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by SomeGuy
Sat Sep 14, 2019 2:04 pm
Forum: Feature Requests
Topic: Bad Track / Recording Good Tracks
Replies: 2
Views: 87

Re: Bad Track / Recording Good Tracks

The kryoflux, by design, reads an entire track at a time. It could not read flux for a single sector at a time without major re-engineering. On the other hand, automatically retrying single sectors in to a decoded image file (IMG file) might at least be practical, but that would require much more in...
by SomeGuy
Tue Aug 13, 2019 6:49 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Drives confirmed working with KryoFlux
Replies: 229
Views: 125712

Re: Drives confirmed working with KryoFlux

Well, the #1 thing when buying a floppy drive is to know what the model and revision is, and make sure technical documentation is available for that model/revision. Even a "compatible" drive can appear incompatible or broken if it was jumpered for a non-PC system. In theory the Kryoflux should work ...
by SomeGuy
Mon Aug 12, 2019 7:56 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Drives confirmed working with KryoFlux
Replies: 229
Views: 125712

Re: Drives confirmed working with KryoFlux

Yea, that's what I thought. Goofy mainframe/mini stuff. The actual IBM part number on that label is 1685550. Searching turns up: 1685550 · OEM IBM 5364 FLOPPY DRIVE and pulling up IBM 5364: http://www.ricomputermuseum.org/Home/equipment/ibm-5364-s36-pc "The IBM model 5364 was called the "System/36 P...
by SomeGuy
Sun Aug 11, 2019 2:48 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Drives confirmed working with KryoFlux
Replies: 229
Views: 125712

Re: Drives confirmed working with KryoFlux

It sounds like IBM just slapped their own label on the drive. Post some pictures of it an perhaps someone can ID the actual model.

If this was not intended for a PC/AT or compatible then the jumpers very well might need to be changed.
by SomeGuy
Thu Jul 11, 2019 8:04 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Trying to restore Monkey Island 1 big box game ..
Replies: 3
Views: 645

Re: Trying to restore Monkey Island 1 big box game ..

I'm curious if you used any disk cleaning method(s) before reading any of these disks? 3.5" disks can be a real pain when something goes wrong. They can't quite be rinsed out like 5.25" disks, they are very hard to get dry.
by SomeGuy
Sat Jun 15, 2019 5:37 pm
Forum: Feature Requests
Topic: Req: Retry after Imaging
Replies: 2
Views: 412

Re: Req: Retry after Imaging

It sounds like what you want to do is create a format guided flux stream dump at the same time you decode your image. From the GUI, one just selects "multiple" as the format, then "Kryoflux Stream Files, format guided" in addition to whatever decoded image format you want. The manual has instruction...
by SomeGuy
Fri Jun 14, 2019 3:06 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Need advice on how to recover 5.25" floppy
Replies: 28
Views: 2102

Re: Need advice on how to recover 5.25" floppy

The kryoflux can dump C64 disks either as a preservation stream file or in G64 format. G64 is used by some emulators. I don't have any C64 disks myself, so I don't know if the G64 format supports copy protected disks or how well, or if any current emulators have support for kryoflux flux stream dump...
by SomeGuy
Sat May 25, 2019 5:57 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: POLL: Problems KryoFlux under MacOS
Replies: 12
Views: 563

Re: POLL: Problems KryoFlux under MacOS

Which is why I asked if there was a specific bug report. With many projects the best/only way to get attention is to add constructive information to a bug report. I don't do Apple stuff so I don't know exactly how they handle it, but a bit of searching suggests they have a bug tracking system that r...
by SomeGuy
Wed May 22, 2019 2:54 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: POLL: Problems KryoFlux under MacOS
Replies: 12
Views: 563

Re: POLL: Problems KryoFlux under MacOS

I am not turning this into a politics discussion, but frankly again Apple needs to fix their backend. Nothing political about it. If there is a genuine bug in their OS then they simply need to fix it. People just need to know to direct their energy and fustration at Apple for the best hope of resol...
by SomeGuy
Mon May 20, 2019 3:15 pm
Forum: Dumping
Topic: Dumping Eye of the Beholder PC problems (copy protection)?
Replies: 7
Views: 308

Re: Dumping Eye of the Beholder PC problems (copy protection)?

Yes, -k2 is the way to speicfy double stepping from the DCT program. -dd is a very confusing command because it refers to the the digital logic line level rather than the density itself. -dd0 = logic line low = High Density on normal PC drives -dd1 = logic line high = Low Density on normal PC drives...