[Coco] Can I Transfer Old CoCo Data Files??
johnguin at hotmail.com
Sat Mar 5 22:36:34 EST 2005
I'm trying to rebuild my Coco collection from the 80s - it's amazing what
you leave behind when you join the navy.
Anyway, I'd be more than willing to pay shipping and handling for your
magazines. These are the hardest things to find on ebay.
Anyway, glad to have you back in the community. Please let me know about
----Original Message Follows----
From: Thea Hardy <thea at pathworks.net>
Reply-To: CoCoList for Color Computer Enthusiasts <coco at maltedmedia.com>
To: coco at maltedmedia.com
Subject: [Coco] Can I Transfer Old CoCo Data Files??
Date: Sat, 5 Mar 2005 09:49:14 -0800
Hi - I am new to the list - I got my first CoCo in 1984 (or was it '83) with
all of 4K, programmed it out of memory within 3 weeks and paid the awful
upgrade to 16K. It was a huge thrill. I had it until I got an Amiga in 1991
- I still have 2 CoCos, including my 512K model. Tons of software. Don't
know what to do with it all. But thought I should see if anyone wanted the
stuff. I think I still have a box of old magazines, too.
But my bigger problem is this - I have data files with lots of text files of
fiction writing and MIDI files from my old CoCo MIDI Pro program. Everything
is on 5.25 floppies. I have a Mac, not a PC, but I do have access to a PC.
Is there some way I can transfer my data files from the CoCo floppies?
Will my CoCo Floppy drive work with a PC?
Do I need to have saved files in a specific format or did most save as ASCII
anyway? (Obviously not the MIDI)
I have a lot of years of work that I don't want to give up.
I also want a good home for my CoCos, even for parts, if anyone is still
using and enjoying them.
They changed my life.
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