gavo wrote:tezza wrote:ADTPRO is an option (worked well for my Apple II/IIe) but I've discovered there is a special (miniDIN8) cable required for the modem port.
I'm almost 100% sure this is the same port as used on the similar era Mac's (Plus and up, or maybe SE and up) so if you can find a modem cable for one of those you should be right.
It sure is. The IIGS may have introduced us to Apple Desktop Bus before the Mac had it, but its modem connectors were the same as the Mac.
tezza wrote:Not having a cable I tried using a Super Serial card (SSC), first in slot 2 (the modem slot) then in slot 7 (which can take any card). Slot 2 didn't work at all. I wondered if I needed to somehow disable the built-in circuitry somehow.
Yes. Enter the IIgs control panel (by Ctrl-OpenApple-Esc from memory) and set slot 2 to "Your Card" (or similar) - I'm a little hazy as its been a while, but google will help you with it.
Yep. You could enable/disable various subsystems to allow use of your own third party components.
tezza wrote:But then, maybe I really need a hard disk of some sort.