Galdregons Domain C64

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BarryB
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Galdregons Domain C64

Post by BarryB » Sat Aug 20, 2016 2:36 pm

Have a UK copy of Galdregons Domain for C64/128, it was sealed but have opened and dumped the disk, and found Side 1 is 2 tracks out using -b-8, Side 0 is OK:

-8.1[00]: CBM DOS: OK, trk: 001, sec: 21
-6.1[02]: CBM DOS: OK, trk: 002, sec: 21
-4.1[04]: CBM DOS: OK*, trk: 003[001], sec: 21, *T
-2.1[06]: CBM DOS: OK*, trk: 004[002], sec: 21, *T
00.0 : Control command rejected by the device
00.0 : CBM DOS: OK, trk: 001, sec: 21
00.1[08]: CBM DOS: OK*, trk: 005[003], sec: 21, *T
02.0 : CBM DOS: OK, trk: 002, sec: 21
02.1[10]: CBM DOS: OK*, trk: 006[004], sec: 21, *T
04.0 : CBM DOS: OK, trk: 003, sec: 21
04.1[12]: CBM DOS: OK*, trk: 007[005], sec: 21, *T

Also get six *TB warnings/errors on certain tracks and Tracks 036[034] 037[035] on Side 0 show 2 tracks out!

If I dump with -b-4 then it looks OK:

-4.1[00]: CBM DOS: OK, trk: 001, sec: 21
-2.1[02]: CBM DOS: OK, trk: 002, sec: 21
00.0 : Control command rejected by the device
00.0 : CBM DOS: OK, trk: 001, sec: 21
00.1[04]: CBM DOS: OK, trk: 003, sec: 21
02.0 : CBM DOS: OK, trk: 002, sec: 21
02.1[06]: CBM DOS: OK, trk: 004, sec: 21
04.0 : CBM DOS: OK, trk: 003, sec: 21
04.1[08]: CBM DOS: OK, trk: 005, sec: 21
06.0 : CBM DOS: OK, trk: 004, sec: 21
06.1[10]: CBM DOS: OK, trk: 006, sec: 21
08.0 : CBM DOS: OK, trk: 005, sec: 21
08.1[12]: CBM DOS: OK, trk: 007, sec: 21

The dump still shows tracks 036[034] 037[035] on side 0 as 2 tracks out!

If I dump with -a4 -b-4 then I get a similar output as -b-8, 2 tracks out but this time on Side 0:

-4.1[00]: CBM DOS: OK, trk: 001, sec: 21
-2.1[02]: CBM DOS: OK, trk: 002, sec: 21
00.1[04]: Control command rejected by the device
00.1[04]: CBM DOS: OK, trk: 003, sec: 21
02.1[06]: CBM DOS: OK, trk: 004, sec: 21
04.0[00]: CBM DOS: OK*, trk: 001[003], sec: 21, *T
04.1[08]: CBM DOS: OK, trk: 005, sec: 21
06.0[02]: CBM DOS: OK*, trk: 002[004], sec: 21, *T
06.1[10]: CBM DOS: OK, trk: 006, sec: 21
08.0[04]: CBM DOS: OK*, trk: 003[005], sec: 21, *T
08.1[12]: CBM DOS: OK, trk: 007, sec: 21
10.0[06]: CBM DOS: OK*, trk: 004[006], sec: 21, *T
10.1[14]: CBM DOS: OK, trk: 008, sec: 21
12.0[08]: CBM DOS: OK*, trk: 005[007], sec: 21, *T

I now get the same 6 tracks that showed *TB on side 1 showing mis: 1, *T or mis: 2, *T

I also think this steps the head to it's physical limit as it seemed 'clunk' as it tried to step to track 86 on Side 0 so don't think using -a4 is wise for my drives alignment!!

The dumps also show Data Duplication protection $AC on Tracks 36 to 41 on Side 1.

The drive was bought from SPS and is a Flippy Modded Panasonic JU-475-5 with TRK00 bypass. From the manual it states if you see this on side 1 it means the duplicator didn't have a modded drive that could go to -8 on side 1 so used a different offset, usually -4 and shows the -a4 -b-4 example! So which is the preferred dump to submit, -b-8, or -b-4 (-a4 -b-4 seems dangerous to use) and what is the difference?

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IFW
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Re: Galdregons Domain C64

Post by IFW » Sat Aug 20, 2016 3:14 pm

It would be great if you included both -b-4 and -b-8 dumps in the archive in separate folders.
That way we would have the all tracks from side 1 regardless of what of those are being used for real.
I suspect that the first 2 tracks are not used for real, but just in case they are it's better to have everything archived.
Is this the retail version?

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Re: Galdregons Domain C64

Post by BarryB » Sat Aug 20, 2016 5:32 pm

Yes, retail boxed and sealed, or rather 'was' sealed!!

I have some C64 dumps to submit so i'll upload Galdregons Domain with -b-8 and -b-4 dumps and submit with the others and raise a ticket!

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Re: Galdregons Domain C64

Post by IFW » Sat Aug 20, 2016 5:55 pm

Nice, thanks :)
Please add photos/scans if/when possible.

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