CoCo-Pi & VGM Playing

While not necessarily CoCo specific, CoCo-Pi includes a couple of different Video Game Music Players (VGM). There is a command line one called VGMPlay and a GUI based called Qmmp. You will find some sample VGM files in the /media/share1/vgm folder. If you get a chance, try it out!

How to install and run NitrOS9 EOU with an RTC

A new video has been posted and added to the “Videos” page of this site showing how to download, install and run the latest NitrOS9 EOU (Ease of Use) edition, including setting it to default to RGB, 80 columns, and use a hardware emulated real-time clock (RTC). You’ll want to go to the Utilities and […]

PyDriveWire tutorial video added

A short video, covering the “basics” of using Michael Furmans’ PyDriveWire running on the CoCo-Pi will cover how to insert a disk into a DriveWire drive, how to boot up a CoCo using HDB DOS, making sure the Becker Port is turned “ON” and then loading software and swapping disks.

Latest XRoar WIP package now available for CoCo-Pi (again)!

Perform an “Update CoCo-Pi from git repo” on the Administration (Utilities) Menu and then install the this latest package. Ciaran remains very active with these updates. If they continue at this pace, I may move to a weekly update. 🙂 Thanks again, Ciaran!

Squanchy-BASIC now available on CoCo-Pi

Tim Lindner just released his Squanchy-BASIC project to the community. I pre-compiled it and made it available for the CoCo-Pi. You can find the SQUANCHY.DSK image in the /media/share1/SDC/TLINDNER folder. Tim’s project source is located here: https://github.com/tlindner/Squanchy-BASIC

How to tweak MAME UI/Key mappings

A new video has just been posted to YouTube and is in the play list on the “Videos” page her on the site covering how to tweak the MAME UI to re-map the “PAUSE” key making it not P, and how to custom map a few CoCo-Specific keys within the emulator such as the “Break”, […]

Latest XRoar WIP package now available for CoCo-Pi

https://github.com/mrgw454/CoCo-Pi/commit/2427b724d66bf74b5608c64050731e3ab7a4c6d2 Perform an “Update CoCo-Pi from git repo” on the Administration (Utilities) Menu and then install the this latest package. Thanks, Ciaran!

MAME configuration file help

I recently saw a question about MAME configuration files in the #coco-pi Discord channel and wanted to provide a bit of information about them. I plan to cover more about it in a future video. [QUESTION] “…that mame.ini writeable flag is important. people can tweak with some mame settings without fear because whatever they try […]

CoCo-Pi desktop images

Tired of the same old background on your CoCo-Pi? Wish you had more options? Wish there was one that fit a wide-screen monitor? If the answer to any of these questions is “yes” then we have a small treat for you! A variety of CoCo-Pi desktop images are now available for you to use on […]

CoCo-Pi setup instructions

CoCo-Pi “first boot” setup instructions [section 1 – downloading and copying CoCo-Pi image to SD card] Download CoCo-Pi compressed (zipped) SD card image file.Unzip file when download is complete.Verify MD5 checksum matches the *.img file. If not, you will need to re-download the zip file and verify again until the MD5 checksum matches the *.img […]

 
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