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Do any emulators support sio2pc? Would be nice to be able have real peripherals connected to an emulated PC, especially since the working atari800 I have seems to be on its last legs.

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Actually I think the concern is more will the sio2pc you have support the Atari being on the other end of the cable. I am pretty sure there is some special routing required not in the original design.

 

James

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Well the atari800 emulator, at least under unix/linux, supports giving real serial ports to the Atari... you can use a real modem. You can create virtual serial ports to and connect them to internet pipes.. lots of possibilities.

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Pretty sure the old XFormer emulator supported disk drives connected by the XFormer cable which used the printer port.

 

Unsure if anything else ever used that setup. The emulator fell by the wayside probably over 12 years ago and compared to modern ones re features and accuracy compares pretty poorly.

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Pretty sure the old XFormer emulator supported disk drives connected by the XFormer cable which used the printer port.

 

Unsure if anything else ever used that setup. The emulator fell by the wayside probably over 12 years ago and compared to modern ones re features and accuracy compares pretty poorly.

 

yeah, it would be awesome if something like altirra could use sio2pc to directly control e.g. 810 and 1050 drives.

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You can't use an SIO2PC cable to drive peripherals. The SIO bus has separate data lines in each direction, and a standard SIO2PC cable only lets the host computer receive from and send to the Atari. A 10502PC or autoswitching cable is necessary to emulate the Atari instead of the device.

 

With an appropriate cable, it would be possible to drive a disk drive directly... but it'd still be faster and put less stress on the disk and disk drive to image the disk once instead of trying to use it in emulation.

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With an appropriate cable, it would be possible to drive a disk drive directly... but it'd still be faster and put less stress on the disk and disk drive to image the disk once instead of trying to use it in emulation.

 

The final step would be emulation of a Happy drive inside the Atari emulator on the PC.

Then it would be easy and straightforward to dump protected disks to ATX files.

 

/me is just dreaming ;)

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Happy has to run within the actual disk drive. Emulation at the PC side would be good for the purpose of simulating the experience, running drive side code etc but not really very helpful for imaging or copying real protected disks.

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