2017-08-26 05:02:37 UTC
I have a modern (ish) desktop computer. It's not my main computer, but I like using it for programming and tinkering. It's running Windows 2000 and unlike new computers, it actually DOES have a serial port. (Com1 ?) I was wondering, can I connect the Apple II+ to it by hooking up a cable from the SSC? Could I use that to transfer files between the computers? Like if I wrote a BASIC program on the Apple II and have it saved on a 5.25 floppy disk, could I send the file to the modern computer via the serial connection? Then I could save it as a text file. Or vice versa, send text files from the modern computer to the Apple II+?
I've read about people converting the serial to USB, but since I have a computer that still has a serial port, I figured it would be easier to just use that.
If so, this would make things so much easier instead of having to retype code whenever I want to share BASIC programs between the Apple II and a modern computer.
And are there any other interesting uses for the SSC that I should look into?