perhaps this is an area for Ruud's XIEEE adaptor... if the protocols were simple and well defined, and the adaptor also "fixed" with respect to specification then it should also not be very hard to interface this to the 64HDD emulator or other such drive emulation program (eg Ruud's PC-DISK). If this were possible then it would eliminate the need for the special serial "driver" on the PET and compatibility would be increased... unfortunately my PET doesn't talk to its 3040, but never had time to diagnose whether it was a drive or computer problem.... > -----Original Message----- > From: Martijn van Buul [SMTP:firstname.lastname@example.org] > Sent: Monday, 30 October 2000 21:48 > To: email@example.com > Subject: Serial IEC bus for PETs > > Alohas. > > Undoubtedly, the following has been invented before, and I'm a bit > curious why it didn't work out. > > Considering that there are numerous tools to transfer .d64 images back > and forth with a PC, and considering that I do have a 1541 > semi-permanently > attached to my PC, while I only have one 1001 in working order, woudln't > it be possible to port the serial code from the VIC to a PET, using > the userport? AFAIK, all needed I/O lines are available, so things > wouldn't > be very difficult. Ofcourse, you'd need to modify the KERNAL to make > things fully transparant, but maybe a simple program capable of > transferring > files from a 1541 over a serial link to a 'normal' PET drive would be > enough - it would be enough for me ;) > > Any ideas? > > -- > Martijn van Buul - Pino@dohd.org - http://www.stack.nl/~martijnb/ > Geek code: G-- - Visit OuterSpace: mud.stack.nl 3333 > Kees J. Bot: The sum of CPU power and user brain power is a constant. > - > This message was sent through the cbm-hackers mailing list. > To unsubscribe: echo unsubscribe | mail > firstname.lastname@example.org. PLEASE TAKE NOTE: The contents of this email (including any attachments) may be privileged and confidential. Any unauthorised use of the contents is expressly prohibited. If you have received this email in error, please advise us immediately (you can contact us by telephone on +61 8 9441 2311 by reverse charge) and then permanently delete this email together with any attachments. We appreciate your co-operation. Whilst Orbital endeavours to take reasonable care to ensure that this email and any attachments are free from viruses or other defects, Orbital does not represent or warrant that such are free from computer viruses or other defects. (C) 2000: Orbital Engine Company (Australia) PTY LTD and its affiliates - This message was sent through the cbm-hackers mailing list. To unsubscribe: echo unsubscribe | mail email@example.com.
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