PC --> Tape --> Apple II disk

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PC --> Tape --> Apple II disk

Hi! I'm a new Apple II user from Spain. Recently I bought an Apple II Europlus, with 2 disk drives.

But unfortunately I have no idea of how I could copy programs from internet files to 5.25 disks...

My idea was to use a program like ADTpro to transfer games or applications to the computer by tape input, and later copy them into disks... don't know if it would be possible.

Any help?

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Re: PC --> Tape --> Apple II disk

Hi! I'm a new Apple II user from Spain. Recently I bought an Apple II Europlus, with 2 disk drives.

Nicely done!

But unfortunately I have no idea of how I could copy programs from internet files to 5.25 disks...

My idea was to use a program like ADTpro to transfer games or applications to the computer by tape input, and later copy them into disks... don't know if it would be possible.

Any help?


You've got the right idea - depending on the connections you have on your Apple (you'll be much happier with a Super Serial card...) you can send .DSK images from the internet to your Apple. If you only have the cassette interface, then you'll want to take a look at the audio bootstrapping page. I've put together a video showing how to do it step by step, too:
http://adtpro.sourceforge.net/bootstrapaudio.html

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A little more help...

Thanks very much! I've been watching that page, and your videos, and seems exactly what I was looking for. Well, you are right about "Super Serial Card", it would be much better to have one (I'm already looking for one at eBay).

About my computer... I still haven't use it, I bought by internet from a spanish seller (who bought in 1979 and didn't use, it's like new), and my mother kept at her home for me (Madrid), but I won't be able to use it until june, because I'm in Poland now. Just suppose how I feel ;). Well, this computer has some cards inside, and I'm trying to recognise them by photos. Could you help me? I know nothing about Apple cards, and maybe one of these cards would be useful for transfering programs.

You can see the computer here:

http://www.todocoleccion.net/equipo-informatico-apple-ii-europlus-doble-disquetera-monitor-impresora-coleccion~x7687241

There are photos on the right side, where you can see cards inside computer. It's written that it comes with 80 column card, and memory upgrade. And of course, one of them must be for disc drives!

Regards, Luis

P.S. Great job with your program!

[EDIT] Maybe is it a card for printer? He included one too (Admate DP 80)

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Ok, solved...

I've been comparing the cards with photos at the net. Those are the cards I think have:

- 80 column.
- Memory upgrade (I don't know what amount of memory it has).
- Disk controller.
- Parallel card, for printer.

Nothing useful for transfering programs, I guess. So I will try with audio ports, or Super Serial Card.

Thanks!

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