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by Vipersan
Thu Jul 11, 2019 8:21 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Trying to restore Monkey Island 1 big box game ..
Replies: 3
Views: 1076

Re: Trying to restore Monkey Island 1 big box game ..

Only a 50/50 ISA H20 and Cotton bud cleaning.. Which did help with a couple of disks. but some of the disks are so badly corrupted that no amount of cleaning or intensive flux reading would help. In short I think I did well to recover as much as I did. ..not that any of this effort is much use if 1 ...
by Vipersan
Thu Jul 11, 2019 3:26 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Trying to restore Monkey Island 1 big box game ..
Replies: 3
Views: 1076

Re: Trying to restore Monkey Island 1 big box game ..

Tally so far - I have successfully recovered Disks 2 and 3 of The Secret of Monkey Island I suspect Disk 1 is unrecoverable Monkey Island 2 ..sadly all disks appear damaged beyond recovery System shock ..nine disk set Persistance has allowed me to recover disks 1 through 7 ..and disk 9 using the GUI...
by Vipersan
Wed Jul 10, 2019 1:13 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Trying to restore Monkey Island 1 big box game ..
Replies: 3
Views: 1076

Trying to restore Monkey Island 1 big box game ..

Hi ...I wonder if anyone can help me restore disk 1 of this big box PC game. After many retries with my Kryoflux board ..tweaking disk spin speed and retry attempts I managed to recover the contents of disks 2 and 3. Sadly disk 1 is too far gone flux wise. I'd like to split the case and replace the ...
by Vipersan
Thu Apr 11, 2019 2:47 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Best way to backup Amiga floppies
Replies: 24
Views: 3925

Re: Best way to backup Amiga floppies

Fair enough I guess ..I have perhaps assumed too much. I understand why protected disks and IPFs for those disks are not available publicly ..and I guess if cloning CP disks was possible it would be open to abuse. nonetheless from my own perspective I just wish it was easy to back up my genuine flop...
by Vipersan
Thu Apr 11, 2019 12:04 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Best way to backup Amiga floppies
Replies: 24
Views: 3925

Re: Best way to backup Amiga floppies

Reading the comments ..I get the impression that my KF board is 'capable' of what I wanted ..but so far at least the software does not support cloning of protected disks.
A real shame as this was one of the reasons I purchased it.

rgds
by Vipersan
Wed Apr 10, 2019 4:00 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Amiga Floppies ..what am I doing wrong ?
Replies: 5
Views: 253

Re: Amiga Floppies ..what am I doing wrong ?

Thanks for replying David .. I've posted a request for help in the second thread of the 2 links you provided. I'm guessing I have to use the command line interface and not the GUI if I am to achieve my objective.. But I'm cluless in this regard. If all else fails ..is there a way to obtain IPF files...
by Vipersan
Wed Apr 10, 2019 3:47 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Best way to backup Amiga floppies
Replies: 24
Views: 3925

Re: Best way to backup Amiga floppies

Hi .. I'm in exactly the situation being discussed here. I have original Amiga games which I fear may be coming to end of life re the floppies ..and would like to get them cloned/preserved by dumping them(copy protected) as raw images ..and written back to new old stock floppy disks .. I have tried ...
by Vipersan
Wed Apr 10, 2019 3:02 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Amiga Floppies ..what am I doing wrong ?
Replies: 5
Views: 253

Re: Amiga Floppies ..what am I doing wrong ?

Now I'm just confused .. I thought that Kryoflux just dumped raw images of the magnetic flux from the floppy ...thus in was possible to write an exact clone back to a new floppy regardless of the origin and format type ? and in the process preserve the data for posterity ..? In other words ..the who...
by Vipersan
Tue Apr 09, 2019 9:38 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Amiga Floppies ..what am I doing wrong ?
Replies: 5
Views: 253

Amiga Floppies ..what am I doing wrong ?

After much effort I finally repaired my old Amiga 500 ...and some of my original games played just fine.. I then dug out my workbench 1.3.3 disks and oh oh ..bit rot. I then began a hunt for replacements ..which I now have and they boot fine. This of course put me in panic mode ..and I'm now looking...
by Vipersan
Wed Oct 10, 2018 12:55 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Replacement discount?
Replies: 5
Views: 631

Re: Replacement discount?

Got sick of this auto update Boss bollox .. My solution ..was crude but effective .. A dedicated small form factor pc desktop which is never connected to t'interweb .. If I do feel the need I have an raw imaged hard drive with a stable os which I can go back to in an emergency. and I use win7 which ...