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by NRS
Wed Jan 22, 2020 10:23 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Where do I upload all my preserved IBM PC software?
Replies: 14
Views: 2044

Re: Where do I upload all my preserved IBM PC software?

Would it help if I'd reach out to the people in charge to ask for your contribution to be deleted? Yes, do it. Then you could be sure no one is benefiting from your contribution while you have not received an IPF for it. What makes you think that you are the only outlet that does "software preserva...
by NRS
Wed Jan 22, 2020 9:23 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Where do I upload all my preserved IBM PC software?
Replies: 14
Views: 2044

Re: Where do I upload all my preserved IBM PC software?

Maybe you want to reconsider your wording
No, I would rather want to reconsider my contribution. My wording is exactly as it ought to be. I'm not talking about a delay of a couple of months, I'm talking seven years. No excuse about "can't process by just pushing a button" can justify that.
by NRS
Tue Jan 21, 2020 8:01 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Where do I upload all my preserved IBM PC software?
Replies: 14
Views: 2044

Re: Where do I upload all my preserved IBM PC software?

What are you talking about? I expected to get back .IPF images of the Kryoflux stream files that I submitted, which is what is promised on the SPS page ("you will receive the preserved file from your contribution."), and I have not gotten anything like that for seven years counting. Why are you subj...
by NRS
Sat Jan 11, 2020 11:48 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Where do I upload all my preserved IBM PC software?
Replies: 14
Views: 2044

Re: Where do I upload all my preserved IBM PC software?

All original games --> create ticket to http://www.softpres.org/contact
Don't bother. You will not receive anything, ever. I sent a bunch of PC stuff way back in 2013 and NEVER got anything back. :evil: Don't feed the hoarders.
by NRS
Mon Dec 11, 2017 11:10 pm
Forum: Software Development
Topic: Sector write to multi-revolution tracks
Replies: 5
Views: 895

Re: Sector write to multi-revolution tracks

It sounds like you want to add save support to an emulator that runs IPF and/or CTR and/or stream files No. I will rephrase the question then: Assume a PC track with weak bits. The CAPS library will return multiple-revolution data to the caller, with the weak bits having different content between r...
by NRS
Mon Dec 11, 2017 6:59 pm
Forum: Software Development
Topic: Sector write to multi-revolution tracks
Replies: 5
Views: 895

Sector write to multi-revolution tracks

Suppose I am writing an emulator that loads floppy disk images containing several revolutions. The emulated program rewrites only one sector of that track. What is the proper way of emulating this? I could think of only two alternatives: Write to all revolutions at once, which will be odd when the s...
by NRS
Mon Dec 14, 2015 10:51 pm
Forum: Dumping
Topic: Virus-infected original disk not reported as modified?
Replies: 1
Views: 759

Virus-infected original disk not reported as modified?

I have imaged a previously-owned original disk, and I noticed that the boot sector has the Stoned virus in it. Yet the UI either displays the first track as having an error (because sector 10 of the protected 360K disk is funny) or as "B" if I limit the sector count to 9 in the MFM settings, which i...
by NRS
Sun Nov 01, 2015 10:46 am
Forum: Dumping
Topic: Bad sectors on first 10 tracks with key disk protection
Replies: 5
Views: 1223

Re: Bad sectors on first 10 tracks with key disk protection

Try limiting the maximum sector count to 9 in the MFM format settings. This will skip the copy-protected sectors from being included in the MFM image, though not in the stream files. That the BAT file contains garbled sectors is more likely the result of additonal sectors getting in the way, so that...
by NRS
Thu May 14, 2015 8:34 pm
Forum: Dumping
Topic: Early 5.25 PC disk, can't create working MFM image
Replies: 14
Views: 2400

Re: Early 5.25 PC disk, can't create working MFM image

This is similar to Gremlins. The program image is in 1024 byte sectors (and that's the copy protection), while the tracks not containing any data are unformatted. These games don't check whether the tracks actually are unformatted (unlike Zaxxon, for example), so it may just have made the copying pr...