RE: connection of a plus4 to a pc

From: Gene Buckle <>
Date: Tue, 1 Nov 2011 07:04:12 -0700 (PDT)
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On Mon, 31 Oct 2011, Ed Johnson wrote:

> Zoom floppy is for connecting devices like a 1541 to a pc. Not a computer to
> a PC.
> For drive emulation you will need a X1541, XA1541 or XE1541 Serial to
> Parallel printer cable and run
> HDD64 on True MS-DOS Operating System not Windows to emulate a commodore
> compatible
> serial hard drive. Generally, the newer the PC the harder is it to get
> working.

Alternately, take the easy way out and get a uIEC.  Note that the various 
X*1541 adapters work fine on Windows machines as long as the parallel port 
is on the motherboard - USB parallel adapters won't do the job.  OpenCBM 
would be the software of choice there.  You don't need to mess around with 
a DOS box any more.


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