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by rcade
Thu Nov 29, 2018 5:34 am
Forum: Support
Topic: 8" CDC/MPI drive says max track is 41 ??
Replies: 9
Views: 335

Re: 8" CDC/MPI drive says max track is 41 ??

Ignore the -c2 detection, forget about it. You can't override it, and it doesn't matter!

Just read the disk as you normally would with -e77, or are you saying it will not let you even read past 41?
by rcade
Tue Nov 13, 2018 10:43 pm
Forum: Dumping
Topic: Weird Reading Several C64 Disks In A Row
Replies: 2
Views: 805

Re: Weird Reading Several C64 Disks In A Row

This happens to me also, but slightly differently. After imaging a number of PC disks (not sure the type matters) it will start saying that all data on side 0 is unformatted. I think the head is dirty, it is not, I clean it anyway. However, reading a disk of another type (C64 for example) shows it c...
by rcade
Tue Sep 11, 2018 2:29 am
Forum: Showroom
Topic: 3D printed Dual Drive Box
Replies: 7
Views: 1605

Re: 3D printed Dual Drive Box

That's really nice! I can only print small stuff with mine...
by rcade
Fri Aug 31, 2018 8:27 pm
Forum: Dumping
Topic: Single-Density vs Double-Density disks
Replies: 1
Views: 250

Single-Density vs Double-Density disks

This is just for my information. I know there is a difference in coercivity for DD vs HD 5.25" media, but is there any difference between an SD and a DD disk? Is it just a certification rating only (3000bpi vs 6000bpi) or nothing at all? I have some disks that are labeled as SD, and they can be form...
by rcade
Fri May 11, 2018 7:37 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Kryoflux Flippy Disk Preservation Commands
Replies: 42
Views: 1941

Re: Kryoflux Flippy Disk Preservation Commands

Could it be that you used different density line flags for g64 and d64 encoding? With the example command line in your third posting above you used -dd0 for creating g64 files. Using -dd1 may change the output... Great question! I've tried using both -dd0 and -dd1 from the same KryoFlux stream. Eit...
by rcade
Fri May 04, 2018 2:42 am
Forum: Support
Topic: Flippy Disk Confusion Between Commodore 1571 vs 1541 Drive
Replies: 10
Views: 691

Re: Flippy Disk Confusion Between Commodore 1571 vs 1541 Drive

Actual 1571-mode disks are very rare. Even most 128 software was only distributed in single-sided format because you couldn't assume a 128 owner used a 1571. I think I've only see one or two actual double-sided 1571 mode disks.
by rcade
Sat Apr 14, 2018 4:01 am
Forum: Support
Topic: G64 demo "Bounty Bob Strikes Back" problems.
Replies: 8
Views: 523

Re: G64 demo "Bounty Bob Strikes Back" problems.

Due to how the timing works, I bet it likely only works on an original 1541 and not a II.
by rcade
Wed Mar 21, 2018 8:54 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Power Supply kills drives ?
Replies: 8
Views: 331

Re: Power Supply kills drives ?

I assisted the lady at Emory with some archiving once a couple of years ago and noticed that the 12V and 5V were reversed on their power supply, which burned several of their drives. They said the connectors fell apart and they thought they put them back together correctly.

It's something to check.
by rcade
Wed Feb 07, 2018 11:50 pm
Forum: Dumping
Topic: Apple II disk Grrr.....
Replies: 61
Views: 4836

Re: Apple II disk Grrr.....

I only have the disks- If the owner has materials, he didn't send them and may be able to photo them for you.