Actually, the D64 write is mainly because, for some reason, without the mastering data I have been unable to get any G64 files to write
Recently, I also, haven't been able to get RAW stream files to write. It's something that I intend to, eventually, ask about in a separate thread. It's not really a major concern right now, as my C128 is currently packed away, and I don't even have an area to set it up at right now. Was just curious about how long it's been on the list. When the time comes, I purchased a new written game for the C64, but the disk I received was bad, and the seller just sent me a D64 file since it isn't copy protected, but the game was a numbered limited run (I have #6.) When that time comes, I still have my XAP1541 to use (when I can find it and the modified drive.) So, again, I'm not exactly in a rush.
I have an area for my Amiga computers, but they are still in the process of being constructed. For testing purposes, I convert to ADF for writing (which works just fine,) since I'm mainly just using it for conversion from emulation setup to real HW setup (no copy protections to worry about.) When I start having to restore copy protected disks because the originals are failing (quite a few of them had to be read multiple times just to get a good archive,) then I'll worry about getting those to work.
The only IPF (and equivalent files for systems that don't have IPF yet,) I'm really wanting right now are for those games I want to play that I couldn't get a clean read of
(SPS policy to provide to donators.) So having my own (or a 3rd party,) converter wouldn't really do me any good. The secondary IPF files I would want are pristine (un-played,) versions of those that I don't already have pristine versions of (again, self production of the IPF files wouldn't do any good.) Not something I need right now, though. There were a couple that I wanted to play on emulation now, but I managed. Long, and I assure you, completely legal (I believe,) story there.
My TI-99/4a has been found, but it also doesn't have an area to be set up at. While I do have the PHB with a floppy drive, I don't have any disks for the system. Lots of cassette tapes, but no disks. When its set up and running, I'll eventually start collecting disks for it (or re-collecting may be more accurate,) but, again, that's for the future.
I haven't replaced my Apple II yet, so that is also on the back burner. I may never actually replace it, though. I had an Apple II before I had a C64, but swapped them out because everyone in my area had the C64 (including the school.) So, I used the money from selling the Apple II to pay for part of the cost of getting a C64 & 1541. Ended up having to re-build my software library. But that was made easier because, as we finished a game, it would be given to someone else in the group to play.
It's really just the below zero issue, which I manage to avoid 99.9...% of the time. Right now, I'm just not putting the cover back onto the case. I'll want to put it back on eventually, though. If I had the money, I would purchase one of the drives with the new flippy modification (assuming one is available at the time.) I was mainly just looking for any sort of update. Reassurance that it hadn't just been discarded. That sort of thing. So... Thank you for the information
I'll shut up until I start feeling nervous again (it will take longer this time - I hope.) Sorry to have been a bother.
On a side note, and just out of curiosity, is the 0 seek hardwired into the floppy drive, or a command given by the KryoFlux? In the latter case, it might be safer to implement the inward seek prior to the 0 seek on the start of a process, rather than having it check when a process is cancelled (or maybe both.) Though, that might also have issues if trying to seek inward too far is problematic. I admit, I just don't know enough about this. The last time I had this problem (the one that made me start checking how long it had been,) was because a I had a sudden, unexpected, issue right after starting a read. Was extremely tempted to find out exactly how many ways there are to skin a cat at that time
Though my first reaction to the event had her hiding from me for an hour or so.