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Using Commodore peripherals with Enterprise
« on: 2007.April.10. 15:08:12 »
In 1987 the 'a' Studio released a package called Commodore Multifile Transfer (CBM-MFT):


I think this is one of the mostly unknow Enterprise accessories. Currently I not know anyone who is have the original package.
Now we talked about these things in the Hungarian forum, and now szalai56 uploaded the program, and two hand-draws of the cable.
Now I try to make one cable :-)

Features of the package: can read/write Commodore disks via 1541 drives. And can print to Comodore compatible printer.
The program define the CBM: EXOS device.
For example save to disk:
SAVE "CBM8:PRG.BAS"
EXOS commands:
:$
display directory of the disk
:@
read the error channel of the drive
:@ command
send command to the drive, for example format disk:
:@ N:disk,id

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Re: Using Commodore peripherals with Enterprise
« Reply #1 on: 2007.April.21. 12:25:47 »
Now working :-)
The pinout of the cable:

CBM 1   SRQ
CBM 2   GND   EP NET B1 GND      
CBM 3   ATN   EP Printer B7 Data7   
CBM 4   CLK   EP NET A3,A4 Control Bus   
CBM 5   DATA  EP NET B3,B4 Data Bus      
CBM 6   RESET EP Printer A2 Strobe   

The version 2.0 program have a bug:
After the program loaded needed to make warm start for initialising the serial bus.
I hope anyone have the later versions (3.1, 4.1) of this software.



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Re: Using Commodore peripherals with Enterprise
« Reply #2 on: 2022.April.12. 23:03:24 »
Wow, I just came across this ancient threax but I found it very interesting!
Is there any more detailed info about it? If I undrstood correctly, we could read/write EP software on commodore-formatted 1541 disks, using only a simple cable???
:shock:

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Re: Using Commodore peripherals with Enterprise
« Reply #3 on: 2022.April.13. 06:23:30 »
Wow, I just came across this ancient threax but I found it very interesting!
Is there any more detailed info about it? If I undrstood correctly, we could read/write EP software on commodore-formatted 1541 disks, using only a simple cable???
:shock:
Yes, that's right. See details here (in Hungarian), schematic at bottom of the page:
http://www.ep128.hu/Ep_Util/CBM_MFT.htm
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