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« on: June 26, 2002, 12:04:24 AM »

Speaking of Commodore, does anyone here know how to transfer documents from the C64 Wordwriter 6 to Word 2000 on the PC?  In other words, how can one transfer files from the C64 to today's PC?
Would be cool to connect to my working Vic 20 as well.

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« Reply #1 on: June 26, 2002, 12:15:41 AM »

Something else I thought of: someone out there still owns the rights to Commodore, right?  Don't know who, but buy them up and bring Commodore back to life making PC's.  Just a thought!!!
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« Reply #2 on: June 26, 2002, 03:44:37 AM »

i think i remember reading that commodore had been bought by a british company and was making systems using motorola cpu. read it in micromart ages and ages and ages ago.
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« Reply #3 on: June 26, 2002, 10:03:26 AM »

Hummm,  so they could still be active...
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« Reply #4 on: June 26, 2002, 11:53:00 AM »

Here's a place that should help you out: http://www.c64.org/

Commodore Business Machines, Ltd. was founded in 1954 by an Auschwitz survivor named Jack Tramiel as a typewriter repair shop.  It went bankrupt in 1994 and no longer exists.  Nobody owns the rights to Commodore or Amiga.  Sorry.
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« Reply #5 on: June 26, 2002, 02:50:04 PM »

http://www.micromart.co.uk/content/features/default.asp?Category=Article&Type=&ID=502

not sure if above link relates to what i was trying to remember earlier or not.
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« Reply #6 on: June 27, 2002, 12:04:02 AM »

There was some old software called Big
Blue Reader. Using it you could transfer
Wordwriter files to a floppy. (3.5 x 720)
I remember it only worked with certain
C64 drives.
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« Reply #7 on: June 27, 2002, 11:13:40 PM »

Thanks Guys

"I remember it only worked with certain
C64 drives."

Your probably talking of the 1371 drives.  That was the C=64s  3.5" drive.  The 1541 was the 5.1/4" drives.  One would think that  since one already has a C=64 emulator on my PC here.   That all you would then have to do is somehow hook up the 1541 drive to the PC and make Windows recognize the drive.  How could one do that?  Do know you would have to go through the parallel port, but dont know after that!
Anyway will look into this Big Blue Reader thing.
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« Reply #8 on: June 28, 2002, 04:11:12 PM »

you would have to make you BIOS understand it which may be very unlikely. check your CMOS to see what drives it can handle.
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« Reply #9 on: June 28, 2002, 07:32:46 PM »

My pride and joy was a Texas Instruments TI994A.
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« Reply #10 on: July 04, 2002, 12:12:52 AM »

Actually I have your VIC 20, Redstar.  Been using it to label VCR tapes.
You want it back?
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« Reply #11 on: March 11, 2013, 12:01:55 AM »

Yes, I want it back!
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