R.I.P: PC↔Commodore transfer related cables
This section was especially made in contrast to Michael Klein's private cable zoo. I always wondered, what he would have meant with the word »zoo« by only showing three different types of Xcables (please excuse my disrespect). With my last CBM photo session I also made pictures from my personal cable collection, which are presented here.
After starting testing Joe Forster's Star Commander in the mid of 1997 and later beeing invited to join the Star Commander beta test team I helped developing the hard- and software for many of the so named »Xcable« interfaces. I had much fun especially with testing all the different transfer modes and routines with all of my available LPT port cars. I built a huge variety of cable adaptors, type change and extension adaptors as well as Y-LPT connectors.
By the way: Here is the very first mail I wrote to Joe. And I can't believe, that this whole »SC life« started with a GCR related request, huh!
Date: Tue, 12 Aug 1997 14:42:48 +0200 (DFT) From: Wolfgang Moser aka womo <isa002 (at) advm2 (dot) gm (dot) fh-koeln (dot) de> To: sta (at) ludens (dot) elte (dot) hu Subject: GCR-Image support for Star Commander [...] Can you please implement ZipCode-6-support (SixPack ZipCode, GCR-encoded) to StarCommander, so that I can backup copy-protected disks to my harddisk (I think, you need an nibble/GCR-copy-routine for this). If Miha Peternel figures out his new D64-format, you can add GCR-D64-Image-support to the Commander later. [...]
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