From: Ethan Dicks (ethan.dicks_at_gmail.com)
Date: 2008-03-06 17:45:32
On Thu, Mar 6, 2008 at 4:26 PM, B Degnan <email@example.com> 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. <http://www.portcommodore.com/flashindex.php> 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 "TNW", IIRC). 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? -ethan Message was sent through the cbm-hackers mailing list
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