Re: Remote control of a PET

From: Ethan Dicks (
Date: 2008-03-06 17:45:32

On Thu, Mar 6, 2008 at 4:26 PM, B Degnan <> wrote:
>  I know that Larry Anderson demoed at VCF 9 two PETs hooked up via a
>  parallel cable and adapter I believe for use in a game.  The game involved
>  a split screen view on both systems, with views of the other screen
>  transmitted through the parallel cable.  I don't have all of the details.

That sounds like "Flash Attack" - I saw that reviewed in an old (but
it was new at the time) Byte Magazine.  I imitated the technique to
hook my first C-64 to my old 32K PET 2001-N.

I think what Mike was asking about, and please correct me if I'm
wrong, would be to have something akin to a dumb terminal sitting off
of either the RS-232/user port of a C-64 or off of an IEEE-488 serial
port on a PET (yes... they exist... I have a couple of them, made by

I'm curious about this, too.  Obviously direct screen access wouldn't
work, and there might be an issue with ASCII vs PETSCII, but the
question is, I think, can you just redirect both input and output
streams to an external device, even if that device might have to run a
custom communications client to handle wierd PETisms?

>  I have a later pet with a strange coax port daughterboard used in some
>  sort of communications.  Sorry I cannot be specific.

That sounds intriguing... do you have any photographs posted?  If so,
with enough detail to read the numbers off the chips?


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