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Apple /// Rides Again!

PostPosted: Wed Aug 31, 2011 3:21 am
by david__schmidt
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It lives. This was the diversion I mentioned in another recent post - I needed a little firmware support to stitch everything together. The driver comes with instructions and covers all the minute details, but by way of a quick overview, the driver:
* Supports eight SmartPort devices configured on the CFFA3000
* Has hot-swapping capabilities - drives are "removable" the same way a floppy is
* Has an integrated formatter that lays down a SOS/ProDOS filesystem structure
* Runs at full speed... 2 blazing MHz. No downshifting required, unlike the original CFFA hardware.
The beta driver is available now from the beta downloads page.

Re: Apple /// Rides Again!

PostPosted: Fri Sep 09, 2011 7:58 am
by david__schmidt
I did some more comprehensive testing last night, and found that the driver will crash if you don't actually have a CFFA3000 card plugged into the slot you generated the system for. I've since corrected that - the driver will just be quiet if 1) the card is in a different slot than specified, or 2) there is no card at all in the system. So that will make it possible to include in a driver package without worrying about it affecting anything else.

The device names will be changing from ".CFFA3K*" to the more official ".CFFA3000D*".

The next time the driver package is updated, those changes will be included.

Re: Apple /// Rides Again!

PostPosted: Fri Oct 11, 2013 2:59 pm
by Keatah
I assume this this an attempt at bringing CFFA3000 to the Apple /// ?

Re: Apple /// Rides Again!

PostPosted: Fri Oct 11, 2013 6:10 pm
by david__schmidt
Keatah wrote:I assume this this an attempt at bringing CFFA3000 to the Apple /// ?

Attempt? No, it is a native Apple /// driver for the CFFA3000. It is fully supported.

Re: Apple /// Rides Again!

PostPosted: Sat Oct 12, 2013 9:35 pm
by Keatah
Well..shit.. I'll be damned!