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by TeaRex
Sun Oct 09, 2011 6:00 pm
Forum: News
Topic: One-pass "flippy" disk support is here!
Replies: 59
Views: 40056

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

I am! What else CAN I write to a 5.25" target disk with KryoFlux at this point in time? This is entirely for testing. If there is anything that's inteded for 5.25" disks in the wild that can be written by KryoFlux, I'd be more than happy to substitute that. I wrote IPFs from seemingly unpr...
by TeaRex
Sun Oct 09, 2011 5:56 am
Forum: News
Topic: One-pass "flippy" disk support is here!
Replies: 59
Views: 40056

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

Update: The problem on tracks 55-59 does not happen on the normal PC disk controller, only on KryoFlux. I don't have any HD 5.25" blanks, but everything I did to DD disks worked fine on the native controller, both in WIndows and in real DOS - including repeated scandisk tests as well as 2M form...
by TeaRex
Sat Oct 08, 2011 11:23 pm
Forum: News
Topic: One-pass "flippy" disk support is here!
Replies: 59
Views: 40056

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

Alright - it's true the Teac doesn't easily go down far enough. Plus I managed to misalign it during my attempts to make it. Then I remembered that many moons ago I had already added the transistor circuit to a trusty old Mitsumi/Newtronics D509V2 drive which comes right from my very first PC, a 386...
by TeaRex
Fri Oct 07, 2011 4:03 pm
Forum: Feature Requests
Topic: More streamlined support for Apple formats
Replies: 0
Views: 6923

More streamlined support for Apple formats

Now for an idea that's actually useful it might make sense to streamline the support for Apple specific formats or at least the help text that mentions them. 1.) "Apple DOS 400K/800K": Unhacked Apple DOS doesn't have native support for any 400K or 800K formats at all. 400K is Macintosh MFS...
by TeaRex
Fri Oct 07, 2011 3:19 pm
Forum: News
Topic: One-pass "flippy" disk support is here!
Replies: 59
Views: 40056

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

@dusty1000, no, unfortunately your drive did NOT seek below logical track No. 5 on the back side. This is the normal, expected behaviour for an unmodified drive and it prevents making proper images of "flippy" disks. (C64 disks count tracks from one; for other non C64 formats that count tr...
by TeaRex
Fri Oct 07, 2011 2:44 pm
Forum: Feature Requests
Topic: Far out (useless?) idea: QIC-117 ("floppy tape") support.
Replies: 20
Views: 7901

Far out (useless?) idea: QIC-117 ("floppy tape") support.

I guess that this would be what we call "Zukunftsmusik" in German, but: the Kryoflux hardware should be capable in theory of interfacing with QIC-117 "floppy tape" drives, right? They use bit patterns on the STEP, TRACK ZERO and INDEX lines (faster than for real floppy drives, 2....
by TeaRex
Fri Oct 07, 2011 1:43 pm
Forum: News
Topic: One-pass "flippy" disk support is here!
Replies: 59
Views: 40056

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

So... I've got a TEAC FD-55GFR drive here that looks like it should be much easier to get those extra 2.117 mm out of, only one modification to the chassis should be necessary. But how do you find what the video calls "TP8" on another drive? Is it just the non-ground lead on the receiver s...
by TeaRex
Sat Oct 01, 2011 7:13 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Write support appreciation thread
Replies: 1
Views: 853

Write support appreciation thread

This is just to send a very big ***T H A N K Y O U*** to IFW, mr.vince and whoever else was involved in making write support a reality. You guys rock! Oh and to say sorry for never responding to your invitation to join the beta test. My real life was a bit screwed up (work and health related) at the...
by TeaRex
Wed Jun 15, 2011 5:05 am
Forum: News
Topic: IPF and Openness
Replies: 154
Views: 65083

Re: IPF and Openness

A simple question: What practical thing can WE, the users, do at this point to get write support closer (even just a bit) to being a usable reality? Donate money? Donate coding work? Donate legal services? Donate hardware? Keep hassling you? Stop hassling you? Personally I don't really care whether ...
by TeaRex
Tue May 10, 2011 12:35 am
Forum: Support
Topic: New software package updates only manual?
Replies: 1
Views: 874

New software package updates only manual?

Hi, just a question - is it normal and correct that in the new software package (v1.0 beta 10 release 3), only the manuals and schematics are updated compared to the previous one, but DTC and firmware is the same as before, at least according to the file dates? Or was there a mix-up? Or am I myself ...