Creative Retrocomputing Use for 386s and 486s

From: Francois <>
Date: Thu Apr 9 19:16:21 1998

If you want it bad enough everything is possible.
I do belive it is our duty to perform these tasks. An x1541 cable allows you
to connect a commodore disk drive to a PC why not make it the other way
around and use the PC as a disk drive "server" for the C64, VIC20 and C128?
And that is only one thought.
On a wall at Disney world or is that Epcot center (in the ) there is an
inscription that says "If you can dream it, you can build it".
The PC bus is so simple that even custom interface for the really wacky
stuff can be built for a few $. I think Jameco still sells prototype boards
for the ISA bus.

PS: I know this comes up regularly but... I'm changing ISPs What is the best
way to deal with the address change?
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-----Original Message-----
From: Wirehead Prime <>
To: Discussion re-collecting of classic computers
Date: Thursday, April 09, 1998 6:45 PM
Subject: Creative Retrocomputing Use for 386s and 486s

>Using old 386 and 486 computers and their parallel ports to replace
>missing peripherals from true retrocomputing systems. Hmmm...
>I wonder if a 386, for example, with a properly programmed parallel port
>could emulate...say...a disk drive with a particular interface that you
>can't find anymore.
>Interesting thought?
>Anthony Clifton - Wirehead
Received on Thu Apr 09 1998 - 19:16:21 BST

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