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Apple II+ Serial Loopback Issue #112821
03/07/18 10:45 AM
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Many thanks for the warm welcome.

I am a MAME newbie who is using MAME to emulate an Apple II+ with a Super Serial Card in slot 2 configured for loopback (-sl2 ssc -sl2:ssc:ssc_rs232 loopback). I was expecting this to return all characters that were sent to the serial port, however, this isn't happening.

If is use a -bitbanger e.g. (-sl2 ssc -sl2:ssc:ssc_rs232 null_modem -bitbanger output.txt, or sl2 ssc -sl2:ssc:ssc_rs232 null_modem -bitbanger socket.127.0.0.1:2023) everything works a treat with, in the latter case, full bi-directional comms.

The full command line I am using is as follows;

./mame64 apple2p -noreadconfig -skip_gameinfo -verbose -window -nomax -sl2 ssc -sl2:ssc:ssc_rs232 loopback -sl3 videoterm -sl4 applicard -flop1 ../TestDisk.po

The sl2 Verbose output is as follows;

...
Starting Apple II Slot ':sl2'
Starting Apple Super Serial Card ':sl2:ssc'
Starting MOS 6551 ACIA ':sl2:ssc:ssc_acia'
Starting Clock ':sl2:ssc:ssc_acia:clock'
Starting RS232 Port ':sl2:ssc:ssc_rs232'
Starting RS232 Loopback ':sl2:ssc:ssc_rs232:loopback'
...

I see no errors reported in the verbose output, what am I missing or misunderstanding?

Last edited by John Newcombe; 03/07/18 10:59 AM.
Re: Apple II+ Serial Loopback Issue [Re: John Newcombe] #112822
03/07/18 12:23 PM
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Do no characters come through the loopback at all, or just certain ones?

Re: Apple II+ Serial Loopback Issue [Re: R. Belmont] #112823
03/07/18 05:16 PM
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