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by Pheonix
Fri Jul 22, 2016 8:15 pm
Forum: Feature Requests
Topic: Modified Drive (old method,) move to positive on failure
Replies: 24
Views: 3287

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

Currently, when a read fails, for whatever reason, while reading a flippy disk in an old style modified drive, DTC just stops while the head is in a negative position. So, when you next try to access the drive, it enters into an endless track 0 seek. I have to physically reach into the drive and sho...
by Pheonix
Fri Jul 22, 2016 7:24 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Modified 5.25" floppy drives arriving for sale
Replies: 39
Views: 14482

Re: Modified 5.25

Just checked out the web store, and have a quick question. The store says it won't read normal (non-flippy,) double sided disks. wouldn't this work just fine if both tracks were set at +8 alignment (-a8 -b8 on the command line?)
by Pheonix
Wed Dec 02, 2015 6:46 am
Forum: Support
Topic: Apple II nibble image
Replies: 6
Views: 1799

Re: Apple II nibble image

At one time nibble files were popular on Apple II emulators, as it enabled them to run many copy protected titles that used less complicated protections (such as alternate sector header bytes). It may have also simplified the program code, but most emulators eventually supported 140K disk sector im...
by Pheonix
Wed Feb 11, 2015 3:55 am
Forum: Software Development
Topic: Apple II & Atari 8-Bit image files.
Replies: 18
Views: 6292

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

So nobody has done any converters for Apple II copy protected disks? I know the current image formats are rather limited, and aren't good for archival purposes, but I thought someone would have had a temporary solution available by now :( I'm not a good enough programmer to do it myself, though I ha...
by Pheonix
Wed Jan 28, 2015 11:19 pm
Forum: Software Development
Topic: Apple II & Atari 8-Bit image files.
Replies: 18
Views: 6292

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

I've done some more research, but still can't seem to find a converter of any sort. There are 3 formats (maybe 4,) that may support some copy protected games. These are: •Universal Disk Images (.2mg, .2img) •Unadorned nibble-format files (.nib, .nb2) •Raw FDI images of 5.25" and 3.5 disks (read-only...
by Pheonix
Tue Jan 27, 2015 9:13 am
Forum: Software Development
Topic: Apple II & Atari 8-Bit image files.
Replies: 18
Views: 6292

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

Well, I got all my Atari disks working now :) I had to use a 3rd party program to convert RAW stream files to ATR/ATX format. Actually, the ATR format failed as well, but the ATX format worked just fine. And actually, the "Gateway to Apshai" disk worked just fine with XFD format. After I updated my ...
by Pheonix
Sun Jan 25, 2015 2:39 pm
Forum: Software Development
Topic: Apple II & Atari 8-Bit image files.
Replies: 18
Views: 6292

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

Manually loading the u1.system sys file just throws up the debug monitor. Even when the window wasn't active, PrntScrn wouldn't capture a screenshot, so I pulled up the disk listing in CiderPress (below). The cat,d1 command pulls up the same list. I'm fairly sure that there is either something wrong...
by Pheonix
Sun Jan 25, 2015 2:43 am
Forum: Software Development
Topic: Apple II & Atari 8-Bit image files.
Replies: 18
Views: 6292

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

I tried renaming to .PO, but now it doesn't even show the ProDos 1.1.1 screen. It just sits there at a black screen. Remembering how slow old floppies were, I waited 20 minutes and it didn't do anything. With the .DSK extention, I get the ProDos 1.1.1 screen, but again, it never does anything after ...
by Pheonix
Sat Jan 17, 2015 6:06 am
Forum: Software Development
Topic: Apple II & Atari 8-Bit image files.
Replies: 18
Views: 6292

Apple II & Atari 8-Bit image files.

I'm in the process of dumping my disks. With the C64 & Amiga disks, there doesn't seem to be a problem. But many of my C64 disks also have Apple II & Atari 8-Bit version (on the back, as a dual format, etc...) The problem I'm having is that absolutely none of my disks for either Apple II or Atari wi...
by Pheonix
Wed Jan 14, 2015 7:27 pm
Forum: Dumping
Topic: Should I even bother submitting this??
Replies: 5
Views: 979

Re: Should I even bother submitting this??

Yep, cleaned the head as soon as I saw the disk. Don't know how much (if any,) of the surface medium ended up on them. Blue Max was one of my favorite games too. I guess it's back to trolling eBay for another copy :(