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by Pheonix
Sun Mar 19, 2017 12:05 am
Forum: Feature Requests
Topic: Modified Drive (old method,) move to positive on failure
Replies: 24
Views: 3280

Re: Modified Drive (old method,) move to positive on failure

Mine was modified with the original method. If I remember, and understand, it correctly.. It would actually disable the sensor briefly after seeking to 0 allow the stepper motor to step past track 0 however many tracks below zero (usually -8,) you set it to. Then it would read, step, read, step, etc...
by Pheonix
Mon Mar 13, 2017 8:54 am
Forum: Feature Requests
Topic: Modified Drive (old method,) move to positive on failure
Replies: 24
Views: 3280

Re: Modified Drive (old method,) move to positive on failure

Yes, it works normally as long as it doesn't stop below 0. What it seems to be doing is a seek 0, which automatically moves the head out until the track 0 sensor trips. Only, since the head is already past 0, it will never hit the sensor, so it just bounces on the physical block, I would assume 79 t...
by Pheonix
Mon Mar 13, 2017 1:58 am
Forum: Feature Requests
Topic: Modified Drive (old method,) move to positive on failure
Replies: 24
Views: 3280

Re: Modified Drive (old method,) move to positive on failure

ZrX wrote:
Sun Mar 12, 2017 1:21 pm
Now that I think about it, doing dtc -c2 once resets the head back to track 0 if the read was interrupted while below track 0.
Sorry, it doesn't do this on mine :( It has the same results (except it then reports the max track as 0.)
by Pheonix
Sun Mar 12, 2017 1:18 pm
Forum: Feature Requests
Topic: Modified Drive (old method,) move to positive on failure
Replies: 24
Views: 3280

Re: Modified Drive (old method,) move to positive on failure

About monetary donations.... Well, I currently have a list of expenses that, I'm sorry to say, have a higher priority right now. If it was just a matter of re-collecting SW or a lot of the HW upgrades I'm wanting, I would probably put it at a higher priority (setting up part of my budget to that alo...
by Pheonix
Sun Mar 12, 2017 12:58 pm
Forum: Feature Requests
Topic: Modified Drive (old method,) move to positive on failure
Replies: 24
Views: 3280

Re: Modified Drive (old method,) move to positive on failure

Actually, the D64 write is mainly because, for some reason, without the mastering data I have been unable to get any G64 files to write :( Recently, I also, haven't been able to get RAW stream files to write. It's something that I intend to, eventually, ask about in a separate thread. It's not reall...
by Pheonix
Fri Mar 10, 2017 7:11 am
Forum: Feature Requests
Topic: Modified Drive (old method,) move to positive on failure
Replies: 24
Views: 3280

Re: Modified Drive (old method,) move to positive on failure

I was wondering if there was any new information on this topic? I just spent half an hour tearing apart the case I have everything in so I could shove my stepper head past track 0 again. I thought I was being careful, but for some reason, it ended up stopped below track 0. I also noticed that there ...
by Pheonix
Tue Jul 26, 2016 5:40 pm
Forum: Dumping
Topic: Sharp X1 Turbo or X1G Floppy
Replies: 5
Views: 1094

Re: Sharp X1 Turbo or X1G Floppy

Thank you :) The dump of both disks look good, now I just have to find a way to convert it to a format that will retain the copy protection and find an emulator (that supports that format,) to actually test it in. Everything except the copy protection track looks good, though. I think I'll accept th...
by Pheonix
Mon Jul 25, 2016 6:24 pm
Forum: Dumping
Topic: Sharp X1 Turbo or X1G Floppy
Replies: 5
Views: 1094

Re: Sharp X1 Turbo or X1G Floppy

I shared a zip for the raw dump of disk 1 here. The file was too large to just upload.
by Pheonix
Fri Jul 22, 2016 8:28 pm
Forum: Dumping
Topic: Sharp X1 Turbo or X1G Floppy
Replies: 5
Views: 1094

Sharp X1 Turbo or X1G Floppy

I recently received a set of floppies for the Sharp X1 Turbo or Sharp X1G system. I actually received these because I wanted something else that came in the box. Since I have the disks, I wanted to go ahead and archive them and try them out. The problem is, I have no idea what format they use, or if...