Re: Custom floppy reading hardware interface

From: Groepaz <>
Date: Thu, 16 Jan 2014 18:40:05 +0100
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On Sunday 12 January 2014, you wrote:
> On 2014-01-10 at 23:07:09, Justin ( wrote:
> > It is designed to drive a Compucolor II floppy drive to create
> > disk images.
> > 
> >
> > skvaccuum-project-r82
> The part I find not covered well enough is why (except that Jim didn’t like
> the Kryoflux API) did he has to build this or why would he need an adaptor
> for the original floppy if the idea behind Kryoflux (and Catweasel) is to
> use any properly working 5.25 drive. The only reason I can think of is if
> the Compucolor’s drives had a highly non-standard track pitch that
> couldn’t be covered with standard drive’s stepper. If that’s not the case
> then why?

he wrote somewhere that he didnt have a proper (shugart) drive, that was the 
only reason.


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