RE: connection of a plus4 to a pc

From: Ed Johnson <>
Date: Tue, 1 Nov 2011 10:18:37 -0400
Message-ID: <669888552C414C3795E1B2BA3638B1C8@dell6400>
OpenCBM does not emulate a hard drive for a Commodore computer.
It allows access to commodore devices from a PC. 
I think he wants to use his PC for a drive with a Plus/4
That being the case. OpenCBM is of no use.

Best regards,
Ed Johnson
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-----Original Message-----
[] On Behalf Of Gene Buckle
Sent: Tuesday, November 01, 2011 10:04 AM
Subject: RE: connection of a plus4 to a pc

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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