I pulled my old IIgs system out a couple of days ago and set it up. I have limited software for the machine (all old II and not gs software), and would really like to transfer some more disk images to disks. I have both a 5.25 drive and a 3.5 800k drive on the machine. Inside, there is a modem card on slot 2. Also, I have two external modems and cables to connect them. Can any of these things be used to transfer images?
I have what is a null modem cable too. On one end, there is a standard parallel serial connector, which plugs into my pc (25 pins) and on the other end there is a plug that fits into either the modem or printer port on the back of the IIgs. I believe this is all I need to use ADTPro?
I installed ADTPro on my Dell PC and followed the instructions. I have the cable set to com 1. I tried com 3, but the status bar wouldn't progress at all in ADTPro, so I'm thinking I use com 1. So I got to the command prompt in the IIgs, typed, IN#2. Then I select bootstrapping, ProDOS, then send ProDOS. Then I type Control-A which is supposed to bring up an SSC prompt, where I type 14b. Well, nothing happens. No SSC prompt.
Do I have everything I need to make a transfer? The ADTPro website isn't very clear. Do I need a "super serial card" or is that only for II models before the IIgs? I think that I can just use the IIgs's built-in modem port capabilities.
So does anyone have any experience with this? I'm dying to get software onto the IIgs to see what it can do. If I can't use ADTPro, will any of those modems (the internal or two external) be of any use in transferring disk images?
Looking forward to a reply and so glad to have found this website,