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by SomeGuy
Thu Jan 14, 2021 4:53 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: 5.25 floppies image profile
Replies: 4
Views: 84

Re: 5.25 floppies image profile

In this case, it would be a good bet to start with a Preservation Stream File. That just records all of the raw signal from the drive. You can feed it back to the Kryoflux software or other tools later to decode a usable disk image using one of the other profiles. The nice thing about this is you do...
by SomeGuy
Tue Nov 17, 2020 11:05 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Imaging an IDE hard drive with CHS addressing
Replies: 5
Views: 204

Re: Imaging an IDE hard drive with CHS addressing

First of all, IDE does not give access to flux-level information. It is all abstacted away behdind an I/O bus that recieves commands and hands you blocks of data. Earlier "MFM"/"RLL" hard drives were a different story. Most IDE to USB interfaces require LBA addressing instead of ...
by SomeGuy
Thu Oct 22, 2020 3:56 am
Forum: Support
Topic: Help Converting Kryo Raw to PSI for Sierra Images
Replies: 9
Views: 253

Re: Help Converting Kryo Raw to PSI for Sierra Images

OK, glad you got PCE working. That emulator is anything but easy to use. As for the 720k disk, make sure the target disk is not write protected, and if you are using a 1.44mb disk as 720k, make sure to cover the density hole. Also, most 3.5" drives ignore the Kryoflux's density setting, but mak...
by SomeGuy
Tue Oct 20, 2020 3:40 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Help Converting Kryo Raw to PSI for Sierra Images
Replies: 9
Views: 253

Re: Help Converting Kryo Raw to PSI for Sierra Images

I really don't see why that PSI file would be giving you so much problem. Make sure you are using the same one you posted above, in case you have multiple revisions floating around. Also, what PCE configuration are you using? I'm using the 5160 with a 10mb hard drive and PC-DOS 2.0. Although any DOS...
by SomeGuy
Tue Oct 20, 2020 2:23 am
Forum: Support
Topic: Help Converting Kryo Raw to PSI for Sierra Images
Replies: 9
Views: 253

Re: Help Converting Kryo Raw to PSI for Sierra Images

Yea, it let me go through the title sequence and let me start a new game. Both in the emulator and on the real hardware. If you can run it at all then the image should be mounted right. The version of pce-ibmpc.exe that I am using is dated 10/6/19, hopefully they haven't broken anything since then. ...
by SomeGuy
Mon Oct 19, 2020 7:04 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Are there any 5.25'' floppy drives that are officially supported and which can read "flippy disks"?
Replies: 23
Views: 2008

Re: Are there any 5.25'' floppy drives that are officially supported and which can read "flippy disks"?

OK, a couple of things: Pin 2 on that drive seems to be not connected. Additionally, the dump shows it is spinning at about 300RPM. With 80 tracks/96TPI, that makes it a quad density drive, not a 1.2mb drive. That stream dump shows track mismatches on the first 4 tracks of the back side. That means ...
by SomeGuy
Mon Oct 19, 2020 6:16 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Help Converting Kryo Raw to PSI for Sierra Images
Replies: 9
Views: 253

Re: Help Converting Kryo Raw to PSI for Sierra Images

At a glance, that PSI you sent seems to work OK for me. When I run "sierra" from A:, it pauses to make sure you have the original disk, press enter, then it asks for a "play" disk, then it loads the game. I guess the idea is you can back up the disks for gameplay but you still ne...
by SomeGuy
Sun Oct 18, 2020 7:13 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Help Converting Kryo Raw to PSI for Sierra Images
Replies: 9
Views: 253

Re: Help Converting Kryo Raw to PSI for Sierra Images

Where do you see that there should be an "analyze" function? I'm not aware of such a function in that software. Although it could use more documentation and examples. Actually, what I would do is first view the preservation flux stream in HxC. Have it show you a disk view. That will give y...
by SomeGuy
Sun Oct 18, 2020 5:58 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Are there any 5.25'' floppy drives that are officially supported and which can read "flippy disks"?
Replies: 23
Views: 2008

Re: Are there any 5.25'' floppy drives that are officially supported and which can read "flippy disks"?

Are you sure this drive was not already modified? Also, are you absolutly sure the all of the tracks are matching up? If the head just sits over track zero, it will still read SOMETHING but it will be the wrong track. -B-8 would be wrong for a 40 track drive. Also, many 360k drives have issues with ...
by SomeGuy
Sun Oct 11, 2020 7:10 pm
Forum: Dumping
Topic: Captures fine but no idea what system, anyone ?
Replies: 5
Views: 174

Re: Captures fine but no idea what system, anyone ?

Keep in mind that some archive programs did not use the computer's native file system. So this disk could differ from normal disks from whatever machine it came from.

The use of quad density (80 track double density) and 256 byte sectors mostly rules out IBM PCs or IBM PC clones.