Re: D9090 back to life !

From: Jim Brain <>
Date: Tue, 28 Jan 2014 01:13:28 -0600
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On 1/28/2014 12:59 AM, Groepaz wrote:
> On Tuesday 28 January 2014, you wrote:
>> I agree it's a more complete format, but it's not used as much.  My idea
>> of putting this same information on track 18 would add this information
>> to the image, and has the benefit that folks could "see" if the disk
>> came from an image when they use a real disk.
>> Yeah, I know it "corrupts" the image.  complaints to /dev/null
> the major problem with that approach is that it doesnt work on disks that are
> completely filled with data (which isnt really unlikely, lots of cracks and
> demos use the dirtrack for files, for example) - which rules it out as a
> generic solution.
Well, since the block has a magic sequence, any block will work. Yes, 
though, on a completely filled disk, it's not workable.

Still, for the millions of D64s that are not full, it's fine.  And, if 
the D64 does not have the block, it's not like it fails to work.

It's like an MP3 in that way.


Jim Brain

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