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COCO 3 PATCH

41778 8JUN88-2154 General Information
COCO 3 PATCH
From: NORLAM1 To: ALL

DOES ANYONE KNOW OF A PATCH FOR
THE PROGRAM “DISK UTILITY, VERSION 2.1
FOR THE COCO 3? I HAVE A FRIEND
WHO WON’T USE HIS COCO 3 TIL HE
FINDS A PATCH.
P.S. WOULD LIKE TO HAVE A PENPAL FROM
DENVER, CO.
THANX. NORLAM1

2 comments to COCO 3 PATCH

  • pucc_unknown

    41791 9JUN88-0055 General Information
    RE: COCO 3 PATCH (Re: Msg 41778)
    From: MARTYGOODMAN To: NORLAM1

    The current version of Disk Utility works on a CoCo 3. I personally
    did the patch for it. (there is one flaw.. the LOAD command
    no longer works properly… but that is minor).

    Spectrum Projects before they left the CoCo market sold the CoCo 3
    capable version. Microcom may now sell it.

    I personally have no record of the patch I made, and do not
    have the time to do it all over again. Anyway, the patch would
    be difficult considering the fashion in which Disk Utility
    was stored on the disk.

    Any assembly language programmer can fix it, give about an hour
    or two of time: All you need do is look for memory test code
    that writes over $FE00 thru $FEFF. There are about 3 places
    where the top limit of such operations has to changed… lowered
    to $FDFF from $FEFF, or from $FF00 to$FE00… one or the other.

    —marty

  • pucc_unknown

    42148 17JUN88-1639 General Information
    RE: COCO 3 PATCH (Re: Msg 41791)
    From: NORLAM1 To: MARTYGOODMAN

    THANKS, FOR THE MESSAGE, NOT VERY GOOD
    AT PATCHING THINGS UP, BUT WILL
    TAKE A LOOK.

    THANKS AGAIN…