Re: [stella] problems running 7800ctrl under windows XP

Subject: Re: [stella] problems running 7800ctrl under windows XP
From: Albert Yarusso <albert@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Sat, 13 Dec 2003 22:49:54 -0600
I never had good luck using 7800ctrl under Windows 2000, which is essentially the same as XP under the hood. 7800ctrl needs direct access to the parallel or serial port (depending on how you have your 7800 hooked up) and generally DOS apps won't be able to access those ports. There are drivers that you can install in 2000/XP that will allow direct hardware access, but I've sometimes had problems using them as well.

My solution was to just setup a dual-boot system where I can boot up Windows 98 as needed to use DOS software like 7800ctrl. I have also created a DOS boot disk to do the same, and that works well (had to do this on a laptop with Windows 2000 installed).

It would be nice if there was a Windows version of 7800ctrl. :)

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On Dec 13, 2003, at 10:31 PM, Adam Wozniak wrote:

Any known problems running 7800ctrl under Windows XP?

It worked for me under WinME, then I upgraded OSes to WinXP, and now
I cannot seem to get it to work. Yes, I do have administrator priveleges.

Any known issues?

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