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Posted Thu Apr 20, 2017 11:53 AM
Posted Thu Apr 20, 2017 1:34 PM
You're going to want a drive cable sooner rather later. Bootstrapping from ADTPro is cool, but you have to keep doing it with each image.
I really like IEC for their Apple II products -- http://www.iec-usa.c...i-bin/iec/L1569
In the meantime, playing with audio transfers with ADTPro is a pretty cool exercise. Then you'll be cooking when you get your serial card.
Super Serial cards are very common on eBay -- just make sure you get one with the cable that you mount to the backplate. A lot of offerings are missing the cable.
Posted Thu Apr 20, 2017 2:11 PM
Congrats you got the premium Platinum //e. PM me if you're interested in getting some disks made.
For sup'a serial cards try not to pay more than $20 bucks. They're always showing up on ebay. And the manual can be found on ftp asimov if you want to dig into it. Otherwise the instructions from ADTpro are more than enough to get going.
There's even instructions how to bootstrap your rig if you have no ADTpro disk to start with. Once you finish bootstrapping, you can make your ADTpro disk, which you will then use to transfer disk images to floppies. It goes pretty fast at 30 seconds per disk. You only bootstrap one time - to get the ADTpro disk.
Eventually you may want to get one of these:
I also highly recommend getting a head-cleaner disk (or a homemade scythe-shaped wooden tool-Q-tip) to get in the drive and clean the heads. Even NOS disks shed their coating nowadays causing odd random errors. This happens more now than it did in the past.
I also recommend getting Ciderpress and AppleWin emulator, along with a set of utility disks. And learn how to use the online repositories. These tools complement and add a lot to the classic Apple experience.
Posted Thu Apr 20, 2017 6:39 PM
Posted Fri Apr 21, 2017 9:07 AM
True... and I have a metric F Ton of serial cables here already.
The key will be to get a capable terminal program for the Apple.
Posted Thu Apr 27, 2017 5:22 PM
Posted Thu Apr 27, 2017 5:26 PM
I purchased several untested SSCs and had no issues - that is once I got the configuration set the way it needs to be. ADTpro website tells you how, and the original Apple manual explains what the switches, jumper block, and pinouts are.
With vintage telecom things need to be set just so.
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