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Old 07 March 2002, 00:22   #1
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For those that helped/followed my earlier thread ADF Hell I have persevered with this problem and found that small files can be transferred with little (or very few) problems. Large files such as .adf or .dms are corrupted in the transfer and will not make a valid disk. I have made the packet transfer size 512 and this helps a bit, but those large files are still corrupted - the file type seems to make no difference, lha and lzx are broken as well.

My solution is to use chunker and split the files into 2k chunks and transfer those from the PC, and then to dechunk the files back into their original size on the Amiga. I then use Packmaster (or WBDms) to create the disk in df0. So far this has worked and I have been able to play ChaosEngine on the A1200.

OK this works, but it is pretty tedious, so my questions are these - Why are the large files corrupted? And why dosen't PC2Amiga know they are broken? (what is wrong with its' error checking?)

Is there a better Parallel transfer prog I can use?
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Old 07 March 2002, 00:26   #2
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I personally use Amiga Explorer from Cloanto. I found that if I use a baud rate higher then 38400 then I can get corrupted files, so I set it from 56k down to this rate and everything seems to work fine. This includes adf's and dms files
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Old 08 March 2002, 15:01   #3
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Happy Amiga Explorer - YES!!!

@ Jmmijo
Well I took your advice and bought it. £15 well spent - it works, in fact it's bl***y brilliant! :laugh
I have just transferred Rick Dangerous2 - a disk I could not get to work before and I am now playing it. Thanks; I am a happy man now.

To anyone else who may have transfer problems I strongly recommend Amiga Explorer!

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Old 08 March 2002, 20:21   #4
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Seems that Cloanto did their homework and came out with a really nice solution for xfer'ing files between your Amiga and PC. It also supports TCP/IP if you ever connect up a NIC to your Amiga as well. I'm thinking strongly at getting one of these for my 4000 just to xfer files faster
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Old 08 March 2002, 20:24   #5
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If you allready got a NIC installed on your Amiga, don´t spent ANY money on the AExplorer !!! Just get Samba and install it on your Miggy, the you´re able to share all HDs and DIRs on your Miggy with your PC via Network, you can even burn a backup of your Amiga HD through the Network on your PC
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So there's a SAMBA port for the Amiga huh ? Well you learn something new everyday, I just never looked for it. I suppose it's on Aminet too
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Yup http://ftp.uni-paderborn.de/aminetbin/find?samba

Be sure to get Tango too (GUI for the Samba Prog )
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Old 08 March 2002, 21:07   #8
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