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by TeaRex
Sat Jan 22, 2011 10:11 am
Forum: Support
Topic: Flippy success! (well, almost)
Replies: 11
Views: 3631

Re: Flippy success! (well, almost)

The read errors sound more like slight misalignment to me, e.g. the track 0 head stop is not exactly where it should be. Hmmm... but the problem occurred even before I modified the drive. Also, since the stepper motor steps the head in finite steps, shouldn't it be enough for the track 0 stop to be...
by TeaRex
Sat Jan 22, 2011 9:56 am
Forum: Support
Topic: Flippy success! (well, almost)
Replies: 11
Views: 3631

Re: Flippy success! (well, almost)

Ok here comes the log. Since the extensions ".txt" or ".log" were not allowed, I had to zip it.

The game is Cutthroats by Infocom for the Atari 800.

The command line was:

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dtc -fcutthroats.img -l15 -a8 -y -g2 -i3a
If you need anything else please say so.
by TeaRex
Sat Jan 22, 2011 4:56 am
Forum: Support
Topic: Flippy success! (well, almost)
Replies: 11
Views: 3631

Flippy success! (well, almost)

I found that the Chinon FZ-506 Rev. A has a movable track 0 sensor. So I just moved it down eight tracks. There was easily enough room for the head to move down that far. Now with the DTC parameter -a8 I get wonderful flippy disk dumps. No need for any transistor circuit at all. Two little problems ...
by TeaRex
Thu Jan 20, 2011 3:32 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: 5.25" drive from Amiga 2000 - need re-jumpering?
Replies: 3
Views: 1613

Re: 5.25" drive from Amiga 2000 - need re-jumpering?

But, important: an Amiga drive is DD only, so the results are not as good as with an HD drive... First of all, thank you very much for your instructive replies! Does this "not as good" apply to DD disks too? I have a HD 5.25" drive (several in fact) that I can use for non-flippy disk...
by TeaRex
Wed Jan 19, 2011 9:14 am
Forum: Support
Topic: Stream file layout documented ?
Replies: 7
Views: 2284

Re: Stream file layout documented ?

karadoc wrote:As it happens, we are in fact in the process of documenting the stream information. It's taking a while, because of other commitments, but we are about half-way though.
I'm glad that you guys keep pushing forward and aren't yet disheartened by the loads of questions and feature requests.
by TeaRex
Tue Jan 18, 2011 6:22 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: 5.25" drive from Amiga 2000 - need re-jumpering?
Replies: 3
Views: 1613

5.25" drive from Amiga 2000 - need re-jumpering?

Hello, I just got a 5.25" drive that according to the owner was previously installed in an Amiga 2000 computer. Do you, the experts, maybe know (or can offer an educated guess on) whether I can connect that drive to KryoFlux as-is or whether it is going to need re-jumpering or a custom built ca...
by TeaRex
Sun Jan 16, 2011 9:29 pm
Forum: News
Topic: GUI & Linux support
Replies: 27
Views: 14773

Re: GUI & Linux support

karadoc wrote:Okay, next version (out soon!) you can pick your dump folder, the current working directory is just the default.
Sounds great!
by TeaRex
Fri Jan 07, 2011 5:41 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Track 0 disable signal on pin 33 - how to trigger?
Replies: 8
Views: 3226

Re: Track 0 disable signal on pin 33 - how to trigger?

@IFW: Well, real live tends to get in the way of the all the good stuff. ;-) I hope the signal will come back eventually, since most of the originals I intend to dump are on "flippy" disks, and most of them have only one index hole - and I don't really like the idea of cutting holes into t...
by TeaRex
Fri Jan 07, 2011 1:18 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Track 0 disable signal on pin 33 - how to trigger?
Replies: 8
Views: 3226

Re: Track 0 disable signal on pin 33 - how to trigger?

Thanks mr.vince, the circuit does work on that level, but of course the drive gets confused and seeks against the stop if the track 0 sensor is never active.

If you'd like, please mark it down as a feature request to re-enable that signal. Thank you!
by TeaRex
Thu Jan 06, 2011 10:39 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Track 0 disable signal on pin 33 - how to trigger?
Replies: 8
Views: 3226

Re: Track 0 disable signal on pin 33 - how to trigger?

IFW wrote:It seems activating the line has been removed from the current firmware.
Good to know. So my measurements were correct then. Is there any older firmware still around that does activate the line (just for testing the transistor circuit, as obviously my drive won't cooperate anyways)?