Date: 2005-10-30 14:18:24
Hi all, if you have IDE64 interface and parallel connection for your 1541 then under http://srebrnysen.co.uk/e4aws/downloads/files/sdpard64.prg one can find the highly preliminary version of a completely new d64 creation tool. Please test and report your results (if you dare ;-) silverdr *************************************************** Short: 1541 with parallel cable disk image (d64) creator for IDE64 Author: firstname.lastname@example.org Uploader: email@example.com Type: disk/misc Replaces: none Long: This program allows relatively fast creation of the high level Commodore 1541 disk images, widely known as d64s. Requirements: - C64 or C128 in C64 mode or compatible low-level capable emulation - 1541 with Speeddos style parallel cable connection (Speeddos, DolphinDOS 2, Burstnibbler etc.) - IDE64 with enouogh disk space to hold the image Known bugs and limitations of the current version: - not as fast as it could/should be - timer counts properly only up to one minute and is as inaccurate as the TOD timer in the 64 itself can be. Take the values reported with caution - source and device numbers are hardcoded to #8 and #12 respectively - destination image name is hardcoded to sdpard64test.d64 - no source disk errors handling i.e. only "clean" 1541 disks can be archived properly - no destination disk errors handling (e.g. no checking for the existence of the destination image file etc.) - highly inoptimised. Both the peripheral and the host routines should be changed. Optimisations should allow to save at least about 10 extra seconds of the image creation time. - sometimes on my 1541 I have a very bad readout with lots of errors while another run, without touching the disk goes smoothly. Don't know if that's a bug or my 20 year old hardware gimmicks... TODOS: - DolphinDOS3 parallel connection support - disk error handling / d64 plus error tables support - user interface - persistent preferences - optimisations - support for serial bus drives as destination devices - disk image to 1541 extraction companion program For more info mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org Version history: 0.4.1b (2005-10-30) ------------------- - first public release -- "Some people think that you can add a graphics card to a PC and get the power of a Silicon Graphics workstation. You can strap a rocket onto a basset hound, and you still have a dog with a rocket on its back." - Ed McCracken, former SGI CEO Message was sent through the cbm-hackers mailing list
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