28209re: [midatlanticretro] Connecting modern machines to CBM drives
- Nov 24, 2012That's the best thing if you have a working 1541. You won't need a VIC 20 to operate/convert disks to D64 images. I have both the uIEC and ZoomFloppy. Top notch stuff.
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> From: "Richard Cini" <rich.cini@...>
> Sent: Saturday, November 24, 2012 10:53 AM
> To: "MARCH-Post" <email@example.com>
> Subject: [midatlanticretro] Connecting modern machines to CBM drives
> All --
> Over the holiday I found another stash of disks from the VIC-20 I used when
> I was a kid. It's been a while since I've archived disks, and I must no
> longer have the machine I used previously because I had the most devilish
> time trying to get a regular XM1541 cable working with modern machines (XP
> and Vista) and OpenCBM/cbm4win and the related GUI utility. It sort of works
> but not all the time. So, I'm kind of starting from scratch.
> I know that Jim Brain sells a "ZoomFloppy" USB to Serial IEC adapter which
> looks promising. Does anyone have experience with this adapter? How about
> other working configurations any recommendations?
> Rich Cini
> Collector of Classic Computers
> Build Master and lead engineer, Altair32 Emulator
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