Thank you, pretty much sums it up. You might have noticed this thread heads into the direction of brining more user interaction / freedom and the idea of scripting would allow other tools to export data + description which KryoFlux could then write. The ultimate goal would be user generated IPFs (maybe called differently, but you get the idea), directly exported from DTC. G64 image creation is very much like this, but very focussed on a certain platform.drdanj wrote:(Speaking as an independent individual with no vested interests) - truth told, there have been competing things but they've never gotten off the ground. DiscFerret springs to mind? Despite what you might think, this is pretty niche, and in x number of years no one else has come up with something that does the job as well as a kryoflux. The IPF format is fairly well deconstructed and Kier has put up a utility that can create IPF files and is open - it's not to the specification of SPS, but it will create files that the kryoflux is happy to write, and it's quite hackable. The IPF read-library source is also downloadable, and that basically shows the inner workings of the format.
If more people had expressed their interrest in help and collaboration, things might be different today. But instead much of the feedback was like "when is it ready, I need working code for my project". We decided we would not get anywhere with this, especially since we had/have to cover research cost (buying certain types of computers / drives / media, measuring equipment, producing prototypes). Open source really does not help here, as our niche is neither sexy, nor does any fame come with the work done. So, the dice have fallen. For the time being.
I invite anyone interested in joining the team to contact us; but please no (more) GPL discussions for now.