Intellec MDS-80

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pieroandreini
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Re: Intellec MDS-80

Post by pieroandreini » Sun Jul 07, 2019 11:38 am

Awesome! I will try to read again the firs one.
This is the third Floppy readed. It where dirty, so I tried to clean at better of my possibilities, I hope it worked.
https://www.dropbox.com/s/rezgj1dc87am5 ... b.rar?dl=0
I'll try even to decode myself with the DOS tool

ZrX
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Re: Intellec MDS-80

Post by ZrX » Sun Jul 07, 2019 5:21 pm

Third one had first three tracks either formatted or wiped for whatever reason. Few tracks had errors but were unused.

Actual used portion of the data was ok.
adolfo.zip
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Re: Intellec MDS-80

Post by brightcaster » Sun Jul 07, 2019 5:59 pm

Unfortunately the DOS tool can't decode the files from the third disk, as the directory usually is located on the second track which contains no valid data....

David

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Re: Intellec MDS-80

Post by pieroandreini » Fri Jul 12, 2019 9:16 am

Thanks everybody for the big support. Some games from the mid-70s developed by Adolfo Melilli for Model Racing, which have never been put on the market, are coming back to life. Parts of assembler sources for 8080 microcontrollers have been recovered. Incomplete information from which, however, it was possible to guess the type of hardware used and write a new driver for MAME that allows you to play with this prototype. Continue reading the other discs to try to save as much as possible of these pieces of videogame history before they are irretrievably lost. Below the link to the video of the game returned to life https://www.facebook.com/adolfo.melilli ... 9412568443

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Re: Intellec MDS-80

Post by pieroandreini » Fri Jul 12, 2019 9:20 am

adlib.rar is the second reading of the previous adolfo_lib.rar wich have tracks 0, 1 and 2 damaged. I hope that with this second reading it will be possible to recover something more https://www.dropbox.com/s/7b28tbepjryi8 ... b.rar?dl=0

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Re: Intellec MDS-80

Post by pieroandreini » Fri Jul 12, 2019 9:26 am

"cane" and "volpe" are two other games. "cane", in particular, is the game to which Melilli had dedicated an entire year of work. Unfortunately a previous reading had been attempted by other people in which some traces have been irreparably damaged.
https://www.dropbox.com/s/6ck5sv101df27s1/cane.rar?dl=0
https://www.dropbox.com/s/6xlca561z8wnd ... e.rar?dl=0

ZrX
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Re: Intellec MDS-80

Post by ZrX » Fri Jul 12, 2019 3:46 pm

I doubt Adolfo disk will improve if the first tracks are really erased. And as those tracks also contain the file allocation table which makes parsing files together difficult.

Will check the dumps later.

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Re: Intellec MDS-80

Post by ZrX » Sat Jul 13, 2019 4:54 pm

I was wrong. Not sure why the first dump had the first three tracks of data missing but the second dump was good minus few bad sectors on unused areas.

Cane was also good with two bad sectors on unused areas.

Volpe on the other hand has lots of damage throughout the disk. The files might be accessible but most of them have bits and pieces missing.
adlib.zip
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cane.zip
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volpe.zip
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Re: Intellec MDS-80

Post by pieroandreini » Sat Jul 13, 2019 9:49 pm

Thanks again for the big support!

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Re: Intellec MDS-80

Post by pieroandreini » Mon Jul 15, 2019 1:21 pm

This is the second reading of "volpe" after a deep cleaning of the floppy surface.
https://www.dropbox.com/s/8n0ck1kvi5vmz ... 1.rar?dl=0
I cross the fingers...

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