Differences

This shows you the differences between two versions of the page.

Link to this comparison view

Both sides previous revision Previous revision
boards:ecb:scg:start [2018/09/03 08:35]
b1ackmai1er [Notes on Operation]
boards:ecb:scg:start [2018/10/08 06:27] (current)
b1ackmai1er [Notes on Operation]
Line 173: Line 173:
 The SCG board is not intended to be a general purpose terminal controller like the VDU, CVDU, and VGA3 boards. It does not have a keyboard interface and text output is limited to 40 characters per row. So, the typical way to use the board would be to add it to an existing system already running CP/M (RomWBW, UNA, etc.) and then run programs that utilize the graphics and sounds capabilities of the board. The MSX games and programs described below do exactly this. You start your system in normal CP/M, then run the MSX game/​program desired. The SCG board is not intended to be a general purpose terminal controller like the VDU, CVDU, and VGA3 boards. It does not have a keyboard interface and text output is limited to 40 characters per row. So, the typical way to use the board would be to add it to an existing system already running CP/M (RomWBW, UNA, etc.) and then run programs that utilize the graphics and sounds capabilities of the board. The MSX games and programs described below do exactly this. You start your system in normal CP/M, then run the MSX game/​program desired.
  
-Note that RomWBW (v2.8.5 ​and abovedoes provide ​support for text output to this board (assuming you have enabled ​TMS support). The board is accessed as the CRT device, so sending output to CRT: will work. However, it is not possible to read from the CRT: device because the board has no text input capability. It is **not** necessary to have the TMS driver enabled in RomWBW to launch the MSX software – the MSX emulator below includes it's own driver for the board.+RomWBW (v2.8.5+provides ​support for text output to this board when TMS support ​is enabled. The board is accessed as the CRT device, so sending output to CRT: will work. 
 + 
 +<​code>​ 
 +B>PIP CRT:​=A:​TEXTFILE.TXT 
 +</​code>​ 
 + 
 +It is not possible to read from the CRT: device because the board has no text input capability. It is **not** necessary to have the TMS driver enabled in RomWBW to launch the MSX software – the MSX emulator below includes it's own driver for the board. 
 + 
 ==== Test Software ==== ==== Test Software ====
  
boards/ecb/scg/start.txt · Last modified: 2018/10/08 06:27 by b1ackmai1er
Driven by DokuWiki Recent changes RSS feed Valid CSS Valid XHTML 1.0