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by balrog
Sun Jan 29, 2012 8:29 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: How to dump "Apple Low density disk (800 kb)" floppies?
Replies: 2
Views: 936

Re: How to dump "Apple Low density disk (800 kb)" floppies?

There are three possibilities: 1. Bad sectors. Check for mildew on the disk surface. This can usually be cleaned with 91% or better rubbing alcohol. See http://www.retrotechnology.com/herbs_stuff/clean_disks.html for more info. 2. Copy protection. This is not all that common, and generally shouldn't...
by balrog
Tue Jan 17, 2012 9:08 pm
Forum: News
Topic: One-pass "flippy" disk support is here!
Replies: 59
Views: 35461

Re: One-pass "flippy" disk support is here!

Hi,

I'm a Mac user, and noticed that DTC for Mac is still at version 1. Since the Linux version is out, is there a chance the Mac version will be out soon as well?
by balrog
Tue Sep 13, 2011 6:09 pm
Forum: Feature Requests
Topic: Apple "Twiggy" disks
Replies: 6
Views: 2279

Re: Apple "Twiggy" disks

What about using an IBM 2.4MB 5.25" floppy drive? It is 192 TPI, which means about three steps per track (Twiggy is 62.5 TPI) — still not exact, but the data probably could be extrapolated.
by balrog
Wed Jul 13, 2011 6:11 am
Forum: News
Topic: KryoFlux - Write support is here and coming to you!
Replies: 115
Views: 45703

Re: KryoFlux - Write support is here and coming to you!

I believe that renaming the .zip extension works in this case. If that doesn't, then renaming the .exe also definitely does. Well, unless they now detect .exes by the header.
by balrog
Sun Jun 19, 2011 2:00 am
Forum: News
Topic: IPF and Openness
Replies: 154
Views: 58177

Re: IPF and Openness

The benefit of MAME and GPL: MAME : for non-commercial use where copyleft is not an option. GPL: for "Open Source Definiton"-compliant open source use This would allow commercial use (because of the Open Source Definiton forbidding Terms of Use restrictions), but the GPL (especially if it's GPLv3) w...
by balrog
Sun Jun 12, 2011 8:14 pm
Forum: News
Topic: IPF and Openness
Replies: 154
Views: 58177

Re: IPF and Openness

Our main motivation for making the lib open is not money. It's not fame (we never did this to become famous). Being in charge is actually nice because there are very few people that understand the technical basics of what the lib does; so better us than someone making it worse and wasting a decade ...
by balrog
Sat Jun 04, 2011 8:37 pm
Forum: News
Topic: IPF and Openness
Replies: 154
Views: 58177

Re: IPF and Openness

Has there been any progress with the open-sourcing? Some of us are waiting patiently...
by balrog
Sun Feb 13, 2011 9:03 pm
Forum: News
Topic: IPF and Openness
Replies: 154
Views: 58177

Re: IPF and Openness

What I meant is as follows: IPF should have a section for metadata. In this metadata, a signature field should exist, and even a public key field. This metadata area should be extensible. Such metadata would be used to verify the validity of an IPF. This isn't a part of the actual IPF data, just met...
by balrog
Sun Feb 13, 2011 2:38 am
Forum: News
Topic: IPF and Openness
Replies: 154
Views: 58177

Re: IPF and Openness

Unfortunately writing a good (read: no significant bugs) public-private key implementation from scratch is pretty tedious work. Why not use OpenSSL as a compile time option? That way if someone doesn't want the external dependency, they can leave out the crypto features (until it's reimplemented int...
by balrog
Sun Feb 13, 2011 1:47 am
Forum: News
Topic: IPF and Openness
Replies: 154
Views: 58177

Re: IPF and Openness

Whatever you do, please don't hardcode hashes. I'd rather provide an XML file or such with the hashes. This way if it's found that rips were done badly, they can be invalidated later.

Why can't something like OpenSSL be used for signing? This shouldn't really take that long to integrate...