Sharp X1 Turbo or X1G Floppy

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Pheonix
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Sharp X1 Turbo or X1G Floppy

Post by Pheonix » Fri Jul 22, 2016 8:28 pm

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 the Kryoflux can even handle them. I can do a raw (blind,) dump, but I have no idea if it is even working or not.

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Re: Sharp X1 Turbo or X1G Floppy

Post by ZrX » Mon Jul 25, 2016 11:54 am

If you can upload a blind raw dump it can be used to analyse the format.

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Re: Sharp X1 Turbo or X1G Floppy

Post by Pheonix » Mon Jul 25, 2016 6:24 pm

I shared a zip for the raw dump of disk 1 here. The file was too large to just upload.

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Re: Sharp X1 Turbo or X1G Floppy

Post by IFW » Tue Jul 26, 2016 12:48 pm

Well, it's certainly working; from the decoded data it looks like a duplicated Ultima 1 disk :)
Use -k2 -z1 -i4 -l8 parameters.
Track 4.0 is copy protection.

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Re: Sharp X1 Turbo or X1G Floppy

Post by Pheonix » Tue Jul 26, 2016 5:40 pm

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 this as a good dump for now and move on :)

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Re: Sharp X1 Turbo or X1G Floppy

Post by IFW » Wed Jul 27, 2016 12:13 pm

It's a good dump definitely :)

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