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Writing .d81 images with IDE64

Writing .d81 images with IDE64

For the past days I have tried to successfully write some .d81 images to a 1581 drive, trying several different tools. Since I don’t have a parallel port on my PC, I can’t use X1541 or any equivalent cable. And because I’m running Windows 7 64-bit I had no luck using a XU-1541 cable which supports USB, but it did not work on my 64-bit machine. So, I was left with trying to write images directly to the 1581 with…

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Commodore nostalgia and IDE64 woes

Commodore nostalgia and IDE64 woes

For the past week I have been tinkering with setting up a Commodore 64 with a new mass storage device (IDE64 v4.1) I bought. It plugs into the cartridge port, it has an interface for CF card, 2 IDE interfaces (for external hard drives) and a PC Link connection for USB transfers between a PC and the C64. This device makes it incredible easy to transfer files from the PC to the CF card and then e.g. write disk images…

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