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Re: One-pass "flippy" disk support is here!

Posted: Mon Jun 15, 2015 9:51 pm
by BarryB
Any news on Flippy Writing per chance?

Re: One-pass "flippy" disk support is here!

Posted: Tue Jun 16, 2015 2:06 pm
by IFW
You can do that as long as side 1 is synced to side 0 index, e.g. some System 3 and Thalamus releases.
You can also write side 1 to side 0.
For any other case, future updates will make them possible.

Re: One-pass "flippy" disk support is here!

Posted: Thu Jun 18, 2015 9:07 pm
by BarryB
IFW wrote:You can also write side 1 to side 0.
Is that with -wy switch?

Re: One-pass "flippy" disk support is here!

Posted: Fri Jun 19, 2015 10:24 am
by IFW
Depends on the target platform.
For flippy disks imaged in a single pass (ie with a flippy modded drive) you should use -y like you would for dumping.
For non-flippy disks, or flippy disks imaged in two passes use -wy. In case you are wondering which flippy platform has to be imaged in two passes: 3'' disks, where double sided drives are not available :)

Re: One-pass "flippy" disk support is here!

Posted: Fri Jul 10, 2015 6:22 pm
by SLC
IFW wrote:You can do that as long as side 1 is synced to side 0 index, e.g. some System 3 and Thalamus releases.
You can also write side 1 to side 0.
For any other case, future updates will make them possible.
Does this mean there's a hope of seeing support of writing side 0 to side 1 in the future as well? :)

Re: One-pass "flippy" disk support is here!

Posted: Sat Jul 11, 2015 7:38 am
by IFW
Not really as it's not the same thing - but I'll keep it in mind just in case ;)

Re: One-pass "flippy" disk support is here!

Posted: Fri Jul 31, 2015 9:31 pm
by comradesean
For some strange reason side 1 does not appear to contain any recognizable data when using PCE's conversion tools or when attempting to view track information using HxC's floppy emulator software, but DTC can create images just fine using the stream. And this is only an issue with one-pass flippy disks.

Is this maybe an issue with the process that was overlooked or should I just bring this up to the developer's of the software I mentioned?

Re: One-pass "flippy" disk support is here!

Posted: Fri Jul 31, 2015 9:41 pm
by mr.vince
I think the ball is in PCE's field...

Re: One-pass "flippy" disk support is here!

Posted: Sat Aug 01, 2015 9:19 pm
by brightcaster
To my understanding the stream of side 1 of a real fllippy disk must be prosessed in reverse mode. Maybe those decoders dont take care of this....

Re: One-pass "flippy" disk support is here!

Posted: Sun Aug 02, 2015 10:13 am
by mr.vince
That is exactly my assumption.