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I wanted to buy Big Blue Reader, but I see it is no longer available from the manufacturer. Is there anywhere I can get it?
I was looking at, for example, buying one of these "XE/XM 1541 adapters" on ebay (http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=350325412839&ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT) for $14.99+shipping, which allows you to just plug an existing Commodore serial cable into it and then plug the serial port end into a PC.
I must admit that the cheaper I can do this for, the better, but ease of use is also a high priority. So, I guess I'd want to rank solutions by Ease, then inexpensiveness. The ideal solution in my mind will be easy to use and cost under $50.
Big Blue Reader is very, very old school.
Then with the equipment you have, it would be just a matter of getting Big Blue Reader, Little Red Reader, or Tiny Yellow Brother (without needing to get a X* adapter).
I bought the Commodore 1581 disk drive several years ago with the idea that having it would make it easier for me to swap from a PC to the Commodore, but I guess I didn't buy the "Big Blue Reader" in time.
And how will he convert Big Blue Reader from D64 to a real life 5.25 floppy disk without at least a XE1541 adapter and Star commander or some other method he doesn't have?