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by spags
Mon Mar 11, 2019 8:20 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Dealing With Weak Sectors
Replies: 4
Views: 396

Re: Dealing With Weak Sectors

Thinking about this for a moment, would a potential way for the KryoFlux to write weak sectors be to write transitioning 1's and 0's at a very significantly higher frequency than whatever the typical shortest transition is? That is assuming both the drive electronics and the board would be capable o...
by spags
Tue Mar 21, 2017 9:44 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Apple II DOS 5.25 in. floppy disks
Replies: 4
Views: 633

Re: Apple II DOS 5.25 in. floppy disks

Probably something to do with "DOS 3.3 "high ASCII" text to Windows text" listed as a feature for the softwares built-in file viewer/converter.
by spags
Sat Mar 18, 2017 1:58 am
Forum: Support
Topic: Apple II DOS 5.25 in. floppy disks
Replies: 4
Views: 633

Re: Apple II DOS 5.25 in. floppy disks

Short answer, it looks fine to me. The disk appears to contain some sort of text data, like something saved from some sort of word processor. There is also some assembly language style code as well (strangely saved in a binary format), but just small snippets of it. You can view these by opening the...
by spags
Mon Mar 13, 2017 10:28 pm
Forum: News
Topic: DTC Scripting & IPF creation
Replies: 15
Views: 5360

Re: DTC Scripting & IPF creation

I think you would have to assume it is still in the works (I think it has occasionally popped up in other posts).
by spags
Sun Feb 19, 2017 7:50 am
Forum: Dumping
Topic: Volunteer needed - Silicon Valley
Replies: 0
Views: 669

Volunteer needed - Silicon Valley

I'm looking for a volunteer in or close to the Silicon Valley area to dump a few floppy disks (hopefully no more than two). The disk(s) in question is/are from a fairly rare Apple // title, which is essentially a classroom word processor. This particular title is not one that is readily available fo...
by spags
Fri Feb 17, 2017 3:43 am
Forum: Support
Topic: Will KryoFlux help me? Will I be able to use this device?
Replies: 5
Views: 973

Re: Will KryoFlux help me? Will I be able to use this device?

I tend to think that if there were a good online video on Kryoflux usage, then it would be mentioned more often than not in these forums. So although I haven't actually checked, I'd say there probably aren't a lot in the way of videos for Kryoflux beginners. The official Kryoflux documentation does ...
by spags
Wed Feb 15, 2017 12:54 pm
Forum: Dumping
Topic: Apple II disk Grrr.....
Replies: 63
Views: 6307

Re: Apple II disk Grrr.....

Well according to that same article I linked to further above, a lot of the Infocom titles used almost the same types of copy protection schemes (or more correctly, the same cracking scheme could be used on multiple titles). So with the caveat that I haven't dumped any such copy protected Apple // f...
by spags
Wed Jan 25, 2017 12:18 am
Forum: Dumping
Topic: Apple II disk Grrr.....
Replies: 63
Views: 6307

Re: Apple II disk Grrr.....

A good question to which I don't have an answer to. No the DSK and PO disk images are only sector-based (which is why a lot of Apple // archived titles that had copy protection are cracked versions). My understanding is that NIB is a layer above this - more like what the floppy controller would actu...
by spags
Mon Jan 23, 2017 3:36 am
Forum: Dumping
Topic: Apple II disk Grrr.....
Replies: 63
Views: 6307

Re: Apple II disk Grrr.....

Yes, for your purposes I believe you will want to convert it to a NIB disk image.
by spags
Sun Jan 22, 2017 9:06 pm
Forum: Dumping
Topic: Apple II disk Grrr.....
Replies: 63
Views: 6307

Re: Apple II disk Grrr.....

According to http://computist.applearchives.com/computist/ , various Infocom Apple // titles used copy protection, including the one you are working on. I don't know how the software works but maybe that has something to do with it? The info on that page for Infidel says it is the same protection us...