File Transfer PC <-> atari

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File Transfer PC <-> atari

Postby LorenzYM » Sun May 09, 2010 8:23 pm


I'm looking for a way to tranfser Files from a PC to Atari - per Midi_ports. I read about the progy "", which seems to do this.
But the Steem Midi-emulation just handles Midi-Messages, right? so it won't work i guess. i had a look at other emulators but none of them seems to have midi emulation (for XP)...

I thought that i'd maybe do a little programm in gfa itself, but well...
maybe someone can help me.

I'm thinking of connecting the emulated serial port of steem with my Usb-Midi interface - and then the Midi into the real ST.
I thought it could work with some simple INP and OUT commands...

later i tried something with Open - but ...

OPEN mode$,#n,name$[,len]

something like:
(steem side)

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OPEN "I",#1,"C:\test.lst"
OPEN "O",#2, "AUX:"       ´ thats the question - in the manual theres written that i can put 'AUX:' or 'MID:' instead of filename but it adds semiclones...
       WHILE block%>32000
         PRINT #2,INPUT$(32000,#1);
         SUB block%,32000
       PRINT #2,INPUT$(block%,#1);
       CLOSE #1
       CLOSE #2
'(on Atari Side) something like:

OPEN "I",#2,"MID:"
OPEN "O",#3, "E:\test.lst"
PRINT #3,INPUT$(32000,#2);

doesn't work.
as you know, I don't know too much about gfa and coding, but I'd really like to have such a proggy, because my floppy drive broke.

help is appreciated,

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Re: File Transfer PC <-> atari

Postby charles » Mon May 10, 2010 12:52 am

the steem side should maybe install a larger buffer for the input
then wait using inp? or a bios command for input at specified port ,
from there bytes will be read from array of the inputs buffer,,,

what about disk protection ?

and you need to do a lot of directory tree searching on the atari side..

how com[lex... or theoughal did you desire?

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Re: File Transfer PC <-> atari

Postby wongck » Mon May 10, 2010 11:52 am

Why do MIDI which has a speed of 31K baud?
You can try to connect serial port and use HSmodem to speed up to higher speed.
Does STEEM do serial ports?
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Re: File Transfer PC <-> atari

Postby lp » Mon May 10, 2010 2:28 pm

By default TOS uses rather small buffers for the ports. So stuffing 32kb at once likely causes a buffer overrun. Generally you need some sort of flow control.

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Re: File Transfer PC <-> atari

Postby Emphii » Sat Sep 25, 2010 9:52 pm

If you have parallel port in PC, why not use Parcp ( I've found this very useful, until I bought my present PC. The cable between Atari & PC is easy to build. Just buy a cable and dummy end and little soldering will do that. There is a pictured piece of instruction how to connect the pins.

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