General Category => Technical Support - Software related => Topic started by: simondo on 17:38, 28 June 21
50% of my original 3" games disks do not work, either corrupted or read fail. I want to transfer these games from 3.5" disk (CPCDiskXP) to good 3" disks.
I have DD-1 and FD-1 with 3.5" drive connected, 3.5" has ABBA switch. FD-1 head clean, FD-1 belt ok, RPM ok and known good 3" disks used.
I have not been able to get Discology or Nirvana to copy because they do not pick up that I have 2 drives A and B. Switching drives with ABBA switch manually between read and write does not work. This has been covered here https://www.cpcwiki.eu/forum/games/how-to-transfer-orion-prime-to-a-real-3-5'-disc/msg125336/#msg125336 (https://www.cpcwiki.eu/forum/games/how-to-transfer-orion-prime-to-a-real-3-5'-disc/msg125336/#msg125336) and here https://www.cpcwiki.eu/forum/general-discussion/3-5'-to-3'-disc-copy/msg60350/#msg60350 (https://www.cpcwiki.eu/forum/general-discussion/3-5'-to-3'-disc-copy/msg60350/#msg60350). I don't think any solution was ever reached.
Short of Connecting 3" drive to floppy port in my PC that I use for CPCDiskXP, is there a way to copy 3.%" disks to 3" disks.
If the 3.5" versions are Amstrad data/system format Discology, Xexor or Nirvana will do the job - Nirvana on ROM automatically detects if two drives are in use.
disc+ultra is a very good copy tool
Thanks for the replies. :)
I will try Discology and Nirvana ROMs as suggested as software version of Discology does not recognise 2 drives and requires ABBA switching to read then write and because of last position just does not work. Software version of Nirvana does detect 2 drives but similar issue.
Iwill also try Disc+Ulta as suggested.
Managed to copy 3.5" to 3" with Discology 6 on ROM as kindly suggested :) [size=78%]. A[/size][/size]lthough fully copied couln't get original dump to run, probly copy protection issue.[size=78%]
Glad to hear :)