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by TeaRex
Mon May 21, 2012 9:39 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: How to backup Amiga disks.
Replies: 10
Views: 4960

Re: How to backup Amiga disks.

You can't make IPFs directly as that's not a fully automated process; IPFs are too "smart" to be produced fully automatically by a computer. At least for now. For copy protected games, you want to do the stream format. Also you want to use ADF as a "guide" format. As that will show you whether your ...
by TeaRex
Sat May 19, 2012 2:23 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: ZX Spectrum ".dsk" 3' to DD 3'5 disk support (not Opus)
Replies: 6
Views: 2558

Re: ZX Spectrum ".dsk" 3' to DD 3'5 disk support (not Opus)

Physically the hardware is certainly capable of this. However, as far as I know, there is currently no software to write the "normal" Spectrum image types with KryoFlux. You will only be able to write IPF images at this point, and Amiga ADF images which of course won't be any good on a Spectrum. Ple...
by TeaRex
Wed May 16, 2012 6:07 pm
Forum: Dumping
Topic: dumping bbc micro discs
Replies: 13
Views: 5415

Re: dumping bbc micro discs

A quick note from the sideline: -i3 vs. -i4 is FM vs MFM. For every sector of data, only one of them (at most) can work. It's not about large vs. small IPFs, it's about two different ways of recording data. Think of a piece of text that has some languge mixing: Any character will be either a normal ...
by TeaRex
Mon Apr 30, 2012 2:56 pm
Forum: Software Development
Topic: What do you use to build the CAPSImg.dll?
Replies: 8
Views: 5197

What do you use to build the CAPSImg.dll?

I'm just looking through the library code you SPS guys released, wondering what version of Visual C++ do you use to compile the released CAPSImg.dll? Do you need anything special besides to compile it?
by TeaRex
Sat Apr 28, 2012 8:33 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Apple Disk ][ woes...
Replies: 0
Views: 3061

Apple Disk ][ woes...

Is it only me or are Apple's old Disk ][ drives with their spiral cam design particularly bad at hitting the "exactly right" spot when seeking? I'm having a lot of trouble adjusting a Disk ][ so that no matter whether the seeking before a write happens in the upward or downward direction, the result...
by TeaRex
Mon Apr 23, 2012 11:07 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Just put in my order. Question about usage.
Replies: 3
Views: 1026

Re: Just put in my order. Question about usage.

The GUI is very easy to use for most kinds of non-protected disks. For protected disks you're IMHO better off using the command line.
by TeaRex
Mon Apr 23, 2012 2:57 am
Forum: Support
Topic: Just put in my order. Question about usage.
Replies: 3
Views: 1026

Re: Just put in my order. Question about usage.

Are your disks mainly copy-protected originals, or mainly self-produced unprotected disks?
by TeaRex
Mon Apr 23, 2012 2:55 am
Forum: Feature Requests
Topic: xfd write support
Replies: 7
Views: 3368

Re: xfd write support

I wasn't talking about copy protection, even unprotected MFM disks (FM to a lesser extent) seem to exist in all kinds of more or less sick variations. For example, as you will of course know, the Commodore 1581 uses inverted head numbers (1 for front and 0 for back side). IIRC, some system (I forgot...
by TeaRex
Mon Apr 23, 2012 2:43 am
Forum: Feature Requests
Topic: Disk wiping support?
Replies: 4
Views: 2340

Re: Disk wiping support?

I don't necessarily need it at all. There's already such a function in Pete Rittwage's "Nibtools", and doing it on a Commodore 1571 would have the advantage that you can step a wide head in narrow steps on that drive, and thus really wipe out all data, even residues in-between tracks that might be a...
by TeaRex
Sun Apr 22, 2012 10:31 pm
Forum: Feature Requests
Topic: Should -i3a and -i4a imply -v288?
Replies: 1
Views: 2433

Should -i3a and -i4a imply -v288?

Just another of my typical useless ideas.. shouldn't -i3a and -i4a imply -v288 as well? I mean they seem to work well enough without that, but maybe would they work better / be more forgiving of marginal disks if it was included? Real Atari 8-bit drives do spin at 288 RPM after all (either that or t...