Re: More detail... Help with copying D64 files to Disk

From: Groepaz <>
Date: Thu, 22 Oct 2009 07:46:14 +0200
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On Donnerstag 22 Oktober 2009, wrote:
> Hallo Scott,
> > Using OpenCBM and CBMXfer GUI (CBMXfer defaults to OpenCBM's
> > D64Copy.exe to copy files to disk).
> I hardly have any troubles with copying D64 to real floppies. But I'm
> not using OpenCBM but Star Commander on W98-DOS. My advise is to create
> a bootable floppy with SC and a some D64 files. If this works fine, IMHO
> the conclusion can only be that your combination of PC and software is
> to blame.

mmmh i dont know, but opencbm works for most people, and infact it contains 
the very same transfer routines as starcommander does :)

i would try this:

- transfer some d64 to your c64 that "must" work. something like the test/demo 
disk for example. transfer it, check if the programs can be loaded and run.
- then transfer that very disk back to another d64, and check the resulting 
d64 in emu. if it still works, you can be quite certain that transfering 
itself works.

that said, if opencbm doesnt give you errors when transfering, its kinda 
unlikely that something went wrong. especially when you are running an ntsc 
system then its much more likely that the software isnt actually capable of 
running on ntsc. keep in mind that even when cracks say "ntsc fixed" it still 
doesnt mean they work ok - especially for old stuff it only means that it 
somehow runs, it may still flicker or even crash ingame. "real" 100% ntsc 
fixes only emerged later in the scene, something like in the mid 90s. if in 
doubt, start trying "oldie" cracks from remember or nostalgia, their ntsc 
fixes are usually 100% ok.


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