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by SLC
Tue May 10, 2016 3:22 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Issues writing raw streams
Replies: 11
Views: 1914

Re: Issues writing raw streams

An update here.. I read an original x68000 disk and found no errors while reading it, but when writing it back to real floppy again it was the same. Lots of bad sectors. Now I'm wondering if it may be my drive that isn't too happy about writing HD disks or if there is something else going wrong... I...
by SLC
Wed Apr 27, 2016 12:42 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Issues writing raw streams
Replies: 11
Views: 1914

Re: Issues writing raw streams

Any chance that might come up before may 14th? ;) I have an X68000 available that I really want to have up and running on a retro games convention, but no suitable games, only a few raw images which I can't seem to make a working copy of. I will check them for gap in the middle of tracks with GUI an...
by SLC
Wed Apr 27, 2016 10:58 am
Forum: Support
Topic: Issues writing raw streams
Replies: 11
Views: 1914

Re: Issues writing raw streams

Ah.. this might explain a lot. It's odd that the X68000 disk should be non-index aligned, though. Especially if it should have come from an original (I do not know the source of them, I was handed the images). Is there a way to find out?
by SLC
Tue Apr 26, 2016 11:04 am
Forum: Support
Topic: Issues writing raw streams
Replies: 11
Views: 1914

Re: Issues writing raw streams

Yes. Tried several disks. Both SD and HD (with both -dd0 and -dd1). I did obviously not try writing DD to HD and vice versa :) What disk would you want to see? The X68000 stream I'm trying to write? Or will a dump of a C64 disk with the same results be just as good? Or both? :) I'm happy to provide ...
by SLC
Mon Apr 25, 2016 6:57 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Issues writing raw streams
Replies: 11
Views: 1914

Issues writing raw streams

Hi I've been trying to write raw streams of some x68000 stuff since there's no IPF files or similar available for it. The disks failed and I think I may have figured out why. I tried writing raw stream from a 1541 formatted C64-disk too, which also failed. When looking at a dump of the newly written...
by SLC
Fri Jul 10, 2015 6:22 pm
Forum: News
Topic: One-pass "flippy" disk support is here!
Replies: 59
Views: 39232

Re: One-pass "flippy" disk support is here!

You can do that as long as side 1 is synced to side 0 index, e.g. some System 3 and Thalamus releases. You can also write side 1 to side 0. For any other case, future updates will make them possible. Does this mean there's a hope of seeing support of writing side 0 to side 1 in the future as well? :)
by SLC
Thu May 14, 2015 1:45 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Stains on floppy disks
Replies: 4
Views: 1455

Re: Stains on floppy disks

I doesn't appear to be inside (I cut one open to check), but I've decided I'll discard them either way. Selling them to someone who will bother manually cleaning them, and if noone buys I'll just throw them away. But since we're talking almost 70 floppies I wanted to see if anyone has more patience ...
by SLC
Thu May 14, 2015 8:15 am
Forum: General
Topic: Stains on floppy disks
Replies: 4
Views: 1455

Re: Stains on floppy disks

I should also mention that if one bothered, this can indeed be wiped off. The most effective way, even though you're not supposed to do that, seems to be gently swiping your finger over the stains. Can mold be removed that easily? Also, should I just throw these away? (they're unused, so it stings a...
by SLC
Thu May 14, 2015 7:38 am
Forum: General
Topic: Stains on floppy disks
Replies: 4
Views: 1455

Stains on floppy disks

Hi Thought I'd ask here too, in hopes of getting a response from someone who's "seen it all". I discovered some of my floppies were stained by a coincidence here the other day (see http://colaku.com/~tomsk/dirtyfloppy.jpg ) What on earth is this? I found it to be present on every single Nashua-disk ...
by SLC
Mon May 11, 2015 3:42 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Writing dumps, how to increase stability?
Replies: 20
Views: 2295

Re: Writing dumps, how to increase stability?

Not sure if you may have misunderstood some of my ramblings, so I try to clarify the main points again here :) This applies for both Epson and Panasonic drive. I've tried rewriting the same image several times to several floppies, sometimes also the same floppies. The thing is, when I first have a V...