TRANSFER METHODS

C64 to PC ....and..... PC to C64

HOW DO I GET THE COMMODORE 64 SOFTWARE FROM MY PC or CD,
BACK ONTO MY COMMODORE 64 ???

There are several ways to Transfer files from PC to C64 and use a CD's with Commodore 64 software on it:-

SPEED

METHOD - Utility and or Hardware needed

FAST

21-Seconds

(1) D64 CABLE  -Software & cable will transfer Whole Disk Sides from PC to C64, or C64 to PC. 

You must have a 1541 or 1541-II that has a Burst Nibbler Cable fitted, for this to work.

You will also need to build a D64 CABLE. But it is quite simple.

VARIES

   
(2)
CD ROM-COMMANDER  64 -By using the program , you can use a standard SCSI CDROM Drive on your Commodore 64. 

You must have a CMD Hard Drive as these have a SCSI port on the back.

You can Restore a D64 Disk Image 100% back to a real floppy disk.

FILES in GEOS only

(3) GATEWAY - GEOS CDROM-"1541-EMULATOR": This CDROM Driver for GATEWAY & CMD HARD DRIVE, allows you to Mount a Virtual Drive or Image Drive, using any D64 Image File that you have on a CDROM. This makes it very easy to copy specific PRG files from a CD to HD or Floppy.

You must have a CMD Hard Drive and a SCSI CDROM Drive.

OK

    (4) 64HDD  - By using 64HDD software you can transfer files driectly from a PC's CDROM Drive using the   X1541 or XE1541 cable.  

You must have a copy of 64HDD and an X1541 Cable

SLOW    (5) RS232 - By using a NULL-MODEM CABLE & an RS232 interface  to transfer files from PC to C64. 
SLOW

  (6) STAR COMMANDER  - This program supports many cables, X1541, XE1541,XP1541,etc. 

It is DOS based, complicated to setup, not 100% relaible, very slow if you dont have an XP1541 Cable.

FAST

20-Seconds

    (7)  WARPCOPY- The fastest way to Transfer whole disks sides, D64's , D81's or drag and drop single files driectly from your PC onto your 1541. Simply amazing and very easy to use.

You must have a C64 LAN cartridge, ie- FB-NET, The Final Ethernet, IDE64 with RR-Net, Retro Replay with RR-Net, etc.

FASTEST

80-Seconds

    (8)  1581-COPY - This fantastic Tool works on any PC, (using Windows 98,XP, Vista, Win7.), with a 3.5" Disk Drive.

You will neeed to run it from your Command Prompt, (Usually located in C:\Windows\system32\cmd.exe)

It uses a standed 3.5" PC Floppy Drive to Write D81 images onto 800K Disks, as used with the 1581 Disk Drive. (It is not recommended to use 1.44MB Disks, but if you do, you will need to cover the HD hole on both side with a single piece of sticky Tape.)

You must have a 1581 Disk Drive or CMD FD2000 or FD4000, as these can read 3.5" Disks.

NOTE: Don't forget, you will also need to install "fdrawcmd.sys" for 1581copy to work.

If you Don't have a real Commodore 64 or You can't be bothered transfering back to a real C64, the next best option is an Emulator that you can download for FREE and play C64 games instantly. Below are two to pick from:
  CCS64 - By using a Commodore 64 Emulator on your PC, like CCS64 you can play all the games & demos and even use Cartridges. This is the simplest method and will work Immediately on most PC's. 
VICE One of best ever Commodore Emulators, also emulates VIC20, C128, PET, PLUS4, C16 etc...

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Last Updated: 7-12-2011