[Coco] Drivewire / Coconet ? Is a rs232 pack any faster than the bit banger?
lamune at doki-doki.net
Sat Oct 23 12:21:24 EDT 2010
Faster? Technically, no. However the RS232 PAK can transmit and receive with little overhead to the CoCo, whereas the bit banger requires almost exclusive "attention" of the CPU to drive properly.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: coco-bounces at maltedmedia.com [mailto:coco-
> bounces at maltedmedia.com] On Behalf Of Brian Blake
> Sent: Saturday, October 23, 2010 9:16 AM
> To: CoCoList for Color Computer Enthusiasts
> Subject: Re: [Coco] Drivewire / Coconet ? Is a rs232 pack any faster
> than the bit banger?
> RS-282 pak - I can't answer that question, anybody else?
> There are numerous games and programs in general that will not run
> real floppy hardware due to using their own disk access routines. It
> but, it's a fact...
> This is where the flexibility of the DrivePak really shines, as long as
> have an MPI... You can switch between real disk hardware and the
> disks with a single command, and without hardware changeover.
> On Sat, Oct 23, 2010 at 9:02 AM, Mark Ormond
> <markormond at mtxsystems.com>wrote:
> > Is a rs232 pack any faster than the bit banger?
> > And is there anyway to get the infocom games to run without a real
> > drive?
> > Thanks.
> > Later,
> > dabone
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