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Connecting modern machines to CBM drives

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  • Richard Cini
    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
    Message 1 of 4 , Nov 24, 2012
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      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?

      Thanks!

      Rich

      --
      Rich Cini
      Collector of Classic Computers
      Build Master and lead engineer, Altair32 Emulator

    • B. Degnan
      That 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
      Message 2 of 4 , Nov 24, 2012
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        That'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.
        bd

        -------- Original Message --------
        > From: "Richard Cini" <rich.cini@...>
        > Sent: Saturday, November 24, 2012 10:53 AM
        > To: "MARCH-Post" <midatlanticretro@yahoogroups.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?
        >
        > Thanks!
        >
        > Rich
        >
        > --
        > Rich Cini
        > Collector of Classic Computers
        > Build Master and lead engineer, Altair32 Emulator
        > http://www.classiccmp.org/cini
        > http://www.classiccmp.org/altair32
      • Richard Cini
        Thanks, Bill. I have other JB stuff and it works well. I ll give it a try. Rich -- Rich Cini Collector of Classic Computers Build Master and lead engineer,
        Message 3 of 4 , Nov 24, 2012
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          Thanks, Bill. I have other JB stuff and it works well. I'll give it a try.

          Rich

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          Rich Cini
          Collector of Classic Computers
          Build Master and lead engineer, Altair32 Emulator


          From: B Degnan <billdeg@...>
          Reply-To: "midatlanticretro@yahoogroups.com" <midatlanticretro@yahoogroups.com>
          Date: Saturday, November 24, 2012 10:56 AM
          To: "midatlanticretro@yahoogroups.com" <midatlanticretro@yahoogroups.com>
          Subject: re: [midatlanticretro] Connecting modern machines to CBM drives

           

          That'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.
          bd

          -------- Original Message --------

          > From: "Richard Cini" <rich.cini@...>
          > Sent: Saturday, November 24, 2012 10:53 AM
          > To: "MARCH-Post" <midatlanticretro@yahoogroups.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?
          >
          > Thanks!
          >
          > Rich
          >
          > --
          > Rich Cini
          > Collector of Classic Computers
          > Build Master and lead engineer, Altair32 Emulator
          > http://www.classiccmp.org/cini
          > http://www.classiccmp.org/altair32

        • Dave Ross
          Jim Brain s stuff is good, and you can expect him to be around to support it. Zoom Floppy is pretty much the standard for reading 15x1 disks on a modern
          Message 4 of 4 , Nov 24, 2012
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            Jim Brain's stuff is good, and you can expect him to be around to support it. Zoom Floppy is pretty much the standard for reading 15x1 disks on a modern computer.

            - Dave Ross

            On Nov 24, 2012, at 10:25 AM, Richard Cini <rich.cini@...> wrote:

             

            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?

            Thanks!

            Rich

            --
            Rich Cini
            Collector of Classic Computers
            Build Master and lead engineer, Altair32 Emulator



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