[Coco] Hires mouse emulation in VCC
aawolfe at gmail.com
Wed Jan 20 19:04:08 EST 2010
Look in Miscellaneous, "Use New UI". The new UI is what provides the
menus, probably not checked.
On Wed, Jan 20, 2010 at 7:00 PM, Bob Devries <devries.bob at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi Aaron,
> When I start a MESS emulation (Coco3 NTSC), it starts up the Coco in window.
> I lose the mouse pointer, but ALT-TAB does bring that back, albeit leaving
> an @ character on the coco screen :)
> In Default Game Properties, Controllers Tab, the option 'Enable mouse input'
> is unticked.
> In 'controller mapping' the mouse device points to the Mouse.
> As per Robert Gault's suggestion, Sleep when possible and Multi-threaded
> rendering are ticked.
> I get no menu bar in version 0.136B, but I do in Version 0.110. Is that
> correct? Did they remove the menus in this version?
> Regards, Bob Devries
> Besides a mathematical inclination, an exceptionally good mastery of one's
> native tongue is the most vital asset of a competent programmer.
> Edsger W.Dijkstra, 18 June 1975
> ----- Original Message ----- From: "Aaron Wolfe" <aawolfe at gmail.com>
> To: "CoCoList for Color Computer Enthusiasts" <coco at maltedmedia.com>
> Sent: Thursday, January 21, 2010 10:49 AM
> Subject: Re: [Coco] Hires mouse emulation in VCC
>> Besides not being able to use mouse or exit, does the emulator run,
>> i.e. do you see a Coco?
>> This sort of happens in a default configuration I think..Try ALT-Tab
>> to switch away. The mouse problem can normally be solved by telling
>> MESS not to use the mouse: if you're using MESSUI then go into
>> properties for the system and under Controllers, uncheck "Enable mouse
>> input". Also check that mouse is not selected for any of the inputs
>> on the Controller Mapping page (other than Mouse device).
>> Video problems can be worked out usually on the Display page. "Run in
>> a window" and unchecking "Start out maximized" might make a
>> difference. The various Videomode settings also might give better
>> results (or worse).
>> One of the best things about MESS is the huge number of options
>> available, but this can also be a problem when you aren't familiar
>> with what they do. I'd bet you can solve some or all of the issues
>> you have by tweaking things.
>> Good luck, let us know how it goes and maybe we can figure out any
>> remaining issues.
>> On Wed, Jan 20, 2010 at 3:25 PM, Bob Devries <devries.bob at gmail.com>
>>> Actually, it was me who can't run MESS on his laptop.
>>> I checked the settings you mentioned, Robert, but there's no difference.
>>> When I start the emulation, I lose my mouse pointer altogether, and MESS
>>> does not respond to *any* Function-keys at all. The only way to quit the
>>> emulations is the three finger slaute (CTRL-ALT-DEL).
>>> This laptop is an Acer Aspire 5315. It has an Intel Celeron 550 processor
>>> 2GHz and 1GB memory, running WinXP SP2.
>>> Besides a mathematical inclination, an exceptionally good mastery of
>>> native tongue is the most vital asset of a competent programmer.
>>> Edsger W.Dijkstra, 18 June 1975
>>> ----- Original Message ----- From: "Robert Gault"
>>> <robert.gault at worldnet.att.net>
>>> To: "CoCoList for Color Computer Enthusiasts" <coco at maltedmedia.com>
>>> Sent: Wednesday, January 20, 2010 9:27 PM
>>> Subject: Re: [Coco] Hires mouse emulation in VCC
>>>> Wayne Campbell wrote:
>>>>> I have been using MESS on my laptop because I can't get VCC to run on
>>>>> it. The biggest problem I see with MESS is lack of information on how
>>>>> configure it for a given system, when you know nothing about what needs
>>>>> to be set, or how.
>>>>> It makes my laptop run warm, and there is visible hesitation in other
>>>>> apps, no matter what they are. I have looked through the documentation,
>>>>> and if you are experienced enough in all of the areas concerned to
>>>>> understand it, you can configure it. Otherwise, you cannot. It would be
>>>>> nice if someone could come up with a configuration tutorial that walked
>>>>> the novice through the process.
>>>> Have you gone through the on screen Help available with MESS? There are
>>>> specific instructions that ought to help with your laptop. Look at and
>>>> sleep when possible, multi-thread rendering, thread priority.
>>>> These are all adjustable and should reduce the amount of CPU time
>>>> allocated to MESS.
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