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Title: Discology 3.2 uploaded
Post by: Gryzor on 09:54, 14 January 16
...here: http://www.cpcwiki.eu/forum/index.php?action=dldir;sa=details;lid=3755 (http://www.cpcwiki.eu/forum/index.php?action=dldir;sa=details;lid=3755)


This version, missing from our archive previously, is 3.2 and was provided by @VincentGR (http://www.cpcwiki.eu/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=1053) who discovered that other versions would not copy from tape to disk.I haven't tried that (although supposedly it works in emulators, too) and of course it doesn't necessarily mean that the program transferred will work, but at least it's a step further from other versions where the program would say it had started the procedure but did nothing.
Title: Re: Discology 3.2 uploaded
Post by: ||C|-|E|| on 12:04, 14 January 16
This is very cool, I always loved Discology and I was missing this version  :D
Title: Re: Discology 3.2 uploaded
Post by: TotO on 14:07, 14 January 16
I know my cousin own this version, but he was not able to send me its floppy since 3 years ago.  :doh:
Nice to know that, after my 5.1 version, all are now available.  8)
Title: Re: Discology 3.2 uploaded
Post by: Gryzor on 14:37, 14 January 16
Are these really all? Since I've loved this program so much (I even have an original disk!), I'd like to have a complete archive, and in all languages...


For instance I know I do have a ROM version somewhere (because I use it on my CPC) but it's not on that page (shame on me :D )
Title: Re: Discology 3.2 uploaded
Post by: Kris on 14:59, 14 January 16
Here is the French version of discology 3.2, I don't know if you already own this one ;)
I certainly have the ROM version of the copier & editor, I will try to find them this evening...


Edit: Discology filecopier & Diskcopier - Roms Version added ;)
Enjoy !

Title: Re: Discology 3.2 uploaded
Post by: Bryce on 15:40, 14 January 16
I have an original discology Disk at home, but I'm not sure which version it is. Perhaps I should check.

Bryce.
Title: Re: Discology 3.2 uploaded
Post by: VincentGR on 01:50, 15 January 16
I confirm that games that can be transfered work on disc.
This version works with emulators and on the real thing.
Other versions resets cpc or displays operation complete with no true result.

I had this in my back of my mind that in the past I could do this via discology and present time was not possible.
I was right this time, I used that specific version back then.

Title: Re: Discology 3.2 uploaded
Post by: Gryzor on 11:28, 15 January 16
Ok, @VincentGR (http://www.cpcwiki.eu/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=1053) sent me another archive, so that now the total collection is:



Discology (F) (1986) (Version 2.0) [UTILITAIRE].dsk
Discology (F) (1986) (Version 2.3) (CPM) [Original] [UTILITAIRE].dsk
Discology (F) (1988) (CPM) (Version 3.3) [Original] [UTILITAIRE].dsk
Discology (F) (1988) (CPM) (Version 5.0) [UTILITAIRE].dsk
Discology (F) (1988) (Version 5.1) (CPM) [Original] [UTILITAIRE].dsk
Discology (F) (1988) (Version 5.1) [UTILITAIRE].dsk
Discology (F) (1989) (CPM) (Version 6.0) [UTILITAIRE].dsk
Discology (F) (1989) (Version 7.3) (Hack) [UTILITAIRE].dsk
Discology (UK) (1986) (CPM) (Version 3.0) [Original] [UTILITAIRE].dsk
Discology (UK) (1986) (Version 2.0) [UTILITAIRE].dsk
Discology (UK) (1987) (CPM) (Version 3.3) [UTILITAIRE].dsk
Discology 6.2 (F) (19xx) (Version 6.2) (Hack) [UTILITAIRE].dsk
Discology Disccopier (1987)(Meridien Software)(DISCOLOG.ROM).rom
Discology Disccopier (1987)(Meridien Software)[DISCOLOG.ROM].rom
Discology Filecopier (19xx)(-)(Fr)(DISCFILE.ROM).rom
Discology Filecopier (19xx)(-)(fr)[DISCFILE.ROM].rom
Discology Plus (F) (1990) (CPM) (Version 6.0) (Patch CPC+) [UTILITAIRE].dsk
Discology Plus (F) (1990) (CPM) (Version 6.0) [Original] [UTILITAIRE].dsk
Discology Plus v6.0 (1989)(Meridien Informatique)(fr)[cr XOR][cpm version].dsk
Discology ROM version.zip
Discology v2.0 (1986)(Meridien Informatique)(fr).dsk
Discology v3.2.dsk
Discology v3.2FR.dsk
Discology v5.0 (1988)(Meridien Informatique)(fr)[cpm version].dsk
Discology v5.1 (1988)(Meridien Informatique)[cr Terratronic - Crazy Eagle].dsk
Discology v6.0 (19xx)(Meridien Software)(DOLOGY6.ROM).rom
Discology v6.0 (19xx)(Meridien Software)[DOLOGY6.ROM].rom
Discology v6.0 (1989)(Meridien Informatique)(fr)[cr CACH].dsk
Discology v6.0 (1989)(Meridien Informatique)(fr)[cr XOR][cpm version].dsk
Discology v7.3 (1989)(Meridien Informatique)(fr).dsk


Some appear duplicates, probably coming from different ROMsets, but I'm keeping them just in case, and uploading them to the relevant page!


EDIT - hmmm I'm having trouble uploading a file... will try again tonight from home :(
Title: Re: Discology 3.2 uploaded
Post by: arnoldemu on 11:35, 15 January 16
I am fairly confident I had a discology 8.1 or something like that. I'll look at my 3" discs to see if I still have it.
Title: Re: Discology 3.2 uploaded
Post by: Gryzor on 11:46, 15 January 16
I am fairly confident I had a discology 8.1 or something like that. I'll look at my 3" discs to see if I still have it.


Probably a hack of some sort? But still worth looking at it :)
Title: Re: Discology 3.2 uploaded
Post by: TotO on 12:21, 15 January 16
As I have tested, most of the hacked versions have randown problems. Better to not use them, now that we can duplicate originals.

Known versions are:
- 2.0
- 2.3
- 3.0
- 3.2
- 3.3
- 5.0 (I have ordered this from a magazine advert, but received 5.1)
- 5.1
- 6.0
- 6.0 plus (PLUS compatible)

Reading CPC Power, it look the 3.2 version was already dumped last year by Maxit. (05/2015)


Title: Re: Discology 3.2 uploaded
Post by: alex76gr on 13:13, 15 January 16
VincentGR FTW! :D
Title: Re: Discology 3.2 uploaded
Post by: VincentGR on 13:35, 15 January 16
A friend insists that there was a Greek version too.
Never saw one with my own  :o .

Another issue that I have with discology is that it freezes when you multi-select files in fast format when I run it under parados.
Title: Re: Discology 3.2 uploaded
Post by: Gryzor on 14:09, 15 January 16
Never seen a Greek version; was probably just a mod...
Title: Re: Discology 3.2 uploaded
Post by: arnoldemu on 17:56, 16 January 16
I have a XOR hack of discology.
Probably 6.0, not booted it yet.
Title: Re: Discology 3.2 uploaded
Post by: Gryzor on 19:34, 16 January 16
Please do :)
Title: Re: Discology 3.2 uploaded
Post by: Bryce on 19:41, 16 January 16
Turns out that my original Discology disk isn't Discology. It's called Discovery Plus (Tape to Disk transfer program) from Siren Software. I assume this has already been dumped?

Bryce.
Title: Re: Discology 3.2 uploaded
Post by: Gryzor on 19:45, 16 January 16
http://www.cpcwiki.eu/forum/index.php?action=dldir;sa=details;lid=1532 (http://www.cpcwiki.eu/forum/index.php?action=dldir;sa=details;lid=1532)
and
http://www.cpcwiki.eu/forum/index.php?action=dldir;sa=details;lid=122 (http://www.cpcwiki.eu/forum/index.php?action=dldir;sa=details;lid=122)


(I wonder if there are multiple versions)


But thanks for checking :)
Title: Re: Discology 3.2 uploaded
Post by: TotO on 20:03, 16 January 16
Turns out that my original Discology disk isn't Discology. It's called Discovery Plus (Tape to Disk transfer program) from Siren Software. I assume this has already been dumped?
Strange to see it on a Discology floppy disc.
What version do you own? Can you show a picture of it?
Title: Re: Discology 3.2 uploaded
Post by: Gryzor on 20:16, 16 January 16
By the way I discovered the reason I couldn't upload the entire archive was because I had forgotten to change the PHP's settings to allow bigger uploads. D'oh...


So I'll do it soon :)
Title: Re: Discology 3.2 uploaded
Post by: Bryce on 22:20, 16 January 16
Strange to see it on a Discology floppy disc.
What version do you own? Can you show a picture of it?

It wasn't on a Discology disk. I just thought I owned a Discology disk. It's an original Discovery Disk, with original instructions and interestingly, they also supplied a list of commercial games that were known to have worked!

If it's not on the Wiki I can scan it in and upload it.

Bryce.

Edit: I see the manual and tape version is on the Wiki, I'll upload the "tested as crackable" list.
Title: Re: Discology 3.2 uploaded
Post by: ZbyniuR on 02:42, 17 January 16
This version 3.2 is the first I checked up and it running on emulator, but only copier, because editor still hangs.

Do you have other which fully working on emulator?
Title: Re: Discology 3.2 uploaded
Post by: TotO on 08:09, 17 January 16
Best to ask emulators to be accurate! :)
I think that SugarBox, CPC++ and MESS are, for example.
Title: Re: Discology 3.2 uploaded
Post by: Bryce on 13:27, 17 January 16
Ok, the Wiki page was actually for "Discovery" and I have "Discovery Plus", so I created a new page and uploaded the pictures there: Discovery Plus - CPCWiki (http://www.cpcwiki.eu/index.php/Discovery_Plus)

There's no link to the actual Disk content at the moment, so if the disk has never been dumped, then let me know and I can give it a try.

Bryce.
Title: Re: Discology 3.2 uploaded
Post by: VincentGR on 13:28, 17 January 16
This version 3.2 is the first I checked up and it running on emulator, but only copier, because editor still hangs.

Do you have other which fully working on emulator?

Editor works fine on WinCPC  :(
Title: Re: Discology 3.2 uploaded
Post by: Gryzor on 18:26, 17 January 16
Ok, the Wiki page was actually for "Discovery" and I have "Discovery Plus", so I created a new page and uploaded the pictures there: Discovery Plus - CPCWiki (http://www.cpcwiki.eu/index.php/Discovery_Plus)

There's no link to the actual Disk content at the moment, so if the disk has never been dumped, then let me know and I can give it a try.

Bryce.


Hm, I don't have Plus in my archive... anyone else?
Title: Re: Discology 3.2 uploaded
Post by: robcfg on 18:40, 17 January 16
This was already dumped by CPCManiaco and Deepfb and it's available at CPC Power.


There seem to be a 1986 version, a 1987 one, and an update in 1988 (link here (http://cpc-power.com/index.php?page=detail&num=4234)).


I'll ask them for the pictures without the watermarks.


Edit:Just in case, it would be nice to dump Bryce's copy  ;)
Title: Re: Discology 3.2 uploaded
Post by: Gryzor on 18:42, 17 January 16
...so we can say we have our OWN dump :)
Title: Re: Discology 3.2 uploaded
Post by: robcfg on 18:48, 17 January 16
Heh...  :D


I can understand Kukulcan's point of view, but the watermarks defeat the purpose of his site. So I'll ask CPCManiaco to upload the pictures here.



Title: Re: Discology 3.2 uploaded
Post by: VincentGR on 22:40, 17 January 16
...so we can say we have our OWN dump :)

 ;D
Title: Re: Discology 3.2 uploaded
Post by: Bryce on 10:45, 18 January 16
I didn't see any obvious year or version mentioned on the packaging. I'll run it later and see what it says on the screen.

Bryce.
Title: Re: Discology 3.2 uploaded
Post by: Gryzor on 11:19, 18 January 16
I wonder what the differences between the simple and + versions are. Anyone knows more?
Title: Re: Discology 3.2 uploaded
Post by: Kris on 14:52, 18 January 16
I suppose that's only a patch for the keyboard scanning.....
Title: Re: Discology 3.2 uploaded
Post by: Bryce on 15:03, 18 January 16
There's no mention of Splocktrans on the original version, so the additional programs may not have come until the Plus version arrived.

Bryce.
Title: Re: Discology 3.2 uploaded
Post by: Captain Is on 21:25, 09 February 21
Is there someone who has the plus version of Discology for cpc 6128 plus computer? ::)
Title: Re: Discology 3.2 uploaded
Post by: redbox on 21:29, 09 February 21
Is there someone who has the plus version of Discology for cpc 6128 plus computer? ::)

https://www.cpc-power.com/index.php?page=detail&num=6118
Title: Re: Discology 3.2 uploaded
Post by: Captain Is on 22:00, 09 February 21
https://www.cpc-power.com/index.php?page=detail&num=6118 (https://www.cpc-power.com/index.php?page=detail&num=6118)



How can i write this .dsk file on disk?
I am trying using m4 board for writting  to disk and it is not possible.