>>> The floppy diskdrive (serial no: 09557) is a huge piece of metal and >>>plastic >> and when connected to the PET 200 shines with three red LEDs. I noticed that >> when the PET 200 is shut off, the drive flashes the right and middle LED >> from green to red light. I also noticed that when the PET is connected to >> the 8050, it does not give away any startup-sound when switched on. Maybe >> that sound only works as a warning to tell that there's no extra floppy >> attached? > >You have the connector connected properly, in the right port and right side >up? Sounds almost like you are plugging the drive in the user port... what happens when the drive is switched on when it's not linked in any form to the SK ? , any red light free standing = probs . >> I also would like to have some >> software to play with. I know there are games produced especially for the >> PET, so do you know where I can get some 5 1/4"-floppies? > >I have d64 images on my site of some games, as well as some on the funet.fi >FTP site too. The tough part will be getting them to 8050 format as there is >no equivalent drive for the 64 (which would have been your best conversion >route. think different ! the problem is getting stuff onto 8050 disk have a 4040 as drive 9 in daisy chain ( like i have ;-) ) undo the d64's to real in a 15xx then just bung it in 4040 . use sipod link to use your SK as an IEEE interface for c64 to use the 8050 as one of it's peripherals ( like i have ;-> ) i'll make getting the sipod link next priority for uploading - but i'm going to be 'offline' for non computing reasons for next week so please be patient :-( the sipod has a section of S/W to run in your CBM/PET and a plug from userport to C64 serial . the prg has to be run in the cbm/pet first which may require me to send through post an 8050 disk ( along with construct info for lead ) . send me snail mail addy if wanting this and i'll organize something , the original file came on tape so it can be supplied in that format as it'll be cheaper and i can do it off the shelf with some tapes i no longer need ! ( i'll have to practice with tape copying item i've been given for c64 - hurrah an excuse to play with it !! ) at first i thought about using d64's but then i thought about what i'd like to have to undo onto disk so i went along the lynx/zip route for the files i upload to my website etc . ( BTW - will be altering my links page as soon as etc to correct the entry to larry andersons site when i'm back 'online' ) the 4022 only has one button -well at least my one has ! - just hold it down when power switch on and it'll churn away test page , hold it down until head moves then let go . it's the epson mx70 dressed up - so any ribbons marked for that range of beasties will be the same , i stocked up when i came across a place that had them at bargain rates so i've got a couple stored away and i've got a few more ribbons that are used in other machines from tandy's clearance sale for experimenting with beyond that !! . email@example.com http://members.tripod.com/~petlibrary Commodore Forever ;-) - This message was sent through the cbm-hackers mailing list. To unsubscribe: echo unsubscribe | mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
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