On 4/26/2011 3:38 PM, Gábor Lénárt wrote: > > Honestly, since the need of parallel port, MSDOS, etc, I think the way > should be followed to use some kind of uC at least, which is a much > "comfortable" solution and no need to have "extra" stuffs like a PC running > DOS ... I know about projects like 1541-III, SD2IEC and such. However, I > still think I don't want to "fight" with memory cards etc, when my goal is to > use PC "as the drive" but in a modern way, let's say via USB connection. As someone noted, the hardware exists: ZoomFloppy. It was designed to allow firmware updates to include drive emulation. But, it needs firmware updates, and given the other alternatives (1541U, SD2IEC, 1541III, etc.), it's not been a top priority. > Is there any project like this? As far as I can see, the mentioned projects > by me are mainly focused on various memory cards (or connecting a real 1541 > to PC again, just with USB), while I would like to use my PC as the data > source (of course it's acceptable to transfer at least some parts of - let's > say - the disk image to the uC, just I don't want to write/read memory card > on PC, change it, read/write with the CBM machine on the end of an 1541-III > or so, change it, etc etc ...). IDE64 offers a USB connection option that make a remote PC look like a drive, as far as I know. Also, WarpCopy (I think that is the name, time is short right now), works with a network card to allow data to be transferred. You might also want to look at PCLink, which I believe is used by X-devs in just the mode you are describing. > Some cross-development projects would need this for me, that I can easily > access data from both of C64 and PC but using no special software on the C64 > (or DTV) side. For this, I think the best solution is to use the PC as the > 1541 itself, that's the reason of my whole thread here. I think the best solution is an IEC-based device that utilizes Ethernet. Such a device could attach to local or remote storage, as well as remote repositories. Jim Message was sent through the cbm-hackers mailing listReceived on 2011-04-27 13:00:07
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