Uncles/PC-C64c file transfers

From: Roger Merchberger <zmerch_at_northernway.net>
Date: Thu Jan 15 22:02:17 1998

;-) John Higginbotham head-scratched, yawned, then typed:

>Okay, so I have a C-64c, 1541 floppy, and monitor. Now how exactly would I
>go about downloading programs from the internet on my PC machine and
>porting them over to the Commodore? Will I need a special serial cable? I
>have the 64 boxed up at the moment so can't really tell what I need.

IIRC, the Commie used a (fast to them -- dog slow to me) TTL serial hookup
for their drives... and I remember seeing a circuit that you could build
using either a Max232 IC or a 1488/1489 combo to change the 0v-5v levels of
the drive to the +12v-12v of standard RS-232C...

but I doubt I could find it right away...

Then you just need to find the program that allows the IBM to read/write
Commie progs / files to the drive; which I know is out there somewhere.
(No, I don't watch the X files... ;-)

I do have somewhere the circuit that allows you to hook up an Atari drive,
which used a similar arrangement.

Roger "Merch" Merchberger
Roger Merchberger       | If at first you don't succeed,
Programmer, NorthernWay | nuclear warhead disarmament should *not*
zmerch_at_northernway.net  | be your first career choice.
Received on Thu Jan 15 1998 - 22:02:17 GMT

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