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by vk4akp
Sun Jul 31, 2011 4:05 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Making Alignment disks (CBM 1541 & Others)
Replies: 4
Views: 1396

Re: Making Alignment disks (CBM 1541 & Others)

OK. That's a shame.

I guess c64 alignment disks are pretty rare then these days?

I have heard that the disk contains an analog writen spiral track that goes from the edge to the centre?

So how does one best align a 1541 these days then?
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by vk4akp
Sun Jul 31, 2011 1:52 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Making Alignment disks (CBM 1541 & Others)
Replies: 4
Views: 1396

Re: Making Alignment disks (CBM 1541 & Others)

OK. Interesting.

What's the process required?

Could a circuit be made and plugged into a modern day mech to create these disks?
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by vk4akp
Sun Jul 31, 2011 8:11 am
Forum: Support
Topic: Making Alignment disks (CBM 1541 & Others)
Replies: 4
Views: 1396

Making Alignment disks (CBM 1541 & Others)

Hi, The guys in Brisbane (Australia) are having their yearly Commodore get together in a few weeks time. They have discussed the posibility of makeing 1541 Alignment disks to give away to everyone that attends. I'd love some feedback on this as to the possibility of using my Kryoflux to help make ac...
by vk4akp
Wed Apr 20, 2011 1:39 am
Forum: Feature Requests
Topic: MicroBee Support
Replies: 1
Views: 1014

MicroBee Support

Hi, Could you add the Microbee to the list of supported disk formats please.

For the technical info. See: http://shazam.zapto.org/retro/microbee/ ... ormats.txt

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by vk4akp
Wed Apr 06, 2011 11:17 am
Forum: Support
Topic: Alternative Atmel Dev board for KryoFlux?
Replies: 5
Views: 2701

Re: Alternative Atmel Dev board for KryoFlux?

Thanks for your information and honesty. It doesn't appeal to me that I would have to hack up a dev board due to design flaws. I guess that's why they are on Ebay so cheap. Dumping duds on the market basically. Oh well, it also doesn't have the Ethernet solution I need anyhow. I will keep looking at...
by vk4akp
Wed Apr 06, 2011 11:13 am
Forum: Feature Requests
Topic: GUI Software suggestions
Replies: 5
Views: 1930

Re: GUI Software suggestions

Yes and no. I am interested in the idea of playing with a dev board. I have another project that I want to develop and I figured I could kill two birds with one stone maybe by just making daughter boards for the dev board for each project. However once successful, I would most likely need a second o...
by vk4akp
Tue Apr 05, 2011 7:42 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Alternative Atmel Dev board for KryoFlux?
Replies: 5
Views: 2701

Alternative Atmel Dev board for KryoFlux?

I like the idea of getting an Atmel dev board to use with KryoFlux. This way I could also use the board for other projects as well. My questions is if I were to buy one and make a daughter board with the extra 3x IC's and drive cable edge connector etc could I then just simply load in the same softw...
by vk4akp
Tue Apr 05, 2011 7:30 pm
Forum: Feature Requests
Topic: GUI Software suggestions
Replies: 5
Views: 1930

Re: GUI Software suggestions

The Chinese will manufacture just about anything for next to nothing these days. I bet if someone had the right contacts there would be a place that could do it and for an affordable price. 3.5" drives aren't all that old yet, I bet there are even places still tooled up to manufacture them. :) Once ...
by vk4akp
Tue Apr 05, 2011 2:57 pm
Forum: Feature Requests
Topic: GUI Software suggestions
Replies: 5
Views: 1930

GUI Software suggestions

I would like to see the following added to the GUI software. - Pause and disk clean buttons added. Often with old disks the heads get dirty in the middle of a read. If a person sees numerous bad reads in a row they could hit pause and remove and re-insert the disk. Also if necessary they could also ...
by vk4akp
Mon Apr 04, 2011 9:15 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: 100TPI 5.25" disks on 96TPI Drives, Possible?
Replies: 10
Views: 2796

Re: 100TPI 5.25" disks on 96TPI Drives, Possible?

OK, Sounds good. And I wasn't trying to make a joke so sorry if it came across that way. A little bit about me. I head a local Retro Computing group here in Australia. My interest comes from a keen love of the home computing era starting in high school and straight after with my stint of many many y...