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DriveWire

Posted: Fri Sep 05, 2008 8:36 am
by nute
DriveWire is a program to connect the Color Computer 3 to a Windows PC.
It works with 98/2000/XP.

It is distributed by http://www.cloud9tech.net/

How long till ReactOS will be able to support it? I suppose the networking
stack needs to get ironed out first.

I've asked about implementing the same functionality under freedos on the
freedos list, but I mostly got criticism.

As far as I know, there are no free tools to connect a PC to a COCO via the
serial port to emulate a hard drive.

If ReactOS could support DriveWire, I wouldn't have to come up with a legal
copy of Windows.

Re: DriveWire

Posted: Fri Sep 05, 2008 8:14 pm
by Haos
Why dont you try it and send us bugreports if it doesnt work?

Re: DriveWire

Posted: Fri Sep 05, 2008 8:52 pm
by cppm
nute wrote:How long till ReactOS will be able to support it? I suppose the networking
stack needs to get ironed out first.
That's a complex question, noone here could answer it definitively
nute wrote:"I've asked about implementing the same functionality under freedos on the
freedos list, but I mostly got criticism.
Well why would the FreeDOS team be interested in implementing this really specific functionality into the actual base OS? If you want to write a driver go for it.

Re: DriveWire

Posted: Sat Sep 06, 2008 12:39 am
by coldReactive
All I see is,
This is a temporary page, that must be removed prior to viewing your site.
It is called 'default.html' and is located in the /public_html/ folder.
If you are unfamiliar with how to upload your files, click here.
on the URL provided.

Re: DriveWire

Posted: Sat Sep 06, 2008 8:23 pm
by GoBusto
Iyeru wrote:All I see is,
This is a temporary page, that must be removed prior to viewing your site.
It is called 'default.html' and is located in the /public_html/ folder.
If you are unfamiliar with how to upload your files, click here.
on the URL provided.
Me too.

Re: DriveWire

Posted: Thu Sep 25, 2008 10:14 pm
by ryanjrp
For those of you who care, the protocol is open and there is some source code for the DriveWire server on SourceForge.

http://drivewireserver.cvs.sourceforge. ... ireserver/

And the DriveWire specification white paper at Cloud9

http://www.frontiernet.net/~mmarlette/C ... index.html