Re: CoCoNet status
At 10:29 PM 12/6/2008, you wrote:
>Have you tested this with a CoCo 1? Recent tests I've done have led
>me to the conclusion that the CoCo 1 hardware is not capable of
>transmitting 57600 bps through the bit banger port, although it can
>receive data at that speed. My guess is that the opamp used for the
>level translation to +/- 12 volts can't operate that fast. You will
>probably have to lower the transmission speed or specify a CoCo 2 as
>the minimum requirement.
Noted. I have two CoCo 1's I will test on tonight.
Btw, CoCoNet was just ROM'ed 5 minutes ago. The CoCo powers up
CoCoNet READY! The ROM is in an EPROM Pak and no real floppy
controller is connected. Problem is, it's a 27128 16K EPROM, so I'm
not sure if this would work in a CoCo 3.
This involved first CLOADM'ing a single-record version of the DOS
patch which goes into all-RAM mode, patches DOS, executes some init
routines, then I build the DOS overlay version from the Rainbow IDE,
mount that virtual disk from the CoCo 2, copy the overlay.rom from
the virtual disk onto the MPROM floppy disk, etc. etc. it took a
while to figure out how I was going to do this. Now that Disk BASIC
is CoCoNet patched, hopefully the development process will speed up
I realize that in order to produce CoCoNet that it would compete with