correct PC-DOS imaging settinging

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bleakley
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correct PC-DOS imaging settinging

Post by bleakley » Fri Mar 20, 2015 6:46 am

Hi,

I have the stream files from a 5.25" PC-DOS disk of Neuromancer. I'm trying to play it in Boxer.

My settings for kryoflux are:

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My read looks like this:

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And, I get these two .img files:

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But, when I drag them into Boxer it tells me they are Windows games and it can't play them.
What am I doing wrong???
Thanks!

anormal
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Re: correct PC-DOS imaging settinging

Post by anormal » Sun Mar 22, 2015 10:07 am

for me (i am not an expert) it seems these images size, 184kb, are bad.

AFAIK, Neuromancer MSDOS came as 1 3,5" (720KB) or 2 5.25" (360KB) floppy disks, so these images are bad.

you could try this from commandline:

DTC -fdisk1 -i0 -k2 -fdisk1.img -i4
DTC -fdisk2 -i0 -k2 -fdisk2.img -i4

this worked for me dumping 360kb 5.25" disks

bleakley
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Re: correct PC-DOS imaging settinging

Post by bleakley » Sun Mar 22, 2015 8:28 pm

Thanks! I will give that a try.

I am stuck with just the stream files at the moment, so I am going off of the assumption that the stream files are good. The person who made them knows kryoflux well, so it is a somewhat safe assumption for me to make, but I suppose there is the chance that the initial read of the Neuromancer disk was just bad.

I had the 2 5.25" (360KB) disk imaged - one was called 'startup' and the other 'animation'

As I'm working from the streamfiles an not the actual disk, would the command line you provided by the same?

Thanks!

bleakley
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Re: correct PC-DOS imaging settinging

Post by bleakley » Mon Mar 23, 2015 3:09 am

Hi!

I'm generally decent with the command line but I'm getting confused working it with Kryoflux. I'm taking the command you suggested and modifying for my paths. but I' getting this:

Blake-6:~ blake$ dtc -f/Volumes/Belladonna/Blake/Desktop/Kryo/StreamFiles/Neuromance_Start_Up/t* -i0 -k2 -fdisk1.img -i4
Device not found
Blake-6:~ blake$

Any help here would be great!

bleakley
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Re: correct PC-DOS imaging settinging

Post by bleakley » Mon Mar 23, 2015 3:17 am

Also, here are my first 4 stream files if that will be of help in determining the settings to use.
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Re: correct PC-DOS imaging settinging

Post by mr.vince » Mon Mar 23, 2015 8:03 pm

Can you please put up both disks and send private links via email? This way we can look at e.g. the bad track right at the end. Thanks.

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