Date: 2002-04-02 06:07:58
Hello All, 64HDD is the PC based CBM drive emulation system I'm working on that uses the X/XE1541 cable and a simulation of the IEC serial bus protocol. The long awaited upgrade has been released and as you will see the wait has been rewarded with some significant improvements. Firstly, there have been a number of major improvements to D64/D71 disk image support. File creation is now supported for PRG, SEQ and USR files and coupled with the extensive support for direct access commands many more programs will work or will be improved with the ability to save high-scores and so on. Many of these features will also work for the D81 image format, though partition support is not yet available. Some additional disk image command channel support has been added including R: and S: - (Rename and Scratch) this will allow many of you to work with LoadStar disk images which rename files during disk access, for example. Secondly, a GEOS64 kernal has been developed which works with D64 images attached to your 64HDD setup. This is the first release of GEOS support for 64HDD, so please read the documentation carefully. As GEOS is still a commercial product, the new kernal is only available as an "upgrade" and you will need to complete the "keying" process using your original system disks and also supply the DESKTOP (or you can use TOPDESK). To see a summary of these new GEOS features, have a look at the new "64HDD-GEOS" page on the 64HDD website. A special fast-loader is active once the GEOS-kernal is run (a fast-writer has still under development). The fast-loader has been tested on several machines, but some low spec 386 machines may not be compatible (fast-enough) and you will need to use the "slow" driver in this case. Enjoy! - Nick www.64hdd.com =========================================================================== 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 is explicitly the case (C) 2000: Orbital Engine Company (Australia) PTY LTD and its affiliates Message was sent through the cbm-hackers mailing list
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