NitrOS9 V3.3.0 for DragonDos and Drivewire

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KenH
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NitrOS9 V3.3.0 for DragonDos and Drivewire

Post by KenH » Sat Oct 18, 2014 7:40 pm

My collection of NitrOS9 V3.3.0 (the latest version) for the Dragon 64:

Dragon Dos
nos9v303_d64_40d_1.dsk
NitrOS9 DragonDos disk 1 (51X24)
(360 KiB) Downloaded 88 times
nos9v303_d64_40d_2.dsk
NitrOS9 DragonDos disk 2
(360 KiB) Downloaded 89 times
DriveWire
nos9v303_d64COVDG_dw.dsk
NitrOS9 for DriveWire (32X24)
(457.75 KiB) Downloaded 94 times
Image
nos9v303_d64COHR_dw.dsk
NitrOS9 for DriveWire (51X24)
(458.5 KiB) Downloaded 96 times
Image

Becker Port (DriveWire for emulators)
nos9v303_d64COVDG_becker.dsk
NitrOS9 for XRoar-Becker Port (32X24)
(457.75 KiB) Downloaded 88 times
nos9v303_d64COHR_becker.dsk
NitrOS9 for XRoar-Becker Port (51X24)
(458.25 KiB) Downloaded 95 times
DriveWire with CRT9128 WordPak 80X24 board
nos9v303_d64CO80_dw.dsk
NitrOS9 for DriveWire with WordPak (80X24)
(522.25 KiB) Downloaded 87 times
Image

pser1
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Re: NitrOS9 V3.3.0 for DragonDos and Drivewire

Post by pser1 » Sat Oct 18, 2014 10:13 pm

Hi Ken!
thanks for this recopilation (and recompilation too)
It is a great collection.

Hope to be able to make some tests tomorrow despite there is quite a lot to play with ;-)
I will let you know

cheers
pere

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Re: NitrOS9 V3.3.0 for DragonDos and Drivewire

Post by fridgemagnet » Wed Mar 25, 2015 2:02 pm

Question for Ken maybe... I was looking to have a play customising some Nitros-OS9 builds for the Dragon. Thus far I've checked out the repro using HG and built the Dragon & CoCo1 disk images. They all build ok but whilst the coco1 creates "native", drivewire & becker-drivewire disk images, the D64 one only appears to create the "native" version. So I was wondering how you went about created the drivewire enabled versions since that would (probably) be my starting point.

Thanks,

Jon.

KenH
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Re: NitrOS9 V3.3.0 for DragonDos and Drivewire

Post by KenH » Wed Mar 25, 2015 7:32 pm

I used the CoCo2 build, with

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PORT = d64
in port.mak to get the Dragon keyboard layout.
Hence the CoCo disk controller drivers.

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Re: NitrOS9 V3.3.0 for DragonDos and Drivewire

Post by fridgemagnet » Wed Mar 25, 2015 8:26 pm

Thanks Ken, I will have a play and see what I can break...

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Re: NitrOS9 V3.3.0 for DragonDos and Drivewire

Post by fridgemagnet » Fri Apr 03, 2015 3:55 pm

This is my hacked together build of a Drivewire enabled NitrosOS9 build for a D64 which pulls in the Dragon disk controller rather than the CoCo one. This is useful for transferring individual files (as opposed to making complete disk copies) from/to floppy disks and Drivewire. Thanks to Ken for pointing me in the right direction for his original ports.
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nos96809l1v030300d64_dw.zip
(184.45 KiB) Downloaded 76 times

pser1
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Re: NitrOS9 V3.3.0 for DragonDos and Drivewire

Post by pser1 » Sat Jun 13, 2015 11:57 am

Hi Jon,

I have tested this file today, it works great!
I can easily access my two floppies with /D0 and /D1
The only 'con' is that this disk was not thought to work extensively with it and so, it works in text mode ...
Besides, I have not found those old commands to change mode (go40, go51, go32)

My OS-9 / NitrOS-9 knowledge is sooo basic that I would need to read the whole programmer's manual
to be able to make the smallest mod in these kind of files ... sorry.

cheers
pere

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Re: NitrOS9 V3.3.0 for DragonDos and Drivewire

Post by fridgemagnet » Sun Jul 12, 2015 5:21 pm

Hi Pere,

Not sure what you mean by:
pser1 wrote: The only 'con' is that this disk was not thought to work extensively with it and so, it works in text mode ...
I didn't bother enabling the 51 column display mode for this build because it didn't seem that important when my primary aim was to just copy disks and that 6K of RAM would be put to better use as a disk buffer...

From memory, those "go51" type commands are best avoided because the 6K of graphics memory it allocates effectively fragments the memory leaving not a lot of room left to do anything.

Rgs,

Jon.

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Re: NitrOS9 V3.3.0 for DragonDos and Drivewire

Post by pser1 » Sun Jul 12, 2015 6:40 pm

Alright,
that explains why it works in mode 32.

cheers
pere

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