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You can't make IPFs directly as that's not a fully automated process; IPFs are too "smart" to be produced fully automatically by a computer. At least for now. For copy protected games, you want to do the stream format. Also you want to use ADF as a "guide" format. As that will sh...
- Sat May 19, 2012 2:23 pm
- Forum: Support
- Topic: ZX Spectrum ".dsk" 3' to DD 3'5 disk support (not Opus)
- Replies: 6
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Physically the hardware is certainly capable of this. However, as far as I know, there is currently no software to write the "normal" Spectrum image types with KryoFlux. You will only be able to write IPF images at this point, and Amiga ADF images which of course won't be any good on a Spe...
A quick note from the sideline: -i3 vs. -i4 is FM vs MFM. For every sector of data, only one of them (at most) can work. It's not about large vs. small IPFs, it's about two different ways of recording data. Think of a piece of text that has some languge mixing: Any character will be either a normal ...
- Mon Apr 30, 2012 2:56 pm
- Forum: Software Development
- Topic: What do you use to build the CAPSImg.dll?
- Replies: 8
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I'm just looking through the library code you SPS guys released, wondering what version of Visual C++ do you use to compile the released CAPSImg.dll? Do you need anything special besides to compile it?
Is it only me or are Apple's old Disk ][ drives with their spiral cam design particularly bad at hitting the "exactly right" spot when seeking? I'm having a lot of trouble adjusting a Disk ][ so that no matter whether the seeking before a write happens in the upward or downward direction, ...
- Mon Apr 23, 2012 11:07 pm
- Forum: Support
- Topic: Just put in my order. Question about usage.
- Replies: 3
- Views: 1035
The GUI is very easy to use for most kinds of non-protected disks. For protected disks you're IMHO better off using the command line.
I wasn't talking about copy protection, even unprotected MFM disks (FM to a lesser extent) seem to exist in all kinds of more or less sick variations. For example, as you will of course know, the Commodore 1581 uses inverted head numbers (1 for front and 0 for back side). IIRC, some system (I forgot...
I don't necessarily need it at all. There's already such a function in Pete Rittwage's "Nibtools", and doing it on a Commodore 1571 would have the advantage that you can step a wide head in narrow steps on that drive, and thus really wipe out all data, even residues in-between tracks that ...
- Sun Apr 22, 2012 10:31 pm
- Forum: Feature Requests
- Topic: Should -i3a and -i4a imply -v288?
- Replies: 1
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Just another of my typical useless ideas.. shouldn't -i3a and -i4a imply -v288 as well? I mean they seem to work well enough without that, but maybe would they work better / be more forgiving of marginal disks if it was included? Real Atari 8-bit drives do spin at 288 RPM after all (either that or t...