[Blindapple] Making silent Disks Talk?

Byron Stephens bstephens122874 at shaw.ca
Thu Oct 10 10:10:53 EDT 2013

Try textalker.blind from the tt13 disk.
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Kyle" <kyle at gmx.ca>
To: <blindapple at bluegrasspals.com>
Sent: Thursday, October 10, 2013 6:39 AM
Subject: Re: [Blindapple] Making silent Disks Talk?

> Revisiting this one...
> Seems I'm having trouble experimenting with most of the DOS 3.3
> variants. It seems they are storing part of the improved DOS into the
> same location in memory as Textalker, so it would seem impossible to
> make the master disks, or any other disk initialized with these variants
> talk without sacrificing the ability to run most DOS commands. So far,
> I'm having problems with David DOS, Diversi-DOS, which I have read
> should talk and work correctly, and did in 1986, but apparently doesn't
> now, (perhaps I need a specialized textalker) and ES DOS, which is an
> improved version of Pronto DOS, but it freezes whenever the disk is
> accessed while Textalker is running. Most of these variants crash into
> the monitor for something as simple as attempting to catalog a disk. As
> of this post, aside from Apple's original DOS 3.3, I have only been able
> to make Pronto DOS work correctly with Textalker by simply copying it to
> an initialized disk and inserting its brun command into the hello
> program. I have been able to make these modifications to both the Pronto
> Dos master and Samuel E. Scott's alternate Pronto Dos master found on
> Asimov, which appears to be nearly indistinguishable from the 1983
> Pronto Dos master disk. I have also been able to run Textalker on the
> Dos Boss disk, and all Dos Vossed initializations of Pronto Dos appear
> to cause no problems with Textalker.
> If anyone has any suggestions about how I could make some of the other
> variants I mention talk and work correctly, particularly ES DOS, which
> is said to be even faster than Pronto Dos and has a really nice "NARF
> HELLO" launcher program, I would greatly appreciate them. I would
> definitely enjoy being able to run NARF HELLO on a talking disk and add
> programs to its very simple launcher menu.
> ~Kyle
> http://kyle.tk/
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