View Full Version : Reading amiga disks on a pc
14 July 2001, 10:45
take a look at this!
i think it is still useless for the most people because there pc's (including mine) have only 1 diskdrive
and to be honest i don't really see the point for reading an amiga disk
14 July 2001, 18:51
I haven't tried it out but off the top of my head I'd say it'd be useful for transferring stuff from the amiga without using cross dos or network leads etc.
As for a second drive, they only cost about £10 here, so why wouldn't you get one unless you haven't got the bay space in your pc.
14 July 2001, 18:54
Question is, why would you need 2 drives when you are to create an ADF file?
And the answer in in the docs, try reading them.
Did anyone try this yet? because the only machine I have here with two drives is my IBM5140 portable XT, and I doubt the software would work on an XT :P
I managed to get hold of a second FDD and whacked it in and it works ok. Doesn't work under Win2K DOS window, but a dos boot disk or Win98 cmd prompt soon fixes that.
I can't believe it works, thought it was a hoax, but proved me wrong ;)
25 July 2001, 12:02
anyone transferred cracked games or orignals yet with it yet?
25 July 2001, 16:11
Hmm..Just wanted to know if it worked. Did you use this program to do it then.
25 July 2001, 16:14
Yes, I tried this. It works ok. I didn't have a enough space in the tower to put a floppy drive in the bay. I had to remove HD's etc. I didn't want to do all this. So, a second floppy-drive is just lying around in the tower with a blank disk constantly inserted. This is very usefull for my brother MrDig and his coverdisks!
25 July 2001, 16:16
Haven't tried it with originals yet, doubt if this will work....
25 July 2001, 20:50
Hunter might be one of those games that is dual-formatted for Amiga and Atari. Several games are like this (Starglider II, etc.)
13 August 2001, 09:12
I have a feeling this disk might have been dual formatted too. The second one hasn't appeared anywhere, I wonder if that's why.
Is there any way to convert these to an adf?
13 August 2001, 11:02
Yeah, Toni should respond to this. Because he says Amiga disks are emulated 100%, then that should include dual format as well. Toni?
13 August 2001, 18:19
I am already working on FDI support for UAE. I hope to finish it in 1-2 weeks. I will release source patch and probably it will be included with next WinUAE (If I finish it before next official release)
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