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something new (quiz)

Post by tormod » Sat Sep 09, 2017 10:40 pm

I am brewing on something new to display on this year's VCF. To stir your curiosity, I will progressively drop some screenshots...
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The hissing of the summer lawns? Is that a smiling green python snake on green grass? Or can something else be hidden in wonderful 6847 scenery?

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Re: something new (quiz)

Post by Bosco » Sun Sep 10, 2017 11:04 am

I'm intrigued Tormod. :)

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Re: something new (quiz)

Post by tormod » Tue Sep 12, 2017 11:06 pm

I hate to disappoint everyone but it is not a new, cool snake game... It was just luck and circumstances/side effects added some colourful dithering to the display. Here the cleaned, boring fixup. So it looks like some cryptic strings appearing...
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Re: something new (quiz)

Post by pser1 » Wed Sep 13, 2017 11:21 am

Hi Tormod,
any extra hint about that?
To me it seems something like a list of the contents of a config file, might be OS-9 or like that, but coming from you I will suspect it is Fuzix related
I read the 1773 controller chip for the CoCo machines but you know I am not too OS-9 / NitrOS-9 inclined.
X1-X2-X3 seem to be 'external' drives (maybe drivewire?)
Waiting for next chapter info

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Re: something new (quiz)

Post by tormod » Wed Sep 13, 2017 6:36 pm

Just a little hint to why it appears so cryptic :) 6847

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Re: something new (quiz)

Post by sixxie » Wed Sep 13, 2017 9:58 pm

Definitely on to something with OS-9 there. Too many descriptor names to be a coincidence...

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Re: something new (quiz)

Post by pser1 » Wed Sep 13, 2017 11:10 pm

well it seems to be something like this ...

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KREL Boot Krn tb0
               bKrP2 IOMan Init RBF r
bdw dwio X1 X2 X3 DD rb1773 D0 D
1 D2 SCF KeyDrv JoyDrv SndDrv VT
IO CoVDG Term PipeMan Piper Pipe
 Clock Clock2 i2xo
The efect due to the screen being POKEd or stored values instead of Printing ASCII, I hope
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Re: something new (quiz)

Post by tormod » Wed Sep 13, 2017 11:16 pm

You're good! Indeed it was a missing ASCII->6847 conversion. With all in upper case, and including the header since, yes, it is NitrOS-9 :)
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Re: something new (quiz)

Post by tormod » Thu Sep 14, 2017 7:46 pm

I admit you have to be far into OS-9/NitrOS-9 to spot anything new in that boot screen. Here is the banner page.
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Re: something new (quiz)

Post by sixxie » Thu Sep 14, 2017 8:26 pm

Nice. Taking it to the next stage. Evenly balanced for a second time. Etc.

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