[Coco] NitrOS-9 V3.3.0 and DriveWire
devries.bob at gmail.com
Wed Mar 31 21:05:08 EDT 2010
My suggestion would be to look for hard-coded device names, like /TERM in
the code. Such things have caused other programmes to fail or refuse to work
in the LII windowing environment.
Regards, Bob Devries
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From: "Robert Gault" <robert.gault at att.net>
To: "CoCoList for Color Computer Enthusiasts" <coco at maltedmedia.com>
Sent: Thursday, April 01, 2010 10:48 AM
Subject: Re: [Coco] NitrOS-9 V3.3.0 and DriveWire
> Willard Goosey wrote:
>> On Tue, Mar 30, 2010 at 08:52:25PM -0400, Bruce W. Calkins wrote:
>>> No, is there an issue with Robot Odyssey under NitrOS-9? At the moment
>>> am making space for the mother-in-law, building chicken coops and making
>>> garden. I'm not sure just when I'll have time to "play."
>> I can't get it to do anything but throw up a black screen and hang.
>> May just be running out of RAM, or there may be deeper issues. I
>> haven't investigated deeply.
> I've just started looking at this game. It uses Level I and has the
> modules RS232 and T1 in the os9boot file. Perhaps T1 is used by Odyssey
> but I'll need to do some testing.
> At the moment, the game as is won't run when started in a vdg screen from
> NitrOS-9 Level I or Level II.
> The game can't be using the bitbanger port or the RS-232 pak so the
> presence of an RS232 module is puzzling.
> The version I have is 1.0 which has an oddball line in the owner's manual
> for starting the game. "If you boot from a separate OS-9 system disk, put
> the Robot Odyssey disk in drive 0 and type CHX /D0/CMDS. Type RUN "ROBOT"
> [ENTER] to start Robot Odyssey."
> Not only is RUN anything not an OS-9 command, but there is no ROBOT file
> in the CMDS directory. The game starts with STARTUP, a file in the CMDS
> directory. Actually the file MENU in the CMDS directory is internally
> named ROBOT. That's what you would see if the module were loaded into
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