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by Darkstar
Mon Jun 24, 2013 10:37 pm
Forum: Dumping
Topic: FM Towns dumping
Replies: 19
Views: 4493

Re: FM Towns dumping

by Darkstar
Fri Mar 09, 2012 1:34 am
Forum: Software Development
Topic: Visualizing a C64 floppydisk
Replies: 38
Views: 16713

Re: Visualizing a C64 floppydisk

Looks awesome! Will you provide that tool when it's ready? I can't wait to try it on my stream dumps :)

-Darkstar
by Darkstar
Fri Mar 02, 2012 12:04 am
Forum: Feature Requests
Topic: Support in WinUAE
Replies: 11
Views: 3668

Re: Support in WinUAE

mr.vince wrote:...people using whatever product to use working, old magnetic media, to cater their gaming needs... should be locked away!
Aaah, I see what you did there... I totally misunderstood *lol*

-Darkstar
by Darkstar
Tue Feb 28, 2012 6:38 pm
Forum: Feature Requests
Topic: Support in WinUAE
Replies: 11
Views: 3668

Re: Support in WinUAE

mr.vince wrote:...It's a crime actually using original disks in emulation...
huh? Where did you get that idea from? You have any sources to that claim? If you couldn't use your original media with an emulator, many emulation companies would be out of business by now.

-Darkstar
by Darkstar
Wed Jan 11, 2012 10:32 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: DIY alignment disks
Replies: 4
Views: 1629

Re: DIY alignment disks

It sounds like you want to design and manufacture your own floppy drive from scratch. Probably a normal floppy with the stepper replaced by a servo to allow arbitrary track positions, and the read head sampled by an ADC in addition to the "regular" flux change detection, to record not only the time...
by Darkstar
Thu Dec 29, 2011 3:44 pm
Forum: News
Topic: IPF and Openness
Replies: 154
Views: 59632

Re: IPF and Openness

I still think that digital signatures are the way to go here. If SPS would sign all their preserved images, everyone could make sure if he got the "real deal" or not... The only downside is that it would make IPF dependent on an external crypto library, but since signing (or rather signature checkin...
by Darkstar
Wed Oct 12, 2011 7:12 pm
Forum: News
Topic: One-pass "flippy" disk support is here!
Replies: 59
Views: 36429

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

Darkstar, just FYI I did the mechanical part of the modification on my drive with nothing more than a file and a caliper (So you don't have to look it up: eine Feile und eine Schieblehre). Takes a bit longer but it worked just as well. How did you push in the metal ring for the rail? Screwdriver? T...
by Darkstar
Wed Oct 12, 2011 6:20 pm
Forum: Feature Requests
Topic: Far out (useless?) idea: QIC-117 ("floppy tape") support.
Replies: 20
Views: 7350

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

The problem about CPBackup is that it used its own tape format (you could choose between standard QIC and CPB format), which could squeeze around 10% more data on the tape. That's why most people chose the CPB format instead of the default. It was the same way for floppies (they basically used a sta...
by Darkstar
Tue Oct 11, 2011 8:02 pm
Forum: News
Topic: One-pass "flippy" disk support is here!
Replies: 59
Views: 36429

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

Okay, so I'm not exactly a hardware guy. I don't have a Dremel and I can't even begin to imagine why I would want to have this press-thingy :) So is there anyone in (southern) Germany who could modify a drive for me? The good thing is that I have a JU-475-4AKO which I presume is the predecessor of t...
by Darkstar
Tue Oct 11, 2011 7:21 pm
Forum: Software Development
Topic: I can't say I didn't see that coming...
Replies: 9
Views: 5573

I can't say I didn't see that coming...

http://git.redump.net/mess/commit/?id=1fd0273a21044307800d730a227dd5d5e8010c6f I thought they'd start with the DRAFT format but hey, you never know... NOW might be a good time to supply them with a complete CRC/SHA1 list of "known good dumps" (i.e. from the original CAPS/SPS images) to avoid the (v...