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View Poll Results: Which emulator do you prefer?
WinFellow 5 13.51%
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Both WinFellow& WinUAE 6 16.22%
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Old 09 February 2002, 23:40   #21
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No prob, I love reading technical stuff, all this talk about decoding the raw data is exactly how Bob did most of his work. He would
Sorry, but who is "Bob" ?

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Unfortunately the never got anywhere at all, only preliminary discussions, talk mostly, no designs ever got done and because we sent the specs out to an engineer to create the circuit board and parts list, I never had the schematics to it, and I can't seem to locate any notes either I have a feeling that I shredded all that stuff as I left the company in not the best of
Okay, no problem.

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cirumstances Still no luck on finding that manual speed control drive either. Damn I was sure I kep it in the basement. I've been finding everything else, some old ICD Adram boards and even one of the first wireless Amiga mice, I've got to hook it up and see if it still works:hooooo
Well, if you are doing this for you then great, but to be honest - this type of hardware is perfectly useless for what we are doing I am afraid. So is any type of Cyclone device.

Thanks anyway though!
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Old 10 February 2002, 11:42   #22
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@Faith,

The 'Bob' I'm referring to is Bob Mills, he was the chief coder for the Maverick software, both the Amiga and C64 versions. He also cracked the majority of the titles for the program.

As for me doing it for myself, well yes and no. Mostly for myself as I want to clean out my basement, I'm such a packrat and to see if there are any software gems I've not played for a while. Which of course I've been finding and doing my own archiving. Of course I'm actually doing this with all of my floppy disk based software now, including my C64/128 stuff too
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Incidently, has anybody tried the Amiga emulation in MESS recently? The last time I tried it, it was still fairly preliminary and didn't support sound IIRC.
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Which of course I've been finding and doing my own archiving. Of course I'm actually doing this with all of my floppy disk based software now, including my C64/128 stuff too
Hey cool, do you have any C64 5.25 inch disks? with original games on?
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Incidently, has anybody tried the Amiga emulation in MESS recently? The last time I tried it, it was still fairly preliminary and didn't support sound IIRC.
AFAIK Amiga support in MESS has been removed due to it breaking with modern versions of the MAME core. I would therefore think it has not changed (compatibilty wise) since the last version it was active in.
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Hey cool, do you have any C64 5.25 inch disks? with original games on?
Why, do you need any? I have a pile of them (original disks).
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Cool, that is nice to know. As you know the CAPS tools in theory can dump these C64 GCR based disks including the ones with copy protection - I just wanted to try it so we can actually say we have actually done it and not just say we can do it *in theory*.
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So, I'd have to hook up my C-64 1541 disk drive to my Amiga, yes?
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Yes, it would have to be attached and behave like a normal Amiga disk drive. I think that this is what happens anyway so...

Mind you, this is just an experiment and if you have Amiga games, it would be better if you could dump them first as they take priority!
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Hey cool, do you have any C64 5.25 inch disks? with original games on?
Why yes I do, I'm looking at some nice originals now, remember the classic from Epyx, Legend of Blacksilver? I think it was sort of a sequel to Legacy of the Ancients I believe
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Yes, it would have to be attached and behave like a normal Amiga disk drive. I think that this is what happens anyway so...

Mind you, this is just an experiment and if you have Amiga games, it would be better if you could dump them first as they take priority!
Can the Amiga 1020 5.25" floppy drive be used? I thought it was capable of reading C64/128 disks with special software or a file system handler
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I have no idea!

I expect so though, as long as it becomes a drive unit(df1:, df2:, etc) them it could be able to be used with the CAPS software.

Please try it and see! It would be very cool if it is... I can send you the software and we can see if the original C64 games can be preserved too... (at last)
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Please try it and see! It would be very cool if it is... I can send you the software and we can see if the original C64 games can be preserved too... (at last)
I will go and get the drive now and try it out and let you know
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Geez, this is getting frustrating, I found a 1571 disk drive thinking it was the old 1020, but as luck would have it I also found my C64 Emulator 2 and A64 Emulator disks and interface cable. I've hooked up the drive and installed the A64 Emulator and now to get it to read the drive. Seems I have to find some more floppys, the old copy of Paperboy in the drive maybe bad

Still trying things out.
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Nice! (No rush though!)

When you connect it (I assume to the disk drive port) and boot up, does it register as df1: (or whatever) ?
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Actually the 1571 connects via a special cable/adapter to the parallel port. The problem is that I can see it via the emulator but not thru Amiga DOS I've tried some apps located on Aminet that supposedly allow you to read the drive and disks without the emulator but they just lockup my 4000

I've been contemplating getting the Zorro version of the Catweasal board. It does support reading/writing to many different disk formats including the 1541/1574/1581 and it seems the Apple II and Atari 8bit formats as well. Since I need this anyway to connect up some drives to archive this software then why not get an all-in-one solution
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I've just ordered the Catweasal Zorro card along with the Kylwalda boot floppy adapter from Software Hut. The Catweasal will allow me to read all my old C64/128 floppys as well since it support two drives, both a 3.5" and 5.25" Should be here next week sometime
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What's the cost?
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A little spendy, $119.95 for the Zorro board, but you get a combo board, the Floppy Controller and the Bhudda IDE controller in one
http://www.softhut.com/cgi-bin/test/...=7676570_28058

The Kylwalda adapter is $24.95 when you purchase the Catweasal at the same time. It allows you to use the PC drives as Amiga drives, DF0: and/or DF1:
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That would be a nice piece to own. Maybe for now I should just send you my (C64) originals and let you dump them (assuming the process works for you on your tests). Lemme know how this beastie performs for you.
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