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by ELITE
Fri May 18, 2012 1:32 pm
Forum: Dumping
Topic: dumping bbc micro discs
Replies: 13
Views: 5304

Re: dumping bbc micro discs

So taing a crude approach, is it possible to make an image of a protected amiga disc using the fm mode( kryoflux would would see all the tracks as alien and so protected even though some might not be) & submit the stream file to you & say it is for a an amiga disc nad when you make the ipf it will s...
by ELITE
Wed May 16, 2012 12:50 pm
Forum: Dumping
Topic: dumping bbc micro discs
Replies: 13
Views: 5304

Re: dumping bbc micro discs

Hi It just occurred to me that if we are specifying the format eg fm, mfm etc before dumping begins(for preservation only) then it should not matter what format the disc is in as the device measures flux transitions etc ie analysing and measuring the various parameters on the disc surface. Therefore...
by ELITE
Tue May 15, 2012 11:11 pm
Forum: Feature Requests
Topic: Generic FM and MFM write support?
Replies: 5
Views: 3042

Re: Generic FM and MFM write support?

Is writing of IPF of bbc discs possible atm or do we need to wait?
Elite
by ELITE
Sun May 13, 2012 8:19 am
Forum: Dumping
Topic: dumping bbc micro discs
Replies: 13
Views: 5304

Re: dumping bbc micro discs

Hi again "-i4 or -i3 should work, depending on the disk content". Does this mean I should dump ie create stream files using bot i4 & i3 since I don't know if which of the discs use fm or mfm, if any? Or is there a way to check this before creating stream files for each disc? So I can start dumping c...
by ELITE
Mon May 07, 2012 10:09 pm
Forum: Dumping
Topic: dumping bbc micro discs
Replies: 13
Views: 5304

Re: dumping bbc micro discs

so i'll use the command: DTC -d0 -fbbcgamename -i0 -i2 -i5 where 1st parameter is drive, 2nd is stream file and third is no of reads. Can you confirm this? what do you mean by " ...then use the correct format as a guide format"? Also I don't have a flippy drive so can anyone help? How can you tell w...
by ELITE
Sat May 05, 2012 12:02 pm
Forum: Dumping
Topic: dumping bbc micro discs
Replies: 13
Views: 5304

dumping bbc micro discs

Hi, I am uising a teac 55 drive. All the games load without any problems when using this drive. All the discs have a single index hole and when formatting or verifing side 1 on a bbc an error message is returned. Can it be assumed that these discs are therefore single sided? Also some discs are dual...
by ELITE
Mon Apr 30, 2012 3:35 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Demand for modified 5.25" drives
Replies: 7
Views: 2679

Re: Demand for modified 5.25" drives

Can a program be written to test the drives via kryoflux?

I assume data will need to be written to a floppy which SPS can sell nad the program on PC then tests the accessibility if the data & if bthere is a match bingo if not then at least we won't waste time on making useless backups.

elite
by ELITE
Thu Apr 26, 2012 12:02 am
Forum: Support
Topic: Demand for modified 5.25" drives
Replies: 7
Views: 2679

Re: Demand for modified 5.25" drives

Hi,
How?

I wish to purchase a fully working drive for BBC 5/4 disks.

Problem with ebay is they may notbe fully working ie fault is not obviuos so would prefer to buy a refurbished and fully checked drive from the shop.

I understand 3.5 drives were sold ages ago so why not 5.25?

Thanks
Elite