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Old 05 February 2017, 21:57   #1
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New ADF Handling Tool (based on ADF-Blitzer)

Hi all,
I've just uploaded a new tool for handling ADF images, based on the source code of the excellent ADF-Blitzer. I have renamed the tool to ADFer to avoid confusion with the original ADF-Blitzer 2.20, which is still available on Aminet. ADFer updates ADF-Blitzer with a number of new features and fixes, such as:
  • Progress bar and cancel button
  • Multi-disk writing
  • Reworked GUI to fix some minor issues
  • Completely rewritten core to use only OS calls for memory and device access
  • Fast RAM is no longer required
  • Eliminated issues with ADFs stored in the Ram Disk
  • Ability to read and write RAD: disks
  • Option to verify disks after writing
  • Better font sensitivity - uses Workbench screen font
  • Low memory mode (no need to load entire ADF into memory), so works in 0.5MB

ADFer has been tested and works on any Amiga with OS2, a 68000 and 0.5MB RAM. ~300KB of free RAM are required in low memory mode.

ADFer 1.1 is currently in the upload queue on Aminet, and also available from my website. This fixes some issues I introduced with the ADF-Blitzer 3.0 release, such as problems writing some floppies and 68020 dependency.

Thank you to Andreas Etzrodt for his work on the original ADF-Blitzer and his source, and to AMIGASYSTEM and indigolemon for their betatesting and feedback.
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Old 06 February 2017, 02:46   #2
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Hi Daedalus,
great software, thanks for share
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Old 06 February 2017, 10:19   #3
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Great software !


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Old 06 February 2017, 11:50   #4
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Yep, working great for me too. Managed to get all the disks I need to poke the A2000's hd controller ready to go
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Old 06 February 2017, 21:28   #5
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Love it! Great work!
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Old 06 February 2017, 22:55   #6
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Thanks guys, means a lot to me
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Old 06 February 2017, 23:24   #7
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That's great! Thanks
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Old 07 February 2017, 03:49   #8
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Can it split ADFs into multiple files?
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Old 07 February 2017, 10:47   #9
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Nope, I'm afraid not, though that's an interesting idea for a future update...
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Old 07 February 2017, 16:16   #10
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Nice work man!
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Old 07 February 2017, 23:22   #11
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Daedalus, there is a bug and one minor mishap:
Once you've cancelled reading Disk to an adf-file, the File keeps persisting with 0Bytes and stays 'in use', so you cannot create another one with the same filename.
While trying todo so, your error msg pops up with remains of AB3-Compilerdirectives ('\\this_function...').
Nothing more to report. I'm glad you fixed the weird gadgets with fake text.
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Old 08 February 2017, 01:05   #12
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Ugh... Well spotted Cylon, I'll get right on it. Thanks!
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Old 08 February 2017, 07:49   #13
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Nontheless, Nice work Daedalus. I've seen the odd PC commercial package that had a similar bug (pressing cancel did not abort the file creation). It's not like you're the only one.
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Old 11 February 2017, 01:13   #14
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Okay, version 1.2 of ADFer is in the Aminet upload queue and available from my website as above. It fixes the issue where file locks weren't released if the ADF creation wasn't completed for any reason. In these cases it now also deleted the partial file. I've also tweaked the GUI spacing so the descenders don't touch the border with some tall fonts.

Sorry about that
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Old 11 February 2017, 01:44   #15
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No need to apologise Daedalus, great work with this and also for fixing any issues reported as soon as you possibly could... Nobody can ask for anything more
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Old 11 February 2017, 01:48   #16
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@Daedalus...

Holy Schnykies! So, you're "Rob the Nerd"!!!! Been following your site for YEEEEARS! I'm a lifer!

Love your site, love your programs & love the humor!!!
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Thanks!

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Haha, that's me indeed! Glad you like it Didn't know I had such dedicated fans
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It looks Good. I'll give it a try as soon as I go writing adf's again

I also went browsing through your website and got the message that the article of ExtractHere is not available yet when I click "read more"
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Great job!
I haven't tried it yet but it looks awesome!
Thanks!!!
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It looks Good. I'll give it a try as soon as I go writing adf's again

I also went browsing through your website and got the message that the article of ExtractHere is not available yet when I click "read more"
Thanks very much. I was rearranging some items in the database and that one slipped through the net. Fixed now
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