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 ====== About IEC-Link ====== ====== About IEC-Link ======
-IEC-Link is a project for [[:​hardware:​cbm:​c64|Commodore 64]] geeks who want connect old C64 hardware (including the C64 itself) to a current desktop PC. There are two modes of doing this:+IEC-Link is a project for Commodore 64 geeks who want connect old C64 hardware (including the C64 itself) to a current desktop PC. There are two modes of doing this:
  
     * Making the desktop PC appear as "​master"​ (i.e. essentially take the role of the C64) talking to bus devices. The aim of the project is to make the fact that they are not talking to a real C64 indistinguishable for the connected devices.     * Making the desktop PC appear as "​master"​ (i.e. essentially take the role of the C64) talking to bus devices. The aim of the project is to make the fact that they are not talking to a real C64 indistinguishable for the connected devices.
-    * Making the desktop PC appear as "​slave"​ (i.e. essentially take the role af a C64 peripheral like a [[:​hardware:​cbm:​c1541|1541 Floppy Drive]]) to which a C64 is connected. The aim of the project is to make the fact that it is not a real C64 peripheral that is connected indistinguishable for the C64.+    * Making the desktop PC appear as "​slave"​ (i.e. essentially take the role af a C64 peripheral like a 1541 Floppy Drive) to which a C64 is connected. The aim of the project is to make the fact that it is not a real C64 peripheral that is connected indistinguishable for the C64.
  
-Achieving this is not easy - in particular, it requires the development of a custom hardware unit handling the highly time critical timing issues of communication over the [[:​hardware:​cbm:​C64]] IEC [[:​info:​cbm:​serial bus:]]. This is required because an explicit design goal for the project is that it should function on contemporary preemtively multitasking operating systems (such as Linux, OS/2 or Windows 2K and upwards).+Achieving this is not easy - in particular, it requires the development of a custom hardware unit handling the highly time critical timing issues of communication over the C64 IEC [[:​info:​cbm:​serial bus:]]. This is required because an explicit design goal for the project is that it should function on contemporary preemtively multitasking operating systems (such as Linux, OS/2 or Windows 2K and upwards).
  
 For more background about this project, refer to the [[story behind]] topic. For some related projects, refer to the [[alternatives]] topic. For more background about this project, refer to the [[story behind]] topic. For some related projects, refer to the [[alternatives]] topic.
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