Central Point Option floppy controller

From: Mark <mark_k_at_iname.com>
Date: Sat Sep 25 09:31:01 1999

On Wed, 15 Sep 1999 Zane H. Healy wrote:
> > That's the least painful way I can envision, since the APPLE diskettes are
> > totally foreign to "standard" modulation schemes used with FD's and their
> > controllers. It would not surprise me to learn that there's an easy way to
> > do this same thing with LINUX as well.
> Probably the best card for this would be a PC version of the Catweasel.
> However, I don't know what the software availablity is for these. I will
> say this, after buying one for my Amiga, I WILL NOT recommend the card to
> anyone. The card itself is supposed to be able to read just about any
> microcomputer format of the 80's, BUT there is no software to let you do
> this!

If you have access to an Amiga, you don't need any extra hardware (apart from a
5.25" floppy drive of course) to read Apple ][ disks. There is a program
called Disk2File that creates plain disk image files. Disk2File is on the
Aminet FTP sites.

(Since the Amiga handles decoding in software, MFM, FM, GCR and any other
coding can be handled.)

-- Mark

PS: Does anyone have an Amiga 1020 floppy drive that they no longer need?
Received on Sat Sep 25 1999 - 09:31:01 BST

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