From: Baltissen, GJPAA (Ruud) (ruud.baltissen_at_abp.nl)
Date: 2005-03-10 15:44:25
Hallo Marko, > I'm a bit reluctant to list unfinished projects at What is your definition of "finished projects"? :) AFAIK it simulates all commands what can be expected from a simulator. It even simulates M-W and M-R in a way but certainly not M-E. The simulator also is capable of handling DOS-files in 8.3 mode. What is not finished yet is a convertor that enables one using the full capacity of the drive (as in DOS-mode) but using the C= naming convention. CBM-HD is capable of handling the 4030, 4040, 8050, 8250, D16 and DOS. D16 is a 'drive' with 255 tracks with 256 sectors/track. CBM-HD supports subdirectories for all drives. CBM-HD is capable of simulating several devices at the same time, each equiped with two drives. It is possible to use CBM-HD parallel with real CBM drives. Theoretically no monitor or keyboard is needed. Bugs? Most probably. I ran into a strange one just days ago: copying the contents of a real 8050 to CBM-HD the last suddenly reported 'DISK FULL'. In reality over 600 were still free. I still have to investigate that one. The problem I and many others have: lack of time. And that has an impact on how you test and what you test. In case of the above problem: this copy program, provided by Commodore (cannot remeber the name right now), I used to copy the files of dozends of 8250- and 1541/4040-floppies. And never encountered problems so far. But I cannot tell you if the source floppies were almost completely full as this was the case. And in above case it was the very first time I used 8050-images. > Besides, it already mentions completed parallel port based disk > drive emulators for both IEEE-488 and Commodore serial bus. I only see Andre's project using my old IEEE interface. Reading the readme-files doesn't give much info about its capabilities. But it based on Vice..... Hmmmmm, poking 128 to 1020 disables the time-out, could be interesting for me; could mean there is a possibility I could do without my extra hardware :) -- ___ / __|__ / / |_/ Groetjes, Ruud \ \__|_\ \___| URL: Ruud.C64.org =====DISCLAIMER================================================================= De informatie in dit e-mailbericht is vertrouwelijk en uitsluitend bestemd voor de geadresseerde. Wanneer u dit bericht per abuis ontvangt, verzoeken wij u contact op te nemen met de afzender per kerende e-mail. Verder verzoeken wij u in dat geval dit e-mailbericht te vernietigen en de inhoud ervan aan niemand openbaar te maken. Wij aanvaarden geen aansprakelijkheid voor onjuiste, onvolledige dan wel ontijdige overbrenging van de inhoud van een verzonden e-mailbericht, noch voor daarbij overgebrachte virussen. The information contained in this e-mail is confidential and may be privileged. It may be read, copied and used only by the intended recipient. If you have received it in error, please contact the sender immediately by return e-mail; please delete in this case the e-mail and do not disclose its contents to any person. We don't accept liability for any errors, omissions, delays of receipt or viruses in the contents of this message which arise as a result of e-mail transmission. Message was sent through the cbm-hackers mailing list
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