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Old 16 January 2010, 00:27   #1
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Question Amiga game files transfer from pc to amiga?

i have been searching on google if I could get the wire that I can connect from pc to amiga then when I download Amiga whload games from pc to amiga but the questions is where can I get them please? The wires I am looking for ...so that i can connect pc to the amiga

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Old 16 January 2010, 00:37   #2
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Hi Amiga Forever,

Are you talkiing about the Amiga Explorer Null-Modem Serial Cable?
http://www.amigaforever.com/kb/13-105

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Old 16 January 2010, 01:14   #3
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no....but do you think this one will do it? Pc TO Amiga PARALLEL LINK CABLE?
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Old 16 January 2010, 01:17   #4
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It depends what software you are using to carry out the file transfer.

Do you have a link for that cable?
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Old 16 January 2010, 01:34   #5
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Do you have a link for that cable?

http://amigakit.leamancomputing.com/...roducts_id=247

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this one
I couldnt find this one on ebay
http://picturepush.com/public/2780834

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That cable looks OK, if you download the PC2AMIGA software.


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That looks like a USB card reader. It could be used to write files to a CF card on your PC and then transfer them to your Amiga with the card fitted into your PCMCIA port via a PCMCIA-CF adapter (though I'm not sure that is a CF card; it could be an MMC card).
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That looks like a USB card reader. It could be used to write files to a CF card on your PC and then transfer them to your Amiga with the card fitted into your PCMCIA port via a PCMCIA-CF adapter (though I'm not sure that is a CF card; it could be an MMC card).
I see. if i CF Card reader then i am trying find it on ebay but i cant find it
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I put ebay search as "cf card reader" and it give me loads of lists
I dont know which one to get as i am unsure of it.
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Look for a CF card reader which plugs into the USB port of your PC. If you are using it with an existing card which is compatible with your Amiga, then you are almost guaranteed to be able to read it in your PC with just about any adapter. To be absolutely certain, make sure that the adapter will take Type II CF cards (nearly all of them will). Avoid anything which mentions 'CardBus'.

The PC's USB interface is not quite so fussy as the Amiga's PCMCIA and IDE interfaces.
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Old 16 January 2010, 11:46   #10
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Read How do I transfer Amiga disks?, although it's out of date and doesn't mention CF/SD cards, which are the best option now in my opinion.

Summary of your main options:

1. External CF/SD card reader for Amiga. A PCMCIA reader is cheap, works with A1200 and A600, and gives you fast, high-capacity, hot-swappable disks readable on PC. Drawback: You need to use another method to get drivers to the Amiga first, requires an Amiga with PCMCIA.
2. Internal IDE to CF/SD convertor. Works with any Amiga. Drawback: You need to open the Amiga up to remove the card, requires an Amiga with IDE (not A500).
3. CrossDOS. Comes with Workbench 2 and 3, lets you read/write 720KB formatted PC disks in Amiga. A good fallback option if you have no special hardware, useful to install the drivers needed for other transfer devices. Drawback: Slow, PCs often have no disk drive, files over 720KB must be split into smaller parts.
4. Amiga Explorer software with serial null modem cable (possibly parallel, I haven't tested it). Auto-installs its own software to the Amiga over the serial cable. Much better than PC2Amiga, which I think is an old DOS app, and I couldn't get it to work with WinXP. Drawback: Slower than SD cards, you need a PC that still has serial ports, Amiga Explorer is shareware.
5. Put a 2.5" hard disk in the Amiga, plug it into the PC with a hard disk enclosure, read its filesystem via WinUAE. Drawback: Have to open Amiga up to remove the disk, requires IDE.
6. PCMCIA ethernet networking solution for Amiga. Drawback: Lots of software to install, setup and run, probably too much effort just to copy diskfiles around.

Mainly, if you have A1200 or A600 I recommend a PCMCIA SD card adaptor, which you can find drivers for on aminet (fat95.lha and cfd.lha) and install those to your hard disk or Workbench disk. You can copy the drivers using a PC floppy disk and CrossDOS. I'll update my article soon.
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that is very interesting Jonathan Drain
I going to get CF Card reader USB on ebay
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Old 16 January 2010, 14:45   #12
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should I get this one?

it say

* 100% Brand New Item
* Support USB V2.0 full speed specification and USB Device Class
* Hot swapping, insert and remove cards without turning system power off
* Green LED for status indication
* Read High speed over 4.3Mbps
* Write High speed over 1.3Mbps
* Support WIN98/2000/XP or higher
* Support the following cards:

CompactFlash I/II Slot: CF Card, CF II Card, CF Ultra II, CF Extreme III, Micro Drive

MMC /SD Slot: SD Card, Mini SD Card, SD Ultra II, SD Extreme III, MMC Card, MMCII Card, RS-MMC Card, HS-MMC Card, SDC Card, T-Flash

MS /MS Pro Slot: MS Card, MS Pro Card, MS MG Card, MS MG Pro Card, MS Pro Ultra II, MS Pro Extreme III, MS Duo Card, MS MG Duo Card, MS Pro Duo Card, MS MG Pro Duo Card

SM / xD Slot: xD Picture Card, Smart Media Card


http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/SD-MS-CF-TF-MM...item414c3c10ce
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Looks okay. Only 17 minutes to go

On the Amiga side I have one of these PCMCIA cards and it works fine the drivers from Aminet I mentioned.
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