[Coco] Your stock CoCo is DriveWire-ready out-of-the-box (was:DriveWire for dummies?)
jmichea at cogeco.ca
Wed Dec 23 12:35:04 EST 2009
That would be excellent. Just what the non-techie like myself needs, a
website with step by step instructions on how to get drivewire working.
Thats great. Please post the URL when its all said and done. Thanks so much
----- Original Message -----
From: "Boisy G. Pitre" <boisy at tee-boy.com>
To: "CoCoList for Color Computer Enthusiasts" <coco at maltedmedia.com>
Sent: Wednesday, December 23, 2009 12:09 PM
Subject: Re: [Coco] Your stock CoCo is DriveWire-ready out-of-the-box
(was:DriveWire for dummies?)
> We need a single source of information, a web page, that enumerates the
> different ways to get a stock CoCo up and running with DriveWire. Here
> are the ways I can think of, in increasingly more difficult order:
> 1. Using the Cassette Loader
> 2. Using a ROM Pak
> 3. Using a Disk Controller
> I talked with Jim Hathaway and he's willing to host such a page.
> On Dec 23, 2009, at 10:39 AM, Jeremy Michea wrote:
>> No I have no problem getting the drivewire cable. I just want to make
>> sure I get all the right equipment at once whether from cloud 9 or
>> otherwise. I'm still just confused on if its just the drivewire cable
>> only or if I need a rom pak to go with it.
>> ----- Original Message ----- From: "Christian Lesage"
>> <hyperfrog at gmail.com>
>> To: "CoCoList for Color Computer Enthusiasts" <coco at maltedmedia.com>
>> Sent: Wednesday, December 23, 2009 9:32 AM
>> Subject: Re: [Coco] Your stock CoCo is DriveWire-ready out-of-the-box
>> (was: DriveWire for dummies?)
>>> Jeremy Michea wrote:
>>>> Could the cassette cable be used for this or must it be the actual
>>>> drivewire cable?
>>> No. You're missing the point. I was explaining how HDB-DOS for DriveWire
>>> could be downloaded into the CoCo's RAM. If you want to use DriveWire,
>>> you *will* need a serial cable, so why not use in the first place to
>>> load HDB-DOS?
>>> If all you have is a cassette-recorder cable and are not willing to
>>> invest $10 into a serial cable ($3 if you build it), then your only
>>> option is to use some cassette-recorder simulating software... which I
>>> never bothered to mess with.
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