Re: Serving large files over the serial bus

From: Jim Brain <>
Date: Mon, 8 Nov 2010 14:31:48 -0600
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On Mon, November 8, 2010 1:47 pm, Marko Mäkelä wrote:
> On Mon, Nov 08, 2010 at 10:13:52AM -0800, Nate Lawson wrote:
>>> 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?
> I understood that the sd2iec does support large files. However, I do not
> have an sd2iec, and I am reluctant to get one, because it would require
> a separate power supply. Can it be powered from the cassette or user port?

uIEC (which uses the sd2iec firmware) pulls power from the cassette port,
no external PSU required.

And, if you can obtain a JiffyDOS for VIC-20 EPROM, you would have fast
access to 4MB or larger files.

I know, shameless plug, but I would be remiss if I didn't at least clarify.


Jim Brain, Brain Innovations

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