Disk drive emulators

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I was wondering is there a disk drive emulator for the Apple ][ series
I know there are one's for the commodore 8bit and amiga,I can't seem to
find any for apple..

Chris

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Re: Disk drive emulators

I think you meant Apple II emulators. Rather than the disk drive? Since the emulators could run disk images.

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Re: Disk drive emulators

No I meant disk drive emulator's I use one on my C128 to use .d64 images I store them on a SD card.
I also e-mailed the maker of this one..

HXC Drive Emulator Link...
Maybe if he gets enough requests he will support the apple ][ as well..

Chris

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Re: Disk drive emulators

There's the Semi-Virtual Disk (SVD):
http://www.thesvd.com/SVD/

The upcoming CFFA 3000 supports disk images:
http://dreher.net/?s=projects/CFforAppleII&c=projects/CFforAppleII/main.php

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Re: Disk drive emulators

david__schmidt wrote:

There's the Semi-Virtual Disk (SVD):
http://www.thesvd.com/SVD/

The upcoming CFFA 3000 supports disk images:
http://dreher.net/?s=projects/CFforAppleII&c=projects/CFforAppleII/main.php

I like the CFFA 3000 I hope I can just copy my Kegs HD to it and be ready to go hope I can afford it..lol

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Re: Disk drive emulators

ChrisUnionNJ wrote:

I like the CFFA 3000 I hope I can just copy my Kegs HD to it and be ready to go

Yep, that'll work fine.

ChrisUnionNJ wrote:

hope I can afford it..lol

Save your shekels, as my mom told me!

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Re: Disk drive emulators

I know this subject is old, but I'm interested in some kind of disk emulation either on SD or USB sticks, just like the 800k 3.5 floppies to be able to load tons of files from one disk. It needs to work with all Apples, like my IIc.
I found several solutions (thanks in part to MacLCD blog) but some are hardware specific or use proprietary formats;

Pseudo Disk ][ Controller Card
Uses a slot.

SDISK II - DISK II emulator for APPLE II
This is one of the best, but uses a proprietary format

Semi-Virtual Diskette (SVD)
Limited to RAM.

CFFA3000
Excellent but uses a slot and its expensive.

Smartport Virtual Hard Drive
Great solution, but expensive and it is IIc only.

The guy from MacLCD is working in one, I'm following him with great expectations.
Javster

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Re: Disk drive emulators

Maybe slightly orthogonal to your question, but a solution to having a disk image on-a-wire is the Virtual Drive from ADTPro:
http://adtpro.sourceforge.net/vdrive.html
That lets you host ProDOS disk images of arbitrary size over a serial or Ethernet link. Not the solution for playing DOS games, obviously - but it expands the storage options in otherwise difficult to expand situations.

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Re: Disk drive emulators

Funny you mention this David, as I was updating my version of ADT yesterday and found out about this function. Now if there was a way to combine that with the Apple ][ Game server...
http://asciiexpress.net/gameserver/
Javster

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Re: Disk drive emulators

The creator says that they Smartport Virtual Hard Drive works with the L-Iron card in the Apple IIe's and IIGS's.

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The smart port sounds great but albeit being expensive the creator does not answer the messages, hope he provided the co so we could try to create our versions, as he doesn't seem to sell them no more.
Javster