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by anormal
Fri Mar 20, 2015 10:50 pm
Forum: Software Development
Topic: Apple II & Atari 8-Bit image files.
Replies: 18
Views: 6253

Re: Apple II & Atari 8-Bit image files.

you could try ipf documentation by drCoolZic,

his web is great, i am still to find any site with more information about disk protections (in general, and atari st specifically)

About loading Apple II. I also have a dream, full RAW/IPF/SCP support in Mess :D
by anormal
Fri Nov 21, 2014 10:13 am
Forum: Dumping
Topic: My experiments dumping pc 5 1/4 360K floppies
Replies: 13
Views: 3356

Re: My experiments dumping pc 5 1/4 360K floppies

hi again,

anyone knows any european site to buy 5 1/4 floppy drives? i tried ebay, but they are ver very scarce and very expensive

millions of these drives were build... i mean, come on... 140€ for an old floppy drive?
by anormal
Fri Aug 15, 2014 1:37 pm
Forum: Dumping
Topic: My experiments dumping pc 5 1/4 360K floppies
Replies: 13
Views: 3356

Re: My experiments dumping pc 5 1/4 360K floppies

:(( it seems something was wrong with my drive unit,

i re-read floppies already preserved by me, Sim City, Time Quest... and side 1 is not read...

it seems i need to get a new 5 1/4 unit...

Anyone here is from Spain? or near?

thanks! i'll resume when i get a new unit! :(
by anormal
Thu Aug 14, 2014 7:48 pm
Forum: Dumping
Topic: My experiments dumping pc 5 1/4 360K floppies
Replies: 13
Views: 3356

Re: My experiments dumping pc 5 1/4 360K floppies

hi! is there a way i can test if my drive unit got de-calibrated? or something is going bad with it? today i've been dumping, Worlds of Ultima 1 and 2 (Savage Empire and Martian Dreams) and Ultima 6 and i got tons of errors if i upload some streams, looking at them anyone could tell me if my drive u...
by anormal
Tue Aug 12, 2014 2:06 pm
Forum: Dumping
Topic: My experiments dumping pc 5 1/4 360K floppies
Replies: 13
Views: 3356

Re: My experiments dumping pc 5 1/4 360K floppies

hi, thanks, resumed part of the article you linked here for further reference most usual are marked with * == 5 ¼ ================================ size = density, bytes/sector, sectors/track, tracks, sides, rpm 160KB = DD,512,8,40,1,300 320KB= DD,512,8,40,2,300 180KB= DD,512,9,40,1,300 360KB(*)= DD,...
by anormal
Tue Aug 12, 2014 10:55 am
Forum: Dumping
Topic: My experiments dumping pc 5 1/4 360K floppies
Replies: 13
Views: 3356

Re: My experiments dumping pc 5 1/4 360K floppies

thanks you very much for so much info, this is my drive: Epson sd-600, 83 tracks calculated with -c2, ~359.6rpm checked with -c1 I was confused about this, i remember this drive unit is very old, so no HD (if i remember ok), but as you see i got 83 tracks with -c2, and 360rpm So, must i conclude thi...
by anormal
Mon Aug 11, 2014 10:19 pm
Forum: Dumping
Topic: My experiments dumping pc 5 1/4 360K floppies
Replies: 13
Views: 3356

Re: My experiments dumping pc 5 1/4 360K floppies

hi vince, i tried to understand and use guide format, but i don't know exactly what it does, i can redump if necessary for now, what i am doing is opening the img files with a img editor (as winimage) or mount it in dosbox and check the files regardless of what other format i use (-i command) if i u...
by anormal
Mon Aug 11, 2014 7:30 pm
Forum: Dumping
Topic: FM Towns dumping
Replies: 19
Views: 4378

Re: FM Towns dumping

if anyone in Spain (i live in Canary Islands) needs dumping, i'll do for free, just sent me disks and returning postage and i'll dump it

i have 5 1/4 and 3 1/2 drives,

small collections of course, i don't want to scan other person 10000 disks :D
by anormal
Mon Aug 11, 2014 7:01 pm
Forum: Dumping
Topic: My experiments dumping pc 5 1/4 360K floppies
Replies: 13
Views: 3356

My experiments dumping pc 5 1/4 360K floppies

hi everyone, after some initial testing here i started dumping many originals i have in my collection, i'll write here my results and notes, maybe it's useful for anyone, it was (and still it's :) very confusing at the beggining, many things (fluxes, stream files, mfm conversion, etc, etc...) and te...
by anormal
Sun Jul 20, 2014 1:27 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Intermittent "Unknown" sectors on MFM format
Replies: 5
Views: 1101

Re: Intermittent "Unknown" sectors on MFM format

hi, how could i know if the 2.40 version i am using has this bug?
where can i download 2.20?
it will nice if you inform in the download page about this stuff

regards