04/08/07: Well I’m porting old Dragon games to the Coco Platform. by briza, | Category: CoCo Clones | 4 comments - (Comments are closed)

Well I’m porting old Dragon games to the Coco Platform.

8) Hi Fellow Coconuts.

Well at the moment I’m working with 2 other coco users to port over some of the Dragon games. So far I have managed to get over 9 games. 6 work perfectly so far. The other 3 will need to be patched to except coco keyboard matrixs. Thanks to Sixxie who sent me a better list of the different hardware structure and hardware addresses will surely make it easier to patch keyboards.
But it would be good if maybe a couple more people would lend a hand in helping port the games over.
So far Curtis and Sixxie have lent a hand. And Robert Gault lends a hand when a game is being a bit too hard to get across to a disk image.

laters

Briza

4 comments to Well I’m porting old Dragon games to the Coco Platform.

  • Yetigalopant

    Hello
    I own a Dragon light pen with the software on cassette. But when I cload the software, the code is wrong since the instructions are not correct. For example, PRINT command could be replaced by GOTO for example. Does anyone has a correspondance sheet? (I mean does someone knows which COCO command equals which DRAGON command)
    Thanks
    Ed the Yeti

  • mrnukem

    If it’s just a matter of running a utility to port it over I will lend a hand. If it takes programming skill I am lacking in that area. Let me know

    email me at dml_68 @ yahoo . com

  • Briza

    Hello
    I own a Dragon light pen with the software on cassette. But when I cload the software, the code is wrong since the instructions are not correct. For example, PRINT command could be replaced by GOTO for example. Does anyone has a correspondance sheet? (I mean does someone knows which COCO command equals which DRAGON command)
    Thanks
    Ed the Yeti

    Hi Ed.

    The reason the Basic listing when loaded up in the coco comes out so wierd is that the basic commands in Dragon Basic use different token addresses. The only way you can get that program to load up in the coco is, 1st re-save the program in the Dragon as a Ascii file.
    Or If you like I’ll take a look in the Dragon archives and see if it is already up for download in their website. If it is. I will download it and make a Ascii file of it, then re-save it on the coco. And send you a copy in a email.

    laters

    Briza

  • RetroRick

    Actually, it’s possible to write a utility that will change the Dragon tokenizing into ASCII form for you, without need of an emulator. I did have a file that did something like this, and it was called “TRS80-to-PC”. I’ll have to unearth a copy of it from whatever CD I put it on, but with a list of the tokenizing information for Dragon BASIC, I could manage to write such a utility myself.

    Whatsmore, with the help of FreeBASIC, this utility can be re-compiled into versions that will run in Windows, DOS, Linux, and even the Mac OS. It’s fully compatible with most QuickBASIC code.