On 4/27/2011 7:14 AM, Gábor Lénárt wrote: > On Wed, Apr 27, 2011 at 07:38:12AM -0500, Jim Brain wrote: >> 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. > > Ahaam, well, I thought ZoomFloppy is "only" for connecting 1541 (or similar > IEC drive) to your PC, and not what I need, but then it seems I am wrong. We hooked up ATN and RESET inputs to the microcontroller so "all" it needs is a full implementation of the firmware and a host-side program to write the data to USB. I have no plans to implement this but if someone else did, everything is GPL and in the OpenCBM repo. For me, the s2iec is good enough. >> 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. > > Maybe yes, but I don't want to most complex sultion ever first ;) Anyway, > with cross-development I mean about various sources, needs "make" and > Makefile to build. Then it's easy to - let's say - write "make final" (or > whatever) which would mean to transfer the generated disk image (from > current build) to the "virtual 1541" which is connected - let's say - via > USB with PC, but via IEC bus with C64. Since the 1541-Ultimate has ethernet, ram, and fpga, it seems like it could do this with some software work. -- Nate Message was sent through the cbm-hackers mailing listReceived on 2011-04-27 17:00:07
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