Author Topic: CPM Game KLAX - Re-write the original disk???  (Read 489 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline Vyper68

  • Supporter
  • CPC6128
  • *
  • Posts: 197
  • Country: gb
  • 8-Bit Forever! - You know it makes sense
    • index.php?action=treasury
  • Liked: 68
CPM Game KLAX - Re-write the original disk???
« on: 14:02, 08 March 18 »
Hi,
I bought a Disk copy of Klax off eBay and it was listed as tested. In any event it turned out not to be. I was given a refund and told to keep the disk. I wasn't able to format it at first but using the magnet trick listed on the site i was able to remove the corrupted data and have been able to format both sides of the disk ok.

What i would like to do is re-write the the disk back to it's original state. It was a CPM disk and i'm not sure how to do this. I did have the DSK image on my M4 and i thought i would be able to copy the files to the A: drive but the M4 goes bizzwhack when i enter the DSK image ( probably because it's CPM ) i could copy the cracked version to the disk but i wanted the original.

Anyone got any ideas how to do this? - I don't know enough about CPC's at this point.
Paul Woakes - Genius & Programmer

CPC6128 - M4 - Gotek FlashFloppy
CTM-644 Colour Monitor

Offline Kris

  • 464 Plus
  • *****
  • Posts: 473
  • Country: fr
  • Team Impact
  • Liked: 164
Re: CPM Game KLAX - Re-write the original disk???
« Reply #1 on: 14:45, 08 March 18 »
If there is a protection, to re-write the original disk won't be possible with a CPC; you will have to use a kryoflux or a superCard pro.




Offline tjohnson

  • Supporter
  • 464 Plus
  • *
  • Posts: 360
  • Country: gb
    • index.php?action=treasury
  • Liked: 97
Re: CPM Game KLAX - Re-write the original disk???
« Reply #2 on: 01:57, 09 March 18 »

Hi,
I bought a Disk copy of Klax off eBay and it was listed as tested. In any event it turned out not to be. I was given a refund and told to keep the disk. I wasn't able to format it at first but using the magnet trick listed on the site i was able to remove the corrupted data and have been able to format both sides of the disk ok.

What i would like to do is re-write the the disk back to it's original state. It was a CPM disk and i'm not sure how to do this. I did have the DSK image on my M4 and i thought i would be able to copy the files to the A: drive but the M4 goes bizzwhack when i enter the DSK image ( probably because it's CPM ) i could copy the cracked version to the disk but i wanted the original.

Anyone got any ideas how to do this? - I don't know enough about CPC's at this point.


I had a little play and didn't get much luck copying the disk, the best I could come up with was to transfer CDT tape file to disk then copy those over, it would mean you wouldn't use CPM to run it but use run"klax

Offline Vyper68

  • Supporter
  • CPC6128
  • *
  • Posts: 197
  • Country: gb
  • 8-Bit Forever! - You know it makes sense
    • index.php?action=treasury
  • Liked: 68
Re: CPM Game KLAX - Re-write the original disk???
« Reply #3 on: 14:39, 09 March 18 »

I had a little play and didn't get much luck copying the disk, the best I could come up with was to transfer CDT tape file to disk then copy those over, it would mean you wouldn't use CPM to run it but use run"klax

I never thought about copying the original tape image to the disk instead. It's frustrating as the CPM .DSK image runs OK but i don't have a FD1 to write it to a 3" disk just a Gotek.
Paul Woakes - Genius & Programmer

CPC6128 - M4 - Gotek FlashFloppy
CTM-644 Colour Monitor

Offline tjohnson

  • Supporter
  • 464 Plus
  • *
  • Posts: 360
  • Country: gb
    • index.php?action=treasury
  • Liked: 97
Re: CPM Game KLAX - Re-write the original disk???
« Reply #4 on: 14:44, 09 March 18 »
I tried copying the disk from my hxc to the a drive without success.  So tried the cdt method, worked with nirvana option 9.  I can upload the files to save you hassle if you like.

Sent from my E5823 using Tapatalk
« Last Edit: 15:25, 09 March 18 by tjohnson »

Offline CraigsBar

  • Supporter
  • 6128 Plus
  • *
  • Posts: 3.125
  • Country: ie
  • The party ain't over yet
    • index.php?action=treasury
  • Liked: 1079
Re: CPM Game KLAX - Re-write the original disk???
« Reply #5 on: 02:40, 10 March 18 »
I never thought about copying the original tape image to the disk instead. It's frustrating as the CPM .DSK image runs OK but i don't have a FD1 to write it to a 3" disk just a Gotek.
Why not try copying it to the disc from the gotek with xexor?

Sent from my ONEPLUS 3t using Tapatalk


Offline tjohnson

  • Supporter
  • 464 Plus
  • *
  • Posts: 360
  • Country: gb
    • index.php?action=treasury
  • Liked: 97
Re: CPM Game KLAX - Re-write the original disk???
« Reply #6 on: 13:36, 10 March 18 »

Why not try copying it to the disc from the gotek with xexor?

Sent from my ONEPLUS 3t using Tapatalk


I did actually try that using the unprotected copy of Xexor and it didn't work, got read errors, might have another go.

Offline CraigsBar

  • Supporter
  • 6128 Plus
  • *
  • Posts: 3.125
  • Country: ie
  • The party ain't over yet
    • index.php?action=treasury
  • Liked: 1079
Re: CPM Game KLAX - Re-write the original disk???
« Reply #7 on: 13:49, 10 March 18 »

I did actually try that using the unprotected copy of Xexor and it didn't work, got read errors, might have another go.
I've got a 3inch drive in a pc if you want to send me the blank/original disc I can try and write it with cpcdiskxp for ya directly onto it.

Sent from my ONEPLUS 3t using Tapatalk


Offline Vyper68

  • Supporter
  • CPC6128
  • *
  • Posts: 197
  • Country: gb
  • 8-Bit Forever! - You know it makes sense
    • index.php?action=treasury
  • Liked: 68
Re: CPM Game KLAX - Re-write the original disk???
« Reply #8 on: 08:59, 01 April 18 »
I've got a 3inch drive in a pc if you want to send me the blank/original disc I can try and write it with cpcdiskxp for ya directly onto it.

Sent from my ONEPLUS 3t using Tapatalk

Thank you another member has offered to do this as well. Problem i have at the moment is i am currently housebound and getting stuff posted is a bit of a challenge right now. So it's gone on the back burner right now.
Paul Woakes - Genius & Programmer

CPC6128 - M4 - Gotek FlashFloppy
CTM-644 Colour Monitor