New GUI to transfer DSK to floppy and vice versa

Started by Devilmarkus, 21:44, 10 May 10

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Devilmarkus

Hi together,
I coded a Java-GUI for the tool "SAMdisk".



Please regard:
This tool works ONLY on Windows PC's!
Don't move or delete the folder "tools" and/or its content!

I had no hardware here to test it with several drives / FDC controllers.

But it works nice with my 3" drive connected to my PC and also to a 3,5" drive on my system.
(Please report problems or also if it works fine for you)

You can download it here:
http://cpc-live.com/SamDisk.zip

Unzip,
launch "SamDisk.jar" (Should work by double click, when you have Java installed)

I successfully transferred "Prehistorik 2 - Original DSK" to 3" and am able to play it now!
(Other tools failed here)

Much fun!
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ukmarkh

Once again you've made my day. I'll try uploading my copy of Jim Power later.

Devilmarkus

Quote from: ukmarkh on 22:23, 10 May 10
I'll try uploading my copy of Jim Power later.

Cool! Hope it would work!
Please enable GAPs when you transfer it!

If it fails on emu, anyway, please send it then, perhaps another emu can load it then ;)
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genesis8

Your screenshot states samdisk v3.0, but on http://simonowen.com/samdisk/ there is only samdisk v2.0 ?
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Devilmarkus

Quote from: genesis8 on 00:58, 11 May 10
Your screenshot states samdisk v3.0, but on http://simonowen.com/samdisk/ there is only samdisk v2.0 ?

Yeah, right, Ldaneels sent me v3.0
I don't know where he found it... But it's 3.0 ;)
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nurgle

Quote from: Devilmarkus on 21:44, 10 May 10
I successfully transferred "Prehistorik 2 - Original DSK" to 3" and am able to play it now!
(Other tools failed here)


CPCDiskXP could not do it?


Nice GUI btw.  ;)

Devilmarkus

Quote from: nurgle on 02:42, 11 May 10
CPCDiskXP could not do it?

CPCDiskXP cannot write Prehistorik 2 properly. The game doesn't load on your CPC.
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Gryzor

Damn you! Where were you when I got my Sam Coupe'???!!! :D

Btw, can you post v3 for the rest of us?

Devilmarkus

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Quote from: Gryzor on 12:27, 11 May 10
Damn you! Where were you when I got my Sam Coupe' ??? !!! :D

Btw, can you post v3 for the rest of us?

v3 is included (look in folder tools/)

Edit: Will improve the GUI today, so, wait for new download ;)
(I was asked some questions and think I could improve some things)
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Devilmarkus

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Devilmarkus

The tool also successfully transferred 'Orion Prime' to 3" disk!
It had a list of warning messages but the written disks work well...
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CPCIak

Great work Markus!
Could you please try to transfer these games:
http://cpcwiki.eu/forum/index.php/topic,720.0.html

Maybe I'll buy a 3,5" floppy...

Devilmarkus

Quote from: CPCIak on 15:32, 11 May 10
Great work Markus!
Could you please try to transfer these games:
http://cpcwiki.eu/forum/index.php/topic,720.0.html

Maybe I'll buy a 3,5" floppy...

I had a look at these games:
Quote+Super Cauldron
+Prehistorik 2
+R-Type
+Sim City
+x-Out
+Batman   Movie
+Hudson Hawk
+RoboCop

I only checked the A sides, original DSK, no spanish retail!
All games worked on my 6128 with 3" floppy!
I cannot tell you if they work on 3,5", too.
But I think you need it as A: drive then!
(Especially for |CPM started games!)
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CPCIak

Holy sh***  ;D

Anyone who wants to buy my buggy sd-interface?

Devilmarkus

Quote from: CPCIak on 15:49, 11 May 10
Holy sh***  ;D

Anyone who wants to buy my buggy sd-interface?

How much? (PM or mail me)
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dlfrsilver

Quote from: Devilmarkus on 15:46, 11 May 10
I had a look at these games:
I only checked the A sides, original DSK, no spanish retail!
All games worked on my 6128 with 3" floppy!
I cannot tell you if they work on 3,5", too.
But I think you need it as A: drive then!
(Especially for |CPM started games!)

all the speedlocks can be written back easily :D i did it on 3.5" disk

Devilmarkus

Last update for my GUI: I added some parameters, which are probaby useful to change:



Download:
http://cpc-live.com/SamDisk.zip

Please notice:
First try to transfer your DSK with default settings...
Only change the parameters if the result fails on your CPC ;)

When nobody supports a bug or finds some more important things, this will be the final release.
For me the app works really good. All DSK I tried yet work nice on my 6128...
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genesis8

Are you talking about the HxC SDCard emulator ? If yes, which version do you have, and what are the bugs ?
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Devilmarkus

Quote from: genesis8 on 02:18, 12 May 10
Are you talking about the HxC SDCard emulator ? If yes, which version do you have, and what are the bugs ?

No, I'm talking about DSK files with several copy protections, which I transferred to 3" disks.
I always have a 3" drive connected to my PC :D (Instead of 3,5")
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caver99

does anyone know were to download the gui from as the like in the first post goes to the page then the download here fails.

Thanks

Devilmarkus

Quote from: caver99 on 18:54, 25 July 10
does anyone know were to download the gui from as the like in the first post goes to the page then the download here fails.

Thanks

You can download this tool which replaced my SamGUI:
DiskUtil.

You find it here:
http://cpc-live.com/data/list.php?dir=-tool
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