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Old 22 December 2003, 18:39   #1
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New Disk2FDI version?


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Old 22 December 2003, 19:03   #2
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Hmm, now it's shareware. I don't have any issues with this perse' just that fact that a new version still doesn't support use under NT/2K/XP yet
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Old 22 December 2003, 20:08   #3
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I'm not 100% clear on this, but if memory serves me correctly, I believe that the variants of Windows that are based on the NT kernel to some extent put up barriers to prevent devices from being accessed at a very low level (in the name of security). If that is the case, then that is probably the reason that disk2fdi doesn't work with NT, Win2K or XP (since they're all based on the NT kernel). That might mean that there won't ever be a version of disk2fdi that works with those Windows versions unless someone figures out a way to bypass those barriers. I won't say that it won't ever happen, because we once thought it would never be possible to read an Amiga diskette with a standard PC floppy controller, and we all know that proved to be wrong.
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Old 22 December 2003, 20:37   #4
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Bypassing NT port protection isn't problem, WinUAE does the same when accessing Catweasel using driver called WinIO. (of course administrator-level privileges are required to install the driver)

I think the biggest problem is interrupts/multitasking. Disk2FDI requires very exact timing to read the disk and background interrupts most likely cause timing problems. Writing special Disk2FDI driver is probably the only working solution.
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Old 22 December 2003, 20:41   #5
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Thanks for the info, I think this makes more sense when working with NT kernal based OS'
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Too expensive.
30 euros is definitely too much dough for a little bit of retro craze. No way sir.
But, as usual - the ebay way: if no one or almost no one buys the product for the demanded price X, price gets reduced and the hope goes on that some more blokes will now buy it for 70% of the original price. Just a matter of time (heh, heh ).
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