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by SLC
Mon May 11, 2015 12:42 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Writing dumps, how to increase stability?
Replies: 20
Views: 2295

Re: Writing dumps, how to increase stability?

What I meant is that say I have two single disk side games, both as .g64, and I want one on each side of the floppy.. there seems to be no option to allow me to do that? (In other words, I'm seeking a way to write side 0 data onto side 1). So, how is the Panasonic hardware on the problem you mention...
by SLC
Mon May 11, 2015 10:36 am
Forum: Support
Topic: Writing dumps, how to increase stability?
Replies: 20
Views: 2295

Re: Writing dumps, how to increase stability?

This has a few shortcomings, though... :) Does not work well with Vorpal, probably due to this syncing to index which was mentioned. It does also require the raw files and as I've understood does not work with single sided games if you want them on the flip side. This Vorpal thing is still haunting ...
by SLC
Sun May 10, 2015 2:52 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Writing dumps, how to increase stability?
Replies: 20
Views: 2295

Re: Writing dumps, how to increase stability?

Bah.. I THOUGHT it was stable on the Panasonic too, but nope. If I upload a stream of the failed copy, would anyone be able to tell me what have gone wrong? Edit: Appears that while I was perfectly capable of writing it and got a "verify OK" upon write, it was not possible to re-read it again. Edit2...
by SLC
Sun May 10, 2015 1:30 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Writing dumps, how to increase stability?
Replies: 20
Views: 2295

Re: Writing dumps, how to increase stability?

Last update! (but still unanswered questions) Now I've spent quite some time writing and testing disks and have come to the conclusion that my Epson drive is indeed at fault for the non-working/barely-working Vorpal disks. But most other protections seems to work fine. What is it with Vorpal that ma...
by SLC
Sat May 09, 2015 10:37 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Writing dumps, how to increase stability?
Replies: 20
Views: 2295

Re: Writing dumps, how to increase stability?

Quick update... There is definitely something odd going on here. I tried the following. Wrote one image, using -dd1. Failed to load on C64, but I could successfully dump the image again and make working G64 files. The odd thing is that I tried to write the image once again. Same drive, same image, s...
by SLC
Sat May 09, 2015 8:53 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Writing dumps, how to increase stability?
Replies: 20
Views: 2295

Re: Writing dumps, how to increase stability?

Hi again.. I've now been doing some more research and tried a lot of your suggestions. I'm still not finished with my testing, but a question did rise... When it comes to later Vorpals, is it possible that the loader only randomly fails with a cartridge inserted? I was playing around with the alignm...
by SLC
Fri May 08, 2015 11:59 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Writing dumps, how to increase stability?
Replies: 20
Views: 2295

Re: Writing dumps, how to increase stability?

Quick update. I have now tried some calibration of the 1541. I wrote back the Free Spirit tool using the same drive I wrote another image with. Alignment according to Free Spirit is good, and the game still doesn't load. I also checked with my original Vorpal Utility Kit disk, and it's also accordin...
by SLC
Fri May 08, 2015 9:31 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Writing dumps, how to increase stability?
Replies: 20
Views: 2295

Re: Writing dumps, how to increase stability?

The alignment of the 1541s should be OK, but I don't know how I can further test that? The closest I am to having an alignment disk is the Vorpal Utility Kit. I've also tried the disks on several 1541s, and the ones that fail fails on them all. It's also worth noting that I've sometimes tried re-wri...
by SLC
Fri May 08, 2015 9:09 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Writing dumps, how to increase stability?
Replies: 20
Views: 2295

Re: Writing dumps, how to increase stability?

I use fresh disks when I do this. Will I need to degauss even unused and unformatted floppies? Of course I'm also using only DD and SD disks. :) I've tried with both -dd0 and -dd1, but neither seems to affect the result much. It's still pretty random whether or not it works. Will later versions of D...
by SLC
Fri May 08, 2015 8:28 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Writing dumps, how to increase stability?
Replies: 20
Views: 2295

Re: Writing dumps, how to increase stability?

Mainly G64 files with mastering info (the G64s are fine, they work perfectly in WinVICE.. every time). Was told streamfiles would be even more unstable so haven't tried that...