User interface has been designed specially for this project.
It doesn't use hardware specific or system specific function, to allow easy port.
It can run with Windows, Linux, Mac-OS and many other systems.
DCTO9P should run on every PC with a Pentium II or better processor, with an audio adapter, a decent video adapter, running Windows or Linux 1998 or newer release. It also runs on other platforms. The list of compatible systems will be added here, depending on the users feedback.
Tested with :
To be tested with :
Create a new folder and name it dcto9p (or any other name you like).
Compile DCTO9P, depending on your operating system (not required with Windows).
/software subfolder contains TO9+ tape images (.k7 extension), disk images (.fd extension) and MEMO7 cartridge images (.rom extension). You can add your own files (look also at dcmoto collection).
Dcto9p.exe executable file comes with dcto9p. It doesn't need to be compiled. Just double-click the dcto9p.exe filename to run dcto9p. A shortcut may be added to the Desktop or to the Task Bar. Please note : SDL and SDL_ttf libraries must be installed. SDL.dll and SDL_ttf.dll files may be stored in dcto9p folder, or in any other folder searched for executable programs, ie c:/windows/system32.
After SDL and SDL_ttf development library installation, compile dcto9p with the makefile coming with the distribution. Open a terminal in dcto9p folder and execute a 'make' command.
To be continued...
2007-12-29 : Version 11.0 released
Start dcto9p with the suitable command, depending on your operating system. With Windows, for instance, you can double-click dcto9p.exe filename or use a shortcut.
All emulator commands are done through menu bar at the top of the program main window.
Click [?] button on the right of the menu bar.
Click [Options] button on the right of the menu bar, and select Settings...
The buttons on the right of each parameter can be used to change the value.
[Restore default values] button initializes all the values.
Increasing display speed and processor speed dramatically increases resource usage. With a slow computer, when audio output is poor, you need to decrease display speed until you get good sound.
Click [Options] button on the right of the menu bar, and select Keyboard...
Key codes depend on operating system and keyboard type.
It is not possible recognize every configuration. Default in dcto9p is a standard French keyboard with Windows XP or Linux. For other configurations the keyboard layout must be redefined. It is a straightforward process : each TO9+ key is emulated with one key of the actual keyboard. Type a key on the keyboard. Matching TO9+ key is shown. If not correct, click the corresponding TO9+ key picture. Repeat this process for each of the 84 TO9+ keys. Then you should save the customized keyboard layout, and it will be used each time you will run DCTO9P.
Click [Options] button on the right of the menu bar, and select Joysticks...
Joysticks are emulated with the keyboard (use preferably the numeric keypad). For each joystick, four keys have to be choosen for directions and one for fire. Process is exactly the same as for keyboard layout. Please note that the same key can be used for both TO9+ keyboard and TO9+ joystick emulation. Make your choice to avoid mix-up when running a program testing both keyboard and joysticks.
Load tape, disk or MEMO7 cartridge
Click [k7], or [fd], or [memo] button of the menu bar...
Using [k7] button, tape images (.k7 files in software subfolder) are listed in a clickable menu. Click the file name to load the tape. You can also click [unload] to unload the tape, and [next...] or [back to the beginning] if these lines are displayed. Same usage for [fd] buton with disk images (.fd files in software subfolder), and for [memo] button with MEMO7 images (.rom files in software subfolder). Don't forget to check settings for tape and disk write protection. To make an empty tape or disk, create an empty file in software subfolder, and name it with .k7 or .fd extension. Please not that you cannot use a new disk before formating it with Basic 512 DSKINI command.
Look at the 'Guide du TO9+' (in French), at dcmoto Documentation page.