RR-Net + WarpCopy = :)
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Thu Sep 21 12:49:36 CDT 2006
And thusly were the wise words spake by Zane H. Healy
> At 8:38 PM -0400 9/20/06, Bryan Pope wrote:
> >And thusly were the wise words spake by Zane H. Healy
> > >
> > > At 11:26 AM -0400 9/20/06, Bryan Pope wrote:
> > > >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.. :(
> This still might be faster than my Twinhead 386sx/16 laptop using
> Star Commander to write over an X1541 cable. Plus when you add in
> the time it takes me to get the Twinhead setup (and go through the
> several tries booting to get the BIOS straightened out). Yes, the
> Twinhead is in sad shape as far as the batteries are concerned, but
> considering I bought it over 16 years ago, and that the BIOS batter
> gave out about 12 years ago, it's not doing too badly.
It *may* work faster with JiffyDOS but I need to see if I have a
system that has it installed.
> > > 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! ;)
> The drive doesn't make much noise for me either, except when
> formatting the floppy. The problem is the laptop howls like made
> unless enough of a charge is detected in the battery.
You should disconnect one of the wires going to the speaker..
> >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.
> Your 64 just has all the cool toys doesn't it :^)
:) But only now am I finally able to use them! Just moved into a
bigger place this month so now I have room for the toys. ;)
> >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.
> I take it from this, that the only real part you had some much
> trouble with was getting the necessary files onto a floppy for your
Yes, once I got that everything else "Just Worked"!
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