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  1. Extract from RXB thread: Hello Rich, QMC2 is not within my responsibility, and I cannot fully elaborate on its usage. What I can say, though: The system you want to start (TI-99/4A) is on the very left. Your video looks as if you clipped the left edge. Only consider the systems without a "D" in the blue disk. D means device, but don't ask me why QMC2 offers to start sub-devices. For you, "TI-99/4A Home Computer" should be the correct choice. Right-click and choose "To favorites". There is a tab "Favorites" so you don't have to look for it next time. You can directly start the emulation by right-click on the favorite and "Play". However, you usually want to start up with cartridges or disks inserted. So you should define one or more suitable configurations. Look at the right half of the window. There is a row of tabs. One of them reads "devices". Enter a name for your configuration, like "Config 1". Once you type into the field, the "save" button on the very right becomes active. Choose the sub-tab "Device mappings". You can use the buttons to open a file chooser. For example, to launch RXB you should insert the path to the RXB RPK file in the "cartridge" line. Go to the next sub-tab "slot options". In slot 8 you should now insert a disk controller. I recommend the HFDC controller. You can select further peripheral cards in the other slots. Save the configuration. The name of the new configuration should show up in the "Stored device configurations" field. You can now launch the emulation by double click on the configuration name. Always keep in mind that if you want to swap disks or change cartridges you should use the OSD menu that you activate by first changing to partial keyboard mode, then press TAB. QMC2 is only used on startup; it cannot replace the internal menu system. ----------------------------------------------------- With much help from another member of this forum about a year ago I set 4 configurations of MESS. Two configurations under each of TI-99/4A Home Computer and two configurations under TI-99/4A EVPC. The difference between each of the two configurations is that one uses HSGPL and the other does not. All use a HRD configuration. I would like to restrict comments under this thread to those that use QMC2. I have set up Mess on an Acer 32 bit NetBook running Windows 7 Starter version. I am not an expert on using QMC2 but I would like to share some comments on the comments quoted above. 1 - In the MESS folder there is a sub-folder called nvram which is updated whenever you exit MESS. It is prudent to make a copy of the contents of nvram. 2 - I have never used the 'file chooser' tab because I could not understand how it worked. Instead each line under "device mapping' has two buttons on the far right. One button clears the field while the other allows you to go directly to the folders containing cartridges or disks files. 3 - It may be a personal preference but I usually first select the slot options, then I access the various options or switches when the TAB key is pressed. Finally, I fill in the various cartridge and disk selections. 4 - MESS does not send data directly to a printer when you select a slot option of tirs232. you must send this data to a notebook file and print it out after you exit MESS. 5 - If you decide to set up a ram disk you need only one because this ram disk file can contain a large number of directories. 6 - Finally the OSD menu results only in a temporary changes while you are running MESS. Permanent changes are made by using QMC2. Remember that you can make different configurations under each computer (standard TI-99/4A or 80 column EVPC configuration). Please offer your own suggestions to implement problems raised and raise your own problems. Try and limit your comments to using QMC2. Jacques
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