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Old 28 June 2018, 16:00   #61
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I might just point out that the WOS IDSA furore was a complete mistake, as the IDSA's automatic filename trawler flagged up files that contained the names of popular films/games from current (for the time) generations of hardware and WOS did indeed have permission to distribute those games.
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Old 28 June 2018, 18:18   #62
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About Mikerochip, i'm unfortunately unable to help on that matter. I don't know who has them.
I know who has them, he just won't return them!!

After 14 years, my hopes are not high that I'll see them again.

Thanks anyway
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Old 28 June 2018, 21:08   #63
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I know who has them, he just won't return them!!
Who exactly?

If you are not comfortable posting the member / name in public then at least let Denis know so that he can try to contact this person and get them back for you
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Old 29 June 2018, 16:59   #64
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The biggest question for me is where and how those files are stored. Not much of a preservation effort if they're stored on some guy HDD in his basement. Before I make the effort of contributing something to such a project I'd like to make sure my work would be stored safely for others to enjoy, not just a selected few.
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Old 29 June 2018, 17:15   #65
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It's been years since SPS members are inactive, for me EAB's members can now exchange IPF files if they want, I removed the FAQ entries about those old rules.
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Old 29 June 2018, 17:17   #66
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Awesome news RCK, thank you
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Old 29 June 2018, 17:22   #67
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No-Intro set incoming on ftp.

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Old 29 June 2018, 17:29   #68
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The biggest question for me is where and how those files are stored. Not much of a preservation effort if they're stored on some guy HDD in his basement. Before I make the effort of contributing something to such a project I'd like to make sure my work would be stored safely for others to enjoy, not just a selected few.
Everything as you know it is of course stored on a server/clouds etc.

Nothing is stored on a hard drive, prone to crash.
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Old 29 June 2018, 17:36   #69
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It's all locked up in Enterprise Storage as Denis says, remember they also deal with Universities, Libraries and other organisations so if they do store any of their dumps it's not really professional to keep them on a local HDD is it
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Old 29 June 2018, 18:01   #70
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Before I make the effort of contributing something to such a project I'd like to make sure my work would be stored safely for others to enjoy, not just a selected few.
The sharing with others won't happen from the SPS team; unless others requesting files you've submitted can actually prove that they have the originals...

Once however, if you do actually get .IPFs back from them, then you can do whatever you want i.e. share with the community if you so wish
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Once however, if you do actually get .IPFs back from them, then you can do whatever you want i.e. share with the community if you so wish
Hint! Hint!
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Old 29 June 2018, 18:22   #72
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@Turran: can you please update the text on the EAB File Server and remove the part in red below?

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DO NOT upload "IPF Images", "Workbench Disks", "Kickstart ROMs/Disks" & software or music files still supported/for sale.
DO NOT upload NEVER EVER APC & TCP Software.
I've updated the 1st post in the EAB File Server thread
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Old 29 June 2018, 18:28   #73
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Denis has nearly 200 of my Spectrum +3 dumps so can I have them in IPF format please
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Old 29 June 2018, 18:59   #74
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I'm glad rules are changed

Thanks Retroplay for the upload
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Old 29 June 2018, 22:12   #75
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Wow! This is excellent news.
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Old 29 June 2018, 23:36   #76
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Denis has nearly 200 of my Spectrum +3 dumps so can I have them in IPF format please
I only have Renegade on all those IPF.

The good news : I spent 7 hours to check and process 20 spectrum titles.

here are the results :

4 top games : Speedlock AAAA 1986 with disk write enable check (Destructive!)

Action Pack : Speedlock AAAA 1986 with disk write enable check (Destructive!)

Back To the future III : Speedlock 8k track w/no checksum

Barbarian II: Speedlock 8k tracks w/no checksum

Batman The Caped Crusader : Speedlock weak sector

Charbusters : Speedlock AAAA 1986 with disk write enable check (Destructive!)

Dragon Ninja: Speedlock weak sector

Game Set And Match : Speedlock AAAA 1986 with disk write enable check (Destructive!)

Renegade: Speedlock AAAA 1986 with disk write enable check (Destructive!)

The Bard Tale's Tale of the Unknown: Speedlock weak sector

After the war: Seen as not duplicated (because not duplicated on a trace mountain machine)

APB All Points Bulletin: Discsys disk protection, made by Kevin Parker, aka the Master Hacker. This Protection is seen as not duplicated on most titles. The only one i know of seen as duplicated is Bad land from Domark.

bubble bobble and sentinel are seen as modified or not duplicated

football Manager II is modified

Fiendish freddy, the disk is dirty so no IPF, but good enough to make eDSK.

Game Set and Match: Speedlock AAAA 1986 with disk write enable check (Destructive!)

Gary Lineker : copied by a spectrum or an amstrad. The game uses the gremlin disk format, which is duplicated, so no go.

Live Ammo: track 24.0 is faulty so biscuits. Speedlock AAAA 1986 with disk write enable check (Destructive!)

Tomahawk: protected, but is seen as not duplicated.
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Old 30 June 2018, 01:10   #77
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Wow! Might have to redump a few like Fiendish Freddy!

There is another copy of Live Ammo in those dumps that has a good Track 24.0! Obviously I can't guarantee every dump is genuine when you're buying stuff off ebay, even I wrote over some of my Amiga originals with cracks but thankfully only a handful!!

At least I know which ones are genuinely modified. As for the Bubble Bobble and Sentinel, they seem to use the same format and were bought from 2 different people, tracks 6-29 are unformatted on both dumps! Disk Image Manager has APB identified as Players protection with supersized track 39, is this another name for Discsys?
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Wow! Might have to redump a few like Fiendish Freddy!

There is another copy of Live Ammo in those dumps that has a good Track 24.0! Obviously I can't guarantee every dump is genuine when you're buying stuff off ebay, even I wrote over some of my Amiga originals with cracks but thankfully only a handful!!

At least I know which ones are genuinely modified. As for the Bubble Bobble and Sentinel, they seem to use the same format and were bought from 2 different people, tracks 6-29 are unformatted on both dumps! Disk Image Manager has APB identified as Players protection with supersized track 39, is this another name for Discsys?
Players protection is a rubbish name. The real name of the protection is Discsys.

this protection was used on Spectrum disk, but also on Amstrad CPC. This protection also exists in tape format, it's called Cassys (by opposition to Discsys).

It's made of 16 sectors, not fully filled, and with specific to counter strike the hacking cartridges.

The naming in the SPS tool is Sector16, but the real name is Discsys. This protection has been made by Kevin Parker, an ex-hacker at the time, named 'TMH' or The Master Hacker. He used the protection 1st time on the game Into The Eagle Nest, that he has also coded on Speccy and Amstrad.
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so refreshing how a long-standing, obsolete and oppressive rule got removed in a week's time by simple logic !
Good work guys!
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Players protection is a rubbish name. The real name of the protection is Discsys.

this protection was used on Spectrum disk, but also on Amstrad CPC. This protection also exists in tape format, it's called Cassys (by opposition to Discsys).

It's made of 16 sectors, not fully filled, and with specific to counter strike the hacking cartridges.

The naming in the SPS tool is Sector16, but the real name is Discsys. This protection has been made by Kevin Parker, an ex-hacker at the time, named 'TMH' or The Master Hacker. He used the protection 1st time on the game Into The Eagle Nest, that he has also coded on Speccy and Amstrad.

So Players = Discsys, I have a few with that protection, can't list them now as I'm just off to the Doncaster Dome for the Video Game Market and it's getting warmer and warmer!!
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