Re: max IEC bus length and loading?

From: Nate Lawson <>
Date: Mon, 08 Nov 2010 10:13:52 -0800
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On 11/7/2010 11:18 PM, Marko Mäkelä wrote:
> On Sun, Nov 07, 2010 at 01:12:27PM -0800, Nate Lawson wrote:
>> I think we will target 4 drives with some kind of max bus length and
>> document that in the README. We will try to allow it to work with more
>> devices, but no guarantees. Really, if you want more drives, just get
>> another ZoomFloppy.  :-)
> Do you have a "file server" program that would look like a disk drive to
> the Commodore side? I need something that can serve a 4-megabyte file to
> a Commodore Vic-20. The cleanest solution would be to have a serial bus
> device. I do not need any 1541 or fastloader emulation, not even REL
> file support. Just the standard disk routines, or maybe JiffyDOS.

Not yet. The lines are hooked up to do this, but no firmware support has
been implemented. Could you do what you want with an sd2iec?

> Why 4 megabytes, you might ask? I want to be able to program the Vic
> Flash Plugin <> in-system. We now
> have parts for some 15 boards, just waiting for assembly and a wooden
> case. I tested the software on the years-old prototype last summer. It
> is supported by VICE.



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