[Coco] Question about DriveWire 4 and MESS
aawolfe at gmail.com
Thu Mar 3 12:54:15 EST 2011
On Thu, Mar 3, 2011 at 12:42 PM, Rick Taylor <coder32768 at gmail.com> wrote:
> I think I'm going to give this a shot under linux, it seems the easier route.
> Another question:
> I am also trying to get the physical CoCo I have (as well as the
> virtual CoCo under MESS) to talk to the PC. I *think* I have this
> cable right, but I am getting where I do a DIR 0 and it waits a second
> or so and then returns an ?IO Error.
> I think the cable is correct because the last time I fooled with this,
> (which has been a little while), I seem to remember being able to have
> the OS/9 shell up and running on the serial port and access it from
> the PC. I'm going to verify this. But I'm wondering if the cable is
> too long for higher speeds - it's about 6 feet long. I read somewhere
> that 11 inches was more ideal. Thoughts?
> Also I'd be willing to pay money for a known good drivewire cable and
> a cassette cable. I'm not good at building such things, unfortunately.
I think both cloud9 and roger sell the cables. I've used 6 foot long
cables (and much longer) with Drivewire without any trouble. With an
IO error with DIR, every time, I'd suspect other issues first. If you
are using DW4, turn logging to ALL and you'll get very helpful
diagnostic info in the log.
> On Thu, Mar 3, 2011 at 9:21 AM, Aaron Wolfe <aawolfe at gmail.com> wrote:
>> On Thu, Mar 3, 2011 at 3:06 AM, Rick Taylor <coder32768 at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> Hi all,
>>> I am trying to get Drivewire 4 working, both in an emulator (MESS or
>>> VCC, either will do), and I'm running into problems.
>>> I have downloaded the latest version of MESS from here
>>> and I have the latest version of drivewire 4 (the beta) from here
>>> I have MESS booting up from the coco3 and DECB1.1 roms, and when I
>>> boot (ie, type "DOS" from within DECB) from the sdlmess_dwboot.os9
>>> image, it comes up to the 'development build/not for distribution'
>>> initial screen for NitrOS-9, and then hangs, no prompt.
>>> One of the reasons why is because I have not applied the
>>> sdlmess-coco-dwsck-ffe0.patch file to MESS. I am running under
>>> windows, and have my choice of XP, Vista, or Win7(64 bit) -- this
>>> machine boots to a couple of different images.
>>> So here's my question: Under Windows, how the heck do you apply the
>>> patch file? There is no patch.exe in the MESS distribution that I can
>>> find. Do I go get a copy of MAME or something? Or do I just put it
>>> somewhere special?
>> It's been a while, but IIRC the patch works fine on Windows, however
>> since Windows doesn't generally include tools like patch, I think I
>> just applied it by hand. It isn't very many changes to make. You
>> will want to use version 0136 unless you like figuring things out a
>> Tim Lindner created another alternative which maps the emulated
>> bitbanger to a socket, this was supposed to be accepted into the
>> mainline MESS at one point and so would be available in prebuilt
>> binaries. Not sure where that got stalled at, it does work and it's
>> pretty slick.
>> In either case, you will have to use DW4. Drivewire 3 does not
>> support using TCP sockets as the communications device, which both of
>> these patches require.
>>> Thanks in advance!
>>> -- Rick
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