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Old 18 October 2008, 13:23   #1
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Couple of Disks and Covers

Just found some old cover disks, most of the stuff is already on the site, but got a couple of things that are not there.

I've got both cover disks from

http://amr.abime.net/issue_1151

I've used EasyADF and scanned the disks.

Also got both cover disks from

http://amr.abime.net/issue_884

Can't seem to use EasyADF, but scanned the disks as you don't appear to have a disk image of Superdisk No.68

I'll upload above into the zone
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I remember AUI started using Diskspare to pack more data onto the 2nd disk. It could be why this doesn't ADF nicely.

Is there a method that these coverdisks could be archived for AMR? Would a WWarp image or similar be appropriate ?
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Old 18 October 2008, 14:01   #3
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SPS dumping tool would be the best I think, eventually we hope to release the coverdisks as SPS images. WWarp as a backup is fine...
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Thanks for the uploads Phantomz - will add them to AMR tonight if I have time.
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I remember AUI started using Diskspare to pack more data onto the 2nd disk. It could be why this doesn't ADF nicely.

Is there a method that these coverdisks could be archived for AMR? Would a WWarp image or similar be appropriate ?
I don't understand what your saying at all, please explain in detail.

I know the only way to use diskspare with even number superdisks was with using blockspertrack=12.

But they are on amiga DD disks and not in any archive on each disk. So the disk must be using blockspertrack=11. There by diskspre would have been no use at all for making these disks. As the user would not be able to read such diskspre disks. It is the problem i have now, maybe this info you say here was incorrectly written in the magazine and we both read it. Only i packed even number superdisks of 50 and above with diskspre. And now have the bigger problem of getting them back onto 880k DD amiga disks. Or blockpertrack-11 adf image.
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On this note quite a while ago. I actually unpacked all the superdisks I own into ADFs. I was hoping to contribute those. I am still renaming them, lol. Either that or I just contribute them not renamed.

These are:

1995 issues: February, May, September, October, December
1996 issues: January, February, March, April, May, July, September, December
1997 issues: March

Since the original filenames of each dumped disk that was unpacked from a superdisk is: AUIMMMYYd.adz
M(Month), Y(Year), d(disk number, in alphabetical order, not numeric e.g. 'a' i.e. '1').

The time I get onto renaming all of them. By now I could have already uploaded them with their original filenames, they could have been renamed by: CodeTapper or Galaxy, or some other AMR Team Member.

Having an SPS image of a Superdisk is good to have as an archive of the original disk. Although, you still need to unpack the contents onto blank disks or ADFs anyway. So, I guess the time I took to extract and dump the contents of the superdisks was not wasted.

Some of these superdisk issues unpack to around 7-8 disks.

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