C64 to a good home

drlegendre . drlegendre at gmail.com
Fri Oct 20 22:26:13 CDT 2017

Hey Kevin.

This is all good advice, but there is also another way to go - and it's a
bit more future-proof. For about the same cost as the Zoom floppy, you can
get a device called an SD2IEC or similar. It's very simple - it connects to
the IEC (disk drive) port on the C-64 and accepts a micro or mini SD card.
This way you only need copy your C-64 titles to SD card (any way you like)
and they will be accessible to the C-64. The device behaves like a 1541  /
1571 drive.

I say the SD2IEC is future proof, as it doesn't rely on original 15X1 disk
drives or 5-1/2" media, all of which could go away someday.

Now _personally_ I use a home-built XM1541 cable with opencbm (free/OSS) to
transfer my images to genuine 5-1.4" disk. I only do this as I'm too cheap
/ broke to buy something else like the SD2IEC. It is exceptionally stable
and reliable - once set up, it "just works". Though if you a) run Linux and
b) accept a kernel update you will need to c) recompile & re-install
opencbm as the module is built specific to the running kernel. This takes
only seconds, literally.


On Mon, Oct 16, 2017 at 7:48 AM, Robert via cctalk <cctalk at classiccmp.org>

> I recently bought a ZoomFloppy from here: http://store.go4retro.com/
> zoomfloppy/
> I got the version with an IEEE488 conector, for use with a PET, but it
> also supports the serial interface used on the C64.
> On Sun, Oct 15, 2017 at 9:11 PM, Cameron Kaiser via cctalk
> <cctalk at classiccmp.org> wrote:
> >> There are some online repositories of C64 software. Having only a little
> >> knowledge when it comes to C64_s how do I get a C64 disk
> >> image onto a 5 1/4_ floppy?
> >
> > I use a ZoomFloppy and a real 1541 (actually a 1571). These devices are
> > available from many places; Jim Brain built mine, or you can look for any
> > xu1541 or xum1541-type device and use OpenCBM to copy that floppy.
> >
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