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Merge two dsk files into double sided one
« on: 01:03, 21 August 10 »
Does anyone know an application that can merge two single sided dsk files into a double sided one without changing anything else (i.e. I am not looking for a file copier)?

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Re: Merge two dsk files into double sided one
« Reply #1 on: 09:48, 21 August 10 »
Does anyone know an application that can merge two single sided dsk files into a double sided one without changing anything else (i.e. I am not looking for a file copier)?

JavaCPC?!? (Use in menu: File -> Merge DSK's)
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Re: Merge two dsk files into double sided one
« Reply #2 on: 22:55, 22 August 10 »
Cool! Is there anything JavaCPC can't do?  ;)

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Re: Merge two dsk files into double sided one
« Reply #3 on: 05:25, 23 August 10 »
Cool! Is there anything JavaCPC can't do?  ;)

Well... it would need to support the Dobbertin HD-20 ;-).... and 4 MB RAM ;-)))
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Re: Merge two dsk files into double sided one
« Reply #4 on: 11:32, 23 August 10 »
Does anyone know an application that can merge two single sided dsk files into a double sided one without changing anything else (i.e. I am not looking for a file copier)?
pcxti tool by Pierre Guerrier does the job really well.

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Re: Merge two dsk files into double sided one
« Reply #5 on: 14:35, 23 August 10 »
Is this about merging two Amdos disks into one Parados disc?
 
Sorry if I have misunderstood the discussion here, I've only recently started using Parados with a 3.5 inch drive. It would be good if I could merge some disks to take advantage of double sided disks.

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Re: Merge two dsk files into double sided one
« Reply #6 on: 02:13, 31 August 10 »
Is this about merging two Amdos disks into one Parados disc?


Absolutely not. This is about DSK images as used by Emulators or the very wonderfuld HxC SD-Card Floppy Emulator.

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Re: Merge two dsk files into double sided one
« Reply #7 on: 02:17, 31 August 10 »
pcxti tool by Pierre Guerrier does the job really well.


A DOS utility from '98... oh well, let's fire up dosbox just for the fun of it.  ::)

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Re: Merge two dsk files into double sided one
« Reply #8 on: 02:37, 31 August 10 »
DOS utilities to the rescue! pcxti tool worked! I successfully merged my two dsk files of midline process into a double sided dsk and transfered it to my HxC SD-Card Floppy Emulator. The demo detects a double headed drive and runs without turn disc intermission.


How I did it on Linux:


- unpack pcxti to dosbox mounted directory and copy both dsk files into same directory
- fire up dosbox
-   C:
-   cd <dir>
-   pcxti -merge mp-a.dsk mp-b.dsk
- close dosbox
- move resulting mp-a.ddk to mp-ab.dsk (because the HxC Software would not recognize a ddk)
- wine HxCFloppyEmulator.exe
-   Load mp-ab.dsk
-   Export to SD-Card
- Et voila - Midline Process without disc change


Unfortunately JavaCPC would not do it, maybe because of the special disc format of midline process? But I am sure it is only a matter of days until Devilmarkus fixes it.

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Re: Merge two dsk files into double sided one
« Reply #9 on: 05:11, 31 August 10 »
Thanks for the explanation / small handbook Nurgle! I'm sure especially for the HxC, people need this kind of knowledge.
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Re: Merge two dsk files into double sided one
« Reply #10 on: 11:11, 06 September 10 »
Yeah, it's nice how the HxCFE picked it up.

I'm smelling another utility coming up, courtesy of Markus!!!