[Coco] further adventures with plug'n'power/x10
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Sat Sep 25 10:13:24 EDT 2010
That does ring a bell - I think it was Chris Hawks that wrote that piece of
software now you come to mention it.
----- Original Message -----
From: "John W. Linville" <linville at tuxdriver.com>
To: "CoCoList for Color Computer Enthusiasts" <coco at maltedmedia.com>
Sent: Saturday, September 25, 2010 8:38 AM
Subject: Re: [Coco] further adventures with plug'n'power/x10
On Sat, Sep 25, 2010 at 12:19:53AM -0500, Little John wrote:
> There was a fellow back arounf 1994 or 1995 that wrote a CoCo3 Disk
> Version software that would work with the PNP Controller and a CoCo
> 3 - I can't offhand remember what it was called but I'll start
> digging and see what I can come up with.
I'm pretty sure I have this software somewhere, and I'm fairly certain
I bought it from Chris Hawks at a CoCoFEST! in Elgin.
> I wish the GIME chip
> supported all the semigraphics modes, but I think it only supports
> semigraphics 24. A long time ago, sockmaster had written a program
> (I no longer have it unfortunatly) that duplicated the WIDTH32
> screen on an HSCREEN. I remember it was quite amazing and worked
> with everything I threw at it - so it should, theoretically be
> possible to write a "semigraphics emulator" in a similar fashion and
> then the PNP Cart might be run from RAM under such an emulation.
> SockMaster... are you there - if anyone can do this, I think it
> would be you.
That is a cool idea...the "engine" of such a program might be used
for a tile-mode graphics emulator as well... :-)
John W. Linville Someday the world will need a hero, and you
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