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    Quote Originally Posted by Chuck(G) View Post
    Another possibility--a parallel port network adapter.
    Xircom. Yeah. That doesn't make Win7 any happier.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eudimorphodon View Post
    Those emulators already support a hidden API that can be accessed by the client machines to change boot menus and things, direct file transfer wouldn't really be a stretch.
    Though I do not code, I know people that do. Instead of me pointing at an emulator and saying "Fix, you fix, make go!" is there a name so I can research this API? That way, I can say intelligible concepts....

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    The SD Direct Access mode is documented in this PDF: https://hxc2001.com/download/floppy_...ccess_mode.pdf

    Hope that helps!

    Edit: sample source in the hxcmount project. https://hxcmount.atomas.com/
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    Quote Originally Posted by ardent-blue View Post
    Xircom. Yeah. That doesn't make Win7 any happier.
    Yeah, well, that's the reason that all of my systems are multiple-boot. Win7 has terrible QIC80 support as well...

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    Quote Originally Posted by lowen View Post
    The SD Direct Access mode is documented in this PDF: https://hxc2001.com/download/floppy_...ccess_mode.pdf
    Yep, that's what I was referring to. (Sorry, I don't own an HxC and didn't have any links memorized. I *think* FlashFloppy apes a subset of the same API, at least enough to work with some HxC file selectors, but since to my knowledge no working software yet exists to leverage this API for MS-DOS I didn't dig any further.)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chuck(G) View Post
    Yeah, well, that's the reason that all of my systems are multiple-boot. Win7 has terrible QIC80 support as well...
    Multi-boot is great unless you have adapters that are NOT supported by other O/S and you have a limited number of slots. Like the 4 microchannel slots in a Model 90, one is for the IBM SCSI, leaving three. There is ONE AVE slot for auxiliary video, like the M-MVA/A, VCA/A, ATI GUP... So using a PCMCIA/A works under OS/2 [well imagine THAT] and WfW 3.11, but W9x and NT4 have trouble detecting it properly.

    Then all the formerly cheap PCD SCSI based card readers were snapped up by the synth geeks [like potato chips at a Greatful Dead concert].I have three [I think] PCD-47B readers, but most folks don't have them. Trying to get a relatively frugal file transfer method that uses current technology in order to reduce, if not eliminate, redundant tech. I do have a SCSI-based LS-120 and a USB based LS-120 [yes, Win7 does support the LS-120!] but now we have created more requirements... Burning CDs or LS-120 disks (ZIP, Jazz, Orb, Syquest....] just makes things more bulky...

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    Quote Originally Posted by lowen View Post
    The SD Direct Access mode is documented in this PDF: https://hxc2001.com/download/floppy_...ccess_mode.pdf

    Hope that helps!

    Edit: sample source in the hxcmount project. https://hxcmount.atomas.com/
    Hmm, at least there is documentation, unlike most of the late IBM micro channel stuff.

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