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by Darkstar
Fri Oct 04, 2013 12:23 am
Forum: Support
Topic: Still unsure which profile to use
Replies: 7
Views: 1167

Re: Still unsure which profile to use

The Softpres Analyzer is not freeware, I thought BenG was looking for a free solution
by Darkstar
Thu Oct 03, 2013 3:09 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Still unsure which profile to use
Replies: 7
Views: 1167

Re: Still unsure which profile to use

You basically need to know what format your floppies are in order to use DTC properly. If you have no idea, all you can do is try every format and see what comes up. But don't expect FTK to be able to open any of the generated (non-IBM-PC) dumps, they are specific to the corresponding computer (or a...
by Darkstar
Thu Oct 03, 2013 3:00 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Newbie "Whole new world"
Replies: 9
Views: 1501

Re: Newbie "Whole new world"

Commercial software usually is copy protected. Selfmade disks are not (should not), so IFW was trying which advice to give. In my experience, while that was true on the Amiga and C64, it was not the case on the PC. The usual copy protection there were dongles, manual checks or code sheets/wheels. I...
by Darkstar
Wed Oct 02, 2013 12:00 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Newbie "Whole new world"
Replies: 9
Views: 1501

Re: Newbie "Whole new world"

The Readme for EditDisk v1.69E2 is in English and states that it is freeware. Copyright: DiskExplorer is copyrighted by junnno (jun'no). DiskExplorer is freeware. You can copy and use this software without permission. But you must contact junnno before placing in a publication. I don't know how well...
by Darkstar
Tue Oct 01, 2013 9:23 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Newbie "Whole new world"
Replies: 9
Views: 1501

Re: Newbie "Whole new world"

It doesn't really matter if it's commercial software or any other data (except if there's copy protection involved). Look for a program called WinImage. (http://www.winimage.com) It's Shareware and you can open your image files and extract the data. It only works on IBM PC disks though (which would ...
by Darkstar
Tue Oct 01, 2013 9:21 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: How to create 360k image from 80track dump
Replies: 8
Views: 1313

Re: How to create 360k image from 80track dump

I understand the need for format-specific options. But at least describing it in "dtc -h" output would help I guess.
by Darkstar
Mon Sep 30, 2013 12:01 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: what does "MFM <Mismatch>" mean?
Replies: 3
Views: 1064

Re: what does "MFM <Mismatch>" mean?

I'm pretty sure it's 40 tracks since there probably was no disk format which used 80 tracks on a single side. But I'll check.

I'll also check other sector sizes, maybe I find out something. I'll probably have to convert it to IPF and stick it into MESS to see if there's anything usable on it.
by Darkstar
Mon Sep 30, 2013 11:57 am
Forum: Feature Requests
Topic: Far out (useless?) idea: QIC-117 ("floppy tape") support.
Replies: 20
Views: 7191

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

Wouldn't it be easier to stick a drive in a PC and use the original software to copy everything off the tape? If there is no need to preserve any copy protection or duplicator data, all you really need is a clean read. I'm not sure the KF could do significantly better than the original software, si...
by Darkstar
Sun Sep 29, 2013 10:23 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: what does "MFM <Mismatch>" mean?
Replies: 3
Views: 1064

what does "MFM <Mismatch>" mean?

I just dumped this disk. It looks like a single-sided 40 track disk, but all tracks come up as "mismatch", except track 0 and 82 (CopyWrite signature) KryoFlux DiskTool Console, v2.20, uiv.1, Feb 22 2013, 18:52:16 (c) 2009-2013 KryoFlux Products & Services Ltd. Developed by The Software Preservation...
by Darkstar
Sun Sep 29, 2013 7:16 pm
Forum: Feature Requests
Topic: Far out (useless?) idea: QIC-117 ("floppy tape") support.
Replies: 20
Views: 7191

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

There's probably little interest in personal/private circles. Many people didn't have Streamers back then. But for preservation or data recovery, I think there's a lot more interest