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09-09-2005, 05:25 PM
Has anyone used the link below before. I have ordered AMI-PC a few days back and I am itching to receive it and get started?
Is AMI-PC any good? I am quite new to PC<>Amiga file transfer. :-)
09-09-2005, 06:54 PM
I'm not from the UK, but as far as I know Epic UK (check the email address at the bottom of the page) does not exist anymore.
The software from this package is available on Aminet (here (http://main.aminet.net/package.php?package=comm/misc/PC2Am308.lha)) for free. It works with any serial (i.e. "Nullmodem") or parallel (i.e. "Laplink") cable you can buy in any computer shop - for a lot less than 32 USD.
09-09-2005, 09:31 PM
The link actually emails to "Sales@home-arcade.co.uk.com" ... But still, no sense in ordering something obtainable for free.
09-10-2005, 03:34 AM
It's Pc2Amiga, that program is great. You just install the software on both machines aand hook them up. The PC appears as a device on the Workbench. When you open it all the various drives can be accessed as if they were Amiga devices. It's a great way of using a CD drive or high density floppy on the Amiga. I'd advise using the parallel port as it's quite a bit faster. The only downside is it sometimes times out for no good reason.
09-10-2005, 05:27 AM
I have PC2Amiga. You can remove the timeout error and install support for long file names by making changes to the config files on both computers.
change from :'text surfaces = 10' to 'text surfaces = 2'
change from :'highcyl = 20' to 'highcyl = 1'
PC (Windows XP)
locate file C:\Windows\system32\CONFIG.NT
Add the following line at the end of the config file:
However if you are unsure I do not suggest editing files in your Windows system folder.
(I must add that I got this from a discussion thread somewhere on this site but cannot find the page for the link for you. Sorry.)
This did work for me however and my only problem was that I didn't have the correct cable.
09-10-2005, 06:03 AM
Great, thank you. The timeout thing was kind of annoying. It seems to happen quite randomly; it'll be running fine for days and then suddenly it's timing out constantly. I tried raising the task priority which works for a while but if you keep raising it the computer starts acting mighty funny.
09-10-2005, 06:17 AM
Or you can obtain the PC TO AMIGA PARALLEL CABLE (amigakit.leamancomputing.com/catalog/product_info.php?products_id=247) without the cost of paying for the freeware software!
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