Reply 80 of 92, by SScorpio
Der Kuenringer wrote on 2020-12-14, 19:41:
I would certainly fancy a more self-contained version of this device.
Do you have any news about that DOS utility, so we can switch CD images from inside the host machine? Usage it in a retro gaming rig would be far more viable, if I didn't have to connect the IDE simulator to another computer.
You'd still need a way to switch images outside the command prompt. I guess you could have the ability to map multiple disks and then have a physical button on the front switch between them. The problem I see if will multi disk games and I believe the largest get up to seven disks.
Maybe using serial could be the same to interface from inside the host, though I believe some controllers cards has the serial ports on the PCB with a parallel and gameport as headers.