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Category Disk emulation software
Developer Ville Muikkula et al
Year 2001
Cost Freeware (GNU GPL)
Operating system DOS
Platform PC
Compatible hardware 1541EMU cable
Website www.kotinet.com/1541

The 1541EMU software emulates the internal hardware of the Commodore 1541 disk drive on a PC connected to the C64 by a designated cable. Because the actual 1541 hardware is emulated, even fastloaders can be supported.[1]

Note[edit | edit source]

The 1541EMU software can run successfully only on PCs with real-time capability and single task operating systems. The requirements for emulating the 1541 disk drive are exceptionally hard. The software was developed on Pentium PCs, and timing can be an issue on newer computers.[ref required]

Development[edit | edit source]

The 1541EMU software was developed along with the 1541EMU cables in 2001-2002.

Availability[edit | edit source]

Free download of source code under a GNU GPL license, and of MS Dos executable from the 1541EMU homepage.

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Home of 1541EMU www.kotinet.com/1541