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2019-01-14 21:56

Registered: Aug 2002
Posts: 84
transfer files from amiga to pc ?

Hi, not sure if this is the correct place to ask but here goes. I have recently found my old amiga -> c64 cross assembler disks. All i remember is that it used the pdata transfer system with a cable connecting the amiga to the 64.

The cable is long gone but i would like to get the source code from the amiga disks transferred to my laptop and maybe do some updates to some of the programs.

Is there anyone who can help with the transfer?, i am positive that the files are plain text, but i have no way to get them from my amiga floppys to a pc.
2019-01-14 22:39

Registered: Mar 2003
Posts: 1369
You may also consider getting something like this:


...including a cable to use it as an external disk drive for your amiga.
2019-01-15 07:51

Registered: Apr 2002
Posts: 4365
back in the days I've used pc 720k 3,5" formatted disks. Migggy (workbench with some help) can read write 720k pc disks totally transparently, and so can the PC 1,44 drive.
2019-01-15 08:27

Registered: Dec 2001
Posts: 9021
by far the easiest and least expensive way is to just use a nullmodem cable. another would be to use "crossdos" on the amiga and write the files to regular DOS formatted disks like oswald said.
2019-01-15 08:51

Registered: Jul 2018
Posts: 13
Print on a printer with Amiga and then scan on PC ;)
2019-01-15 09:56

Registered: Oct 2014
Posts: 249
2019-01-15 13:04

Registered: Feb 2009
Posts: 230
I use CF card in my A1200 to move stuff between PC and Amiga.
If you don't have time pressure you could send me 3,5 discs and I can copy the files for you. PM me.
2019-01-15 15:22

Registered: Jan 2018
Posts: 130
Amiga can read PC 720k floppies, but you need to get a special program (or driver? don't know the terminology :P) for it in the first place. I use a null modem cable to transfer disk images to amiga. Never did it the other way around, but I'm sure it works. Though I used that PC floppy too at one point.

Funny story actually. I bought an old Pentium1 laptop without USB or Ethernet port. I wanted to transfer my game on it, that's why I bought it, wanted to see if my game could run on such old hardware (it works!). It had windows 2000 installed, but the previous owner deleted the Hyper Terminal for some reason (even the manual was still there, just no .exe). I got this laptop on sunday and I was a hothead, couldn't wait for next day to buy a blank CD. So I made an amiga disk on pc containing that PC disk driver and a serial client for windows, transfered that to amiga. Ran the PC floppy driver, inserted another floppy, copied the Windows serial program to the PC formated floppy and finally I could use it on that laptop.
2019-01-15 18:24

Registered: Jul 2005
Posts: 39
Unless you use crossdos as allready have been suggest, and null modem cable it will take some time.

As I remember you need atleast Kickstart 2+ for crossdos to work, else you need to find and old one, you need a device a handler and PC0 in mountlist on old Kickstart 1.3
ADF files not good on Kick1.3

How many disks are we talking about?
What Amiga do you own?
Plain Amiga 500 (with more than ½ Mb) and floppy drive?
Have you any Amiga with harddrive in anyway?
Or better an Amiga with network card then setup Samba?

The problem is to get the disk from amiga to harddrive.
If done try use winuae and set in the formatted amiga harddrive.

Else try asking on english amiga board.

link: http://eab.abime.net/ sorry if I broke any rules about direct link.
2019-01-15 19:51

Registered: Feb 2009
Posts: 230
or again...
.insert Amiga disk into my A1200
.copy files to CF card (via PCMCIA CF adapter)
.insert card to PC
.grab a beer
2019-01-16 18:46

Registered: Apr 2005
Posts: 28
I have used the ancient Twin Express tools for convenient transfer between DOS PCs and/or Amigas. It gives you an identical shell on both sides with a bunch of commands for local/remote file manipulation.

I recall it can use a std. 5 wire nullmodem cable for 115.2 kbaud transfers on stock A500, but if you build its custom 7 wire nonstandard cable you can use a double datarate transfer mode. I still have such a cable somewhere.

There was also ParNET or sthing for higher rate transfers via the parallel port, but that resulted in blown Amiga CIA chips for a few of my buddies, so I would stick with Twin Express.
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