Date : Tue, 07 Sep 1999 19:01:25 -0500 (CDT)
From : James Woodman <jrw@...>
Subject: Re: Macintosh -> BBC disk image transfer
On Tue, 7 Sep 1999, Iain Williamson wrote:
> > 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 RiscPC.
> ...and you couldn't quite face going PC. Understandable.
It was an image thing.
> Tin them. Use a pair of pliers, a steady hand, and a sharp eye.
Steady hand? Sharp eye? I lost both of those years ago. I had a go at
soldering up a connector last night, and the solder just ran down the
sides of the pins and melted the plastic. When I tried getting the pins
hotter, the plastic melted just the same and they fell out.
> The raw files should be the same, otherwise you couldn't really call
> the thing an emulator, if it didn't at least try to be a beeb!
The only emulator I have is trial version of the Mac 'Horizon' one. It
doesn't read disc images: you have to extract all the files, the it adds a
header with the load/exec addresses and puts them into the Mac filing
> The disc image files are pretty basic, I think, but should contain
> everything on the disc assuming you're using a standard format.
I'll give it a try when I get the serial link sorted.
Thanks for the help,