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Old 24 July 2002, 19:24   #6
Toni Wilen
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Join Date: Aug 2001
Location: Hämeenlinna/Finland
Age: 42
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I haven't touched serial port emulation, so I am not sure how handshakes are emulated.

But I think there are other problems too:

1: games might use non-standard baud rates or other tricks that PC serial port hardware can't handle.

2: lag. Data flow when using real Amigas: serial port in Amiga1 -> serial wire -> serial port in Amiga2. Emulator needs to do following: emulated Amiga1 serial port -> Win32 serial API -> Win32 serial driver -> PC serial port -> serial wire and same backwards. I am sure this will cause problems with games that probably expect normal serial timing. (?)

3: some new mainboards don't anymore have serial ports

I think the simplest solution is to transfer serial data via TCP/IP LAN..
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