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Old 05 September 2014, 00:03   #141
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Just thanks to all for so much info in this thread about the C=
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Old 05 September 2014, 00:13   #142
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Old 05 September 2014, 14:44   #143
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HARDWARE REVIEW : uCassette!



http://www.indieretronews.com/2014/0...r-for-c64.html
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Old 05 September 2014, 23:37   #144
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Thanks for the in-depth review. I posted your review link over on lemon64 hope you don't mind.
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Old 06 September 2014, 00:33   #145
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Thanks for the in-depth review. I posted your review link over on lemon64 hope you don't mind.
Not at all, I'm really grateful for the share
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Old 06 September 2014, 10:50   #146
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Great review Neil, and that's a nice little gadget there to!
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Old 06 September 2014, 17:01   #147
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Thanks Hansel!

Since my review 3 have sold already, chuffed for the dev
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I got my old c2n datasette and disk drive out and gave them a clean up, i also had to fix the lever on the 1541-2 using some 'macgyver' skills.

I do have a 2nd tape drive but it's only good for spare parts, and i also have a 2nd 1541-2 that doesn't seem to want to power on anymore.

But with the working tape and disk drive i have set them both up on my c64, the SD Infinity 2 has pass-thru ports so i can have everything plugged in at the same time

I wanted the real disk drive so i can run some of the new demos that don't work on sd2iec's, and the tape drive is just for nostalgia.

I also have quite a small collection of real tape and disk games here to that i could use!

One would think that would cover all bases, a c64 with a c2n, 1541-2 and an SD Infinity 2!!

All i need to do now is test it all out, i think i have to use some jumpers on the infinity to sort out the disk drive numbers and stuff.

Will do this tomorrow as it's midnight here and bed time
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Is it better than SD2IEC?
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Is it better than SD2IEC?
SD2IEC is a floppy emulator while this is a datasette emulator, so you can't really compare the two directly..


So are floppies better than tapes? In most practical terms, yes. Tapes are very slow and mostly sequential, but if you have a collection of tapes from your youth that you would like to experience again, then this could be an option instead of fiddling with a real datasette.
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Thanks for reply, can I play games like IK/giana sisters with sd2iec?

And possible to make sd2iec board by myself?

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Thanks for reply, can I play games like IK/giana sisters with sd2iec?

And possible to make sd2iec board by myself?
SD2IEC can mount any .d64 file and it should be easy to find those two games in that format.

A quick search gave me this link for a DIY kit:
http://www.nkcelectronics.com/sd2iec...ter-boar2.html
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You can make a pi1541 if you have a Raspberry PI 3.
https://cbm-pi1541.firebaseapp.com

Very simple to make, mine is still on a breadboard waiting for me to make something more permanent.
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Is this useful too? better than SD2IEC?

https://www.retro-cloud.eu/shop/hard...v=79cba1185463
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https://www.retro-cloud.eu/shop/hard...v=79cba1185463
Get an SD2IEC and a Epyx Fastload cartridge for your C64. You won't regret it!

https://www.thefuturewas8bit.com

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https://www.retro-cloud.eu/shop/hard...v=79cba1185463
They are quite different so can't really be compared directly. EF does not emulate a disk drive so you cannot use it with D64 images. It works with cart images though and people have compiled EF ROMs with most popular games so in practice EF can be a very convenient way to load games very quickly (pretty much instant).
SD2IEC needs to be used with some fast loader cart or it will be quite slow. EF could be used as a fast loader cart with an SD2IEC.
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