Uncles/PC-C64c file transfers

From: Don Maslin <donm_at_cts.com>
Date: Fri Jan 16 00:13:04 1998

On Thu, 15 Jan 1998, Roger Merchberger wrote:

> ;-) 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...

Well, take a look at the files on:


What you really need is the so-called X1541 cable that connects the 1541
drive to the PC Parallel port, and one of several software packages that
are on funet.
                                                 - don
> 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.
> HTH,
> 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.

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Received on Fri Jan 16 1998 - 00:13:04 GMT

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