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Old 03 May 2021, 12:58   #21
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yeah should be ok with powercopy but you need a hard drive.

you create the image on Amiga that you can then use on Uae or you create the image on uae that you can then write on Amiga.

Powercopy is on the eab file server cracked by stingray, good luck.
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Old 03 May 2021, 13:06   #22
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Thanks. I don't have a HDD for my Amiga. What does Powercopy do? Is it a PC software or an Amiga one?
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Old 03 May 2021, 13:11   #23
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it's Amiga software but can create and write images that most other software can't i.e mfm and basic protection so some games etc.

I don't think it will be easy without a hard drive you need a storage device that can hold the image.
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Old 03 May 2021, 13:19   #24
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i have an external FD drive here. Could i write the output to another disk first, then move that new image from disk over Amiga Explorer?
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Old 03 May 2021, 13:22   #25
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not easily the image is over 880kb I tried splitting it once over 2 floppys once but didn't work for me.

I don't know amiga explorer but if it mounts as an actual drive it might be possible that way.

yeah just assumed you had a HD.
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My save disk is a real disk, yes. After imaging it on to my laptop using GW, i have proven that this then even loads up in-game in emulation. But for instance, when i want to play the game and make more progress on an existing save on the Amiga, then I either have to keep a disk in the condition it's in now with the saves on it, or i have to have a way to write to a new disk with the old saves so that i can advance them on the Amiga and then back that one up again to the laptop. I possibly could of course also advance the saves within.
the emulator??? But i still want to have a real world solution which allow for the modern ethics of backing up ones data. You understand?
What do you want to do?

Image your save disk for use on emulator or something else?

Please be clear!
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he wants to image it for emulation but also be able to write the image back to real floppy.
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Old 03 May 2021, 15:43   #28
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he wants to image it for emulation but also be able to write the image back to real floppy.
Ok, then powercopy to write back the disk image, but he needs a hard drive on his amiga.

For emulation, an extended ADF. Because the others formats are read only.
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@Rissy

OK, so the original dump SCP image needs to be converted to IPF.

I was able to do that with keirf's disk-analyse tool:

disk-analyse --format=sensible Cannon_Fodder_Save.scp Cannon_Fodder_Save.ipf

The resultant image can then be used to write back to floppy disk. And to be used in emulation (but read only).

I'll PM you a link to download the converted image.
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@Rissy

OK, so the original dump SCP image needs to be converted to IPF.

I was able to do that with keirf's disk-analyse tool:

disk-analyse --format=sensible Cannon_Fodder_Save.scp Cannon_Fodder_Save.ipf

The resultant image can then be used to write back to floppy disk. And to be used in emulation (but read only).

I'll PM you a link to download the converted image.
Thanks Solarmon, much appreciated. I can confirm the .IPF image you sent me back works perfect! BUT. It took tools I don't have access to, to do it. I've not used Linux much, so i'm a complete basic novice.

(I actually just started looking at linux for the first time last week at work! - I'm having trouble mounting a btrfs NAS drive automatically within "fstab" upon boot up of an industrial controller if you know how to get around that little problem! Many people on the internet having the same problem and none of the solutions i've tried from examples on the internet will work!? - anyway i digress away from Amiga stuff)

Weird that "HxCFloppyEmulator" wont do it even though it lets you choose those options. I just does nothing when requested to do it....?!?

Unless I can be assured of not messing up my laptop by trying to get such complicated things working on Windows, then i think i'll just have to stick with the one direction (not the music band) approach. I'm wondering at this point how it will work when (if) i finally receive my Gotek drive from AmigaStore.eu (I ordered it from them on March 28th!)
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If you convert/export the Cannon Fodder save game SCP image to HFE v3 then you can use it in the Gotek.
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I don't know how i did it, but i managed to get "HxCFloppyEmulator" to convert a different save.scp version of my cannon fodder disk image to .IMG and them to .IPF.

I can't reproduce it now though. Not sure why?

I put it on my dropbox if you're interested to see. It's called "Cannon_Fodder_Saves_scp_img.ipf", but GW refuses to write this to disk, so i couldn't test it.
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HxC doesn't support exporting as IPF, even though it gives it as an option. The IPF that was somehow created is only a 17KB file anyway, so it is not a valid IPF file (or valid any file).
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I don't know how i did it, but i managed to get "HxCFloppyEmulator" to convert a different save.scp version of my cannon fodder disk image to .IMG and them to .IPF.

I can't reproduce it now though. Not sure why?

I put it on my dropbox if you're interested to see. It's called "Cannon_Fodder_Saves_scp_img.ipf", but GW refuses to write this to disk, so i couldn't test it.
This is normal. *.IMG are file for ST/PC disks. Not amiga disks. This can't work.
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I think i might try and get this Linux solution working on my laptop. But first, i'll back up all my data on to my NAS drive and take a restore point in Windows so that if i mess it up, i at least have something to attempt to go back to....when times were good!
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