[Coco] DriveWire 3
pruittk at adelphia.net
Sat Feb 18 22:13:57 EST 2012
Just received my Drivewire Cable and Cassette package (needed the cassette
cable to load the . wav file) from Cloud 9 today (very quick shipping -
thanks Mark!). Very, very cool and amazingly fast for going through the
bit-banger. Anybody on this list who doesn't have this should definitely
grab a cable and the server software if you want to run your real Coco.
Currently I am using the Drivewire 3 server. One odd thing I've noticed (and
maybe it's just my computer) but when I print anything to /p it comes
through to my pc okay but when I try and print from the virtual printer
window it prints out blank sheets. Is this a known problem?
I made my own drivewire cable about a week ago but couldn't try it out
because I didn't have a cassette cable to load the .wav file. I was amazed
to find out that my cable actually works (for now, anyway) as I practically
soldered this thing together without the ability to even see what I was
soldering. Soldering while holding the solder, the iron and a magnifying
glass is quite a trick. I'll probably stick with the cable from Cloud9, but
I was glad to find that I hadn't totally lost all the skills of my youth -
even if is only the skill to solder a simple cable together.
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