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Re: Is this suitable for flippy modding ?

Posted: Sat Sep 22, 2018 12:51 pm
by ZrX
Atleast from the command line it looks like the flippymodding was a success. Defender of the Crown original also requires different format switch -i19 instead of -i6 tho.

Also with Panasonic adding -dd1 to the commands might make a difference regarding read errors.

In the GUI behind settings you have to check Flippy Mode for the CBM formats now, and add the -dd1 on the Other Params -line if it does improve the results.

And check Advanced-page aswell that it says -8 for Side 1/B of your drive number.

Re: Is this suitable for flippy modding ?

Posted: Sat Sep 22, 2018 12:57 pm
by Vipersan
Thanks ZrX ..
progress is slow but I think I will get there ..
I will try again withe 3.5" drive connected ...and see if I get the same result using the switches you supplied previously.
Physically it does look like the mods were a success which is heading in the right direction.
Your help is very much appreciated.
All new to me ..lol

Re: Is this suitable for flippy modding ?

Posted: Sun Sep 23, 2018 11:15 am
by Vipersan
So ..
having established the flippy mods are working for the most part.
I turned my attention to reversing the drive positions so that drive 0 is the 5.25" flippy and drive 1 was the 3.5" drive.
This required a new cable ...and of course pin 33 of drive 1 isolating.
Sadly still only reading 1 side of the defender disk in the GUI ..
and I simply dont understand why ?
the flippy option is ticked ..
You can see the options and result screen in the picture attached.
So close ..and yet so far.
rgds
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Re: Is this suitable for flippy modding ?

Posted: Sun Sep 23, 2018 11:45 am
by ZrX
What's under the Advanced-page?

Re: Is this suitable for flippy modding ?

Posted: Sun Sep 23, 2018 11:52 am
by Vipersan
ADVANCED.jpg
I have default ticked for drive 0
unticked to show what those defaults are..
rgds
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Re: Is this suitable for flippy modding ?

Posted: Sun Sep 23, 2018 1:34 pm
by ZrX
Those settings should be good. Do the scatter and histogram displays show anything from side 1?

Re: Is this suitable for flippy modding ?

Posted: Sun Sep 23, 2018 2:15 pm
by Vipersan
Can't try till later on account I'm currently away from the drives.
From memory No ..
and I never saw a read attempt at side 1.
It behaved as though reading a standard CBM disk...side 0 only.
Perhaps a DTC version issue ?
rgds
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Re: Is this suitable for flippy modding ?

Posted: Sun Sep 23, 2018 5:45 pm
by ZrX
Hm, maybe uncheck Side Mode and set it to both sides...

Re: Is this suitable for flippy modding ?

Posted: Sun Sep 23, 2018 7:15 pm
by Vipersan
Just checked the side mode..
both sides set by default.
So I guess it isn't that.
Just a suggestion ..
could you maybe try the same operation for me and if it works for you post DTC version and the settings you are using ?
big ask I know ..but I'm totally at a loss now.
rgds
VS

Re: Is this suitable for flippy modding ?

Posted: Sun Sep 23, 2018 10:26 pm
by ZrX
As I said, UNcheck it and set it to both sides.