Re: Imaging protected disks

From: Andre Fachat (a.fachat_at_physik.tu-chemnitz.de)
Date: 1999-05-14 10:21:21

Mark wrote:
> Hi,
> 
> I want to archive my original C64 game disks, most of which have
> copy-protection on. I was interested to read the following in the
> documentation to the PC 64 emulator C64S:
> 
> C64S 2.5 introduces NewD64 files. They extend the .D64 file
> format to provide:
> - GCR coded tracks with protections

If this is the "G64" (for GCR 64) format that has been talked about a while
ago, then yes, VICE supports it.

> Are there any other file formats in use that are suitable for archiving
> protected disks?

The G64 format is the result of a common effort of emulator
programmers to find _one_ file format, flexible, space saving, and yet 
complete, that can be used by all the emulators.
I know of no other format for GCR coded images.

Andre

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