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Hi together,
I coded a Java-GUI for the tool "SAMdisk".



Please regard:
This tool works ONLY on Windows PC's!
Don't move or delete the folder "tools" and/or its content!

I had no hardware here to test it with several drives / FDC controllers.

But it works nice with my 3" drive connected to my PC and also to a 3,5" drive on my system.
(Please report problems or also if it works fine for you)

You can download it here:
http://cpc-live.com/SamDisk.zip

Unzip,
launch "SamDisk.jar" (Should work by double click, when you have Java installed)

I successfully transferred "Prehistorik 2 - Original DSK" to 3" and am able to play it now!
(Other tools failed here)

Much fun!
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Re: New GUI to transfer DSK to floppy and vice versa
« Reply #1 on: 22:23, 10 May 10 »
Once again you've made my day. I'll try uploading my copy of Jim Power later.

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Re: New GUI to transfer DSK to floppy and vice versa
« Reply #2 on: 22:59, 10 May 10 »
I'll try uploading my copy of Jim Power later.

Cool! Hope it would work!
Please enable GAPs when you transfer it!

If it fails on emu, anyway, please send it then, perhaps another emu can load it then ;)
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Re: New GUI to transfer DSK to floppy and vice versa
« Reply #3 on: 00:58, 11 May 10 »
Your screenshot states samdisk v3.0, but on http://simonowen.com/samdisk/ there is only samdisk v2.0 ?
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Re: New GUI to transfer DSK to floppy and vice versa
« Reply #4 on: 01:15, 11 May 10 »
Your screenshot states samdisk v3.0, but on http://simonowen.com/samdisk/ there is only samdisk v2.0 ?

Yeah, right, Ldaneels sent me v3.0
I don't know where he found it... But it's 3.0 ;)
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Re: New GUI to transfer DSK to floppy and vice versa
« Reply #5 on: 02:42, 11 May 10 »
I successfully transferred "Prehistorik 2 - Original DSK" to 3" and am able to play it now!
(Other tools failed here)


CPCDiskXP could not do it?


Nice GUI btw.  ;)

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Re: New GUI to transfer DSK to floppy and vice versa
« Reply #6 on: 11:41, 11 May 10 »
CPCDiskXP could not do it?

CPCDiskXP cannot write Prehistorik 2 properly. The game doesn't load on your CPC.
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Re: New GUI to transfer DSK to floppy and vice versa
« Reply #7 on: 12:27, 11 May 10 »
Damn you! Where were you when I got my Sam Coupe'???!!! :D

Btw, can you post v3 for the rest of us?

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Re: New GUI to transfer DSK to floppy and vice versa
« Reply #8 on: 13:15, 11 May 10 »
Damn you! Where were you when I got my Sam Coupe' ??? !!! :D

Btw, can you post v3 for the rest of us?

v3 is included (look in folder tools/)

Edit: Will improve the GUI today, so, wait for new download ;)
(I was asked some questions and think I could improve some things)
« Last Edit: 13:19, 11 May 10 by Devilmarkus »
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Re: New GUI to transfer DSK to floppy and vice versa
« Reply #9 on: 14:03, 11 May 10 »
Added some more options:


Download here:
http://cpc-live.com/SamDisk.zip
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Re: New GUI to transfer DSK to floppy and vice versa
« Reply #10 on: 15:13, 11 May 10 »
The tool also successfully transferred 'Orion Prime' to 3" disk!
It had a list of warning messages but the written disks work well...
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Re: New GUI to transfer DSK to floppy and vice versa
« Reply #11 on: 15:32, 11 May 10 »
Great work Markus!
Could you please try to transfer these games:
http://cpcwiki.eu/forum/index.php/topic,720.0.html

Maybe I'll buy a 3,5" floppy...

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Re: New GUI to transfer DSK to floppy and vice versa
« Reply #12 on: 15:46, 11 May 10 »
Great work Markus!
Could you please try to transfer these games:
http://cpcwiki.eu/forum/index.php/topic,720.0.html

Maybe I'll buy a 3,5" floppy...

I had a look at these games:
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+Super Cauldron
+Prehistorik 2
+R-Type
+Sim City
+x-Out
+Batman   Movie
+Hudson Hawk
+RoboCop

I only checked the A sides, original DSK, no spanish retail!
All games worked on my 6128 with 3" floppy!
I cannot tell you if they work on 3,5", too.
But I think you need it as A: drive then!
(Especially for |CPM started games!)
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Re: New GUI to transfer DSK to floppy and vice versa
« Reply #13 on: 15:49, 11 May 10 »
Holy sh***  ;D

Anyone who wants to buy my buggy sd-interface?

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Re: New GUI to transfer DSK to floppy and vice versa
« Reply #14 on: 15:49, 11 May 10 »
Holy sh***  ;D

Anyone who wants to buy my buggy sd-interface?

How much? (PM or mail me)
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Re: New GUI to transfer DSK to floppy and vice versa
« Reply #15 on: 16:18, 11 May 10 »
I had a look at these games:
I only checked the A sides, original DSK, no spanish retail!
All games worked on my 6128 with 3" floppy!
I cannot tell you if they work on 3,5", too.
But I think you need it as A: drive then!
(Especially for |CPM started games!)

all the speedlocks can be written back easily :D i did it on 3.5" disk

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Re: New GUI to transfer DSK to floppy and vice versa
« Reply #16 on: 17:05, 11 May 10 »
Last update for my GUI: I added some parameters, which are probaby useful to change:



Download:
http://cpc-live.com/SamDisk.zip

Please notice:
First try to transfer your DSK with default settings...
Only change the parameters if the result fails on your CPC ;)

When nobody supports a bug or finds some more important things, this will be the final release.
For me the app works really good. All DSK I tried yet work nice on my 6128...
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Re: New GUI to transfer DSK to floppy and vice versa
« Reply #17 on: 02:18, 12 May 10 »
Are you talking about the HxC SDCard emulator ? If yes, which version do you have, and what are the bugs ?
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Re: New GUI to transfer DSK to floppy and vice versa
« Reply #18 on: 11:38, 12 May 10 »
Are you talking about the HxC SDCard emulator ? If yes, which version do you have, and what are the bugs ?

No, I'm talking about DSK files with several copy protections, which I transferred to 3" disks.
I always have a 3" drive connected to my PC :D (Instead of 3,5")
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Re: New GUI to transfer DSK to floppy and vice versa
« Reply #19 on: 12:49, 22 June 10 »
New version of Samdisk that you can put now.
 
http://simonowen.com/samdisk/

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Re: New GUI to transfer DSK to floppy and vice versa
« Reply #20 on: 18:54, 25 July 10 »
does anyone know were to download the gui from as the like in the first post goes to the page then the download here fails.
 
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Re: New GUI to transfer DSK to floppy and vice versa
« Reply #21 on: 19:22, 25 July 10 »
does anyone know were to download the gui from as the like in the first post goes to the page then the download here fails.
 
Thanks

You can download this tool which replaced my SamGUI:
DiskUtil.

You find it here:
http://cpc-live.com/data/list.php?dir=-tool
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