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Old 25 May 2019, 10:12   #49
Toni Wilen
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Originally Posted by ross View Post
So with some well crafted code and an untouched real blank floppy you can theoretically replicate some impossible to copy "weak bits" protection.
I don't think it works with DMACON because I am quite sure RW head is still being driven (floppy write gate signal is active). I assume it is bit 14 that controls it + DSKLEN being in "active" state.

But I guess you could stop writing temporarily by clearing bit 14 of DSKLEN (but keeping bit 15 set), if bit 15 is kept set, new DSKLEN value gets loaded in internal disk length counter without interrupting active disk DMA. EDIT: But switching read<>write on the fly probably causes other side-effects because afaik read and write uses different Paula internal fifo logic.
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