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Old 27 November 2022, 23:08   #1
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Dogs of War

My budget version (Pocket Power) fails to install using the latest v2.0 slave, it gets to track 60 in RAWDIC and complains about No sync signal, looking at that track in HxC it's actually unformatted, track 61 does have data!

Have uploaded a CT RAW to The Zone!

Comparing this version to SPS #3008 my dump has lots of unformatted tracks, #3008 does not have any unformatted tracks!
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Old 28 November 2022, 19:59   #2
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Thanks, i check that
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Old 28 November 2022, 21:11   #3
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ok done, check in the zone (PS : don't forget to send me the KF raw dump).
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I can take a look at that. Seems like the versions of this are wildly inconsistent about which tracks are formatted!
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Old 29 November 2022, 13:49   #5
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I can take a look at that. Seems like the versions of this are wildly inconsistent about which tracks are formatted!
They totally differs you mean
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Old 29 November 2022, 13:56   #6
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tbf it wasn't helped by the fact that the original I was sent back in the day had bad tracks on it, so it was hard to tell.
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I can take a look at that. Seems like the versions of this are wildly inconsistent about which tracks are formatted!
I guess it depends on whether they only duplicated the tracks that are used and used unformatted disks!

@Denis: What is the protection track on DOW as it appears it's the same as the protection on Golden Path that Abaddon has now supported.
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Old 29 November 2022, 14:15   #8
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I guess it depends on whether they only duplicated the tracks that are used and used unformatted disks!

@Denis: What is the protection track on DOW as it appears it's the same as the protection on Golden Path that Abaddon has now supported.
Well from what i saw yesterday, the protec longtrack is not used (or track 0.1 is badly imaged in your CTraw, but i'm not sure of that).

The game is built with steve bak's wrapper Atari ST => Amiga system, with an AmigaDOS boottrack, an amiga directory and a small program to load all the IBM/ST tracks 10x512 bytes sectors.

Those IBM/ST tracks are the protection, they are mastered long ($3565-3567).
They can possibly use hidden gap protection between sectors....
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EDIT : the exam of the KF raw dump indicates that the disk would need some cleaning.

A redump then would be welcome.
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EDIT : the exam of the KF raw dump indicates that the disk would need some cleaning.

A redump then would be welcome.
I have no idea where that one went, either in storage or up in the attic! I'll have to check
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@BarryB would you please try the attached installer here and see if it works OK for you? http://mantis.whdload.de/view.php?id=5906
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@BarryB would you please try the attached installer here and see if it works OK for you? http://mantis.whdload.de/view.php?id=5906
Will test it when I get home

*UPDATE*
Just tested v2.1 and it installs my CT RAW perfectly

Thanks for adding support so quickly

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Old 29 November 2022, 22:06   #13
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great !

Here is the Disk Format of the Budget version of Dogs of War :

Dogs of War (PocketPower budget release) Disk Format
----------------------------------------------------

Side 0 :
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------------------------------------------------------------------------
Track 00.0 => AmigaDOS Boottrack
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Track 01.0 - 29.0 => IBM/ST track 10x512bytes sectors
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Track 30.0 - 38.0 => Empty
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Track 39.0 - 41.0 => AmigaDOS Directory ST track reader/Wrapper program
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Track 42.0 - 54.0 => IBM/ST track 10x512bytes sectors
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Track 55.0 - 61.0 => EMpty
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Track 62.0 - 79.0 => IBM/ST track 10x512bytes sectors
------------------------------------------------------------------------

Side 1 :
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-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Track 00.1 => Raw MFM protection track (no sync, if missing, the player sprite get crazy)
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Track 01.1 - 38.1 => IBM/ST track 10x512bytes sectors
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Track 39.1 - 41.1 => AmigaDOS Directory ST track reader/Wrapper program
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Track 42.1 - 79.1 => Empty
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
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Old 29 November 2022, 22:37   #14
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Will test it when I get home

*UPDATE*
Just tested v2.1 and it installs my CT RAW perfectly

Thanks for adding support so quickly
Ace - thanks for checking. I'll get that over to Bert to put on the website.
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Old 30 November 2022, 18:52   #15
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