Data Transfer Amiga <-> PC

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Data Transfer Amiga <-> PC

In the process of preparing for emulation, you will need to transfer the files between your PC where you run UAE on and your Amiga. There are several ways how to do this:

  1. Serial transfer. You will need to connect the Amiga and the PC with a null modem cable.
  2. Transfer via floppies. Requires you to have AmigaOS 2.0 or later.
  3. Direct copy of floppies using FDI. With 2 floppy drives in your PC, this is a nice method.
  4. Network. With a networking card in both, the Amiga and the PC, you will get best results with this solution.

In either case, you ought to read the documentation for the programs that you use for the transfer.


Serial Transfer

If you are using a null modem cable, you will need a terminal program on your Windows machine and your Amiga. 68000 equipped Amigas are only able to reach approximately 3000cps through the null modem cable. This speed is achieved with the standard serial.device or the new baudbandit.device There are some tools available which can speed up the connection speed up to 5500cps. For more help on how to set up a serial transfer see ADF Sender Terminal FAQ and WarTrans. The Aminet is a great source for such tools such as TwinExpress and AmiTrans.

All you need is the following:

Then, do the following:


Floppy transfer

If you have an Amiga with OS 2.0 or later, you may use CrossDOS. It is a part of the AmigaOS and enables you to read and write DOS formatted floppies on your Amiga. MessyDOS or MSH is a freeware program with the same functionality. It can be found on Aminet. If you do not have a high density floppy drive in your Amiga, you will have to use 720kB formatted disks. Compress the disk image with - for example - LHA and copy the compressed file on the floppy. Copy the file to your Windows machine and decompress it.


Compact Flash Transfer

If your PC or Mac has a Compact Flash reader installed and have a real Amiga, you can install EasyADF which includes a PCMCIA card reader which allows you to easily create, read and transfer ADF or other files between the Amiga and your Mac or PC to run on your Emulator.


Direct Copy

If you have a PC with 2 floppy drives then you can use Disk2FDI which will allow you to read an Amiga disk in A: and read and transfer the contents to the B: drive. The FDI files can then be directly read with WinUAE.


Network Transfer

If you have Cloanto's Amiga Explorer program then you can set up a PC to Amiga link and use a friendly front end program to transfer programs to and from your PC and your Amiga.
You can also use AmigaToPC, which is a professional network software setup, and can be found at our links page in the tools section.



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