Merge two dsk files into double sided one

Started by nurgle, 01:03, 21 August 10

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nurgle

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)?

Devilmarkus

Quote from: nurgle 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)?

JavaCPC?!? (Use in menu: File -> Merge DSK's)
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nurgle

Cool! Is there anything JavaCPC can't do?  ;)

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Quote from: nurgle on 22:55, 22 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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arnoldemu

Quote from: nurgle 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)?
pcxti tool by Pierre Guerrier does the job really well.

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Amstari

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.

nurgle

Quote from: Z80A on 14:35, 23 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.

nurgle

Quote from: arnoldemu on 11:32, 23 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.  ::)

nurgle

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.

TFM

Thanks for the explanation / small handbook Nurgle! I'm sure especially for the HxC, people need this kind of knowledge.
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Gryzor

Yeah, it's nice how the HxCFE picked it up.

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

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