Discology 3.2 uploaded

Started by Gryzor, 09:54, 14 January 16

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Gryzor

...here: 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 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.

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This is very cool, I always loved Discology and I was missing this version  :D

TotO

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)
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Gryzor

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 )

Kris

#4
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 !


Bryce

I have an original discology Disk at home, but I'm not sure which version it is. Perhaps I should check.

Bryce.

VincentGR

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.


Gryzor

#7
Ok, @VincentGR 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 :(

arnoldemu

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.
My games. My Games
My website with coding examples: Unofficial Amstrad WWW Resource

Gryzor

Quote from: 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.


Probably a hack of some sort? But still worth looking at it :)

TotO

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)


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alex76gr

I still believe that i got my myopia from the green GT-65 monitor, but i can't prove it! :)

VincentGR

#12
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.

Gryzor

Never seen a Greek version; was probably just a mod...

arnoldemu

I have a XOR hack of discology.
Probably 6.0, not booted it yet.
My games. My Games
My website with coding examples: Unofficial Amstrad WWW Resource

Gryzor


Bryce

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.

Gryzor


TotO

#18
Quote from: 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?
Strange to see it on a Discology floppy disc.
What version do you own? Can you show a picture of it?
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Gryzor

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 :)

Bryce

#20
Quote from: TotO on 20:03, 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.

ZbyniuR

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?
In STARS, TREK is better than WARS.

TotO

Best to ask emulators to be accurate! :)
I think that SugarBox, CPC++ and MESS are, for example.
"You make one mistake in your life and the internet will never let you live it down" (Keith Goodyer)

Bryce

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

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.

VincentGR

Quote from: 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?

Editor works fine on WinCPC  :(

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