Date : Tue, 07 Sep 1999 08:39:56 -0500 (CDT)
From : James Woodman <jrw@...>
Subject: Re: Macintosh -> BBC disk image transfer
On Tue, 7 Sep 1999, FARAZ CHOUDHRY wrote:
> Man, you shouldn't have got rid of your A310.
True. But then I should never have got rid of my BBC A, or all the
programs I had for it...
> I personally also think Acorns are better than Apples!
No contest, I agree. But the A310 was old, only had a floppy drive and
1Mb of RAM, and I needed a new computer. The Mac was a lot cheaper than a
> Anyhow, I didn't know there was a BBC Emulator for Apple Mac.
It's a shareware one called "Horizon". I've never actually had anything
more complicated than "Granny's Garden" running on it: it uses an odd
header format to store the load/exec addresses of files, which I never
seem to get right.
> I would imagine though that the files are unaltered in compatibiliy
> with actual Beebs and so just serial link to it.
That's tomorrow's project. Don't suppose you've got any advice about
soldering 8-pin mini-DIN connectors, have you? The pins are far too close
together, and don't have any solder buckets (or whatever the indent things
are called) -- they're just spikes.
> A 65x02 file is the same, I would imagine, whichever it's loaded into,
> any emulator or the real thing.
I'll try it and see when I get the lead sorted out.