RR-Net + WarpCopy = :)
bpope at wordstock.com
Wed Sep 20 19:38:26 CDT 2006
And thusly were the wise words spake by Zane H. Healy
> At 11:26 AM -0400 9/20/06, Bryan Pope wrote:
> >With Zane H. getting productive with his C64, I thought I would
> >throw in what I finally got working on my C64 setup...
> >Last night I was *finally* able to update one of the banks in my
> >Retro-Reply with "The Final Replay" rom. This gives you the command
> >"CODENET" which allows you to send and execute code on the C64 from
> >another computer over TCP/IP. I sent the WarpCopy server and now I
> >am able to archive disk to my PC or send D64 files to be wrote to
> >a floppy. It takes only 22 seconds to send the whole contents of
> >a disk to my PC! Now I just need to find three more drives...
> >WarpCopy can be found here: http://www.oxyron.de/html/wc64.html .
> >(The Final Replay rom is also available there.)
> Nice! How well does it handle writing D64 images back to a floppy?
*Noticeably* longer! 11.62 *minutes* to be exact.. :(
> I about went deaf last night while writing an image to my 1541. My
> old Twinhead 386sx/16 laptop that I use to run Star Commander has a
> battery that's basically dead, and I need to open it up and kill the
> speaker that was howling.
Well, on the upside the noise it made while writing the image was
minuscule. Even no knocking of the drive head! ;)
> I really want the Retro-Replay cart and RR-Net, but haven't been able
> to justify the cost :^(
It was easy for me to justify the cost for mine, 'cause I won it
at LUCKI Expo 2004! :) But I did buy an IDE64 while I was there.
> How "interesting" is it to get the Retro-Replay working? I gather
> from looking at the doc's that it doesn't include anything in the
> EPROM's, and that you have to get the ROM images loaded yourself?
IIRC, it already had a RR rom preloaded. To update it or flash it
with "The Final Replay" you need to be able to write two files -
the flashing prg and the rom to a floppy. I had a XE1541 cable I
had made myself quite a few years ago that after quite a few hours
I finally figured out wasn't making a good connection to my 1571. :(
Probably because I couldn't get a six-pin connector at the time
and had to settle for an eight-pin one and break off two of the
In the end I was able to make it work! :D
And once you have the two files on the floppy, you jumper the
"Flashmode" pins and LOAD "FLASH UTIL V3.8P",8,1 and RUN. It
is menu driven and allows you to backup any existing roms
before flashing with the new rom.
P.S. There are two 64 kB banks available on the Retro-Replay, so you
can have the RR rom in one bank and The Final Replay in another.
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