Image Map Image Map
Page 2 of 3 FirstFirst 123 LastLast
Results 11 to 20 of 26

Thread: Petsd

  1. #11

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by ngtwolf View Post
    It appears the PetSD is mostly abandoned as well so whatever this weird bug is with some MCU's won't ever get fixed.
    Could you not use a Tapduino? I thought the tape drive on a PET was the same interface as a Vic20?

  2. #12
    Join Date
    Apr 2018
    Location
    Los Angeles, CA
    Posts
    970

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Towmater View Post
    Could you not use a Tapduino? I thought the tape drive on a PET was the same interface as a Vic20?
    Absolutely, though I actually modded a commodore tape deck with a 3.5mm jack so I can use that to load tape based games.

    This is for loading disk based games.
    -- Brian

    Systems: Amstad PCW 8256, Apple IIe/II+/GS/Mac+/Mac 512k, Atari 800/520STFM, Commodore 64/128/Amiga 3000/PET 4032/SX-64, IBM PS/1 2121-B82, Kaypro II, Osborne 1, Tandy 1000 SX, TI-99/4A, Timex Sinclair 1000, TRS-80 Color Computer 3/Model 4 GA

  3. #13
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Location
    Chattanooga, TN - USA
    Posts
    943
    Blog Entries
    1

    Default

    I'm currently helping test one of these..

    http://www.vcfed.org/forum/showthrea...dy-for-testing

    So hopefully they should be available soon. Tiny, host files off the sd card or a web server.

  4. #14
    Join Date
    Apr 2018
    Location
    Los Angeles, CA
    Posts
    970

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by dabone View Post
    I'm currently helping test one of these..

    http://www.vcfed.org/forum/showthrea...dy-for-testing

    So hopefully they should be available soon. Tiny, host files off the sd card or a web server.
    That does look interesting, curious what the costs would be. If it's less than the PetSD+, it would be the way to go since the PetSD+ is basically abandonware and a bit buggy.

    That said, I basically have my PetSD working so that's good enough for me.. I already put enough money into this computer which has a pretty limited use case over other 8 bit machines of the era so no plans to invest any more in accessories for it. It's no doubt one of the best looking 8 bit machines, but software is definitely lacking.
    -- Brian

    Systems: Amstad PCW 8256, Apple IIe/II+/GS/Mac+/Mac 512k, Atari 800/520STFM, Commodore 64/128/Amiga 3000/PET 4032/SX-64, IBM PS/1 2121-B82, Kaypro II, Osborne 1, Tandy 1000 SX, TI-99/4A, Timex Sinclair 1000, TRS-80 Color Computer 3/Model 4 GA

  5. #15
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Location
    Oslo, Norway
    Posts
    1,396
    Blog Entries
    3

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by ngtwolf View Post
    It appears the PetSD is mostly abandoned as well so whatever this weird bug is with some MCU's won't ever get fixed.
    Well, the software / firmware is open source, so if interested people would, they could update it and fix any errors. There are already 4 forks of the software on github, and at least one of them have newer commits than the original. As with any other open source project, if nobody is interested, then it dies / goes stagnant.
    Torfinn

  6. #16
    Join Date
    Apr 2018
    Location
    Los Angeles, CA
    Posts
    970

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by tingo View Post
    Well, the software / firmware is open source, so if interested people would, they could update it and fix any errors. There are already 4 forks of the software on github, and at least one of them have newer commits than the original. As with any other open source project, if nobody is interested, then it dies / goes stagnant.
    Yup, absolutely. Though, not everyone is a programmer so not everyone can fix the errors. In fact, the guy who seems to sell PetSD's has an extensive blog on what the issue is but similarly, has no programming ability to fix it.

    I remember for the TRS-IO, they kinda relied on you to compile the source and no matter what I did, I couldn't get the dang thing compiled because I didn't have the full compiler environment or the knowledge to track down all the libraries needed (plus only worked with certain compiler environments). Eventually I found the bin file that someone had compiled and was able to flash it an easier way (with a minipro).

    In any case, it's working for me just relies on some janky multiple reset approach to get it to work which isn't the end of the world, i guess, since the pet isn't a daily driver for me anyway.
    -- Brian

    Systems: Amstad PCW 8256, Apple IIe/II+/GS/Mac+/Mac 512k, Atari 800/520STFM, Commodore 64/128/Amiga 3000/PET 4032/SX-64, IBM PS/1 2121-B82, Kaypro II, Osborne 1, Tandy 1000 SX, TI-99/4A, Timex Sinclair 1000, TRS-80 Color Computer 3/Model 4 GA

  7. #17
    Join Date
    Aug 2008
    Location
    Burlington, VT
    Posts
    274

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by dabone View Post
    I'm currently helping test one of these..

    http://www.vcfed.org/forum/showthrea...dy-for-testing

    So hopefully they should be available soon. Tiny, host files off the sd card or a web server.
    Does it support REL (random record access) files? The original design did not.

  8. #18
    Join Date
    May 2011
    Location
    Outer Mongolia
    Posts
    3,283

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by dabone View Post
    I'm currently helping test one of these..

    http://www.vcfed.org/forum/showthrea...dy-for-testing

    So hopefully they should be available soon. Tiny, host files off the sd card or a web server.
    I'm curious, does this new version support the BASIC 4.0 disk access commands (and relative files), or is it still mostly program-loading only using the BASIC 2.0 syntax?

    With some luck (fingers crossed) I might be looking for options for PET-compatible storage dingusi that maybe I could integrate directly onto a new-build motherboard soon.
    My Retro-computing YouTube Channel (updates... eventually?): Paleozoic PCs

  9. #19
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Location
    Southern California, USA
    Posts
    3,129

    Default

    Right now only SAVE and LOAD commands, but he is looking into adding DOS Wedge shortcut commands. He is also looking into a wifi interface where one can download (LOAD) program files from an internet site. It works in beta testing.

    Why would anyone want relative file support? Are there any legacy programs that use them? The biggest name database program is 'Data file Handler' and its only uses .seq files albeit with assembly routines.

  10. #20
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Location
    Chattanooga, TN - USA
    Posts
    943
    Blog Entries
    1

    Default

    Currently it supports the sd card and up to 4 web server drives. I've got my webserver running on a synology with php installed.
    Any webserver that supports php should work.

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •