User interface has been designed specially for this project.
It doesn't use hardware specific or system specific function, to allow easy port.
It can run with Windows, Linux, Mac-OS and many other systems.
2009-05-20 : DCTO8D 2009.05 released
2006-12-10 : DCTO8D v10 released
DCTO8D 2009 should run on every PC with a Pentium II or better processor, an audio adapter and a decent video adapter.
It is compatible with Linux, Windows and every operating system compatible with SDL. It also runs on other platforms.
The list of compatible systems will be added here, depending on the user's feedback.
Create a new folder and name it dcto9d (or any other name you like).
All emulator commands are done through menu bar at the top of the program main window.
Click [?] button on the right of the menu bar.
Click [Options] button on the right of the menu bar, and select Settings...
The buttons on the right of each parameter can be used to change the value.
[Restore default values] button initializes all the values.
Increasing the number of frames per second dramatically increases resource usage.
With a slow computer, when audio output is poor, you need to decrease frames/s until you get good sound.
Click [Options] button on the right of the menu bar, and select Keyboard...
Key codes depend on operating system and keyboard type. It is not possible to recognize every configuration.
Default in dcto8d is a standard French keyboard with Windows XP or Linux. For other configurations the keyboard layout must be redefined.
It is a straightforward process : each TO8D key is emulated with one key of the actual keyboard.
Type a key on the keyboard. Matching TO8D key is shown. If not correct, click the corresponding TO8D key picture.
Repeat this process for each of the 84 TO8D keys. Then you should save the customized keyboard layout, and it will be used each time you will run DCTO8D.
Click [Options] button on the right of the menu bar, and select Joysticks...
Joysticks are emulated with the numeric keypad. For each joystick, four keys have to be choosen for directions and one for fire.
Process is exactly the same as for keyboard layout. Please note that the same key can be used for both TO8D keyboard and TO8D joystick emulation.
Make your choice to avoid mix-up when running a program testing both keyboard and joysticks.
Load tape, disk or MEMO7 cartridge
Click [k7], or [fd], or [memo] button in the status bar.
A popup menu shows a list of folders and files.
You can click [unload] to unload currently loaded file,
or [next...] or [back to first...] when these lines are displayed.
You can browse folders by clicking lines with a folder icon at the beginning.
Finally you can click a file name to load a k7, disk or cartridge image.
Be sure it is a correct image file, compatible with the TO8D.
Look at the 'TO8D Guide' (in French), at dcmoto Documentation page.