On 15-Apr-98, John "West" McKenna wrote: > What you need is software that gives you raw data off the disk, before > the GCR conversion. It shouldn't be too hard to write something, since > you can use the standard routines for finding the blocks. It has been > a very long time since I've done any 1541 programming, so I can't give > you many details. Are there any programs out there which can handle "raw" encoded data, rather than just generating a d64 file? Is there any kind of standard file format for this? The D64 format is rather limited. Ideally, I would like to be able to read all my original (protected) disks into files for safe-keeping. > Although it does prevent people copying the files, it isn't really copy > protection, since the goal was speed, not security. The Vorpal format > is much easier to decode. There is a disk copy program on the Vorpal disk which (I assume; I don't have the documentation) allows disks with Vorpal-format files to be copied. But I tried using this to copy the master disk, and the copy did not work. Bye, -- Mark
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