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IFF/SND files

90413 23-OCT 04:22 General Information
IFF/SND files
From: DGANTZ To: BOISY

Is there any way you or your fellow MM/1′ers could come up with a CoCo II/III
player for the MM/1 IFF/SND sound files? I, as well as many CoCo users, fell
left out because we simply cannot afford MM/1′s or any major upgrades in
hardware.
Thanx
Dave

PS. If the answer is yes, it would be nice if there was a RSDos version
as well as OS9.

5 comments to IFF/SND files

  • pucc_unknown

    90414 23-OCT 10:15 General Information
    RE: IFF/SND files (Re: Msg 90413)
    From: BOISY To: DGANTZ (NR)

    Sorry you feel left out, but I left the CoCo a while back. If you want
    the software, you should really consider upgrading to an OSK machine.

    There’s a new OSK machine that is really affordable now, BTW. It’s
    from Wittman Computer Products, based on a 68306 and has an IDE
    interface, floppy interface, 4 PC ISA slots, and is only $400. All
    you need to add is a case and power supply, a floppy drive and a
    hard drive. You can then add a graphics card in one of the PC slots to
    run an OS-9 windowing system.

    Bill Wittman’s address is WW2150 [at] ACSPR1 [dot] acs [dot] brockport [dot] edu

    I suggest an MM/1, but if cost is really a factor, this might be a good
    entry level OSK machine.

  • pucc_unknown

    90451 25-OCT 21:32 General Information
    RE: IFF/SND files (Re: Msg 90413)
    From: MMCCLELLAND To: DGANTZ (NR)

    If you really want to play IFF/SND files on the CoCo, it can be done with
    the “Play” command here in this database. I have successfully played both types
    of
    files with it. However, it does require that you set the type and sampling rate
    of the file or it will error out. With a little luck and patience, it will work.

    P.S., I just transfered a sound file from Doom on my PC over to my CoCo! It
    sounds as good on the CoCo as it does with the Sound Blaster!
    -=Mark=-

  • pucc_unknown

    90516 31-OCT 03:14 General Information
    RE: IFF/SND files (Re: Msg 90451)
    From: DGANTZ To: MMCCLELLAND (NR)

    Let me see if I understand Mark. Are you saying that the IFF and SND sound
    files follow the

  • pucc_unknown

    90437 24-OCT 05:42 General Information
    RE: IFF/SND files (Re: Msg 90414)
    From: EDELMAR To: BOISY

    Boisy,

    > There’s a new OSK machine that is really affordable now, BTW. …

    I believe that announcement may be somewhat incomplete and misleading.

    Bill Wittman has committed to Kreider to sell his boards. We (Delmar)
    have also been talking to Kreider re his board but are waiting to receive
    the first board for evaluation. We will be offering it if -

    1) it works properly.
    2) we think there is a market for it.

    > You can then add a graphics card in one of the PC slots to run an
    > OS-9 windowing system.

    Maybe. It will depend on the gfx card. Kreider intends to have MGR
    ported to it. MGR will be the public domain, unsupported version.
    Bringing MGR into the personal market place will simply add another windowing
    system. What software, etc. will be written and made available for it?

    According to the last conversation I had with him, they hadn’t made a
    final selection of the gfx card. I will probably do a port of G-WINDOWS for
    it regardless of whether I sell the machine or not. But, it will be
    only for cards using the TSENG LABS ET-4000(xx) chip set. Also, I don’t
    know whether he will write a driver for a video card to permit it to
    run in the native mode (without a windowing package). I understand a
    port of K-Windows is also planned but this will be a major effort. I
    suspect availability will fall into the same category as the ports of
    K-Windows for the SYSTEMs IV & V.

    Ed Gresick – DELMAR CO

  • pucc_unknown

    90515 31-OCT 03:12 General Information
    RE: IFF/SND files (Re: Msg 90414)
    From: DGANTZ To: BOISY

    Thanx for the reply. I can’t afford even the base $400 for the OSK machine.
    Not to mention, making an attempt to sell my CoCo 3 system. I’m not about

    conditions that might even put the MM/1 under and would definitely put the IBM
    under. Besides that, why should I fix that which need not be fixed. Would
    you and/or your group consider releasing the source code for IFF/SND files
    to someone still of the CoCo III group for conversion? Or maybe provide
    the important clues to develope our own?

    Thanx again
    Dave