoCoList for Color Computer Enthusiasts" <coco at maltedmedia.com>
Sent: Friday, February 05, 2010 3:34 PM
Subject: Re: [Coco] I need copies of unmodified OS-9 disk images
>I cannot run the emulators because I am using XP Professional, which is
>based on NT/2000. There are many programs that will not run under
>Professional, but will run under 95/98/ME/XP Home Edition. I prefer
>Professional because it is more stable and provides a better environment
>(imo) than the 95-based versions.
> MESS is not nearly as much a problem for me because I finally have it
> configured more correctly. There are some issues, but they are minor and
> have no impact on me running NOS-9 or OS-9. Setting up a bootable HD is
> still a problem, but I am working around it with a boot floppy and using
> the HD just for data. VCC, and the other CoCo emulators just won't execute
> on my system, otherwise I'd be happy to give them a go and see what they
> can do.
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Stephen H. Fischer" <SFischer1 at Mindspring.com>
> To: "CoCoList for Color Computer Enthusiasts" <coco at maltedmedia.com>
> Sent: Friday, February 05, 2010 8:13 AM
> Subject: Re: [Coco] I need copies of unmodified OS-9 disk images
>> That was just an impression from reading many persons having problems.
>> my idea of what the basic structure of MESS is.
>> As I have stopped reading all posts I will try and refrain.
>> It was more an attempt to say that I thought that Jeff's and John's
>> were faster to set up and run. I may be wrong on that point. And there
>> cannot be any messages about the developers not responding as there are
>> ----- Original Message -----
>> From: "John W. Linville" <linville at tuxdriver.com>
>> To: "CoCoList for Color Computer Enthusiasts" <coco at maltedmedia.com>
>> Sent: Friday, February 05, 2010 6:17 AM
>> Subject: Re: [Coco] I need copies of unmodified OS-9 disk images
>>> On Thu, Feb 04, 2010 at 04:36:50PM -0800, Stephen H. Fischer wrote:
>>>> Perhaps some of the current activities using MESS really do not need
>>>> mess of running them and the high learning curve.
>>>> MESS is a quite different animal.
>>> I really don't understand why MESS continues to receive so much
>>> criticism here. "mess coco3", then ScrollLock to switch back and forth
>>> between keyboard modes and Tab to bring-up the menu (if you are in the
>>> right keyboard mode). The menus seem fairly self-explanatory to me.
>>> Why is this so terrible? Seriously, I don't get it...?
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