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Old 27 September 2009, 20:55   #21
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Found 3 discs in tosecs (they're now in the bin) so this list is now what i think are needed. Anyone in UK, actively dumping, who's prepared to dump these for tosec and send me adf's back in return, and i'll send them along forthwith. 33 Discs.

The coverdisks
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CU Amiga - 113 - Clarissa 2.0
CU Amiga - 136 - XiPaint
CU Amiga - 142 - Upper Disk Tools
CU Amiga - 143 - Mikro Mortal Tennis
Amiga Format - 78a - Snap Maps
Amiga Format - 78b - Blitz Bombers
Amiga Format - 83a - Scape Maker
Amiga Format - 84a - Game Engine
Amiga Computing - October 1994 - 3D Textures
Amiga Computing - February 1995 - Anim Workshop
Amiga Computing - January 1997 - Utilities Unleashed
Amiga Computing - March 1997 - Tool-Ey Unbelievable
Amiga Action - Christmas 1995 - Disk 2 - The Winning Post
Amiga Action - May 1996 - Disk 1 - Charlie Chimp Remix
Amiga Action - May 1996 - Disk 2 - Saturday Night Snooker
Amiga Action - May 1996 - Disk 3 - Munch

The dodgy stuff
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Stag - Buk Stag 1-7 - Adult only

The demos
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Digital Force Music Selector
Lemmin's Revenge Anim by Roddy McMillan - Disk 1
Lemmin's Revenge Anim by Roddy McMillan - Disk 2
Focused on Art - Anarchy and Vision Slideshow
Devil Star - Virtual Dreams - AGA - Polka Brothers Demo

The games
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Imbrium
Pacman Worlds
Pinball Dreams - Unreleased Table
Gravity Power + Level Editor
Bratwurst AGA
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Old 27 September 2009, 21:18   #22
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And now the prowler countdown starts
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Old 30 September 2009, 19:09   #23
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not a snifter from anyone
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Old 30 September 2009, 21:07   #24
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Hi hitm4n,

I can image those disks for you.

I would prefer it if you send them down to me, as I'm very busy right now and will not be in the Lincoln area anytime soon.

PM me and we'll sort something out.
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Old 30 September 2009, 23:14   #25
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Ahhh, so the prowler comment meant someone actually called prowler. lol.
Do you have a reputation here prowler ?

I am prepared to send the discs, i don't need them returning so long as they will be dumped right away and the adf's made available to me. My main concern is that they end up in the Tosecs and not just handed round in this forum (although that can happen too of course).
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Old 30 September 2009, 23:25   #26
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Ahhh, so the prowler comment meant someone actually called prowler. lol.
Do you have a reputation here prowler ?
Well, I have been known to provide a disk imaging service service in the past.

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I am prepared to send the discs, i don't need them returning so long as they will be dumped right away and the adf's made available to me. My main concern is that they end up in the Tosecs and not just handed round in this forum (although that can happen too of course).
I can dump them as soon as I receive them and email you the images straightaway. You are quite welcome to have them back if you wish. I shall leave it to you to share the images as you see fit.

Incidentally, the Registered version of Disk2FDI can create ADF images from Amiga floppies with just one floppy disk drive, but you also require a two-wire connection between the parallel port and floppy drive cable.

I will PM you my address details if you wish to go ahead. I will require only your email address.
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Old 01 October 2009, 00:06   #27
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I wish I'd seen this thread sooner. I could have lent you the PCMIA and card or even done them for you - I'm only 30 miles down the road.

Dave out and leaves it to prowler

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Old 02 October 2009, 10:44   #28
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I've packaged them up and will be posting them in approx 20 minutes from now to Prowler. You snooze you lose davideo

Prowler, my concern with these discs is simply that they are not lost. I can't find them in any Tosec so i'd just like to see them archived for people. Once we have ADF's of these they can go in the bin. Feel free to keep them, send them to a collector, whatever you decide is fine. I'm also fine with all the adf's going into the zone (if they are allowed etc), you can do this or i can, again i don't mind.
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Prowler, my concern with these discs is simply that they are not lost. I can't find them in any Tosec so i'd just like to see them archived for people.
I share your concern, as will many other EAB members. I shall do my very best to get an authentic image from all the disks, even those you suspect have bad sectors.

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Once we have ADF's of these they can go in the bin. Feel free to keep them, send them to a collector, whatever you decide is fine.
I never bin original disks.

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I'm also fine with all the adf's going into the zone (if they are allowed etc), you can do this or i can, again i don't mind.
In that case, I won't need you email address. I'll upload them to the Zone instead.
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Sounds like a plan, zone is fine. I can confirm i did post them today, 2nd class only though. I guess tuesday/wednesday for delivery.
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Thanks. I'll let you know when I receive them.

It may not matter that they were sent Second Class. Sometimes it seems that it's too much trouble to separate these from First Class Items, so they could well be here on Monday.

If they arrive in the early part of next week, I can start the work straightaway. I have commitments in the latter part of the week, so if any of the disks have problems, they may have to wait until the weekend. But it sounds like they'll be here before that.

I'll start uploading images one by one as they become ready.
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Old 07 October 2009, 00:29   #32
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I've uploaded an initial set of disk images to the Zone.

Each is assigned a name based on the disk's volume name, with the exception of the STAG set, The Winning Post and the Digital Force Music Selector, which are non-DOS disks.

The Pinball Dreams - Unreleased Table disk was missing. The disks marked '*' have read errors and will require a bit more work to get valid disk images. However, 29 of the 32 disks have imaged successfully at the first attempt!

The coverdisks
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CU Amiga - 113 - Clarissa 2.0 (CU_113.adf)
CU Amiga - 136 - XiPaint (CU_136.adf)
CU Amiga - 142 - Upper Disk Tools (UDT_1.01.adf)
CU Amiga - 143 - Mikro Mortal Tennis (MMTDemo.adf)
Amiga Format - 78a - Snap Maps (AF78a.adf)
Amiga Format - 78b - Blitz Bombers (AF78b.adf)
Amiga Format - 83a - Scape Maker (AF83a.adf)
Amiga Format - 84a - Game Engine (AF84a.adf)
Amiga Computing - October 1994 - 3D Textures (3DTextures.adf)
Amiga Computing - February 1995 - Anim Workshop (AWorks.adf)
Amiga Computing - January 1997 - Utilities Unleashed *
Amiga Computing - March 1997 - Tool-Ey Unbelievable *
Amiga Action - Christmas 1995 - Disk 2 - The Winning Post (The Winning Post.adf)
Amiga Action - May 1996 - Disk 1 - Charlie Chimp Remix (Charlie Chimp.adf)
Amiga Action - May 1996 - Disk 2 - Saturday Night Snooker (SNSnooker.adf)
Amiga Action - May 1996 - Disk 3 - Munch (Munch.adf)

The dodgy stuff
************
Stag - Buk Stag 1-7 - Adult only (STAG_1.adf-STAG_7.adf)

The demos
********
Digital Force Music Selector (D.F.M.S.adf)
Lemmin's Revenge Anim by Roddy McMillan - Disk 1 (R.P.M.MOVIES1.adf)
Lemmin's Revenge Anim by Roddy McMillan - Disk 2 *
Focused on Art - Anarchy and Vision Slideshow (DIGITAL - REALITY PACK21.adf)
Devil Star - Virtual Dreams - AGA - Polka Brothers Demo (Polka Brothers..adf) [sic]

The games
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Imbrium (Imbrium.adf)
Pacman Worlds (PucmanWorlds.adf) [sic]
Pinball Dreams - Unreleased Table Disk Missing
Gravity Power + Level Editor (SQUINT-5.adf)
Bratwurst AGA (BRAT+WWN.adf)
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Old 07 October 2009, 12:25   #33
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Excellent work Prowler.

I didn't send the pinball dreams disc as i found it somewhere beforehand. Either in a tosec, the zone or the ftp. You may as well cross it off the list.

You may have noticed that i marked a couple of the Stag discs as having a bad sector. This caused corruption during playback of some animations although the discs would work fully. If you got no errors from the dumping process then maybe we've ended up with a fully working and complete stag set...

Many thanks.
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Old 07 October 2009, 21:51   #34
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Following another session, I now have another valid disk image to add to the set.

I have updated the Coverdisks 2.zip file in the Zone to include the Amiga Computing (March 1997) coverdisk image featuring Tool-Ey Unbelievable.

30 of the 32 disks have now been imaged successfully.

The updated status of all disk images in the collection is as follows:

The coverdisks
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CU Amiga - 113 - Clarissa 2.0 (CU_113.adf)
CU Amiga - 136 - XiPaint (CU_136.adf)
CU Amiga - 142 - Upper Disk Tools (UDT_1.01.adf)
CU Amiga - 143 - Mikro Mortal Tennis (MMTDemo.adf)
Amiga Format - 78a - Snap Maps (AF78a.adf)
Amiga Format - 78b - Blitz Bombers (AF78b.adf)
Amiga Format - 83a - Scape Maker (AF83a.adf)
Amiga Format - 84a - Game Engine (AF84a.adf)
Amiga Computing - October 1994 - 3D Textures (3DTextures.adf)
Amiga Computing - February 1995 - Anim Workshop (AWorks.adf)
Amiga Computing - January 1997 - Utilities Unleashed *
Amiga Computing - March 1997 - Tool-Ey Unbelievable (AC-110b.adf)
Amiga Action - Christmas 1995 - Disk 2 - The Winning Post (The Winning Post.adf)
Amiga Action - May 1996 - Disk 1 - Charlie Chimp Remix (Charlie Chimp.adf)
Amiga Action - May 1996 - Disk 2 - Saturday Night Snooker (SNSnooker.adf)
Amiga Action - May 1996 - Disk 3 - Munch (Munch.adf)

The dodgy stuff
************
Stag - Buk Stag 1-7 - Adult only (STAG_1.adf-STAG_7.adf)

The demos
********
Digital Force Music Selector (D.F.M.S.adf)
Lemmin's Revenge Anim by Roddy McMillan - Disk 1 (R.P.M.MOVIES1.adf)
Lemmin's Revenge Anim by Roddy McMillan - Disk 2 *
Focused on Art - Anarchy and Vision Slideshow (DIGITAL - REALITY PACK21.adf)
Devil Star - Virtual Dreams - AGA - Polka Brothers Demo (Polka Brothers..adf) [sic]

The games
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Imbrium (Imbrium.adf)
Pacman Worlds (PucmanWorlds.adf) [sic]
Gravity Power + Level Editor (SQUINT-5.adf)
Bratwurst AGA (BRAT+WWN.adf)

The two disks marked '*' still have read errors. However, in this session I was able to salvage additional data from each of them.
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Old 07 October 2009, 23:02   #35
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keep chipping away and you'll have a Venus de Milo soon
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Old 07 October 2009, 23:17   #36
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There's still plenty of scope for that. All I have tried so far is Amiga Explorer and three external drives connected to an A1200.
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Old 08 October 2009, 23:14   #37
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Following a TSGui session on an A1200 using the internal floppy drive, I now have another valid disk image to add to the set.

I have again updated the Coverdisks 2.zip file in the Zone to include the Amiga Computing (January 1997) coverdisk image featuring Utilities Unleashed. This disk was particularly difficult as it is almost 100% filled with compressed data.

31 of the 32 disks have now been imaged successfully.

The updated status of all disk images in the collection is as follows:

The coverdisks
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CU Amiga - 113 - Clarissa 2.0 (CU_113.adf)
CU Amiga - 136 - XiPaint (CU_136.adf)
CU Amiga - 142 - Upper Disk Tools (UDT_1.01.adf)
CU Amiga - 143 - Mikro Mortal Tennis (MMTDemo.adf)
Amiga Format - 78a - Snap Maps (AF78a.adf)
Amiga Format - 78b - Blitz Bombers (AF78b.adf)
Amiga Format - 83a - Scape Maker (AF83a.adf)
Amiga Format - 84a - Game Engine (AF84a.adf)
Amiga Computing - October 1994 - 3D Textures (3DTextures.adf)
Amiga Computing - February 1995 - Anim Workshop (AWorks.adf)
Amiga Computing - January 1997 - Utilities Unleashed (AC-108c.adf
Amiga Computing - March 1997 - Tool-Ey Unbelievable (AC-110b.adf)
Amiga Action - Christmas 1995 - Disk 2 - The Winning Post (The Winning Post.adf)
Amiga Action - May 1996 - Disk 1 - Charlie Chimp Remix (Charlie Chimp.adf)
Amiga Action - May 1996 - Disk 2 - Saturday Night Snooker (SNSnooker.adf)
Amiga Action - May 1996 - Disk 3 - Munch (Munch.adf)

The dodgy stuff
************
Stag - Buk Stag 1-7 - Adult only (STAG_1.adf-STAG_7.adf)

The demos
********
Digital Force Music Selector (D.F.M.S.adf)
Lemmin's Revenge Anim by Roddy McMillan - Disk 1 (R.P.M.MOVIES1.adf)
Lemmin's Revenge Anim by Roddy McMillan - Disk 2 *
Focused on Art - Anarchy and Vision Slideshow (DIGITAL - REALITY PACK21.adf)
Devil Star - Virtual Dreams - AGA - Polka Brothers Demo (Polka Brothers..adf) [sic]

The games
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Imbrium (Imbrium.adf)
Pacman Worlds (PucmanWorlds.adf) [sic]
Gravity Power + Level Editor (SQUINT-5.adf)
Bratwurst AGA (BRAT+WWN.adf)

The disk marked '*' still has a few bad sector checksums and at least one missing sector header. However, there is still hope, as this disk is only about half filled with data.
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Old 09 October 2009, 21:39   #38
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Great work.

Are you getting many probs with that 2nd lemmings disc ? Its probably well past its sell by date...
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It's funny you should say that. I was going to ask you if you have another copy of it.

There seems to be an unrecoverable error in disk block 1036, which affects one of the sound files.

I've salvaged everything else except that block. I'm not sure yet if I can take this any further. It will depend on how much of the data in that block was salvaged...

I've not had time to check yet.
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So are you saying you can salvage the entire disc, or at least all the files from the disc minus 1 sound file ? If so, can you see the size of the sound file and replace it with something of a similar size, just so the anim works. I wonder if the corrupt file is included within disc 1 too, as its a 2 part animation, maybe some sounds are re-used. Just ideas, i really don't know how you are ripping, wether the resultant rip is usable at all with a corrupt sector or not...

I'm really grateful for your efforts, i can live without 1 animation, as i recall it wasn't much good anyway 31 out of 32 is way better than i expected to be honest, with the discs being so old.
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