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by Alastair
Fri Jul 24, 2020 9:46 pm
Forum: Dragon General
Topic: XRoar 0.36 released
Replies: 28
Views: 2662

Re: XRoar 0.36 released

I've checked the latest 32-bit Windows version of XRoar on 64-bit versions of Windows 7 and 10, and the icon shows up in both instances. Unfortunately I don't have a 64-bit version of XP, nor 32-bit versions of Windows more recent than XP, so I can't do a more thorough test. It could be that 32-bit ...
by Alastair
Wed Jul 22, 2020 11:22 pm
Forum: Dragon General
Topic: XRoar 0.36 released
Replies: 28
Views: 2662

Re: XRoar 0.36 released

Ciaran,
this is just a minor cosmetic issue that you may not wish to fix until a more pressing issue is discovered (should such a thing exist!) but the 32-bit Windows program has lost the Dragon icon. I think that the 0.35 family of XRoar was the last to have the icon.
by Alastair
Mon Jul 20, 2020 11:57 pm
Forum: Dragon Hardware
Topic: Dragon memory map
Replies: 9
Views: 749

Re: Dragon memory map

tjewell wrote: Mon Jul 20, 2020 9:32 am I have some nagging memory that some Cocos have 12v and some don't on the cart port.
I believe the CoCo 1 has 12V, but the later models do not.
by Alastair
Sat Jun 06, 2020 9:16 pm
Forum: Dragon General
Topic: XRoar Windows packaging - good? bad?
Replies: 6
Views: 924

Re: XRoar Windows packaging - good? bad?

I'm happy with the ZIP files, but I've been using XRoar from the very early days and so I am used to copying over the contents of the ZIP file, I suspect most other people using XRoar also fall in that category.

The question is what would someone who has never used XRoar before prefer?
by Alastair
Thu Jun 04, 2020 12:02 am
Forum: Dragon Hardware
Topic: Opening dragon joysticks
Replies: 2
Views: 402

Re: Opening dragon joysticks

I take it you mean the black "paddle" joysticks as shown in http://archive.worldofdragon.org/index.php?title=Joysticks ? As you can see in the pictures, the two sides are glued together. I can remember opening my old joysticks with simple brute force, since I cannot find them at the moment I cannot ...
by Alastair
Fri Apr 03, 2020 10:47 pm
Forum: Dragon General
Topic: Dragon Beta OS-9 disks
Replies: 17
Views: 4318

Re: Dragon Beta OS-9 disks

Pernod70 wrote: Fri Apr 03, 2020 10:42 pm I presume no others are known to exist?
I wouldn't know.
by Alastair
Fri Apr 03, 2020 10:35 pm
Forum: Dragon General
Topic: Dragon Beta OS-9 disks
Replies: 17
Views: 4318

Re: Dragon Beta OS-9 disks

Pernod70 wrote: Thu Apr 02, 2020 7:35 pm I remember seeing some schematics for the keyboard and floppy sections, but can't find them anywhere.
See http://www.dragondata.co.uk/tech/circui ... index.html
(You have to click on the pictures, and not on the text links.)
by Alastair
Sat Feb 29, 2020 10:25 pm
Forum: Uploads
Topic: Dragon 32 Mace Editor/Assembler Manual
Replies: 2
Views: 949

Re: Dragon 32 Mace Editor/Assembler Manual

Thanks Dragon1956.
Dragon1956 wrote: Sat Feb 29, 2020 6:14 pm Also attached is the Motorola MC6809 Instruction Set Summary fold-out that came with it.
I see that this is in DOCX format, if anyone wants it in PDF form it is also available on this forum.

P.S. I can still upload the JPEGs if wanted.
by Alastair
Thu Feb 20, 2020 11:35 pm
Forum: Dragon General
Topic: A next-generation Dragon?
Replies: 24
Views: 4359

Re: A next-generation Dragon?

How about a real OS with a new GUI? The Dragon already has a "real OS" in the shape of NitrOS-9 , any hardware improvements should therefore be of a form that allows the "Dragon II" to use NitrOS-9 Level 2 and Level 3. Would there be a market for such a machine? Back in the 1980s the C64 and ZX Spe...
by Alastair
Sun Feb 16, 2020 11:09 pm
Forum: Dragon General
Topic: Dragon DOS variants
Replies: 2
Views: 1090

Re: Dragon DOS variants

I've been using Pere's DragonDOS 1.3a (see http://archive.worldofdragon.org/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=8&t=5289#p13272) with XRoar for some years now. Obviously for testing purposes this is not comparable with using real hardware, no motor still running issues for starters, but from my limited tests it ...