New Commodore 64 is Finally Here--For Real! PC MAG Snip

Chuck Guzis cclist at
Sat Jan 2 00:19:19 CST 2016

On 01/01/2016 01:35 PM, Fred Cisin wrote:

> Another way, starting with PC/MS-DOS 3.10 was using MSCDEX, or
> equivalent. I think that there used to be some very strange patches
> around to let a hard drive impersonate a CD-ROM. A CD-ROM (2/3 G) was
> not a local drive to the OS!  It was presented as being a
> "drive-like" object on a network. That is a VERY LOCAL area network.

Yup, DOS networking "hooks". The interesting thing is that DOS doesn't 
deal with allocation or nasty things like that--all of the file access 
is essentially in the network interface.  I did a couple of those 
drivers for some really strange (sector != multiple of 256) alien 


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