From: Groepaz (groepaz_at_gmx.net)
Date: 2008-03-13 05:57:40
On Mittwoch 05 März 2008, Antitrack@networld.at wrote: > Zitat von M H Stein <email@example.com>: > > I have to ask: why do you want to do this? What do you want to connect > > to? > > > > Not only do you have to "speak" USB, but there's also the matter of > > talking to whatever's at the other end in a "language" that it > > understands. Whatever it is, there may be easier ways. > > Well, i was thinking about "very cheap mass storage for the c64"; and I > selected the tape port in particular so other devices at userport (speeddos > cable!) and expansion port (ram expansion! mmc! etc.etc.) would not be > bothered. > > Furthermore the fact that USB hardware needs four lines only almost begged > it to be plugged in to the tape port; if it had worked, the hardware costs > would have been as cheap as just connecting four pins from the USB stick to > four lines of the tape port. Would have. But now that there is the speed > problem, there's no such thing as a free lunch eh... you can connect a MMC card to the tape port with nothing more than a few wires (and i think, a resistor somewhere). there was an almost "ready" project like this around back when mmc64 was introduced. -- http://www.hitmen-console.org http://www.pokefinder.org http://ftp.pokefinder.org Democracy substitutes election by the incompetent many for appointment by the corrupt few. <George Bernard Shaw> Message was sent through the cbm-hackers mailing list
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