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Convert "i4" dump files to Amstrad DSK

Posted: Mon Oct 24, 2011 11:26 pm
by girv73
https://gist.github.com/1310270

Source of a Java program to convert dtc -i4 dumps to DSK images usable in Amstrad CPC emulators.

This is a basic implementation and can only cope with single sided, 40 track dumps of AMSDOS 3" disks in DATA or SYSTEM format. However that should be enough to recover non-copy protected disks.

Re: Convert "i4" dump files to Amstrad DSK

Posted: Tue Oct 25, 2011 9:33 pm
by karadoc
Nice!

Out of interest, do you know if any Amstrad emulators support plain MFM sector images without all this header stuff on the front?

Re: Convert "i4" dump files to Amstrad DSK

Posted: Tue Oct 25, 2011 9:49 pm
by Jeff_HxC2001
karadoc wrote:Nice!

Out of interest, do you know if any Amstrad emulators support plain MFM sector images without all this header stuff on the front?
As far as know the CPC world used only 2 types of floppy disk images :

CPC - DSK.
http://www.cpctech.org.uk/docs/dsk.html

and

Extended CPC DSK.
http://www.cpctech.org.uk/docs/extdsk.html

For cpc users the support of these kind of files is a need ;)

Convert "i4" dump files to Amstrad DSK

Posted: Wed Oct 26, 2011 7:40 am
by mr.vince
I am glad that the IMG files we create have all MFM data present, so you can convert with small tools as needed.

We are also happy to collaborate if anyone wants a special format supported.

Re: Convert "i4" dump files to Amstrad DSK

Posted: Thu Oct 27, 2011 10:26 am
by IFW
Yes, anything can be added as long as there is enough interest :)