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Coleco Adam: Error in E.O.S. Programmers Manual

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Good find! I wonder if an error similar to that happened when Atarisoft programmed Defender.

 

Defender only works right on a CV with standard controllers. If you use anything else the controls are messed up. That includes connecting a Roller Controller, Super Action controller, 3rd party controller, or Expansion Module #3 ADAM (or standalone ADAM).

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Good find! I wonder if an error similar to that happened when Atarisoft programmed Defender.

 

Defender only works right on a CV with standard controllers. If you use anything else the controls are messed up. That includes connecting a Roller Controller, Super Action controller, 3rd party controller, or Expansion Module #3 ADAM (or standalone ADAM).

 

I'm not sure how OS 7 handles the controller (if it is different than EOS) but I don't think it would be the same case. Hardware wise they (CV and Adam) are the same at the controller level, the controller is on the CV board.

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I believe that is also the explanation why in Smart Basic, all the pdl() functions return the 2nd controller data before the first one (0,2,4,6,8,10,12,14 are for controller #2 while 1,3,5,7,9,11,13,15 are for controller #1). The Smart Basic function eventually calls that EOS subroutine to get all the joystick data.

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I believe that is also the explanation why in Smart Basic, all the pdl() functions return the 2nd controller data before the first one (0,2,4,6,8,10,12,14 are for controller #2 while 1,3,5,7,9,11,13,15 are for controller #1). The Smart Basic function eventually calls that EOS subroutine to get all the joystick data.

You are correct

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You know what would really be awesome is if someone added the corrections and posted the new version.

 

Or better yet post the old version.

Don't be shy... make the corrections and post away.

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