'Parallax Emulator under OS/2?'
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>PSIM has lots of trouble under os/2. It almost always crashes for some
>reason. Is this only me? Hope it is.
I dunno: I haven't gotten far enough to crash yet ;-)
I'm really surprised to see this kind of flakiness, though: it's clear that
there's a lot of thought and talent behind the Parallax designs, and they put a
lot of work into things like documentation and the "app notes" that most of
their competition does poorly, if at all. You just don't expect to see a produ
with that kind of support have diagnostics that simply say "ERROR", beep,
and give up.
I went through the Parallax BBS last night, and found little help or
encouragement. I found someone who'd had problems with another product
(the Stamp downloader) who'd solved them by enabling access to the hardware
timer, but that didn't help.
Worse, I downloaded a "diagnostic" routine for the ClearView that says it
failed verifying that memory had been cleared. No indication of where, alas:
it just said "ERROR" instead of "OK". It runs the tiny sample programs I've
tried okay, but I'm worried that there's a bad RAM chip or something that'll
screw up a schedule that's already impossibly tight.
Interestingly, I put my serial line monitor on the CV to see if I could spot th
problem, and it complained incessantly about framing errors at every baud
rate I tried. I wonder if they're running a non-standard rate...
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