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Old 26 April 2015, 14:06   #1
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Loading Workbench 1.3 from a Rich Tea biscuit with no read errors

So, after a lot of experimentation I have finally managed to get Workbench 1.3 to boot from a Rich Tea biscuit.... I tried using a hob nob as they tend to be stronger but the profile was not quite right to get them in a stock Chinon drive.

I have done a quick video to demonstrate Workbench loading, had to delete a few files as Rich Teas only format to 700k but it boots to the desktop fine

Avoid using Chocolate Digestives, chocolate melts once drive spins up and makes a mess of heads.

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Old 26 April 2015, 15:19   #2
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So, after a lot of experimentation I have finally managed to get Workbench 1.3 to boot from a Rich Tea biscuit.... I tried using a hob nob as they tend to be stronger but the profile was not quite right to get them in a stock Chinon drive.

I have done a quick video to demonstrate Workbench loading, had to delete a few files as Rich Teas only format to 700k but it boots to the desktop fine

Avoid using Chocolate Digestives, chocolate melts once drive spins up and makes a mess of heads.

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LMFAO, now that is funny, .
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Old 26 April 2015, 16:46   #3
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try some Fox's Butter Crinkle Crunch, i reckon they'd be good for the full 880k, possibly even more
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Old 26 April 2015, 17:59   #4
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Loading Workbench 1.3 from a Rich Tea biscuit with no read errors

I tired some oreo's but the timing and music of everything loaded from them was at the wrong speed. I think they were in ntsc format due to their country of origin.
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Old 26 April 2015, 21:22   #5
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Haha. What a great laugh. And I needed that cos I've got bloody flu!!
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Old 27 April 2015, 04:26   #6
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Reminds me of this classic, which was among my first exposure to Amigas (I think I heard about them from the comic Sabrina Online, weirdly enough) http://www.wallydug.demon.co.uk/wall...d/article.html
 
Old 27 April 2015, 05:14   #7
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You can't use Rich Tea biscuits as replacement floppy disks, they lack a write protect/enable switch. What you need is a cream cracker, easily modded for write protect/enable with a sharp blade or a small piece of hard cheese, be careful not to crack it whilst cutting the hole out.
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Old 02 May 2015, 21:58   #8
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Chocolate chip only hold 330K LOL :-)
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Funnily enough, at the top of that page it said.....

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That made me laugh more than the vid!
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Old 26 May 2015, 00:52   #10
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Not funny. period. Mister Bean headless. Culture degrades ... comedy is now an american thing i guess...
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Old 26 May 2015, 09:30   #11
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Not funny. period. Mister Bean headless. Culture degrades ... comedy is now an american thing i guess...
Awww come on. Its a bit of fun. Its not like someone is actually going to try this.
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You found it funny enough to read it and leave a comment about it though!
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Old 26 May 2015, 13:29   #13
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I tried a Jammie Dodger but my disk drive got jammed.
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Old 26 May 2015, 14:04   #14
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So the cake in Valves Portal is a secret data storage,too?
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Loading Workbench 1.3 from a Rich Tea biscuit with no read errors

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So the cake in Valves Portal is a secret data storage,too?

Don't be absurd, who would think a cake could store data..... Its not biscuity at all.
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Old 27 May 2015, 17:52   #16
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Great video. Simply hilarious.

You're success encouraged me to install GTA 5 on my A500.
But it fails to read HD-biscuits.



Now i have to clean the drive. Any sugestions? Rinsing with Darjeeling Golden Tips ?
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Old 28 May 2015, 00:07   #17
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Don't be absurd, who would think a cake could store data..... Its not biscuity at all.
My fault.... but what if it's a "Chocolate Biscuit Cake"?

And who ever did the conversion of GTA must be a god.
I hope that there will also be a WHDLoad version.
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what about a Jaffa Cake?
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Well,it has at least some kind of software on the surface, that's for sure...
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